In my eighth blog post as part of the Blogtober with BOA challenge by Louna from Bursts of Autumn, I share with you my favourite beverages I drink in the autumn.
Not only do I love drinking this in the autumn, but I drink this all year around. This is my go-to hot beverage that I have every morning. It tastes very refreshing and it is great for settling the stomach as well.
My favourite types of this are Options Belgian Choc, White Chocolate, Belgian Mint Choc and Belgian Orange Choc. They are lower in calories than most other kinds of hot chocolate on the market. With the Orange Belgian Choc variety, I like to add some Sweet Freedom Chic Shot Orange Spice to give it some extra warmth.
Apple juice (left)
Apples are commonly associated with the autumn, so drinking apple juice during this time is very fitting.
Apple and blackcurrant squash
This is another drink with the apple flavour I like to consume in the autumn albeit with the extra taste of blackcurrant. I have tried this hot before, but it was too sickly sweet for my liking, so I prefer to drink this cold.
Homemade Shakeaway Lovely Lloyd hot shake
I have tried other Shakeaway hot shakes in the past, most notably a Hot Norah (chocolate muffin and Daim with Maltesers topping). Since there currently isn’t a Shakeaway near me, I was thrilled to learn that I had the ingredients to make a hot Lovely Lloyd shake. I used long life skimmed milk, banana and Ambrosia Light Devon Custard for the milkshake itself and put marshmallows on top. I blended the milkshake ingredients together and microwaved the milkshake on high for 3 minutes (based on a 700 watt microwave). The Lovely Lloyd hot shake was delicious, especially if I love the classic combination of bananas and custard.
Ribena Winter Spice
I first tried this drink in the autumn and winter of 2018 – 2019 (I included it in Part 2 of my October, November and December 2018 Favourites). Whilst browsing my Instagram, I rediscovered it and saw that I could purchase it in Sainsbury’s. Unlike apple and blackcurrant squash, Ribena Winter Spice tastes great both hot and cold.
Robinsons Winter Edition Apple & Cinnamon Cordial
This is the last drink with an apple flavour I am featuring in this blog post (I originally included it in Part 2 of my October, November and December 2019 Favourites). I prefer to drink it cold because like apple and blackcurrant squash, it tastes too too sickly sweet.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored blog post. All opinions expressed are my own. All photography except the apple juice photograph is my own.