Wednesday, June 27, 2012

guest post :: bicoastally.

Claire is a girl after my own heart!  She writes over at Bicoastally.  Claire is a San Francisco transplant and originally from Georgia (like me!).  At this point in our trip, hopefully Claire and I will have met!  She has a lot of the same moral views as me and does some pretty amazing work for a living as well as in her free time (hint: it involves the San Quentin prison)!  Claire is really an inspiration, but she has a love for all drinks alcoholic as I do.

I love how Claire just wrapped up everything for drinking June and our guest posts overall!


Hi there, Skinny Jeans & a Chai Latte readers!  I'm especially excited to be writing this guest post, cause Kristin's headed to California . . . where I'll get to meet up with her for a beer!  I'm here to share a couple of my favorite summer drinks, in keeping with Kristin's "Drinking June" theme.

1. Beer:

This is my favorite summer beer.  I'm a sucker for wheat beers anyway, and this one is SO REFRESHING on a sunny day.  Add an orange slice and I'm one happy girl.

2. Smoothie:

I'm all about the green smoothies.  They're the perfect summer (or any season) breakfast.  Here's my favorite take on the Green Monster:

1 tbsn flax seed
2 big handfuls baby spinach
1 banana
1 big tbsn almond butter
handful of frozen strawberries

Et voila--delicious & healthy breakfast.

3. Etc.:

Coffee is my #1 homie, my sweet addiction, that-which-keeps-me-going.  I don't know what I'd do without it.  I prefer mine darkly roasted with half & half (no sugar), and all the better if it's from a local company.  Peet's is a chain, but it's local, and it's sooooooo good:

4. Wine:

I just don't feel right writing a post about drinking without mentioning my first love: wine.  While I'm a red drinker throughout most of the year, I turn to crisp whites in the summer.  One of my favorites is from Napa Valley's own Cakebread Cellars.  Their 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is light & delicious, and it's one of their most affordable wines:

Lucky for me, Cakebread is only about a 45 minute drive from my house, and it's one of my favorite wineries to visit.

Thanks for having me!  Come say hi & let me know all about your favorite summer drinks. :)


Leesh said...

I love Blue Moon beer and I am so sad that we don't get it here in Canada.

Katie Price said...

I miss a good Blue Moon with a slice of orange! Especially on tap.

p.s. I'm going to go visit Claire's blog now :)

Kristin Miller said...

I love green smoothies!!! Great recipe!

Claire Kiefer said...

Thanks for having me :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I already have blue moons but I need to try these others on the list! If Claire approves, it's right by me!

Micaela said...

oh i would do anything for a blue moon!!! nothing to me says summer must like a cold beer in this texas heat! (blue moons make me think of Chris though! i love me some stella or amstel light)

i make my green smoothie like yours except with soy milk (no almond butter) and without the strawberries- i'm thinking i need to add some! i sometimes add frozen blueberries but strawberries sound even better!


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