Today's Friday 5 theme is all about drinks! It's no secret that my favorite drink is a cold frozen frappe from Starbucks! This was my "reward" after my long runs last summer. I pretty much worked my way through the menu and I will say the Strawberry Shortcake (which was a limited time drink) was my favorite. You can get the Strawberries and Cream frappe anytime, but it's not the same. Anyway, regardless of what flavor frappe I get (and never mind that the Starbucks is conveniently located at the end of my running trail), I realize that it is not very healthy (or wallet friendly) to be getting them after every long run.
Here are some alternative Summer drinks that I find just as refreshing........
1. Last summer I was hooked on this Lime Cucumber Gatorade. I've only been able to find it at one store though.
2. This Spring I have discovered Fierce Melon Gatorade. This flavor is just as yummy! I believe it is cantaloupe flavor and will be my new "go to" drink after a run.
3. Another Summer time must have are these Margaritaville Singles To Go pouches. They are just regular drink powders (no alcohol) you pour in your water bottle to flavor it up. My favorite is the Pina Colada, then the Strawberry Daiquiri. I am not a fan of the Margarita.
4. Sometimes I will cheat on Starbucks and get a Cake Batter frozen cream at Sheetz. It's still less calories than a frappe and for only $2.00 with my Sheetz card, you can't beat it!
What else should I be trying? -M