A quick, satisfying breakfast or afternoon snack, this Banana Date Lactation Smoothie delivers on taste and nutrition for breastfeeding mamas. Bananas are rich in potassium and dietary fiber to help keep you full longer, while dates will give you a boost in natural energy and deliver much-needed iron. Almond milk, brewer's yeast and flax are well-known galactagogues, meaning they are helpful in supporting a healthy, robust milk supply for nursing mamas.The galactagogues also lend a savory note which balances the sweet earthiness of bananas and dates perfectly. In other words, this doesn't just taste delicious for a "lactation smoothie," it tastes like a delicious smoothie, period. For an extra lactation boost and some yummy crunch, top your smoothie with a heap of granola.
Banana Date Lactation Smoothie
2/3 cup almond milk
3 dates, pitted
1 frozen banana
1/2 tablespoon Oat Mama Brewer's Yeast
1/2 tablespoon ground flax
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 ice cubes
Pinch of salt
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.
Optional - top with chopped dates, bananas, or granola.