Boobie Smoothie – Quick and healthy recipe for increasing breast milk supply

Boobie Smoothie – Quick and healthy recipe for increasing breast milk supply

I have been a victim of low supply since the beginning of my breastfeeding journey. This quick and healthy smoothie recipe has been a savior to my breast milk supply on numerous occasions. I made this every day during my first few weeks home from the hospital and whenever I had a few extra minutes in the morning. It’s delicious and filling so it also works as a breakfast smoothie. I’m telling you, you are going to want to make this even if you aren’t lactating or don’t breastfeed.

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Boobie Smoothie Ingredients: 
1 cup milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup of oats
2 tbs Ground Flaxseed
2 tbs peanut butter
1 tbs chocolate milk mix

OPTIONAL BREAST MILK SUPPLY BOOSTER: Brewer’s Yeast Powder

Blend all of these items together until smooth. You may need to add a few ice cubes and some extra milk to get the right consistency.

The key ingredients that will increase your breast milk supply are the oats, flax seed and peanut butter. Brewer’s yeast also helps with breast milk production, but it has it’s own unique flavor. If you don’t want to add it to your smoothie and risk changing the taste, you can always take it in a tablet form orally like you would fenugreek capsules or prenatal vitamins. Feel free to play around with the amounts of each ingredient as well. The measurements I’ve provided will give you one regular size smoothie and should boost your supply within 12 – 24 hours. Results are dependent on the person, but if you stay relaxed, increase your pumping sessions ( for my EPing mamas) and eat the right foods, your body should react accordingly.

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68 thoughts on “Boobie Smoothie – Quick and healthy recipe for increasing breast milk supply”

  • Sounds super yummy!!! I suffer from oversupply. Even at almost 13 months if I eat oatmeal I’m leaking all day. The ingredients in this smoothie definitely seem like they’d be great for supply.

    • Lucky you! I barely can get enough for two bottles a day; even with all of my tricks and yummy treats. I definitely see a boost when I drink one of these, but it’s not a permanent boost.

    • It is honestly delicious! If I wasn’t still weaning right now, I would make it. So Good! Good luck with your breastfeeding journey. It’s a long and tough road, but it is worth it.

    • Either! The raw oats are definitely going to be better for your supply, but the quick oats are sometimes what I already had available and didn’t want to go out shopping. Either will work for this smoothie.

    • oo that sounds really good! I highly recommend getting flax if you can. I put it on just about everything. Luckily though, the oats and the peanut butter will help with your supply on their own! You should see an increase in your morning session if you made it earlier this evening <3 Let me know how it works out for you.

    • I use cocoa powder like nesquick or hershey’s chocolate milk mix. If you have a Keurig machine or other K Cup dispenser, those are the perfect size! You can use a hot chocolate K cup or even a mocha flavored one. The mocha coffee is one of my favorites to use.

          • I hate bananas – any ideas on swapping them for something else? Or can I just leave them out?

          • The banana is what makes this smoothie smooth. You would need something creamy and frozen to mix in. A lot of people swap bananas for avocados in recipes because their consistency is similar and an avocado doesn’t taste terrible… but I have no idea if that would work in this scenario.

    • Hi Kim! You can add them dry. Cooking them will actually remove some of those rich nutrients you want to help boost your supply. Cooking them certainly won’t hurt you, but it is best to add them uncooked. I hope you enjoy <3!

    • I’m 28 weeks pregnant with my 2nd could I start making these shakes now.
      With my 1st I didn’t have enough for him 🙁

      • You could, but it’s not going to help your supply. You want that good colostrum for baby and you don’t want to bring your milk in early. The best thing for you right now is to just be happy and healthy until your baby is born. Lots of skin to skin time and put your babe to your breast once their born as often as possible. Keep stress levels down as much as possible because that is going to affect your supply the most. Best of luck mama and happy pregnancy! <3

    • Flax seed meal is just ground up flax seed, so yes! They are the same thing and actually will be better for taste for you 🙂

  • This sounds yummy! I’m actually about to start weaning my one year old, but want to continue nursing her in the evenings before bed. I’m a low supply mama so I’ve been nervous that my supply will completely run out if I decrease my feedings. I’m gonna try drinking this and pumping daily to keep it up. Thanks for the recipe!

  • I make this smoothie all the time! I substitute Chocolate Fairlife milk for the regular milk in this and my smoothie tasted even more like a treat!

    • I don’t typically like the consistency of refrigerated smoothies so I would say no… but you could get all of the ingredients sorted in the morning and then just pop them in the blender for 2 minutes in the morning and save some time.

  • Can you start drinking this before giving birth or should you wait til after? I couldn’t breastfeed my first child and and wanting to do whatever I can to breastfeed my daughter who is due next month.

    • You don’t necessarily want your milk to come in before your daughter is born because the colostrum is so important for your newborn. I’d say maybe a week at most before your due date, but definitely talk to a lactation consultant about it as well. They may have different advice and can help you make sure your breastfeeding journey goes as smoothly as possible.

