The official countdown is on- I have exactly one month before baby brother joins our family! I am equal parts ecstatic and ready and nervous and preparing all the things. Breastfeeding is always my number one priority after giving birth (I have already spent 3.5+ years of my 6.5 years of motherhood dedicated to this expression of love!) and am gearing up for another two years of nourishing our son.
Since morning times are the most hectic in my household and we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I wanted to focus on making that rush time less stressful by having an easy go-to meal; and these lactogenic overnight oats are just the answer!
Not only are they easy to prepare, just throw everything into a mason jar, you prep them the night before and let the fridge do its magic and the oats soften and the flavors mingle. Even better part? Use the same mason jar to heat and eat from! This can't be easier. Bonus: all the ingredients in this recipe help produce/sustain your milk production!
Lactogenic Overnight Oats
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 fresh or 2-3 dried apricots, diced
1 TBSP honey (a natural sweetener)
1 TBSP flaxseeds, optional
1/2 cup almondmilk or more depending on how thick/thin you like your oatmeal
Layer all the dry ingredients and then top off with almondmilk. Cover and shake to incorporate all the ingredients. Place in fridge overnight and heat in microwave for 1 min (Microwave times will vary) the next morning. Enjoy!
*Oats are a great source of iron, calcuim and fiber. (source)
*Almonds and cashews are believed to boost breastmilk production. (source)
*Apricots are high in fiber, Vitamins A, C, potassium and calcium. (source)
*Flaxseed has phytoestrogens that can influence breast milk production and also contains essential fatty acids. (source)
written by VHS contributor// Whitney Smith
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