14 Lactation Smoothie Recipes To Boost Your Milk Supply

Being a mother, it’s important to have a tasty indulgence every now and then.

Lactation smoothies are especially beneficial for breastfeeding mothers because of their nutritious ingredients, such as oats, fruits, and nuts, that promote breast milk production.

They also give you the energy you need to nourish your baby and take care of yourself. Check out these 14 lactation smoothie recipes to increase supply.

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

This recipe features nutrient-rich ingredients such as flaxseed, berries, and peanut butter to give you energy, boost your immune system, and aid in milk production.

Ingredients

  • Low-fat milk, 1 cup (you can also use almond milk)
  • Creamy peanut butter, 2 tbsp
  • Ground flaxseeds, 2 tsp
  • ½ frozen banana 
  • Frozen blueberries, 1 cup

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a blender, starting with the milk and then adding the rest. Cover the blender, and blend for 20 seconds until it becomes smooth.

Original recipe courtesy of Find Your Mom Tribe.

2. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

This dairy-free smoothie recipe is packed with nutrients, including vitamin C and potassium from the banana.

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened almond milk, ¾ cup
  • Ice cubes, ½ cup
  • Rolled oats, ⅓ cup
  • Maple syrup, 1 ½ tsp
  • Almond butter, 1 tbsp
  • Brewer’s yeast, 1 tbsp
  • 1 frozen banana in thirds
  • Ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp

Directions

Put all the ingredients into the blender, starting with the almond milk and then adding the rest. Cover the blender, and blend for 30 seconds until smooth.

Original recipe courtesy of Find Your Mom Tribe.

3. Blueberry Pancake Smoothie

This smoothie is rich in protein and calcium, giving you energy and helping produce nutritious milk for your baby.

Ingredients

  • Reduced-fat milk, 1 cup
  • Pure maple syrup, 2 tbsp
  • Frozen blueberries, 1 ¼ cup (you can also substitute with raspberries)
  • Reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt, ⅔ cup
  • Vanilla extract, ½ tsp
  • Ground cinnamon, ⅛ tsp

Directions

Put all the ingredients in the blender, starting with the milk and then adding the rest. Cover the blender, and blend at high speed for 30 seconds.

Original recipe courtesy of Find Your Mom Tribe.

4. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Two strawberry banana smoothies with red-and-white straws.

This popular summer treat has milk-boosting nutrients, and it tastes delicious.

Ingredients

  • Old-fashioned oats, ¼ cups
  • Ground flaxseed, 1 tsp
  • Frozen strawberries, ½ cup
  • Honey, 1 tbsp
  • Skimmed milk, ½ cup
  • 1 frozen banana

Directions

Put the oats into the blender, and grind them up until they’re fine. Then add the rest of the ingredients, cover the blender, and blend for 30 seconds.

Original recipe courtesy of MomJunction.

5. Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

The pumpkin spice smoothie is a yummy fall treat that boosts your milk supply and gives you the energy you need.

Ingredients

  • Greek yogurt, ½ cup
  • Ground flaxseeds, 1 tbsp
  • Pumpkin pie spice mix, 1 tsp
  • Brewer’s yeast, 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Maple syrup, 1-2 tbsp
  • Rolled oats, ½ cup
  • Pumpkin puree (fresh and cooled or canned), ½ cup
  • Milk (any type), 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence or extract, 1 tsp
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • Ice 

Directions

Put all the ingredients except for the banana and ice into the blender to chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours but preferably overnight.

Add frozen banana and your preference for the amount of ice, and blend on high for a minute until it’s a smooth consistency.

Original recipe courtesy of Find Your Mom Tribe.

6. Mango Lassi Smoothie

This South-Asia-inspired lactation smoothie features the fruity sweetness of mango combined with the subtle spiciness of cinnamon and cardamom. The hemp seeds give an extra boost of fatty acids and fiber.

Ingredients

  • Milk (either cow’s or dairy-free milk), 1 cup
  • Frozen mango chunks, ½ cup
  • Shelled hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon powder, pinch
  • Cardamom powder, pinch
  • Plain Greek yogurt, ¼ to ½ cup

Directions

Put all the ingredients in the blender, starting with the milk and then adding the rest. Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds until it becomes smooth. If the mango sticks to the blades, you can pulse it a little bit to loosen it.

Original recipe courtesy of Happy Healthy Hippie.

7. Berry Boost Smoothie

Three berry smoothies with loose berries lying on the table.

Besides enhancing milk production, this berry boost smoothie also improves your immune system and helps you recover postpartum.

Ingredients

  • Milk (any type of milk), 1 cup
  • Ghee, 1 tsp
  • Blueberries, ½ cup
  • Chia seeds, 2 tbsp
  • 3 or 4 strawberries
  • Chopped or crushed ginger, ½ tsp
  • Rolled oats, 3 tbsp

Directions

Put all the ingredients in the blender, starting with the milk and then adding the rest. Cover the blender, and blend on high for 30 seconds until the texture is smooth.

