Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are a type of super food that has recently gained some popularity in main stream society.  Have you heard of them?  Well, if you would like to try some, come by and see us!  Chia seeds are one of the many super foods we use at the Free Bird in our smoothies as well as in some baked goods.  Chia seeds have been used for thousands of years in regions like Mexico, and they were part of the diet of the Aztec people.  Chia seeds have been know to increase energy and stamina.  A one ounce serving of chia seeds will provide 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, 27% of phosphorus, and 30% of manganese.  They are also a good source of omega 3 and omega 6 oils, essential fatty acids, they contain antioxidants, fiber and protein.  Chia seeds are also good for helping to maintain hydration.  We have more information at the Free Bird on chia seeds and all the other super foods we offer, so come by and see us and let us make you a super healthy super tasty beverage!


Winter is coming!

It's a lovely time of year in Tahoe, and one of our favorite seasons is just beginning, WINTER!  The ski resorts are starting to open, and the Free Bird is back in action this weekend after our fall break.  We are looking forward to a winter full of beautiful powder days and a lot of hot delicious drinks to keep us warm from the inside out.  We are serving several types of homemade chai these days, our traditional house chai with black tea and indian spices, our African red chai made with rooibos red tea, and our yerba mate chai!  All three are delightful and will keep you toasty warm on the coldest of winter days.  We are now serving coffee from two roasters as well, Barefoot Coffee Works from San Jose and The Hub Coffee Roasters from Reno.  Both are so good, we couldn't decide which one to carry, so we just decided on both.  We are looking forward to busy winter and we can't wait to see you all on your way to the slopes!


Fall has arrived in Tahoe

Well, we are saying goodbye to a beautiful and busy summer here in South Lake Tahoe. Today brings the first snow of the season, so it's time for every one to get ready for another awesome winter! We had an exciting summer at the Free Bird, and we hope you all got to come by and enjoy some coconut limeade, hibiscus lemonade, or some of our other summer specials. We will be serving soups, other lite bites, and a variety of lovely hot drinks as the weather continues to get chilly. Come by for a hot chocolate, espresso drink, or a hot homemade chai topped with homemeade whip cream. We will keep you warm all winter long!


Amgen Tour of California starting in South Lake Tahoe

Summer is right around the corner, and we are getting ready at the Free Bird! This weekend brings the Amgen bike race, which will be kicking off in South Lake Tahoe.

The whole town is excited to share the beauty of Tahoe with cycling enthusiasts from all around the world. It has been amazing this week to watch the teams of pro athletes riding right past our shop through out the day, adjusting to the elevation and preparing for the race. The Amgen tour is a Tour de France style cycling race and is the largest race of its kind in America. South Lake Tahoe is expecting to have upwards of 30,000 spectators this weekend to watch the 400 plus riders begin their race. The weather is supposed to be iffy, but I predict that it will be dramatically beautiful and provide a picture perfect backdrop, as Tahoe so often does.

We will be serving up plenty of iced or hot beverages whatever the weather decides to do, and we will enjoy watching the race right from our shop. Come by for a homemade chai, or a refreshing homemade hibiscus lemonade, new for the summer!


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We are excited to share with you all the fun, interesting, and health conscious things we have happening in our cafe.  We are a small cafe, but we are always looking at the big picture.  We get our ingredients from sources as local as possible, and we use lots of organic and all natural products.  We are always learning more about food, health, and ways to improve ourselves and the world around us.  We love to share this information with our patrons.

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