Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lactation Promoting Energy Balls with Almond Butter

Lactation Promoting Energy Balls - Almond Butter

My journey to produce enough breast milk for my kids has been a long one. After 5 babies I've finally been able to exclusively nurse my last baby! I make different versions of energy balls and granola that have ingredients that help lactation and they have really helped me build and maintain my milk supply. You will find no judgements here. We're all trying our best to feed our babies. Do what works for you and your family! This version is like a granola bar that's been rolled up into a ball.

Ingredients and Directions

1 16 oz container of crunchy almond butter (I use Trader Joes)
1/2 c coconut oil
1/2 c pure maple syrup

Melt the above ingredients over low heat in a saucepan. Stir with a whisk until everything is melted and combined. It will take a little elbow grease to get all the almond butter whisked through.

In a bowl put:

3 c rolled oats
1/2 c ground flax
1/4 c brewers yeast
1 c puffed quinoa (I use puffed quinoa from

Pour the almond butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir thoroughly to combine. After it cooled slightly, I added 1 c chocolate chips. That is optional.

Get your hands a little wet and take 1 T of the mixture, roll it into balls and place on parchment. This mixture was a little softer than my normal energy balls so I dipped my hand in water probably every 5-6 balls or so. Freeze until hard and then place them in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer.