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Lactation Recipes: Barley-chata

We still have a few weeks left of summer, so let's pack in a few more iced drinks while we can! Here's a fun and festive beverage inspired by horchata, a Mexican rice cooler. In our version, we use barley for its super lactogenic powers. When barley cooks, a lot of its nutrients are leeched out in the water. What is left is a pleasantly savory and nutty drink which delivers a ton of B vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber to keep you feeling full throughout the day. Just like oats, barley has been traditionally served to new breastfeeding mamas for its healing and milk-producing effects. We all know it is important to stay hydrated while breastfeeding, especially in the summer....

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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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