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.
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Makes 1 serving
1 cup water
1 scoop Tropical Strawberry Shakeology (or Strawberry Shakeology)
¼ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
¼ cup Fresh or frozen blueberries (reserve a small amount for garnish)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut (reserve a small amount for garnish)
1 cup ice
1. Place water, Shakeology, raspberries, blueberries, coconut, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 5 g
Sodium: 308 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugars: 12 g
Protein: 18 g
1 Single Serving Snack
Body Beast Portions
1 Protein Liquid
1 Balanced Liquid
—By Genevieve Liebscher