How To: Get Summer Body Ready With Leah Simmons

We all have those summer fitness goals, but there’s a good chance that winter might have set you back a bit. That said, we were keen to find out how to make the most out of spring to get fit for our favourite season of the year – summer! And who better to give us a heads up than qualified Pilates teacher and fitness instructor Leah Simmons. Check out the chat we had with Leah below and get yourself motivated for warmer days, just around the corner.

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Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Pasta – Cali Press

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Pasta – Cali Press

Butternut pumpkin pasta has long been a staple during the winter months and despite the visuals that spring to mind (Mmmm butter!) this is not a sauce-heavy pasta. In fact, the thing we love most about this dish is that it’s so damn tasty you don’t even miss all that sauce! The whole wheat flavour of the pasta balances perfectly with the roasted pumpkin and salty overtones of cheese, making this meal absolutely delicious! So here it is, check out Naturally Ella’s recipe for an easy prep weeknight pasta featuring savoury roasted pumpkin with butter, parmesan, walnuts, and rosemary.

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Recipe: Chilli Con Veggie – Cali Press

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!

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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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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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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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