I’ve got the flour

Hey friends Smile Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start.

Last night, I was still feeling a little out of sorts, so the Madre made me a hummus sandwich on brown rice bread. It was the only thing that sounded really good.

hummus sandwich

It was pretty much amazing. Hummus, tomatoes, cucumber, arugula and balsamic.

We hung out for a little while, and the family who is adopting Vies at the end of the month came to visit and play with her. She LOVES them. It definitely breaks my heart, but I know it’s going to be so much better this way <3


My brother wanted to go late-night shopping and since the stores didn’t close until 11 last night (crazy!) we hit up a few places.

In between stops, we got our sweet tooth fixes.


A short soy no whip hot chocolate in a sad excuse for a snowman cup. Winking smile

We shopped it up –I bought a new foam roller since I accidentally left mine in Orlando- and came back to the casa for Four Christmases.

This morning, I was stoked to try out this stuff in my cereal:

peanut flour

Peanut flour! I’ve been seeing this around blogs forever, and even though almonds have replaced peanuts in my life for the most part, I thought I’d give it a whirl.

I mixed some in with 1/2 C uncooked oats, 1 scoop of Sun Warrior and 1 C almond milk, topped with cinnamon.

oats (2)

+ peppermint green tea


The peanut flour verdict? Not a huge fan. It tasted super peanutty and kinda bitter.

Maybe I just need to experiment and use it a different way. Any ideas??

Well I’m off to do the weights + spin thang and then coming back to the casa to create a new recipe I’ve had on the brain Smile

See ya later today!



Today’s workout jam: “Stereo Love” by Edward Maya

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  1. Heather (Perspective Is Everything) on December 13, 2010 at 10:09 am

    ooooh-the peanut flour is super good in plain or vanilla yogurt 🙂 i like to add one packet of Stevia in the Raw to sweeten it up a bit.
    it’s also great mixed with mashed banana.
    can’t wait to see what your new recipe is.

  2. Jackie (ananda prana) on December 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I don’t think I’d like peanut flour… nothin’ wrong with the real thing! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? 😉

    Loved the movie Four Christmases. I’m a huge Vince Vaughn fan!

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      i love him too!

  3. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on December 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I’ve been wanting to try peanut flour for a long time too after seeing it on so many blogs. I’ve yet to track it down but I’ve heard it’s good in protein pancakes so I might give them a try. Have a great day Gina! 🙂

  4. Julia on December 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I must have missed a post – I didn’t know you had to find a new home for Viesa. Are you only allowed one dog at your new place?

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      no, bella and viesa don’t always get along. viesa is amazing, but she’s dominant and has tried to eat bella a couple of times. last time it happened, bella got badly injured and we ended up at the pet hospital. vies just needs to be with a family where she’s the only pet

  5. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on December 13, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I’ve tried peanut flour in some baking recipes (I subbed it in for a few TBSPs of regular flour) — it is definitely peanutty! Other than that its been sitting in my cupboard…

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on December 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I love this title. I’m currently covered in flour from head to toe and baking up a storm!

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      what time can i come over? 🙂

  7. Michelle C on December 13, 2010 at 10:22 am

    From one pup mom to another I super respect you doing right by both Viesa and Bella. I can only imagine how hard it will be but it’s great that she loves the family who will be adopting her.

    I kinda love the peanut flour in smoothies! With a banana and coco powder it’s beyond awesome!

  8. Lauren on December 13, 2010 at 10:24 am

    My suggetion would be…..Peanut butter cookies!

  9. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on December 13, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I found that I’m not a huge fun of peanuts either after replacing them with almonds. They’re almost too sweet and too heavy for me.

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      once you go almond, you never go back 🙂

  10. Jen on December 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I’ve heard that you need to add salt to the PB flour. That might help with the bitter taste!

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      ohhhh! good to know 🙂

  11. Lindsey on December 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I recently used PB flour to make a spicy peanut sauce for this dish I made. It was AWESOME for that! But, I think the key might be mixing it with a pinch of sugar and salt before adding it into anything.

  12. Carla on December 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    im an not a big fan of peanuts but I do have some almond pulp form this mornings almond milk dehydrating right now so I can make some almond flour. Peanuts just have such a strong taste to them :/ That sammy looks amazing and you have officially insired me to make some hummus today. I havent made any in a while and and i forgot how yummy it is on sammy’s Enjoy the day its supposed to be amazing all week long!!!!!

