If you are on the search for recipes that will help increase milk production, this is one you are going to love.
These pumpkin protein muffins are amazing for milk production but they are also just a really healthy snack you can have while breastfeeding but also beyond.
All I would do once I wasn’t breastfeeding anymore is omit the brewers yeast.
You don’t have to, but I don’t particularly love the taste of breweres yeast, and while most recipes like this one, mask the taste, I still rather omit it if I don’t need it.
As you know, breastfeeding takes a lot of energy.
If you are feeling extra hungry all the time, its for that reason…
When you are expending energy, you are burning calories, so you burn through the food you eat a lot faster than normal.
Which is why you are probably hungry ALL.THE.TIME.
So having healthy snacks like these yummy pumpkin muffins is a great way to stabilize blood sugar so you don’t get a lot of cravings and so that you have energy and don’t feel the need to binge eat.
Doing this will allow you to lose your baby weight faster and easier.
I added protein powder to these lactation muffins so that they fill you up and hold you over.
These are great for breakfast or snack!
Try not to go too many hours without eating.
When you do, you have low blood sugar and then you crave everything but the kitchen sink lol
Did you know that you need more calories while breastfeeding than during pregnancy?
Yup, its true, which is why its so important to continue to pay extra attention to your nutrition while you are nursing your baby.
Your baby is still getting his/her nutrients from you.
So try to eat a variety of foods so that they get all the nutrients they need.
And also supplement if you don’t think you are getting enough good nutrients and vitamins in.
Continue to take your prenatal.
You know… mPower (our protein powder for pregnancy & breastfeeding), has a medical grade prenatal in it.
So if you hate taking vitamins and love a good milk shake, mPower is gonna be your life saver.
You should also be taking:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
- Fish Oil
You can find medical grade, doctor formulated of all of those in the MMF Shop, click here.
There are a bunch of foods that are good for increasing milk production.
If you already have mPower, make sure you check your bonuses as we gave you a recipe guide for milk producing snacks, breakfasts, smoothies and lots of yummies.
If you haven’t, the recipe guide is worth it but the protein powder is legit the yummiest, most silkiest tasting protein you have ever tried.
It tastes like a vanilla ice cream milk shake.
I also wrote a post about which supplements you should take in order to increase your milk supply. Read it here.
Now back to the Pumpkin Lactation Protein Muffins
Did you know that pumpkin is actually a galactagogue?
Yup, it is a good source of food to increase the production of milk according to this study.
So if you are anything like me, and love all things pumpkin…
This is your chance to pumpkin it up even if its not fall 🙂
Pumpkin is a really great food to add to your diet.
- High in Vitamin A, C and beta-carotene (which are all great for the immune system)
- High in vitamin E, iron and folate
- High in fiber which aids in digestion and is also good for curbing cravings.
Here is the recipe.Print
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 4 stevia
- 2 eggs + 2 egg whites
- 2 scoops mPower Protein Powder
- 2 tbsp Brewer’s yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 4 tbsp dairy and gluten free chocolate chips (you can omit these if you want and add some nuts , seeds or coconut flakes)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray coconut oil spray in a mini muffin pan (24), meanwhile beat the eggs and add in the rest of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips.
- Mix well and then fold in the coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into the muffin pan and bake for ~ 25 minutes or until done.
- Makes about 24-30 mini muffins, depending on how much you fill them. You can also use a regular muffin pan and it will make ~ 12 muffins.
I hope you give these a try and not just during pumpkin season!
You can get canned pumpkin all year round and for pretty cheap.
And remember that you can continue to eat these after breastfeeding and you can also continue to use mPower.
I use it daily and I had my kids a long time ago.
I have it for breakfast, or postworkout or as a quick snack.
I love that I don’t have to take my multivitamin when I drink it because it has a medical grade multi in it.
And if you make them, post them on social and tag me @michellemariefit
Check out this video for the best pregnancy protein smoothie for breakfast.