Avocados are the perfect creamy base for an indulgent and nutritious green lactation smoothie for breastfeeding moms. Packed full of omega 3 and omega 6 healthy fats and an excellent source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, avocados are an incredibly nutritious choice for your smoothie base.
Additionally, did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas? Potassium is a crucial mineral for nursing mothers, as it helps to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance while keeping your blood pressure stable.
Paired with our Vanilla protein powder, kiwi, coconut milk and a zip of lime, this fresh-tasting lactation protein shake will help boost your energy for the day. Pro tip: avocados can easily be frozen! Buy them in bulk on sale and freeze them to avoid them spoiling too quickly.
We could honestly write a term paper on the awesomeness of avocados, but here's a quick rundown of some of the highlights for baby - and you!
- A big plus for avocados is that because they have a high fat content, they help your body absorb more fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. They're high in folic acid and Vitamins C and E - all vital for little one's growth and health.
- Avocados are a good source of fiber - a 3.5 ounce serving avo contains about 7g of fiber. Coupled with the other ingredients, this smoothie contains about 13g of fiber! Fiber is key for gut health and can contribute to sustainable, healthy weight loss. The fiber recommendation for breastfeeding women is 29g per day.
- There's a beauty bonus when you eat avos too! Their healthy fats can help keep your skin glowing and moisturized from the inside out.
Green Lactation Smoothie with Avocado and Kiwi
Creamy and sweet with a bit of tartness, this fresh-tasting breastfeeding protein shake provides nursing and pumping moms with protein, fiber and vital vitamins and minerals. It also tastes delicious with our Strawberry protein powder! No coconut milk? No worries, almond milk works well too.
1 scoop Milk Drunk Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 ripe, large avocado
2 kiwis, peeled
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons of local honey to taste
Combine all ingredients in to blender, process until smooth. For a colder treat, add a handful of ice cubes.
Don't miss out on these tips for freezing an avocado - it will make prep super easy (and help prevent your beautiful avos from going bad!)
Nutrition facts are per serving (one serving total).
Calories 536, Protein 19.5 grams, Fiber 13 grams