sophofbread here with a quick, thirst-inducing post about my five favourite drinks of the moment. It’s summer here so four cold and refreshing drinks and only a single warm and cozy one made it onto my list…
I couldn’t have chosen simpler drinks really! Two you just buy from the shop ready-made, one comes from the tap and the other two contain only three ingredients each. This list is in no particular order.
1) Earl Grey heated milk
‣ Soya Milk
‣ Earl Grey teabag
‣ Ground Cinnamon
I’m not sure what to call this one, I heard about it from one of Sadia’s videos (Pick Up Limes) but I don’t remember which one it was in or what she called it. To make it you simply heat the soya milk and mix it with the teabag and cinnamon. I leave the teabag in for about 5 minutes and then press it against the side of the mug to get as much earl grey flavour in as possible. The amount of cinnamon I put in varies and I never measure it, I just shake it upside down over the milk a few times. This a gorgeous evening drink to have cuddled up in a blanket.
2) Fruit Smoothie/Milkshake/Slushy
‣ Frozen Fruit (I used Co-Op ‘Frozen Summer Fruits’ which is raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants but you can use whatever)
‣ Soya Milk
‣ Chia Seeds
Not sure what to call this one either! It tastes like a smoothie but with a more slushy (thick, icy) consistency but it has milk in so milkshake? Blend together the 3 ingredients, again I don’t measure it out. Because the fruit is frozen the ice creates a really nice thick texture and makes the drink so cold and refreshing. Add as much soya milk as you want, it you don’t want it so thick add more soya milk and less fruit.
3) Innocent Super Smoothie Invigorate: kiwi, lime, matcha, wheatgrass & flax seeds
pteroturtle has loved Innocent smoothies for years but I only recently started trying them and this is by far my favourite flavour so far. It’s sweet, tasty and a perfect summer drink.
4) Pink Grapefruit Juice with bits
If I buy a fresh grapefruit I will often squeeze the juice into a cup so when I discovered they sell grapefruit juice at the shop I was very excited to try it and was not disappointed! This tastes like you’re eating a fresh grapefruit. Yummy.
And finally…water! I have been trying to drink more water for years and go through phases of doing well. This summer though it’s going brilliantly so far. I fill up a bottle with tap water then leave it in the fridge so it’s cold. I should really have thought of it before but I drink way more water now I use a bottle rather than a glass. I can take it with me wherever I’m going and always have it on hand when I’m thirsty. I have noticed the healing effects of drinking more water, in the past the sun usually left me feeling sick and tired and (now obviously) I have realised that was because I wasn’t drinking enough water. Multiple days I’ve had a headache only to have it cured by drinking water. I feel less tired and more enthusiastic. Also I love the taste of cold fridge water! *this post is not sponsored by water 😉
Those are my five favourite drinks at the moment. What are yours? Thanks for reading and have a nice day.