Sunday, 11 May 2008
Drinks to make you happy (when wine can't)
Sad irony of pregnancy: you're large and unwieldy and bored and uncomfortable and exhausted, and you can't even have a glass of wine to keep the misery at bay.
Adding insult to injury, soft-drinks are off-limits (if you want to be thin post-baby, high-fructose corn syrup is the devil) and so are diet sodas (for anyone who wants to be super-careful about artificial nasties).
So what's a girl to do?
Well for me, finding my long-lost, beloved Cricket Cola in Whole Foods saved the day. It was way, way more exciting than finding a drink should be. I first discovered Cricket Cola two years ago at a cute restaurant called Blu C Sushi in Seattle, and it seemed so quaint I thought I'd never find it again. I mean, it's a cola made of green tea! Fabulously good for you, with only these ingredients: sparkling filtered water, invert cane sugar (not evil corn syrup), and brewed green tea concentrate. And it tastes like cola, but better.
When I rediscovered it at Whole Foods, I bought three cartons.
When I want to be good, I mix it with La Croix sodium-free sparkling water (which I mix with pretty much everything these days) and when I deserve a treat, I drink it straight.
The label says, "Happiness in a Bottle". Yes indeed. I might never need Sauvignon Blanc again.*
* Hahahahahahaha. Ha.