I’m in love with these little lactation energy bites! They are so easy to make and they taste great too. I do fancy my lactation cookie recipe, but these have some of the same great ingredients in them that help boost milk production and they take a fraction of the time to make.
At some point in your breastfeeding journey you may notice a decrease in your milk production. This can happen for different reasons, but don’t fret, you can eat certain foods that will help boost your supply. Eating milk producing foods is just one way to help your supply. There are teas and other techniques that can help boost your breastmilk too, but having some of these no bake lactation energy bites on hand will be one thing you can eat as soon as you sense a dip in your production.
These no bake lactation energy bites include the following milk boosting ingredients:
- Peanut butter
- Brewer’s yeast
Peanut butter is the perfect snack even on it’s own when you’re hungry and breastfeeding. It is a great source of protein and will give you a boost of energy and the healthy fats it contains help to boost milk supply.
Brewers yeast contains B-vitamins which help boost energy. It also contains chromium, selenium, iron, and protein. Along with the B-vitamins, the protein and iron will help with energy and even elevate mood. I wasn’t able to find any brewers yeast on island, but I used this nutritional yeast instead. Yeasts are from the fungi family. Brewers yeast and nutritional yeast are deactivated so they won’t have any frothy or leavening ability. You can use these 2 yeasts (brewers or nutritional) in your recipes, but don’t use baker’s yeast!
Flaxseed is an amazing superfood and is chalk full of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, B-vitamins, and lignans that fight cancer cells and lower the risk of heart disease. And flaxseed helps boost milk production!
Oatmeal is a good source of iron and it’s known that an anemic mother can see a decrease in her milk supply. It therefore makes sense that eating foods rich in iron will help to increase milk supply. I actually used Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli because it has the oats, but also a lot of other yummy bits like raisins, dates, sunflower seeds, rye, barley, flaxseed, and walnuts. If that’s too much for you just use regular oats – dry, not cooked.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups oats (or muesli)
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 2 tbs ground flaxseed
- 2 tbs brewers yeast (or nutritional yeast)
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tsp almond extract
- Combine all ingredients in your Kitchenaid Mixer with the paddle attachment and set to stir until ingredients are combined.
- Use the tablespoon measure to scoop out the mixture and make balls.
- Eat immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
The cool thing about these no bake energy lactation bites is that while they will help to boost milk supply of a breastfeeding mother they can also just be eaten by anyone for their healthy and energy boosting ingredients! It’s a healthy snack full of protein, iron, fiber, and B-vitamins. So even if you’re done breastfeeding I highly recommend keeping some of these on hand.
I’d love to hear what you think! Did you make this recipe? Tell me in the comments below.