  13. Anna on December 13, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Funny, I just tried peanut flour as well this morning! I made a paste/sauce by diluting it with a combo of soymilk/water and adding some kosher salt. I had it on top of oats cooked with soy milk, water, pumpkin, cinn, ground ginger and topped with maple syrup. Not bad, but there is a lot to be said for the great mouthfeel from actual nut butters. However, I think this will be a great alternative for the days when I am craving a lighter breakfast but still want the peanut taste (sometimes nut butters sit like a rock in my stomach).

  14. Lisa on December 13, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I definitely agree about the peanut flour! Almonds are number one for me!

  15. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 13, 2010 at 10:38 am

    aw, i didn’t realize you were giving Viesa away! at least it’s to a family that loves her and is going to give her a great home 🙂 and peanut flour? i have to admit, i’m a little intimidated by it!

  16. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 13, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I haven’t had the peanut flour yet, but I’ve heard if you add a little salt and a little sugar (stevia, honey, whatevs) it makes it taste amazing! 🙂

  17. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) on December 13, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Haven’t tried peanut flour, only just heard of it recently!

    I love your coffee mug! Mind if I ask where you got it?

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      my nana got it for me- i have no idea where she got it, but i love it 🙂

  18. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on December 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Almonds will always have my heart, but I’ve really fallen for the peanut flour 🙂 All I do is add some almond milk, cinnamon, and a few drops of vanilla stevia and eat it with a banana or apple. You can make the consistency however you like which is great- either super thick or runny as a dip. LOVE! The stats on it are great- awesome source of protein!

  19. Silvia on December 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Gina, not sure about using the peanut flour raw… it might works in baked goods or maybe pancakes. There is a powdered peanut butter, basically dehydrated and ground peanuts (called PB2). It has a lot less fat and can be made into “peanut butter” again by mixing in some water (or oil). Definitely a good option to add peanut flavor to things. And tasty!

  20. Ashley on December 13, 2010 at 10:51 am

    The quote on your cup is one of my favorites. Have a good day!

  21. Leticia on December 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I actually love peanut flour! Ever since I put a temporary ban on nut butters for my self (because I get addicted!), I needed to find a substitute. Along with water, I will sometimes add cocoa powder and a tiny bit of a nut oil (walnut usually), just for extra flavor. I’ll use the end result to mix in oats, smoothies, and sweet potatoes!

  22. Shanna on December 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

    So happy that Vies likes her new family. I can imagine how hard this is for you…

  23. Kristina @ spabettie on December 13, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I love that mug quote… I have it on a few things… and it is Most Definitely the outlook I have and the way I approach life!

    I can tell you do too <3

  24. Allison on December 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

    i happy that Viesa will be going to people you know and you will still be able to see her, and im really happy that she loves them! makes the transition a lot better . she’s such an angel. ill miss her face

    Ooh yumm hummus, i gotta make another batch this week, my bf devours it so i need to make lots

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

      i’ll miss her face too 🙁 but am so glad that she’s going to an amazing couple, who live close by and will send us pics 🙂

  25. Hollie on December 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I prefer Maranatha Creamy PB, but the flour is ok if i’ve already had too much PB for a day. 🙂

    I ordered a foam roller when you had the Halloween promotion but have not used it yet- not sure how. Do you have a detailed post about foam rolling? (And if not….reader request!!!) 🙂

    Thanks! Hope you have a great Monday!


  26. Kim on December 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

    On peanut flour: I was super disappointed at first. I don’t like it in “sweets” like oatmeal or yogurt BUT it makes a mean peanut sauce/dressing, and I’ve found I really like it in savory combos. It also makes a good peanut soup: veg broth + a scoop of pumpkin + peanut flour = delicious soup. Add garbanzos and spinach if you’re feeling crazy… and obviously sriracha.

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      that sounds lovely!

  27. Moni'sMeals on December 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I too just bought some peanut flour 2 days ago and have not experimented yet, I’ll let you know. 🙂

  28. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 13, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I have Peanut Butter GF Vegan Choc Chip cookies that use the peanut flour.

    And also roasted chickpeas w/ cinny, sugar, peanut flour…they are heavenly!

    Both recipes are on my site.

    I never just eat the peanut flour straight up. And I do know some girls make “light” peanut butter, i.e. just peanut flour + water. Like a paste but honestly that would be far too bitter/chalky for me. I only use peanut flour IN recipes, not as a stand-alone.

    You will find your peanut flour groove…I had mine for over 4 MONTHS before I even opened it and tried it! ha!


  29. Mansee on December 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I can never get over how beautiful Viesa is! I’m so glad you guys found a wonderful home for her 🙂

  30. Lauren on December 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Any update on the Sun Warrior promo? Did I totally miss it? I wanted to buy some for Christmas presents, ha.

