While it has been said that you don't need the "perfect diet" to breastfeed but most of us realise that we still need wholesome food to feel good and prevent our bodies from burning out.
Mummy Burnout is so real and it can come on very soon after bubs makes her entrance into the world. When you are raising and nourishing your baby while still figuring out the whole motherhood thing and the last thing we usually think about is looking after ourselves. We can also get quite self conscious about our weight after birth and feel that dreaded pressure to get back to per pregnancy weight (I know I did!).
In fact, have you noticed though, that when you've tried to diet while you’re still breastfeeding that you start to feel lethargic and your milk supply starts to drop off?
This yummy recipe is perfect for breastfeeding mummas, a healthy energy boost and more importantly looking after your milk supply!
Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up as it's easy, it's healthy But still feels like a treat.
The Milk Pantry's Bliss Balls Mix
1 cup of raw cashews(preferably soaked overnight)
1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts (preferably soaked overnight)
4 scoops of Vanilla Mumma Shake
1/2 cup of coconut cream
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
A few drops of peppermint essence
a handful of mint
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
4 scoops Chocolate Mumma Shake
Add the required amount of water to the Bliss Balls Mix, mix until well combined and squash flat into a slice tray lined with baking paper. Press firmly!
Place into the fridge while you prepare the filling
Add the cashews, macadamia nuts, mint, Mumma Shake & peppermint oil into a blender/food processor. Blitz until fine. Gradually add the coconut cream and blend until smooth.
Pour over the top of the Bliss Balls base and spread evenly. Pop back into the fridge whilst preparing the topping.
For the topping add the Chocolate Mumma Shake powder and melted coconut oil to a separate bowl and mix until smooth. Pour on top of the slice and spread evenly.
Allow to refrigerate for 1 hr.
Cut into slices and try not to eat the whole thing in one sitting!
Footnote: Typically you should soak the nuts for 2 hours to make the filling super smooth. If you have time, go for it! As a busy mum I didn't, it still turned out so smooth.