Protein Bites (aka Lactation cookies)

If we aren’t best friends already we are about to be, because these protein bites are freaking delicious!

These are HEALTHY, filling and my favorite thing to eat on the run! I love them so much and don’t feel guilty about eating them all day, everyday. I meal prep a batch (or two) every Sunday and have used these as my lifeline since the first week we brought Brayden home from the hospital. If you are as busy as we are (or if you forget to eat like I used to) then these make a great breakfast, snack or treat when you need something sweet. Bonus if you are a breastfeeding mommy read to the bottom for the ingredient that will help increase your milk supply.

2 cups instant oats (dry) **gluten free or old fashioned oats can also be used**

¾ cup ground or milled flaxseed

½ cup chocolate chips ** I prefer dark chocolate but raisins could substituted**

1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter or almond butter

½ cup raw honey **local honey may help you develop immunity to pollen**

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbs brewer’s yeast **this is it mamas!!! Read below for details**

Optional ingredients include ½ cup dried fruit or chopped nuts.

 

Mix together dry ingredients first, before combining all ingredients. I just use my hands to mix everything because using a spoon is a big ol’ waste of time. Roll final mixture into balls and refrigerate for up to a week. Eat all the time. Give as gifts to new moms. ENJOY!!

These lactation balls are great for nursing mama’s because oatmeal and brewer’s yeast can help increase milk supply. Even if you aren’t breastfeeding brewer’s yeast is a great addition to these protein balls and your health. Brewer’s yeast is a nutritional supplement that boosts energy levels as a source of vitamin B, selenium and chromium; and clinical trials have evaluated yeast for a role in prevention of respiratory infections, postsurgical infections, and as a source of dietary fiber. So basically, these balls are going to make you healthier. 😉

But seriously, you need to try these.

You’re welcome my friends!

 

Because of the raw honey this is not safe for children under a year old to consume.

 

 

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