Silence the inner Gina

Hey everyone! Monday’s OVER! (well, almost) Thank you again for all of your kind words regarding the exciting announcement. If you’d like to read more about 105 degrees check out this article. And YES I do anticipate having a ton of raw recipes and foodgasms to share for all of you while I’m there 😀

Today was pretty standard. I didn’t walk the puppies this morning because it looked like it could start raining any second, so we stayed home and I had a macaroon:


A Cullen juice:


(1/4 gigantic beet, 2 carrots and 1 Fuji apple)

and a nanner with AB:


I have a new favorite raw almond butter (sorry TJs!) so I’ll be sure to snap a pic of the jar for you guys

I started cleaning the casa – I did laundry, moved all the furniture in our bedroom and vacuumed, dusted, cleaned bathrooms and windows- and also made dinner in advance so it would be ready when we came home tonight.

I made guacamole (using the usual ingredients: onion, tomato, mashed cado, lemon juice, garlic powder, hot sauce, cumin, sea salt and pepper)


And pinto and avocado enchiladas from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan. If you don’t have this cookbook yet, I’m thinking you might want to get yourself a copy ASAP. Everything I’ve made from there has been perfection.

I de-veganized the pilot’s enchiladas by adding baked, shredded and seasoned chicken and topped it with organic Mexican blend cheese:


I topped mine with goat cheddar:


I was a little apprehensive about making the enchiladas using small Ezekiel tortillas, but they worked like a charm and not a single one broke in the enchilada rolling process. I also skipped out on using the cashews that the recipe called for because honestly, I don’t want nuts in my enchiladas!

Since I had fresh guacamole in the fridge, I decided to incorporate it into today’s lonchi.

I served it Gena– style on some romaine leaves with a sliced red bell pepper:


And also made a Mexican caprese salad (using grape tomatoes, raw goat cheddar, cilantro, sea salt, pepper, cumin and red chili pepper flakes)


I came up with that idea on the spot, and it was sooooooo scrumptious 😀

I choreographed for Zumba, met with my Shape Up group, did 20 minutes on the elliptical chatting with my friend Jeni, a 20 minute heart opening flow podcast from Yoga Download (followed by 15 beautiful minutes of meditation in child’s pose- even though I do find it difficult to quiet my mind and silence the inner Gina), then taught Zumba, trained a client and came home to the pilot and puppers.

I was SO stoked that dinner was waiting and I didn’t have to cook when I got home!

The enchiladas were incredible:


I also had quite a few of these bad johnnies:


(because nothing goes with carbs like more carbs)    😉

dipped into this!


Oooooh, and one of these little guys for dessert:


Well I’m off to… chill 😛 Have a wonderful night and I’ll see ya tomorrow!

Much love,


Today’s tip: Breathe!!!!! I lot of my clients forget to breathe when we’re strength training. Make sure to exhale on the “grunt” (hardest part) of the movement, like the top of a crunch. You’ll be surprised at how much more effective the workout will become with proper breathing technique.

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  1. Priyanka loves food on June 29, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    The enchiladas, salad and dessert are making me droool!!!

  2. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on June 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    TOTALLY cracking up at the Cullen juice 🙂 TOo bad it doesn't come with a side of Edward! MMMMM Macaroons AND enchiladas?! Can I come over??

  3. Fitnessista on June 29, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    mara- of course! 😀 the macaroons will be on the way soon (hopefully tomorrow!) but i'll happily make you some enchiladas

  4. frenchybelle on June 29, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Those are fantasic enchiladas!!! Good to know the ezekiel tortillas didnt break!

    I cant wait for all the recipes and adventures you share from 105 Degrees! 🙂

  5. Samantha on June 29, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Congrats on 105…what a great thing to embark on!

    All that food…YUM YUM! You macaroons always make me want to try my hand at them…if I only had a dehydrator!

  6. heartswholefoods on June 29, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Those enchiladas look absolutely amazing, as does the guacamole/Gena style lunch! mmmmm 😀 Macaroons look divine too!

  7. MarathonVal on June 29, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Since I have my first cilantro plant this summer, I've found so many fun uses for it, and one of my absolute fave combos is cilantro and grape tomatoes! I usually just go low-key and throw some lemon juice, S and P on it but cheese I'm sure makes it tons better!

