One of the indulgences my roommate and I have liked to do since we’ve been roommates is a make a run to Red Robin for bottomless fries and milkshakes. We would do this about every couple of months or so. But when I decided to start a running program in December and my roommate getting a little more serious about his fitness level as well, we hadn’t been to Red Robin since 2008. So we decided it was time to make another trip to Red Robin.
However, the only problem now is that I’ve been working hard on Jorge Cruise’s Belly Fat Cure program for the last couple of months and now that I’ve officially lost 37 pounds in two months time, I was a bit torn if I should allow myself this indulgence. It’s not so much the Red Robin‘s wonderful streak cut french fries, as a couple of baskets isn’t going to ruin my program. It’s the milkshake that’s going to completely blow the program because it’s going to be loaded with sugar, not only from the ice cream, but also the added milk and flavoring as I usually like to get a chocolate one. Granted, the Belly Fat Cure allows me 15 grams of sugar per day and I have only used my full day’s allotment once since being on the program, I could theoretically enjoy one with all the sugar grams I’ve saved over the last two months.
Well, yesterday, as I decided I was going to go for it and allow myself this one indulgence, I had a follow up online meeting with others in the Belly Fat Cure program and I’m definitely one of the ones who’s been losing some of the most weight with the program. I also am one of the ones with more weight to lose so naturally I should be losing more weight than most of the others. Well, I felt like I didn’t want to blow the success I was building, so I decided, I wasn’t going to do the Red Robin milkshake, I was going to make my own instead, that way I could still indulge and make one that fits within the Belly Fat Cure program. So I ran out to buy an ice cream maker and decided I was going to try the four ingredient recipe that Jorge Cruise gave to us program participants as part of a preview of the book he’s writing for the program that will release the recipe to the public. (Sorry guys, I can’t share the recipe, but you can go ahead and buy Clemmy’s Sugar Free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, which is just as good and also sugar free to use instead of homemade ice cream.)
When I got the ice cream maker yesterday, it required the gel cylinder to be frozen overnight in the freezer. No problem, since the Red Robin visit wasn’t going to be until today, so I popped the cylinder into the freezer and on my way home from work this morning I purchased the three ingredients I didn’t already have ready and some of Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. I’m a little disappointed the Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup is made with Sucralose (Splenda) which isn’t the healthiest, but I figured I’m not having it daily so I’ll try the syrup.
So once the ice cream was made, I scooped some into a Magic Bullet cup, added some unsweetened Almond Milk, and the Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup, and mixed it all up. It was amazing! The milkshake tasted just like the real thing but considerably healthier and the best part, completely on my program. I didn’t have to blow my program. So I had my shake early, then my roommate and I went to Red Robin, and indulged in our baskets of fries. My roommate had his shake at Red Robin and I had some Diet Coke as I wasn’t in the mood for iced tea to add my packets of Truvia today or water for that matter.
Just getting the fries at Red Robin is probably the best secret in town. Don’t get me wrong, they have some great burgers on the menu too, but it’s dirt cheap for two people to go have fries and even if both have milkshakes, you’re out of there with tip for about $15. It’s less if one or both don’t have a shake. If you have a Red Robin in the area, you may want to indulge in their awesome steak fries. So I had a great indulgence within my program.