Thursday, June 22, 2017

Favorite Summer Treats

Happy Summer! Although it's felt like summer here in Southwest Louisiana for weeks now, I can officially say that summer has arrived in full force, complete with a tropical storm! What a way to kick off the season. The portions of Tropical Storm Cindy (the "eye") that hit SWLA only left us with minimal flooding, although other areas of the south can't say the same. Sad face....stay safe, guys!

By Thursday afternoon, all remnants of the storm will hopefully have passed through so life can resume as normal, including Dopey training!

With summer's heat and humidity and all things related, I like to enjoy a cold, sweet treat on occasion, especially after a hot run. I'm a sweets fan (bad, I know) and after a long Saturday run in the ridiculous heat and humidity, I usually crave all the cold things!

Summer Treats


#1 Fruit

Strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, kiwi, grapes, bananas...you name it, I love it! Watermelon is definitely a summer favorite for sure!

#2 Gatorade

I guess it's not truly a "treat" but it's a necessity for me on long hot summer training runs, especially while training with longer distances!

Summer Treats


#3 Snoballs

Hello...who wouldn't enjoy one of these after a hot long run?! They are the perfect way to cool down, although you have to eat fast if you're attempting to enjoy it outside!

Summer Treats


#4 Smoothies

I know I mentioned it on Monday, but a local juicery opened here and oh my goodness...so many healthy and delicious options were available. I know I'll be a frequent visitor here this summer for sure! Also, nothing beat a nice homemade cold smoothie with a frozen banana and a little fruit...pure heaven!



#5 Iced Coffee

Aaaah yes...a nice cold coffee on a warm summer morning is the perfect way to begin the day! I enjoy these often during the summer!

With all of these yummy treats, I'm destined to survive marathon training during the hot and humid summer months!

What's your favorite summer treat?

12 comments:

  1. I was thinking of you and your family last night when I was watching the news about the storm and flooding. I was hoping you were alright.
    All of those things sound refreshing for sure!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad everything was ok!

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  2. Ever since I have been pregnant, I have been craving icy drinks like smoothies. For a while my go to was a frozen banana, decaf coffee, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and sometimes protein powder. It was kind of like a frappucino. :) -C

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  3. Glad to hear that you are all ok w the storm down there. I need to get on the iced coffee band wagon I am still drinking it hot

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    1. Yes! I think I'll have one this afternoon, too! :)

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  4. That snoball looks amazing! I love any cool treat - iced coffee has been growing on me lately!

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    1. Yes!! Iced coffee is perfect in the summer time! :)

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  5. I like fresh fruit in the summer (but sometimes I have to sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar on it because I like the "crunch" of the sugar crystals). I also like a hot chai latte'...yes, even in the summer LOL

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  6. I live off smoothies, iced coffee, and ice cream or fro yo in the summer :)

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