Our Favorite Gut-Healthy Lactation Snacks

If you’re a new mom struggling with your milk supply, the solution is likely as simple as grabbing a quick, delicious snack.

Wholesome, gut-healthy ingredients you’ve probably already got in your fridge or cabinets—such as oats, spinach, flax, nuts, and brewer’s yeast—can promote lactation and increase milk production, which helps jumpstart your baby’s microbial health and overall wellness.

So whether you’re craving a refreshing icy green smoothie or the just-baked comfort of warm fragrant cookies, treating yourself to one of these lovely lactation creations nourishes both you and your little one.

Here are two of our very favorite recipes that are great for boosting your milk supply and are so delicious that you can share them with your whole family (though you might want to keep them all to yourself!).

Green Goddess Lactation Smoothie

Ingredients:
• 1 cup almond milk
• 1 cup spinach
• ¼ cup baby kale
• 1 large navel orange
• ¼ cup cooked oatmeal
• ½ teaspoon brewer’s yeast
• 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 small piece fresh ginger (peeled)
• 1 scoop organic prebiotic powder 
• Water to thin, if necessary

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth, pour into a tall glass, and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cashew Pecan Lactation Cookies

Ingredients:
• 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
• 1 ¾ cups uncooked oats
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
• ¾ cup cashew butter
• ½ cup butter, softened at room temperature
• 3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
• ⅓ cup water
• ½ cup raw cane sugar
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla
• 2 eggs
• 2 ¼ cups chocolate chips
• ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and sea salt with a fork.
3. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat together cashew butter, butter, sugars, vanilla, yeast, flax, and water until creamy.
4. Mix in the eggs.
5. Gently and gradually blend in the flour mixture.
6. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
7. Stir in oats.
8. Form dough into small balls and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, pressing each dough ball down lightly with a fork.
9. Bake about 12 minutes, until cookies are baked through.

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Roberta Pescow is a writer at Hyperbiotics and proud mom of two amazing and unique young men. Natural wellness is a subject she’s passionate about, so she loves sharing information that helps others discover all the ways probiotics support glowing health and well-being. To learn more about how a healthy microbiome can enrich your life, subscribe to our newsletter.

Posted in Infant & Toddler Health, Mom + Child, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding


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