      I wouldn’t worry about what your body did during your first pregnancy though! I’ve heard stories of women who couldn’t breastfeed or had insanely low supply the first time around, who were producing so much milk the second time they had no idea what to do with it all! Trust your body and don’t put too much pressure on yourself, as that will affect your supply more than any boobie smoothie can. <3 Best of luck to you mama

  • If I use the powder brewers yeast, what is the measurement????! I make a really yummy cookie with all of the key ingredients, but the are getting old and I would like to try something new!!!! Thanks!!!!

    • The brewer’s yeast is an optional addition because it will change the flavor of your smoothie, and you can as little or as much as you want. Since you’re not baking, it won’t affect the smoothie the same way it would for a cookie.

  • Not to be a stick in the mud, but please, please, please provide sources. Many women do not respond to galactogogues such as these. Drinking this smoothie prior to giving birth will not affect your milk coming in. Hormones are released when you give birth to signal your body to produce milk, as does nursing/pumping. Eating right, drinking water, and increasing your intake of said galactogogues will only go so far. The BEST way to ensure an adequate supply is to bring baby to breast or pump often and consistently.

    • I did not tell a woman that this smoothie will cause her milk to come in. I’m not a lactation expert nor a doctor. I did tell her to speak to one though. I appreciate your comment and checking out my website, but please don’t come to my page making assumptions. I’m happy to remove your comments and move on with my day.

    • I would definitely add something else to this for flavor! Sugar or hot chocolate mix or even a flavored coffee, otherwise the taste is going to be very dry. But if you’re just looking for the boost, the chocolate milk mix isn’t necessary, it’s just to give it a sweeter flavor.

  • This sounds great, but can you substitute something else for the banana? I have IBS and can’t digest bananas well, so I would need to sub something else for the banana or exclude it entirely and add ice maybe?

    • The banana is what gives it a creamy texture. You can definitely substitute something else because it isn’t what contributes to your supply. Is there another fruit or type of ice cream / yogurt you could use in its place? That would have the same effect on the consistency of the smoothie and add some yummy flavor to it.

  • I’m very impressed with this smoothie. My son is 3 weeks old and I felt like I had him in a diet because I wasn’t producing enough. If I was lucky I would get 2oz every 3-4 hours. I’ve tried fenugreek and mothers milk tea, but neither seemed to work. Finally, yesterday I tried this smoothie, when I woke up this morning I was extremely thankful I used breast pads because they were both completely drenched. After I pumped I was able to get 10oz!! I’m not a fan of the gritty smoothie, but a mother would do anything for their little ones. I will continue drinking this because it worked and my son will be able to have breast milk instead of formula. I’m very thankful I came across this recipe.

    • That is so great to hear, Christina! If you grind it up a little longer in your blender and add more milk, the grit goes down. You should be able to get a completely smooth smoothie if you play around with the proportions a bit.

    • Thanks! It’s so yummy. You have to play around with the amount of milk and ice to get the consistency you like, but it’s so delicious.

  • I have been drinking Healthy nursing tea to increase and maintain my breast milk supply. It was a great support and I successfully breastfed my LO for two whole years.

  • I have used Fenugreek to increase my breast milk supply. It worked but was producing gas in my baby’s tummy. Healthy nursing tea also helped and boosted my supply with no tummy issues in my baby.

  • How many times a day would you drink this smoothie? Could I use almond or cashew milk instead of regular milk? Or will that alter the taste too much?

    • I would only drink it once a day. The benefits of the milk producing elements are supposed to last as long as they are in your system providing nutrients to your body, so the amount of time would vary from person to person. Absolutely change out the milk as you need. I used Lactaid as I’m lactose intolerant. Almond and cashew milk both have low sugar “plain” flavor options that wouldn’t vary the taste that much. Overall, you can add and subtract ingredients as you please for your own tastes.

  • Do you think these would freeze well if I put the ingredients in a freezer bag and then blended when ready to drink?

    • If you put the ingredients in the freezer separately yes absolutely. But don’t make it and then freeze it, it isn’t good that way, I tried lol

  • My older son has a severe nut allergy especially peanuts and almonds so I don’t keep it in the house. Can I use sun butter instead? I know the peanut butter is one of the key ingredients. Thanks!

    • Yes you can swap out just about any of the ingredients if you need something different. The peanut butter helps with your supply but there are plenty of other good ingredients to boost your production if you swap it out.

  • I’m working on increasing my milk supply and I just gulped down this smoothie. It is absolutely DELICIOUS!! Even if for some reason it doesn’t help work milk production, I will still drink it for taste. I’ll come back in a few days to let you know if it helped with my milk.
    Thank you!

  • You milk production is basically supply and demand. The more milk you demand from it the more it will produce. It will take some time so don’t loose hope. Something else I have found absolutely fabulous for increasing supply is Healthy nursing tea.

    • I appreciate the comment, but want to point out that this isn’t always the case. I pumped exclusively for 10 months and no matter how often or for how long I pumped, my supply stayed about the same. I was pumping every 1.5-2 hours for 20-40 minutes. I felt like I was constantly attached to the pump. The only thing that helped me were supplements and eating certain foods, but it was only a temporary increase. My supply always returned to it’s normal level if I stopped eating certain foods or taking supplements. It was a lot of work.

  • Made this smoothie this morning and it was delicious! It tasted like a chocolate peanut butter milkshake. I added a few packs of trivia to make it sweeter. Hopefully it will boost my supply!

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