Originally I was going to show you how to make a strawberry cider slushie. My daughter and I saw the guy from the orchard selling these at the farmer's market. I was a tad suspicious, but it really was delicious. A bit sweet, but we split one so it was fine.
I could have bought strawberry apple cider at the farmer's market, but it was a really hot day and I didn't want to buy it and have it go bad because it wasn't on ice all day. I bought strawberries and planned to buy cider at my local fruit store.
Alas, it is not cider season and I couldn't find any cider to use.
So, you'll have to settle for the picture and the idea.
I found this recipe and it looks like an awesome treat to make in the fall - maybe on one of those Indian Summer days.
Apple Cider Slushie at home
But I didn't want to leave you with nothing, so I have another treat to share.
I used to love Coconut Mocha Frappucinos. I was very sad when Starbucks took them off the seasonal menu. :(
But I have something that tastes just (almost) as good and is only 45 calories!
Our supermarket was having a sale on the Califia Farms Almond milk so I bought the no sugar added toasted coconut flavor. Add that to some iced coffee, and ice cubes and you've got heaven for 45 calories. I also added a handful of cacao nibs which gave it a nice extra boost (plus they are really healthy).
The story in pictures.
I also have a new favorite drink this week to keep me cool and writing.
I bought some coffee beans on Sunday from our local shop - Vanilla Hazelnut Creme. I used them to make a cold brew.
|Note: I do NOT recommend mixing the toasted coconut with the vanilla hazelnut. Just no.|
The flavor of the coffee is so amazing that I can just add a little brewed coffee, a little milk and alot of ice and water and keep refilling all day. Because I'm diluting it so much, the caffeine kick is just like having about a cup or maybe two. The flavor stays strong because I used good fresh beans. YUM!