Delicious Day

Hey everyone! Looks like ya’ll want a Flip cam! 😀 I love reading all of your comment entries– you guys have some hilarious, creative and awesome ideas. Especially the one about pulling Uncle Jesse from Full House out of the TV… Haha! Lurve. Keep those entries a-comin’ and I’ll announce the Flip winner in the morning 🙂

Today has been a delicious day.


I’ve been surrounded by glorious vegan treats!

To keep myself from too much “quality control” taste testing, I had a perfectly balanced b-fast.


Oat bran with bananner, blueberries, almond milk and Sun Warrior.

+ 2 egg whites and nutritional yeast


I had to pack up the ‘roons to send to Erin from Angela’s Shop 4 a Cause and I decided to make a batch of Supercharge Me cookies (from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan) to throw in the package 😉

supercharge (2)

I add goji berries, vegan dark chocolate, extra almond butter and lots of cinnamon

and make some HEFTY cookies! These things were massive – just the way a cookie should be 😉


I packed up the blonde macaroons, cacao almond butter stuffed macaroons, and 4 cookies (2 are for my boss –she loves vegan treats- and 2 are for Jeni and her pilot), for Erin, along with some other fun stuff.


Next, I made the tart shell for a raw strawberry tart and put it into the Excalibur to do it’s dehydration thang.

I used Matthew Kenney’s recipe and am hoping it looks just like the pic on the right when it’s finished 😉


Glorious 🙂

And since it’s a day that ends in “y”, I had a chocolate cherry bomb with maca and spinach:

choc cherry

And some millet bread with almond butter and strawberries 😀


I’m off to INSANITIZE (haha) and then head back to work.

It’s a GLEE night!!! <3

See ya in the morning!



Today’s tip: Alternate the type of greens that you buy each week. It’s a great way to change things up and get different nutrients in your diet. My faves: swiss chard, spinach, arugula and kale (in raw chip form, haha).

Upcoming: A gahhhhhlicky promo for my fellow garlic lovahs 🙂

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet on June 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Your tart shell came out so perfect! Anytime I try to make a tart, my shells are a disaster. I’m calling you next time to make me one!

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm

      coming from a baking goddess, that is a very sweet compliment 🙂

  2. allison @ thesundayflog on June 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    i have organix swiss chard, arugula, spinach, and frisee last night! it was heaven. also – that box of goodies looks fantastic!! she is one lucky girl!

  3. Ilana on June 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    OK I was gonna leave a comment about all the amazing food up in this post but then I got to the end when you said “Tonight is a GLEE night” and my brain went blank. Where is my mind!?!! I forgot it was Glee! So excited!

    Anywhoze, yes, gosh your food looks fab. I love how creative you are in the kitch!

  4. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on June 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I can’t wait to see how your tart comes out. Your shell looks beautiful! My sister in law just gave me an entire bag of all different types of fresh lettuce from her garden…ahhhh-mazing!

  5. Katie on June 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    U are quit the macaroon goddess!! Love it! Im sure the person who won purchased those for Angelas Shop for a cause are going to be in heaven after eating those, and how sweet the other goodies you put in there!!!! I spy a ginger chew!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh love those dang things!!!

    Hope you have a great night! xoxo

  6. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on June 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    That’s so cool to dehydrate a tart crust – i never even thought of something like that. I am impressed if you didn’t do a lot of quality control with those delicious looking treats – I sure would have!

  7. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on June 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I love vegan treats! Ah, I wish we were neighbors 😉

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm

      me too, sometimes i need help eating all of this stuff! thank goodness my friends like vegan treats 🙂

  8. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on June 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    YUM!!! And that reminds me that I haven’t made any Super Charge Me Cookies in way way too long..

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on June 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Oooh, that picture of the tart looks so good! Hoping yours comes up just like it. 🙂

  10. Bethany (More Fruit Please) on June 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Nice comment on having chocolate cherry bombs on days that in “y”! Love it! And I had to stop and think about that one for a second.

  11. Naomi on June 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    the shell looks PERFECT!!! I am on a sun warrior kick right now, using it in oats, baked goods and LOVE it! I want to try the chocolate next!

