Let’s face it, as moms, our mornings can be exhausting and oh-so chaotic. Finding what little energy you have after getting up every two hours with your baby can feel like quite the task. While lactation tea may be recommended for moms to boost their milk supply, you might not always be in the mood for a hot mug of tea first thing when you wake up, that's where our Vanilla Chai Lactation Smoothie comes to play...
Lactation Tea vs. Lactation Smoothie
Typically, you have to drink a lot of herbal lactation tea before seeing results in your milk supply. In addition, many herbal lactation teas contain fenugreek. Fenugreek can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women and nursing moms. That is why our Nourishing Lactation Boosters and Protein Powders are 100% fenugreek-free.
At Majka, we love starting our mornings with a quick and delicious smoothie so we can avoid that afternoon energy crash. Smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrients (especially for a breastfeeding diet) and good-for-you ingredients to give you the energy you need to tackle whatever your day throws at you!
Lately, one of our favorite recipes has been our Vanilla Chai Lactation Smoothie. Not only is this recipe full of all-natural, lactation-producing galactagogues like turmeric, Shatavari, caraway, flaxseed, and milk thistle, thanks to our Majka Vanilla Chai Lactation Booster. But it also tastes like your regular morning chai tea latte (or maybe even better)! Thanks to these ingredients, you'll get a healthy boost in the quantity of your milk supply and the nutrients you absorb from these ingredients may give you an extra boost in energy too!
This recipe is ridiculously easy, you’ll want to make it every morning! We know you'll love it. Let’s get into the details...
Nourishing Vanilla Chai Lactation Smoothie Recipe
Lactation Smoothie Benefits
The coconut milk and almond butter 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, etc.) 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 other nutritious ingredients, they’ll also help keep you fuller, longer.
We also included banana in this recipe to not only help with the texture of the smoothie but also because of all the benefits in one single banana! Did you know bananas are great sources of Vitamins B6 and C? They also contain Manganese which is amazing for your skin! They can even aid in digestion and boost your energy levels (goodbye postnatal depletion)! What’s not to love about this good-for-you ingredient?
How Can You Increase Your Milk Supply?
Begin to build your milk supply through the support of nutrition and supplements, like our Lactation Booster. This smoothie is super delicious AND it can provide you with a healthy increase in lactation. Plus, Majka Vanilla Chai Lactation Booster contains antioxidants that will prevent swollen breast tissue and clogged milk ducts as you pump and breastfeed.
Do you love lactation smoothies? Check out our Majka Smoothie Guide for more milk making recipes!
Let us know if you try out this recipe in the comments! Or you can tag us in your yummy smoothie creations on Instagram @lovemajka! #lovemajka #fuelingmotherhood