As a nursing mother, there are two things that I desperately need: enough milk to feed my baby and enough energy to take care of all three kiddos. This recipe kills two birds with one delicious stone! These “booby bites” (which my husband hilariously coined) will help boost lactation while providing lots of protein and vitamins as well…and did I mention they are delicious?
I recently read that the combination of oatmeal, flaxseed, and Brewer’s Yeast can help boost a nursing mother’s milk supply. I have seen recipes for “lactation cookies” around the web that include these ingredients in a delicious treat. However, I also read that the benefits of Brewer’s Yeast (including the vitamins) can be decreased through the cooking process. So instead of making cookies that must be baked in the oven, I decided to make some energy bites (modified from this recipe). Since Brewer’s Yeast is a good source of Vitamin B, this would be a great treat for the whole family…not just for a nursing mom!
Here is the recipe for our “Booby Bites” (…and yes, I feel a little strange just typing that!)
2. Add the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla and turn your mixer on low (or stir together).
3. Refrigerate mixture for at least one hour.
4. Remove from the refrigerator and roll the mixture into small balls.
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