Gluten-free high protein pancakes

Hi friends Smile It’s almost Friday! For those of you who are celebrating, how’s the Christmas shopping going? I haven’t done ANYTHING. At all. After a mild freak out morning, I remembered that I work best under pressure Winking smile

Then I made pancakes.


Gluten-free, high protein pancakes using:

-1/4-ish C Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free hot cereal mix (oats would be lovely, too)

-a flax egg (1.5 T flax mixed with 3 T almond milk)

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-Stevia, cinnamon, vanilla, pinch of sea salt

-almond milk, to thin it out

Topped with peanut flour fluff (1/4 C peanut flour, water, sea salt and Stevia) and chocolate chips.

on a new bird plate:


(Word, bird)

I don’t like birds because they’re relatives of dinosaurs, but I liked the plate Winking smile

Breakfast dreams are made of:

pancakes (2)

Current tea obsession:


Minty, greeny, glorious.

I’m off to seize the day Smile

See ya later this afternoon!! <3



Something to do: Don’t forget to *follow me here* to get 30-50% off my favorite things. The Sun Warrior deal is going on NOW, and we have a lot of amazing promos coming up.


Something else to do: Last week’s 5 minute cardio workout! It’s a quickie, but will definitely get your heart rate up. I’m going to film a new workout video for this week- please let me know if you have any requests!

Something to read:

5 Food Habits to Kick

Healthy Dessert Recipes

Holidays playlist

Working out in your 20s…

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  1. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on December 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I tend to work best under pressure too. Although I am surprised to be done with shopping. That never happens. It feels kind of good.

  2. Jackie (ananda prana) on December 16, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I work so much better under pressure, and not just with shopping! 🙂

  3. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on December 16, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Your pancakes looks delish and so does the TJ’s Candy Cane tea. I’ll have to look for that next time I’m at Trader Joe’s.

    Oh no… hopefully your bird hating doesn’t keep you away from my blog. haha 😉

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

      haha! nothing can keep me away from your blog 🙂

  4. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on December 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I’m making a trip to TJs this weekend, I’ll have to look at their holiday tea flavors!

    That is such a cute bird plate — it is so wintery and festive!

  5. fittingbackin on December 16, 2010 at 11:01 am

    That bird plate is SO cute! The pancakes look great too. 🙂

  6. allison @ livingoneday on December 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    i hate birds too! and that tea has been on everyones blogs these days. it reminds me of celestial tea candy cane lane. i should go stock up!

  7. jenna on December 16, 2010 at 11:09 am

    yum! that tea sounds amazaballs!! good luck xmas shopping! 🙂

    p.s. don’t freak out. Christmas is not about the presents and shopping anyway! I know your family is just thankful to have you with them this Christmas! 🙂

  8. Jill on December 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

    That counter looks so cool! And the pancakes looks amazing. I think right now I’m going to go indulge myself with your crepe recipe, though. It’s been a while. With banana “ice cream” and peanut butter inside!

  9. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 16, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Oooohhhhhh I looooove your bird plate! Birds rock! 😀

  10. Tara on December 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Hi Gina- Your Sun Warrior promo looks great! I’m following you on Open Sky and was wondering if this(the promo one) is the anti-aging formula that you have in Open Sky? Or if there is a difference from the ones you are featuring? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm

      the promo is for the sun warrior protein powder right now 🙂

  11. G on December 16, 2010 at 11:24 am

    OpenSky only ships to the USA…. I am going to cry… 🙁

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      i’m sorry 🙁 they’re working on getting shipping to canada- hopefully soon!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      i’m sorry :(((

      • G on December 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm

        It’s ok 🙁 I will just have to cross my fingers and wait for another promo!! I need to work on my patience anyways!! 😉

  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 16, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Love the last pic of you! You look great! I have seen you do that pose before and always marvel that you are blessed with great hip flexors, and probably decades of honing your body from your dance background…lookin’ awesome 🙂

    The plate..CUTE! So festive!

    And the recipe…nice! I have never used Bob’s hot cereal GF mix before. I need to try it, obvi, b/c your pancakes look great!

  13. Alicia @ Addsomesprinkles. on December 16, 2010 at 11:42 am

    So funny that you mentioned that tea cause I bought some 2 days ago and almost half the box is gone! Its soo yummy! Going to try those pancakes too thanks!

