Behold!

Juicer + Vitamix

Soda Stream + Espresso Machine

…our new kitchen toys in all of their glory.

On her journey back to Australia, Jackie’s mom spent a few more days with us and in one foul swoop, she turned our 2-star B&B into a 3-star B&B (guests still have to sleep on the couch, sorry!) Now when you book a few nights at Cuba Libre, you can expect to be woken up by the aroma of freshly ground “Black Cat” espresso, your choice of a greek yogurt bowl with fresh fruit, granola and honey or a healthy protein-packed breakfast smoothie! Throughout the day, enjoy unlimited access to soda water and organic veggies grown from our garden. Your stay also includes the company of 2 adorable kittens and a dose of allergy medicine if needed. Friends and family – we’re taking reservations now! Please come visit!

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When I was in college, I became quite the smoothie connoisseur. I worked behind the smoothie bar at Vitamin Barn, the local spot for acai bowls, smoothies, juices, and wheat grass shots! It was at Vitamin Barn that I was first introduced to stuff like “The Wellness Shot” (a crazy ounce of ginger, echinacea, lemon and oregano oil), fish oil, Bio-K, and protein powder. I still remember the recipe for my favorite smoothie, the “Pamela” (rumored to be named after Pamela Anderson, hah!) — we tried recreating it this morning and it’s just as amazing as I remember it. Ginger fans, you must give this a try. It’s refreshing on a hot, summery day and a great way to kick-start your day with a boost of energy.

The Pamela

– Coconut milk (the diluted kind, not the coconut cream that you buy in a can) (1 cup)

– Frozen Strawberries (1 cup)

– Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (1 scoop)

– Juiced Ginger (1 oz.)

*Optional 1 oz of Flaxseed oil for some good fats, Glutamine for immune health and muscle recovery, Acidophilus for some probiotics, and/or Choline Cocktail for energy…*

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