Un-beetable Lunch + a Giveaway

Heyyyyy 😀 How are ya? Hope your day is going well <3 I loved reading about which workouts get ya excited. It’s always a good idea to take the “work” out of working out 😀

It’s going to STORM here any second.

I know this because Viesa can tell when it’s going to rain:


My little Shiba chicken 😉

This morning, I got some work done and snacked on my beloved smoothie whilst typing away:


Choc Cherry Bomb dot com

After a while, I went up to the yoga room to TURBOFIRE it up!

Oh. My. Stars.

What a workout. Today was Fire 45 + Stretch 10 and I loved every schweaty, booty-shaking, jumping second. ‘Twas amazeballs.


coco water

For lunch, I really wanted a salad beast but our greens stash is dwindling, so something even better happened.

I peeled a giant beet, chopped it up and seasoned with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.


Mark of a hardcore beet lover:

beet (2)

After roasting for 20 minutes at 400*, I added the chopped beet to an oat bran pita with arugula, goat gouda, Fig vinegar and Garlic Gold.


Mind was blown. I LOVE beet + goat cheese + arugula and in pita form, it was incredible.

Dessert was the last raw cacao-cayenne truffle:


Guess I’ll have to make some more 😉

As you guys have probably figured out, I haven’t been eating as raw as usual lately. Our organic produce has been scant here in Valdizzy, but I’ve enjoyed quite a few raw desserts (like this raw strawberry tart and multiple macaroons!).

I’m pretty stoked because Pure Market Express (a raw food delivery service, reviewed *here*) is offering an awesome deal on shipping right now- it’s $10 for orders over $50. This is pretty amazing because shipping is a beast and is usually very expensive in order to get the food delivered quickly. When you add $50 worth of product to your cart, the $10 shipping deal will happen automatically. Baller.

Executive Chef Rebecca Irey:


I’m really excited to order some food from Pure Market Express this week (love the Mexi rice!!!) –I know how to make it but food always tastes better when someone else does the work- and am even more excited that Rebecca is offering a giveaway for ya’ll.

Giveaway time!!!

-One lucky winner will receive a free entree or dessert from Pure Market Express

Bonus: I’ll throw in some raw cacao macaroons 😉

How to enter?

-Check out the website and leave a comment with what you would choose for your freebie (entree or dessert)

Winner will be announced before my AM weights sesh tomorrow, 7/13 (around 8AM EST).

Ready… set… go!



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  1. Suzanne on July 13, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I cannot decide!! I’m torn between the bliss balls and the black bean burgers… thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  2. court&whit on July 13, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Since last week we did the Inferno Plan of Turbo Fire, today was officially are first day starting the program, so we did Fire 30, stretch 10. Oh and as far as the giveaway goes, we would go for the Cinnamon Rolls! MMM

  3. michelle on July 13, 2010 at 12:15 am

    chocolate cheesecake was calling my name. ive never had the real thing so i wont be comparing it, ill be like… a virgin cheesecake eater?

  4. Kayci on July 13, 2010 at 12:16 am

    salmon and hollandaise! how do they make that?!

  5. April B. on July 13, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Brownie bites with vanilla frosting…they look amazing!!!!

  6. Robyn M. on July 13, 2010 at 12:31 am

    The raw sausage pizza would make this celiac a very happy girl!

  7. Laura on July 13, 2010 at 12:34 am

    The Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Layer Cake sounds A M A Z I N G! Good thing there isn’t a picture of it, I might try to lick the sceen 😉

  8. Hotchick on July 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Bliss balls… because they look just like your raw cocoa-cayenne truffle.

  9. sarah on July 13, 2010 at 12:41 am

    everything looks amazing! what’s your fave? i’d have to choose the donut holes. donuts, really?!!

  10. Court&Whit on July 13, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Hey! It looks like you like Turbo Fire A LOT! My sister is a beach body coach so if you would like to order anything else or even some shakeology, then just check out her my blog for more info!


  11. Teresa on July 13, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I would choose the pad Thai… It sounds delish

  12. Ilene on July 13, 2010 at 12:54 am

    brownie Bites! Mmmm

  13. Annie @ Delicious Wellness on July 13, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I would choose the strawberry shortcake or the chocolate cheesecake! What a cool website.

