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This lactation protein shake is totally amazing, both in taste and for postpartum mamas, who are concerned with keeping up their milk supply while working on losing the baby weight. They key with keeping your supply up is the amount of nutrients you give to your body. This lactation shake is full of awesome nutrients! The protein powder I use is absolutely, hands-down amazing because it is full of super foods, veggies, fruits and even tumeric. All of which aid your body in milk production. Your body is also way more willing to let go of fat when you give it enough nutrition.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to blend kale, broccoli, cranberries, tumeric and all sorts of other amazing foods in one smoothie. I think I would just gag. But, this protein powder is full of what you need, in addition to having DIGESTIVE ENZYMES!! These guys help you digest the proteins and absorb the nutrients. Basically amazing, and I talk more about it in this post, or feel free to watch me get way to excited about protein powder in the video below.
Here are the ingredients for the protein shake:
2 Scoops of Ora Organic Vanilla Protein
1/2 small package of fresh blackberries (about 10 or so)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 tsp flaxseed (extra omega-3s for your milk! Read more about that here)
1/2 tbs of oatmeal (read on how oatmeal increases milk supply here)
3 or so Almond milk (or milk of choice) ice cubes
1/3 cup of Almond Milk (add more 1 tbsp at a time depending on your blender)
Blend it all together and add some sprinkles for fun!!
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.