Hopefully, you are not here to find a list of cocktails and other alcoholic drinks. If you are ok with healthy, energy and health-boosting drinks, then keep on reading. I will share a little list of a few of my favourite drinks and then I will share the recipe for a few of them. They are all easy to make and only use ‘everyday’ ingredients.
- Orange and Pineapple juice
- papaya and watermelon juice
- Real lemonade or limeade
- Coconut water
- fruit smoothies
- Red Dragon punch
Some of my favourite drinks are to be had hot. And I don’t mean warm. Well, that’s how I like to have them anyway. I think that outside of Winter, I drink more tea during Autumn.
- Hot chocolate
- Redbush tea
- Peppermint tea
- Lemongrass tea
- Decaffeinated coffee (milky and sweet, never black)
- Ginger tea
I love experimenting in the kitchen, not just with cooking but with making my favourite drinks, both hot and cold.
Here are some of my favourite drinks recipes
Papaya and watermelon juice
Mix equal parts of papaya and watermelon flesh and blend in a blender. Strain the liquid and add a little lemon juice. Serve over crushed ice.
Red Dragon drink
If you are after a ‘punchy’ drink with a little bit of alcohol and a lot of flavour, then this one might just become one of your favourite drinks too. I invented it and I am so pleased, he he.
You will need 1 bottle of dragon stout, 2 small beetroots, washed and peeled, 2 Tbsp condensed milk, 1 cup almond milk, and pinches of nutmeg & cinnamon and, 1 Tbsp of vanilla essence. Blend all the ingredients together and serve over crushed ice. You may strain the drink before consuming it if you don’t want the fibre from the beetroot. This drink is amazing and reminds me so much of Christmas.
My favourite first thing to drink in the morning that is good for me is this drink that is actually a concentrated juice. It contains only five ingredients and these include celery, ginger, green apples, cucumber and lemon.
All you need to do is to juice the first 4 ingredients using a strong juicer and then add the juice of half a lemon to each serving, which is about a small glass full.
This drink is said to boost the immune system, fight inflammation, and is also good for the digestive system. It is even said to boost the metabolic rate, which aids in weight loss.
Recently we upped our favourite drink game by purchasing a few items so we can savour the moments even more. Here are links to Amazon where we bought them.
Drinks and juices are to be savoured and enjoyed slowly, even if they are to quench your thirst. The more natural ingredients you use, and the less processing and preservatives involved, the better for you.
What are some of your favourite drinks to have and do you prefer to have them hot, warm, or cold? Do tell us about it in the comment box below.