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Mocha Banana Smoothie Recipe

mocha banana smoothie recipe to boost breast milk and support muscle recovery

Moms run on coffee—am I right? And while experts (and nosy mothers-in-law) warn that caffeine can pass through your breastmilk (1, 2), research shows you can safely have up to 300 mg of caffeine daily without affecting your baby (3, 4). This delicious smoothie slips in less than 100 mg of the blessed pick-me-up.

Real mom tip: “I make coffee ice cubes with what’s leftover in the pot every morning, and toss them into this smoothie. Oh, and I double the creamer,” says Courtney, a licensed clinical social worker and mother of two. Aw, yeaaah!

Ingredients 

  • 1/3 cup Mama Love Protein
  • 1/2 Banana, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Milk Creamer
  • 1 cup Brewed Coffee, chilled

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add ice cubes for a thicker smoothie, or more chilled coffee if you prefer a thinner one. Serve cold. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1

Calories 237 

 

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value

Total Fat

4.2g

6%

Saturated Fat

1.1g

5%

Cholesterol

0g

0%

Sodium

51.6mg

3%

Total Carbohydrate

31g

10%

Dietary Fiber

5.5g

19%

Total Sugars

10.2 g

 

Protein

20g

 

Calcium

 

2.2%

Iron

 

25%

Potassium

 

14%

Caffeine

94.8mg

 

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. 

Sources

  1. Ryu, J E. “Caffeine in human milk and in serum of breast-fed infants.” Developmental pharmacology and therapeutics 8,6 (1985): 329-37. doi:10.1159/000457057
  2. Tyrala, E E, and W E Dodson. “Caffeine secretion into breast milk.” Archives of disease in childhood 54,10 (1979): 787-9. doi:10.1136/adc.54.10.787
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020) “Maternal Diet.”
  4. Nehlig, A, and G Debry. “Consequences on the newborn of chronic maternal consumption of coffee during gestation and lactation: a review.” Journal of the American College of Nutrition 13,1 (1994): 6-21. doi:10.1080/07315724.1994.10718366
 
 
 

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