These no-bake bites contain nutritious ingredients that give you energy and may boost your milk supply like almonds, oats, brewers yeast, and flax!
Happy Monday friends! If you’ve been following along with my postpartum updates you know that keeping up my milk supply is my top concern right now. As someone who LOVES to eat, I’m surprised by how easy it is to eat so little throughout the day when caring for a baby. Yes, I still want to lose some weight, but I don’t want to drop so much that it affects my already borderline milk supply, so it’s a delicate balance.
I love my recipe for lactation cookies, but when you don’t have time to eat, you don’t have time to bake. Plus it’s easier to cook things while wearing baby that don’t actually involve the stove or the oven or anything hot and dangerous. That’s why I decided to turn my lactation cookie recipe into a quick energy bite recipe!
I touched on this in my original lactation cookie recipe, but galactagogues are foods that are thought to boost milk supply. These bites contain almond butter, oats, ground flax, and brewer’s yeast. All super nutritious foods that may help to increase your milk supply.
Although there is little hard evidence (tons of anectodal stories passed from generation to generation) to support these foods having an effect on milk supply, these foods are still very nutrient dense. The more nutrient-dense, healthy calories you can get in, the higher your milk supply will be.
Do you need to be breastfeeding to enjoy these bites? Absolutely not! I shared one with my Aunt, and she did not start randomly lactating, so I think your safe to eat these if you aren’t breastfeeding. I would share with Mr. Hungry, but yeast makes him super sick. Sucks that yeast makes him sick, but I would be lying if I said I wanted to share anyway.
I’ve been eating 1-2 of them per day. They are the perfect snack when I’m sitting down to breastfeed and find that I haven’t eaten anything for a while. Right, when I’m sitting down to breastfeed is inconveniently usually when I realize I’m starving.
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No Bake Lactation Bites
- Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process for 30 seconds and then pulse until dough is combined enough to form balls.
- Use a cookie scoop to form each ball or make each one about 2 tablespoons.
- Store in refrigerator for up to a month (or as long as any of the ingredients are good for.)
- You do not need a food processor, you can stir the ingredients as well.
- I used the really runny almond butter from Costco. If your almond butter isn't very creamy/runny you may need to add 1-2tablespoons of melted coconut oil to help everything come together.
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