Happy International Beverage Day, ladies and gentlemen! The 6th of May is upon us again – and it’s time to celebrate it with our favorite beverage; hot, cold, sweet, sour, smooth or pulpy, blended, freshly squeezed or frozen. The possibilities are endless, but further down we have included a couple of refreshing beverages that might very well end up on someones list of favorites, easy to make and delicious as they are.
“Wait a minute…isn’t every day of the year sort of a beverage day?” you might ask. And rightly so, because not a day goes by without us drinking some sort of fluid – but then again, a whole lot of the World’s population is made up of moms and dads, and we are not abandoning Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on that account, are we?
“Did you guys make this up to sell more milk?” the small voice inside your head might ask. Nope, we simply refer to this National Day based on the TISII-rule (The Internet Says It Is). And why not? The internet is a fantastic place where everyone can have their say, and with regard to Beverage Day, the majority has decided. If you want to indulge in other foodie holidays, check out http://www.ocfoodies.com/page/foodie-holiday-calender
That being said, every day should be milk day – especially for the children. Did you know that you would have to eat 12 servings of whole grains, or 9 cups of spinach, or 6 cups of peas to gain the same amount of calcium as you get from one single glass of milk?
Milk is actually one of the most nutritionally dense foods you can buy: At about 30 cents per serving, milk is a low-cost option with nine nutrients essential to our health including protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, niacin as well as vitamins A, D and B12.
Granted, we love milk, and are looking very much forward to 11. January (Milk Day!) and many other dairy related days.
Until then, enjoy these fabulous beverages.