Hey everyone! WHOA! Looks like ya’ll want some macaroons πŸ˜€ I love reading about the things that make you happy. Keep those entries rolling in and I’ll announce the winner in the am.

Today has been bueno, but I woke up with eye goobies (seksi, right? haha), a sandpaper throat and a stuffy nose. The allergy punks are back.

I decided to fight whatever it with some green elixir:


All into the juicer and stirred up with 1/2 T coconut oil and 1/2 t spirulina

juice (2)


I checked emails and the blog world, then made some raw oatmeal and a trough of tea before heading off to work.

Last night, I had put 1/3 cup oat groats to soak:


I drained the oats, put them into the food processor with 1/2 banana, almond milk, 1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior, mesquite and cinnamon, then topped the mixture with the other banana half (sliced) and a blob of almond butter.

oats (2)

At the gym, it felt so weird to start the day without a strength workout and gab fest with the girls (I’m taking the week off since the half mary is next Sunday). I made some phone calls and set up a boatload of training appointments, then hit up Wizzle for some groceries.

The pilot has been working like crazy lately, so I thought I’d surprise him with White Enchiladas to greet him when he comes home.

The sauce:


The enchi’s before the blanket of cheese:


I baked them covered in foil for 20 minutes at 375* and all he has to do is bake them for 15 minutes, remove the foil, then bake and additional 15 minutes when he gets home.

For lunch, I was anxious to whack into the organic head of cauliflower I purchased.

I made my Raw Apricot Mint and Cauliflower Rice Dolmas using soaked organic raisins in lieu of the apricots and romaine leaves instead of the chard.

They were pretty stinking delicious:

rice and wrap

(x4- every time the plate was empty, I refilled until the rice was gone)

I went back to work for a while and am now chilling at the casa, snacking on millet bread and choreographing for Zumba.

Hope you’re having a wonderful day  <3



Zumba Song of the Day: β€œLos Campeones de la Salsa” by Willy Chirino

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    i LOVE that zumba song…dancing in my desk chair right now πŸ™‚ i really like your idea for the dolmas with raisins…sounds fabulous! hope you feel better πŸ™‚

  2. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on March 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Will you please come cook for me??? πŸ˜‰ Pretty please.

    I tried my first ZUMBA class over the weekend! LOVED it! Despite tripping over my feet a few times, it was such a BLAST! πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!!! <3


  3. Tyler Ramey on March 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Those white enchiladas look like heeeeeeaven on earth. Lucky pilot! Disney is coming up soon!!! Are you excited?!?!

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm

      more nervous than excited, but yes πŸ™‚

  4. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on March 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Ooooh I gotta add some coconut oil to my smoothies/juices! What a great idea. I bet it tastes heavenly.

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet on March 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Oh goodness those enchiladas look incredible, girl! Yum yum!

  6. Emily N on March 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Those enchiladas look gooooooooood:)

  7. Abby on March 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Hey Gina! I made your sweet potato chili with a different version of corn bread (a vegan one I found elsewhere) last night for a small dinner party and it was a hit! I said, “warning: I have not tried this recipe, but it comes highly recommended!” Needless to say, everyone enjoyed it! I garnished it with cilantro, tofutti sour cream, and gave everyone lime wedges. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Danielle (Coffee Run) on March 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Raw oatmeal?? I’m very intrigued πŸ˜€ They sell oat groats at my local store. What’s the texture like? Is it more/less filling?

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

      i thought it was more filling, but maybe i’ll biased πŸ˜‰
      anyway, it was very satisfying for a bfast
      the texture is a little chewier than reg oats

  9. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    That lunch looks awesome! What are the texture of the blended groats?


  10. Krysta on March 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Oh goodness those enchiladas look amazing!

  11. Kate Austen on March 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I’m allergic to bananas. Any suggestions on a “filler” for my smoothies besides yogurt? Thanks!

  12. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on March 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Raw oatmeal? Yum! And those enchiladas look SO good! You’re a kitchen goddess πŸ™‚

  13. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on March 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I’m trying Zumba tonight and am SOOOOOOOO excited!!

  14. Kalli@fitandfortysomething.com on March 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    You are so good with the raw food…..If you were my chef I would have no problem eating raw all the time. Well except for the wine!
    And you are a wonderful wifey……the pilot is lucky.

  15. Lauren @ eater not a runner on March 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    What a lucky guy to come home to a dinner like that!

