Protein ice cream

Hiiiiii ๐Ÿ˜€ How are you? Hope your day has been fabulous! Thank you for the readerโ€™s request ideas- I should have a new RR post up on Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

I started mine off with a crazyawesome BodyPump class:


Itโ€™s been a while since Iโ€™ve made it to a class and wowzersโ€ฆ I felt it.

Protein replenishment in ice cream form:

ice cream

My new fave mix:

-1 C frozen organic strawberries

-1/2 C frozen organic blueberries

-1 C-ish almond milk

-1 scoop nasty Dr. protein + 1 scoop beautiful Sun Warrior protein

-1 T decaf instant coffee

-1 T raw cacao powder

-cinnamon, pinch of sea salt, raw honey

Coffee and berries are a match made in heaven, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

I ran errands all day (and still have so much to do), sold a giant bag of clothes at Buffalo Exchange (my rule is when I buy new clothes, I also dig through the closet to find clothes to sell or donate), and picked up Abreva at Target for my heinous cold sore. It just appeared out of NOWHERE this morning- not a fan ๐Ÿ™

The cold sore had no effect on my foodgasm face, though ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sweet potato spaghetti!

All I did was spiralize a huge organic sweet potato with the spiralizer,


and steam the *noodles* for 5 minutes, so they still had a slight crunch to them.


Covered in TJs marinara and nutritional yeast, it was a perfect blend of savory and sweet.

Iโ€™ve got to get ready to teach โ€“fingers crossed for a HUGE class tonight!- and then get back to work ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great night and Iโ€™ll see ya tomorrow with a macaroon giveaway and my re-cap of the first 10 days of the Doctor Detox.



*We find out ANY day between now and mid Feb where weโ€™re going to be stationed!! Iโ€™m so nervous/excited ๐Ÿ™‚

****Winter Shape Up warriors, howโ€™s it going this week?!

Something to think:

โ€œThe longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.โ€

Charles R. Swindoll

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  1. Ashley on February 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, I’ve never seen this spiralizer contraption before! How hard is it to work it? I’ve got a “fry-cutter” thing I’ve tried to use on sweet potatoes before, but the potatoes are so dense that it’s really hard to make it work & I end up just having to cut them by hand

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      it’s super easy to work! i’ll do a video post on it sometime soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. MMiller on February 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I never thought to use a sweet potato in my spiralizer! I’ve only used zucchini for pasta! It was so quick and easy, and whipped up a “raw” tomato sauce in the vitamix and dinner is served! Even my husband enjoyed it!

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      that’s awesome- my hubs likes zucchini pasta too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Namaste Gurl on February 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    What a good idea to spiralize a sweet potato– never thought about that. It’s been much too long since I’ve pulled out my spiralizer. A little scared of all the cob webs and dust that’s accumulated around it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      they’ll wash off easily ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kristina on February 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Spiralized sweet potato???? You may be my new bff!!!! I never thought to do that…wow-is it similar to spaghetti squash or sweeter??? I’m so excited about this!

  5. Katie on February 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    the sweet potato spaghetti looks amazing!!!!!! Would love to make that!

    I am sending you good luck for a great class tonight, Im sure it will be ; ) no worries girl!

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh Im so excited for you to find out where you guys will be stationed!!!!

    Have a great night girl! xoxo

  6. AJ on February 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    The tools, the tools! that spiralizer could really help me out. I am constantly wanting to give sweet potaters a new life, since I love them so much. Genius!

  7. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on February 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I would love to see a video demo of the spiralizer! It seems like a fun little gadget!

  8. Ari @ The Diva Dish on February 2, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Sweet potato pasta sounds amazing! Your so clever =] I def do not know how to work the spiralizer though! haha

  9. Candace ( inFITation) on February 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you for posting that lovely quote. I really needed to hear that today!

  10. Kelly on February 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I have been thinking of getting a spiralizer. After seeing your sweet potato “noodles”, I am going on a hunt for one. Thanks for posting that quote. The timing was perfect!

