The Ryan Jolie Smoothie


Ryan Gosling as a cake

Or… Strawberries

Angelina Jolie Eating StrawberriesAHHHH! This decision is harder than deciphering:

Hard Math EquationIt certainly doesn’t have to be though, and that’s where Vega Sport’s #FUELYOURBETTER campaign comes into play!

Vega Sport FuelYourBetter Campaign

This movement is all about selecting the healthiest and TASTIEST foods to fuel the best you… So while Ryan Gosling looks oh so moist and creamy…. Angie’s succulence is certainly the better option.

GiGi flexes her guns!

What if I told you, you could have the best of both worlds though? Well, Whitney and I (The Fit & Funny Foodies), concocted quite the nourishing, thick and… As Whitney likes to call it, “The World’s Creamiest” smoothie, that includes Miss Jolie’s juicy strawberries! See, you get a little Ryan and a little Ang in one mouthful!

Whitney and GiGi make Vega Smoothies

What other advantageous foods made their way into this frothy beverage…

OURΒ cook-a-long exposes ALL! Whitney and I dish up more than just this smoothie too… So you’re really going to want to check it out!

The World’s Creamiest Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:Coconut Strawberry Vega Protein Smoothie


  • Toss all ingredients in a BLENDER and VAROOOM!!!

Vegastache GiGi Dubois

Like my “Vega-Stache”?!Β 

To participate in this campaign, all you have to do is hashtag #FUELYOURBETTER when sharing images, quotes, etc about FUELING YOUR BETTER on Instagram and/or Twitter! Don’t forget to tag @VegaTeam and feel free to also tag @Dubagee, @WhitneyLEnglish & @FitApproach !


  • Ryan Gosling or Angelina Jolie, who would you rather eat?
  • What’s your favorite VEGA product?
  • How do you #FUELYOURBETTER?
  • What would you add/subtract to/from this smoothie?
  • Strawberries vs. Oranges – who would win this boxing match?
  • What’s your favorite brand of vegan protein powder?
  • Anyone else counting down the days until Thanksgiving? AH HA HA!


  1. ok seeing as I am the last person on EARTH never to have tried VEGA I need to get me some and watch yer vid.

    • YES YOU DO! It’s seriously DELICIOUS! Not like those other nasty tasting vegan proteins! πŸ˜‰ I’m sure you can swing it to where you can get some for a review! πŸ˜‰

  2. Our Canadian pride meets angie the seductress…in smoothie form. I feel naughty just watching the video.

  3. I’ll have to check out their protein powder! Looks as tasty as the recovery accelerator! I loooovvee strawberries. Very excited that farmer’s markets are almost here for fresh, local produce!

  4. MMM! This looks DELISH – but that’s what I expected sooooo πŸ˜‰

  5. I’ve really liked several of RG’s movies! However, I first realized I dreamed in color when I remember these RED LIPS from my dream!

    I was asked by a prospective patient to make his lips smaller! I told him to find a man whose lips looked like what he wanted and have his girlfriend kiss them to see if they were the lips she liked! He changed his mind about the surgery :-)

    I don’t drink smoothies very often, but two of my friends work in a smoothie bar, so I see plenty of them, lol!

    Strawberries easily! In spite of its popularity, orange juice is an unhealthy sugar load.

    • Crazy, Stupid, Love is my favorite RG movie, hands down! ha ha.

      And ha ha ha! I love that reverse psychology you pulled on your patient! πŸ˜‰

  6. Strawberries vs. Oranges – who would win this boxing match?

    Hmm, along time ago I would have said oranges for their vitamin c. But maybe strawberries have a lower GI. So strawberries! Either way, I don’t tend to eat much fruit these days. :)

    • Strawberries for the win! If you ever eat fruit… I actually don’t eat fruit at all Linda – this was the first time in EONS since I last had any!

  7. Vega really makes the best protein powders…..this smoothie looks super creamy and delicious! I neeeed to try adding coconut meat to my smoothies, yummerz!

    • Don’t they!!!!! I don’t know how they do it but I am obsessed with VEGA!! πŸ˜€ And definitely try the addition of coconut meat, it was something else!

  8. I think we need to make that Ryan Gosling cake for our bdays next month!

  9. haha! I’d rather eat Jolie…if we’re talking strawberries, which I think we’re talking? Cake can be too much for me, at times, but I bet Gosling wouldn’t be!
    I didn’t even know about vegan protein powders so don’t mind if I stalk this comment thread to get good ideas!

