Asian-style Fajitas

Hi guys! Hope you’ve had a wonderful day so far! I’m so glad ya’ll liked the Zumba video! My class is awesome and teaching is such a blasty πŸ™‚

I started my St. Patty’s day off with a green breakfast cookie

green bfast cookie

It was my first time using oat bran instead of oats, too, and it tasted lovely despite the green appearance πŸ™‚

-1/2 C oat bran (different chewy texture- me gusta)

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-1 small mashed banana

-1/2 T maca

-1/2 t spirulina (for the GREEN!)

-T almond butter

-almond milk

Nothing to freak out everyone at the gym like a green breakfast cookie πŸ™‚ One lady was like, β€œwhat is THAT?!”. Love it πŸ™‚

I do have to show ya’ll my dinner from last night because it wasn’t one of my wisest moments.

I decided to grill up at boatload of veggies and season them with Asian flavahhh.

stir fry

Into the skillet went:

-1 small onion

-handful of portobello mushrooms

-snap peas

-bell pepper


-spiralized zucchini (using this spiralizerβ€”you can find it in my OpenSky shop!)

-Nama Shoyu

-cayenne pepper


-rice vinegar

As I was skillet-ing away, I was thinking to myself β€œwhoa, this is almost like a fajita, but Asian-inspired. Asian fajitas.”

Then it dawned on me.

Stir fry.

Hahaha! I’m a giant goober… and was a little embarrassed with myself for that one (and felt compelled to share that with thousands of friends: you). I promise I’m smart πŸ˜€


Topped with a 3 egg white puff, it was pretty ahhhmazin.

Also, I broke Lent last night.

Judge me. πŸ˜‰

My sweet tooth was SO bad. I needed something sweet and something chocolaty, so after 15 minutes of debating I just went for it. The maca- cacao combo was screaming my name and Hot Macao was born.

Hot Macao


-1 1/4 C almond milk

-1 T cacao powder

-1/2 T maca

-7 drops liquid Stevia

-pinch sea salt

-1 t vanilla extract

Whisking continuously, heat all ingredients in a small pot until warm. Bottoms up.

Worth every tantalizing, foodgasmic sip. I think I can be strong until Easter now πŸ˜‰

This morning, the girls and I went to the gym for back and biceps and then I spent the rest of the day working and running errands.

Crazy awesome news: THE INDIAN RESTAURANT OPENED AGAIN TODAY! Guess where I’ll be after Zumba, roti in hand with a big goofy smile on my face? YES.

Have a wonderful night and if you go out, be safe <3



Something to do: Meet me back here in the morning for a ridiculous OpenSky promo. If you’ve been needing a foam roller, Thursday is your day of victory πŸ™‚

Something to Read: An Irish Blessing in honor of St. Patrick’s Day

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.


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  1. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on March 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I’ve def added spirulina to my breakfast cookie before and received some strange looks! And that wasn’t on St. Patty’s Day, lol πŸ˜‰

    Cute story about the stir-fry πŸ™‚ Promise I still think you’re a smartie pants! My mom calls me the “Absent Minded Professor” because I am constantly being blonde and forgetting things (despite being a science geek)!

    Have a great St. Patty’s day and enjoy that much anticipated Indian Food! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



  2. Madison on March 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    How much is 1/2 scoop of protein powder? I was making your breakfast cookie the other night and I use the protein powder I had at home and was not sure how much 1/2 scoop translates to?

    Stir fry is the best. Yours looks so yummy.

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm

      it’s about 2 T i think?

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet on March 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    That’s not too bad breaking Lent! I don’t really count drinks as sweets, unless they are milkshaky. πŸ™‚

  4. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on March 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Ahhh I don’t really think you broke Lent buying a dress for a wedding shower I have when someone gave up shopping may be breaking Lent,….orrr having a chocolate chip cookie when someone gave up white flour may be considering breaking Lent… πŸ™‚ Enjoy the Indian restaurant!

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      bahah. what can you do, right? πŸ™‚ we can’t be perfect all the time (and the dress was necessary)

  5. Mama Pea on March 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    This is like a huge multicultural post: Irish, Asian, Mexican, Indian… Love it!

