Friday, May 27, 2011

A Refreshing Drink

I love water. I probably drink between 12-16 cups of water a day. Even so, sometimes on a really hot day, just plain water doesn't cut it. We're in our first streak of hot days for the season, and I wanted a little pick-me-up to have after a hot run.

In the morning I boiled a pot of water and poured it into my largest vase. I added several green tea bags and let it sit in the fridge all day when I was at work. The cold green tea is the base of this refreshing drink - the rest is quite easy!

Get a cup.
Add ice.
Add chilled fruit (frozen fruit would also be delicious). I used mango and strawberries.
Pour in green tea.

I also added some lemonade to my drink - it was about 2/3 green tea and 1/3 lemonade. This was really delicious.

Trader Joe's low calorie lemonade is my favorite (it also comes in pink!).

This would also be really good with seltzer, a splash of pomegranate juice, or even some vodka (but not after a long hot run). And after you're done drinking, you have a nice fruit salad to eat.

This is also a much better alternative to the McDonald's strawberry lemonade, which I haven't tried, but expect it to be a bad sugar headache in the making.

Speaking of refreshing...I bought a huge bag of these enormous grapes at the store the other day.

I've always avoided the big "globe" grapes, because they have seeds in them. Gross. That is, until a colleague at work told me that those seeds contain lots of antioxidants. So I tried one. They were very good! The seed just adds a little crunch, and is much less bothersome than I'd expected. Another good thing about these is that they seem to retain their firmness a lot better than your typical red or green grapes. Out of my entire bag I didn't have to throw away any soft grapes - all were crunchy! Cold grapes are a great snack for hot and humid days.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Any fun plans for the holiday?
Pat and I are going down to the cape for our belated anniversary celebration! Lots of beach time, ice cream, and a fancy dinner out in my horizon!


  1. Mmm...that tea sounds awesome. I love Half and Half (half lemonade/half iced tea).

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  2. Its great to finally have some nice weather around here huh? Have a blast at the beach! I'm headed down to Boston in the run The Run To Remember Half Marathon. After that I'm hoping hubby will take us to Hampton/Portsmouth for the night!

    Have a great weekend! :)

  3. Mmmm.. delish! I'm going with the vodka version. :) Maybe even a little champagne for a afternoon girly party drink.