A lactation smoothie bowl can be a breastfeeding mom's best friend! Up your smoothie game and elevate your breastfeeding protein shake into an easy, delicious meal when you add a few extra ingredients - and simply pour them into a bowl! These instagrammable mini meals can pack a lot of milk-boosting nutrition into a single serving. This easy recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes and make a fantastic breakfast for nursing and pumping moms. Fiber recommendations for breastfeeding moms is 29g per day - get 14g from this smoothie bowl alone!
Blueberries are considered one of the best fruits to eat while breastfeeding - their natural antioxidant properties can help fight off infections, and they're rich in vitamins and minerals essential to baby's development.
To increase the richness of our smoothie bowl, we've also added almond butter (woohoo!). Our fave kind is a crunchy salted version - but any variety will do, even a sunflower seed butter if you or baby are averse to nuts. Almonds can increase the richness of your breastmilk, and contain tryptophan - which research shows may help regulate little one's sleep. Not a bad benefit for your smoothie bowl!
Lactation Smoothie Bowl with Blueberries and Banana
Frozen blueberries work great in this recipe for a cooler treat. Still eating dairy? No worries, a regular yogurt works great in this recipe too, especially a full-fat greek yogurt!
1 scoop Strawberry Milk Drunk Protein Powder
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon salted almond butter
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup coconut yogurt
1 heaping tablespoon chia seeds
Combine all ingredients except chia seeds and 1/2 cup total of the blueberries and sliced banana in blender. Process until smooth. Pour into small bowl and top with chia seeds and reserved fruit.
Dress up your smoothie bowl with additional toppings. Our favorites for this recipe are unsweetened coconut, paleo granola, sliced strawberries and maybe even a bit of coconut whipped cream!
Nutrition facts are per serving (one serving total).
Calories 530, Protein 22.5 grams, Fiber 14 grams