Friday, September 23, 2011

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Mocktail

Summer is coming to an end and the cooler weather is starting to show its face.  But I have to share this yummy summer drink especially for all you expecting mamas out there or even any woman for that matter because this drink is for all of us woman!

Red Raspberry Leaf is considered to be the "woman herb"!  It holds so many benefits for all woman especially pregnant mamas!  It has been known to help with the flu, morning sickness, diarrhea, gum disease, fever, hangovers, postpartum depression, balance out hormones during the postpartum time, breast milk supply, menstrual flow,  and most popular helps during labor.  This herb has been shown to help strengthen the uterus in order for it to contract more efficiently during labor.  Which can help make childbirth easier and possibly faster.  So of course this should be considered the "woman herb", look at all these benefits just for us ladies!  This is an herb with centuries of safe use but please check with your midwife/doctor before using it.   

I drank Red Raspberry Leaf tea throughout both of my pregnancies and continue to drink it for all the vitamins and benefits it gives!  Maybe it will even make me a super woman!  Let's hope!  So with this last pregnancy, a close girlfriend of mine shared this yummy summer drink recipe with me.  It was perfect on the warm days when I was craving something cold.  I loved it when I was pregnant and continue to love it!

So for all you ladies out there, especially the ones growing a precious lil babe, try this out!

Brew 5-6 bags of Raspberry Leaf Tea in 1 litre of boiling water for 5-6 minutes and chill.

Mix in 2 cups of apple juice, and 2 cups of soda water (you might want to play around with quantities here, to get the taste exactly right for you.)

Pour it over some ice and go crazy with the garnish.  I love it with fresh raspberries, a wedge of lemon, or even a sprig of mint.



"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful; it's that women are strong." -Laura Stavoe Harm


  1. I've heard so many awesome things about raspberry leaf tea. I'm going to have to start drinking it. Hopefully it will help during these last 3 weeks of pregnancy. And this cocktail looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Do you mind if I share this photo w/ ur blog info on it and this recipe with a moms group?

  3. Hi Jessica...not at all! Please do! If you have any other questions...please email me at!

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