Healthy Butterfingers smoothie

Hiiiiii πŸ˜€ How are you? Hope your day is going fabulously.

It’s POURING here! And I love it πŸ˜€ Perfect weather for watching the Emmy’s pre-show and online shopping πŸ˜‰

This morning, the Pilot wanted French toast on Pancake Sunday, so I made some for his face:


Along with organic bacon- he was a happy kid πŸ˜€

We ran errands, kept organizing and doing pre-packing blahs, I hit up the gym for cardio, then we took a break for snacktime.

Mine was a little on the random side…

Organic peach


(with lucuma and mesquite)

Greens topped with sauerkraut and Garlic Gold


(I wanted SALTY!)

and a Butterfingers Smoothie.


This smoothie is very much based on my friend Philip’s Better Than Butterfingers smoothie (in his Raw Food, Fast Food book)

The star of the show was this:


The ingredients in this extract are kinda stanky (Red 40, anyone?) but it was the only thing I could find for a toffee or butterscotch extract- Stevia makes toffee-flavored drops, which would be much better but a little of the artificial stuff ain’t no thang.

The Butterfinger breakdown:

-1 frozen banana

-1 C almond milk

-1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice (I used the Vega To-go sample from the HLS)

-1 heaping T nut butter of choice (I used almond butter, my nut butter lovah)

-1/2-1 t toffee or butterscotch extract

-1/2 t vanilla extract

-1 T mesquite (optional)

-1 T lucuma (optional) *Philip also adds maca to his

-Stevia to taste

-pinch sea salt

-a few ice cubes

Blend in the Vita-mixalicious and devour πŸ˜€


We’re taking it easy right now and are going to make rice and build-your-own burritos for dinner, then watch the Emmy’s.

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

See ya in the morning <3



Today’s workout jam: β€œTroublemaker” by Akon and Sweet Rush (catchy and upbeat for a steady state run, elliptical or spin sesh)

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  1. does it really taste good? I want to try this!

  2. How funny- I mentioned artificial vanilla on my blog this morning! That smoothie looks like a great treat!

  3. I want to give this the cocktail treatment with Butterscotch Schnapps SO MUCH! πŸ˜‰

  4. EEK. Would never use that extract, to me there’s no healthy amount of artificial crap to add to your diet. Concept looks delicious though. πŸ™

    • Fitnessista says:

      when i find the stevia based toffee extract, i’ll use that instead, but i think it’s a little silly to get worked up over 1/2 t of extract for an occasional smoothie

  5. May have to have that for breakfast tomorrow! Yum!

  6. I love the tastes of butterfingers — thanks for sharing.

    Build your own burrito night sounds fabulous! I am full of MN fair food, but that sounds like a great dinner idea for later this week.

    Have a good night Gina!

  7. Best smoothie idea evar. And also best dinner idea. Burrito/Taco night is so much more fun than regular dinner night.

  8. haha it poured here all last week so you can keep the rain πŸ˜‰

  9. Ohhh random is good! Keeps life interesting! πŸ™‚

    Now I have decided that I’m having a smoothie today!

  10. Butterfinger is one of my favorite candies. I haven’t had it in awhile. Sure sounds good to have it in smoothie form!

    Enjoy your stormy night. I wish it was raining here too! Love that on relaxing evenings in.

  11. I am pre -emmy – ing and online shopping also πŸ™‚

    I LOVE lucuma… it is my FAVORITE thing lately. πŸ™‚

    that butterfinger smoothie sounds fab – I like your balanced attitude, too, girl. πŸ˜‰ while it’s not the best, it certainly isn’t going to hurt every now and then. (although WHY do they have to do the Red 40??) πŸ˜‰

    have a great night πŸ™‚

  12. Mouthwatering. I’ll have to look for something similar to that butter and nut flavoring.

  13. LOVING the emmys.

    happy sunday πŸ™‚

  14. Love burrito night! And peaches right now are just so good!!! Enjoy your evening with your hubby, burritos and Emmys!

  15. Love the Emmys! About to go watch them riiiight now πŸ™‚
    Definitely trying that smoothie soon – I love anything that is even remotely close to butterfingers!

  16. Dana Marie says:

    What kind of sauerkraut do you get? I’ve been trying to find one that still has probiotics since it’s fermented –
    Sabrett does not

  17. You made some for his face! LOL! I love your Gina-isms!

  18. “I made some for his face” hahaha I pretty much died laughing when I read that…idk why that struck me as so funny

    And that smoothie sounds *so* good. I need to get me some toffee extract

  19. I was shopping in the supermarket today and saw this! I think Quaker Oats stole the Fitnessista’s idea! Behold, the Quaker Breakfast Cookie (gasp):

    [Note: the second ingredient in their breakfast cookie is high fructose corn syrup, the fifth sugar, and the sixth corn syrup]

  20. If you ask Whole Foods next time you find one they can order almost anything for you to their store… including special extracts!

  21. I make a smoothie that tastes like butterfingers too! Vanilla protein+peanut butter+cocoa powder+milk+vanilla extract+spinach (of course not for flavor)= Butterfingers!

  22. wow, now thats my kind of smoothie. Love it, thanks! I love making breakfast for the hubs. Its so cute to see how much they smile and love it. hehe!

  23. A Butterfinger smoothie? yesplease!!
    Have fun watching the Emmy’s:)

  24. I pretty much need this smoothie in my life.

  25. Any recipe of Phillip’s is a winner! Yummy lookin’.

  26. Yummm French Toast > Pancakes in my book! I will send some goodies your way tomm πŸ™‚

  27. I want to add a pinch of nooch to that smoothie…you know, to make it Iron Chef worthy. πŸ˜‰

    Seriously, though, it’d be fun to do sort of an inter-blog recipe challenge when and if you want.

  28. Oh I love rainy days like that too πŸ™‚ I love to cuddle up with my soon-to-be-hubby and watch movies πŸ˜€

  29. Delish looking smoothie!!

  30. I always forget how much I love butterscotch flavour! I bet this was delicious. πŸ˜€

  31. oh my gosh, i adore butterfingers! i would rock that smoothie πŸ™‚

  32. Ooo you can never go wrong with a candy bar in smoothie form–sounds delish!

  33. Yum! That smoothie sounds too good! I need to get my hands on some butterscotch extract and whip one up! I bet it would be yummy with a few butterscotch chips tossed in there too πŸ™‚

  34. oh wow that smoothie sounds so yummy! I love butterfingers πŸ™‚

  35. haha thanks for the butterfingerbreakdown – you rock! I love that song!

  36. I can’t get to the yoga reviews from the reviews drop down menu….is there some trick?

  37. Yum!! Congrats on the FitSugar Healthy Dose Link!

  38. Amanda G. says:

    just did some online shopping myself…do you ever use one word: AMAZING. way better than forever21 in my opinion!

  39. I Love this recipe but I HATE bananas (With a passion), anyone have any suggestions for what i could use instead or if I could just leave it out?


  40. I had the butterfinger smoothie yesterday and I’m having it again today…GOOD STUFF! It really does taste like Butterfingers =D

  41. Not sure how I missed this one, but thanks for reposting! YUM!!!!

    I have seen that extract and LOVE me some flavored extracts from vanilla to almond to hazelnut, and I need this one now too! πŸ™‚

  42. I love your blog and all your healthy recipes! My guilty pleasure is definitely Butterfingers (has been since I was a slightly heavy child) so I had to finally comment on this blog. This sounds great! Thanks for always being upbeat and inspirational.

  43. yummy! i’m going to try this tomorrow morning!i love peach πŸ™‚


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