*Who doesn't love that melt in your mouth super sweet spun sugar?! Imagine that flavor in a cold milkshake form, and wait for it...It's also healthy too! Read below for the recipe!* ____________________________________________________________________
So on Friday June 17th, I quite sugar.
No chocolate, candy, bites of cookies, cupcakes, licks of frosting. It wasn't easy, but I did it...
For 6 hours.
Listen. I love the idea of quitting sugar. Never touching a cupcake again and poo poo-ing at the sight of an ice cream cone sounds amazing to me. I don't want to love it/lust it/dream of it...But I love sweets, baking, tasting, licking...did I paint the right picture?
Now, being that it's summer and I live on the surface of the sun, I am constantly taking my kids swimming which means I'm constantly in a bathing suit. I eat healthy and I workout, but I know that I could always kick it up a notch and be like I used to be when I didn't have kids. When I shopped religiously at whole foods instead of buying diapers. When I sat down and ate lunch quietly, instead of eating my kids leftovers. When I didn't wear size 'training bra' because of nursing...#goodol'days
So I told myself I was quitting sugar on Friday. I told everyone I knew, because everyone cares. I think I told my husband 3 times.
But something happened Friday, earlier than expected. I had a migraine and was just so hungry, moody, grumpy, and well...please tell me you understand?
I just had to give in and have a few pieces of dark chocolate. For some reason it brought me comfort, and eased the burden of that horrible Friday afternoon when the unexpected happened....
Honestly, I was disappointed in myself. How could I not go a day without chocolate?!
But then I remembered that I've never been one to follow 'healthy lifestyles' where we completely limit our selves from food, especially our favorite food. Should we moderate and eat sparingly, definitely. But to tell myself I would never have sugar again...That's like, criminal.
So even though I only went 6 hours without sugar, I feel totally better and like a whole new person!!! (Joking.Joking.)
But I definitely reminded myself not to be so hard, and that sometimes jumping all in and saying I'll NEVER do that again is probably not the right way to improve at something...Especially when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle :).
And for those days when you want to limit the sweets, but still need to conquer those tastebuds....
Healthy Cotton Candy Milkshake
During the summer, these delicious cotton candy grapes pop up in grocery stores! They mimic almost exactly the taste of that sugar treat!
- 1/2 c. milk of choice
- 2 1/2 c. cotton candy grapes, frozen optional
- 1 c. ice
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender until creamy! Serves 2-3 people, enjoy!
Have you guys seen the cotton candy grapes at grocery stores during summer time?! I can't believe how much they taste like the actual treat! I bought the store out because I didn't want to share in it's deliciousness, so hurry and check your local stores before I come and steal those too ;)!
I asked the girls if they could share a milkshake so I could put two straws in one and take a picture, but they had the same reaction as if I asked chop off their dolls heads so....
Two straws and two cups it is!!