  11. Christin@purplebirdblog on February 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I have totally spiralized a sweet potato too, and I did exactly what you did by steaming it for just a few minutes… it definitely makes amazing noodles!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Erin on February 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I get cold sores from stress and found abreva really helps-it’ll prob stick around for week. They’re awful! As soon as the blister is gone smoother some vaseline on that bad boy. Good luck, it sucks!

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      thank you! it hurts too :/

      • Tabi on February 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Tea tree oil REALLY helps to dry them out and go away faster! Feel your pain ๐Ÿ™

        • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

          OOH i have tea tree oil- thanks!

  13. victoria on February 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Love the Chuck Swindoll quote.

  14. Heather (Perspective Is Everything) on February 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    i think i know what to ask for for my birthday! yes, a spiralizer ๐Ÿ™‚ that sweet potato spagetti looks so stinkin’ great!

  15. Michelle C on February 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    That spaghetti looks so amazing! I hope you get to stay in Tucson.

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      me too, girl

  16. Emily on February 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Love the Swindoll quote ๐Ÿ™‚ totally true…my attitude challenges me everyday ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. ashley@quasichick on February 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    That looks so yummy, and sending good vibes your way that you get to stay in Tucson! xoxo

  18. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on February 2, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Oh wow, that quote is totally what I needed to read tonight… thank you SO much Gina! And I think your sweet potato noodles are pretty cool… now I need to add a spiralizer to my list of most sought after kitchen gadgets!

  19. Katie ~ Run For The Bikini! on February 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    WOW. I am buying a spiralizer tomorrow and making that!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. rebecca lustig on February 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    berries & coffee is SUCH an underestimated delicious combination! so is berries & wine…. just sayin!

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      anything goes with wine ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. rebecca lustig on February 2, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    ALSO, how do you make your ice cream? stir ingredients and freeze? there’s gotta be more to it!

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      just blend them in the vitamix- the frozen fruit does all the work ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Amen and I have always agreed with this “life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ”

    SO TRUE!

    Cold sores. Go to the drug store or health food store and buy Lysine tablets. They are usually sold in 500mg or 1000 mg dosages. You want to take a VERY large dose. Like maybe 4000 mg’s for a few days. Google this and do your own research of course but it’s an amino acid and when out of whack, i.e. traveling, stress, etc..or possibly this is the result of your detox diet and it’s actually a GOOD thing..but anyway, lysine is nature’s treatment to help things along ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Alissa on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    It’s looks amazing! Is the spiralizer on your open sky? No worries, I will go and look after this. I 100% know the feeling you are going through, we will find out at the end of Feb/start of March where we will be stationed next too. This is my first time so I am excited/nervous, for him it is his 4th so this is old news to him. I figure since moving back to AZ you have been super busy but may I request either: 1) a fashion friday, 2) what’s in my gym bag, 3) New beauty products for this spring/summer. You always find the best ideas and I really enjoy those, but I enjoy all of your post and learn so much! Thank you for your time.

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      yup- i linked to it ๐Ÿ™‚
      thanks for the ideas!! i’m definitely overdue for a fashion friday post ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Alycia [Fit n Fresh] on February 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Sweet potato noodles!? That’s amazingggg! What a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life on February 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm


    I’m sooooo going to spiral my sweet potatoes!!!!

  26. Melissa on February 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Spiraling the sweet potato was a great idea!!!!

  27. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I’ve gotta bust out the spiralizer soon… I’d love to make some sweet potato nests with spiralized sweet spuds ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Emily Eats Clean on February 2, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Spiralizer? Cool!! Sweet potato noodles sound like a delightful treat!

  29. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on February 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Sweet potato pasta is GENIUS!! I eat zucchini noodles all the time, but that sounds like a fun way to change it up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope you hear about where you’re moving soon!!

