What does the 4th of July mean to you? Maybe it conjures up a happy memory of you at 8 years old on a boat with your family. Maybe it’s watching fireworks with your first high school boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe, if you’re like me, it makes you think of pie, cookies, ribs, and…ice cream.
While thoughts of the 4th of July generally go hand in hand with fireworks, sunny beach days, and barbecues with friends, it’s undeniable that summer and shakes also go hand in hand. As a child, I wasn’t allowed to have sweets often, but every once in a while — probably on a hot July day — my mom would oblige me with a milkshake in the flavor of my choice.
As a kid, milkshake days were the best days, but, as adults, we try to avoid indulgences — especially when it’s a priority to keep our health and fitness in check. If you’re trying to lose weight, holiday weekends can feel like an obstacle course of foods to avoid. There’s bound to be lots of tempting red, white, and blue treats coming your way today, so stave off the calorie-heavy milkshake and cupcake cravings with this festive Shakeology recipe instead.
We think even our founding fathers couldn’t have resisted this.
(info and pic courtesy of beachbody)