This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Every one jokes about “eating for two” when pregnant, but many ignore the fact that you have to continue upping your nutritional intake after baby is born if you are breastfeeding.
While taking care of a new baby it can be hard to keep up with the needed extra calorie, water and vitamin intake you need!
One way that can be helpful is to start drinking smoothies a couple time a day. Today, we have a tasty recipe for a lactation support smoothie to help you stay hydrated and have extra nutrients you need as you feed your baby all day and night!
Lactation support smoothie ingredients
- 1.5 cups frozen berries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 apple (sliced)
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup water, coconut juice or orange juice
- 1 packet Premama Lactation Support Drink Mix
Put the ingredients in a blender and mix it up! I love making smoothies this way because the frozen berries act as the ice, meaning it won’t get watered down if you end up not being able to drink it all right away.
The spinach provides extra iron mom and baby both need and the entire drink helps you from being dehydrated. They suggest drinking a glass of water and munching on something while you nurse throughout the day, and this smoothie allows you to do both.
The Premama products have folic acid levels similar to prenatal vitamins as well as Omega-3 fatty acids and non-constipating iron. These multivitamin supplement mixes help if you don’t like swallowing pills, or if you just want a tastier way to to take your vitamin every day.
There are a variety of Premama products to support mom before, during and after pregnancy!
When you don’t have time for a smoothie you can mix it into a glass of water and drink it that way. Yummy!
Use the Premama Digestive Aid to chew before or after meals and the Premama Essentials to get extra vitamins as well!
See which of your local stores carries Premama so you can get started on your own smoothie, tasty drink or munching the Premama Digestive Aid Chews.
Enjoy this tasty lactation smoothie recipe during your next nursing session with the baby.
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