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:

toast

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

peach

(with lucuma and mesquite)

Greens topped with sauerkraut and Garlic Gold

salad

(I wanted SALTY!)

and a Butterfingers Smoothie.

shake

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:

extract

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˜€

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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

xoxo,

Gina

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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56 Comments

  1. Heather on August 29, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on August 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm

      it’s pretty much amazing

  2. Felicia on August 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm

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

  3. Rhea (Greek Feaster) on August 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm

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

  4. jen on August 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    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 on August 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm

      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. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on August 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    May have to have that for breakfast tomorrow! Yum!

  6. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on August 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    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. Caitlin (EatFeats) on August 29, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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

  8. Karyn on August 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

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

  9. Alice on August 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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

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

  10. Tina on August 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    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. Kristina @ spabettie on August 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    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. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on August 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

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

  13. rebecca lustig on August 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    LOVING the emmys.

    happy sunday πŸ™‚

  14. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) on August 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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

  15. Katelyn on August 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    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 on August 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    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. Wendy @ Seriously Sassy on August 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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

  18. Danielle (Runs on Green) on August 29, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    “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. Diana on August 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    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):

    http://www.quakeroats.com/products/other-products/breakfast-cookies/oatmeal-chocolate-chip.aspx

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

    • Fitnessista on August 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      hahah! after seeing the ingredients, i’m not too worried about it πŸ˜‰

  20. RhodeyGirl on August 29, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on August 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

      good to know- i’ll be on the prowl in orlando next weekend πŸ™‚

  21. Carrie on August 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    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!

    • Fitnessista on August 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      gah! i forgot to include the almond butter in the recipe πŸ™‚

  22. lindsay on August 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    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. Paige @Running Around Normal on August 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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

  24. Krystina on August 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I pretty much need this smoothie in my life.

  25. Gena on August 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm

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

  26. Sana on August 30, 2010 at 12:18 am

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

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

      thank you!!!

  27. Mama Pea on August 30, 2010 at 12:56 am

    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. Romy on August 30, 2010 at 1:30 am

    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. Lauren on August 30, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Delish looking smoothie!!

  30. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 30, 2010 at 8:31 am

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

  31. Heather (Heather's Dish) on August 30, 2010 at 8:36 am

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

  32. CaSaundra on August 30, 2010 at 8:37 am

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

  33. Jessica@tastyandtrim on August 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    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. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on August 30, 2010 at 9:35 am

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

  35. fittingbackin on August 30, 2010 at 9:44 am

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

  36. Val on August 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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

  37. erin m.@well-in-la on August 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Yum!! Congrats on the FitSugar Healthy Dose Link!

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      thank you!

  38. Amanda G. on August 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm

      how have i never heard of this before?!? off to shop πŸ™‚

  39. Larinna on August 31, 2010 at 1:52 am

    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?

    -Larinna
    iheartspandex.com

  40. Gina on September 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on September 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm

      awesome! so glad you’re a fan πŸ™‚

  41. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    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. Berta on September 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    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.

    • Fitnessista on September 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      thanks berta! hope you like it! i’m a butterfinger fan myself πŸ™‚

  43. Juliana on November 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

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

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