Do you want a fun drink to enjoy over the holidays that can boost your breastmilk supply? This holiday eggnog lactation smoothie is delicious and has several galactagogues that can help you make more milk!
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During the Christmas holiday season I always start to crave eggnog! I know, I know – it’s not for everyone. Some people love it and others hate it.
This smoothie is the perfect option for those of you that LOVE IT, and are also looking to get a breast milk supply boost while avoiding the risk of salmonella poisoning.
According to Dr. Jack Newman, a leader in the breastfeeding medical community, salmonella is rarely passed into the bloodstream and breastmilk. Despite this, it is probably best to avoid raw eggs while breastfeeding – even if it’s not passed to your baby, getting sick may dehydrate you and affect your milk supply. Plus, who wants to be sick over the holidays?
This holiday eggnog lactation smoothie is loaded with protein, which is very important for breastfeeding mothers. This vanilla protein powder works really well with it.
It’s perfect for a quick breakfast or healthy dessert!
A few common questions:
How does this smoothie increase milk supply?
This smoothie contains three galactagogues (milk boosting foods): oats, ground flaxseed, and medjool dates.
Can I substitute an alternative milk/yogurt to make it dairy-free?
Yes! Either almond or coconut milk will work great. This is also a great dairy-free protein powder option.
Can you use quick cooking oats? What about steel cut oats?
Quick cooking oats are fine. Steel cut oats have a different texture and nutritional profile, but if you try it, let me know how it goes!
Holiday Eggnog Lactation Smoothie
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 pitted medjool dates
- 1/2 tbsp flaxseed ground
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup optional
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.