    • Yes! Stalk away!! You won’t get arrested for stalking the comments, however, you MIGHT GET ARRESTED for stalking Jolie or Gosling! LOL!!! And if you do want more protein powder ideas, I’ve got plenty, I love vegan protein! :)

  10. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com says:

    I keep seeing Vega reviews but I haven’t tried it yet – but I am loving yalls smoothie – your strawberry and coconut meat/milk combo is seriously rocking my socks off! Wait – I better keep them on so I can go work out so I can scarf down this smoothie!!

    • IT IS SO GOOD! I had NO IDEA it would be so good but man, I wanted to down the ENTIRE CONTENTS of that blender!!!! So good!

  11. Yum! Great recipe and sounds so delicious with the fresh strawberries and coconut milk. I liked that you used Stevia too. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from The Healthy Happy Green & Natural Blog Hop!

  12. I would eat Ryan Gosling all day long!

  13. I haven’t tried Vega yet but I’m curious about your opinion, GiGi – do you think it’s a MUST HAVE for smoothies? I put fruit, yogurt, walnut, berries, banana, goji berries, hemp seed, flax seed, and fish oil in mine. It does wonders for my skin and energy. Does an added protein really make that much of a difference? Just curious.
    I’d rather eat Ryan Gosling, strawberries and turkey at Thanksgiving, lol. Our Thanksgiving comes before yours. :p

    • Personally, I think adding a little protein to a smoothie is a smart approach because it rounds out the drink to a compete and balanced meal. Yes, you have some yogurt, but I think the protein powder adds a little something extra. I do love all your additions though, so healthy :) By adding a little extra protein, it might keep you fuller longer.

      GRRRR – Thanksgiving! I am envious. Maybe I will just celebrate Thanksgiving in October and November, ha ha!

  14. Yum! Does the coconut give it a strong coconutty flavour? I may be just about the only person in the entire world who doesn’t like the taste of coconuts :(

    • It really DOESN’T!! I am not a huge coconut person either, it gives more of a sweet taste than anything else! I have a feeling you might actually like this because again, as I just said, I am not a huge coconut person yet this drink was AMAZING!!

  15. If Ryan Gosling is an option, then my answer will always be him : )

    I haven’t tried Vega’s protein mix, but I’m obsessed with their protein bars.

    • Never had their protein bars!! I have a feeling since you like their bars, you would suck down their protein powder in next to no time… Just like Ryan!

  16. I JUST tried that protein, and it is AMAZING!!!

  17. Why are you two the cutest ever?! Well I am a huge fan of Vega sport protein powder, and an even bigger fan of anything coconut, so this smoothie is totally up my alley. But on the real… that Ryan Gosling cake — what?!?! I want to eat his face. (If it’s vegan & g-free ;)). Oh, and are you catching up on Bachelorette? I’m ready to place my bets…!!

    • I watched episode # 1- I tried to watch episode #2 last night but a certain SOMEONE would not allow it, lol – so I am going to have to catch up on it later this week, however, I did notice someone getting super drunk and making an ASS out of himself, AWESOME!!

      And would you really pass up a non-vegan Ryan Gosling cake??? πŸ˜‰

  18. Your videos always make me happy!!! I think your energy is infectious!!!
    Almost makes me want to have a smoothie – hopefully I can still keep blogging even though I don’t do smoothies!!

    • Aw THANK YOU SO MUCH KIM!!!!! That was the best thing I heard all day and it means the world to me! :)

      I don’t do SMOOOTHIES EITHER – so this recipe was completely out of my element, but man, IT WAS GOOD!

  19. Strawberry’s for the win TKO. How about a kiwi or papaya in the mix ? I would take the stevia out and add it to my iced green tea. I’m going to switch over to this brand of protein powder, the whey products are getting heavy and they taste horrible to boot. I like the soft shell coconut’s there a bit of a project to open but really tasty and lot’s of milk. I’m not sure if my celebrity dish would need a dry rub or overnight marinate before hitting the grill :)

    • Ah ha ha! I guess it really just depends which celebrity dish you’re in the mood for! I tend to like overnight marinades πŸ˜‰

      And yes, do ditch the whey protein. It’s not the best in my opinion, I highly favor vegan/plant-based protein powders!

  20. I have not tasted much Vga stuff since I am not vegan BUT today a Vega person was doing a demo where I was working too & it was yum!

