This chocolate malt lactation milkshake is so good that you can have it for breakfast OR dessert! It uses three milk making ingredients, and is filling, delicious, and can help you boost your milk supply.
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Lactation consultants often recommend eating oatmeal for increasing milk supply – the problem with that is that I really don’t like oatmeal. (Even though I have found that it works!) I saw this oatmeal smoothie recipe on Pinterest, and I wondered if I could make it into a lactation milkshake.
I made two tweaks – adding a tablespoon each of brewer’s yeast and ground flax seed so that there are three breast milk boosting ingredients! (Note: Brewer’s yeast can be difficult to find in person – you may be able to find it at a local health food store, but amazon is usually the easiest option.)
Some common questions:
Do lactation smoothies work?
This is hard to answer, because everyone is different. Some moms experience an increase in milk supply with oatmeal and other galactagogues, and others don’t.
My opinion is that it’s worth a try! This milkshake is a really good breakfast, and giving it a shot won’t hurt anything. (Definitely let us know how if you think you see results!)
Where can I find malted milk powder?
You can find it in most grocery stores – I found it with the ice cream toppings, but it may also be in the baking or coffee/tea sections. If you can’t find it, you can substitute Ovaltine. You can also get it on amazon if you’re already buying brewer’s yeast.
Can you make this milkshake without brewer’s yeast?
Yes! The oatmeal and flax seed on their own will still give you galactagogue power, and it won’t affect the taste/consistency to skip it.
Chocolate Malt Lactation Milkshake
- 1/3 cup oats rolled or old-fashioned
- 1 banana frozen
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
- 3 tbsp malted milk powder
- 1 tbsp brewer's yeast
- 1 tbsp flax seed ground
- Put oats in the blender and process until finely ground.
- Add banana, milk, cocoa powder, malted milk powder, brewer's yeast, and flax seed and blend until smooth.