A note from Ashten:
I've had a few mama-to-be friends saying how disappointed they are because they can't participate in the Memorial Day cocktail drinking festivities. I thought, who better to help the mamas out than Nicole from Nicole Hagy Fit! Nicole has been a contributor to Just Go Left in the past, but took a bit of a break when her daughter Zoey was born...motherhood looks good on her! Nicole is not only one of my closest friends, but she's our neighbor! We live a mile apart and have had so much fun exploring Farmer's Markets and having breakfast dates. I'm also having a blast being Auntie Ashten to Zoey: her smile is my favorite thing ever. We're headed to Orange County for Memorial Day so Nicole is taking over for the day!
I hope you enjoy this post, mamas!
Read all posts by Nicole here!
Well hello there! I’ve missed you guys! A lot has changed since my last post here. I had a beautiful baby girl on October 8th and I am so in love with my little Zoey Blue. Being a mom is the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced; as I write this she is sitting next to be on the bed, attacking my legs, throwing toys and making all sorts of adorable noises and screams…who ever thought a scream could be adorable?
Anyway, throughout my pregnancy and now as a new mom I have learned how important it is to still take time for myself. Even though majority of my life revolves around this little human, I’m learning how to make sure I still do things for me. Taking some “me-time” is important for everyone, mom or not. It’s going to make you a happier and healthier mom, partner, friend, employee, and just all around better person. So I wanted to share with you some fun and fancy mocktails I have been making. These are the perfect way to have an enjoyable (somewhat healthy) drink and not feel like I’m missing out on the party. Plus I still get to be a functioning member of society the next day. Because let’s face it, we are not in college anymore and can’t bounce back like we used to. However, if you are in the mood to have a little something extra feel free to add the hard stuff to these recipes!
Lime Mint "Mom-jito"
Healthy, refreshing and super easy to make! Perfect to enjoy during naptime!
- Cube 1/2 a lime and place in bottom of your glass
- Add 4-6 fresh mint leaves
- Add a squeeze of honey
- Muddle all ingredients
- Add crushed ice
- Fill with sparkling water
Strawberry Orange "Mom-osa"
This one is sweet, delicious and not as healthy. It takes a little more effort but is worth it! Recipe makes 4 drinks (perfect to share with other mamas to be!)
- In a saucepan boil 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup orange juice until it turns into a syrup. Set aside
- In a separate saucepan boil 1 cup of sugar, 2 cups of fresh strawberries and 2 cups of water until the strawberries turn to mush
- Strain strawberries so you get just the strawberry juice
- Let both cool
- In a champagne flute pour 1/4 way with orange juice mixture, 3/4 of strawberry and last 1/4 with sparking water
I’m always on the hunt for new recipes so let me know if you have a fancy mocktail you enjoy! Have a fun, safe Memorial Day Weekend!
Nicole (and Zoey!)
I’m a wife, mom, group fitness instructor and Independent Beachbody coach living in the sunny beach town of Ventura, California. My passion in life is to help others reach their goals and realize that they deserve to live a healthy and happy life. When I’m not in the gym or working my home coaching business, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and friends, going to the beach, reading, attempting DIY projects around the house, looking up new recipes on Pinterest (and possibly getting lost on there for hours) and watching my guilty pleasures, The Bachelor and So You Think You Can Dance.