I looked at the display in my car’s dashboard today and “100” greeted me. 100 degrees, that is (not 100 miles lest you were thinking I’m a crazy driver).
It’s summer, I thought. So my daughter and I pulled over to Baskin Robbins and shared a strawberry ice cream cone. It was a moment that I would like to hold on to forever. There she was – perched on an adult-sized chair holding a perfect strawberry ice cream scoop atop a sugar cone, kicking her legs and bobbing her head along to the music. She’d lick the ice cream cone and then thrust it in my direction and smile. That pink smile. That lovely little strawberry smile combined with her button nose, her blue eyes, her messy blonde hair. Absolutely unforgettable.
Summer is a great time for ice cream. It’s also a wonderful time for cold drinks – pina coladas, sangria, and margaritas. If you’re pregnant, however, or if you just don’t like the taste of that bootleggin’ stuff (which, actually describes me pretty accurately – most of the time), you can still enjoy alcohol-free treats that are equally enticing.
Want 76 recipes for easy drinks you can blend up in under 10 minutes? Check out Margarita Mama: Mocktails for Moms-to-Be by Alyssa Gusenoff (Quirk Books, 2008). Try a refreshing Strawberry Banana Smoothie, a punchy Blueberry Lemonade, or…drink up an Easy Delivery (and hope for the same).
Best of all, these drinks can be shared with pregnant buddies and even your kids.
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