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I am a huge fan of green protein shakes, especially milk-boosting ones. I love how you can throw in a bunch of spinach, and with the right blend of an awesome protein powder and ingredients, it tastes like the best dessert ever. I have no clue there is any spinach in it! This green lactation protein shake is no different. It is made with yummy and sweet kiwis, so there’s lots of sweet flavor, blended with my absolute favorite protein powder (super clean, no chemicals, no artificial sweetener, no fillers, full of superfoods…read more in this post, or watch my video below).
Because I blend this with a superfoods protein powder, the protein powder itself has tons of milk-boosting ingredients. Green veggies like kale and special additions like Tumeric. There are also the digestive enzymes added to the powder, which help you break down and absorb all the protein and nutrients. Talk about happy milk-makers with this stuff.
Let’s get into the ingredients:
2 Scoops of Ora Organic Vanilla Protein
2 Kiwis peeled and sliced
4-6 Milk Ice cubes. I always use almond milk
1 tsp of flaxseed
1 tbsp of oatmeal
1/2 cup of milk (almond milk is what I choose)
Blend everything together, and feel free to add 1 tbsp of milk at a time if you need more. Each blender is different, so you may have to adjust to yours. I use the Ninja blender with the single serving attachment. It makes life 10 times easier. Just blend, drink and go.
I will be launching a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength.I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a fitness and nutrition program to get your body back. This amps up your fitness routine into HIIT workouts, strength workouts and cardio to help you melt off those last pounds. I also walk you through proper food intake to encourage a healthy milk supply, while still burning extra fat as fuel. There is a very fine line to do this, but don’t worry, I’ve done it three times!!
I’m working on my edits to launch this program as soon as possible. I want it to be affordable, so all moms can heal there bodies and skip all the trouble I experienced. I didn’t realize, even with all my knowledge and training, how non-negotiable healing your postpartum body is before working on losing the weight.