So yeah, I get it. Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer, but I moved to “Hotlanta” under the pretense that sweater weather wouldn’t kick in until a lot later here, or that I’d at least have some warning, you know? Don’t get me wrong. I love the fall, perhaps more than I love summer (mostly because of my treasured heart-patterned sweater collection), but surely something isn’t right here. Anyway, since I’m clearly in denial, I thought I’d relink to four of my all-time favorite ice-cold beverages, three of which happen to be of the green-tea variety. I’m a little obsessed.
For those of you who are new to this blog, I normally (and I’m talking before my 5-month blogging dry spell) publish Thirsty Thursday and Recipe Reciprocity posts on days like this. Today, you get a self-serving combo of sorts. Here we go.
1. Not only are these Jasmine Green Tea Lime Coolers delicious and refreshing, but the post, penned by my beloved Brian, is one of my favorites. He’s a funny one. This household DIY project is another classic.
2. When it comes to my actual favorite drink recipe, these Green Tea Peach Sodas are the clear winner. They’re great for when you have people over since they look and taste great, and have an air of fanciness to them, when shhhh, they’re actually really easy to throw together. They’re perfect.
3. Green Tea Lemonade – This one is a really good, easy recipe for lemonade with a green-tea twist. The best part is you probably have all of the ingredients on hand.
4. We’ve been on a big smoothie kick ever since receiving our Vitamix. It’s the best. We’re definitely berry-banana people, and yet these Avocado Banana Orange Smoothies might be my favorite smoothie recipe so far. The avocado makes for a smooth and pleasantly surprising addition.
Alright, that’ll do it from me today. Also, I just checked the weather and the 5-day forecast looks like a bright one. I’ll stop my complaining for now and plan to make the most of it.