Raw Vegan Red Bull

Hey everyone! HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope you’re all having a great day 😀



(Little queen)

After staying up for a while adding some raw recipes to the bloggy, I fell asleep on the couch watching Coyote Ugly and dozed on and off waiting for the pilot to get home. He didn’t get home from his flight until 3:30!! So needless to say, it was a weird night of sleep –the puppies go CRAZY when he gets home- and he’s still snoozing right now 🙂

I had a lovely Raw Vegan Red Bull (green juice) to wake me up a little:



It had 1 large green apple, 1/2 english cucumber, parsley, spinach and 1/2 lemon

After catching up on the blog world and starting to let the zombie feeling fade away, I had the rest of my bfast- a sludge!



Gorgeous, isn’t it? Haha




That baby had hemp milk, frozen nanner (freeze your bananas for smoothies and you won’t have to use ice!), chocolate brown rice protein, Vega Smoothie Infusion, sea salt, Stevia and cinnamon. Hit the spot!

After a week of dreariness in Valdizzy, the sun finally decided to make an appearance! Usually I spend most of the day cleaning on Fridays, but I was thinking of going to the pool instead. When I tweeted whether I should clean or roast, Ange was so kind to point out that it was a no-brainer 😉

This looks much more tempting, anyway….


I also might make some of these bad johnnies:


It’s time… and I still owe the Summer Shape Up winners their batches of macaroons 😀 Slacker!

I’ve got a couple of training appointments today and later tonight, a squadron party.

The wives in our flight were asked to bring a side dish or dessert and I have NO IDEA what to bring :/ Any ideas?! It has to be something I can buy the ingredients for and make within 3 hours…

Well I’m off to roast and read until I have to go to work.

Have a very happy Friday!




******A question: I’ve got a lot of work to do on the bloggy still and plan to add more to it every day now that the layout is the way I’ve been wanting it.. is there anything you girls would like me to add?? On the top bar I plan on adding a playlist section, the full 12 week Summer Shape Up Plan and adding cardio/strength workouts to the workout section. Please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see!

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  1. Emily on August 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I would say no brainer as well 🙂 That pool looks a good place to be. Is the alligator still around? 😉
    I am looking forward to the playlist section (yup, used your search function for some inspiration for that in the past too!) Your other ideas will really add value and be great resources too. I’d definitely like more workout examples, or even some zumba stuff it that’s possible at all? I’d also like to know how you get so much done!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ e.

  2. Sana on August 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    It looks soooo good! With the lovely touch of pink 🙂 Ahhh the pool!

  3. holly the healthy everythingtarian on August 21, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    LOVE the new layout! mmmmm macaroony goodness!

    happy weekend!

  4. hannah on August 21, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    i’d like to see a summary of your whole eating/workout philosophy. love your blog!!

  5. barbara on August 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Go with Black Bean Brownies..they always bring down da house. Happy Herbivore has a fab recipe! SOOOOOO Delish!

  6. Kelly on August 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Love the new site! I would recommend something to make, but while I eat pretty healthily myself, my recipes that I make for parties usually involve Paula Deen and tons of butter. I imagine that you have something healthier in mind! Can’t wait for the playlists…I am always looking for new songs to run with :).

  7. maggie on August 21, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    do i see almond butta in that sludge???

  8. Errign on August 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Gina,

    Your new layout looks great!

  9. Fitnessista on August 21, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    maggie- yes, oops i forgot to put that in there!

  10. Ashley on August 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Not sure if salads count, but Sarma’s Watermelon and heirloom tomato salad is always a HUGE hit when I make it (from Living Raw Food). Or, as another alternative, sautee asparagus and wrap half in prosciutto and the other half just with lemon (For the veggies in the house!)

  11. Laura J. on August 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Your new and improved bloggy looks fabulous! I’m really looking forward to the workout page 🙂 Have fun soaking up the sunshine at the pool!

  12. Lisa on August 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Gina, I would love to see the recipe for your macaroons!!!! I have searched the blog but I can never find it. Would you also know if the recipe can be adapted if you don’t have a dehydrator? They look so delicious!!! Thanks.

  13. VeggieGirl on August 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I love it!! And I love your macaroons (as do the folks… hint, hint, hahahaha) 😉

  14. jenna on August 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    {{GINA}} I LOVE the new layout of the blog sooo much!!! it looks FAB and is so easy to get around in now!!! I love that you added a recipe page!!!! 🙂 LOVE it!

  15. Erika on August 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Love the new layout! And the workout page is phenomenal! The recipe for the macaroons would be great, they always look so good!

  16. Joy on August 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    blog looks great! i’m looking forward to the workout section. i’d love to see some suggestions for smoothies (“sludges”) 😉 I know you explain what you use but i’d like some measurements so i can try myself!

  17. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) on August 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Hey Gina,

    I haven’t been getting your updates in my Reader, so you might want to tell people to resubscribe? Also, I don’t see a feed button on your page so that people can subscribe from here, maybe you can add one?

    I think your weight loss journey is so amazing and wonderful, maybe you could post a page that is your story and before and afters? I know you did a post on this awhile back. That’d be great if you can just move that to a page.

    Alright, that’s enough out of me! Have a great weekend!


  18. Pamela on August 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Hi Gina – it looks great!

    You have also dropped from my Google Reader list in the transition. Of course I added you back but agree with Sarah, perhaps give everyone the heads up so they don’t miss out.

    Happy weekend! 🙂

  19. Ryane on August 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Yay for roasting! I don’t have a pool, but the beach is 10 minutes away… I guess it’s a fair trade.

    And just echoing what others have keyed in with too… a tab with your weightloss/fitness journey and some more bio maybe? Your blurb on the right could be kind of hard to find for a newbie and is a lot of info squeezed into a small spot!

    Happy FRIDAY!

  20. meg on August 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    i couldnt find your hummus recipe 🙁

  21. Jenna on August 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    whats a squadron party!? well whatever it is, have gun gina!


  22. Rachel on August 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Like the new set up! I too had to resubscribe because Google Reader didn’t pick up on the change?

    I’d love to see more workouts. Have fun at the squadron party & a great wknd!

  23. Heather on August 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Ahh, I was freaking out because I kept reading your tweets about the new blog but nothing was showing up in Google Reader. Just re-added it and we’re back in business! I’ve gotta try your raw caesar salad this weekend. Poolside always wins, especially in this heat!

  24. Fitnessista on August 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    my husband is a pilot and they always have events at their squadron at work (on base). that’s where we were tonight 😀

  25. taylor on August 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    New format looks great Gina! And I just want to smush faces with your delicious pup. Tabs look amazing to me, playlists would be a great add-on.

  26. A on August 22, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I love the idea of the playlists. You should put what you use the playlists for- zumba, spin, running, cleaning the house…. etc! And as an extra bonus you could add the BPM if you have it available (hint hint)!

  27. Angie (Losing It and Loving It) on August 22, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    LOVE the new layout and I’m sooo excited that you changed to WordPress (.org) from Blogger. WP is so much better. Love what I see so far but wanted to let you know that there is a Wellsphere link under your blog roll list and it gives an error page when you click on it.

    As for other stuff to add, I would love to see a page on just salads. Just thinking out loud but maybe put pictures of your salads with their ingredients underneath? They are always so mouthwatering.

    I really like how the blog turned out. Great job!

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