Fitness Friday: Healthy Ice Cream for Weight Loss?! Arctic Zero Review

Friends & Frozen Treats on a Friday!

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There’s a reason why we college students love Fridays so much *ahem* #icecreamfridays!

However, all that richness and creaminess does not come cheap when it comes to calories. If you are a fellow ice cream enthusiast as myself and refuse to give up your frozen treats, I have AMAZING NEWS there is an alternative, healthier option that will have you indulging without the guilt!

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There’s a funny story behind receiving my Arctic Zero yummy package! I was on my way to chapel service and as I walked through the receptionist’s office I noticed a huge box that was labeled with Arctic Zero branding all over it. Immediately I knew it was for me and was a bit too excited for being 10 a.m.!  I signed for it and made my way to church with this giant UPS box! However, I had completely forgotten that because of the safety precautions I could not enter the main auditorium with my package (I was already coming up with ideas for this blog post!) Needless to say I was stopped by the security guard and long story short my box full of goodies had to be taken in to be inspected! LOL

It didn’t really help that the box was full of dry ice and subtle smoke was coming out of it! XD Thankfully, my reputation was redeemed when the guard opened it up and found nothing hazardous!

Here are some first impression quick video clips of how it all came wrapped up! The packaging though guys!! Super Impressed!

I’m sorry did you say 35 calories per serving?!

SIGN ME UP!

I was able to try all their new flavors and by far my favorite was the Poppin’ Pomegranate!

35 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of sugar, and a whole lot of yummy! I prefer the more “fruity” types of ice cream and this pint was a little tart, a little sweet and tasted the best in my opinion!

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The new flavors also included:

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I can totally see this ice cream as an aide to help lose weight, especially for those late night cravings! Go ahead and indulge without the guilt. I did notice that you may need to leave it out longer to thaw out since it is a more solid form of ice cream. But it’s totally worth it!

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I had my friends come along on this shoot with me and dress up as the 50’s! We had a blast shooting at Rocket Fizz, a retro soda pop and candy store in Lancaster! Thank you for allowing us to take over your store for an hour to shoot! Y’all are the sweetest! @Rocketfizzlancaster 

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How darling is this watermelon print dress?!

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 Final Thoughts?

Honestly still mind blown over here that I can freely indulge in my favorite sweets without the extra calories, fat, and sugar! I’ve tasted some low-fat ice creams that just didn’t make the cut, but Arctic Zero has made healthy eating delicious and satisfying!

Special Mentions: 

Photography by: Ashley Orellana

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Arctic Zero for sponsoring this photoshoot and post! Please note that all my opinions are still my own as I only promote companies that comply with ModestlyHot’s core values of faith, fashion and fitness! I am EXTREMELY grateful for all your continued support through out the years and for the amazing opportunities that have come out of it! I truly mean it when I say that all of this could not be made possible without God and you! (Yes, you reading this behind the screen!)

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Happy National Ice Cream Day Featuring Halo Top Creamery!

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Happy Sundae Funday!

Sweet Treat Sunday?

Sunday A La Mode?

Clearly I had way too many opening lines for this blog post! (That’s a first!)

Whatever the title may be, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

(Sorry I had to sneak that last one in 😉

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Happy National Ice Cream Day! It’s the All-American treat that never goes out of style!

I am a HUGE and I mean HUGE ice cream fan!! However most of you who are following me on SnapChat (if you haven’t already followed me on snapchat you totally should! 😉 Modestly.Hot)  know that I have been on a weight loss journey (coming soon to the blog) of losing 10 pounds! (Currently down 12! woohoo! )

As a result I have been reducing my calorie and sugar intake which meant ice

cream was totally off limits!

{INSERT Sad Emoji Face here}
Until the ice cream angels of Halo Top creamery enlightened me with information that I could have the entire pint of ice cream for only 240 calories a pint!

QUICK! Someone pinch me and grab me a spoon!

Even better a 1/2 cup of ice cream is just 60 calories with just 4g of sugar!

At last, Healthy Ice Cream!!

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This collaboration was a match made in heaven, not only because they came at the ice cream deprived stage of my life, but I couldn’t agree more with the branding of the gold foil top! (If you have not noticed we love our gold around here).

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The flavors I chose were Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, and Lemon Cake.

What I immediately noticed as I opened the pint was that it stayed frozen for a longer time, which is explained on the back of the pint.

Halo Top does not use artificial softeners, no corn syrup, no synthetic growth hormones which explains why it freezes a little harder than the other guys!

But hey it is totally worth the wait!

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Here are quick mini reviews of each of the 4 flavors I chose:

Vanilla Bean:

PROS: Probably one of the most “natural” tasting ice creams of them all!

You can definitely taste the organic vanilla beans and the sea salt! None of that artificial “fake” tasting vanilla!

CONS: If you prefer ice cream full of “in your face” flavor, this pint may have your palette desiring for more.

However, I actually enjoy the softness in flavor without being overly sweet.

Chocolate:

PROS: This pint truly delivers on the authentic taste of cocoa beans! Strong but delightful!

Rich but not overindulgent where I wished I would have skipped dessert all together.

CONS: It tastes darker than milk chocolate, but not as potent as dark chocolate. Strictly  milk chocolate fans might opt for another flavor.

Lemon Cake: 

PROS: Rich, creamy and you DEFINITELY won’t miss the cake at all!! It tastes exactly like a lemon cake! No joke! I know which pint I am reaching for when a cake craving at midnight strikes! SOOO GOOD!

CONS: It is the most rich out of all four flavors, you have been warned 😉

Mint Chocolate Chip: 

PROS: Hands down my favorite one!! You wont miss out on any of the major competitors version of mint chocolate chip because this one is right up there with them! Plus its high packed with protein and low sugar!

