Mocktails for Expectant Moms

Having been pregnant for the last nine months, I occasionally find myself wishing I could indulge in a fun, colorful drink, especially now that these hot, summer months are upon us. Luckily, I stumbled upon the most refreshing (and low calorie!) Pineapple-Orange Sparkler in River Road Recipes III, A Healthy Collection. As an added bonus, the ginger ale in this recipe may help relieve morning sickness! Knowing quite a few other ladies in my position, I couldn’t resist sharing this delicious “mocktail.”

Pineapple Orange Sparkler – RRR III, p. 36

  • One 12-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 36 ounces ginger ale
  • One 46-ounce can unsweetened pineapple juice


In a large pitcher, dissolve orange juice with 3 cans of ginger ale. Add the pineapple juice and stir well. Chill or serve over ice.

Yields twelve 8-ounce servings.

Nutritional Note: This recipe has 143 calories per serving. Shave off an additional 8 grams of sugar and over 30 calories per serving by replacing the ginger ale with club soda, sugar-free soda, or sparkling water.

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