Bone Broth Oatmeal
We’ve been eating oatmeal every single morning for breakfast since I gave birth to help with lactation. BUT we make it with bone broth instead of water. Oats are one of the best things for increasing milk supply. They contain fiber, iron, magnesium and zinc — great for breast feeding mamas!
Bone broth has a long list of benefits. It contains minerals and nutrients that can help strengthen the body and it’s really hydrating which is great for breastfeeding! Gotta stay hydrated! It can also reduce inflammation in the body making it great for postpartum healing. You can make your own very easily. I have a recipe here. Since having a baby I don't always have time to make my own broth. I love using Kettle & Fire's beef bone broth (and chicken, too) to cook with or drink. It's also amazing in oatmeal.
I know you're probably thinking it sounds pretty gross. Trust me on this... it's amazing is what it is. The first time it might seem a little weird because it's not what you'd expect. It's a tad saltier than oatmeal made with water -- which is what you're used to. If you're super curious but not feeling super gutsy, just go for it. What's the worst that can happen? Also, just use 1/2 water and 1/2 bone broth to see how you like it. Chances are, if you top it with berries and nut butter or granola butter you wont taste any broth!
I like to add flaxseed, chia seeds, collagen peptides and some dairy free milk right into the oatmeal. We like to top it with fresh fruit and some granola butter or peanut butter Deets below:
Curious about granola butter? Oh my lanta. Think "cookie butter" as the original tastes like teddy grahams. My favorite flavor might be the Vanilla or the Birthday Cake. The Chocolate tastes like brownie batter and welp - they are all delicious. You can't go wrong.