Vanilla, Nuts & Flax Smoothie

As many of you know I have always been a fan of Dr. John Berardi and his Precision Nutrition system. His work and website are what got me into this industry in the first place!

Many of the smoothie recipes that I have come up with have utilized the recipes from Precision Nutrition, just modified BSP style.

One of my favorite Precision Nutrition smoothies is the Nuts & Flax shake. It is absolutely delicious. The problem is that it utilizes cottage cheese, which is a food I have limited and no longer encourage. I have modified this smoothie to meet my specifications, ie – be awesome.

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BSP Vanilla, Nuts & Flax Smoothie

  • 6-8oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp milled flax seed
  • 2 tbsp almonds and pecans
  • cinnamon to taste
  • ice cubes if desired
  • Enjoy!

Give it a shot and let me know what you think. I will note that this smoothie is the rare exception that does not contain any fruits or vegetables, so I recommend having a serving of choice with it.

PS – I am currently adding many blogs to my Recipes category, as well as updating my Resources page, so keep an eye out!

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About Brian St. Pierre 6 Articles

Brian is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and received his Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maine, where he also received his Master’s in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Brian worked for three years at Cressey Sports Performance as the head Sports Nutritionist and as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, working with hundreds of athletes and recreational exercisers of all types. During this time, he also authored the High Performance Handbook Nutrition Guide, Show and Go Nutrition Guide, Ultimate Hockey Nutrition, Ultimate Hockey Transformation Nutrition, and dozens of articles for publication.

Nowadays, Brian is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Precision Nutrition, working with a host of professional sports teams including the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Browns, and more. He also works closely with Dr. John Berardi as a nutrition educator at Precision Nutrition, writing articles, presenting at seminars, and educating other fitness professionals as part of PN’s Certification courses.

Brian is a regular contributor to the Precision Nutrition blog, and has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Q Magazine, STACK, Testosterone Magazine, and more. He is also regularly featured in many fitness and nutrition podcasts. Check out his published articles.

With his contagious passion and enthusiasm Brian is able to communicate with people of all ages, from a multitude of backgrounds, which has allowed him to work with young student athletes, professional athletes, and working professionals alike. With his obvious passion for seeing his clients succeed, Brian is able to use his knowledge, experience, and energy to create highly effective training and nutrition programs for clients of any age and background. Feel free to contact Brian at

Brian lives with his beautiful wife Anna and their two children, Kate and Will. He resides in Scarborough, Maine.

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