Breastfeeding has a funny way of making new mommies obsessed with cookies. Cookies, brownies, ice cream and all the sugary foods really. Milk Dust is amazing for combating those cravings, but we also believe you can have healthy, nutrient-dense cookies too.
Here at Milk Dust we love cookies. We think cookies are a great way to get in some needed nutrients, satisfy cravings and even boost your milk supply. Peanut butter cookies are an even better way to do this! These peanut butter cookies in particular are super simple to make. They take just a few ingredients, are gluten-free, healthy and full of the good stuff.
If you are still pregnant, make these for when baby arrives! If you know someone who just had a baby, make some for them!
This recipe is so simple because everything can be added to one large bowl, and mixed all together. Mix all the ingredients, then form small balls to place on greased cookie sheet. Use a fork to flatten the cookies into their shape. Put in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes.
If you want to give these babies a try, use code: LACTATION for 10% off your first order! Milk Dust usually offers enough sweetness for the recipe, but if you find you need more, add 1/4 cup of honey to the recipe, and you will be perfect!
Gingerbread cookies are amazing, but all the sugar, fat, carbs and lack of nutrients aren’t amazing for encouraging milk supply. A gingerbread lactation shake is a great option to help curb those cravings for gingerbread cookies, while also nourishing your body and keeping you on-track for increasing milk supply.
Why is Milk Dust so GREEN?
Milk Dust offers super foods such as chlorella and spirulina which are very rich in phytonutrients. These make a bright green color. There are also blueberries and spinach, making the color sometimes more of a deep grey/green. Green is a GOOD color. It means nutrients, so we are okay with the green color. We find it gives Milk Dust character.
These pumpkin chocolate chunk lactation bars are amazing. They taste just like a delicious bite of fall, with all the healthy ingredients new mommies need while breastfeeding. We talked about the nutritional benefits of pumpkin in our pumpkin pie lactation shake post.
Pumpkin is a seasonal ingredient that offers a big nutritional bang for your buck, and we highly recommend it for postpartum mamas. Feel free to eat all the pumpkin this season. And you can start with these lactation bars, which taste like pumpkin bread, with a sweeter twist and some chocolate chunks.
In fact, this recipe is very versatile, so you can make them into bars, bread, or muffins depending on what works best for you.
These pumpkin lactation bars are topped with chocolate chunks to make an amazing, healthy bar!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: lactation bar, lactation recipe, pumpkin bar
1cupBirch's Paleo Pancake Mix or Paleo Baking Flour
1scoopMilk Dust Lactation Powder
1canPumpkin puree (not pie)
6packetsStevia or sweetener of choice
1-3tbspmilk of choice if needed
1/4cupchocolate chips or chocolate chunks for topping
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and set aside. Use a mixer to blend together wet ingredients including eggs, pumpkin, stevia and honey. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. You may need to add some extra milk to help mix, depending on the flour you use. This is a thicker dough, rather than batter that you have to spread over a greased baking 8×5 or square baking pan. Pour dough into greased pan and spread out evenly. Top with chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until fork comes out clean. Makes 12-16 bars.
These bars are actually gluten-free and full of healthy nutrients for postpartum mamas! No added sugar, low in carbs and high in protein!
Remember, the “batter” is thicker on these. Here’s a photo that illustrates the thickness, so you know its okay to smooth it out into your pan.
Feel free to top with nuts, apple chunks, chocolate chips, or chocolate chunks like we did. It makes a big difference.
Bake, and keep an eye on the edges, as those cook faster. They taste fabulous both warm and cold the next day. You can eat them for breakfast or as dessert. Warm up with some honey or whipped cream on top, and a sprinkle of sea salt, and it won’t disappoint.
Better yet, this is LOW SUGAR! Yet it tastes so good and sweet. With all the benefits of Milk Dust, pumpkin and eggs, we promise this is a healthy dessert or breakfast to ease those sugar cravings!
This pumpkin pie lactation protein shake is so good and so filling. No need to run through the drive thru for that pumpkin spice any more! We are in love with this recipe for fall, and we hope you will be too.
