Let’s face it, everyone loves a good smoothie. They’re quick, easy to make and deliciously satisfying. When you’re pregnant or nursing and your hunger borderlines on ravenous on a daily basis, they can be an instant lifesaver (Hubbies & partners, take note!).
This year we've partnered with the folks at The 16 Minute Club to design four seasonal breastfeeding support smoothies that are not only delicious but have the nutrients new and expecting moms need most.
Our first recipe is filled with healthy fats like omega 3’s, soluble fiber, lean protein, calcium and iron. It also contains sunflower seeds - a natural lactogenic, which is also 100% dairy free, soy free and vegan.
So get out the blender ladies and have a yummy snack that both you and your baby are bound to enjoy.
2 apples, cored (skin on for added fiber)
5 ice cubes
1 ¼ cups almond milk or hemp milk
¼ cup hemp seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons unsulfured blackstrap molasses
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted/unsweetened nut butter (almond or peanut)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (additional sprinkle for topping)
Pinch sea salt
Place the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth – about 45 seconds. Additional blending time may be required for traditional blenders.
Pour the smoothie into a glass, top with a pinch of cinnamon and enjoy!
Tip: Any leftover smoothie can be covered and placed in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Simply remove the leftover smoothie, return it to the blender with 2 ice cubes, blend and serve.