Original recipe courtesy of Happy Healthy Hippie.

8. Buttered Popcorn Smoothie

If you prefer a salty snack instead of indulging in a sweet treat, this lactation smoothie may be the one for you to try. Packed with savory nuts and delicious popcorn, you’ll get a healthy dose of fiber while enjoying this buttery drink.

Ingredients

  • Water, ½ cup
  • Vanilla, 1 tsp
  • Popcorn, 1 handful
  • Chia seeds, 1 tbsp
  • 6 dried dates
  • Salted butter, 1 tbsp
  • Cashews, 1 handful

Directions

Put the water into the blender, and add the other ingredients. Blend for about 30 seconds until smooth.

Original recipe courtesy of Find Your Mom Tribe.

9. Peanut Butter Apple Pie Smoothie

This sweet treat is a popular lactation smoothie that’ll boost your supply and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

  • Whole milk (or dairy-free milk), ½ cup
  • Peanut butter, 2 tbsp
  • Old-fashioned oats, ¼ cup
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cored apple
  • Cinnamon, ¼ tsp
  • Flaxseed, 1 tbsp

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a blender, starting with the milk and adding the rest. Cover the blender, and blend on high for about a minute until the texture becomes smooth.

Original recipe courtesy of We’re Parents.

10. Chocolate Smoothie

If you’re craving chocolate, try out this chocolate lactation smoothie packed with nutrients and hidden ingredients that boost your milk supply.

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened almond milk (or dairy milk), ½ cup
  • Brewer’s yeast, 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon, a pinch
  • 1 frozen banana cut into chunks
  • Cocoa powder, 2 tsp
  • 1-2 Medjool dates
  • Rolled oats, 1 tbsp

Directions

Pour the almond milk into the blender, and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover the blender, and blend for about 30 seconds. You can also add cacao nibs or peanut butter on top of the smoothie.

Original recipe courtesy of Happy Healthy Hippie.

11. Green Goodness Smoothie

Spinach smoothies with avocado on a kitchen table.

This veggie-packed lactation smoothie makes sure you get your daily dose of greens. All these nutrients will give you energy and improve your milk supply.

Ingredients

  • Your choice of milk, 1 cup
  • Baby spinach, 1 handful
  • Honey to taste
  • 1 whole pitted avocado
  • Plain Greek yogurt, ½ cup
  • Diced cucumber, ½ cup
  • Brewer’s yeast, 1 tbsp

Directions

Pour the milk into a blender, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Cover the blender, and blend for about 30 seconds until the texture is smooth. You may need to pulse it a few times if the avocado has trouble blending.

Original recipe courtesy of Happy Healthy Hippie.

12. Coco Loco Smoothie

The main ingredient in this lactation smoothie, coconut, has fatty acids that have been proven to improve the production of breast milk along with immune health.

Ingredients

  • Your choice of milk, 1 cup
  • Maple syrup or honey, 1 tsp
  • Papaya, ½ cup
  • Turmeric, a pinch
  • Frozen mango, ⅓ cup
  • Coconut oil, 2 tsp
  • Frozen coconut chunks or shredded coconut, ½ cup

Directions

Pour the milk into the blender, and then add the other ingredients. Cover the blender, and blend for about one minute until the texture is smooth.

Since there are some rough frozen fruits in this recipe, you may need to pulse the blender a few times to soften the ingredients before blending.

Original recipe courtesy of Happy Healthy Hippie.

13. Peachy Banana Smoothie

This fruity lactation smoothie is a delicious recipe to have while soaking up the sun in your backyard.

Ingredients

  • 1 diced peach
  • Orange juice, ½ cup
  • Frozen berries of your choice, 1 cup
  • Honey, 1 tbsp
  • 1 diced, peeled, and cored avocado
  • Plain Greek yogurt, 4 tbsp
  • 1 ripe banana

Directions

Blend the diced peach into a semi-smooth puree, scraping it from the sides of the blender. Put all the ingredients in the blender, cover the blender, and blend until the mixture has a smooth texture.

Original recipe courtesy of MomJunction.

14. Summer Sunshine Smoothie

Enjoy the warm rays of the summer sun with this fruity lactation smoothie, packed with ingredients you’d find in your drink on a tropical vacation.

Ingredients

  • Fresh pineapple juice, 1 ¼ cup
  • Maple syrup or honey, 1 tbsp
  • 2 ripe nectarines
  • Freshly grated ginger, a pinch
  • 1 chopped mango
  • Plain Greek yogurt, 3 tbsp

Directions

Start with the pineapple juice, and then put the rest of the ingredients in the blender or food processor. Cover the blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until the mixture has a smooth texture.

Original recipe courtesy of MomJunction.

Conclusion

Keep this list of lactation smoothies handy to boost your milk supply and recover postpartum.