There are also some amazing nutritional benefits of pumpkin! Here are some benefits you can get from adding pumpkin to your protein shake:
added vitamin A, C and E which are all antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and aid in healing
beta-carotene another amazing antioxidant
Lots of fiber to keep you full
Lutein for your brain and cognitive functioning
Great source of tryptophan to increase mood and help with sleep
So, there you have some amazing reasons to add pumpkin to your lactation smoothie. Here is our recipe to make sure your pumpkin smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie!
Delicious and healthy pumpkin pie lactation protein shake for breastfeeding mamas to enjoy the fall, keep their milk supply and lose weight!
Keyword: lactation recipe, lactation shake, lactatoin smoothie, pumpkin pie protein shake
1scoopMilk Dust Lactation Protein Powder
1 1/2cupsFrozen riced cauliflower
4tbspCalifia Pumpkin Spice Creamer or pumpkin spice creamy of choice
1tbsPumpkin pie spice
1cupmilk of choice, we used almond milk unsweetened
2tbspwhipped cream (optional)
Blend all ingredients together and serve immediately!
This pumpkin pie lactation protein shake is super creamy, just like pumpkin pie! The frozen riced cauliflower gives a better texture than ice, but a frozen banana would work well to make it sweeter. The riced cauliflower keeps the calories down, yet still protects the taste.
This recipe for lactation banana bread, or banana bars if you prefer smaller bars for eating and packing is full of milk-boosting herbs and nutrients from Milk Dust, as well as being low-sugar, low-carb and still soft and comforting.
Because the bananas are ripe and sweet, and Milk Dust is sweet as well, you don’t need any extra granulated sugar or sweetener. Instead, we used the Truvia Honey blend that reduces the sugar content, but still tastes just like honey. We also swapped almond flour for regular flour, which dramatically reduces the blood sugar impact and carbs in the banana bread.
Standard banana bread is really good on occasion, but for a breastfeeding mama looking to stay healthy, lose some of the baby weight and keep up milk supply, this recipe is a much better option! You can eat this for breakfast, or as a snack with not guilt or sugar crashes.
Let’s get into the recipe, so you can enjoy this banana bread.
This lactation banana bread tastes just like the real thing, but is way healthier and full of milk-boosting ingredients!
Keyword: lactation recipe
2 1/2cupsAlmond flour
1 scoopMilk Dust
1/4cupTruvia Honey or reduced sugar honey
Add all dry ingredients into a medium bowl. In a larger bowl, mix bananas, honey and eggs together until smooth. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased loaf pan or 9×11 pan to make bars. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Monitor the darkness of the top and sides.
If you aren’t a smoothie fan, snack recipes like these or our green lactation muffins can be super helpful to get the positive affects of our Milk Dust, in a form that is easier to snack and pack. We also have a great “nice” cream recipe that works really well for dessert. Use code: LACTATION for 10% off your first order!
This is an amazing and simple lactation “nice” cream recipe you can literally eat every night, or for breakfast if you want too!
What is lactation “nice” cream?
Nice cream is made from frozen bananas, which blend into a creamy consistency. You can also get a similar effect with frozen avocados. Both give a texture just like ice cream! When combined with a scoop of Milk Dust, you get added protein, added flavor and sweetness, and lots of milk-boosting ingredients all in one!
Curb that nursing-sweet tooth with ice cream for breakfast!
Yes, you can absolutely eat this for breakfast if you like. Seriously, there isn’t anything “bad” or unhealthy, and it tastes so good! Or, grab some after those super late-night feeds, when you are cravings something sweet and satisfying. This will do the trick!
Add everything to a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy by adding small amounts of milk of choice to get the desired consistency for your nice cream. You can also blend fresh, then put in a pan lined with parchment paper to eat later! The key is to allow it to de-thaw for about 30 minutes in order to scoop some creamy nice scream into your bowl! The green color is from the super foods in Milk Dust. These include Chlorella, Spirulina and spinach. It makes a pretty, green color! Top with toppings of choice like berries, chocolate or nuts!
Make sure to order your Milk Dust quickly, as we sell out very fast, and tag us on Instagram @milkdustprotein if you make this recipe!