Shamrock Breastfeeding Protein Shake

Shamrock Breastfeeding Protein Shake

Shamrock season is here, and this is a delicious shamrock protein shake that will increase your milk supply and help you lose the baby weight! Protein shakes are amazing for new mamas trying to lose the baby weight because they provide necessary nutrients that help with milk supply! 

Milk Dust in particular, is a plant-based protein powder formulated specifically to increas milk supply, stop sugar cravings, and help with weight loss. Protein is really important when trying to maintain muscle mass and lose weight, and sometimes it is really difficult to get enough protein in when you have a newborn to take care of! I found protein shakes to be so helpful when making my weight loss plan after pregnancy. I followed a specific, clean eating meal plan that worked really well even after my fourth baby, and I've been able to maintain my weight loss after all four kids! 

Milk Dust is a uniquely formulated plant-based protein powder that increases milk supply, while also helping to cut sugar cravings for breastfeeding mothers. Milk Dust has one of the most unique protein blends for any of the plant-based protein powders on the market, with 16 grams of protein per scoop. The protein blend is comprised of pea protien, organic brown rice protein, chia seed protein, pumpkin seed protein and flax seed protein. Pea protein is the best plant-based protein because it provides all the essential amino acids that animal-based proteins provide. In addition to offering a clean, plant-based protein source for new moms, it also provides essential nutrients, natural ingredients, super foods and lactation herbs that are amazing for any breastfeeding mom. When you combine all of these amazing ingredients, without any artificial sweeteners, heavy metals, or common allergens like gluten, dairy and soy, it is a wonderful supplement to promote healthy milk supply and safe weight loss.

Milk Dust has a specific blood sugar blend that helps regulate insulin levels and manage your blood sugar levels. It also provides essential nutrients that when deficient, can cause sugar cravings. The sugar-craving blend consists of cinnamon bark, turmeric, magnesium, zinc, L-methylfolate, Chromium and Vitamin B12. The B vitamins are all active, or methylated for better absorption. All of these ingredients have been used in studies to help treat blood sugar issues and diabetes, due to their ability to help balance blood sugar and reduce cravings. Specifically chromium and magnesium work together to help ensure those cravings are greatly reduced. No other lactation protein powder offers a blend like this. 

Benefits of Protein Powder While Breastfeeding: 

While protein powder can be a convenient way to increase protein intake, especially for busy mothers, there are a few considerations and potential benefits for breastfeeding women:

  1. Nutrient Support: Breastfeeding mothers have increased nutritional needs, including protein, to support both their own health and the production of breast milk. Protein powders can provide a quick and easy way to supplement dietary protein intake, ensuring that mothers meet their daily requirements.

  2. Convenience: Protein powder can be a convenient option for busy mothers who may struggle to prepare protein-rich meals or snacks throughout the day. It can be easily mixed into smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, or other foods, providing a quick and portable source of protein.

  3. Muscle Recovery: For mothers who engage in regular exercise or physical activity, protein powder can aid in muscle recovery and repair. This can be particularly beneficial for mothers who are trying to regain strength and fitness postpartum.

  4. Weight Management: Protein is known to promote feelings of fullness and satiety, which may help breastfeeding mothers manage their appetite and support healthy weight management. This can be especially important for mothers who are trying to lose pregnancy weight while ensuring an adequate nutrient intake for breastfeeding.

  5. Improved Milk Composition: Consuming adequate protein can potentially improve the quality of breast milk by providing essential amino acids necessary for infant growth and development.

  6. Increased Energy Levels: Protein is essential for energy production in the body. Ensuring an adequate protein intake can help breastfeeding mothers maintain energy levels, which is crucial during this demanding period.

  7. Support for Hair, Skin, and Nails: Protein is essential for the growth and repair of tissues, including hair, skin, and nails. Adequate protein intake can help support the health and appearance of these tissues, which may be beneficial for some postpartum mothers experiencing changes in these areas.

Shamrock Protein Shake for Breastfeeding: 


  • 1 scoop of Milk Dust Sweet Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 small ripe banana, frozen
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (adjust to taste)
  • A handful of spinach leaves (for the green color)
  • Optional: Ice cubes for a thicker shake
  • Optional: Chocolate chips for topping


  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla protein powder, almond milk, frozen banana, Greek yogurt, peppermint extract, and spinach leaves.

  2. Blend until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can add some ice cubes and blend again until desired consistency is reached.

  3. Taste the shake and adjust the sweetness or peppermint flavor if needed, by adding more banana or peppermint extract.

  4. Once blended to your liking, pour the shake into a glass.

  5. Optionally, you can garnish the shake with a sprig of fresh mint or a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top for added flavor and decoration.

  6. Enjoy your refreshing and nutritious Shamrock Protein Shake!

This shake provides a balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates, making it a great option for a post-workout snack or a quick breakfast on the go. Plus, the addition of spinach not only gives it a vibrant green color but also adds a boost of vitamins and minerals. Adjust the ingredients according to your taste preferences and dietary needs.