See ya winter, it’s (almost) smoothie season!
With winter nearly behind us, it’s starting to feel a whole lot more like smoothie season. In case you haven’t already hopped on the smoothie bandwagon, it’ll certainly be worth your while. In addition to being delicious, smoothies are a super easy way to get a ton of high quality nutrition in a single glass. This spiced pineapple coconut blend is not only high in protein, but it’s also infused with cinnamon, ginger and turmeric – all 3 of which are powerful anti-inflammatories. Give it a try after your next workout!


Spiced Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins


  • 1 scoop vanilla Vega Performance Protein (Vega One will work too – it just won’t be as yellow)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk + 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp maca root powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1″ piece fresh peeled ginger
  • ice


  • Combine all ingredients in the blender and puree until completely smooth.
  • Add a little more ice if needed to thicken
  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Angela is an avid runner, fitness instructor, foodie, healthy living blogger, and owner of her business, Spin 360 Health Coaching. Having been overweight, unhappy and insecure as a teenager, Angela took control, changed her unhealthy habits, and adopted a clean eating lifestyle that she continues to maintain today. Her goal is to support, inspire, and motivate others to improve their health and be their best. You can learn more about her on her blog,

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We are thrilled to welcome Angela Simpson of Eat Spin Run Repeat to the Goldfaden MD family as our newest Blogger Ambassador! In addition to blogging, Angela is a personal health coach, fitness instructor and nutrition & wellness specialist. Look out for Angela’s The Daily Scrub posts on everything Health & Fitness related!

Angela - High Res

  1. Who is your beauty icon?
    Kate Hudson. She’s mastered the no-makeup look, never looks overdone, but always looks gorgeous and put together whether she’s glammed up or walking down the street in jeans and a t-shirt.
  2. What beauty product do you always carry in your handbag?
    Lip gloss. I think I have at least 5 in my purse right now! There’s everything from clear and fruity (my eos collection is rather extensive) to tinted. I love Clinique’s Almost Lipstick – it gives my lips a nice punch of colour while being really moisturizing at the same time.
  3. Describe your typical morning beauty routine:
    After the gym, I shower and apply a homemade body scrub. I wash my face and typically do an exfoliating scrub every 2-3 days. Then it’s toner and moisturizer with SPF on my face, and coconut oil instead of body lotion. My makeup routine typically involves foundation, a little translucent powder and bronzer, subtle eye shadow, eyeliner, and lipstick with a bit of gloss on top. Whatever happens to my hair depends on how much time I have left. Sometimes it’s blowdried and straightened, other times I do a head full of curls with my blowdryer’s diffuser, and if I’m running late, the sock bun is my saving grace!
  4. Quote you live by:
    “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford.