Lactation Smoothie (With & Without Brewers Yeast)

If you are looking to boost your milk production while breastfeeding, you should try my lactation smoothie.

It has been tested on real nursing women and the feedback has been amazing.

But please, always consult with your doctor before trying any recipes. 

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Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie (With & Without Brewers Yeast)

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Boost your milk supply with a nourishing Lactation Smoothie! Packed with ingredients known to support breastfeeding, such as brewer’s yeast and flaxseeds.

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 teaspoon of brewer’s yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of organic spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup milk (fat % doesn’t matter)

Instructions

  • To a blender, add the spinach and yogurt first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend for 3-4 minutes, or until smooth!
  • Pour the smoothie into a cup, and enjoy immediately.

-To make the smoothie without brewer’s yeast, simply use an extra teaspoon of flaxseeds.

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 353
  • Sugar: 21.3g
  • Fat: 14.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.1g
  • Fiber: 8.4g
  • Protein: 20.1g

How Does This Smoothie Help With Lactation?

Lactation Smoothie served in a small glass cup

Please always consult with your physician or midwife before starting a diet regime!

  • Rich in Healthy Fats: The almond butter and flaxseeds in the smoothie provide healthy fats which are crucial for enhancing the quality of breast milk
  • High in Protein: Greek yogurt and almond butter contribute to the high protein content of this smoothie. Protein is essential for the postpartum recovery of the mother and aids in the production of nutritious breast milk.
  • Contains Brewer’s Yeast: Brewer’s yeast is a traditional supplement for boosting milk supply. It’s high in B-vitamins, protein, and key minerals like chromium and selenium.
  • Good Source of Calcium: Both Greek yogurt and milk provide high levels of calcium which is important for nursing mothers.
  • Rich in Omega-3s: Flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically ALA, which is beneficial for maternal health.
  • Vitamin and Mineral Support: The smoothie is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, crucial for overall health.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my baby smoothie, and my 10 kid approved smoothie recipes!

Best Time To Drink This Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie being poured into a glass cup from a blender jug

  • Morning: Having a lactation smoothie for breakfast can help ensure that you start your day with a nutritious meal packed with essential nutrients. 
  • Before Nursing: Drinking the smoothie about 30 to 60 minutes before breastfeeding can give your body a boost in hydration and nutrients, potentially enhancing milk production right before a feed.
  • Mid-Afternoon: If you find yourself feeling fatigued in the afternoon (a common experience for new mothers), a lactation smoothie can help boost your energy levels without the need for caffeine.
  • Evening: Drinking a smoothie in the evening can help ensure that you’re getting a boost of essential nutrients without a heavy meal, especially helpful if you have night-time feeding sessions and need light but nourishing food that’s easy to digest.

Storing The Smoothie

I recommend that you consume the smoothie as soon as it’s blended.

It can be refrigerated, but the texture and taste change quite significantly, especially since frozen fruit is used in the recipe.

If you do decide to store it for later, make sure you refrigerate it immediately after blending and consume it within 24 hours.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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