It’s Friday!! It’s Friday!! Oh my!! It’s Friday! (kind of sing that just a little bit)
I’m super excited about today’s Friday Five. It’s all about our favorite summertime drinks. With temps up high, who doesn’t love some cold refreshing beverages. Some of them taste great after a run; others are my go to beverages when we hang out at the beach or pool. #1 Iced Caramel Macchiato
I’m a sucker for iced coffee already, but with the added sweetness of the caramel, it’s that much better. I’ve treated myself to one of these after a few morning runs already this summer. It just tastes amazing after a hot, steamy run!
#2 Petey’s Bing Cherry Sodas
I found these sodas at the grocery store and I’m hooked. I love cherry flavored anything so these are a win! They come in 3 different flavors, but the blackberry cherry is my favorite. I have started drinking these more in order to try and stop drinking diet drinks all together. They only have 40 calories so I feel the trade would be a win.
I am usually an IPA girl, but I’ve broken from my usual beer now and then for all the tasty fruit infused brews. My absolute favorite which surprises me is Illusive Traveler, a grapefruit shandy. I don’t usually like grapefruit very much, but this beer is so refreshing and light that it makes it the perfect beer for the beach and pool. I also like Curious Traveler, a lemon shandy and Big Squeeze UFO from Harpoon. I treated myself to my other favorite the other day after mowing the lawn, Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. It was THE perfect beverage! It’s not a fruity beer, but it’s a tasty hoppy wheat beer, which is a lot lighter to drink in the summer. It’s silky like all the fruit ones too. #4 Half and Half Tea
I’m not usually a iced tea drinker, but lately, a glass of really super cold iced tea hits the spot after a run. Here in NC, we have sweet tea, but I like to mix my tea about 90-10 (90 percent unsweet, 10 percent sweet). It’s just the right mix of sweetness for me.
#5 Good ol’ fashioned iced water
Nothing beats a glass of iced cold water. There’s nothing quite like it. Everything else tastes great, but water just quenches your thirst. I go through bottles of Essentia more now in the summer than I do in the winter time. I feel like it’s the one thing that I can do daily to be sure that I’m not only hydrating for my runs well, but then I’m also drinking it post run to make sure I’m putting everything back in.
What are your favorite summer drinks?
For even more Friday fitness love hop over to:
- Friday Five hosted by DC area bloggers, Mar from Mar on the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC
Go be awesome! 🙂
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