Monday, April 12, 2010

Summer Drinks

We talked about our Summer plans and Summer Wardrobes and now I would like to talk about our Summer drink of choice.  Saturday I posted a picture asking if you knew what it was.  Some of you love it, some hate it, and some had no clue.  I call it Boba, others call it bubble tea or tapioca pearl tea.  You can get it in wide variety of flavors, with or without tea, and with our without the tapioca pearls. 

You can get it as a juice, smoothie, or icee. I love the Passion Fruit Ice.

The tapioca pearls.  Chewy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.  image

It's huge on the West Coast, particularly in San Francisco and L.A.  My old roommate in L.A. had to limit herself to only three times a week in the Summer.  She also would order extra Boba balls.  That's right, Natalie, I'm talking about you!

It's important to drink plenty of water when working out, but I want to know...

After a long rehearsal/yoga session/workout, what's your ideal Summer drink? 

 Bubbing, Sparkling Water

Sweet and Tart Lemonade

Smoothies (I love Jamba Juice!)

Classy Shirley Temples (with extra cherries)

Ice cold, refreshing water

The other day my husband and I saw our neighbors walking their dog.  The husband was carrying a glass of Chardonnay.  Northern California.  Go figure. 


  1. SHIRLEY TEMPLES! YAY for extra cherries!

  2. mmm, shirley temples. a forever favorite. xo!

  3. I go into yoga starving because I can do more that way in class, so when I leave, the first place I go is the smoothie counter :)

  4. LOVE smoothies, last christmas i got myself a magic bullet, best decision of my life!

  5. Hi:)
    For me Pellegrino is everything...
    Too bad it is so least in Oslo:)

    Have a nice day - SP

  6. that's so funny about the dog walker with the chardonnay, for me my drink of choice when I'm parched is always water. Of course I enjoy a smoothie or fresh juice as much as the next girl..but after a good old sweat nothing beats water :D

  7. Water! Out of a glass bottle. =) But that man walking his dog with wine in his hand might just be on to something? So funny.

  8. Besides water, I love strawberry-banana smoothies!!! Yum! Yum! Yum!

    Have an awesome Monday xx

  9. Water, always, but also limeade or a grapefruit Izze... so refreshing!
    xoxo J

  10. Mmmm... I'm a big fan of sparkling water and lemonade! I like my lemonade on the tart side through!

    I also love to juice my own juice at home. Nothing beats fresh, fresh, fresh juice!

  11. really nothing beats water... fresh and clean! but I have to admit I also love jamba juice ;)

  12. hmmm. summer drinks! yum! after a work out i'll take water! but other times call for lemonade or iced tea or beer or wine or or or or margaritas! or sangria! ok, i'll stop now! gulp! ;)

  13. Love Pellegrino! With fresh lemon or lime...ah, so refreshing! I also drink a ton of strong unsweetened ice tea when its hot, but I have to be careful about the caffeine or I'll be up all night :)

    Very funny about the chardonnay, my cousin lives up in the bay area and I could totally see him sauntering around the neighborhood with a glass of wine...he even makes his own now!

  14. Agree with all the water, wither it be sparking with lemon or just plain water.. But now that you have posted all of these fabulous options I think I will go for a good smoothy after my run today!!

    Hope your day is going well :)

    PS you should go get your photos done, you will love it!


  15. A glass of Chardonnay? While he was walking the dog? Ohmigosh I love it! Eccentric behavior like that makes me happy!

    As for me...I'm a water drinker after a workout. Actually, I'm a water drinker 98% of the time. It's one of the only things I'll drink aside from coffee and Diet Coke. :)

  16. OMG!!!! i love bobas... there is only one place in Miami that has them and it's really far from my house... but thank God there is a Jamba Juice close... DELICIOUS!

  17. I've tasted Boba before. It wasn't my favorite, but I didn't dislike it. Let's see my after yoga session drink would have to be the vegetable juice from our juicer. Specifically the beets, carrots and apples drink. It's really, really good!

  18. I could go for a Shirley Temple right about now!

  19. because i am on a liquid diet have been living on smoothies, theyre so summery and delicious!
    and mm that lemonade looks so yummmyyy.<3

  20. BTW... left you an award on my blog tomorrow... come and check it out!!!

  21. In the summer I love lemonade. And if I am feeling really relaxed, I like to put a pomagranate liquior in it...

    Stop by my blog, I left something for you there...

  22. Haha, my cousins actually own a bubble tea company & they actually create the flavors & ship to different companies in the US.
    Although, my favorite summer drink is definitely Jamba Juice - I always get their Peach Pleasure. lol

    Thank you for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it. <3

  23. Boba, how cute! Chilled water is a boring favourite but I also like jasmine green bubble milk tea, fresh lemon ice tea (not the bottled stuff), skim oreo bash mocha chillers and pomegranate lychee/peach passion white tea

    Man my choices sound complicated. I've never tasted a shirley temples or jamba juice

  24. I LOVE making smoothies during summer.

  25. I do love Jamba Juice! I went so crazy with it one summer I lay off it mostly now. Oh well! I'm all for water, but I love anything involving raspberries, strawberries..well, ANY kind of berry!

  26. I definitely want to get my hands on some bubble tea now! Sounds so interesting. My drink of choice after a work-out: water.

  27. Funny about the Chardonnay;)
    I would want Pellegrino or a smoothie:)

  28. Summer drinks?! (Actually I have these all year but I especially enjoy them in the summertime):

    1. Margaritas! (Blended w/ salt)
    2. Mojitos!
    3. Thai Iced Tea
    4. Horchata
    5. Boba



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