The Best Smoothies for Nursing Moms + 10 Smoothie Recipes

Breastfeeding can be physically challenging and energy draining. After all, the average breastfeeding mom burns 400-600 calories a day on that act alone. In addition to the energy expenditure brought on by breastfeeding, a low breast milk supply can be absolutely demoralizing.

Fortunately, breastfeeding smoothies are a quick, natural (for the most part), and yummy way to get your calories in, while also increasing your milk production for your baby.

Smoothies aren't the ultimate solution; however, they can be a component that you can start implementing immediately.

The 10 Best Smoothies for Nursing Moms

What are some yummy lactation smoothies you can try to boost your milk supply? Here are our top 10 smoothie recipes:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Lactation Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ a frozen banana
  • One cup of low-fat milk (or plant-based milk)
  • One cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup of rolled oats
  • Two tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
  • Two teaspoons of ground flaxseeds

Banana Oatmeal Lactation Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • One frozen banana
  • One tablespoon of almond butter
  • ¾ cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1.5 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • One tablespoon of brewer’s yeast
  • ½ cup of ice
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of rolled oats

Very Berry Lactation Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • One cup of milk of choice
  • 2/3 cup of frozen/fresh berries
  • 1/3 cup of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of yogurt
  • One tablespoon of honey/agave
  • One tablespoon of wheat germ/ground flaxseed
  • One teaspoon of brewer’s yeast

Blueberry Pancake Lactation Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup of frozen blueberries
  • One cup of low-fat milk (or plant-based milk)
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt
  • Two tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate, and Banana Lactation Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Two chopped frozen bananas
  • Three cups of almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips
  • One tablespoon of unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup of flaxseed meal
  • One tablespoon of raw cacao nibs
  • Two tablespoons of organic peanut butter

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Strawberry Ginger Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • One ripe banana
  • Milk of choice (optional)
  • Seven large strawberries
  • ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ a piece of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of rolled oats

Carrot Cake Vegan Lactation Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of rolled oats
  • One tablespoon of ground flaxseeds
  • One tablespoon of brewer’s yeast
  • Two tablespoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 ½ cups of cooked carrots
  • One cup of diced pineapple
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • Maple syrup – optional

Avocado Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ an avocado
  • One cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup of rolled oats
  • One cup of baby spinach
  • One peeled clementine
  • One tablespoon of maple syrup

Ginger, Turmeric, and Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of frozen mango
  • One teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • One teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapple
  • One cup of milk of choice
  • ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • One tablespoon of ground flaxseeds/ chia seeds

Cinnamon-apple Smoothie with Oats

Ingredients:

  • One apple (with skin)
  • One ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup of oatmeal
  • One cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • One pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of ice
  • ¼ cup of walnuts
  • 1/3 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A sprinkle of salt

Directions

The first thing to do for all these recipes is to add the milk to the blender. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until smooth. If necessary, stop and scrape the sides of the blender. This should take approximately 30 seconds.

Conclusion

The fruits and other foods in these smoothies help increase milk supply, as they provide protein and essential fatty acids. Smoothies are fantastic because they allow you to swiftly blend several of these milk-boosting ingredients. It's also a simple and quick approach to obtaining various essential nutrients into your system.