    Now I’ve got to find some maca!

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      hahah you’re right- there’s a lot going on here, haha

  6. Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES on March 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    yay yay i DO need a foam roller! and hahahaahha to the asian fajitas.

    also, soy una virgen a la galleta de desayuno and i just decided that i want my first time to be with oat breezy, mi amor<3

    happy indian st patty's day πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      whoo hoo! i hope you love the breakfast cookie πŸ™‚

  7. Lauren on March 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    That so sounds like one of my “brunette” moments. And I always feel the need to tell someone. Almost like I shouldn’t get off scotch free for being so silly haha!

  8. janetha on March 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    love your festive cookie!

  9. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on March 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Haha that is TOO funny! Looks delicious no matter what you call it πŸ˜‰

  10. Aleksis on March 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I still have yet to make a breakfast cookie! I will have one eventually! lol Anyway I have 2 questions, I have never had Indian, what is your favorite dish? And also do you eat Larabars as a snack or meal replacement? ( I am not as active as you ;)…) Thanks hon!

  11. Gena on March 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    You are not judged: that looks awesome πŸ™‚

  12. Baroque Diva on March 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Haha, that’s so funny. I have moments like that ALL the time- my bf just laughs at me. lol

    Love the veggies! I think I’m going to get your spiralizer finally!

    Any suggestions for recovering from a sprained back? I hurt myself this morning (in the shower! just picking up the soap!!) and now I can barely move! My stupid health insurance won’t cover any visits to my chiropractor, either… I really wanted to run today! Booooo. Anyways, have you ever hurt your lower back?

  13. on March 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    usually all your food looks so good but your b-fast cookie looks scary! sorry :(I am sure it was good though!

  14. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    LOVE the green b-fast cookie!! Was the texture diff with the oat bran?? I want to try that!


    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      it was chewier πŸ™‚

  15. Tea on March 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Where do you get your maca and mesquite? I really want to try both so I’ve been searching around for them and I can’t find any!

    Maybe you can add it to your OpenSky *wink* ?

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      i already requested them for opensky πŸ™‚
      for now, you can find the mesquite at natural zing and the maca at earth shift πŸ™‚

  16. Lauren on March 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Best post evar! So excited for foam roller promo, and your green cookie looks delicious!

    I lol’ed at the idea of you with roti in hand and a giant goober grin πŸ™‚

  17. Mo@MommyRD on March 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    mmmm…thinking of tryin’ that macocoa right now.
    Will the spiralizer be on a promo as well?

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm

      not yet but i already asked them if we can run something with that- hopefully soon!

  18. christina cadden on March 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    mmm, looks good!

  19. Nina on March 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Hi Gina,

    Quick question I’ve been meaning to ask you since the last time you posted a zumba video…

    Do you guys practice before you shoot the video? Or do your classes just keep up with you on their own because they are that good? I’m asking because at my gym the instructors always yell out directions as they are doing moves, and you don’t do that in the videos.

    I dunno why I’m asking, just curious πŸ™‚

    Hope you are enjoying your day!

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm

      hey nina,
      for my classes about 90% of the dances are the same every time- each week i’ll rotate in one or two new songs and add them to the mix. so some of the girls had done that dance before, and some had never seen or done it.
      i don’t usually yell (unless we’re doing toning like squats, lunges, etc and ab work.. then i scream, haha) and dance the whole time

  20. Kelly on March 17, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Haha no worries, I’ve had oh duh moments like that too. We all do!

  21. Simply Life on March 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    wow! great meals!

  22. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on March 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Ooh, can’t wait for that promo! And YAY to Indian food πŸ™‚ Love it.

  23. Kelly on March 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    So happy you are having a great St. Patty’s Day!!
    Your green breakfast cookie looks so yummy. I have a question for you, do you soak your oat groats before you blend them?

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      nope, i just blend them up πŸ™‚

  24. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on March 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    My last breakfast cookie was green and delicious! Must make it taste better eh?

