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. 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!

  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):

    [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 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?


  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™‚

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