Candy Corn Smoothie

Candy Corn Smoothie

Candy corn may be the most popular Halloween candy in the U.S. (it’s the preferred choice in five states), but we’re hoping that’s because it is also one of the scariest. The waxy yellow, orange, and white kernels are made up of mostly sugar and corn syrup (not to mention the artificial colors and flavors), earning it a spot on our list of the scariest ingredients in Halloween candy.

Whether you love it or run screaming from it, candy corn is symbolic of Halloween. But, there are plenty of healthier ways to celebrate this spooky holiday than loading up on candy. This year, how about whipping up a festive Candy Corn Shakeology Smoothie instead? It’s like a costume for your smoothie! The three layers get their colors from wholesome ingredients such as carrot juice, pineapple, and turmeric, which taste surprisingly good when mixed with Vanilla Shakeology and coconut milk.

The novelty of this multi-layered shake does require a bit of extra effort and freezer time. If Halloween is your favorite holiday, then you’ll agree that every step is worth it. If you want to skip straight to the enjoyment part, you can blend all of the ingredients together at once.

 

Candy Corn Shakeology

Total Time: 45 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 smoothie

For Bottom Layer:
½ cup fresh carrot juice
¼ cup reduced fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
½ cup ice

For Middle Layer:
½ cup water
½ cup ice
½ scoop Vanilla Shakeology
¼ cup canned pineapple, in juice, drained
½ tsp. ground turmeric

For Top Layer:
½ cup coconut milk beverage
½ cup ice
½ scoop Vanilla Shakeology

For Bottom Layer:
1. Place carrot juice, yogurt, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour into large serving glass. Place glass in freezer for 15 minutes.

For Middle Layer:
1. Place water, ice, Shakeology, pineapple, and turmeric in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Slowly pour into serving glass over bottom layer. Place glass in freezer for 15 minutes.

For Top Layer:
1. Place coconut milk, ice, and Shakeology in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Slowly pour into serving glass over middle layer; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 255
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Sodium: 333 mg
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 20 g
Protein: 23 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Protein
½ Fruit
1 Single Serving Snack

P90X3 Portions
1½ Carb
1½ Protein

Body Beast Portions
2½ Proteins
1 Protein Liquid
1 Balanced Liquid

Containers
½ Purple
1 Red
1 Yellow

Photographs by Kirsten Morningstar