    • Right?! I am definitely NOT VEGAN but I do adore my vegan protein powders. And VEGA is one of the best I have ever tried! :)

  21. I need to try this vegas protein stuff! These flavors sound awesome together. mmmm

    • Vegas Protein…. I don’t even know what to think about that kind of protein – AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HA HA HA AH AHA HA HA AH!

  22. You had me at coconut meat.

    I’m a fan.


  23. looooooooooove coconut smoothies!

  24. Well, since there isn’t much to eat at Angie, I definitely go with Ryan!! Jucier, meat-ier, DELICIOUS! Haha :-)
    I would add a ton of cinnamon to the smoothie, like I always do…..but hey, I FREAK out about this idea of frozen coconut meat!! That sounds too good to be true! Maybe I can eat this FROM Ryan’s head?

    • Ryan sprinkled with cinnamon sounds like something I want to eat at every meal. I would never ever ever get sick of it!!! πŸ˜‰

  25. I have never tried Vega, but I have been wanting to recently!! Some of those other Vegan powders are just no good, and I hear so many great things about Vega…gonna have to take the plunge and try it out!

    • GIRL – you need to jump on the VEGA bandwagon!!! It’s a delicious bandwagon you’re NEVER going to want to get off of!! πŸ˜‰

  26. I look forward to substituting bananas with frozen coconut milk. I got sick of bananas in my smoothies. I will think of Ryan when I’ll taste this :)

    • Yes! Whitney and I thought “bananas have been done” but coconut meat is something totally different! Plus, I cannot eat bananas so we were trying to do something GiGi-Approved too! πŸ˜€ You’ll love it!!!!!

  27. Gigi, I think neither one of us would like to eat Ryan gosling or angelina jolie….the amount of protein they contain combined, would probably equate to a vegan.

    That smoothie though…I’d eat your glasses for it.

    • Couldn’t agree more! A little TOO VEGAN for my liking. Perhaps we should just nosh on THE ROCK??? Now he’s straight up PROTEIN!

  28. frozen coconut meat . . . . never even seen that but I wasn’t looking, where’d ya get it?

    • We actually bought it at Whole Foods! I highly recommend it, it’s definitely different yet lends such a great flavor!!

  29. Haha… who would I rather eat? LOL according to your photos I would eat Angelina JOlie. haha

  30. Wow! That sounds so great!

  31. Ryan for sure!! And that smoothie looks amazing.

  32. Gimme dah RYAN!!! AHHH!!!

  33. Funny you mentioned it, I just ran out of protein powder and was thinking about trying Vega! Glad to hear good things :)

  34. Neither one has enough meat on their bones! Fry me up some Fat Amy!

  35. maybe brad needs to get in on this smoothie action, he can be the PB addition , cause he’s so smooth and nutty for angelina? LOL!

    • LMFAO!!! Ohhh youuu are just so clever πŸ˜‰ And when you say he’s NUTTY… For her… Do you mean.. OKAYYYYYY I will stop!LOL!

  36. I need to check that Vega stuff asap, especially the recovery drink.
    But you have to swear (and sweat) that it tastes really good. I really can’t stomach those powders that taste like chemical + bad breath. Soooo, do you vouch for it?

    • I SWEARRRR it tastes delicious! Common Mike, you know I wouldn’t promote a product as DELICIOUS if I didn’t truly believe so!!!!!

  37. I’ve never tried Vega, but your smoothie sounds really good!

  38. Yum! Cheers to that smoothie πŸ˜€

  39. Funny stuff! I love it. Great smoothie too — thanks.

  40. The smoothie looks delicious! I only received the Vega Sports Bars to try out for the campaign but they were pretty good!
    And, I would have to choose Ryan. πŸ˜‰

    • What if you blended the bars together… TO make a pudding/smoothie! Ah ha ah! Ohhh masterpiece that is my brain!

  41. I would add mint, but only because I’m obsessed with it lately. I’m adding it to all my smoothies!

    • Mint would definitely add an interesting FLARE to this drink!!! I love the chocolate-mint pairing πŸ˜‰

  42. Great recipe! You had me at frozen coconut meat! You two are adorbs.

  43. I’ve actually just recently purchased my first vega protein powder (chocolate, obviously), but still need to try it and this makes me want to try is asap! Looks yummy :)

    • Mmmm! You know, I haven’t tried the chocolate flavor yet! I am such a vanilla girl… But I really should taste test!! :)

  44. Awesome! You made a vegan recipe for me ;-).

    I love Vega and your smoothie sounds amazing. Love the real coconut, yummmm!

