Maestro, I had a Block Party and we danced to El Paso Positivo!

I’ve been doing so well this early into Summer with my Shape Up regimen.  I have a good exercise routine in place…. Either a hot dose of Bikram Yoga or dancing to El Paso Positivo song with my arms flailing from side to side and a jump just to show my enthusiasm.  Me and the Maestro del vaso Medio Lleno have this routine in common.

My son and I were dancing to “EL Paso Positivo” on our front lawn and before I knew it we had a group of neighbors staring at our dance moves.  I told them to come in and we could all practice and get in shape together.  Soon, everyone felt they had the  signature moves attached to the dance down.  Whether they did or didn’t wasn’t the point, we were all having a blast dancing together.  It was such a joyful experience, my son Max invited everyone back for a BLOCK PARTY the next day.  I made a big batch of Cherry Coconut Chocolate Milk Shakes so once we were done shaking our behinds, we could drink down our shakes!  We had such a magnificent time.  I told the two cute school aged boys from across the street to come back and dance with us whenever they fancy.  The sweet punk rock girl next store let her inner dance princess loose and found her way to enjoy El Paso Positivo.  The two senior ladies were really happy to be reliving some youth and hanging out with fun people.  El Maestro and I highly recommend this neighborly love!

Here’s a video of us doing “El Paso Positivo”

Shake it up Baby!  This summer when you find yourself dancing to the awesome sounds of El Paso Positivio to get in shape, remember to drink a BIG TALL GLASS of MILK right after.  This will help your muscles to recover after a good workout.  Or have one of my Cherry Coconut Chocolate Milk Shakes!

Ingredients for Cherry Coconut Milk Shakes:

1 1/2 – cups of fresh pitted cherries

3 – coconut paletas

1 – pint of Ben and Jerry’s “Cherry Garcia” ice cream

2 – cups of milk

1 – cup of ice

Add all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.  Divide among glasses and add a straw for fun drinking. 🙂



In the words of my son Maxie: Toma Leche!

All photos taken by: Mando Lopez and Nicole Presley
Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed and recipe are my own.
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20 Responses to Maestro, I had a Block Party and we danced to El Paso Positivo!

  1. Dariela says:

    Love it!!! And the shakes, que ricos se ven!

  2. That video of you shaking your booty just made my morning. 🙂

  3. Piera says:

    Oh man – those milkshakes look divine!! And…the video made me literally LOL – you are AWESOME!

  4. Love it!!! We should dance on Sunday lol

  5. LOL… awesome video! Way to rock it girl.

  6. How cool is this! Love all that yummy stuff and that video is so sweet! Looks like a great time. These apartments in New YOrk City are looking even smaller. I can’t do all that stuff here :/

  7. The cherry milk shake looks so delicious. Definitely going to try this recipe and drink some milk this weekend. Where did you find the cherry pitter? LOVE THAT GADGET! I want one. Keep on dancing sunshine!!

  8. Katherine says:

    Haha! Aw that was so cute and hilarious. I love it! And that shake looks delicious. I want to try it.

  9. Monica says:

    Love it!!! I want that milk shake….

  10. RubyDW says:

    How super awesome!!!! Loved it! I’m with Monica I want a milk shake!!!! 🙂

  11. Shake, shake, shake. What fun!

  12. Unknown Mami says:

    I love you all and your sweet moves. I don’t know if you are aware of this or not, but Cherry Garcia and I are in a relationship. I’d say I’m in love. I’m not sure how he feels about me, but he does spend many evenings on the couch with me.

  13. Maria Amelia says:

    Cherry COCONUT milk shakes. I have to admit, I like the “coco” part the best! And I love love love Maxie’s curly hair!!

  14. That sounds like a fun time and great way to burn some calories! Good for you for keeping up with the fitness routine!!

  15. Rachel says:

    Rico, Rico! I love it. Such a positive impact oh have on yor community both online and IRL. This shake sounds delish. I love cherries.

  16. stupid delicious! I looove it. Nice party!

  17. Caryn B says:

    That looks so refreshing and delish! Question for you…do you cook the rice?

  18. Kelly Tirman says:

    WOW, those milkshakes are simply divine.

  19. Eva Smith says:

    Oh yum! This recipe is delicious. I also love your dance. Yo tengo mi paso!

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