Michelob ULTRA

Michelob ULTRA Pairing: Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Michelob ULTRA. The opinions and text are all mine.

Around the holidays, potlucks are never ending! It can make you feel like you’re overeating too much, and I hate that bloated feeling. That’s why this year, I chose Michelob ULTRA over wine. A glass of Michelob ULTRA has 60% less carbs and 20% less calories than a glass of wine! To take it even further, I thought I’d share a recipe that’s best paired with this light beer: Vietnamese shrimp spring rolls.


Spring Roll Ingredients:

  • 8.5” rice paper

  • lettuce

  • bean sprouts

  • cucumbers

  • mint

  • basil

  • cooked vermicelli noodles

  • boiled shrimp (I use 3 shrimp per roll)

Peanut Sauce Ingredients (taken from Nerds with Knives):

  • ¾ cup (190g) creamy peanut butter

  • ⅓ cup (80ml) hot water

  • ¼ cup (60ml) hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) fish sauce

  • 1 medium garlic clove, grated

  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) toasted sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons (8g) sugar

  • 1 teaspoon (12g) chili-garlic paste


Step 1: Peanut sauce

The peanut sauce is super easy to make: take all of the ingredients and whisk them together in a small bowl. This is your dipping sauce for the rolls later!


Step 2: Wet the rice paper

Fill a large bowl or shallow plate with water and then wet the rice paper. You only need to wet it for 1-2 seconds for it to start getting soft. Lay this down to start building your spring roll.


Step 3: Assemble

Put the lettuce down first. Then you can start adding in the noodles and other veggies. Save the shrimp for last! They go up top, spaced above the lettuce. You’ll see why in the next step.


Step 4: Roll!

Now comes the fun part! Start by rolling from the bottom up, and roll all the way up to the lettuce. Fold the edges in and then continue rolling, including the shrimp. This is for presentation purposes: the shrimp will sit nicely above everything else!

Watch below to see how to roll!

All done! There you have it - a simple, easy, and healthy dish to bring to potlucks and pair with a light Michelob ULTRA! Enjoy!


Michelob ULTRA Fit Fest

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Michelob ULTRA. The opinions and text are all mine.

A few weekends ago, I traveled out to Scottsdale, Arizona to experience the very first Michelob #ULTRAFitFest! It was a weekend full of fitness activities, informative panels, recovery, live music, and more! It was actually the weekend before my wedding, but it was everything I needed to sweat out any remaining stress and recover for the big day.


I got in on Friday and immediately went to a Gluteus Maxout class. I thought classes would be toned down because the weekend would be jam-packed full of fitness classes, but nope… that workout really set the tone for the whole weekend. I was SO sore the next day!

The whole experience was so cool because we got to pick and choose our classes through an app. You could customize your experience to be as active or relaxing as you wanted it! For example, one of my days started with Y7 Yoga in the morning, then a panel about Building Your Best Runner, a training camp, recovery at the Manor House where I got my hair braided, a nutrition panel, the WaveMaker workout with Gerren Liles and BODY by Kenny Santucci, and a fireside chat with Jera Foster-Fell about Defeating the Odds.


This was all before Pure Golden Hour, a celebration with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold! We also got to see a live performance by Kali Uchis!


We also had delicious, healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Not pictured: barbecue, rice, beans, salmon, zoodles, and more… it was all so good!


There was also an awesome pool party, but I didn’t get to jump in because I didn’t want tan lines before putting on a wedding dress! I wish I could have taken so many other classes too, like outdoor City Surf or the meal prep cooking demo, but spots filled up fast. I’m super passionate about fitness and nutrition, so I had an amazing experience. I worked every muscle in my body and was able to walk away with more knowledge about running and nutrition. I can truly say that this fun-filled weekend made both my body and mind extremely happy.

I’ll look forward to next year’s annual ULTRA Fit Fest!


I wish I could’ve brought my camera around more, but below are some great shots by LYVISUALS!

2017 Recap with Michelob ULTRA

2017 was such a big year! I traveled a lot just from my blogging opportunities, and Michelob ULTRA was one of my favorite partnerships of the year. I officially became an ambassador for Michelob ULTRA last March. It was an amazing partnership that really vibed with my definition of balance when it comes to fitness and fun! Here is what the partnership consisted of:

New York City

Michelob ULTRA flew all 18 nationwide ambassadors to New York for a kick-off event that consisted of SoulCycle, brunch, yoga/bootcamp, and a cool-down happy hour. I loved meeting everyone in this partnership, and it really showed how Michelob ULTRA loves to go all out when they host their fitness events!


Workout Wednesday

On Michelob ULTRA's Instagram stories, they feature "Workout Wednesdays" in which ambassadors show their workouts of the day and how they spend time with friends and family. It was so fun to be a part of this because I got to show "a day in the life": I work full-time, make time to work out, and also hang out with friends after. It was also inspiring seeing all the other workouts ambassadors do and how they find a balance between that and quality time with their loved ones!

Silent Disco Yoga

In the summer, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors hosted a Silent Disco Yoga: Michelob ULTRA edition. The concept is so cool - you put on headphones to hear the instructor while music plays. To outsiders, it's a huge group of people doing yoga in silence! Afterward, there were free drinks at a Michelob ULTRA bar and a Michelob ULTRA photobooth!


US Open of Surfing

I think one of the coolest events was the US Open of Surfing! We got to take a surfing class (my first time ever), and then watched the surfing events from the ULTRA Surf Deck! There was also a yoga class on the beach hosted by Mellie Cay and a fun Fit Crawl outside of the deck!


Michelob ULTRA also has this amazing Anti-Resolution campaign that means ditching the New Year's Resolution mindset and committing to your goals no matter what day of the year. This really resonated with me because I don't believe in setting a start date in the future if you can commit to something in the present. A few ambassadors got to make really cool anti-resolution videos, writing out what resolution they're already actively living today!

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There were so many other cool events I wish I had time to attend, like Fitness on the Rocks in Colorado or the Miami Vixen Workout in Florida! Overall, there were over 20 nationwide events in the Live ULTRA series last year! I'm so proud to partner with such a fun brand, and I can't wait to attend more events in the future!