CONS: There are no cons to this one. Period. 😀

 

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DIY ICE CREAM SPRINKLE INSPIRED OUTFIT!

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A white tulle skirt + Popsicle sticks + one crazy blogger with a hot glue gun = DIY Sprinkle Skirt! 

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How genius is this sprinkle inspired DIY thanks to the gals at Treasures and Travels Blog! 

A late night spent on Pinterest is the result of this skirt!

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Oh! Before I forget in honor of National Ice Cream Day, the awesome team of Halo Top  and I have teamed up to bring one lucky ModestlyHot friend a chance to win 4 FREE Pints of their choice!! (giveaway will be posted later tonight!)

As always, Thank you for 29.6K friends followers on IG!!!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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White Tulle Skirt || Organic Healthy Ice Cream || Photography by: Charissa Lee

DIY Ice Cream Skirt Tutorial 

 

Classic Stripes Midi Dress Featuring Kingdom & State + Art Meets Fashion Show Event!

Ahh yes the classic striped dress! A dress that will stand the test of time, pair up beautifully with any color or print you throw at it, and is fit for any occasion!

In fact, I felt inspired to write an “original” poem for this classic staple piece especially written for you, yes you  behind your screen 😉

Roses are Red,

Violets are Blue,

A striped dress is a necessity

And your closet agrees with me too!

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But in all seriousness, because we take our fashion very serious here at ModestlyHot Headquarters, aka my room with a stuffed animal on the shelf, a striped dress will CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE.

Okay,

That was a tad bit dramatic, but newsflash most bloggers usually are!

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How G O R G E O U S is the structure of this Kingdom and State dress?

Classic, BOLD, and timeless, I think Paris would be proud!

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If I had three thumbs, I would totally give this dress  3 thumbs up! (Now that is a weird thought and we are just going to scroll right along as if we didn’t read that okay? 😀

It’s ACCESSORY TIME!

Why am I so pumped for this segment? Um, maybe because my earring were $3 AND FROM

Wait for it…..

WALMART! Yep, you read that right! Walmart!

And let’s not even get me started on this Vintage Statement Necklace!  I finally found the exact same necklace on Amazon for you girls! Prime shipping is available on this piece, so you can also be enjoying this necklace in as little as 2 days!

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Hello $3 Walmart Earrings!

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Now that’s a statement!

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I wore my classic striped dress this past month to the Art Meets Fashion Show Event in Salt Lake City! If you follow me on Snapchat you probably got an inside view of this event! Hint hint* for those of you not following me yet, here you go 😉 @Modestly.Hot

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Black and White Shoedazzle Heels for a monochromatic look!

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A stunning location, the runway was the entire mansion beginning from the top to the bottom.

A variety of different art displays!

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The outdoor displays were amazing! There were models inside the rain displays with the coolest of lighting!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Love you Lots!

God Bless,

Ashley

 

Classic Striped Dress || Vintage Statement Necklace || Black and White Colorblock Heels  (similar here)  || Photography Credits: Trish Karen Photography

 

 

Shopping for Modest Swimwear & Slide the City Utah Event + Coupon Code!

Happy Monday! I cannot help but snicker while I write this summer related blog post because outside my window sill there is a hail storm with grey skies! Oh well, hopefully this blog post will help you sometime down the road for finding cute and covered swimsuits!

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I realize there are different opinions of what a “modest” swimsuit should look like, and I have tried my hardest in providing  you with as many levels of “cover-ability” (someone should register that word to google/wiki now 😉 to suit your personal convictions/comfort levels.

Before we get into the store directory of modest swimwear I have an EXCITING announcement! Slide the City and I have teamed up to bring you (Utah Locals) an AMAZING 20% OFF coupon code to Slide the City THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 18!

GET 20%OFF THE TRIPLE SLIDER USING CODE: “MODESTLYHOT”

Slide the City is the world’s biggest slip-n-slide block party with 1,000 ft of slip-n-slide awesomeness! A perfect way to cool off this summer in Utah! I will also be giving away 2 free passes (Slide the City Swag included) with the Dating Divas  !

Head on over to our Instagram accounts for official rules and times!

Hope to see you there!

@ModestlyHot

@DatingDivas

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On Saturday I will be showing you a modesty hack for all your swimsuits to be covered and cute so be on the lookout for that post!

So, without further ado, here are my recommendations for modest swimwear shops!

  1. Rey Swimwear 
  2. Lime Ricki 
  3. Modli (Large Variety of modest swimwear & swim dresses with something for everyone’s budget! 
  4. Undercover Water Wear
  5. Hydro Chic 
  6. ModSwimwear
  7. Cover Up for Christ
  8. DownEast Basics 
  9. Walmart 
  10. Swimsuits for All 
  11. Divinita Sole
  12. Neesees Dresses

Modest Swimsuits/ Swim Dresses for under $25!

Nautical Striped Swim Dress (Also available in yellow/navy!) $14.30

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Classic Striped Swim Dress! $23.99

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Vintage 2 Piece Swim Dress (Also available in navy and white stripes!) $21.99

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Mint Retro Vintage One Piece (Available in 6 colors!) $14.99!

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Black Crossover Swim Dress (Available in 6 different colors! Cobalt Blue is amazing!) $26.99 *a dollar over but well worth it! 😉

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Stunning Floral Swim Dress (more floral patterns available!) $19.18

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Retro Striped Nautical Swim Dress $19.99!

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Navy Floral One Piece $13.99!

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Retro Floral Swim Dress $23.98! *more patterns available*

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All Over Coverage Swim Suits 

Nautical 2 piece Cover Swimsuit $49.99

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Undercover Waterwear Ladies Swim Skirt with Leggings $56.00

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Hope you all enjoy these cute swimsuit options for summer!