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!
Peanut Butter Lactation Cookies – EASY!
These peanut butter lactation cookies are so easy, and so good!
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.
Gingerbread Cookie Lactation Shake
This lactation shake tastes like a gingerbread cookie.
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.
Pumpkin Chocolate Lactation Bars
These pumpkin lactation bars are topped with chocolate chunks to make an amazing, healthy 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!
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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!
Lactation brownies are awesome snacks or treats for breastfeeding mamas to increase milk supply and satisfy sugar cravings. But, many of the lactation brownies out there are full of sugar and fat, which is not good for losing any extra baby weight.
Of course a delicious brownie every so often is more than acceptable, but what if you could have a delicious brownie for breakfast every morning? Basically, this brownie recipe is so healthy, low-sugar, low-carb and nutrient-dense, you can have it anytime you want. You can even eat the entire recipe for around 350 calories if you really wanted to. These are perfect for those times when you just can’t stop eating the brownies.
Because there’s a scoop of our Milk Dust in this recipe, there is added protein, which helps make these brownies super filling as well. The protein will actually help keep you from filling hungry again soon after eating these, as well as limiting how many you can actually eat without feeling stuffed. Feeling full is one of the fastest ways to get rid of a sugar craving.
Go ahead, eat these up and reap the benefits to your milk supply and nutrition.
Healthy Lactation Brownies for Milk Supply:
Healthy Lactation Brownies
These lactation brownies are high in protein, low in sugar and carbs and amazing for milk supply.
Give these lactation brownies a try for your next chocolate craving. Pair them with a drizzle of peanut butter, a dollop of whipped cream or a little vanilla ice cream between two, and it will be the best dessert you can have every night! Give our Milk Dust a try at 10% off with Code: LACTATION
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.
Boobie Banana Bread For Lactation
This lactation banana bread tastes just like the real thing, but is way healthier and full of milk-boosting ingredients!
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.
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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!