Pumpkin pie isn't just for fall! This fruit is a clean, nutrient-rich ingredient for breastfeeding moms to keep on hand, so load up on cans during the fall and keep them for year-round smoothies! Our Pumpkin Pie Lactation protein shake provides you with almost 20g of vegan protein, fiber, iron and other nutrients - plus a host of milk-boosting whole-food galactagogues.
Pumpkin is rich in
- Beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A that is especially important for vegan moms to get in their diet.
- Vitamin C, which helps promote healing and lower inflammation - and breastfeeding moms need 45mg more per day than non-lactating women.
- Fiber - not only will it keep you full for your busy day, but will help your digestion - especially moms who are taking iron supplements, which can cause constipation.
Our pumpkin pie-inspired lactation recipe uses our Salted Caramel protein powder, but it's delicious with Vanilla and Mocha too! Try this autumn-fueled smoothie any time of year, but especially when you're craving those crisp fall days and nights!
Pumpkin Pie Lactation Protein Shake
We all get excited for fall - and the promise of a little pumpkin spice goodness is such a lovely autumn perk! But since our recipe uses nutrient-rich canned pumpkin, you can enjoy this recipe year-round. And on those warmer fall days, blend this up with ice cubes for a protein pumpkin frappe!
1 scoop Milk Drunk Salted Caramel Protein Powder
2 cups unsweetened vanilla amond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Combine all ingredients in to blender, process until smooth. For a colder treat, add a handful of ice cubes.
Pumpkin is a great way for vegan moms to get Vitamin A into their diets, and it's packed with fiber, too!
Nutrition facts are per serving (one serving total).
Calories 435, Protein 21.5 grams, Fiber 10 grams