Crrrrunch time

Hey friends <3 How are ya? LOVED reading your lists about what you’re lovin’ this week. I adore the fact that so many of you said that you’re loving not stressing. Things that seem like a big deal often don’t matter so much in the grand scheme of things Smile

Also, thank you so much to those of you who have sent beautiful comments, tweets and emails regarding today’s Oprah episode about military families. Your words always warm my heart and while this lifestyle isn’t easy, it’s very rewarding and I couldn’t be more thankful for my military man (Pilot swoonmaster of my dreams), squadron wife friends and all of your support. <3 Hugs to you, my friends.


So this morning, I had to have a sweet treat to quell the beast.


Still rolling with my 30 day doctor detox recommendations, I made something delicious for the day: a lovely bowl of protein ice cream with almond milk, LOTS of frozen organic strawberries, 1 T raw cacao powder, 1.5 servings of protein, 1 T decaf espresso powder and one dark chocolate square crumbled on top. It was just what I needed Open-mouthed smile

Some other recent eats:

kale (2)

A massaged kale salad with cauliflower “rice” (the same salad I munched the other day) with seaweed snacks to crunch on top:


Veg with a kidney bean hummus (kidney beans, garlic, oregano, cumin, sea salt and pepper)


Stinky delicious drinky:


Green juice (I’m so glad you guys liked the juice video!)


Breakfast quinoa with raw honey,organic butter, almond milk, cinnamon + peppermint tea steeped in almond milk


It’s crunch time!!

I leave for Valdosta in the AM and per usual, haven’t packed a thing Surprised smile It makes life more exciting and as the Pilot says, if you want until the last minute, it only takes a minute.

It’s going to be SO FUN to see my squadron wife friends- I’ve missed them like crazy. There’s even going to be a fun detour on the way to Valdizzy—stoked.

I’m back to work, teaching, then home to pack!

See ya from the airport Open-mouthed smile



Today’s tip: If you don’t have time to make juices every morning, make your batch for the week and freeze each in a glass jar. Defrost the night before and it will be waiting for you in the morning! If you want to have an AM smoothie and won’t have time to prep, put all of your ingredients in the blender the night before, pop the container in the fridge and in the morning, blend and go!

Something to talk about: I’m trying to figure out foods that I can pack and take with me this weekend. Protein powder in a baggie, fresh fruit and veg are all winners- any other ideas?? I’m also going to hit up Main Squeeze as soon as I get into V-town.

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  1. Laura J. on January 28, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Haha love the Pilot’s quote– such a wise man you got there 😉

    I’d bring some Larabars along as well–have you ever tried microwaving the choc.chip cookie dough larabars? I read a comment about doing that on a previous post. I tried it and it’s amazing! It literally takes like a warm choc. chip cookie. So good! You should definitely give it a try if you haven’t already. The reader who suggested it was a genius! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      yummmmmm. when i have peanuts again (after the detox thing) that’s the first thing i’m doing

  2. Laura on January 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Have a safe trip! This may be too late, but I always hit the Whole Foods bulk section before leaving town and make a trail mix with dried fruit, granola, and nuts to eat while I travel. Gas station and airport trail mix has high fructose syrup-yuck!

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    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      yay! can’t wait to check it out 🙂

  3. vegantickles on January 28, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I’ve always heard that once you juice your veggies and fruit you should drink it asap because all the nutrients will oxidize once exposed to air. So won’t freezing kill the nutrients because of the extreme cold? I don’t know if what I just said makes any sense.

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      freezing actually preserves the nutrients

  4. Laura on January 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

    OMG I just had an aha-moment. That smoothie tip is going to change my life!

    Why didn’t I think of that?!?!

    haha have a good weekend!

  5. Samantha Robertson on January 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

    How do you make your protein icecream??

  6. Katherine: Unemployed on January 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I missed that recipe before; kidney bean hummus sounds great

  7. Deborah on January 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Hey Gina! Awwww you and the pilot are the cutest couple ever !
    I recieved my Ormus Greens yesterday 🙂 … you werent kidding they are AMAZING! I love this stuff. Your protein ice cream looks so yummers

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      so glad you love it!

  8. Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side on January 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    what about brown rice cakes with almond butter and coconut shreds? that’s my latest LOVE!

  9. One Healthy Apple on January 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Since I’ve beend doing a similar detox, I bring food with me EVERYWHERE!

    Here are some of my favorites:
    -Millet or millet bread
    -Brown rice tortilla with veggies and hummus
    -Green juice/smoothie
    -Brown rice cakes with almond butter/coconut butter
    -Dried seaweed
    -Cut up fruit and veggies

  10. Steph! on January 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hee hee I’ve been using that quote from the Pilot all day today. Love it!!

  11. christina on January 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    is there anywhere to purchase the book you are using?

    • Fitnessista on January 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

      yes, it’s a kindle from LOVE it

      • christina on January 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        thank you! 🙂

        • christina on January 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

          oops just re-read this…i was referring to the detox book 😀

  12. Fancy on January 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Did you just cook the Quinoa the normal way and just stir in the other ingredients? I’m so interested, what a creative breakfast! I can’t wait to try it…How did you do it? thank you for your help! 🙂

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