Recipe: Butternut Chai Beauty Shake

by JJ Virgin on September 28, 2016

This yummy, filling protein shake is autumn in a cup!

I love the natural sweetness of butternut squash here, especially paired with spicy cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Squash is often overlooked as a smoothie ingredient, but butternut squash and pumpkin are both incredibly good for you, plus they taste amazing! (Can you tell I'm a fan?) You can usually find canned pureed organic butternut squash in your grocery store right next to the pumpkin.

This scrumptious smoothie also sneaks in a handful of baby kale for extra fiber and healthy vitamins. The goodness of immune-boosting coconut milk makes it even better, though you can substitute unsweetened almond, macadamia, or flax milk if you prefer it.

With an impressive 23 grams of protein, plus vitamins and minerals and heart-healthy fiber, this shake is a complete meal – full of delicious fall flavors and all the nutrition you need to stay energized and focused until lunchtime.

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Butternut Chai Beauty Protein Shake


September 28, 2016

This yummy, filling protein shake is autumn in a cup. It’s got the natural, buttery sweetness of butternut squash, plus spices from chai, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 1 serving


2 scoops JJ Virgin Vanilla All-In-One Protein Shake powder* (your choice of protein type)

1/2 cup canned packed butternut squash or cooked, cubed butternut squash

1 tbsp sunflower seed butter

1 tsp real vanilla extract

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

dash ground cloves

1/2 cup fresh or frozen baby kale

10 oz. unsweetened coconut milk

7-8 ice cubes


1Blend the ingredients together until smooth.

2Your shake can be thickened by adding ice cubes or thinned by adding cold water.

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