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[Raw Breastfeeding] What Does a Superfood Breastfeeding Mama Eat?

Posted Oct 09 2012 7:00am
Written by Deborah on October 9, 2012 – -

by Joanna Steven

Sometimes people wonder what to eat when you eat a raw food diet and are breastfeeding. While you do need protein, iron, and more, you might be surprised to know that you can get it in more than adequate quantities on a diet of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, seaweeds and other superfoods.

In my book, The Milky Way – The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on the Raw Food Diet, I share over 50 delicious, breastfeeding friendly recipes, as well as many real-life high raw food journals detailing what I ate at various stages of my high raw breastfeeding journey. This is one of them! Many of the recipes are in the book, including green juices, chia puddings, burgers and pates, sauces, dressings, protein shakes, green smoothies, and more.

About 2 cups green juice with 1 T Vitamineral Green (kale, kale stems, green apple, lemon and ginger).

- 2nd breakfast:

One cup of Body Ecology kefir with 1 T molasses.

Walnut-Hemp burger by Brendan Brazer in Thrive, wrapped in lettuce with mushrooms and tomatoes. Fruit salad (pineapple, orange, banana).

Multivitamin, vitamin D/K2 and O-mega-zen 3.

Red raspberry leaf infusion.

Protein shake (vanilla SunWarrior, blueberries, banana), about 2 full cups.

Chia pudding in sesame milk.

Cranberry Raw Crunch Bar.

What can I say! I was hungry :-)

Organic buckwheat noodles (cooked) with raw marinara sauce.

Baby greens and spinach with tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, sunflower seeds and balsamic vinaigrette.


1 cup fresh almond milk.

O-mega-zen 3 and vitamin D/K2.

The Milky Way: The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet is the first ever comprehensive book on breastfeeding on a raw food diet. Whether you are all raw, high raw, vegan or vegetarian, this eBook aims to cover all bases to keep you and your baby nourished. From common nutritional deficiencies, to tips for enhancing breastmilk supply, without forgetting recipes, menu planners and advice on surviving the first year, this eBook really is the ultimate guide to breastfeeding on a raw food diet! Read more

Raw Mom Joanna Steven and sonJoanna Steven is the director of the Raw Mom Club. She’s also the author of Well-Rounded:The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Raw Food Pregnancy.

To learn more about Joanna, access our free online community of thousands of raw food enthusiasts doing their best to raise healthy families and help their kids enjoy a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also interact with Joanna at the Raw Mom Facebook Page!

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