  14. Allison @ Food For Healing on December 16, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I’ve slacked alot this year with Christmas shopping, i made an online order for some stuff, one package will arrive today, and the other just before christmas! i think i only have one more thing to pick up and i’m done. i’m usually more ahead than this!

    i wish i could take advantage of the sun warrior deal.. oh well maybe one day!

  15. Emily on December 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I’m obsessed with that tea, too. They only sell it during the holidays, so I have to stock up!

  16. Erin on December 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I hate birds, too! Everyone always looks at me like I’m nuts for saying that, haha. But the plate is cute, I must say.

  17. Liz @ Blog is the New Black on December 16, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Love the new plate!

  18. Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl on December 16, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I’m with you on the bird thing! They terrify me. Like in a 110% true terror kinda way 🙂 Cute plate though!

  19. Kelsey on December 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I LOVE that plate 🙂 The pancakes look amazing too!

  20. nicole on December 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Cute plate. I’m doing some last minute shopping via Amazon while rocking out to Christmas music. Thanks for the reading links!

  21. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on December 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I haven’t done anything either. And I still have a paper to write…eek, need to get cracking on stuff!

  22. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on December 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Love the plate!

    Word, bird.

    Have you heard? I was under the impression that everyone had heard…?

    I’m sorry. I should be drawn and quartered for making a Family Guy reference. I don’t know what’s gotten into me these days.

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      bird bird bird, bird is the word, b-b-b-bird bird bird, bird is the word

  23. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    i used to put stuff off til the last minute on purpose because i knew that’s when my best work would happen! crazy? maybe? genius? definitely!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      me too!! 🙂

  24. Katie on December 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Looking at that yoga pic of you made me curious – will you be able to continue your yoga practice in Arizona? 🙂 You encourage me to deepen my practice, especially on days when I just want to veg. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      yup! i’ve still been practicing here

  25. Chinye on December 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Ha thanks for reminding me I should get my but moving and do a little shopping. I haven’t done a thing either. Quick question: I’m following you on Open Sky but can’t see the promo or anything. Should I expect an email sorta like Groupon does?

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      yup, you should have received an email

  26. Allison on December 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Yum pancakes:):):) And i love candy cane tea, its so holiday tasting!

    My open sky account is being super finky aka not recognizing my password, even though i have logged in before and its still the same:(:(:( Once i get that figured out, is there anyway i can get a big chocolate instead of vanilla?? I like chocolate so much better!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      i think it’s chocolate and vanilla. try adding cacao powder to the vanilla- it tastes just like the chocolate that way

  27. Katie on December 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Gina! Love the pancakes!

    I ordered my sunwarrior!! Thank you so much for the baller Promo!!!!!!!

  28. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 16, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet either but I’m planning to tackle some of it today! I don’t want to wait too long to do it, or else the mall will be absolutely crazy!

  29. Heather on December 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    hey gina, i am trying to order some sunwarrior but i am confused…is the deal buy one get one free for two full size proteins or is it a vanilla then a smaller chocolate? thanks!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      two full sized- one vanilla one chocolate!

  30. Little Bookworm on December 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Love the pancakes, and the bird plate is cute. Love the 5 minute workout you mentioned as well – it’s great! 🙂

  31. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on December 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    My Christmas shopping is done – I think. I spent 4 hours at the mall on the weekend and it was brutal, but now it’s out of the way. Just have to wrap everything now! Good luck with yours. The pancakes look fantastic!! 🙂

  32. Christine (The Raw Project) on December 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Thankfully my shopping is mostly done. The pancakes look great! I got that tea from TJ’s last year and loved it! Especially for the price! But apparently everyone else did too because I haven’t seen it since. 😛

  33. Ilana on December 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I’m echoing Averie, but I love that picture of you. You’ve definitely inspired me to get my butt back into the yoga studio.

  34. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on December 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    my current tea obsession is the cinnamon vanilla black tea from TJs. and i totally stocked up on the sun warrior 😉

  35. Namaste Gurl on December 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Your bird plate has my name written all over it. One thing you forgot to mention is where you got the amazing gem? 🙂 Can’t wait to get my Sun Warrior, despite it’s steep price, I bet it’s worth it!

