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Lactation Smoothie for Breastfeeding Mamas

Oatmeal and Banana Lactation Smoothie

Hi Mamas, 

How are you and your littles doing? Let’s chat some more about breastfeeding specifically a lactation smoothie to help increase your supply. I’m seriously thinking about weening my son. He will be 6 months soon and I really want to make it to 1 year but I am exhausted and the constant battle with my supply not to mention him fighting the bottle is not making this breastfeeding experience fun. He is growing beautifully and he loves his veggies and some fruits so we will see what happens over the next few months. 

While I figure out what the best thing is for both of us, I want to share my go to lactation smoothie recipe. It’s easy to put together and I even do an overnight oats version which I will be sharing soon. Remember my list of 9 Things That Help Boost Your Milk Supply Quickly? This smoothie incorporates a few of those things including oatmeal and brewer’s yeast. You can drink this smoothie all at once or split having half with breakfast (with not as your breakfast) and the other half as an afternoon snack. 

Oatmeal & Banana Lactation Smoothie

You can find Brewer’s Yeast on Amazon or at your local health food store. 

Oatmeal and Banana Lactation Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1/4 cup oatmeal
  4. 1 tbsp peanut butter
  5. 1 tbsp flax meal
  6. 1 tbsp brewer's yeast
  7. 1 1/2 tbsp honey (or preferred sweetener to taste)
  8. Dash of cinnamon
  9. Dash of nutmeg
  10. 2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency.
  2. Garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Notes
  1. Freeze the banana, add crushed ice or refrigerate smoothie for 15 minutes if you want it colder.
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You will want to add the honey or your preferred sweetener because if I am being honest, brewer’s yeast taste horrible and I don’t care what anyone says, the taste does not hide. So add your sweetener! You can also choose to leave the brewer’s yeast out which I do sometimes because seriously, I don’t like it. Oatmeal is at the top of my boost my milk supply list so I know the smoothie works without the yeast. Give it a try with the yeast though. Your taste buds may be better than mine. Otherwise grin and bare it a few times a week and the other times skip the yeast and enjoy the smoothie.

One of my other favorite milk boosting snacks are these Blueberry Oatmeal Lactation Muffins 

Do you have supply issues? Have you tried a lactation smoothie? Share your recipe with me in the comments or your best tip for breastfeeding overall. Happy nursing! 

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Oatmeal and Banana Lactation Smoothie

 

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    Lashawn
    November 2, 2015 at 5:22 AM

    Shoot, this sounds like a smoothie I would drink. And there are no babies over here. Lol
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      M J
      November 2, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      LMBO Girl! Trust this is my last run on the baby track. And the smoothie is bomb for everyone but beware of the brewer’s yeast. LOL

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    Sheena
    November 2, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    This is perfect for fall too. I made some oatmeal with almond milk the other day and it was life. *licks lips*

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      M J
      November 3, 2015 at 4:10 PM

      LOL! Nursing Mamas unite. Oatmeal is the equivalent to a slice of cake around here. Sheesh.

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    Alisha
    November 2, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    I’m allergic to brewer’s yeast (no beer here) so that alone would make it leave it out. LOL
    And like LaShawn there are NO babies here either. When I nursed my girls I was like a damn cow and had no problems producing. Heck I ended up throwing some out when we were done which was just sad!
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      M J
      November 3, 2015 at 4:10 PM

      WHAT! No beer?!?!? I love beer. I wish I was a cow because this guy here doesn’t want any other type of milk. Not a one. Sigh.

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    Mimi
    November 2, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    I’ll take mine without the brewer’s yeast! This sound good. I’ve been struggling to make myself eat breakfast lately though I’m not nursing peanut butter and bananas always work for me.
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      M J
      November 3, 2015 at 4:09 PM

      Girl that brewer’s yeast is the devil! Ugh, I hate it but it works so I will press on.

