recipe for breastfeeding

Why are green smoothies good for breastfeeding moms?

Because you are breastfeeding, you need certain extras throughout the day. That includes calories (yay!), to make up for what baby is taking from you. This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is chalk full of superfoods for breastfeeding!

Bananas Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6 and potassium. Potassium is key to help with electrolyte balance (which is a big deal when breastfeeding!), and also keeps blood pressure stable. Spinach Spinach is high in calcium as well as being an all around nutrient dense superfood. As are pretty much any dark leafy greens you can think of. Spinach is one of my favorites because it has a mild taste and blends really well into smoothies.

Dates Dates are actually thought of as a possible galactagogue; a food that promotes or increases the flow of a mother's milk. Additionally, they're rich in calcium and high in fiber to help keep you regular. I ate them like crazy while pregnant, especially to prep my body for labor and delivery. Dates are also naturally sweet and like nature's candy. Oats Oats are like the holy grail of foods for breastfeeding moms. They are high in fiber, and the whole grains will help keep you full. My midwife also loves that oats are high in iron, which is especially important for newly postpartum women and those who may be anemic.

Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie Recipe


1. 1 banana 2. 1 huge handful spinach 3. 2 dates 4. cinnamon 5. 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder 6. 1/3 c oats 7. 1/2 c coconut milk 8. 1/2 c water 9. Ice


Blend it all up and enjoy!