No-Bake Lactation Bites
BY SPINACH 4 BREAKFAST
I am so excited to share these No-Bake Lactation Bites! I am currently on my eight week of breastfeeding, and I have to say the journey has not been an easy one. I had a really poor milk supply initially, so I ended up doing a lot of research on foods I should be eating to help make more. It turns out oats, nuts, flax-meal and chia seeds are some of the best superfoods for lactation. I’ve also read in many articles that brewer’s yeast is supposed to help; however it’s not scientifically proven.
So I made me a few batches of these No Bake Lactation Bites and I’ve been eating one every day since. My supply has significantly increased! I can’t say it’s from eating these balls (along with other lactation foods like eggs, avocado, leafy greens and berries) or if it just happened naturally; but either way I am making enough now which is a huge relief!
Also, since I am always starving (you burn so many calories breastfeeding!) these No Bake Lactation Bites make the perfect quick snack to hold me over. Recipe below!
1 cup of old fashioned oats
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1/2 cup nuts (any kind work)
12oz organic dates (remove pits)
1/3 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 tablespoon of brewers yeast (*optional)
1. mix the oats, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, honey, chia seeds and brewers yeast in a large bowl.
2. fold in the dried cranberries.
3. add the nuts to a food processor/blender and process until fine.
4. add dates and blend until well mixed.
5. add date mixture to oat mixture and mix well.
6. roll mixture into balls (any size you like).
7. put in zip lock freezer bag and store in the fridge or freezer.
Maria and Alyssa are two sisters in Manhattan with a passion or sharing their health and wellness journey.
They created Spinach for Breakfast as a recipe and lifestyle resource for anyone looking to make positive changes.
They value the importance of clean eating and healthy living, but believe it is all about a realistic balance.
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