“…one of our favorite parts of FI is the friends and family it has created for us, many right here in the Skylight cafe.”
– Kristen Napolitano
Hopefully, you have noticed that the CAFE is BACK and with some new great options.
First and foremost, because I know you have all been waiting for them, protein shakes are back. We are using the top-rated proteins from Optimum Nutrition and Garden of Life, and have both whey and vegan options. We have also asked all our trainers to share their favorite shake with you! You can find a menu of their “signature” favorites on the cafe menu, or you can customize your shake any way you would like it! New additions to the shake menu include collagen, matcha, and super greens. Whatever you decide, you can’t go wrong. And we’ve also introduced a “Shake of the Month!” Make sure to try our June Shake of the Month, Pineapple-Mango-Strawberry, with coconut water, vanilla protein, and tropical fruits – Yuuuuum!
Get Buzzed: Cold, Cold Brew
Another big hit is our new cold brew coffee on tap. We have partnered with Sail Away Coffee, and we are in love with their product. All of their coffee is organic and less acidic than regular coffee. Everyone is raving over it – if you doubt me, try it for yourself next time you’re at the gym. We think (ok, we know!) you will love it as much as we do. We have it both on tap or in cans. You can even make it the base of a shake to add a little caffeine jump to your protein shake.
Grab n’ Go, too!
If you are in a rush and need a quick snack, we have some perfect grab-and-go options like MUSH and Perfect Bars. MUSH is ready-to-eat overnight oats that come in a variety of flavors. It’s a great breakfast to have while you are on the go. Perfect Bars are, well, perfect for after your workout as a high-protein snack from whole food sources. Perfect Bars offer a large dose of vitamin and mineral-dense nutrition, thanks to the 20+ organic superfoods found in each bar.
Packing a Little Punch
Lastly, if you want a little boost before your workout but without all the unknowns of a typical pre-workout beverage, grab a Celsius drink from the fridge. Made from green tea, it packs in 200mg of caffeine and seven essential vitamins, but no sugar, no preservatives, and no aspartame. It is the perfect way to energize your body and accelerate your metabolism before a workout.
Although much of what we’re offering at the Cafe is new (or improved), we still have some of our tried and true favorites. Cor has never (and will never, trust me) stop making her baked goods. Made with the best organic ingredients she can find (and she is uncompromising), we all would be lost without her muffins, HiFi Bars (the raspberry-almond are to die for!!!), and mighty bites. We are also still partnered with Eat Better Meals for healthy grab-and-go meals, and of course, you can always stop at the Cafe to chat with friends and grab a cup of tea or coffee.
So the Cafe is back, and while that might not seem like the biggest deal, let’s be real: one of our favorite parts of FI is the friends and family it has created for us, many right here in the Skylight cafe. Enjoy!
About the Author
Among her many roles, Kristen Napolitano manages the Skylight Cafe at Fitness Incentive