When I was pregnant my hardest habit to give up was coffee. Since I couldn't drink all the coffee I...
When I was pregnant my hardest habit to give up was coffee. Since I couldn't drink all the coffee I wanted, I pretty much thought I deserved sometime equally as tasty and fun - hmmm, fizzy drinks maybe? BUT then I noticed that almost all the fizzy drinks I came across were one, full of caffeine, sugar and endless calories (like soda) or two, totally tasteless (plain carbonated water). Well... what to do. I didn't have many options so I stuck with plain old water, juice and the occasional small coffee. Now, just because there weren't fun pregnancy fizzy drinks when I was pregnant, doesn't mean you're out of luck. Times have changed, and if you're pregnant now, you've got a pretty nice array of fizzy, and even somewhat healthy beverages to choose from. Santa Cruz Organics offers some delightful caffeine-free carbonated drinks, made with USDA certified organic ingredients, no artificial sweeteners and served up in plastic-free containers (no BPA!). Plus, while yes, you should stick to water and milk often, these drinks are perfect as a treat, without too many calories. These fizzy beverages can also take the place of alcohol at a party.
- Sparkling Lemonade, Limeade and Tangerine drinks (100-110 calories per serving). Offered in 750mL champagne-style bottles.
- Sparkling Beverages - (120-140 calories per serving) in flavors such as Lemon Lime, Mango and Raspberry Lemonade. My son's favorite is the Pom Limeade, I like the Root Beer but there's also a great ginger ale, which is perfect for calming pregnant tummy issues.