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:
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)
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a strawberry or lemon wedge.
Add frozen watermelon ice cubes to blender and then add remaining ingredients (including mint). Blend until smooth and enjoy!
adapted from www.fitpregnancy.com Frozen Watermelon Mojito
1/4 cup apple juice
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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