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    kita
    November 3, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    I need a smoothie but ain’t no lactating going on over here at all. I don’t like bananas but maybe if I add some peanut butter I might have a winner
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      M J
      November 4, 2015 at 7:52 PM

      LOL. Go ahead and make you a peanut butter AND banana smoothie. They are yum. You crack me up with no lactating.

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    Denise
    April 3, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    I may have missed where you indicated, but is this prepared oatmeal or the dry rolled oats?

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      M J
      April 4, 2016 at 9:51 PM

      dry rolled oats. Let me make sure it says that. Thank you

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    Zoe
    April 12, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Probably a silly question, do you need to cook the oatmeal first or just add raw oats

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      M J
      April 12, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      You add the oatmeal raw. It’s really yummy. Let me know how you like it.

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    Marcy
    May 12, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Does it really work.. I need to make more milk my baby won’t drink pumped milk either so pumping is a waste and my milknis precious

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      M J
      May 13, 2016 at 9:09 AM

      Hi Marcy,

      It really works. I drank this smoothie 3-4x per week plus I drank Mother’s Milk Tea daily. Give them both a try and good luck.

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    Brooke
    May 22, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Hi, thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy! Where can I find brewer’s yeast?

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      M J
      May 22, 2016 at 3:06 PM

      Hi Brooke,

      Thanks for checking out the recipe. You should be able to find brewer’s yeast on Amazon, I’ve updated the post with a link to it. Also, your local health food store might carry it.

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    Caysi
    May 23, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Great recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it! I’m also wondering if you’ve tried preparing a large batch and freezing it in ready to use portions?

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      M J
      May 24, 2016 at 9:42 AM

      Hi Caysi,

      Thank you. I never froze it. Let me know if you do it and it works. I will share that tip in the post if it does. Thanks again.

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    Amie
    June 25, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    I’m in australia is oatmeal the same as porridge?

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      M J
      June 25, 2016 at 2:51 PM

      Hi Amie,

      Yes it is in a sense. We use oatmeal to make oatmeal porridge or cornmeal to make cornmeal porridge. I am Jamaican via the UK. I would say shop for oats or rolled oats. Good luck.

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    Khadijah
    October 16, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Hi , I’m just wondering does this recipe also help with weight loss ? I can’t wait to try this wonderful recipe !!

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      M J
      October 20, 2016 at 8:11 PM

      Hi Khadijah, I can’t say that it does but breastfeeding in general is known for helping with weight loss post delivery. Breastfeeding did help me to shed pounds.

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    Anna Wall
    October 24, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    CAn you substitute something else for the peanut butter? I HATE peanut butter!

    • Reply
      M J
      October 26, 2016 at 9:04 AM

      Hi Anna. Sure, you can try a sun butter like sunflower or even almond butter. Good luck.

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    Alana
    December 20, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Could i just use regular flax seeds?

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      M J
      December 21, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      Hi Alana,

      Yes you can just grind them up first. You can also buy them already ground if you don’t have some already.

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    Anna @ blenderauthority.com
    January 25, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Thanks for the recipe. I linked to it in my lactation smoothie recipe post.
    -Anna
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      M J
      January 25, 2017 at 8:32 PM

      Thanks for sharing.

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        Irma
        February 13, 2017 at 12:44 PM

        I’m new at breastfeeding and I read that brewers yeast helps. What does it do for breastfeeding mothers?

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          M J
          February 16, 2017 at 11:11 AM

          Hi Irma,

          Thanks for stopping by. Brewer’s Yeast is known for helping to increase your milk supply. It works for many mothers and it worked for me although I did not enjoy the taste of it. Good luck.

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    Ebube
    March 12, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am currently trying to improve my milk supply which is very low and I need to produce more for my twin girls. I am unable to find brewers yeast here ( I am in Nigeria). Only the one in capsules is available. Can I use them?

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      M J
      March 19, 2017 at 3:57 PM

      Yes you should be able to break them open and use them or just take them and then make the smoothie without them.

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