GO-TO BREAKFAST OPTIONS POST PREGNANCY

As many new mom knows, life becomes amazingly overwhelming after giving birth. The last thing you want to think about is preparing meals for yourself-- so here are 3 quick and easy breakfast options that I rotated after giving birth. Please note that it’s important to eat 500 additional calories a day while breastfeeding!

Option 1: Assorted Fruit and a Green Juice (All Organic Ingredients) 
 

Green Juice

  • ½ cucumber
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 large carrot
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 inch piece of ginger

Fruit Combo 1

  • 2 bananas
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup figs

 Fruit Combo 2

  • 2 whole mangoes
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 2 yellow peaches
  • ½ cup blackberries

Fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. The fiber helps keep your bowels regular, which is key to helping eliminate bloat and discomfort after giving birth. Green juice helps balance your PH levels, while also promoting good digestion. For the juicer I use (click here)
 

Option 2: Smoothie (All Organic Ingredients) 

  •  1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 dates

This smoothie is a great combination of carbs, protein and fat, which all help to keep you satiated. I would typically add spinach or kale, but I was avoiding raw, dark leafy greens since they are known to upset a newborn’s stomach.
 

Option 3: Oatmeal (All Organic Ingredients) 
 

  • Gluten free oats (cooks in less than 10 minutes) in water
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • Shredded coconut to top
  • ¼ cup almond or coconut milk to already cooked oats for a creamier texture

Oatmeal helps increase your milk supply while breastfeeding. It is also a good source of fiber filled, healthy carbohydrates.

These 3 Breakfast options are super easy to make and leave you nutritionally satisfied. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.