  8. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write on June 29, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    I heart macaroons. Yum! You know, for a second I really thought you'd put globs of almond butter in hot dog buns. But, they're bananas and I'm crazy. Like you said, Monday's almost over. 🙂

  9. AnnQ on June 30, 2009 at 12:23 am

    You always have such yummy things on your site! The Guacamole looks fan-tastic 🙂

    Next time you're in NYC you might want to try Rosa Mexicana…there are three locations, and they have Fabulous Guac!

  10. Kailey (SnackFace) on June 30, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Oh my god I totally missed the big announcement—CONGRATS!!! We were talking about that at VegNews last week, actually! It sounds absolutely PERFECT for you!

    I had these macaroons the other day by some new company, pure sweets, or something like that and I actually thought to myself, "Hm, I wonder if this is what Gina's taste like?" They were incredible!

    I hope you have a great start to the week!

  11. Pearl on June 30, 2009 at 3:50 am

    i'm still reeling over your announcement! how EXCITING! i'm so happy for you!

  12. runjen on June 30, 2009 at 6:56 am

    I can not wait to follow your raw food culinary adventure! Congrats on making such an exciting decision!

  13. Erica on June 30, 2009 at 7:00 am

    mmmmmmmmmmmm the guac looks so good! I need to go out and get some avocados. Hope that the rest of your week treats you well 🙂

  14. Char on June 30, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Great tip of the day! Breathing is VERY important. I agree. A lot of people tend to hold their breath I notice, I used to also.

    I stopped at the maccaroon, and had to stare. Now I want one. AHHH!

  15. Ada on June 30, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Those enchiladas look great! Ezeikel tortillas are soo tasty:)

  16. Krista on June 30, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Sounds like you had a very productive day! And the enchiladas look really, really good!

  17. Katie on June 30, 2009 at 10:12 am

    These enchiladas sound so so good!

  18. Gena (Choosing Raw) on June 30, 2009 at 10:16 am

    You are the best home chef! Veganizing and de-veganizing, making tasty and healthy recipes for everyone — you truly rock. xoxo

  19. Peanut Butter Swirl on June 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

    ohh i can't wait to see what the almond butter brand is 🙂 love the banana/ab combo!
    those enchiladas look soo good! too

  20. Diana on June 30, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I think enchiladas have to be my top fave Mexican food, but I just don't have the patience to make them! It's a shame too because the restaurant version is most often TERRRRRRRIBLE for you. I guess I need my own copy of ED&BV, eh?

  21. brandi on June 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

    enchiladas looks excelente! i need to make some soon.

  22. The Healthy Apple on June 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Wow Gina! Your Guac looks unbelievable…so yummyyy…I wish you were in NYC so you could share some with me, hehehe…

    Be sure to check out my Give-A-Way at my blog, The Healthy Apple at for Big S Farms Salsa and Hot Sauce.

    Have a great day.



  23. Thinspired on June 30, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Hi Gina! So exciting about 105. Seems to perfect for you. I cant' wait to follow your journey 🙂
    Those enchiladas look AMAZING!!

  24. Veganissexy on June 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I'm going to have to make those enchiladas for my hubby….with my own little pan veganized of course. That is pretty much the standard for meal preparation in our household 🙂 We love us some Mexican food…..I think that's why we got married in Cabo….8 days of non stop delicioso comida 🙂 Yo hablo un poqito espanol 😉 Take care!

  25. Stacy on June 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I must get this book!! All the pics you put up with recipes from it look amazing!!

  26. Anna on June 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    That is SO exciting that you're going to the school! What a unique experience that will be. I can't wait to read your reports.

  27. K from ksgoodeats on June 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Carbs, carbs, and more carbs! I love carbs 😀

    Your enchiladas look really good!!

  28. Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) on July 9, 2009 at 2:50 am

    ED&BV is my newest cookbook addition, and I was thinking those enchiladas looked rather tasty. It's definitely a cookbook worthy of the hype 🙂

  29. Hanna on February 5, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    The macaroon at the top and the one at the bottom look AMAZING! Could you post a recipe for those? Especially the one on the bottom – is it chocolate? Gosh, just typing this is making me more hungry

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm

      hey hanna,
      the recipe is top secret… sorry!
      have a great night <3

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