When you are pregnant, alcohol is high on list of things to avoid as it’s not great for your baby’s development. But that doesn’t mean you have to drink water and boring soft drinks for your entire pregnancy! Instead try one of our yummy pregnancy mocktails – the same great flavours of the drinks you love – minus the alcohol! They’re also great for breastfeeding!
This is the perfect drink to enjoy at home – or ask for in a pub, as an alternative to coke or lemonade. It’s fresh, thirst quenching and feels like an ‘adult’ drink!
- Good quality tonic
- A dash of Angostura Bitters
- Half a lime, per glass
- Squeeze the juice from the lime into a glass and add a dash of bitters (simply a couple of drops)
- Top up with tonic, then add ice to your taste.
We recommend using FeverTree naturally light tonic as it contains natural sugars, rather than the artificial alternatives. And, it doesn’t compromise on taste, but contains only 36% of the sugar!!!
Mango and basil crush
This pregnancy mocktail is packed with goodness – but like all fruit-based drinks, don’t over do it as there is a lot of sugar in fruit. Mango’s are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also high in fibre, so great for constipation if you’re suffering! Coconut water is often referred to as natures sports drink. It’s super hydrating, contains four times the amount of potassium than a banana, and is lower in sodium and calories than a regular sports drink.
- Half a mango
- A small handful of basil
- A small glass of coconut water
- Crushed ice
- Blend the mango, basil and coconut water with a food processor or smoothie maker
- Add crushed ice to a glass, and pour the mocktail on top
It’s worth checking the ingredients on your coconut water to ensure no sugar has been added!
Virgin bloody mary
If you don’t feel like a sweet drink, this is a great alternative. Tomatoes are another great source of vitamins and nutrients! A perfect drink for a summer’s afternoon.
- A glass of tomato Juice
- A small stick of celery
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A dash of Worcester Sauce
- Ice cubes
- Pour the tomato juice into a glass and add the Worcester sauce, salt and pepper as desired
- Add and a celery stick and give it a good stir
We hope you enjoy our pregnancy mocktails and have fun trying to create your own!