    • Of course I made this for you! I wish you were in my kitchen so you could have chugged some with Whitney and I :)

  45. Gigi, this smoothie is making my mouth water! How can you not love coconut meat?! It’s even fun to say!

  46. I just bought the chocolate flavored protein powder last week. It’s like drinking chocolate milk. I love Vega!

    • OKAY NOW I really need to get the chocolate version and try it! Maybe add a little mint?? πŸ˜‰

  47. I am all for this smoothie, need it right now in large size πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  48. I love Vega products! I use the protein, and pre and post work out formulas. I ran a marathon on Sunday with only 4 weeks of training and part of why I think I did so well is that I used Vega Sport line. It helps you recover quicker!

    • DUDE! You need to write them an email or something and tell them this! You will most likely be gifted with their products FOR LIFE!!

  49. I’d rather have ryan… though I’m not dying to eat his cake… I prefer Ian Somerhalder or someone else πŸ˜‰
    Anyways.. strawberries vs oranges? Strawberries all the way πŸ˜› I’m not a fan of protein powders, so I don’t have an opinion in the topic… but definitively a bit of chocolate to the smoothie and I’m drooling even more!!

  50. im so happy you’re promoting vega products because they’re my JAM! even though their stuff sometimes tastes like ass (endurance gels) i will eat them anyway because they’re one of the cleanest supplements on the market.

    Vodka and Soda

    • Never had the gels before… I just stick to the protein powder… That shit is MY JAM TOO!!!!!! We should just fill a pool with the powder and dive right now!

  51. So I’ve been toying on ordering a container of Vega protein powder and I think you just gave me the final kick I needed! This smoothie sounds perfect, I love the addition of coconut meat! I’d probably add some granola on top, just for the crunch factor ;)!

    • I am so glad I pushed you over the edge! You WON’T REGRET IT!! Vega and Sun Warrior are my favorite protein powder brands hands down!! :) Granola on top of this smoothie would be KICK ASS!! πŸ˜€

  52. Uhh I definitely didn’t know coconut meat was even a thing…I mean I knew it EXISTED I just didn’t know Amazon could send it to me!

    I really want to try Sunwarrior protein powder – I went through a whey-powder phase and it was just that….a phase. But now that summer’s here it’s gonna be smoothies all the time!

    • Sun Warrior, Warrior Blend in Vanilla is my FAVORITE!!! (Aside from Vega)… SO GOOD – YOU MUST try it too!!!!!! :)

  53. I loveeee About Time’s vegan protein :)

    BUT, I cannot wait to make an appearance in one of these awesome videos of yours when I get to see you this summer! Did I see right?! Will you be at the Anaheim convention?!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

    • Oh you will make one VERY SOON!!!! πŸ˜‰

      And you may have seen correctly about Anaheim! ha ha. Maybe Maybe!

  54. Ok I have never heard of frozen coconut meat but it does sound quite delish. My favorite Vega product has to be the French Vanilla Vega One protein powder. It is totally totally yummy! #wowlinkup

    • I ADORE the French Vanilla Vega One Protein Powder too! I can eat it straight out of the tub! LOL!

  55. hahaha eeeeek!! Never thought of actually EATING a celebrity’s face, but…I’d have to go with Angelina hands down. No offense to Gosling lovers out there. But I can’t stand him as an actor! Not sure if it’s his voice or acting that makes me cringe for some reason, but yeah…phew, had to get that out of my chest, lol. On a delicious note, I love this recipe!!!! Beautiful smoothie and awesome ingredients. πŸ˜€

    • OMG you might be the ONLY PERSON on the face of the planet who is not a Ryan fan! LOL!!!!! I salut you, AH HA HA AH!!! So I take it you’re not such a fan of that movie, CRAZY STUPID LOVE? LOL! Not even if you drank one of these smoothies while watching? πŸ˜‰

  56. I love strawberries and coconut, why not together in a smoothie! I swung by today from Tuesday’s Table to enjoy your recipe and invite you to link up with us on The Yuck Stops Here link party. We start on Tuesday evenings at 8pm ET and run until Saturday evenings at 8pm ET. If you can catch this week’s party you can find it at Or swing by next week at HUGS

