Dude, where’s my kombucha?

Hi friends 🙂 Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start <3

Catching up on the blog world?

Here’s what went down this weekend:

Amazing dinner with blog friends

Veg fest, Dance Trance, Millennia Mall and Indian food

The Pilot’s birthday


Some recent eats:


Kale beast!

An entire bunch of organic kale + some grape tomaters, massaged with EVOO, Gahhhhlic Gold, Nama Shoyu, rice vinegar, sea salt, lemon juice, cayenne and pepper

+ Amy’s refried beans with Daiya


Random dinner, but it was pretty glorious 🙂

This morning, I woke up bright and early for a weights sesh and spin class with my friend Sara. Spin was AMAZING (my leggies were on FIYAH!) and I did the first Bridal Bootcamp workout. Holy arms! Love it- hope you guys are enjoying it, too.

B-fast of champions was a dip into the almond butter jar (ok, a long and leisurely swim in the AB jar) and THIS:


Green-a-colada in a bowl topped with some oats

Plan for the day:

-Book proposal ninja kick + blog work

-Post office

-Snobby Joe’s (!)

-Find a pair of seksi black boots

-Savor the flavor of this…..


KOMBUCHA IS BACK! After it disappeared from store shelves for its alcohol content (which is poppycock <— funniest word ever), I had missed it dearly.

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Kombucha and I have had a weird love history. It’s like the kid in middle school that you don’t really like but he suddenly gets super hot in high school and you have a mad crush on him. In the beginning, I didn’t like kombucha AT ALL, but I’ve been a huge fan for the past year or so 🙂

Well I’m out like sauerkraut- hope you have a lovely Monday!

See ya later today <3



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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I actually like Kombucha too. I like the “zing!”

  2. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 25, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I am the same as you when it comes to Kombucha — the first few times I tried I did not like it. But then it kind of grew on me and then suddenly it was pulled from the shelves 🙁 I need to track some down pronto.

    I love your one-eyed Kale Beast — one lone grape tomato for an eye 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 10:47 am

      hahah! there were more buried at the bottom 🙂

  3. Jenn on October 25, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Hey Gina! What are your thoughts on the kombucha haters that say it’s pointless to drink since there’s no published research on the benefits? Just wondering!

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 10:46 am

      if they deny the power of probiotics, it’s their loss 😉 more kombucha for me! haha

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on October 25, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I only tried kombucha once before it was pulled. I guess it’s time to try it again–if my store has started stocking it.

  5. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 25, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Kombucha is one of those things that I wish I liked but just can’t get a taste for. Hope you find the black boots! I’m looking for some myself so let us know what you find. 😀

  6. Laury @ thefitnessdish on October 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I got me some Kombucha last week….twas amazing to have it again, finally!!!! I have been in mad withdrawal….and refuse to brew it myself as of yet. So afraid the stinky mushroom process will gross me out, I like having the flavorful bottles that someone else brewed.

    You know that you are not supposed to down the whole bottle though….I did not used to know this, when I first started drinking it I think I over-consumed. It is acidic in nature, so it can cause some acidosis if we drink too much! A bottle should last 2-3 days. It’s a medicinal beverage, so we should watch the amount we drink at a time– you may know this already but thought I would pass it along 🙂

    Happy Birthday to The Pilot!

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 10:50 am

      yup, i sip on it.. it usually takes me 2 days to finish one 🙂

  7. allison @ thesundayflog on October 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

    i’m pretty sure whole fods uses daiya on my made-to-order veggie burgers. i’m on the hunt to find out fo sho!

  8. kathleen on October 25, 2010 at 11:15 am

    a health food store in pittsburgh got it in 3 weeks ago but whole foods just started stocking it again. while on my last shopping trip i wanted to drink one as i was shopping. unfortunately, it was a super bubble one and i ended up making a mess in one of the isles trying to open it. so there i was trying to wipe kombucha up off the floor non-chalantly with a hankerchief i had in my bag as i am pretending to shop in the bottom row for chocolate bars…

  9. monicanelsonfitness on October 25, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I am so glad I am not the only one who had withdrawls when they pulled it from the shelves.:) I am so happy it is back. My husband actually is the trainer to the Dad (who’s son invented Kombocha.) We do not get any discounts though!! 🙁

  10. Clare @ Fitting It All In on October 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Hearing you say you want some new black boots reminded me of the new site I just subscribed to. Have you heard of ShoeDazzle?? You fill out a style survey and then once a month they prepare a “showroom” of awesome shoes for you. And each shoe is only $39.95 including some fantastic boots!! There are handbags too:)

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      never heard of it! awesome 🙂

  11. Ashley on October 25, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I used to HATE kombucha and now I’m pretty much in love with it. I think it’s weird that I kept buying it…trying to see if I would like it each time. I think they really get you to keep trying it b/c of all the pretty colors. Damn marketing 😉 And now I’m hooked.

  12. Heather (Heather's Dish) on October 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    i wish i liked kombucha…i’ve tried so many kinds and flavors and just don’t love it!

  13. Amanda (Eating Up) on October 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I haven’t tried Kombucha yet, but I’m very intrigued.

