Unusual Treats to Increase your Breastmilk

Enjoy a few Unusual Treats to Increase your Breastmilk

Are you tired of hearing about the same foods to increase your breastmilk? There are a thousand recipes for smoothies, overnight oats, granola bars, and lactation cookies. At times, you feel like you are just eating the same thing and looking for something different. Here are some unusual treats to increase your breastmilk production.

For Thanksgiving this year, try out the pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal pie alongside a regular pumpkin pie. On a hot summer day, reach for a Strawberry lime popsicle. Sit outside and get some vitamin D and enjoy your cold popsicle. My older kiddos love the popsicles as much as I do in the summer.

Here are a few suggestions of different items that will help to increase your breastmilk.

Maple Nut Granola

This easy maple nut granola is great for breakfast or snacking! Easy to make, and packed with good-for-you ingredients.

Maple Nut Granola
Maple Nut Granola

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups – Old Fashioned Oats gluten-free for GF diets
  • ½ Cup – Sliced Almonds
  • ½ Cup – Chopped Pecans
  • ½ Cup – Chopped Walnuts
  • ½ Cup – Salted & Roasted Pepitas
  • ¼ Cup – Grapeseed Oil
  • ½ Cup – Maple Syrup
  • ¼ Cup – Brown Sugar

Strawberry Lime Popsicles

Cool down on a hot summer day with these citrusy strawberry lime popsicles! These popsicles are super refreshing and have some sweetness from the strawberries and maple syrup and a little bit of citrus from the lime.

Strawberry Lime Popsicles
Strawberry Lime Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • Optional: 8 mint leaves

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Healthy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Are you after a healthy breakfast recipe you can rustle up quickly? Try our oatmeal banana pancakes, served with blueberry syrup!

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
Healthy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

Sauce

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • ½ tsp cornstarch (dissolved in COLD water)

Pancakes

  • 1 medium banana (ripe)
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup water
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil (optional, for pan)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pie

A fancy dessert-style breakfast that could secretly double as dessert. The pumpkin and oats make it full of fiber and vitamin A and the dark chocolate adds extra healthy antioxidants, but it still comes out tasting like an amazing dessert.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pie
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons Imperial brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup rum (or milk if you wish)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 ripe banana, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup good quality dark chocolate chips
  • For the top:
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • A Tablespoon or two of raw turbinado sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter

Papaya Milk

Papaya Milk is a refreshing and popular drink in Central America (the Dominican Republic) and Asia. Also, papaya is a fruit that contains galactagogue, a substance that can help increase and improve breast milk production.

Galactagogue will increase your milk supply.  The more common kinds of galactagogue you may have heard of are fenugreek, blessed thistle, and alfalfa.

Papaya Milk
Papaya Milk

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Papaya flesh (11 oz)
  • 2 cups Milk ( I used 2 % fat)
  • 2 cups Ice (11 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet condensed milk (I used fat-free)

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Vegan Noatmeal Recipe (Fruity Quinoa Porridge)

A high-protein Noatmeal and absolutely delicious alternative to traditional oatmeal. Try it now!

Vegan Noatmeal Recipe (Fruity Quinoa Porridge)
Vegan Noatmeal Recipe (Fruity Quinoa Porridge)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or ½ vanilla bean)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 cups soy milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 nectarine or peach
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • Maple syrup (to serve)

Enjoy a few unusual treats that are not the same old same old. Each Saturday morning, my family always makes pancakes for breakfast. Now, I can still have pancakes and sneak a few oats in for me to increase my breast milk.  Which one of these fun treats do you want to try first?  Tell me in the comments.

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