Pregnancy Drinking: 5 Healthy & Refreshing Mocktails Safe For Pregnant Women
Women have to adjust their diets accordingly when they get pregnant. This is not so much of a problem for those who already lead a healthy lifestyle, but for others, this may prove to be a challenge.
There is also the fact that the weather is starting to heat up, and pregnant women would just want to sit in front of a fan, sipping cocktails to cool them off - except that alcohol is a big taboo when there's a child inside you. Good thing there are mocktails - or cocktails without alcohol that could refresh anyone on the hottest of days: can you decide which ones to try first?
— Delirio Freshco (@delirio_freshco) February 12, 2015
Yes, mimosas are perfect for brunch, but less so when you can't drink champagne or wine. Good thing this alternative mocktail from Sasaki Time consists of cranberry juice, raspberry ginger ale, strawberries, and mint - healthy enough for the baby, and deliciously refreshing enough for you.
Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail
#BlackberryVanillaMocktail ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gDA6QfRGXh — Jenelle (@JayS_1993) April 2, 2014
Fruits, flowers, and a touch of honey for sweetness - who would not want to drown in this lovely concoction? Spring is here, and with this recipe from La Fuji Mama, you would want yours preferably in a tall glass, on the rocks.
— Lavenham Greyhound (@lavenhamGH) January 4, 2016
Kids love this drink because it looks very adult. The good thing is, this childhood favorite did not stop being so refreshing. Who knows, you might even want to sing about how much you love tomorrows after drinking one of these. Try The Jet Set Carina's yummy version.
Strawberry Basil Mojito
This strawberry basil #mojito should definitely cure us of our #MondayBlues ;) pic.twitter.com/uPY4Elb5xz — Eparé USA (@Epare_usa) October 5, 2015
Basil and strawberries make for a fruity drink on hot days, but the fresh mint and extra spritz of lime make this mocktail an extra refreshing one to while the days away. Of course, pregnant moms-to-be can have them -- this recipe from The Peach Kitchen is completely alcohol-free!
— EAE Radio Networks (@EAERADIO) March 19, 2016
It is essential that you keep yourself hydrated, especially during these hot days. Water is refreshing and everything, but sometimes, you need to add a little extra flavor. Watermelons are over 90% water so it's almost as good! Pair it with crushed mint, and you're never going to complain about how much liquid you should drink ever again. Check out the recipe from Food Done Light.
This list is just the start of the many refreshing drinks that are safe for you and your baby, which one do you want to make first? Share your thoughts in the comments below!