  14. Lauren on October 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I just made you Snobby Joes recipe for the first time yesterday

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      did you like them???

  15. Stefanie on October 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    That green-a-colada looks delish!!! I have loved Kombucha from first sip. Gingerade is one of my favorites! 🙂

  16. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on October 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    So glad kombucha is BACK!! Though I was still finding it at random NYC delis during its hiatus 🙂

    Random question, but how dressy are you going for the two evening events at Foodbuzz? I have a couple of outfit options in mind but I have no idea what everyone else will be wearing!!

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      i’m going cute but not too dressy fri night (sweater dress and boots) and cocktail dress and heels on sat- what about you??

  17. Maria on October 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Yes, Kombucha is sooo good. I’m so glad it’s back in the US, should be shipped over to us in the UK pretty soon then ! xxx

  18. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I’m picking up some kombucha today and I’m muy excited!!

  19. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on October 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I think most people have that relationship with “booch” 🙂 I know I did! I hated the first one, but by my fourth or fifth one, I was in love!

  20. Tina on October 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I was SO excited to see my beloved Kombucha back on the shelves, but I did notice its lessy bubbly and fizzy than it use to be! Oh well I’ll take it anyway!

  21. Whitney on October 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I love kombucha. I drink it every morning. It is a great way to continue your morning detox. Plus it is so tasty. My favs are “Gingerberry”, “Citrus”, and “Cranberry.” Yummmy.

  22. Matt on October 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I am a huge fan of Kombucha too! I drink one everyday 😉

  23. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the link love!!!
    I still can’t get used to kombucha. I keep trying it, and i still can’t stand it. Maybe one day?

  24. Betsy on October 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Dude, how can I thank you enough for your support?? You’re awesome! <3 <3 <3 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

      YOU’RE awesome! even though i’ve been a lurker, i’ve been reading and voting for ya this whole time 🙂

  25. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on October 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Yes! I just found kombucha on the shelves again and got to redeem some free coupons I had for it. It was the first time that I had it and had a hard time getting over the vinegar taste. Do you drink it plain? Do you enjoy the taste? I am trying to like it!

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

      you’ll like the tang eventually- that’s how it was for me at least 🙂

  26. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I love kombucha! I dont know what I was waiting for…but once I tried it I knew I had to start making my own…and I did! Fermented foods are sooo good for us that anything we can do to help our body get a little good bacteria going, is a great thing.

    Poppycock…LOL. There used to be a candy called that. It’s like a salted peanut popcorn mix. My grandma used to eat it and we’d give her a container of poppycock for Xmas. Random but true story 🙂

  27. Mo on October 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Not only are you responsible for getting me hooked on kombucha (right before it was yanked), but now you are the first to let me know it is back. I’m so giddy I can barely sit still – where did you see it available? Thanks for the info!


  28. Lisa on October 25, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I love kombucha. It has so so so many health benefits!

  29. Jody on October 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Ok, you’ve inspired me. I have some Kombucha in the fridge that I’ve been meaning to try, but I’m kind of scared. I’m going to give it a go tonight and hope that I like it!

  30. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on October 25, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I was the same way about Kombucha– I hated it the first time I tried it! Blech! But then, it kinda grows on ya… maybe it was the alcohol content?! LOL 😉

  31. Amanda on October 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I went to a Kombucha making workshop on Saturday and thought of you! I didn’t know Kombucha was back in stores until that and I immedietly went to get some after the workshop. I remember your adventures in Kombucha-making while you were in culinary school. Have you heard of water Kefir?? It is just like Kombucha but more mild tasting but still full of probiotics and enzymes. Most importantly it’s a zillion times easier to make! I have my first batch going right now, it only needs to ferment for 48-72 hours which is nice. I don’t know anyone that makes water kefir but I’ll be spreading the kefir love in 24 more hours haha!

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      the pure2raw twins make it, too! let me know how it turns out- i’ve never tried it

  32. natalie on October 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I dont like kombucha..:( i really wish i did..you ladies have got me motivated to try it again

  33. Meaghen on October 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I had no idea about Kombucha being pulled off shelves for its alcohol content. I’ve never tried it. It’s not really my thing. I feel pretty healthy without swallowing that live bacteria… that’s what it is, right? I’m pretty content with just my regular water and one daily coffee! 🙂

  34. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Kombucha is yet another bloggie food I haven’t tried. I can’t wait to give it a go! 😀

  35. Menden on October 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Weird – I totally re-introduced kombucha back into my life this week as well! I saw it at Whole Foods and decided to stock up…so glad it’s back 🙂

  36. Mi-An Dela Cruz on October 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I LOVE kombucha alsoo!!! one of my favorite drinks! i just read one of the comments that you’re suppose to make it last 2-3 days…didn’t know that! mine lasts 2 days though bc it’s not a cheap drink you know so i gotta maximize what i pay for! but good to know!

  37. Shelby on October 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Ahh Kombucha’s back?!? Must get some NOW! I have missed it dearly. I didn’t like it at all at first but now I love that fizzy feeling.

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