Today’s guest: PB Fingers

Hey hey friends! 😀

We’re living in it up in J-ville –thanks for all of your wonderful comments, it definitely feels like a second honeymoon up in herrre-


but here’s another awesome guest post, courtesy of my lovely friend Julie. We share a deep and undying love for nut butters and shopping/fashion 🙂

me and julie (2) me and julie

Enjoy and I’ll see ya in the morning! <3




Hi Fitnessista fans! My name is Julie and I blog over at Peanut Butter Fingers. When Gina reached out to me about putting together a guest post for her blog, I jumped at the chance because I have been a Fitnessista fan for quite a while now and had the pleasure of meeting Gina in person a couple of times and kinda loved her. 😉

Since Gina is always sharing such creative recipes, I figured I would share with you one of my all-time favorite smoothie recipes. It’s full of protein, vitamins and, most importantly, chocolate flava!


I introduce to you, the mocha green monster!


Yes, it’s green, but it’s also delicious. Trust me on this one.

In the blender combine:

· 1 tbsp. chocolate protein powder

· 1 frozen banana

· 1 c. milk (I use almond milk)

· 1 tbsp. cocoa powder

· 3/4 packet instant coffee (such as Starbucks Via or NesCafe Taster’s Choice)

· 1 pinch xanthan gum (for thickening)

· 3 ice cubes

· 2 handfuls fresh spinach


Simply whir it up in your blender until everything is smooth and creamy.


Then drink up, buttercup!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. If you’re not a huge fan of coffee, you may prefer one of these protein-packed smoothies instead:

Thanks again to Gina for letting me guest post on her blog while she’s soaking up some quality time with the Pilot. Hope you two crazy lovebirds are enjoying your special time together!

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  1. Jess on March 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    My two fave bloggers in one post=love it. Hope you’re having a wonderful time Gina! and Julie, I definitely need to get on the green monster wagon, and that recipe looks like a good place to start 🙂 Thanks!

    • Anna on March 20, 2011 at 12:42 am

      I second this! Two amazingly cool bloggers.

  2. Katie on March 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Julie is too cute! love her!!!!! her and Ryan are such a sweet couple! Thanks Julie for the great guest post and the yummy smoothie recipes!!!

  3. Kilee on March 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I hope you guys are enjoying your vacay time! Love the green smoothie recipe!!!

  4. mel on March 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Huge fan Julie and Gina! Love the recipie…I’m obsessed with smoothies as of late. Gina have a great time with the hubby…you deserve every minute!!

  5. Maryann (The Balanced Bean) on March 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Looks like a great recipe! I love Julie’s blog as well 🙂 Hope the vacay is amazing!

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    How could anyone not be a fan of coffee, i will never understand? 🙂

    Julie you are adorable, as always!

    Gina, you have lined up some of my fave bloggers as guesties…I read everyone’s blog already and it’s fun to see them here, too!

    I hope you and the Pilot are savoring each other and your time together!

  7. Cara Craves... on March 19, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I love a good smoothie.

  8. Sana on March 19, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Enjoy honeymoon #2!!!!

  9. Sable @ SquatLikeALady on March 20, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Woooohoo two of my favorite bloggies in one place! 🙂 I LOVE this recipe but haven’t made it for a whiiiile….maybe tomorrow for breakfast! 😀

  10. Lisa O on March 20, 2011 at 3:32 am

    So glad to see your husband home safe, thanks for sharing the excitement with us. I can’t believe how long you’ve been apart… I won’t complain about my husband travelling away to race for five days again!! What strength you have… enjoy the good times now!!

  11. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 20, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I’m obsessed with coffee so I can’t believe I’ve never tried it in a smoothie before! Thanks for the idea! 😀

  12. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on March 20, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Yum, great smoothie recipe. I never think to add coffee to my smoothies.

    Have fun Gina!

  13. Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) on March 20, 2011 at 9:19 am

    i LOVE JULIE!!!!! such a cute post!

  14. The Teenage Taste on March 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Gina – glad to hear that you are enjoying the lovely weather and your time with the Pilot!
    Julie: – great guest post! I love those pictures of Gina and you – too cute!

  15. Stephanie on March 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I don’t love coffee…but that smoothie recipe makes me wish that I did!

  16. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    That smoothie sounds delicious!

  17. Lisa on March 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Thanx for the smoothie ideas. Love the idea of the coffee.

    • Lisa on March 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      Ps that looks like our choc lab.

  18. Laura @ prettylittlewords on March 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Yayyy, hi Julie!

  19. Lea @ healthy coconut on March 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I love smoothies because I add so much nutrient dense food and can eat it all in one cup. So convenient and definitely makes eating healthy easier when you are on the go.

    Gina, I hope you are soaking up the sun and enjoying the best time with your man. I love the concept of second honeymoon….and I haven’t even been on my first honeymoon yet. But it’s coming soon, in a few months.

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