  12. RhodeyGirl on June 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I would switch up my greens if I could, but I am just too obsessed with arugula! When it is in season I can’t get enough of it!

  13. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on June 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I would not be able to control myself around those treats! Yum!!!

  14. christina cadden on June 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    It all looks so good!

  15. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on June 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I need to try nutritional yeast with my eggs! It’s so cheesy and awesome. 🙂


  16. babs on June 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    all those roons look very, very tempting 🙂

  17. Jenny on June 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I love your macaroons! Erin is one lucky lady!

  18. Paige (Running Around Normal) on June 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Lucky winner!! The vegan goods look amazing – as does the tart shell. Beautiful!

  19. Erin Edwards on June 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The package looks fabulous, thank you <3

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm

      no prob, i hope you like it! 🙂

  20. Hannah on June 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    hi gina
    i just bought a food dehydrator and am wondering what you use yours for on a regular basis (apart from the roons!!haha)

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm

      fruit leather, veggie chips, raw onion bread, rawnola, kale chips and almond flour

  21. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    oh girl, you had me a gaaaaahlick 🙂 can’t wait to see that one!

  22. Sarah @ cocoanutshakes on June 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Haha you really did have a delicious day and that package looks amazing! ALSO! I have to massively thank you for introducing me to Insanity. I just started and I feel so great after all of the workouts. It’s so much fun!!

  23. Whitney@Whitinspired on June 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Yum. That tart shell looks pretty perfect! Can’t wait for Glee either…I saw the “Another One Bites the Dust” promo and died.

  24. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    i want a dehydrator so bad, maybe i’ll get one for my birthday (next week) too bad open sky doesnt ship to Canada, that sucks 🙁

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      i’m hoping they change that sometime soon!

  25. kristi (sweet cheeks) on June 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I just bought some millet bread last weekend and am IN LOVE!!!! Life is not the same anymore, hahah!

    I want those cookies!!

  26. Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries on June 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I made the super charge me cookies for the first time this past weekend and loved them!! Oh and I am on such a millet bread + almond butter kick. Yumm!

  27. Stephanie on June 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    What is different about millet bread? taste, texture? I’m curious, it’s pricer than others….wondering if it’s worth it for me to take the plunge. =)

    Have you ever given you recipe for the macaroons? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was top secret…. =) No worries if that’s the case…Just didn’t know if I missed it. lol

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      taste and texture. it’s sweet, dense and chewy!
      yes, it’s top secret for now 🙂

  28. amyjogo on June 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Holy cow! Erin hit the jackpot after winning your cookies. I’m so jealous. lol

  29. Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) on June 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Gorgeous desserts! You really are quite the chef!

  30. Kat on June 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    That is my favorite Matthew Kenney cookbook, his eggplant bacon is the YUM!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

      the eggplant bacon is one of my favorite things ever 🙂

  31. Lorin on June 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I have a question about the elliptical machines. I just tried it out for the first tonight and I did your elliptical workout. But, when I tried to go super fast, I felt like I was about to fall off because my heels kept coming up. Also, are you supposed to straighten your knee or keep it bent because it felt kinda weird sometimes during the workout since it kept straightening out.

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 8:32 am

      try to always keep your knees slightly bent. if your legs are going too crazy when you speed up, you may need to add more resistance for more control- make sure to push down as you pedal

  32. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on June 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    You little baker you! I can’t wait to see what your raw tart looks like (:

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 8:31 am

      hahah i was little betty crocker yesterday 🙂

  33. clemmy on June 2, 2010 at 3:46 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE garlic 🙂
    cant wait to see what culinary magic you sprinkle over that badboy!!
    brilliant blog by the way, you rock x

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 8:29 am

      thank you!!

  34. Casey on June 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Oh wow, those macaroons and cookies look ah-mazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  35. CaSaundra on June 2, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Wow–you definitely have been busy in the kitchen!! Everything looks fabulous 🙂

  36. denise on June 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    love your place-mats in the previous post. Mind sharing where you got them?

    • Fitnessista on June 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm

      pier 1 🙂

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