Pregnant or not, this is just a great recipe for on-the-go or to use as meal prep. I basically live on this make ahead breakfast/snack even way before I got pregnant. Just prep 5 jars for the week and set yourself up for a nutritious breakfast or anytime meal really.
These are great to have in the long breastfeeding evenings and early mornings in between feedings, because my life revolves around that now, ha!! Winecoachmakes life easier because he basically adds fun toppings for me and I can eat shortly after or even during feeding her. It just makes me SO HUNGRY!
Adding fruit makes this just extra delicious and nutrient rich! This is all the good stuff needed to make milk and I have noticed my milk production increasing each day. It’s really a blessing and I do think this recipe has something to do with it!
Don’t want to necessarily make milk? Simply leave out the brewer’s yeast and add the rest to get a nice hearty breakfast packed with fiber, protein, healthy fats and complex carbs. This is the basic recipe. Get creative! Catch the video here to see it all coming together.
This is what you need:
BASE (dry ingredients):
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp brewer’s yeast* (a must for lactation)
- 3/4-1 cup milk of choice
- 1-2 tbsp 0% non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons of honey, maple syrup, brown sugar or sweetener of choice
OPTIONAL (Nice additions):
- Cinnamon to taste (or spice of choice)
- 1 tbsp of peanut/almond butter
- Chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds
- Coconut rasps/pieces
- Any fruit combo of your choice (love the crunch brought by green apples and also all berries!)
- Cacao nibs, gogi berries, mulberries
- Add dry ingredient base + whichever dry optional ingredients in mason jars. For overnight oats, add wet ingredients and allow oats to soak overnight in the fridge or at least 4 hours.
- Eat cold or heat it up when you’re ready to eat. May need to add a bit more milk to stir easily as the oats tend to soak everything up (unless you enjoy it thicker. A bit of water will also do the trick.
- Cut up fruit and add nuts for added nutrition and texture. You scan also add it to a bowl!
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