Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink for Breastfeeding Mamas
The Starbucks Pink Drink has been a favorite of mine for years! There’s just something about the perfect level of sweetness in this drink that makes it irresistible and understandably so popular! When I was pregnant with my first, I gave up the pink drink it order to stay within my daily caffeine limits. Even after baby arrived, I wanted to ensure I was not consuming too much caffeine so I went on a mission to make my own Pink Drink that could also help support me as a nursing mother.With just a few simple ingredients, I was able to make this delicious and creamy beverage right in my own kitchen! Not only is it easy to prepare, but there is a key ingredient known to help increase milk supply for breastfeeding moms too!
How Does This Pink Drink Increase Milk Supply?
The main ingredient in this drink that help boost milk supply: coconut milk! Coconut milk is packed with nutrients that can help boost your milk supply and support your overall health while breastfeeding. It’s high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily digested and converted to energy, making it an excellent source of fuel for busy moms. Additionally, coconut milk is a rich source of lauric acid, which has been shown to promote immune system function and protect against infection. Coconut milk is also a great way to hydrate your body and replenish electrolytes. All of these benefits make this drink a great options for breastfeeding moms for a variety of reasons!
Does this version of the Pink Drink contain caffeine?
Unlike the version you get at Starbucks, this recipe is 100% caffeine free which makes it great for breastfeeding moms who are watching their caffeine intake.
How to Make a Lactation Pink Drink
-Unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
–White Canberry Strawberry Juice by Ocean Spray (can also use their Pink Cranberry)
-Sliced Strawberries (fresh or freeze dried)
Note: the White Cran Strawberry juice can be tricky to find. Walmart and Kroger both carry it but it is frequently not in stock. From what I have seen, Target does not carry it. The Ocean Spray Pink Cranberry is usually a little easier to find (Target, Walmart and Kroger) and will work as a perfect substitute for this recipe.
Start by combining 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk with 1/2 cup White Cranberry Strawberry juice. I like to use a hand drink mixer like this one to combine well.
Pour coconut milk and juice mixture over ice and top with desired amount of strawberries. ENJOY!!
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