Finally, summer is really here! While we can go ahead with complaining about the hot, sweaty, humid runs, at least we can still enjoy some cold treats to help us recover and cool off. As someone who is always cold, I tend to stay away from cold foods and drinks unless it’s really hot out. So today I am sharing some treats that I turn to once the weather really warms up.
5 Summer Treats
1. Iced Coffee
I tend to stick to regular, hot coffee unless its really warm out. When it’s too early to starts drinking alcohol, iced coffee is a perfect drink to enjoy after a hot run.
Smoothies are the one cold drink that I do enjoy year round, but more so in the summer. However, last week my blender broke. It’s a Vitamix and still under warrantee, so I sent it in for repairs. Right now I won’t be able to enjoy smoothies even though it’s the perfect time of year for them!
I’ve become really picky about when I drink beer these days. It’s usually either around the holidays (when I enjoy a few Christmas Ales) or in the summer. Each summer I end up finding a new beer of choice. 2 years ago I was addicted to Sam Adams Cherry Wheat Ale.
4. White wine
99% of the time I choose red wine over white. It needs to be a really hot day, and I probably need to be drinking outside, to go for white. But when the conditions are right white wine can be the perfect beverage on a hot summer night. Or day.
5. Ice cream/Fro-yo
Even though I have something for dessert almost every day, it’s not often that I go for ice cream or frozen yogurt. We don’t really keep that stuff in the house so it means taking a drive somewhere. I think that’s what makes it a real treat, is that we only get it a handful of times a year. There’s nothing like building a big cup of fro-yo with tons of toppings in the summer.
I’m thinking tonight would be a good night for white wine AND fro-yo. I think it’s well deserved after making it through another busy week;) Have a great weekend!
What are some of your favorite summer treats?
Do you enjoy cold foods and drinks year round or just in the summer?