    Enjoy your day, sweet Gina!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      pier 1 🙂

  36. Laura on December 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I love your bird plate! Super pretty. I’m not much of bird person myself, they are kinda scary. I think I remember hearing that the Crocodile Hunter was scared of chickens. Crazy right? Can’t say I would blame him though!

    So I know you love yourself some good vino but I was wondering if you have any recommendations, I am not a wine drinker and came from a family of non wine drinkers and don’t know where to start!

    • Katie on December 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      Laura you will LOVE wine! I say riesling or some good white zinfandel!

    • Christina on December 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

      You should visit Lauren offers GREAT wine recommendations on a monthly, and sometimes, weekly basis. She has really good taste in wines. May I also suggest going to a tasting at a local wine bar first? You can get a really good idea of what you like/don’t like in terms of varietals without having to purchase an entire glass. 🙂

      • Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful on December 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm


        I don’t know you, but thanks so much for mentioning my blog. I’m glad people actually enjoy my wine recommendations because I put a lot of time and thought into which ones I want to write about it. I didn’t know people even read them! Thanks so much for reading!

        As for Laura-I would try whites first and reds with very little tannins. Those are usually good ones to start off on.

        Gina-great looking pancakes..makes me want chocolate and peanut butter!

    • Laura on December 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks ladies!!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      try riesling- it’s sweet and slightly bubbly. there’s a brand called “relax” (blue bottle) that i LOVE. for try an organic shiraz 🙂

  37. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on December 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    That plate is super cute! Where’d you find it?

    Birds creep me out, too. I think it’s the way they walk like dinosaurs…

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      pier 1

  38. Shanna, like Banana on December 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Errr why don’t you like dinosauers?

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      the scare me BIG TIME!

  39. Healthy Chocoholic on December 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Looks like a yummy, healthy breakfast!!!!!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  40. Moni'sMeals on December 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    nice lookin cakes.:)

    I ordered Sun Warrior! Thanks again Gina. 🙂

  41. Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I have a HUGE craving for pancakes right now!!!! ahhhh. lol. They look incredible. I still have yet to try Sun Warrior too! I need to get on that asap.

  42. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on December 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I am going to order Sun Warrior soon! I just can’t justify adding another protein powder to my stash… yet. 😉 Hopefully I can jump on the next promo you offer!

    The plate is adorable! I’m cool with birds as long as they don’t get too close, then they scare me.

    I love your bangs, too! I’m a little behind on the commenting.

  43. Kim on December 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Gina – I received the email about the sun warrior promotion this morning, but was unable to order at work, and somehow when I got home the email is gone ( I must have deleted it!) – anyway you can send it to me again?


    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      hey kim,
      i have no way of sending it to you 🙁 maybe contact opensky??

  44. Allison @ PickyEatingRD on December 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I am passing this recipe onto my clients!!! Pancakes yum!

  45. Pixie on December 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I will definiately add the tea to my grocery list. I have not started Christmas shopping and plan to do it all on Saturday. I usually start in August but somehow this year got away from me. Good luck on getting all your shopping done.

  46. Carla on December 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Looks like im headed to TJ’s for that TEA! YUMMY! Im going to make those pancakes tomorrow mornign for the kids. I know they will love them!

    Oh and review on the eggless nog is that it was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! I ruined the first batch because 1 c. of rum was just a wee bit to strong for me but the second batch without the rum was AMAZING <3 Thanks so much for the recipe!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      i’m so glad you liked it!!!

  47. Amy at TheSceneFromMe on December 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    You are right, that does look like the breakfast of champions! I love chocolate chips on my pancakes.
    Good luck on your shopping 🙂 Maybe you’ll find some good last minute deals!

  48. Gloria on December 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks so much for this awesome Sun Warrior offer! I looove this stuff and now I get to finally try the chocolate 🙂

  49. The Pilot on December 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    When you wait until the last minute, it only take a minute 😉 Love you. [Ha, we should probably get started on that Christmas shopping]

  50. christina on December 16, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I have that tea! It’s so intense and wonderful!!!

    • Fitnessista on December 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      i’m in love with it 🙂

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