Need to boost your milk supply? Try these quick and easy lacation energy balls.
Full disclosure: from the get-go, I had no problems with my milk supply. I am very thankful for that, since it can be really difficult for a lot of moms out there to establish.
I don’t know if it’s luck or my diet, but since I don’t believe that most things in life are the result of luck or chance, I am going to go ahead and say that I believe that the way I eat is conducive to a healthy milk supply. If you read this blog regularly, then you know I am a huge advocate of a diet that consists largely of plant-based whole foods.
I don’t take my milk supply for granted, which is why I came up with an easy, 5 minute, no bake recipe for lactation balls that includes a handful of ingredients, such as oats and healthy fats like almonds and almond butter, that are known to be great for nursing mamas.
I love these because they’re the perfect mix of salty and sweet, which is my favorite combo.
The great thing about these lactation balls is that they’re not just for nursing mothers - they’re great, on-the-go snacks for anyone looking for a healthy and energy boosting pick me up throughout the day. So I’ll be making them long after I am through with nursing.
Another great thing about this recipe? It’s easy to sub out certain ingredients to accommodate allergies or whatever you have on hand in your pantry. Allergic to nuts? Try tahini or sunflower seeds and butter instead of nut butter. Don’t have goji berries? Try cranberries or simple raisins instead. The important thing is simply doing what works for you!
As always, don’t forget to share your favorite ways to enjoy this recipe in the comments section below - I’d love to hear from you!
Lactation glow balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Yields: 8 medium-sized balls
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup quick oats
2 handfuls unsalted almonds
2 handfuls unsalted pepitas
1 big handful of dried and unsweetened blueberries, cranberries and goji berries
1 handful shredded coconut
3 large spoonfuls raw almond butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp pink salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor until ingredients are mixed well.
Remove mixture and roll into balls using your hands.
Note: Balls can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or stored in the freezer for up to three months. If storing in the freezer, allow the balls to thaw for at least 20-30 minutes before eating.