One thing that has caught me by surprise is that for some reason, I keep craving “Pepsi” about every two weeks. Pre-pregnancy, I was more of a diet pop drinker and the taste of full sugar (or should I say, “full high fructose corn syrup”) pop was “too” sweet for my tastes. But ever since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve decided to stay away from both.
Currently, during the course of a day, I drink:
– 1 cup Tropicana OJ (calcium + vitamin D fortified) with breakfast to take my prenatal & folic acid (this has replaced my morning coffee which wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. OJ is delicious, full of flavour, calcium, vitamin C & D, AND folic acid, all the while it helps you absorb your vitamins too!
– with my lunch, I usually have 1c skim milk (calcium fortified) and depending on how many other servings of dairy I’ve had that day maybe another one with supper. Although yogurt has been a regular on my menu of late.
– the rest of my day I”m drinking water, water and more water usually all through the evening. Pregnancy has brought me thirst like no other.
For a while, I couldn’t even stomach the idea of fizzy anything. I used to make POM spritzers with POM juice + club soda, but for some reason that didn’t appeal to me. It could be because that’s what my drink of choice was on New Year’s Eve when I still wasn’t feeling well? But then all of a sudden I felt like I reeeeally wanted a Pepsi. We don’t normally have it around the house, but I asked the husband to pick some up because I felt like I needed it in a real bad way! So I had a drink and that was the end of it.
This was a coincidence because one of you lovely readers suggested to me yesterday that I try the local Propeller Root Beer that is made with cane sugar! I am most certainly going to do that because while the flavour of this root beer was “good”, it definitely lacked on the fizziness factor and I think it was the fizzy part that I was wanting the most!
And last night, I was craving the “fizzy” yummy sweet “Pepsi” again. And we were going to be watching movies, so I needed “something.” I decided I would give this a try:
Here we have as much juice squeezed out of the lemon as I could, a squirt of agave nectar and a can of club soda.
The flavour was DELICIOUS and as you can see, the “fizzy” factor was perfect
High fructose corn syrup should be avoided whenever possible in my books and while I’m not perfect, I am definitely making a better effort to steer clear!
Do you guys have any “healthier” option bevvies?