Recipe: The Best Damn Vegan Nachos – Cali Press

The search is over and just in time for National Nachos Day (Nov 6th) and thanks to The Minimalist Baker we have found the recipe for the BEST DAMN VEGAN NACHOS! With summer well and truly en route, we’re all looking for the perfect party pleaser and some serious late night munchie material. What makes this recipe great is that it’s not only ridiculously delicious but it’s unbelievably and undetectably vegan! We’re talking salty tortilla chips, meets fresh and chunky salsa, meets creamy vegan queso. So heat up your beans, mash that guac and get ready to go to town!

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Spotlight On: The Awesomeness of Watermelon Juice – Cali Press

Is there really any other produce that screams ‘summer’s near’ quite like watermelon? We don’t think so… and that’s why it’s the ONLY ingredient in our Seasonal Spring Juice. Whether it’s watermelon’s refreshing sweetness or its vibrant colour, it’s an awesome addition to any plate. It also boasts some seriously powerful health benefits that cover everything from the function of your brain all the way down to the cells in your feet.

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Halloween Special: Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – Cali Press

October has crept up on us and that means Halloween has too! Here at Cali, we know that usually means knock ‘n’ run and a lot of sugar… for the kids at least! So we thought it would be a cool idea to test out a pumpkin pie smoothie recipe by Honestly Nourished to see if it could curb that sweet tooth craving while keeping the Halloween spirit alive.

Well peeps, the verdict is in and we’re happy to announce it’s simply delicious! Since we loved it so much, Cali will be offering our own take on the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for a limited time across all cafes as of this Saturday! But just in case you can’t make it in to grab one, we’ve popped the recipe down below. Enjoy!

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Spotlight On: Vegan Mylks – Cali Press

Long gone are the days of a simple coffee order, and while full fat and straight from the cow might still be knocking around, it’s certainly gained a few competitors over the years. Vegan ‘mylk’ options frequently generate chit-chat among our Cali baristas and we’ve even gone as far as to debate cockroach mylk! So with all this choice available, we wanted to see how all these vegan mylks measure up against each other. How do they taste? What are they good for? And why should we consider them over the good ol’ cow? Here’s our take on it:

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Recipe: The Ultimate Veggie Burger – Cali Press

Out of all the meal options available to us, here at Cali we think there are few that make mouths water more than a delicious, juicy burger. Whether it’s a sweet little slider or a beast with the lot, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love a good burger. At Cali, we also love our veggies – like a lot! So when we were asked if we thought we could find a veggie burger that didn’t make us feel like we were missing out on the meat, we jumped at the challenge! And, lo and behold, we found it!… “The Beet Burger”, discovered over at one of our favourite foodie blogs “Green Kitchen Stories”. So here’s the recipe for Cali’s recommendation for the ultimate kind of guilt free veggie burger.

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5 Tips: To Boost Your Energy Levels – Cali Press

Are you sick of your first words for the day being…‘I’m so tired’? Is the fact you’re too pooped to play on weekends totally killing your buzz? Feel like you’re running out of gas before you’ve even worked up a sweat? People of Sydney, we hear you! Now check out these great tips below on how to change the yourself into a full time, fatigue-fighting machine.

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Spotlight On: The Goodness of Açai – Cali Press

One of the biggest superfoods to explode into the health food scene is açai. Pronounced (Ah-sah-ee) it is packed full of health promoting nutrients, some of which are extremely well known for their super high antioxidant levels. Along with the discovery of this awesome superfood also came the discovery of a long list of very unique nutrients that were previously unknown to western scientists.

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How To Stick To A Fitness Routine – Cali Press

How many times have you promised yourself you’d be your ‘fittest self’ this year/month/week and then quit! If you have, we are here to let you know that you are not alone. Stacks of people start fitness routines with the greatest of intentions of becoming stronger, slimmer or simply healthier but then stop when they get bored, things get too hard, they get tired, life becomes too busy or the results just don’t come quick enough. So we’ve put together some simple tips to help you stay motivated even when you might feel the odds are stacked against you.

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Tips: How To Feel Better Fast, Post Travel – Cali Press

There’s a lot of information out there nowadays on how to prepare for healthy travel, snacks to pack for the plane, what to do on board to avoid jet lag, but there seems to be very little on how to settle back into the swing of things post travel. After a flight, our bodies are dehydrated, our appetite is haywire, our circadian rhythm is off, our bowel movements may be on hold and yet we have to be up and at ’em ready to attack a to-do list as long as our arm! So, how are we supposed to do it all when all we want to do is lay down?

We asked Sami Bloom for some great tips that will have you feeling better in no time.

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Spotlight On: Bulletproof Coffee – Cali Press

If you’re a coffee enthusiast it’s highly likely you’ve heard of ‘Bulletproof Coffee’, but if you haven’t your life may be about to change forever. True to its name, slamming one of these “bulletproof” bad boys down in the morning should leave you feeling invincible for the remainder of your day.

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