Smoothies are an integral part of my morning routine; it’s
like a crock pot meal. I just throw all of my daily essentials into my Vitamix
and voila! They are a healthy, quick and filling breakfast on the go that I
could change at a moments notice. If I don’t have a fruit (or vegetable) I
would substitute it for something else.
mother’s main concern is MILK PRODUCTION! Especially when you’re a working mom
on the go, like me. Keeping hydrated and making sure that I’m eating enough to sustain
my milk supply for this growing baby boy hasn’t been as hard as it has been for
some new moms but, there are days where I feel completely drained.
think to put in a smoothie but when they come together, they make a great
healthy and flavorful drink!
lot of East and West Indian dishes, especially curries, is great for
milk production, heart health, and as an anti-inflammatory aid. The smoothie also contains steel cut oats, which have been proven to help increase your milk supply as well. My family is from South Carolina and during
the holidays one of my favorite desserts is sweet potato pie. Sweet potatoes
are packed Vitamin C which is great for fighting colds, Magnesium the
anti-stress and relaxation mineral, and Vitamin D which is critical for your
recipe that’s healthy, packed with protein and tasty here is mine for all of
you breastfeeding moms out there.
¼ teaspoon of fresh nutmeg plus more for garnish
Soak the dry chickpeas over night in 1 cup of
In a heavy bottom saucepan, add the almond milk,
cardamom pods, cinnamon stick (or ground cinnamon), nutmeg, and turmeric. Heat until the
almond milk is warm. Cover and let steep for 1 hour.
Note: This step may be done a
few days in a advance.
Once the milk has cooled, strain and set aside. Taste it and adjust the amount of spices to your liking.
Place the sweet potato, cooked oatmeal,
chickpeas, ice and vanilla into your blender.
Add the spice infused almond milk and blend
Note: Although I used a Vitamix to make this smoothie, any blender can be used. Check out all of the blender options Williams-Sonoma has to offer.