This week my Friday faves focuses on my favorite drinks. I don’t know about you but it is tough to drink straight water all day long. I thought I would share a few of my go to drinks when I am wanting something different than water or to change up my usual morning coffee. So here goes:
Matcha Green Tea
If you don’t know what matcha is, it is a green tea that comes in a powdered form and it contains the whole leaf. Matcha has many benefits which include improving mood, enhancing weight loss, increased energy, mental focus and is rich in antioxidants. I have been using this powder from Jade Leaf Organics and it is amazing.
I have mostly been drinking it iced, added to smoothies, or as an iced green tea latte. So good!!!!! Here is my latest smoothie obsession:
Mango Matcha Green Smoothie
Healthy green smoothie with matcha
- 1 small container of coconut water (approx. 11 oz)
- ½ Frozen Banana
- 1 Cup Mango Frozen
- 1 small handful of kale or spinach
- 1 scoop vegan vanilla Shakeology or vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp Match Green Tea Powder
- Ice (if desired)
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth and serve immediately.
Lucky Jack Cold Brew Coffee (or any cold brew coffee) When the weather gets warmer outside sometimes I like to sip an iced coffee. I purchased a case of this cold brew on a whim while at Costco. It is awesome. I pour it over ice, add a splash of coconut milk or almond milk and a bit of agave nectar and I have myself a coffee shop iced latte without the added cost.
I am still a big fan of kombucha. My preferred brand is Humm Kombucha because I can fill up growlers with this stuff at our local grocery store. My whole family is addicted to Kombucha! My daughters seem to drink it all. One of these days I would love to try making my own. Kombucha has some great health benefits too!
Flavor Infused Water I love to infuse my plain water with fruit and herbs. For some reason I drink a lot more water this way. Some of my favorite things to ad are mint, lemon, ginger, frozen berries or fresh strawberries. It’s fun to experiment with new flavor infusions. The longer you let your water infuse the better it will taste.
Just remember when the weather gets hot outside hydration is so important. If you are like me and don’t like just plain water all the time give these a try. If you are working out in the heat don’t forget your electrolytes. If you need an alternative to store bought sports drinks give my homemade sports drink a try. It is so good!
What are your favorite drinks? I would love to hear them. Comment below! Have an amazing weekend!
*this is not a sponsored post, just things I am into lately.