Smoothie 2.0

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After being here for a bit longer, our smoothie recipe changed a bit.  While our first one was a bit “Canadian” still, this version is much more Costa Rican! Fruits are way more exotic and it changes depending on what is ripe and available at the moment. Here’s one of our favorite! So here are our main ingredients! 1 coconut (we keep that, it’s a must. The water is just delicious is a smoothie!) 1 box of strawberries (we do love our strawberries. They stayed from the first recipe.) 1 fresh mango (no way we can forget our mango!!! It’s …

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Plants of Puerto Viejo

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Living in the jungle has good and bad sides. One of the good one is that you get to see so much pretty things. In Puerto Viejo, especially around our cabina, everything is green, lush and wild. Every once in a while, you’re going to be lucky enough to see a splash of color. After visiting the cloud forest, I now know why flowers aren’t green! Because if they were, birds, bees and other pollinator would never see them. If flowers are pink, red, orange, purple or yellow, it’s because they catch the animals’ eyes. It makes sense, really. When …

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The Animals of Costa Rica

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There’s a few animals here, since we live in the jungle. Some are scary, some are friendly and some are just… really weird. Let’s take a look at them! (Okay, not ALL of them are going to be animals, some are insects…) THE GIANT MOTH (Really Scary) We were just outside in the kitchen (because yes, the kitchen IS outside) when I saw something that looked like a flying around the lamp. I may have scream a little bit and thought the bat would leave, because they usually don’t like light. Well, this thing stayed! So while I went hiding …

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Jaguar Rescue Center

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We visited the Jaguar Rescue Center last week and had a lot of fun there! All the animals that are there are supposed to go back to nature, if they can. Some can’t, because they’ve been too injured or had too many contacts with humans, but most of them are going to go back. During our visit, we saw a little bit of everything: birds that had been shot in the wings or that lost an eye, an endangered white tail deer, an anteater that had grown up as someone’s pet, an ocelot that someone tried to take to Panama, a sloth …

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How to make the best smoothie EVER

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The steps are really simple. All you need is: 1 box of fresh stawberries 1 box of fresh blackberries 1 fresh mango 1 coconut (you want the water in it, not the flesh) Then you blend all of it together and: Here is the deliciiiiious result! It’s 100% natural and you just can’t get better than that.

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