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      it’s actually happening this week! we’re going to have a “follow” page and those who sign up will get the promo. i’ll definitely post the link when i have it!

  31. Diana on December 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I use peanut flour to make chocolate peanut butter smoothies: 1 cup almond/soy milk, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup peanut flour, 1T coco powder, 1t vanilla extract, dash salt. To quote the Fitnessista, “foodgasms.” 🙂

  32. Holly on December 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about veisa – I’m going to miss her and I know it must be so hard on you. She’s been blessed to have such a loving owner and I know you’re doing the best thing by giving her a new home with a loving family.

  33. Mimi on December 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

    It sounds wonderful that you’ve already found a loving family for Veisa. I bet that will make the transition a little easier!

    I’ve been wanting to try the peanut flour, but I’m not sure how I’d use it either. I am a fan of peanuts and peanut butter, so I figure I’d like it…

  34. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on December 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I make a paste out of mine by mixing it with water, a bit of maple syrup and cinnamon. Sooo much better that way- I agree that it’s kind of weird on its own!! And I’m glad Viesa likes the new family. Keeping you in my thoughts till the end of the month- enjoy your time with her!!

  35. Cassi on December 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I make GF vegan peanut butter cookies with just a banana melted on the stove and peanut butter flour stirred in. I then top each one with a vegan chocolate chip–makes about 6 little cookies. Delicious.

  36. Clare @ Fitting It All In on December 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    hmm I’ve had an unopened bag of Peanut Flour in the pantry that I’m nervous to use. I’ll be careful now! Sounds like some sweetener is necessary.

    Tried your Bfast cookie dough cereal today — taste is spot on!

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

      glad you liked it!

  37. lindsay on December 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I wish they made almond flour versus meal but PB flour is quite tasty in oats. I wish we had a trader joes. Hope your monday is a great one and your feelin’ better!

  38. Amanda on December 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    How come you’re giving away Viesa? That’s sad : (

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm

      because viesa doesn’t always get along with bella. she’s attacked her a few times and bella was badly injured last time. she needs to be with a family where she’s the only pet.

  39. nicole on December 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I still want to try peanut flour too. Love that song right now.

  40. Rachel on December 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I love peanut flour! I had to ban pb, because it can get uncontrollable for me. So I’ll make a peanut paste, with pb flour, a little sweetener and a bit of salt, and almond milk. I usually make it super thick and put it on top of oats or toast. Its also good mixed with a mushed up banana. Peanut flour pancakes, or cookies. you can sub out some regular flour for it. It tastes so much better if you add sweetener and a touch of salt. cinnamon is also good. And the amount of protein per 1/4 cup is awesome!

  41. Taylor on December 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Sad you didn’t like it so much! I love it mixed with overnight oats or in yogurt

  42. Amanda/RunningOnCoffee on December 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    What size foam roller did you get? I’m looking into getting one, and don’t know where to start!

  43. kelli on December 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Add some salt to it, it makes it taste amazing!

  44. Suzanne on December 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Peanut flour + a little salt+ stevia +dark cocoa powder +a weeee bit of almond milk or water…..combine and make a thick paste…either put in freezer as is or spread on some sort of light, flavorless cracker (like a brown rice crisp or something) and then freeze

    voila, in a few hours, YOU HAVE A FROZEN HIGH PROTEIN REESE’S that is so freaking delicious that I promise Jesus will be Dance Trancing on your tongue!!

  45. Jaclyn on December 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I agree – with all the PB flour hype, I thought it was kind of a let down!
    However, I do think its pretty good mixed with choco vega!!

  46. Kim on December 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    My favorite use for peanut flour is in a post workout smoothie. Organic milk, peanut flour, protein powder and a squeeze of Trader Joe’s Organic Moo Chocolate Syrup. I could have this everyday and never get sick of it!

  47. Tamar on December 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I’m obsessed with the peanut flour, but I also love the taste of peanuts. Almonds are much milder. You HAVE to add salt though; I don’t think it tastes bitter then. My favorite thing I’ve made is mixing it with soy sauce and enough water to make it runny; it makes an awesome dressing for pasta or salad and the taste of the peanuts is diluted with all of the water.

  48. Whitney @ Blooming Significance on December 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve seen Peanut Flour used with Chick Peas and cinnamon and sugar. Looked pretty yummy. Hope AZ is going great!

  49. Eileen on December 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Add a little bit of sea salt to it and it taste better. I love it in smoothies.

  50. Maya on December 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    You need to add sea salt and stevia to the peanut flour! Emily at the Front Burner has a good peanut flour explanation.

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      i’ve read her review before- just need to find the link!

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