7 Easy and Delicious Lactation Smoothies

Producing enough breastmilk can be a challenge (right?), and many nursing moms swear by nutrient-packed lactation smoothies to generate more of that liquid gold. So pull out the blender and whip up a luscious, creamy smoothie perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a filling snack. 

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PB&J Smoothie

Nicki Sizemore

PB&J Smoothie

With frozen wild blueberries and peanut butter, this crave-worthy smoothie evokes the sweet and nutty flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Flax seeds, thought to boost milk production, provide fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. For a dairy-free (but lower-protein) version, use unsweetened almond milk.

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PB&J Lactation Smoothie

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Mango Lassi Smoothie

Nicki Sizemore

Mango Lassi Smoothie

Combining frozen mangos with Greek yogurt and a touch of cinnamon and cardamom, this lusciously thick and creamy smoothie is a delicious source of protein. Hemp seeds provide a boost of antioxidants, healthy fatty acids, and fiber.  

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Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

While you might not expect it, cooked oatmeal lends a thick, creamy texture to this banana- and maple-sweetened smoothie. Oats, nut butter, and brewer’s yeast are believed to boost milk supply, making this a perfect snack for nursing moms.

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Mega Green Smoothie

Lauren Volo

Mega Green Smoothie

Packed with baby spinach, avocado, and cucumber, this ultra-healthy green sip feels virtuous and tastes fresh and revitalizing. 

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Honey Peach Smoothie

Lauren Volo

Honey Peach Smoothie

Blended with ground flaxseeds, frozen peach slices and honey make for a mild, cream-colored drink with a bit of texture. Bonus: thanks to the cow's milk and Greek yogurt this smoothie delivers 15 grams of protein.

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Blueberry Pancake Smoothie

Lauren Volo

Blueberry Pancake Smoothie

Skip the pancakes in favor of this scrumptious calcium and protein-rich smoothie. For a pretty pink twist use raspberries instead of the blueberries.

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Berry Tasty Smoothie

Bruce Wolf

Berry Tasty Smoothie

When soaked, nutritious chia seeds swell creating a gelatin-like texture which adds a creamy body to the smoothie. But, if you're in a rush feel free to skip that step.

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