Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins

Whenever I feel like I need a boost in my breastmilk supply, or even just an easy snack that I know will keep me energized and still feel like a treat I make these Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins. They are simple to make and if you do mini muffins like me, it makes a big batch that are a great snack while you're "stuck" feeding the baby. Make sure you drink a ton of water as well, which will also help your supply and energy levels too!

Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins Recipe | MALLORIE OWENS

Ingredients ≫≫
1/2 cup extra virgin olive OR coconut oil 
1/2 cup organic cane OR coconut sugar
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 
3 tablespoons of water
1/4 cup applesauce OR 1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract  
1 cup whole wheat flour OR oat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1-2 tablespoons of brewers yeast (leave out if not breastfeeding) 
1 & 1/2 cups oats – organic, steel cut oats are best for you, but rolled oats are fine  
1/4 cup chocolate chips 
Heaping tablespoon peanut butter  
1-2 tablespoon chia seeds
A pinch of Himalayan salt
Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins Recipe | MALLORIE OWENS

Directions ≫≫

Preheat oven to 335 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and water, let them sit for a few minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the oil and sugar well. Add the applesauce and vanilla. Mix well.

Add the flaxseed and water mixture.

Add the dry ingredients (apart from the oats and your additional ingredients) and mix well again.

Finally, stir in the oats and your additional ingredients.  Bake for 10-12 minutes (longer if using a regular muffin tin, time is for mini muffins).


I hope you all enjoy the recipe, let me know if you try it, I'd love to see your photos and to know if you loved them as much as I do! Especially if they helped your milk supply, please share! You can find more recipes here.


Fertility and Pregnancy Smoothie Recipe.

This smoothie is easy and delicious for anyone, doesn't matter if you're trying to conceive, already pregnant, or just a dude that wants a smoothie. The frozen bananas and protein powder make it taste like a milkshake, instead of the protein and nutrient packed smoothie that it is. I call it my fertility and pregnancy smoothie because pretty much all of the ingredients are known to be beneficial when trying to conceive or for pregnant women.

I made this Fertility and Pregnancy Smoothie recipe pretty much every morning for breakfast after we'd been trying to conceive for a long time and now I love having it as a healthy snack in pregnancy. I've made a few changes to the recipe during pregnancy (as noted below), but will go back to the original once she's born. I know it will be a great boost while I'm breastfeeding!

I'm not a nutritionist (just someone who loves studying foods and their effects on our bodies and health), so I can't say whether this made a difference in my fertility for sure, but I can say that it's a great way to start the day and delicious too! I keep cut up over ripe bananas in a container in the freezer so they're ready to go for smoothies...or banana bread. ;)


Fertility and Pregnancy Smoothie Recipe | Mallorie Owens

Ingredients ≫≫
4 Dates, chopped (great for fertility and softening cervix at the end of pregnancy!)
Almond Milk (to taste)
1 Frozen Banana
1-2 Tbsp Chia Seeds (I vary day to day)
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
1 scoop Protein Powder
1 Tbsp Ground Flaxmeal
1 tsp Maca Root Powder (I stopped adding this once pregnant, no studies whether it's safe or not.)

Directions ≫≫

Pulse the dates with a bit of almond milk, until it's nice and smooth. Throw the rest of the ingredients and pulse until smooth. After a few pulses I usually push everything down again and add a bit more almond milk. Pulse and blend until smooth.

See? Easy and delicious...enjoy!

Also, in case anyone is wondering, I use this Vitamix to make my smoothies. I love my it sooo much, we put off ordering one forever because of the price tag but I use it several times every single day and my only regret is not getting one sooner! And for the protein powder, I use this organic blend from Costco.