The postpartum period is a critical time for recovery, healing, and nourishment. This new season of motherhood is also a time of physical exhaustion, emotional highs and lows, and increased mental stress.

While it can be challenging to care for yourself during this new season of motherhood, finding creative ways to prioritize your well-being is essential to maintaining your health and your sanity. This includes nourishing your body well and regularly giving your body the nutrients it needs to flourish as a new mama.

Between all the demands that come with caring for a new baby, carving out time to prepare a balanced meal can feel like an impossible feat. Here is where smoothies can come in handy. At the whirl of a blender, you can quickly create a wholesome snack that offers your body a variety of the nutrients you need to restore and replenish in motherhood.

Here are some smoothie recipes that combine a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats to help keep you fueled and sustained by nourishing yourself well. Add a scoop of Majka’s nourishing protein lactation powder to boost the nutrition of your smoothie, and you’ll have a wholesome, satisfying snack. These smoothies contain food ingredients that can naturally help maintain and boost milk supply when breastfeeding.

P.S. - All of these recipes would be amazing with our Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder!

3 Smoothie Recipes For New Moms

 

Recipe 1

 Blueberry Oatmeal Protein Smoothie

1/2 cup oats soaked in 1/2 cup water
1 cup blueberries
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or milk or choice)
5 ice cubes
1 tablespoon nut butter
2 tablespoons chia seeds, ground
Sweetener of choice, such as honey, agave, etc.

Directions:

1. Add the oats and water to your blender. Pulse a couple times and then allow the mixture to sit for at least 2-3 minutes so the oats can soften.
2. Add blueberries and coconut milk. Pulse until combined.
3. Add ice, and pulse until broken down.
4. Add chia seeds and sweetener of choice and whirl until thoroughly combined. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

Recipe 2

 Cinnamon Apple Smoothie


1 small apple, sliced
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon nut butter
1/2 cup milk of choice (almond, coconut, etc)
3-4 ice cubes
1/2 cup cold water
Optional: 2 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds

Directions:

1. Add the oats and water to your blender. Pulse a couple times and then allow the mixture to sit for at least 2-3 minutes so the oats can soften.
2. Add all the remaining ingredients to the blender. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
3. Pour into a glass and sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg. Enjoy!

 

Recipe 3

 Peanut Banana Cranberry Protein Smoothie

1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 heaping Tablespoon peanut butter (let's be real, it's closer to 2 Tablespoon)
1 Tablespoon chia seeds, ground
1.5 Tablespoon hemp seeds, ground
1 cup milk of choice
3-4 ice cubes

Directions:

1. Grind up the chia and hemp seeds. A coffee grinder works perfectly for this.
2. Add the milk and ground seeds to your blender and pulse to combine. Then add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a glass and, if you'd like, top it with roasted sunflower seeds and shredded coconut. Enjoy!

 

We hope you love these recipes just as much as we do! If you decide to give any of them a try at home, let us know in the comments and be sure to tag us on Instagram at @lovemajka #lovemajka!

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Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Board Certified Lactation Consultant, & mama of 5. With a virtual nutrition practice, Crystal helps overwhelmed mamas nurture a peaceful relationship with food & their bodies, end the battles at the dinner table and transform their kitchens to place of peace & joy. Get the FREE guide, “Better After Baby: How to Get Your Mojo Back in Any Stage of Motherhood” and connect with Crystal on Instagram @crystalkarges.

 

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