Recipe: Xmas Cold Pressed Cocktails – Cali Press

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.

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Recipe: The Most Indulgently Healthy Xmas Dessert – Cali Press

Since discovering the deliciousness of vegan mousse, we haven’t been able to stop looking for great recipes. For all of you chocolate-mint lovers out there, this friends is the ultimate recipe (thanks to The Minimalist Baker)! We’re talking, vegan dark chocolate mousse infused with pure mint. Fluffy, rich, intensely satisfying and the perfect healthier dessert option for the silly season.

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5 Best: Homemade Foodie Xmas Gifts – Cali Press

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means it’s time to get thoughtful when it comes to what’s going under that tree. At Cali, we are big fans of all things natural and organic, which is why we thought we would share with you our 5 best food ideas for giving a healthy homemade gift straight from the heart. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love something homemade? Find your favourite below.

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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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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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Recipe: Raw Vegan Chocolate Molten Lava Cake – Cali Press

Holy cow! If you like chocolate, you’ll love this recipe thanks to This Rawsome Vegan Life.

Imagine a mega awesome, super chocolate party in your mouth that results in an excellent, ethereal sense of wellbeing… this recipe is it. Don’t worry if that sounds too intense – you can handle it. You’re stronger than you think… Like an ant lifting 5,000 times it’s body weight.

This recipe uses the secret ingredient of cacao butter instead of coconut oil for the liquid centre and we love it! The cacao plant gives us endless delicious food options, with a host of nutritional benefits… just listen to this guy rave about the godly benefits and you’ll be a chocoholic for life!

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Mac ‘n’ Tease: The yummiest and healthiest recipe ever

So, what makes this My New Roots mac ‘n’ tease recipe so good? It’s vegan! Not one speck of cheese or milk or butter or cream in sight. Nope. Instead the delectable sauce is a winning combination of roasted butternut squash, garlic, creamy butter beans, and cheesy nutritional yeast. Although not exactly like the cheese sauce of yore, it is still completely smooth, creamy, rich, and deeply satisfying when combined with fat noodles and the most amazing non-breadcrumb-topping made out of sunflower seeds. That’s right.

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SOUP-A-LOOP: The Perfect Red Curry and Lemongrass Winter Soup Recipe

Now this is certainly a warm and spicy soup for the soul which is perfect for winter. We’re big fans of the blog Love and Lemons authored by Austin based husband and wife Jeanie and Jack who often complete their delectable recipes with a squeeze of lemon (hence the name). Their recipes are mostly vegetarian (although they aren’t entirely themselves) and their cookbook ‘The Love and Lemons’ was released at the end of March.

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Must Have Mushroom Soop

For a long time now, the team at Cali Press have seriously admired the work of the incredible little family that makes up Green Kitchen Stories. When David and Luise aren’t busy working, or taking care of their beautiful daughter, they are in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and coming up with super tasty, healthy and simple vegetarian recipes only using natural ingredients. It didn’t come as a surprise when they were announced the winners of Saveur’s ‘Best Food Blog Awards’ a few years ago.

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