  14. Sara on July 13, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I would love to try the lasagna~ pesto with pistachios?! YUM. But honestly, I’d eat anything on the menu!

  15. Amy @ Amy Starts To Run on July 13, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Layer Cake, oh my! Doesn’t have a picture, but anything with that description deserves to be eaten!

  16. Kristy on July 13, 2010 at 1:27 am

    The lasagna sounds deeeee-lish! I’ve recently become (mostly) vegetarian, and this twist on one of my favorite foods (ever!) jumped out at me 🙂

  17. Linda on July 13, 2010 at 1:43 am

    The banana cream pie looks incredible! But more than that, I woul love to “win” you macaroons :). Thanks, Gina, for the opportunity to win a great prize.

    (This might be a duplicate – not sure my first attempt posted)

  18. Katie on July 13, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Baked Mac n Cheese!

  19. Danielle on July 13, 2010 at 2:28 am

    I’d love to try the french toast oatmeal – sounds delicious!

  20. amanda on July 13, 2010 at 3:10 am

    I would choose the chocolate chip cookies. They look like raw cookie dough balls…yum.

  21. I know how much you love Indian Food- here’s a blog I follow which I think you’ll like! http://enjoyindianfood.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

  22. Danielle on July 13, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I would either choose the chocolate cheesecake or apple pie, both look delicious! And of course I’d love to try your macaroons!

  23. Stef on July 13, 2010 at 6:22 am

    great giveaway. I always wanted to try raw food but somehow I never seem to have the time to try the recipes I’ve seen so far.
    I’d go with the chocolate cheesecake which looks really yummi!

  24. Ashlei on July 13, 2010 at 6:30 am

    I would love to try the apple pie! Though everything looks amazing and is gluten-free 😀

  25. Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life on July 13, 2010 at 6:44 am


    THANK YOU for that beet recipe. I have mountains of beets in my fridge from our CSA and I’m getting tired of trying to find things to put them in!!

  26. Raz on July 13, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Is there one area compiled to see your recipes using the Raw Vegan? I just purchased it from your store & it would be nice to see how it is used as an ingredient. 🙂

  27. katie on July 13, 2010 at 7:14 am

    I have wanted to try p90x or turbofire or something like that, do you have any recommendations on where to start? I’m in pretty decent shape, but I would like a challenge. Thoughts on how you know if you are ready for one of those programs or where a person should start?

    • Fitnessista on July 13, 2010 at 8:41 am

      it depends.. are you looking for a cardio or strength training program?

  28. Beth on July 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Chocolate cheesecake, you can never go wrong with chocolate!

  29. Katie on July 13, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Everything looks so good! I think I’d try the lasagna… I’ve never had it raw before and it looks delicious. Thanks for the giveaway, G, and have a good weight training sesh!

  30. Erin on July 13, 2010 at 7:28 am

    It all looks good, but I can never resist lasagna – I’ve never had it raw before and I’d love to try it.

  31. Meaghan on July 13, 2010 at 7:39 am

    The chocolate chip cookies look absolutely devastating! Viesa looks extra cute today- our little girl Shiba likes to hide behind the couch when it thunders.

  32. Marissa on July 13, 2010 at 7:51 am

    The Sausage Pizza intrigues me. 🙂 And I would LOVE to try your macaroons! Mmmmm.

  33. Megan on July 13, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Tostadas, because as of late I’m addicted to tasty south of the boarder food!

  34. Paula P. on July 13, 2010 at 8:07 am

    The pineapple slaw looks yummy!!! Would love to try it…..and the chocolate cheesecake too!

  35. Kristy on July 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

    The cinnamon rolls are beyond my wildest dreams, wonder if they taste as good as they look? I would enjoy tasting their “spanish rice” most. My boyfriend is Puerto Rican, We.Eat.Lots.Of.Rice. Doubt they got the authentic spanish flavor I even struggle at times, but you never know…

    BTW: All of the pantry picks are flirting with me. Hope you get yourself some goodies and give us some feedback 🙂