  25. Jenny on March 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    how on earth did that cookie turn green?

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm

      spirulina πŸ™‚

  26. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self on March 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Haha I LOVE when people give me strange looks over my food. Since the majority of people don’t eat all that healthy, I take it as a sign that I’m doing something right. πŸ˜‰

  27. Hanna on March 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Looks delicious! except for the green tint…: )
    Could you explain what maca is and what it is used for? I keep seeing it in all your dishes and i am clueless! You probably already posed on this at some point and i missed it…

  28. jewels on March 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    loved your last zumba video! i would love to take a class with an instructor like you!

  29. La on March 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Ha a green breakfast cookie! Time for me to try one for breakfast.

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm

      do it! πŸ™‚

  30. Leah on March 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    haha if it helps, the other day at work I said (out loud, and to everyone) “would a cucumber turn into a pickle if you left it in vinegar long enough?”
    They really enjoyed that one.

  31. Juli on March 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    WOW! I love that Irish blessing a lot.
    Also love the ZUMBAliciousness on the previous post.

    Once my maca and cocoa get here I’m going to get serious bout some cocoamacalousity.

  32. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on March 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Love the green breakfast cookie…nice touch!!! I’m so excited that the Indian restaurant is open again! I miss your Wednesday Indian pics! enjoy!

  33. Heather on March 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I was just wondering how u make your popcorn in a paper bag? I think this may need to be a new film πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      sure it’s super easy- just add 1/4 c kernels to a paper bag, fold the top over, then microwave for about 2 minutes

  34. whitney @ whitinspired on March 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    The asian fajitas look good…who cares if it’s also called stir fry??

  35. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on March 17, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    hahahaha asian fajitas. Love it. One time I was thinking of mixing pureed peaches and peanut butter together…and calling it pea-nut butter. Right. Nice one, Cass.

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      hahah! YES

  36. Lele on March 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    That Irish blessing is so sweet! And I “invent” things that already exist constantly.

  37. Destiny on March 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm


    I just bought a foam roller and was wondering could you maybe do a post or post some pictures/workouts/stretches/what you do with it/links :)?

    i have a few basic ones that came on the package but any info/tips you could give on it would ROCK!

    thanks a ton!

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm


  38. Hannah on March 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Hey Gina when you mentioned that you brought the cookie to work did you bring it on the plate? As in, can you eat them like regular cookies-are they “holdable” enough? Do you know what I mean lol I’m not wording this well!

    • Fitnessista on March 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      yup, i brought it on the plate. they firm up a little but definitely need to be eaten with a spoon or fork πŸ™‚

  39. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    thanks for the Zumba vid! Love it

    That green bfast cookie looks interesting haha, but still tasty.

    thats awesome that the Indian place is finally open again, have some for me!

  40. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    i like the sound of an huge opensky promo πŸ™‚ and it’s really cute that you thought about asian fajitas…i totally would’ve thought the same sort of thing πŸ˜‰

  41. K from ksgoodeats on March 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    LOVE the festive breakfast!! Enjoy returning to your Indian eats – I need to try the infamous G$ dish for myself!

  42. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on March 17, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    We will all forgive you for breaking your Lent resolution….I wouldn’t have made it this long with that one!! πŸ™‚


  43. Paige (Running Around Normal) on March 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Bahaha – I’m glad I’m not the only one who has blonde moments πŸ˜‰ Funny story.
    I’m pretty sure God will forgive you for that drink because it sounds absolutely amazing. And looks just as good!!
    Have a great night, Gina!

  44. Emily on March 17, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Gina – So glad to hear you had something semi-sweet….I was beginning to think you weren’t human:) Anyways, like you always tell us, don’t be too hard on yourself.

    It was once said: Everything in moderation, including moderation!

    • Fitnessista on March 18, 2010 at 9:48 am

      hahah, i’m definitely human πŸ™‚

  45. Heather on March 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve been making breakfast cookies ever since I discovered your original post! Lately, I always make a Green Cookie, using 1 tbsp Greens+ (by Genuine Health), 1/2 of a large banana, peanut or almond butter, cinnamon, rolled oats & vanilla protein powder. It looks horrible but tastes amazing!

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