OMG. Breakfast is a struggle for me. I need something quick because mornings are nuts. I've got kids to get to school, a baby to feed, and there's not time for me to eat before we run out the door. (My body and blood sugar hates this though.)
For me, this is the perfect on the go breakfast. Fast. Easy. Delicious. Satiating. And keeps my energy levels up, which is soooo important when you're a breastfeeding momma. Also, I make it in advance so it's ready to go. No morning prep. It takes me about five miutes, once a week, to whip this meal together.
So.... Onto the recipe!
The ingredients are simple, and you can find them everywhere, which is amazing. No weird specialty ingredients in this lactation recipe! And the prep is super simple. You could do this with a baby in your arms if you really had to. (Though, a baby carrier would probably make it easier. ha!)
DISCLAIMER: I am a firm believer the only thing necessary to make plenty of milk for your baby is to JUST NURSE YOUR BABY. Outside of rare, biological circumstances, having an efficient, pain free latch, and adequate time at the breast is all you need to do to make plenty of milk for your baby. If you believe you are struggling with milk supply, please SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR SUPPORT, and download our GUIDE FOR INCREASING MILK SUPPLY.
Ingredients (for one serving):
1/3 Cup Quick Oats
1 t Ground Cinnamon
1 T Chia Seeds
1 T Hemp Seeds (or flax seeds, I much prefer hemp for the texture)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (any milk, or water, is fine. I prefer almond.)
3/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or your favorite yogurt.)
1/2 Cup Fruit (I chose frozen blueberries)
You'll also need ball jars, a spoon, measuring cups and spoons.
Note: This is for one serving, or one ball jar.
Mix together your oats, cinnamon, and seeds directly in your ball jar, then add your milk and mix again. Top with your favorite yogurt, then top with the fruit. Now stick it in your fridge overnight! That's it.
I make enough of these to get me through the week. They keep for a week in the fridge, and it's soooo nice to only have to make breakfast once.
A couple other notes about this recipe. I limit sugar in my diet, so these are made without any sugar or sweetner. If you'd like yours to be a little sweeter, try adding a teaspoon of honey, or other liquid sweetner to your oats when you mix in the milk. You could also use a flavored yogurt instead of plain.
Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!!!
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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