Lead legs and pancakes

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday to ya ๐Ÿ˜€

The rest of yesterday was bueno and I actually had a disaster-free work night! Miraculous, I know ๐Ÿ˜€

Before leaving for work, I made myself an open-faced salad with some of the goodies I picked up at the health food store.


Organic kale, leftover sushi veggies, raw rice, and kelp noodle dressing, topped with dulse

Good thing no one was here to watch me eat it. I folded up each leaf and ate it taco-style, with fillings and dressing going everywhere. Not a first date kinda meal, but it was definitely delicious ๐Ÿ˜€

Work was pretty bueno and I manned the dessert/pastry station like a champ. I didnโ€™t cut myself (yes!) and got all of the orders plated and out pretty quickly if I say so myself ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m finally starting to get into a groove over there.

Dinner was a Spice-C smoothie (we made this one in class and I fell in love instantly. Spicy smoothies are totally my thing)


Fresh blood orange juice, frozen pineapple, goji berries, cayenne, and lime juice

Then I came home, and had a sleepover with Michelle ๐Ÿ˜€

We woke up not-too-early this morning, determined to finally get our outside run in. For the first time in over a week, the sun was shining!! Too bad we rolled out of bed crying about our yoga aches and pains. Yoga yesterday was seriously evil. I feel sore in places that havenโ€™t been sore in a loooong time, which is definitely a good thing but not so much when youโ€™re trying to run.

I had half this Lara before leaving:


And we set out.

My legs felt like LEAD and it was the hardest 3.5 miles Iโ€™ve ever ran. We both decided to call it quits after that and go to bfast instead ๐Ÿ˜€

We hit up 105degrees because their bfast menu is seriously incredible.

Iโ€™m sorry if you guys are getting sick of pics from there, but I just canโ€™t get enough!

I ordered the cocoberry milkshake


Wild Berries, Banana, Raw Coconut Butter, Peruvian Maca, Cacao Nibs

Arenโ€™t the glass straws awesome???!!

And the wild blueberry pancakes


So. Freaking. Good.

Iโ€™m seriously getting spoiled hereโ€”what am I going to do when I donโ€™t have access to all of this food in a couple of weeks?? Guess Iโ€™ll be going through withdrawals, or cooking a LOT. I have a feeling Iโ€™ll roll with the latter, especially since I know how to make all of this now ๐Ÿ˜€

Iโ€™m back at the hotel-casa, doing laundry and decided to whip out this bad johnny.


KOMBUCHA! Or as I prefer to call it, kom-blech-cha.

I really, really, want to like this stuff because it is good for you, but I have to acquire a taste for it. Hopefully it will happen soon- I have a couple of new flavors to try. I was feeling brave and opened the bottle, took a gulp and got a mouthful of bacteria strands. No joke, I had to chew it. Thanks kombucha, ya jerk. Iโ€™m still sipping along and at this pace, I might finish the bottle by Friday ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you have a very happy Sunday!



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  1. Dori on September 20, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    The pancakes look incredible! How are they made?

    It’s funny because I LOVE Kombucha but I can’t drink it because the carbonation really upsets my stomach and I get very sick. Wish we could trade places!

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm

      i’m not sure of the exact recipe for the pancakes but i have a feeling they’re flax and banana based, and then dehydrated. they were super thin and absolutely delicious.
      haha i wish we could trade places, too!

  2. Jenny on September 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    why am I not surprised that 150 has an incredible breakfast menu? I lurve me some kombucha but that shizz is mucho dinero!

  3. Shelby on September 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Those pancakes look AMAZING!

  4. Laura W on September 20, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I can’t get into Kombucha either! One time I got 3 or 4, thinking that I would def drink them b/c they’re so expensive, but NO… I could only take a few sips at a time!
    Do you guys get a discount when you eat at 105? Oh, and another really random comment… I think it would be neat to see a guest post from the Pilot and puppies while you’re away!

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm

      hey laura,
      the pilot’s working on it ๐Ÿ˜€ we’ve been talking about it for a while but he’s been busy with work. it’s on the way though!
      yes, i get a discount at 105 since i work in the cafe. even if i didn’t, i’d eat there just as much. it’s that good.

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on September 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    RAW pancakes?!? OMG there really is a ‘raw’ answer for every food out there!

  6. cjbrownsc on September 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    105degrees looks like a totally cool restaurant! I am LUVVING the glass straws! I’m confused about dehydrating – does the food get harder the longer it’s in there?

