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Lactation Recipes: Iced Chocolate Sesame Almond Milk

If you're a breastfeeding mama who has just been told they can't eat dairy, you may have gone through the 5 stages of grief: denial (not my baby!), anger (wtf!!!), bargaining (what if I just eat dairy on the weekends, doc?), depression (Ice cream, good bye my looooove!, sniffle, sniffle), and acceptance (my baby is happier? coconut milk ice cream, here I come!). Since an estimated 2-8% of babies are just not down with the cow's milk, you're not alone mamas.  I love almond milk, especially the fresh, homemade kind. But sometimes I miss the creaminess of cow's milk. The trick? Add a bit of chocolate! Boom. And since we are all about boosting milk supply around here, we didn't...

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Lactation Recipes - Galactagoddess Fruit Salad

This is a simple and seriously addictive morning fruit salad that is a cinch to throw together and loaded with nurturing lactation foods. For centuries, papaya has been part of a mama's postpartum diet in much of Asia, and basil, along with fennel and cumin, is a traditional herb used to increase milk supply. The ingredients are easy enough, but the salad has a wow factor. Definitely a good one to share with a breastfeeding friend or bring to a new mama. I felt kinda fancy eating it, like I had been whisked away to the shores of Thailand. Nevermind my 14 month old throwing soggy bits of cereal at me. Feel free to play around a bit with this...

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Banana Chai Spiced Lactation Smoothie

It’s almost that time of year again when you notice Summer is just around the corner - and when all things iced and smoothie-titled are necessary. I love using frozen bananas as the base in most of my smoothies. It adds a thick and creamy element that I love and crave in a smoothie.  With this Banana Chai Spiced Lactation Smoothie, I blended a frozen banana with almond milk, some rolled oats for heartiness (and not to mention, it’s a great lactation supporting ingredient!) and then added a hint of spiciness with some classic chai spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves. And then to help with a little boost in lactation support, some drops of fenugreek tincture (fenugreek tincture...

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