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post #21 of 28
lemonade is about all i can drink right now, so i just keep making pitchers of it
post #22 of 28
that lavender soda looks amazing, i'm going to look for that!

i've been drinking tibicos(water kefir) like it's going out of style. i make a quart or so with a whole lemon, fresh ginger and candied ginger(it eats the sugar) and it's a perfect mix of lemonade/ginger ale with a little fermenty-ness like beer. i'm generally a beer/glass of wine on the patio after the kids are asleep kind of mama, but lately, i've been so tired, the hubs is out there with the dog while i take a shower/tidy up and go to sleep!
post #23 of 28
iced herbal teas are great...I too love the Starbuck Passion one, but ginger, blackberry, anything with a little bite is awesome to me right now. I've also been really craving lime, so I've been adding it to sparkling water sometimes too. I have to second the Izze drinks for "special occasions" too.
post #24 of 28
tell me more about the cucumber ade? What do you put in that...of course cucumber but what else
I've been craving ginger ale, and downing a ton of cold water.
I was craving oj for a week or so until i got really sick and cant even think to smell it right now.
post #25 of 28
i've been making this Agua de Pepino (Cucumber Limeade), but there are 2 other cucumber drinks on the site as you can see. the cocktail is virgin. some of the other recipes are really good too.
post #26 of 28
I've been drinking Lemonade Kool-Aid. The little unsweetened packets that you're supposed to add sugar to. I don't add anything. Its pretty sour but its been tasting good the last few days.
post #27 of 28
Juice, lots of it. Probably not the best from a sugar standpoint, but if you cut it with club soda, it probably isn't too bad. I can only drink so much water, and the iced mochas and things I used to drink at work don't sound good anymore.
post #28 of 28
Wow, I thought that craving lemonade was something unusual to me! Must just be a pregnancy thing. Cool! I'm drinking a lot of club soda with a splash of lemon juice in it, right now. Feels like a cocktail...

Other drinks I like a lot when I'm pregnant:
- Milk (a weird craving, especially because I was almost vegan when I got pregnant with DD) -- warm milk mixed with honey was the ONLY thing that could calm my heartburn in later pregnancy.
- juice (cut with sparkling water)
- Beer (I crave Corona like there's no tomorrow... so occasionally I drink a third of one and give the rest to DH. )
- decaf coffee (at least before the heartburn kicks in)
- Red raspberry leaf tea!!!! It's SO good for toning your uterus and preparing you for labor. I brew up a big batch of it and keep in in the fridge and drink it on ice (a bit tastier that way). I can't remember right now what the herb mixture was that I made with DD but it was really good. I'll come up with it and post later, if anyone's interested.

Originally Posted by lightheartedmom View Post
I'm thinking of doing something with ginger...maybe making my own ginger ale-ish brew...not sure how I'll do that yet.
Get a large piece of ginger (like 3-4 square inches), wash it well and slice it thinly. Then simmer it in about 4-6 quarts of water with 1 cup sugar for about half an hour. You might have to simmer longer to get to the right strength for you; the longer you leave it, the stronger it is. You can even put it in the crock pot overnight. I really like doing this with ginger that's starting to get a little hard from sitting around too long. I put this in the fridge and mixed it with water or raspberry leaf tea. Great for morning sickness!
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