Delicious way to increase milk supply. Full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals!
PB Chocolate Banana Lactation Shake
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 packet chocolate-flavor Carnation Instant Breakfast
1 medium banana
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp brewer’s yeast*
3 Tbsp PB2 or PBfit**
add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
*Brewer’s yeast can be found in the organic or “health food” section of most grocery stores
**PB2 or PBfit can be found by the regular peanut butter in most stores. It is expensive, so regular creamy peanut butter can be substituted, but will decrease protein and increase fat content and calories.
Brewer’s yeast and flaxseed are the key lactation-boosting ingredients in this recipe. No research has conclusively shown that these have an affect on milk production, but many people do feel that they work. Regardless on their direct impact on lactation, they are both nutritious additives – both providing calories and protein – with the Brewer’s yeast providing B vitamins and the flaxseed providing heart-healthy fats. Both are important for a lactating woman. That being said, I do not recommend going any higher than 1 tsp of Brewer’s yeast per recipe – it has a very strong and unappealing taste that can only be masked when added in small doses.