Make It Green

Hi guys 🙂 It’s SATURDAY! Yessssssss 🙂 What are you up to this weekend?

I’m pretty stoked because I slept like a baby last night. Can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it on the bloggy, but I haven’t been sleeping well lately. Well, last night was my night. I attribute the glorious sleep to the beautiful rain symphony going on outside our window. Thank you, rain!

I woke up to an Insanity workout with Jeni and Ashley (Plyo) and a green-ish breakfast cookie.

bfast cookie

-1/2 C oats

-1/2 bananner

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-1/2 t spirulina (for the GREEN color)

-almond milk

-cinnmon, maca + vanilla

-1 Gina-sized tablespoon of almond butter

‘Twas glorious. I’ll never get sick of those things 😉

I ran to Wizzle to scare myself pick up a few things, and packed up some macaroonie goodness to send to friends.


Did I eat one??


You can bet your booty I did 😀

Crunchy on the outside.. soft and chewy on the inside

roon (2)



Apple with mesquite and cinnamon



Salad with Garlic Gold and my favorite dressing

and a stove-top version of my sweet potato black bean chili


Not too shabby 🙂

I’m going to take the puppers out and do some yoga. Tonight, I’m going to our friend Jayme’s house for dinner and then girls and I are checking out the new J-Lo movie- it looks hilarious.

Enjoy your day <3



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  1. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on May 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Little Bookworm on May 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Love the breakfast cookie! I had one today and it was lovely thank you for creating it! 😀

  3. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on May 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Sorta wishing I lived in Valdizzy right now so I could come sample a macaroonie!

  4. Paige (RAN) on May 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Not being able to taste those macaroons is just plain torture!

    Have fun at the movie tonight! Hope it’s a good one:)

  5. Erica on May 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Glad you got some sleep! Rain is so peaceful at bed time. YUM to the macaroons and the stove top black bean chili. Sounds like you have some great plans in store- happy weekend

  6. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Your lucky the rain was on the OUTSIDE of your window. haha. it’s been raining the last few days here and the window in our bedroom leaks, so its no fun at all…

    yum macaroons.. i want..

    I want to see the J-Lo movie too, let me know how it is!

  7. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on May 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Sweet potato and black beans is my favorite combo ever. I’m going to have to try that chili!

  8. Molly on May 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I love that you call it a Gina-size tablespoon. Love almond butter!

  9. Jenny on May 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Your roons are sooo delish! I loved them:)

  10. Katie on May 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Awww sorry you’re not sleeping good. I hate that. My hubby was gone to a conference all week and I did not sleep very well! Booo…

    Hope last night was the first of many nights of good sleep!

  11. mary ann on May 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    so my nutritionist and i have been discussing night time snacking lately and she told me about some of the latest research which suggests that eating a carb heavy snack or small breakfast like meal before going to bed not only fires up the metabolism (in a good way), but also promotes a more restful, deep nights sleep! Maybe that “1/2 b-fast before bed” is workin for you in other ways than just convenience!
    PS:one day I will try one of those bloody roons… i dont think you understand my obsession with macaroons, but I never make them cus the ingredients are so ‘spensive, argh. Happy MAY!

  12. Kilee on May 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Glad that you got a good nights rest! I need to look into the bedtime snack research that Mary Ann suggested because it is the opposite of what we hear so often. I would rather go to bed hungry than be to full. But, a little bedtime snack might help this! Have fun with your girls tonight!

  13. Meg on May 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Gina, I just had to tell you I made your eggplant curry last night and it was to die for! I love Indian food and have been looking for recipes that aren’t loaded with butter or oil. Not easy to find. Seriously, my husband (an omnivore) and I (a vegetarian) could not stop raving about it. I’m a new mom too, so I LOVED how simple and quick it was to make. I only wish the recipe yielded more so we could have had more leftovers, it was that good. I will definitely double the recipe next time. You are a culinary genius:) Can’t wait to make the carrot dish next. Please keep the healthy, simple recipes coming! Thank you so much.

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

      i’m so excited that you liked it!! i wish it made a larger batch too.. i almost ate the whole thing last time i made it 🙂
      thanks for letting me know! 😀

  14. Brittany on May 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Woo-hoo for sleeping well. I usually sleep like a baby so whenever I can’t sleep I go insane. Glad to hear the rain helped you get a good nights rest.

    Have a lovely Saturday and enjoy the movie.

    PS I went to groc and got all the stuff to make your eggplant curry – perhaps on Wednesday to celebrate Indian Food Wed. 🙂

  15. Run Sarah on May 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Your chili looks amazing! Love the idea of layering it over the sweet potatoes.

  16. Marissa on May 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Sleeping in makes all the difference!

  17. LisaG on May 1, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    You’re being all productive Polly since you got back from your trip. Hope you got some time to lounge by the pool on this gourgeous day. Im jealous of the roons! Have a good rest of your weekend.

  18. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on May 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I love how your breakfast cookies have turned green since I think St. Patty’s day! I used to make them all the time over winter break. I think I need them back in my life 😉

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      hahah yes i go in bfast cookie phases 🙂

  19. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on May 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Gina….thinking of you….I’m in Vegas!! Saw the Canyon Ranch restaurant but the hubby veto’d it. Boo!!

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      BOO!!! tell him my hubby loved it!

  20. on May 1, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    it feels so good to sleep soundly and wake up refreshed! enjoy the rest of ur weekend xoxo

  21. Becca on May 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    That chili is one of my favorite recipes! I make a ton and freeze it in serving sizes…and last time I made it and gave some to my boss. She LOVED it (well, duh)! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm

      oohhh i’m so glad you’re a fan- it’s one of my faves, too 🙂 awesome that the boss lady liked it, too! <3

  22. Raya @ Raya Runs on May 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I am drooling over your macaroonies 🙂

  23. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on May 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Those macaroons look soooo yummy!

  24. Ariffa on May 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I want one of your ‘roooons, they look delicious

  25. Hailey S. on May 2, 2010 at 1:57 am

    I’m totally making those macaroons.And your green bfast cookie is such a crack up! Gotta luv the cookies!!

  26. Simply Life on May 2, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I’ve never had a breakfast cookie like that -looks great!

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