Lactation smoothies are the perfect way to increase your milk supply but all fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive postpartum. Whether you're looking for breastfeeding snack our a quick nourishing breakfast smoothies are a great choice for busy new mamas!
Here at Majka, we love putting our own twist on traditional recipes -- like the green smoothie! Filled with protein, fiber, good fats, and green goodness, this recipe can make the perfect breastfeeding breakfast or snack for any busy mama. By including our Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder, this smoothie provides a boost of galactagogues meant to help increase and nourish your supply plus it's also a complete postnatal vitamin, all the nutrition a breastfeeding moms in one.
Oh, and did we mention that this lactation smoothie is super yummy and easy to make? Keep reading to learn more!
Green Lactation Smoothie Recipe
Lactation Smoothie Health Benefits
Protein is an essential component of every cell in your body; it supports everything from our hormones to hair growth to DNA! We depend on protein in many aspects of our lives, and Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder helps keep protein a staple in every mom’s balanced diet. From the powder alone, this smoothie will deliver 13 grams of plant-based protein to keep you feeling satisfied and strong all day.
Spinach is an amazing source of fiber, which supports healthy digestion and can help to stabilize blood sugar levels. There are two kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves with water and creates a gel-like substance that can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Insoluble fiber absorbs water, which adds bulk to your digestive tract and helps things to move through quickly. Both types are essential to a healthy diet, and the good news is that spinach contains both soluble and insoluble fiber!
The coconut oil and avocado in this recipe are amazing sources of ‘good’ fat. While there is a lot of confusion around the different types of fats, it’s important to understand that healthy fats (unsaturated fats found in foods like avocados, nuts, ets.) are a major source of fuel for your body. We can’t live without ‘good’ fats, so don’t be afraid of them! In combination with the protein powder, they’ll also help keep you fuller, longer.
Getting enough vitamins is an important part of any diet, especially for pregnant and nursing moms. Our Nourishing Lactation Powder contains both vitamin A and vitamin C, which each play important roles in the body.
- Vitamin A supports healthy bone growth, good vision, cell division and growth, skin health, immune system support, and more. Breast milk itself is rich in vitamin A, as it is needed by baby for optimal health, growth, and development. Vitamin A passes through breast milk and also reduces infection in infants. Due to its critical role, it is essential for breastfeeding moms to meet their recommended dietary intake. Majka’s Nourishing Lactation Powder contains 4% of your daily value in one serving.
- Vitamin C plays a key role in tissue growth and repair, making it necessary for proper development of a breastfeeding infant. It also plays an important role in the growth of bones, teeth and collagen, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments while also boosting immunity. Vitamin C is water-soluble and passes into breast milk, so it is essential for nursing moms to meet their recommended dietary intake of 120 mg daily. Our Nourishing Lactation Powder contains 5 mg of vitamin C in one serving.
Prebiotics + Probiotics
Unlike many protein powders on the market, Majka’s Nourishing Lactation Powder is easy to digest thanks to its prebiotic and probiotic blend. This blend boosts mother and baby’s immune systems, eliminates toxins, and has anti-inflammatory properties that fight against various diseases.
Don’t let the size of chia seeds fool you, this small ingredient is busting with big-time nutritional benefits! The chia seeds in this recipe will keep you feeling glowy and extra energized all day long with their fiber, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant rich properties.
Starting your day off with this smoothie or enjoying it as a snack will bring amazing benefits to you as a pregnant or nursing mom because it contains our Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder - which was designed by mothers, for mothers that is not just a postnatal vitamin but also contains galactagogues like organic ginger root, and turmeric root extract that can naturally increase your breast milk supply.
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