Healthy mommy mocktails!

July 23, 2008 4:48:39 PM PDT
Expectant moms as well as those just avoiding alcohol can have their own fun, refreshing summertime drinks. Lucy Leahy, CEO of Glow Mama, shares some mommy mocktail recipes.

Recipe #1: Mom-ito

Ingredients:

  • 10 Large Mint leaves
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 3 oz Chilled Glow Mama
  • 1 oz Soda Water
  • 6 ea Glow Mama Ice Cubes

    Directions:
    Muddle mint leaves, sugar and lime juice in the bottom of a hi-ball glass. Drop in the Glow Mama ice cubes. Pour in the Glow Mama and soda water and garnish with mint leaves or a slice of kiwi.

    Benefits:
    Mint has been known to calm an upset, nauseated stomach, freshen our breath (after morning sickness), and even help with headaches. The lime is a great way to get Vitamin C, and the kiwi Glow Mama provides all the rest - the fiber, the folic acid, the B vitamins, calcium and iron.

    Recipe #2: Strawberry Diaperi

    Ingredients:

  • 2 Large strawberries (hulled)
  • 1/4 cup organic white sugar
  • Juice from 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 cup Lemon-lime soda (or sparkling water)
  • 4 ea Ice Cubes (or Glow Mama ice cubes)

    Directions:
    Combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and lemon lime soda in a blender. Add the ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a margarita glass and garnish with a strawberry half.

    Benefits:
    It only takes eight medium strawberries to get nearly 10% of our daily folic acid needs - well known to help prevent preemies and support the baby's growing brain. Try and avoid any artificially sweetened soda and stick to the freshest, organic, locally grown ingredients. Of course the less sweet you can make it the better off you are - both if you're trying to avoid the extra pounds or the sugar crash.

    Recipe #3: Pina Colabor

    Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Glow Mama ice cubes
  • 1 ¼ cups freshly cut pineapple pieces
  • ½ cup milk (calcium enriched if possible)
  • ½ cup coconut cream (or coconut milk)
  • 2 tbsp organic white sugar

    Directions:
    Blend the ice, pineapple chunks, milk, coconut cream and sugar in an electric blender until smooth. Pour into a tall exotic glass and garnish with a chunk of fresh pineapple.

    Benefits:
    Both the calcium and Vitamin A in milk help build and strengthen mom and baby's teeth and bones. Calcium also helps in the fight against pregnancy heartburn. Pineapples are also pretty high in fiber and so together with the Glow Mama, make this drink surprisingly high in fiber (helpful with another common pregnancy side effect). The Glow Mama ice cubes also provide the folic acid, Vitamin C, iron and Vitamins B healthy moms and growing babies need. Please note this drink does not induce, hasten or alleviate labor ? unfortunately.

    Glow Mama is offering free shipping on a 12 pack of Glow Mama. Visit www.drinktoglow.com. The coupon code is "viewfromthebay."

    About Lucy Leahy:
    Lucy founded Glow Beverages in 2007 as her two great passions in life collided - drinks and motherhood. Lucy grew up on a small kiwifruit orchard in the north of New Zealand and moved to the US to continue working in the food and beverage industry. She has spent the last seven years developing and launching beverage brands for both large multi-nationals and small startups. Lucy lives with her husband and son in Oakland.

    "Glow Mama was conceived shortly after my son. After skipping my caffeine, surrendering my cocktails and sacrificing my artificial additives, I was struggling to find a way to keep hydrated and healthy. It wasn't until I was eating a lot of kiwis for their vitamin C and fiber that the "you're glowing" compliments starting rolling in. I put the two together - "don't all moms-to-be have special needs and need to feel special?" and Glow Mama was born.


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