Butterfinger banana smoothie

Hi friends! How was your day? Hope it’s been lovely <3

I guess college football started today?

This is what I came home to on my lunch break:


A game on the TV, a game on the laptop, and stats on the iPhone.

Someone is happy to not be deployed during football this year πŸ˜‰ [And the reason why he had no motivation to write a family post for me, heh heh]

Since he was a little preoccupied, I spent quality snuggle time with Bella.


Work was pretty amazing today –I love teaching Zumba so much- and when I came home, I made the most foodgasmic smoothie in a while.

I was a little scared to try this protein powder, but it’s been sitting in the snack bowl for over a month.


The beard just freaks me out a little.

But this smoothie…

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Um, wow.

Buckle your seatbelt for this one, friends πŸ˜€

Butterfinger Banana Smoothie

-1/2 banana

-1 serving chocolate protein powder of choice (or vanilla with 1 T cacao powder)

-1 C almond milk

-1/2 t butterscotch extract

-Stevia and cinnamon

-6 ice cubes

-chocolate chips for β€œgarnish”

We ran a few errands and now the fam is coming over to help us break in the grill <3


[Go cats!!]

See ya in the morning!



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  1. Leslie Wingate on September 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Oh man, this sounds divine. Small town and butterscotch extract? I’d be shocked but I’m definitely going to try to find it! I miss Butterfingers. πŸ˜‰ The Bella Belly pic is so sweet! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Madeline@foodfitnessandfamily on September 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Beardown Arizona!! Enjoy your Saturday!

  3. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio on September 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Isn’t it funny how marketing can affect our opinion of food. I’ve totally don’t the same thing before!

  4. KatherineB on September 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Damn right college football started! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!

  5. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries on September 3, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Oh yes, football definitely began! Like you said, games going on all over the place on all sorts of technological devices in this house. πŸ™‚ P.S. Your smoothie looks amazing!

  6. Candice on September 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    funny, my husband was doing the exact same thing this afternoon! ha!

  7. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on September 3, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Football means fall is around the corner!! (:

  8. Laury @ thefitnessdish on September 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Bahahahahah….I gotta laugh. That is my view right now and has been all day as well. Football season. 5 days a week coming up. Gotta love it πŸ˜‰

    I used to drink that protein before switching to the vegan stuff and it is oh so delish. The guy is a little creepy on the package but he makes some good powda!

    Have a great weekend! Don’t you love the fur baby snuggle time with the belly????
    Cutest stuff ever πŸ˜‰

  9. Sana on September 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Hubba Hubba! I love bella and the baby bump pic!

  10. Amanda on September 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Pilot looks strangely similar to my guy today…. laptop, smartphone, TV & football.

  11. Melanie on September 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I love Jay Robb protein powder (though the egg white one not so much) freaky beard and all! Would be awesome with their chocolate flavor, drool….

  12. Danielle on September 4, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Yum yum yum! I like the sound of that smoothie!
    We broke out the grill tonight too! We recently started grilling corn on the cob… life changing! πŸ™‚
    Have a great, long weekend!
    Bear down Arizona!!!! πŸ˜€

  13. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on September 4, 2011 at 12:16 am

    That smoothie sounds delicious! Boys and sports hey? πŸ˜‰

  14. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on September 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

    You and little Bella looked so adorable! And bored! I hope your grill time is awesome, can’t wait to see the spread! Ali

  15. Jessica Ann on September 4, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Your bump is so cute! How is Bella getting on, has she settled down now?

  16. Jin @ Health Ninja on September 4, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Give me that Smoothie and nobody will get hurt πŸ˜€ !

  17. Lisa on September 4, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I’ve been using a lot of extracts lately, but butterscotch is one I have not yet tried! It’s so on the list now πŸ™‚

  18. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on September 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I didn’t even know butterscotch extract existed! I’m pretty sure my life has just been altered… πŸ˜‰

  19. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on September 4, 2011 at 7:42 am

    butterscotch extract = I MUST find that!! I have rum extract, butter extract, vanilla, almond, and coffee extracts..but have never had butterscotch extract. You may have just changed my life with that one!

    That smoothie looks and sounds so good!

    The pic of you being mellow on the couch and chilling with Bella…beautiful!

    And football, yes, it tends to take over the days this time of year!

  20. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on September 4, 2011 at 7:55 am

    OMG. cue me running to grocery store to find butterscotch extract! yum!!

  21. kaila @ healthy helper! on September 4, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I love Jay Robb!! His powders are actually surprisingly delicious!! Have you ever tried the pina collada kind!?!?! Its amazing!!

  22. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 4, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Haha I love how Bella is perched upon your baby bump. So cute! πŸ˜€

  23. Hillary on September 4, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I don’t know that I’ve even SEEN butterscotch extract. Now I need to be on the lookout!

  24. Sylvia on September 4, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Oh goodness! That smoothie sounds ridiculously delicious πŸ˜€ The Belly/Bella picture is adorable! Have fun grillin out. That’s still a purchase the hubby and I have to make.

  25. blossjoss on September 4, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Jay Robb may look creeper-tastic, but he knows his protein.

    I didn’t know butterscotch extract existed! Sounds like a must-try.

  26. janiek on September 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Oh how i wish they would sell proteinpowder with flavours here in the netherlands… they only have the plain kind here as far as i know… are there calories in protein powder?

  27. Jamie on September 4, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Did you have any reactions to the protein powder? I used to use it and it gave me HORRIBLE gas… I realized they use xylitol in the egg white protein powder but not in the whey, which I think it probably what the problem was.

  28. Nicole @ Giraffelegs on September 4, 2011 at 9:59 am


  29. Cat @Breakfast to Bed on September 4, 2011 at 11:04 am

    He makes the BEST protein powder. I’m a HUGE fan. It’s just soooo smooth!

  30. Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun on September 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Love the chocolate chips on top! I like to add fat-free/sugar-free butterscotch pudding powder to my smoothies….YUM. It makes them really creamy and super tasty…you should try it! I add a TBSP to my smoothies.

  31. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on September 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

    That smoothie looks delish. Now I just have to find some butterscotch extract.

    I hope you all had a blast grilling!

  32. aj on September 4, 2011 at 11:29 am

    The boyfriend and attended a wedding yesterday and mysteriously, during the cocktail hour, a large group of the men were all M.I.A. for a bit to watch the game at the hotel bar next door. Silly boys!

  33. The Teenage Taste on September 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Ooooh la la! That smoothie looks fabulous! I have a weakness for anything Butterfinger-flavored! πŸ˜€

  34. Laura J. on September 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Haha that picture of the pilot looks exactly like my husband during football season! Game on the t.v. and laptop and checking stats and making trades for his fantasy teams (which he takes very seriously, ha) on his phone. Gotta love ’em πŸ˜‰

  35. Allison on September 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I love Jay Robb protein powder, but I have only tried the whey. It is my favorite!

  36. Molly L on September 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    BEAR DOWN!!!

  37. Alex G on September 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’ve been lurking for a while and love all of the healthy eats (smoothies and salad beasts yum!) and fitness inspiration. Intrigued by the egg white protein powder smoothie…

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