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Milk Supply Boosting Smoothie Recipe

The Healthy Mummy smoothie mix (which has been created to be breastfeeding friendly) already contains lactation boosting herbs such as fenugreek and ginger.

To turn your smoothie into a serious milk boosting machine try adding cashews which contain calcium and iron – particularly important to consume whilst breastfeeding.

Banana-Nutty-Smoothie

Sesame seeds are also noted as a galactogogue (lactation booster), as they are high in calcium and oestrogenic properties.

Oatmeal is a comfort food. When a woman sits down and eats a bowl of oatmeal, it may help her to relax, which in turn may cause her body to release oxytocin (a hormone involved in milk production). In addition, being relaxed may help with the milk let-down process.

Coconut oil is high in lauric acid (50% of the fat content) – which is the same type of fat in breast milk.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that lactating mothers who eat coconut oil and other coconut products, have significantly increased levels of lauric acid and capric acid in their breast milk, creating milk rich in health promoting nutrients.

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Milk Supply Boosting Smoothie Recipe
Banana-Nutty-Smoothie
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Ingredients
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smoothie
Ingredients
Banana-Nutty-Smoothie
Instructions
  1. Soak 1/2 cup raw cashews overnight or minimum 4 hours
  2. Add 2 cups of water to your blender with the drained cashews and blend until smooth.
  3. Add rest of the ingredients to blender and blend for 2 minutes.
Recipe Notes

325 calories per serve

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