very rarely can you make something a handful of times and still want to make it again and again. the only thing i’ve been able to do that with is cheesecake, chocolate and coffee.
but enter: these oat lactation balls. or protein/good fat balls that encourage good milk.
its really hard to make food then and there when i need it, so I’m learning to batch make things (quiche, dinner, these balls) to be able to have things when i need them because when your baby needs to eat now…you dont have time to make the breakfast then and there and if its quick its probably a handful of cinnamon toast crunch.
when i found these, i was eating stuff that was supposed to help my milk when i was working to get my milk back. lactation cookies? yea thats not realistic. i made a batch and omg they were so good i ate them literally in one day. thats not a good idea to not look 8 mo pregnant asap, so i needed to find something that didnt have a stick of butter in it.
these have brewers yeast, flax seeds and oats – all galactogogues. the other stuff is just good for you – good fats to keep you full and give you a boost when a meal isnt possible then and there. (im not using them AS a meal, just a omg i need food now but i cant make something OR something easy to eat at 4 am when im hungry and pumping.)
i came across these and have added stuff to them and lovvvving them.
i wanted to share, in case you need some balls in your life. i literally love them – you can add stuff you particularly like like i did….adding coconut oil makes them so much yummier.
2 cups steel cut oats
1/2 cup flax seeds
4TBS Brewers Yeast
Scoop of Poppyseeds
a couple scoops of slivered Almonds (smashed)
2 TBS Hemp Seeds
**Combine all dry ingredients**
1 Cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
(i do a combo)
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
combine all the ingredients with a wooden spoon or if you have gloves, hand combine, which is what i like to do. form balls and you’re done.
*it might seem dry at first, keep combining. if you dont like the makeup, add more PB or honey.
Put them on a cookie sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes, then once they are cool…keep them in a tin in the fridge and they’re ready to roll when you need a snack on the go and something good for yo’milks.