While most of us won’t have to give sipping spiked drinks all summer long a second thought, mamas-to-be have to avoid those sugary alcoholic beverages. Apart from the obvious no drinking while pregnant rule, moms-to-be also have to consider everything else that they’re ingesting since baby will absorb those nutrients, or lack thereof, too.
There are a few foods experts say are a must for pregnant women including dark leafy greens and colorful fruits and veggies. While dark greens are loaded with vitamins and nutrients, they’re also believed to help eye health. Colorful fruits and veggies are a good choice for moms-to-be because every sort offers a wide range of nutrients. By eating across the color-spectrum of fruits and veggies, you’re also exposing your child (via amniotic fluid) to a world of healthy flavors they’re more likely to recognize and enjoy later on.
Gaining some insight into these top food picks for pregnant women, we decided to create some refreshing sips for the moms-to-be we know, so that they could enjoy a special drink like the rest of us do during the summer.
To keep things even more figure-friendly, we omitted sugary sodas most often used to flavor mocktails and worked with Seagram’s new line of naturally flavored seltzer waters to infuse our drinks with subtle, yet totally delicious natural flavors.
Give these a try!
Berry Basil Mama-Mash:
4 strawberries, chopped
A few basil leaves, chopped
1 can Seagram’s White Peach Sparkling Seltzer Water
Divide your berries and basil in half, then add them to two short tumbler glasses. Muddle them in the bottom of the glasses using a spoon.
Add in your ice, then pour over half the can of Seagram’s White Peach Sparkling Seltzer Water to each. Garnish with a strawberry!
Sweet and Tangy Spinach Mamajito:
A few spinach leaves, chopped
1/2 a teaspoon lime juice
1 can Seagram’s Blackberry Raspberry Sparkling Seltzer Water
Add your spinach and lime juice to a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with the whole can of Blackberry Raspberry Seltzer Water.
Optional: If you have raspberries or blackberries on hand, muddle them with the spinach leaves first, then top with seltzer water.
Orange Citrus Mamatini:
1 1/2 ounces orange juice
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 can Seagram’s Orange Citrus Sparkling Seltzer Water
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake up your orange and pineapple juices. Strain into a martini glass, top off with Orange Citrus Seltzer Water.
Optional: Garnish with a skewer of fresh pineapple and orange chunks.