Before we start, these No Bake Lactation Bites can be eaten by ANYONE! They are just your average energy ball, that happens to have some great ingredients for breastfeeding mamas. Like Lou eats them, and he’s not sprouting milk. 😉
And I shouldn’t say “your average,” because these are SO good. Like I’ve eaten a lot of date balls/protein balls/energy balls in my life, and these are by far my favorite. Super hearty and just sweet enough.
So why are these good for lactation? I am currently on my 4th week of breastfeeding Luca, and have to say the journey has not been an easy one (details for another post). I had a really poor milk supply initially, so I did a lot of research on foods I should be eating to help make more. It turns out oats, nuts, flaxmeal and chia seeds are some of the superfoods for lactation. I’ve also read in many articles that brewer’s yeast is supposed to help- however it’s not scientifically proven.
So I made me a few batches of these No Bake Lactation Bites and I’ve been eating one a day since. Now the milk legit pours out of me; like it’s a problem haha. Can’t say it’s from eating these balls (along with other lactation foods like eggs, avocado, leafy greens and berries) or if this just happened naturally; but my supply is serious!
PLUS, since I am always starving these No Bake Lactation Bites make the perfect quick snack to hold me over. Like 3am, I’m breastfeeding, watching the Bachelorette and eating a ball.
And just remember ANYONE can eat these! They are too good to miss out on. 🙂
- 1 cup of old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup nuts (any kind work)
- 12oz organic dates (remove pits)
- 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
- 1/2 tablespoon of brewers yeast (*optional for lactation)
- Mix the oats, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, honey and chia seeds in a large bowl.
- Fold in the dried cranberries
- add the nuts to a food processor/blender and process until fine.
- Add dates and blend until well mixed
- Add date mixture to oat mixture and mix well.
- Roll mixture into balls (Any size you like)
- Put in zip lock freezer bag and store in the fridge or freezer.
- These can be eaten by anyone! Not just breastfeeding moms. 🙂