With the weather being so wiley as of late, admittedly we have spent a bit of extra time indoors. Luckily, our love of healthy comfort food lead us right to this amazing recipe by certified nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill of The Brown Paper Bag. This healthy take on the classic, homemade Chilli Con Carne is the definition of comfort food AND it’s so damn healthy; high in fibre, protein (and it’s meat free), vitamins, minerals AND low in saturated fat, this recipe is a dead-set winner. We recommend enjoying with guacamole, fresh lime, coriander and sweet potato wedges to add the Californian touch. Enjoy!
After months of hot, humid weather mixed in with a couple of crazy storms, we’ve finally reached Autumn which means, breezier weather is on the horizon and so are UGG boots (when it’s cold enough!). Now is such a great time for us all to start strengthening the immune system with nutrient dense fruit and veg that are rich in Vitamin C and living enzymes. To make the ‘five a day’ in-take all the more easier we’ve developed our ‘Autumn Special,’ a grapefruit based cold pressed juice that will act as your one-two punch for combating the cool change. Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit juice hosts an array of health benefits that truly rivals the ever popular orange. Check it out below…
When we first came across this recipe, we definitely did a double take – peaches and burrata, what!? It sounded so unique that we just had to try it and we aren’t sorry! Considering the weather has been so amazing lately and since it’s tomato season, you’ll quickly realise why this is exactly the kind of simple and tasty dinner that hits the spot over these fading days of summer…
When we think of a summer salad, we think of local fresh produce with a bit of zest and zing! That’s why we love with this grain-free, chickpea tabouleh recipe from our friends over at ‘Running On Real Food’. Traditionally, this Middle Eastern dish is made from fresh vegetables, bulgur or couscous, olive oil, sesame and herbs such as parsley and mint. In this grain-free version we’re going to use mashed chickpeas in place of couscous, leave out the olive oil completely, add plenty of garlic, fresh lemon juice, parsley, sea salt and use some tahini to add a creaminess to it all. This twist on the traditional recipe really compliments the rest of those original Middle Eastern flavours and also adds some healthy fibre and protein too! Enjoy.
In the world we live today, it’s easy to think that being ‘busy’ directly translates to “I’m an important person” or “I’m living a full, engaged life.” Being busy (or looking busy) has somehow become a valid excuse for not actually getting much work done at all! So how can we start being time-wise and productive instead of inefficient and time poor? Check out Cali’s favourite tips below.
Starting off your year with a Cali Cleanse means setting a precedent for the rest of the year and a great start in achieving your health goals in 2017. Completing a juice cleanse is a fantastic way to detoxify your body and give it a big dose of nutrient dense fruit and veg while your digestive system has a break!
We really, really love tacos and we especially love when there’s a whole lotta goodness goin’ on inside them too! Lo and behold we have found a recipe that truly blows the unhealthy competition out of the water. A spicy raw walnut mix will act as the protein base while fresh, tangy salsa, smooth avocado slices, and a cashew sour cream inspired sauce will give you the garnished kick you’re after! Wrap it all up in a cabbage, or giant spinach leaf and just you wait to hear that Mariachi band sing…
We totally get it… celebrating the New Year also means celebrating your new beginning, a fresh go at it and the swift bash of the ‘reset’ button. As January rolls around we all feel the need to get serious about goal setting. But here’s the catch – the percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution is a terrifying 8%! Following our discovery of that inspiring statistic, we figured it was time to get real about setting some achievable resolutions. Are you in? Great. Here’s our foolproof faves below:
Traditionally Christmas time means stocking the fridge with a well-known concoction made of beaten eggs, milk, and sugar – Eggnog. While we totally get the appeal of guzzling cup after cup of this ridiculously festive (usually alcoholic) beverage, as lovers of all things healthy we at Cali thought we would offer you guys a deliciously healthy alternative.
Tis’ the season to be jolly and what better way to do so than with a couple of our very own Cali Press cocktails! For a lot of people this time of the year usually means more than a couple of cheeky drinks, so we thought we’d give you guys some ideas to help keep things (a little) cleaner with the help of Cali Press. That’s right people, not only are our raw, cold pressed juices super delicious and super good for you, they can also go down a treat as a mixer for your favourite cocktail.