Let’s be real. Between getting the kids up for school, making sure baby is fed, and the diaper bag is packed, breakfast for new moms sometimes gets kicked to the curb. It may seem impossible to bust out a full breakfast in the midst of your chaotic mornings--we hear you!
You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for new moms, it’s crucial. A hearty breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus in on your tasks.
During the postpartum period, your body is in recovery mode, which means it needs these nutrients in the AM more than ever! Plus, starting your day with a well-balanced meal can actually prevent you from experiencing cravings later in the day (3pm sweet tooth, anyone?).
The good news is that making a healthy breakfast in the morning doesn’t mean you need to break out all the pots and pans to make eggs, bacon, and toast. By taking a few minutes to prep the night before, you can make a tasty grab n’ go breakfast for the morning.
Here at Majka, one of our favorite things to make for breakfast is overnight oats. So, we decided to put our own spin on the popular recipe, including our Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder! Keep reading to learn about its benefits and how you can make it at home:
Lactation-Boosting Overnight Oats
Our bodies rely on protein to perform many functions. Protein provides the body with energy, supports hormone production, builds strong muscle, supports immune health, satisfies hunger, and more. It’s an essential part of any diet, but it’s especially vital for nursing moms.
It’s recommended that we consume protein with every meal, which is what makes these overnight oats the perfect way to start off the day with a boost of protein. The chia seeds and almonds are both great sources of protein in addition to our Majka Nourishing Lactation Powder, which packs a punch with 13 grams of protein per serving.
Fiber & Energy Support
Chia seeds might be small, but they’re mighty! A one ounce serving contains 11 grams of fiber, which supports healthy digestion and detox in the body. Additionally, chia seeds are a great source of steady energy that won’t make you crash like your morning cup of coffee.
Last but certainly not least, this recipe is an amazing option for nursing moms looking for a boost of lactation support! Our Majka Nourishing Lactation Powder is rich in nutrients your body heavily relies on at this time. Fenugreek, organic ginger root, turmeric root extract, and other natural ingredients found in Majka’s scientifically formulated lactation blend can have positive effects on breast milk supply.
The best part about overnight oats is that they’re completely customizable. If you want to switch up the ingredients or change the flavors, you can definitely do so. For example, if you’re not a sweet potato fan, you can swap them for a sliced banana or even apples.
If you decide to try this recipe at home, let us know in the comments and be sure to tag us on Instagram at @lovemajka #lovemajka!