This Carrot Cake Vegan Lactation Smoothie is a delicious gluten free breakfast for breastfeeding moms who are struggling with their milk supply for baby!
If you missed my post lamenting about the struggles of breastfeeding, check it out HERE. And then last week I shared my NEW FAVOURITE TREAT – aka my gluten free vegan lactation cookies. So today, I wanted to share another new breakfast favourite – my Carrot Cake Vegan Lactation Smoothie! This beauty is nutrient-packed for anyone who needs a tasty morning or afternoon pick me up, but is particularly great for breastfeeding mamas who are looking to increase their milk supply!
What’s in this Carrot Cake Vegan Lactation Smoothie that helps with breastfeeding and milk supply?
Let me tell you, lovelies. If you recall, there are a number of foods said to have an impact on breast milk supply. And all of them are really delicious and nutritious regardless, so I say, hey WHAT THE HECK! Here are the ingredients that show up on a ton of recommended lists (including those that my lactation consultant and doula recommended) that I decided to incorporate into my smoothie:
So yes, this carrot cake vegan lactation smoothie pretty much exclusively all good-for-you foods for your boobs and it tastes like friggin’ carrot cake so why NOT tuck into that? Plus, breastfeeding (especially at the beginning) is a full time job, it requires at LEAST one hand, and is super dehydrating so smoothies like this vegan carrot cake smoothie are the PERFECT fuel to keep you going.
How to Make this carrot cake smoothie
You got a blender and a few simple lactation-approved ingredients and you can make this carrot cake vegan lactation smoothie – no problemo! Just add your oats, brewers yeast, almond butter, flax, cooked carrots (baby or whole), fresh ginger, pineapple and almond milk to your blender, puree until smooth and GET IN THERE. You can make a huge batch of this carrot cake smoothie, freeze it into ice cube trays and then just thaw a glass full of cubes out each morning on the go.
Ladies, this smoothie may have helped me survive the cluster feeding days. You’re going to want to put this in your belly NOW.
Now moms, what did you eat as breastfeeding fuel to improve your milk supply?
What were some of your fast easy smoothie add-ins for busy breastfeeding days?
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Carrot Cake Vegan Lactation Smoothie
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender and puree until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Updated on July 1st, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.