What is the most expensive drink at Starbucks? A $9 Grande Latte with a few fancy add-ins? $15 with some extra espresso shots?
$15 was my guess.
According to this article from Eater, the most expensive drink you can order is $23.60! Lucky for him, the customer had a free drink coupon.
This monstrosity was a Trenta (I didn’t even know that was a size) Java Chip Frappuccino with 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, Matcha powder, protein powder, and a drizzle of caramel and mocha.
It reportedly didn’t even taste good.
Just thinking about that drink makes me NOT miss drinking coffee during this cleanse.
What I do miss are beans.
I can assure you with all these greens there is still plenty of music!
One of the hardest parts about being on this cleanse is not having hummus. Like any good blogger, hummus is a staple food for me. It has it’s own level on my personal food pyramid.
This is a new version of that, with thyme being the herb addition rather than rosemary. I don’t know which I like better!
My butternut was one of the sweetest I’ve ever had. Some of that is probably the squash itself, but I also roasted it longer than I usually do.
Truth: I kind of forgot it was in the oven.
The longer bake time resulted in a sweet glaze on the squash. When I lifted it off to the foil I baked it on, I noticed a caramel had formed on the bottom where the juices spilled over. I promptly ate that up.
Squash caramel aside, you should try this hummus. It’s wonderful with veggies and crackers. Thin it out with some apple cider vinegar and water for a salad dressing. Spread it on a sandwich.
Serve it as an appetizer with crudités and a yeasty sparkling wine (*drool*).
You really can’t go wrong.
Butternut Thyme Hummus
- 2 C butternut squash, roasted
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 T fresh thyme
- 1 T tahini
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- S+P, to taste
Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust spices, salt, and pepper to your preference.
Makes 1.5 cups.
Tonight is another cleanse dinner. We lost one cleanse buddy, but my BFF and I are still going strong! I’m making root veggie fries to go with her homemade tomato soup… it’s our version of french fries and ketchup.
What are you doing this weekend? Any fun adventures planned?
What is your favorite hummus flavor?