Galactagogue Hot Choc
This recipe for galactagogue hot choc is lovely for when you want a warming chocolate fix. Our Milk's Up tea gives it a delicious gentle spiced taste, and is full of natural galactagogues to support a healthy milk supply.
None of the HotTea tea-m are currently breastfeeding, but we all love this take on hot chocolate in the afternoon as a delicious sweet pick me up!
1 Organic Milk's Up tea bag
2 tsps of good quality cocoa powder (we used Green & Blacks)
200 - 300ml oat milk
Brew the Milk's Up tea bag in your favourite cup with 250ml of boiling water (use more water if you cup is large)
Put 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder in a small ramekin and mix in to a paste with a splash of oat milk
Heat the rest of the oat milk until hot, not boiling. Take off the heat and add the cocoa paste, and mix
Remove the Milk's Up tea bag from your mug, and top up with the hot cocoa oat mix
*add sugar or honey to taste if you like a sweeter drink
Oats - beta-glucan is found in oats: Beta-glucan is a type of fibre that's thought to raise the levels of breastfeeding hormone prolactin. Higher prolactin levels can have a positive effect on breast milk
Milk's Up - contains fennel, nettle, fenugreek seeds, lemon verbena and aniseed . These are all herbs which have been used for millennia to support lactation, but they also taste delicious! Fennel and fenugreek have the strongest links to increasing milk supply in research.