Happy Monday to you. I don’t know where you live? But I can tell you where I live, it is incredibly hot! We have been in the 100’s and it looks like the heat is not going to let go for most of the week. So with all of this hot weather, I can promise you, simple, light, and probably some no bake recipes this week. I know when it gets this hot I have no energy to do anything and worse of all I’m behind on my blogging. I normally have a least a few recipes in my back pocket, but this week I don’t have any. I didn’t plan anything either, so this week will be as much of a surprise for you as it will be for me! 🙂 So let’s get to day’s recipe.
This is my Skinny Cherry Milkshake. I got the idea to make this milk shake on Saturday, when my Friend Nicole and I went to Old Town Sacramento. Everywhere I looked, everyone was eating ice cream cones and sipping milkshakes. I couldn’t get it out of my mind! First thing, after breakfast on Sunday, I whipped up this batch of Cherry Milkshakes for my Husband and I. Ahhhh, my craving has been satisfied! This drink, is thick, creamy and oh so sweet! It’s simply delicious and my Husband drank almost the full batch!! I guess he liked it too!
I used All Natural Cherry Juice that I picked up from Trader Joe’s and Breyers All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream. Yes, I used real ice cream in my milkshake. I needed the real stuff! I have had this discussion before, but I think if your going to have something like ice cream, get the real stuff. Read the ingredients, and if it’s cream, eggs, sugar and milk, get it! I don’t like the stuff that has a mile long ingredients list and I can’t pronounce half of it. I’d rather go natural then go chemical. One of the best things is that a half cup of ice cream is only 130 calories, which is not bad. Not bad at all. Love Trader Joe’s but there vanilla ice cream is around 220 calories for a half cup, way to much! So read that nutritional label and ingredients list!
- Serves: A little over 5 Cups
- Serving size: Serves 3 (serving size 1¾ cups)
- 1 cup 100% Cherry Juice
- 1¼ cup non-fat milk
- 1¼ cup ice
- ½ cup vanilla ice cream (I used Breyers All Natural)
- ¼ tsp. stevia (to taste, depends on how tart your cherries are)
- In a blender add cherry juice, milk and ice. Blend until combined and smooth. Add vanilla ice cream process until blended. Taste test and if you need it sweeter, add some stevia. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I had my Pretty Muddy big 5k race on Saturday and I completed it! I have to tell you when my friend Nicole and I did the race it was HOT!!! It was in the low 100’s when we did it! We walked most of it, and so did everyone else. Crazy heat, crazy!!! The race was an obstacle course with different obstacles like going down a slide and landing in a pit of mud. Running while carrying a log, crawling under ropes and then crawling under a wall in the mud!! It was fun!!!! This race is for everyone and from the pictures I am going to share with you, you will see all different kinds of people doing it. I highly recommend gathering some friends and trying out the race. You will have a blast, trust me! Some of the race was challenging, but if you don’t feel you can do it, then you can walk around. I did it all. There was one obstacle called Social Networking and that was scary. We had to climb a rope ladder that was about 25′ tall and then climb down. It doesn’t sound to bad, but I was scared. They didn’t have nets or anything to catch you if you fell, just the dry, dirty ground. I managed it and I am proud I did it, but honestly I don’t want to do that obstacle again. My friend said I was shaking. My heart rate was threw the roof. I almost started to panic and I talked myself out of it. Eck! But other than that, the rest was so fun!! Check out the pictures and check out the race and see if there is one near you! Oh and Nicole and I got to be models at the event for Old Navy and we got to keep the clothes. That was pretty cool!!
Nicole and I before the Race
Nicole and I after the race
The race begins
People walking around the park after the race
The Dirty Nurses
I look like a hippy with the head band!! Before and After
One last thing, I was Food Blogger Spotlight for “Diets in Review”, you can stop by and check out my interview, if you would like.
Well my Friends, I have a bunch of recipes to make and my day is half over. Have a great week and stay cool!!