  16. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on March 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I think every boyfriend and husband wants to be at your house for dinner tonight! I’ll take some of your raw lunch too! πŸ™‚

  17. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on March 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Lucky pilot getting the royal eats treatment! I luv white enchiladas, that’s usually all I make.

  18. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Yummers! your food always looks so awesome

    ps: Zumba rocks my face off!

  19. Lisa on March 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Yea, I’ve seen pollen everywhere – Spring is around the corner!! I gotta try your enchiladas – yuuummm!

  20. Jenn @ Livewellfit on March 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Buggar! My allergy nasties are back as well! Actually they’ve been around for a week now and I”m getting frustrated. πŸ™‚ I did carrot n ginger juice today in hopes for some extra vitamin c and carotene kick!

  21. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on March 1, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Ooh, those modified Raw Apricot Mint and Cauliflower Rice Dolmas look great. And the oatmeal. I’ve never tried raw oats!

  22. christina cadden on March 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Those enchiladas look great!

  23. brittney on March 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    First Zumba class coming up on Saturday. Look out for flying feet!

    Thanks for the inspiration to try it out.

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

      whoo hoo! i hope you love it πŸ™‚

  24. Kelly on March 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I love cooking for my bf, the boys always appreciate the food so much more. He always inhales everything and immediately looks around for seconds.

  25. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on March 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    The pilot is so lucky…those enchiladas look so good!!! Hope you’re feeling better….I get allergies often too. I take a Claritin everyday or all hell breaks loose. πŸ™‚

  26. Roro on March 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Thank You for playing My Song Tonight…?
    Had Fun you worked us tonight!!! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm

      no prob! i didn’t forget about you πŸ˜‰
      YES πŸ™‚
      i always have fun teaching <3

  27. Anna on March 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Damn straight we want those macaroons! Those things are infamous in the blog world.

  28. Diana on March 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I LOVE dolmas. I always used to order extras on my salad whenever I was at a Greek restaurant. I think I’ll have to give your cauliflower “rice” version a try!

  29. K from ksgoodeats on March 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I need to remember to pick up romaine next time I’m at the store so I can try some of these delish eats!! It looks so crunchy and refreshing!

  30. Melissa on March 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Hey Gina,

    This is unrelated to this post, but I figure I’ll ask anyway πŸ™‚ Do you find that you’re colder when you eat all raw? I did the Blueprint Cleanse (three days, all juices, about 1200+ cals) about a week and a half ago, and the directions were to eat fruit/veggies for the few days after. I figured I’d take that time to try to be all raw…so I was raw for 5 days (other than a random cup of unsweetened green tea to get warm). Overall, I was FREEZING…I just could not get warm. I never had that happen to me before. And as soon as I started eating cooked foods again, my body temp seemed to level off and I’ve felt fine. Have u ever heard someone complain about this before?

  31. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on March 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    CHEESE CHeESE CHEESE!!!!! haha omg, I gave that up for lent and now after seeing those photos I am craving it like a mad woman! haha don’t worry I won’t break but I can’t wait to get some cheese enchiladas as soon as lent is over!

  32. Neha on March 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Can you please give a vegetarian variation for the white enchiladas?
    I figure I can use beans and veggies for the filling, but what about the sauce?

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm

      i’d do cannelini beans and spinach for the filling, and for the sauce, use amy’s cream of mushroom soup instead of the chicken.. thin it out with some plain almond milk or soy milk. that should work perfectly πŸ™‚

  33. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on March 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    hope you feel better soon!

  34. ashley nicole on March 2, 2010 at 8:38 am


    where do i buy Sun Warrior (what section of the store) and what is mesquite? thanks!

    • Fitnessista on March 2, 2010 at 8:53 am

      i get sun warrior from amazon and mesquite is a nutritional supplement and tastes sweet like carob

  35. Becca on March 2, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Gina, I love your words. You use the best words- “munching” a bfast cookie, a “trough” of tea,etc. Sounds like you’re really just chatting with friends, and that makes it fun to read your blog.
    Plus I love your food. Last week I saw the Sweet Potato-Black Bean Chili and bookmarked the recipe to try sometime, and last night (at midnight!) I made it for myself. Breakfast was wonderful!
    I’m going to be checking out more recipes asap!

    • Fitnessista on March 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      thanks, girl!
      so glad you liked the chili πŸ™‚

  36. Samantha on March 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    mmm those enchiladas look delicious!

  37. Kristilyn (My 29th Year) on March 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    That juice looks great! I’ll have to try spirulina sometime – you always mention it and now curiosity has got the best of me. πŸ™‚


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