Sarah Remmer: The Non-Diet Dietitian


4 Fruity Pregnancy Mocktails

Don't miss out with these fun and fruity virgin drinks

There's no reason pregnant women should have to miss out on the fun of drinking a yummy beverage in a fancy glass during happy hour, at a dinner party, or at a summer BBQ. Although these non-alcoholic alternatives aren't quite as fun as their alcoholic counter-parts, they are equally as delicious and provide an exciting alternative to water or my go-to: soda water and cranberry juice, which gets boring after a while.

Being pregnant with my third, and about to go on a sunny vacation, I decided to test out a few "mocktail" recipes. Here are my top four favourites:

Mango Banana Pina Colada



1 cup frozen mango
1 banana (frozen in chunks preferably)
1 cup coconut milk (the milk alternative) or more if needed 
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp coconut extract (optional)
A few ice cubes
Shredded coconut and lime slices to garnish



Add to a fancy glass ( I used pint glass), sprinkle shredded coconut on top and garnish with lime

Combine all ingredients in a good blender and blend until smooth (add more coconut milk if needed)

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri



1/2 cup frozen strawberries (or more)
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup lemon/lime soda (I used half Sprite and half soda water)
Ice as needed (I like a lot of ice)



Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a strawberry or lemon wedge.

Blended Frozen Watermelon Mockjito

Serves 3-4



4 cups seedless watermelon chunks (blend, pour into 24 ice cube trays, and freeze.)
1 cup lemon/lime soda
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp fresh mint, minced



Add frozen watermelon ice cubes to blender and then add remaining ingredients (including mint). Blend until smooth and enjoy! 

adapted from Frozen Watermelon Mojito

Apple Peach Virgin Bellini 

Serves 1




1/4  cup apple juice

1/4 cup peach juice
1/2 cup sparkling water or club soda
2 tsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup ice




Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake and serve right away. Garnish with apple slice. 


If you're interested in learning about nutrition during and after pregnancy, check out this blog post on The Pregnancy Nutrition Do's and Don't's and this one on on the importance of taking care of yourself post-partum

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