Double the fun

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope youโ€™re having a fabulous weekend.

Here are some of the foodie goods from the past couple of days:



Oat bran with leftover mashed sweet potatoes, banana, cinnamon and almond butter


Chocolate oats with brown rice protein, banana, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, Stevia and almond butter



Maryโ€™s crack with leftover vegan artichoke dip




Mixed greens with goat jack cheese, Goddess dressing, raw cauliflower and bell pepper



Air popped organic popcorn with cinnamon and vegan chocolate chips


A cupcake from THE TWINS! I was so happy to see their beautiful faces again ๐Ÿ˜€ They stopped by and stayed for a night on their way to Florida and we stayed up until 2am chatting and drinking some of this:



Red vino ๐Ÿ˜€

I had a blasty hanging out with them -sorry for no pics, they left early this morning and I was groggy and in my jammies when I said goodbye.

But hereโ€™s a blast from the past:


And they were so sweet to bring me a bunch of goodies to try! Iโ€™ll be indulging in many Pure2Raw treats in the near future ๐Ÿ˜€

I have to tell ya that the lemon cupcake (pic above) was absolutely delicious. The pilot and I couldnโ€™t believe that it was gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free and peanut-free because it was the lightest, moistest and fluffiest thing. If you or anyone you know has food allergies, definitely check out their bakery website!

So my running plans for today were squashed due to the crazy rain weโ€™re having, so Iโ€™ll be hitting up the revolving apparatus of death (treadmill), and working on that project thatโ€™s taking FOREVER!

But first, shopping with Jeni ๐Ÿ˜‰

See ya tonight!



Something to think: โ€œKnowing others is intelligence.  Knowing yourself is true wisdomโ€ Lao Tse

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  1. That cupcake looks delicious! THe top almost looks streusel like?

  2. YAAAY so fun that you got to spend time with Michelle and Lori ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ugh- I’m so with you on hating the treadmill! I got up extra early based on the forecast so I could run before the rain (and still got dumped on a little). Yummy eats- ESPECIALLY the arti dip. Enjoy your day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Good luck on that project! I’m here when you need an extra set of eyes. Nothing on mine yet, but it hasn’t even been a week, so I’m being patient ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Great eats. Absolutely love the blog. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The eats are just fabulous in this post! Love the popcorn and the cupcake ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. raining here too! I’m trying to get the energy to get on the treadmill myself. Blah. Your treats look yummy!!!

  8. Oh yum, those eats look so good! I need that vegan artichoke dip in my life, stat!

  9. wow! all your eats look great and that cupcake looks delishhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Heck yes for great times with great friends. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    Love the idea of popcorn with chocolate chips + cinnamon. I’ll have to give that a shot.

  11. Still need to try that awesome popcorn combo!

    Hope you have a good productive day!

  12. Sweet potatoes in oats?? LOVE that idea!

  13. The Twins are adorable as is that cupcake!

    How did you make your artichoke dip w/o cheese and mayo? I love the stuff, but obviously it’s usually not vegan friendly.

    • Fitnessista says:

      it’s super easy- the recipe is in eat, drink and be vegan but it’s basically artichokes, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs

  14. The Doublemint twins are cute; glad yawl had a good visit.I need to tell my sister in Cali about their bakery b/c she & daughter are gluten-soy free. Finally saw New Moon yesterday; I thought better than Twilight. (Didn’t seem like 2 hrs long.)See ya @training tomorrow.

  15. ohhhh…cupcakes…sounds awesome!

  16. yeah they eats all look great but what I’m really loving is that SCARF! so fabulous. Where’d you buy?!

  17. All that food looks fantastic! I gotta try that Popcorn combo -OH MY!

  18. dear gina,

    i’ve recently started becoming more and more vegetarian-cutting out red meat/chicken. but, i’m having a hard time getting enough protein. i eat lotts of veggies and fruit, but i am lost when it comes to getting enough protein. i’m really tired of relying on nut butters/nuts for protein. its making me gain weight and feel lethargic. i would love it if you gave me some good protein sources you eat regularly that aren’t nut-based!


    • Fitnessista says:

      hey jackie,
      that’s why i upped my egg/goat cheese/fish intake– i wasn’t getting nearly enough protein for my active lifestyle on a vegan diet. it is possible for many people, but wasn’t working well for me. i would recommend those 3 if you still eat eggs/fish/cheese, and if not, brown rice protein (sun warrior) and hemp protein are excellent sources.
      hope this helps a little!

      • Ok, sounds great that really helps! Do you eat tofu? I try to, but it’s such a pain to make and no one in my family likes it! I have Jarrow’s formula brown rice protein…what makes Sun Warrior better?

        thanks so much for the advice, i will follow it!

        • Fitnessista says:

          sun warrior is good because its raw, but any brand should be fine
          no i don’t eat tofu as i try to avoid most soy products, but its a great source of protein as well. try getting the silken kind and adding it to smoothies, or adding sweetener and fruit to make a “pudding” ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. LOVE sweet potato oats, and you know I’m here for project help if you need… i only charge macaroons ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Why are party leftovers the best thing everrrr!!? Haha one more reason to add to the list of party awesomeness. Hope u had a good sunday G!!

  21. We’re having all the crazy random rain here in Jax, too! BOOOOOOO. I hate rain. I want it to just be sunny and cold till spring, haha.

  22. I am so loving all your eats! that cupcake looks so decadent!

  23. Your salad looks amazing, can I get one of those.

  24. Hey Gina, can you give us a link to Mary’s Crack again? I can’t seem to find it.

  25. Wow…your oats with the almond butter spread alllll over the top looks mouthwatering.

  26. I just tried my first Mary’s Gone Crackers thanks to you. Delightful! I got the black pepper version. Pricey, but yummy. I brought some for hummus for a snack today. ๐Ÿ™‚

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