Hey Hey Hey Mama!
And happy fall y’all!
Tis’ the best time of the year and we have officially reached the season for all things pumpkin spice!
I know, some of you are probably rolling your eyes, thinking not more pumpkin spice posts. But if you are anything like me, you are doing a happy dance. Pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars, pumpkin hummus, you name it, I am for it!
So, since I am a lover of all things fall and the fall season, I was inspired to write this post! I mean, mamas, can there be anything better than a pumpkin spice lactation smoothie?
Pumpkin Spice lactation Smoothie
This pumpkin spice lactation smoothie contains a few galactagogues, so it will be sure to boost your breast milk production! If you are unaware of what galactagogues are, they are substances that naturally increase breast milk production.
As a breastfeeding mom, it is so important to nourish yourself with nutrient dense foods, as this will help fulfill both your and your baby’s needs. The higher the nutritional quality of the mom’s diet, the higher the nutritional quality of the milk!
Skip the high sugar content of the traditional smoothies and lattes made at Starbucks and instead celebrate the pumpkin spice season with a lactation smoothie instead!
This lactation smoothie is a blend of lactogenic ingredients and galactagogues (pumpkin, flax seed, coconut milk, ginger) which not only makes this smoothie nutrient dense, but it also promotes milk production!
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
- 1 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon cloves
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
- 1-2 tablespoons honey (or other desired sweetener) or to desired taste
- Handful of ice cubes (optional)
- Place all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Top with whipped cream and cinnamon (optional).
Rather Have A Pumpkin Spice Latte?
- Follow above recipe.
- Reduce coconut milk to 1 cup and add ½-1 cup coffee (cool coffee so smoothie isn't warm).
- Blend until smooth.
There you have it mamas! You can still be in the spirit of all things fall with a nutrient dense/lactation boosting pumpkin spice smoothie!
If you love this recipe, make sure to pin/share with all of your fellow mamas!
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