Your BE Guide to 4th of July
BE instructors love their music, so we’ve curated a list of our favorite patriotic studio songs to get you movin’ and groovin’ for the 4th. Turn these up at the beach, backyard BBQ, or for a quick morning ab series before the fun starts!
Miley Cyrus – “Party in the USA”
Green Day – “American Idiot”
Madonna – “American Life”
Demi Lovato – “Made in the U.S.A.”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Carrie Underwood – “All-American Girl”
One Direction – “Kids in America”
Mariah Carey – “Fourth of July”
Fall Out Boy – “Fourth of July”
5 Seconds of Summer – Mrs All American
Want to compliment your boat ride with a low-calorie 4th of July drink? Try this yummy sangria recipe to make the most of your celebration! It’s a little sweet and a little tart; the perfect complement for a hot day.
Red, White, and Blue Sangria
1 bottle of an inexpensive, white wine (I like a bottle of Sav Blanc)
1 bottle of chilled Prosecco (again, go for an inexpensive bottle)
1 cup raspberries
2 cups strawberries
2 cups blueberries
Any other fruit that you enjoy (an all-American apple maybe?)
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
Orange juice to taste
Simple syrup to taste
Combine all of the ingredients except for the Prosecco in a pitcher or punch bowl. Allow the mixture to refrigerate for at least 2 hours. The longer you let it chill, the more the flavors of the fruit will stand out. When ready to serve, add the prosecco, stir, and enjoy!
Cooking out is a staple of any 4th of July celebration, but calories add up throughout the day. A great way to balance is to opt for grilled chicken or fish, paired with any of these delicious low-calorie marinades:
Hawaiian Marinade: Canola Oil + Pineapple Juice + Smoked Sea Salt
Sriracha Marinade: Canola Oil + Seasoned Rice Vinegar + Sriracha + Honey
Margarita Marinade: Olive Oil + Lime Juice + Kosher Salt + Agave + Tequila
Have a Happy 4th of July, Barre Babes!