  7. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) on September 20, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I’m with ya on the spicy smoothies- I put a big hunk of ginger in mine some times and BOY there’s a kick!! Have a great sunday!


  8. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 20, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Girl….I just created apple/”carrot cake”/almond pancakes that I made in my dehydrator. Raw, vegan, delish. I am blogging them tomorrow. Anyway, those blueberrie ‘cakes look sooo good. Mine def. have more texture and are more hearty but it’s so great seeing all your great food, then it inspires me to even try harder in my own kitch ๐Ÿ™‚

    And yeah, sometimes after yoga the leggies are super sore…makes the next days’ run a little tricky, but hey, it just means you found some muscles you forgot about ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually love it when that happens but I think I’m weird that way LOL


  9. Abby on September 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I saw a small article in Vegetarian Times about 105 raw.. So jealous its so far away!! Looks amazing..

  10. K on September 20, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    My theory is that the messier a meal is to eat, the better it tastes ๐Ÿ™‚

    Those pancakes look incredible!! Have a great Sunday!

  11. Kimberly@Living Free on September 20, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I just recently tried Kombucha and HATED it!! I’m kind of glad because it is pricey. So, no worries about getting hooked on yet another expensive food/drink!

  12. michelle on September 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    bacteria strands……………….please just stop…


  13. Kelly on September 20, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Have you tried the gingerade komboocha? That’s the only one I can drink and I love it!

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm

      i have some in the fridge! it’s next… hopefully i can deal w that one a little better ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Jenna on September 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    umm i will never get sick of seeing pics from 105degrees! your breakfast smoothie looks delish gina ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Rebecca on September 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Those pancakes look awesome! The smoothie looks great too!

  16. Stephanie on September 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I want to dive into that cocoberry milkshake (haha) – looks so good! You sure are getting spoiled, but at least you know how to make all this stuff now and can recreate on your own ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) on September 20, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Mmm… all those juices and delicious eats make me hungry!!


  18. kristi (sweet cheeks) on September 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    haha, feel free to send any un-wanted kombucha over my way! Def. an acquired taste..and i love it!

    I am loving all of your eats, Gina! So glad you are having a great time! xoxo

  19. Holly B on September 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Just wondering what you’ve heard about Kamboocha and it’s health benefits. Everything I’ve heard/read can’t really be substantiated or backed up with any scientific evidence :o( (see Miz Fit and Summer Tomato)

  20. Holly B on September 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    that was supposed to be a ๐Ÿ™ face

  21. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    You’re making me reallllly want a dehydrator!!!

  22. M on September 20, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Didnt realize the pancakes were raw until I saw someone’s comment – cool! Also you crack me up with the Kombucha comments. They were all the rage in the blogworld for awhile (haven’t seen them much lately..) but at one point it was like why am i drinking this?!

  23. Katie on September 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Those pancakes look fantastic. I can’t wait to see where you go with these recipes when you get home. Knowing you, you’ll find a way to make them even better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. TonjaToi on September 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Gina ~ I made your calabacita’s for a dinner party last night. They were amazing. Two ladies even asked for the recipe – I’m sending them your link. I preparred everything earlier in the day and it was so quick and easy to make w/ out leaving my guests alone for long. Thank you for sharing!

  25. Krista on September 21, 2009 at 9:07 am

    That kombucha sounds gross. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    How do they keep the glass straws clean inside? Do you have to use a special brush to scrub down there?

  26. Tavolini on September 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

    ugh–part of me wants to like kombucha–but I just can’t. Tastes like I’m drinking old vinegar. Blah–I’ll stick to wine as my fermented beverage of choice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. Chelsa on September 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I agree with Kelly, the gingerade and the ginger berry are the only Kombucha flavors that I can stomach.

  28. Mary on September 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I had one of those strawberry Synergy kombuchas yesterday, too, and I loved every sip! It tastes like champagne to me. I think my first batch of homemade kombucha might be done today!

  29. Baroque Diva on September 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Guava Goddess is delish!!! It’s the only kombucha flavor I like, but I REALLY like it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Give it a try, oh and btw… your posts are making me want to go spend too much money at a raw restaurant we have here in Boston!

  30. Katie on September 22, 2009 at 7:25 am

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has trouble choking down the kombucha ๐Ÿ˜‰

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