  57. Ill take strawberry coconut protein smoothie with a side of ryan! lol

  58. Terrific smoothie recipe! I would rather not eat celebrities. I heard they were just empty calories. haha!

  59. OMG! Being a food obsessed and celebrity obsessed person, I absolutely love your site!! I would definitely rather eat Ryan Gosling than Angelina Jolie! But, I’m not sure which I would rather have, Ryan Gosling or this smoothie! It sounds delicious :)

    • YAY! Isadora, I am so glad you stopped by! Hopefully you come back every week (I post every Tuesday)… Who knows what celeb and food I might be talking about, ha ah! πŸ˜‰

      Oh and… As much as I adore this smoothie, I think Ryan would be selected over it HA AH!

  60. It’s all of my favourite things and people in one healthy smoothie recipe! I’m in love! I don’t necessarily want to eat ryan gosling… maybe just lick him? That’s weird, but it’s the truth. And I LOVEEEE Vega! I use their all-in-one shake every single morning. So good and filling! I would probably add a handful of spinach to this blended beauty or a date :) Ryan and dates sound good together for some reason… :)

    • I would dust Ryan with vega powder and lick it off of him…. Ahhh ha ha ha ah ah!

      And of course Ryan and DATES sound WONDERFUL TOGETHER πŸ˜‰

  61. Even though I promote smoothies, I don’t make them. I haven’t found anything that taste as good as milk smoothies except soy and I can really do neither of these to. Your recipe sounds delicious but I’m not keen on buying the ingredients to find out I don’t like it. Visiting from the #wowlinkup

    • Honestly, these ingredients are truly delicious! You will NOT regret purchasing unsweetened coconut milk, it has SO MUCH flavor by itself! Do try!

  62. Yum!! I’m totally smoothie obsessed at the moment. Definitely have to give this recipe a try :) I’ve heard so much about Vega products recently, everyone seems to love it! I’m intrigued πŸ˜‰

  63. This shake sounds so good will have to try it. Love coconut and strawberries.

  64. Ange and Ryan in a smoothie?! You definitely caught my attention! Love the sound of the ingredients too, coconut and strawbs are such a fab combo. Yum!

  65. Hi GiGi,
    You had me at smoothie! I just love to get in and out of the kitchen quickly so a rich, creamy, tasty and healthy, protein-packed smoothie like this is just what I like! Thanks for sharing this fast, easy, fabulous-tasting smoothie with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop!

  66. Omg sounds delicious! I LOVE coconut, love strawberries and healthy protein so this is a winner in my book!! Oh, and strawberries would totally in over oranges, I eat them every single morning in my smoothie with blueberries, kale, apples an water and vegan Sprout Living protein. I honestly look forward to it each morning!

    • Strawberries are kisses from HEAVEN!! lol!

      And dude, there is NOTHING wrong with looking forward to your meals πŸ˜‰

  67. That protein powder looks amazing and the shake looks delicious! I’m a huge fan of strawberries and coconut. YUM!

  68. So I bought the vega all-in-one accidentally and my body hated it, even if I liked it… I need to try getting the pure protein to see if that is any better!

    • Seriously?!?! What sort of side effects? We used the Vega Sport Performance line… However, I also love Sun Warrior Warrior Blend protein powder too!

  69. You guys are darling! Fun to watch your video, and I am excited to try the smoothie. I’ve never heard of coconut meat before! Thanks for linking up to the Be.YOU.Tiful Link Party

  70. Yum. Strawberry and coconut and I LOVE Vega everything. I forgot how much I missed checking out your blog! I will be back more often πŸ˜‰

    • Aw Nicole – WELCOME BACK!!! New post coming TOMORROW and oh my, it’s going to be BALL-TACULAR πŸ˜‰

  71. Love this! Video is awesome and so full of energy :) Loved meeting you both yesterday! Vega is the best!

  72. Oh my goodness, that sounds delish! I haven’t tried using coconut meat yet, just the milk and water in my smoothies! Thanks for sharing, oh and I would be eating Angelina!

  73. Vega sport protein = SO good! I used to buy it all the time when I worked at Whole Foods. Now, I have to stick with the 365 brand (at least until I’m working again. Boo.) This smoothie looks great. I love the addition of coconut meat!

    • YOU WORKED AT WHOLE FOODS – OMFG!!!! I could never work there because I would get fired in a heart beat for just eating all the prepared food, all day long!


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