Treat Dreams Come True

Hi friends 😀 How’s your morning going? Hope it’s been lovely!

So, last Friday, the detox was catching up to me and I was needing sweets like no one’s biznazz.

I tweeted the call out to the Pilot:


(I set up a Twitter account for him that he’s never used, but I tweet to him anyway)

It was more of a “In my dreams, these treats would show up now, but I’m willing to wait until heart day”… so you can imagine how much my mind was BLOWN when I got home and these were in a box on the doorstep:


An entire Valentine’s goodie package from the Twins! How did they read my mind?!


As you guys know, I’m very good friends with Michelle and Lori (and beg them to bring me treats whenever I see them). Everything they make is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, egg-free, corn-free, with attention paid to nutrition and amazing flavor. How do they do it? I have no idea… I just eat it with a goofy smile on my face.

This Valentine’s Day box included:

-Chocolate chip cookies (my FAVE)

-Brownie bites

-Mint chocolate chip bites

-Raw cacao truffles


I had one of each, danced around in foodgasmic glory, and then put the rest in the freezer until the detox is over. The amazing thing is that this goodie pack is this week’s OpenSky deal- I think it will go up Thursday.  Edited to say: it went up today! This way orders will get there by Valentine’s Day. If you’d like the promo, please *follow me on OpenSky* and you’ll get the email with the promo. It would be amazing to support two of my friends, while enjoying delicious healthy treats at the same time. This goodie pack is the perfect Valentine’s gift for anyone (especially those with certain nutritional needs) or for YOURSELF. Obviously 🙂


Getting My Sprout On!! 😀


Its been a while since I’ve made sprouts and thought it would be a fun salad beast and wrap addition.

Sprouting is one of those things that looks intimidating, but totally isn’t.

All ya have to do is:

1.Pick up a sprouting jar from your health food store and some sprouting seeds,

2. Place the seeds in the jar, fill with water and shake. Rinse well and drain- repeat a couple of times

3. Prop the jar up at an angle (so the water can drain) in a dark place

jar (2)

(a dish rack works perfectly but since we are without, I just angled it by the stove)

4. Rinse and drain twice a day for 3-5 days until the seeds sprout

5. Enjoy!!

I’ll post the finished product so you guys can see what they look like! Alfalfa is working its magic right now in the sprouting jar.

B-fast this morning was something a little autumn-y:


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 😀

-1 C almond milk

-1/2 C pumpkin

-1 T raw cacao powder

-1/2 avocado

-Protein (Sun Warrior + Dr protein)


-cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg

Hit. The. Spot.

I’m off to teach and then getting some groceries- it’s looking a little sad in the fridge 🙂

See ya this afternoon with a fun lunch recipe <3



Today’s tip: Avocado is a fun change from bananas as a smoothie thickener. It adds a lovely texture plus mega dose of healthy fats 🙂

Something to do: Winter Shape Up warriors, please send me your success stories and a pic to fitnessista at gmail dot com (subject: WSU success) so I can include them in next weeks wrap-up post. If you have a blog, include a link and I’ll give ya a shout out, too 😀

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  1. One Healthy Apple on February 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Those treats look fabulous. I don’t know how they do it either, but they sound amazing. i would love something sweet now too.

  2. ashley on February 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Those treats look fabulous! I wonder how the do it, clearly it’s magic. 😉

  3. Samantha on February 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Gina, I am following you on OpenSky but I never recieve promo e-mails. Do you know what could be wrong? I wanna try the twins treats! I follow their blog almost as much as I follow yours :)))

  4. Sara @ The Bucket List on February 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I set up a Twitter account for my boyfriend once, he never goes on. But I send him tweets too every now and then 😉

  5. Christine (The Raw Project) on February 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    That’s so sweet on the sweets! 🙂 And they look wonderful! I’m a huge fan of sprouting and have recently discovered sprouted lentils.

  6. Michelle on February 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve been trying to think of a smoothie that I could incorporate pumpkin into, but I’ve been too scared to try it, afraid that it would taste gross. So I am so excited to try your recipe! Also, I made amazeballs yesterday and am officially addicted! Next time I might have to double the recipe, so my husband can try them. Thanks Gina. Love your blog.

  7. carolinebee on February 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Whaaa that is awesome!!! Lol, i love that your tweet to the *imaginary*/unchecked tag did not go unnoticed!

  8. carolinebee on February 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    ps HAHA i originally typed, “twag”= twitter tag…toooo much!?

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      hahah not at all 🙂

  9. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel on February 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    that is the cutest box and packaging for the gift of yummy goodies!! the raw truffles look especially delicious but they all look to-die for!!! <3

  10. Amanda (Eating Up) on February 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Those treats look SO good! I want some!

  11. Pure2raw twins on February 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    YAY!!! Thanks girl, we owe you so much 🙂

    love you

  12. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on February 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Are you going to be having any special deals on Sun Warrior in the near future? I’ve always been indecisive during your past promos, but I’m hoping to try it soon!

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      yes hopefully soon! if you don’t love it, i’ll eat my dance sneaker

  13. Amy at TheSceneFromMe on February 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Fabulous, how sweet it is to find treats on the doorstep!

  14. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on February 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    What a nice treat to get in the mail! They sound incredible. I’m guessing I’d be going too far in hoping that those goodies are nut free too? 😛

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      not nut free- im sure they make some that are, though!

  15. Stephanie @ Walking my Talk on February 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Oooh…there’s nothing quite like raw cookies. It always amazes me that they can actually be GOOD for you! My favourite raw cookie is a lemon coconut macaroon. So good.

  16. Tenecia on February 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I’m prepping for a figure competition and Twin Cakes Bakery just might be an answer to my “OMG! I need a damn cookie!” prayers 🙂


    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2011 at 12:03 am

      hahah, that it will. 🙂

  17. Namaste Gurl on February 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I’m out of sun warrior- currently using vega vanilla chai, and almost out of that, too! I made a smoothie with pureed carrot, avocado, coconut milk and cocoa powder last night. It was SOOOO yummy 🙂

  18. Namaste Gurl on February 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I’m out of sun warrior- currently using vega vanilla chai, and almost out of that, too! I made a smoothie with pureed carrot, avocado, coconut milk and cocoa powder last night. It was SOOOO yummy 🙂

  19. shannonmarie on February 9, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Yummy. The twins are so sweet and so are their treats 🙂

    A while back I signed up to follow you on Open Sky, but I never get any e-mails. I even placed an order once (don’t worry; I got that with no problem), but still no messages in my inbox. Weird.

  20. Emily on February 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I love your blog! So informative and inspirational!

    I thought you may want to check out this website

    They have 100% organic and vegan cookies in a large variety of flavors. Soooo De-lish!!! And the people there are the nicest. Plus they offer free shipping 🙂

  21. Treadmill Traci on May 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    That’s awesome. Now, we need a little synopsis of your total detox schedule so we can all try it. Give us all a brief overview to look at and then we can try all those recipes too.

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