Bored with water?
Wake up your taste buds with these substitutes:
- Seltzer flavored with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice or a splash of cranberry juice.
- Decaffeinated iced tea with a slice of fresh lemon and mint leaves.
- Orange juice blended with ice chips.
- A tropical fruit juice mocktail made with 1/2 cup of seltzer, 1/2 cup of juice (orange juice, papaya juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, or any combination of the four), and plenty of ice.
- Frozen flavored ice. Choose ones made with 100-percent fruit juice.
- Snow cones.
- Ice-cold water flavored with a drop of vanilla, cherry, or peppermint. Use only a drop, though, because these flavorings are strong and contain a small amount of alcohol.
- Iced café au lait made with decaffeinated coffee blended with skim milk and ice. Make it a mocha with a half spoonful of cocoa powder.
- Hot chocolate. Make your own non-fat, less sugary version with a cup of skim milk, a tablespoon of sugar, and a teaspoon of cocoa powder (100-percent-pure cocoa, not hot cocoa mix).
- Fruity iced tea. Try decaffeinated tea that's chilled with ice cubes made of orange juice and crushed strawberries or raspberries.
Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
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