6 Alcohol-Free Cocktails

Try a delicious, nutritious drink especially for moms-to-be.

Introduction

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't enjoy a delicious cocktail. Have one, two, or more -- just leave out the alcohol! It's not safe to drink while you're pregnant. But you can enjoy the taste and nutrients of these great alcohol-free cocktails without guilt.

Stock up on funky glasses and cute paper umbrellas to make the drinks more festive and fun.

Virgin Blue Lagoon

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk, calcium-enriched soy milk, or yogurt
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • whipped cream
  • fresh or canned pineapple slices

Place all ingredients except whipped cream in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more or less ice depending on the consistency you prefer.

Pour into a tall glass. Insert a long straw and garnish with whipped cream and pineapple slices. It's chock-full of calcium and vitamins for you and baby!

Important note: If you have gestational diabetes, are on a sugar-restricted diet, or are allergic to any ingredients in these recipes, check with your physician for alternative safe ingredients you can use.

Peachy Paradise

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less ice depending on the consistency you prefer.

Pour into a tall glass. Insert a long straw and garnish with a lemon slice. The tart lemon and mellow peach flavors provide a harmonious and nutritious taste experience!

Important note: If you have gestational diabetes, are on a sugar-restricted diet, or are allergic to any ingredients in these recipes, check with your physician for alternative safe ingredients you can use.

Next: Faux Sangria

Faux Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cup decaffeinated iced tea (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup ice

Cut the orange and lime into thick slices and place in a pitcher. Pour cranberry juice, lime juice, and tea into pitcher. Add lemon slices and ice, and chill for 10 minutes before drinking. This drink is perfectly light and refreshing on a hot day.

Important note: If you have gestational diabetes, are on a sugar-restricted diet, or are allergic to any ingredients in these recipes, check with your physician for alternative safe ingredients you can use.

Next: Banana Mama

Banana Mama

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwi

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less ice depending on the consistency you prefer.

Pour into a tall glass. Insert a long straw and garnish with a skewer of kiwi and banana slices. You'll go ape over the mouthwatering fruit flavors!

Important note: If you have gestational diabetes, are on a sugar-restricted diet, or are allergic to any ingredients in these recipes, check with your physician for alternative safe ingredients you can use.

Next: Loco Coco

Loco Coco

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • whipped cream

Place all ingredients except whipped cream in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more or less ice depending on the consistency you prefer.

Pour into a tall glass. Insert a long straw and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips. Go crazy and enjoy this decadent, but calcium-packed treat!

Important note: If you have gestational diabetes, are on a sugar-restricted diet, or are allergic to any ingredients in these recipes, check with your physician for alternative safe ingredients you can use.

Next: Citrus Freeze

Citrus Freeze

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup calcium-enriched orange juice
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less ice depending on the consistency you prefer.

Pour into a tall glass. Insert a long straw and garnish with a raspberry, lemon, and lime fruit skewer. This delectable and refreshing treat is packed with vitamin C to keep you and baby healthy!

Important note: If you have gestational diabetes, are on a sugar-restricted diet, or are allergic to any ingredients in these recipes, check with your physician for alternative safe ingredients you can use.

The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child's condition.

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