  30. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on February 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Girl you have just created the next big thing in the CK household! Slash where can I find a spiralizer?

    That is so exciting about the pilot and you finding out about your station! xoxox

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      there’s a link to it in the post- have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Liz on February 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I didn’t even know spiralizers existed! I might just have to get one.

    And the quote – exactly what I needed today. So thanks!

  32. CathyK on February 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    what an awesome sweet potato/”spaghetti” idea! thanks, gina!
    i had a spirulizer on my christmas list, but no one gave it to me – boo hoo!
    hope your class was a blast!

  33. Steph! on February 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the sweet potato idea! I was beginning to wonder if my spiralizer was going to get used, but this I will have to try

  34. lindsay on February 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    youre a genius! Great idea! and p.s. I love Charles Swindoll. a great man!

  35. kate on February 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I am about to buy crazy sexy diet, but I wanted to hear your thoughts first. Did you like it?

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      i did. it didn’t teach me anything new, but was a fun read

  36. Molly on February 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    When I saw the picture of your sweet potato spaghetti, I thought they were regular wheat noodles. I can’t wait to buy a spiralizer so I can make all kinds of veggi-ghettis. Thanks for the idea Gina and am curious to find out how to detox is going!

  37. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on February 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    The spaghetti totally looks like actual noodles! too cool.

    The quote you gave was amazing. I find it so incredibly true. My attitude has been so much better about life recently and amazingly my living situation and overall life has gotten better even though basically everything else has stayed the same.

  38. Krysta on February 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I get cold sores if my immune system is all wacky or when I’m super stressed. Try Lysine. It won’t really help with your current CS, but if you are prone to cold sores and start taking it daily it should help prevent future break outs.

  39. Amanda on February 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I have a spirooli too and used it for sweet potatoes for the first time a few days ago! I dumped homemade hummus on top of mine;) I like the coffee in the berries idea

  40. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on February 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    That pasta looks really cool! I need to get one!

  41. Sara (Miles & Manhattan) on February 2, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    SO excited for your recap!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And i think i need to get a spiralizer….!!

  42. Krystina (Crunchy Granola Girl) on February 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I MUST try that pasta. It reminds me of a raw alfredo that I love.

  43. Christina on February 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    That “spaghetti” looks so darn good I’m ready to buy a spiralizer right now! I been thinking about buying one but I wasn’t sure if I’d really use it. Problem is the hubs swears he hates sweet potato lol I don’t think he’d eat spiralized zucchini either, maybe I should check it out

  44. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on February 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    whaaat! that is awesome, i am totally doing that to my sweet potato tomorrow- thanks for idea !

  45. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on February 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Well I hope you get to stay in Tucson — fingers crossed for you girly!!!

    A spiralized sweet potato. Ok — I officially need a spiralizer!

  46. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on February 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    OMG! I just got so excited seeing that sweet potato spaghetti- I am obsessed with sweetie potatoes, so would be a perfect recipe, if only I had a spiralizer!

    Btw, I went to a boot camp class at my local Lulu, and it was ahhhmazing- I didn’t realize they have such great classes!

  47. Conni on February 2, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    So I was started the WSU this week, I figured it would be something I could do on top of my dance schedule. Ummm yea, I dance 13-17 hours a week and with WSU on top of that……………..good thing I love that sore feeling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on February 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I’d never think to use b-squash as a pasta!! Bet it was delicious!!

  49. Beatrix on February 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    What an awesome quote… I’ve heard it somewhere before, but nice to read it again.

  50. valen on February 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Glad at least someone on this planet likes Sun Warrior. Its fine in a smoothie, but in other stuff I can’t stand it. Its not like whey where you can mix it with nut butter and have it taste good or tolerable. Before I ate whey I was eating warrior (I think sun warrior is a much more nutritious powder than any other!! and would love to consume just that, but I got tired of gagging over my sink).

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      wow i’m the total opposite- whey tastes horrible to me after using sun warrior

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