Addiction of the Week: Starbucks' Frappuccino Blended Crèmes

Filed under: Your Pregnancy

Although there are mixed reviews out there as to whether or not caffeine is good or bad for the developing baby and pregnant mother, I find caffeine makes me a bit wiggy, so I've been avoiding it. But I still like to use the coffee excuse to sneak out of the office for a walk with coworkers.

I've tried decafs and let's face it -- none of them are really that good. With a soaring body temperature and the July heat, a hot drink is the last thing I'm craving anyway. But oh, something cold and sweet... well now you're talking my language! I swear, nothing can cure this thirst for cold beverages and juicy things like watermelon and cucumber!

The Starbucks menu can be overwhelming at the best of times, but skipping over the hot drinks really narrows things down. The ice teas are good, but again, they have caffeine. So how happy was I to find the Frappuccino Blended Crèmes? I am especially obsessed with the Strawberries and Crème one: strawberries and milk blended with ice and topped with whipped cream. Yummers!

Starbucks has great nutritional info on their site and a quick calculation shows that saying no to the whipped cream will take the fat content from 15 grams of fat with, to 2.5 without. Because nothing is worse than over-indulging due to being pregnant and then realizing that the birth only shaved off 8 pounds of the 40 you gained.

Are you pregnant and craving cold drinks? What's your addiction?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.