When you need something a little special to drink and you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, you know its not advised you drink alcohol… this is for you. It does not have to be your baby shower, though I think that would be fun to get your girl friends involved making these.

Now they are a little high in sugar, so should be considered something special not an everyday food. If you have gestational diabetes the best one would be the mango smoothie, owing to the lower sugar and GI compared to the other drinks.

I am writing this on a Friday, so I am also imagining that it would be a good choice for your partner to make you after an exhausting week at work while pregnant, and you can enjoy while he gives you a foot massage.

bellini

5 peaches

dry ginger ale

soda water

ice
berries

Puree 4 peaches with ice. Pour into bottom third of a glass, then add some sliced peach and fill the second third with soda water, finally top with ginger ale. Decorate with a few berries.

ice berry crush

1 punnet blueberries

1 punnet of raspberries

2 tablespoons of chopped mint apple cider (non alcoholic)’

ice

Blend raspberries, blueberries & mint together with a handful of ice. Fill tumbler 1/2 with crushed ice, pour over pureed berries until half full. Top remaining glass with apple cider. Decorate with fresh berries.

strawberry melon sling

2 cups watermelon
1 cup strawberries
3 limes
1/2 tablespoon mint leaves

Blend watermelon, strawberries, mint leaves and juice of 2 limes together. Pour into a glass. Add some additional chopped strawberries and a slice of lime.

mango smoothie

mango, milk
Blend together ingredients with ice.