Lactation Smoothies

My husband and I are full on nesting as we prepare for our little one to arrive! I decided to make some lactation smoothies to have something on hand when I’m in a pinch. I was inspired by Diary of a Fit Mommy who has a great post on 15 freezer meals before your baby arrives with some bonus recipes of a lactation smoothie (similar to my strawberry banana one) and lactation bites! Here’s a link to her blog: https://diaryofafitmommy.com/15-freezer-meals-before-your-baby-arrives/

Hope you can enjoy these great smoothies too!

Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2/3 cup frozen mango
  • 2 T ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp stevia extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  1. Place everything but the almond milk and ice cubes into a freezer safe, zip loc bag.
  2. Place in freezer until ready to consume.
  3. To make it: Add all of the ingredients to the blender, starting with the milk. Cover and blend on high until smooth, stopping and scraping the sides as needed, about 30 seconds. If too thick, add another splash of milk. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon before serving, if you wish.

Macros: 220 kcal/8 g fat/28 g carb/10 g dietary fiber/15 g sugar/13 g protein

This next two smoothies would work well as  meal replacements or you could have half of a smoothie as a snack! Keep the remaining in the fridge for next time 🙂 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana, large
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, whole, frozen
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats (I like Bob’s red mill)
  • 1 T peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 T flaxseed, ground
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla (~20 g protein per scoop)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  1. Place everything but the almond milk into a freezer safe, zip loc bag.
  2. Place in freezer until ready to consume.
  3. To make it: Add all of the ingredients to the blender, starting with the milk. Cover and blend on high until smooth, stopping and scraping the sides as needed, about 30 seconds. If too thick, add another splash of milk. Enjoy!

1 serving macros: 500 kcal/17 g fat/59 g carb/12 g dietary fiber/13 g sugar/34 g protein

2 serving macros: 250 kcal/8.5 g fat/29.5 g carb/6 g dietary fiber/6.5 g sugar/17 g protein

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana, large
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats (Bob’s red mill)
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla (~20 g protein per scoop)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  1. Place everything but the almond milk and ice cubes into a freezer safe, zip loc bag.
  2. Place in freezer until ready to consume.
  3. To make it: Add all of the ingredients to the blender, starting with the milk. Cover and blend on high until smooth, stopping and scraping the sides as needed, about 30 seconds. If too thick, add another splash of milk. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon before serving, if you wish.

1 serving macros: 480 kcal/15 g fat/57 g carb/9 g dietary fiber/15 g sugar/32 g protein

2 serving macros: 240 kcal/7.5 g fat/28.5 g carb/4.5 g dietary fiber/7.5 g sugar/16 g protein