High Protein Blondies for Postnatal Depletion

High Protein White Chocolate Blondies for Postnatal Depletion

These White Chocolate Protein Blondies are perfect for your Postpartum Recovery. 

This tasty treat not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also provides a healthy dose of protein to keep you feeling full and energised.

What makes White Chocolate Protein Blondies perfect for postpartum mums?

Our White Chocolate Protein Blondies incorporate the Mothers Boost Postnatal Protein Powder into the blondie mix, offering a range of nutritional benefits to support your postpartum recovery.  This protein rich recipe is the perfect mix of balanced nutrition to support energy and that sweet treat to curb postpartum sugar cravings. 

High Protein Blondies for Postnatal Depletion

Why is protein important to combat postnatal depletion?

Postnatal depletion is a common issue that many new mothers face. The demands of pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for a newborn can deplete the body of essential nutrients, leaving mums feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and ultimately depleted.  . Protein plays a crucial role in replenishing the body's stores and supporting overall health and well-being. You need protein to help balance your blood sugar levels, support your immune system and most importantly, protein is required to make neurotransmitters like Serotonin and Dopamine. 

What is Serotonin and how does it affect postnatal depletion?

Serotonin, often referred to as the "happy" neurotransmitter, is responsible for regulating mood and anxiety. Low levels of serotonin can impact how you cope with the stressors and mental load of motherhood, resulting in mood changes. Now, postnatal depletion and postnatal are not the same thing. You can experience the exhaustion and sometimes low mood associated with postnatal depletion, however you don't necessarily fit the diagnostic criteria for postnatal depression. 

Postnatal depression (PND) is a serious mood disorder impacting the wellbeing of mums. It requires supportive and collaborative care which can include medication to increase your serotonin levels, counselling and even in-patient hospital stays at mother and baby mental health units. 

Although some of the signs and symptoms of postnatal depletion are similar to PND, they are not the same. If you feel like your mood is getting worse, your experiencing more bad days than good or having negative thoughts about yourself or newborn- please reach out to your health care provider or a postnatal depression support service like PANDA. 

How does Dopamine impact postnatal depletion?

Dopamine is known as the "motivation" neurotransmitter, playing a key role in motivation and energy. In postnatal depletion, mums often feel lack of motivation due to extreme exhaustion or the mental load of motherhood. Incorporating little rewards into your day can help to support your dopamine levels. Your "little reward" for getting the kids to school on time could be a hot coffee in the park, or perhaps listening to an audio book on the way home from school drop off. Other types of self care including hot showers, gentle stretching, yoga/pilates, facials, lighting a candle, journalling, listening to music and sitting in the sun are all perfect rewards to give your brain that dopamine hit.

The food you eat also helps to regulate your dopamine levels, firstly by providing amino acids like l-tyrosine need to make dopamine but also providing that reward sensation when you eat a food you love like chocolate. This high protein white chocolate blondie is the perfect combination of that sweet treat reward combined with the collagen protein and l-tyrosine included in our Mothers Boost Postnatal Protein Powder


Mothers Boost Postnatal Protein Powder



1 cup Vetta High Protein Flour 
1/2 cup almond meal
6 tbsp Mothers Boost Postnatal Protein Powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 large egg beaten
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup melted coconut oil


1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl
2. Add in egg & coconut oil 
3. Pour into a lined loaf tin
4. Bake at 180 for 30mins. Let cool and enjoy!


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