This paleo lactation mithai melts in your mouth! It’s made with healthy fats, sweet aromatic spices and ingredients that will hopefully help you produce more milk for your little one.
Every ingredient in this recipe has a purpose!
Potential lactogenic ingredients: Brewers yeast & flaxseed meal & fennel powder.
Healthy fats for energy: cashew butter & almond flour & ghee/coconut oil & crushed pistachios.
Healing ingredients to help with any postpartum inflammation: turmeric & ginger & pinch of black pepper* (black pepper helps the body absorb the curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric).
Then there’s cardamom for flavor & coconut flour for fiber and texture & coconut sugar for some sweetness!
I didn’t announce my pregnancy on the blog – we decided to wait until our kiddo was born. Well, something kind of crazy happened during my third trimester! Literally one day after I googled “what to wear to an Indian wedding when you’re really pregnant” – I got an email from a blog reader named Parul! She told me a little about herself, how she followed my blog and how she invented something called a maternity sari (she had no idea I was pregnant).
I emailed her back telling her how needed her invention was and I mentioned that I was pregnant myself! She gave me a sari and I loved it – you can find them on her site, Janam Maternity! Such a crazy coincidence, right?
This picture is a throwback to me at nearly 9 months pregnant (35 weeks) wearing a maternity sari. Even though I felt HUGE at the time, I loved how comfortable the sari was! Anyone who has ever worn a sari knows how tough they can be to put on. This one was basically ready-made (I put it on myself). And maybe you can’t tell, but it has a fully belly panel – so it stayed on without me having to fuss with it.
As much as I adored my giant belly bump (and of course the little babe inside the bump), I wasn’t interested in wearing a regular sari blouse that would expose my belly. I love that this one came with a long blouse! Now I just need to get my hands on one of her nursing blouses.
I never thought I’d be able to find a pregnancy sari or a nursing-friendly sari. I love that there are so many mama-friendly products and recipes available these days!
A note about storing this mithai – it’s on the softer side so I keep mine in the fridge or freezer until I’m ready to eat it.
If you like Indian sweets, then you will definitely like this recipe for paleo lactation mithai. I hope it helps provide all the new moms out there with extra energy and extra milk!
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 cup cashew butter
- ¼ cup golden flaxseed meal
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons Brewers yeast
- ½ cup melted ghee or coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
- ¼ teaspoon fennel powder
- Pinch of black pepper
- Crushed pistachios optional for garnish
- Lightly toast the coconut flour in a saucepan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and mix until well combined.
- Pour the batter into a parchment-lined pan (I used a glass tupperware container but a loaf pan will also work).
- Put in the fridge until the mithai solidifies.
- Cut into slices and store in the fridge or freezer until time to serve.
Disclaimer: I’m not a scientist or a doctor, so I can’t give you any expert health or medical advice. I’m just a food blogger who likes to eat. The information on my blog should not be construed as professional medical advice. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. If you have any health concerns, contact your physician or another health care professional.