Drink and Be Merry | Fit Pregnancy

Drink and Be Merry

These festive, delicious nonalcoholic beverages offer some pregnancy-friendly nutrition and plenty of holiday fun.

Before you became PREGNANT, you probably didn’t think twice about enjoying a few glasses of wine or champagne during celebrations. But drinking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight and stillbirth, and can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, a combination of severe physical and mental defects. Since no one knows for sure if there is any safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, the best policy is to abstain altogether. Our array of virgin cocktails will be the hit of any party, so raise your glass and drink to your (and your baby’s) health!  

White Raspberry Daiquiri
Benefits: calcium and folate
Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 cup frozen raspberry sorbet
2 cups white grape juice with calcium and added vitamin C
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
10 ice cubes
4 ounces sparkling apple cider
  fresh or frozen whole berries
  fresh mint sprig or candy cane for garnish (optional)

Combine all ingredients except apple cider in a blender. Blend at medium speed until smooth. Pour into wineglasses, stopping at least 1/2 inch from the rim. Top each glass with 1 ounce of sparkling apple cider. Float berries on top and garnish with mint sprig or candy cane, if desired.

Nutritional information per serving (6 1/2 oz.): 158 calories, % fat, 99% carbohydrate (39 g), 1% protein (.5 g), 2 g fiber, .5 mg iron, 18 mg calcium, 7 mcg folate.

Orange Snow Frost
Benefits: calcium and folate
Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2 cups orange juice with calcium and vitamin D
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 ice cubes
1/4 teaspoon almond extract or almond syrup (optional)
4 long strips orange zest and nutmeg for garnish
4 cinnamon sticks (optional)

Combine orange juice, frozen yogurt, cinnamon, ice cubes and almond extract in a blender and process at medium-low speed until smooth. Pour into four martini glasses or small tumblers. If desired, loosely tie a strip of orange zest around a cinnamon stick and place inside each glass as a garnish, then top with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Nutritional information per serving (6 oz.):

74 calories, 11% fat (1.5 g), 81% carbo-hydrate (1.5 g), 8% protein (2 g), .5 g fiber, .7 mg iron, 330 mg calcium,

30.5 mcg folate.

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