Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Power Smoothie for Breast Feeding Mamas

I posted my go-to smoothie recipe a long time ago, but wanted to post an updated recipe. Now that it has been seven weeks since Henrik's arrival, I am focusing in on losing the baby weight. Back after I got out of college, I followed Weight Watchers to shed some beer and pizza weight, and it was pretty easy to follow. So I decided to follow it again to get these last ten pounds off. Additionally, I am very conscious about what I am eating, making sure I am getting enough of the right food groups to both keep my energy up and keep Henrik full of the right nutrients. This recipe is 7 PointsPlus and also contains a serving of dairy, two servings of vegetables and three servings of fruit. That's FIVE servings of fruits and vegetables before you even leave the house. Plus, it keeps me very full - I can barely finish it and I don't need anything else until lunch.

This recipe contains oatmeal, which is good for milk supply when your breast feeding. If you're not breast feeding, you could cut out the oatmeal and the smoothie would only be 3 PointsPlus.

  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1/4c milk/almond milk/water
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh berries (I buy the big bag of frozen Target brand berries)
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 c vanilla greek yogurt (You can omit this and substitute a scoop of vanilla protein powder)
  • Hand full of ice
In a blender, put the spinach in as well as the milk or almond milk or water and blend. This will ensure you don't have any chunks of spinach in your smoothie. Add the rest of the ingredients, blend until smooth and enjoy! (I have figured out that my smoothie is smoother if I add everything one at a time and blend, but if I'm in a hurry, I shove it all in and blend.)


  1. You mentioned that it included oatmeal, but the recipe doesn't say how much or when to add it.. Can you please explain? Thanks

  2. I have the same question... how much oatmeal?

  3. Can you please tell us how much oatmeal?

  4. Ladies, I'm guessing it's 1/2 cup of uncooked oatmeal in the smoothie based on the fact that she says it's worth 7 weight watchers points with the oatmeal in it versus 4 without. 1/2 cup of oatmeal is worth 4 points.