At Cali HQ, we’ve been working our fruity butts off in preparation for the fast approaching summer season. With a bit of trial and error and maybe a little taste testing (guilty!) we’ve improved on some old faves but we’ve also created some super fresh, ‘n’ super clean newbies we know you’re going to love. So get ready to tantalise your tastebuds peeps, because we’re so ready to give you all them #summer feels.
That’s right team, SUMMER. IS. HERE! Almost…
Temperatures are rising, days are longer and the Cali crew are busy prepping for what is going to be the ultimate summer season. Check out our teams TOP 10 Summer must do’s!
Many define feeling energised/having energy, as the epitome of wellness and health. So we got to thinking… what would happen if we based our decisions around maximising our energy stores? Whether it is mental, physical, or even emotional, living in 2017 means we use up a lot of energy each day. Regardless of differences in lifestyle, we want to share with you the top five hacks we believe you can implement into your daily routines for some slow release, but kick-ass energy!
Prepare to have your minds blown people; this is the most delicious gluten-free, muffin recipe you are ever going to find on the Internet. Big call, we know, but this Green Kitchen Stories recipe takes ‘muffins’ to a whole new level and the sweet fragrance of apple and cinnamon floating through your kitchen. Not only do these muffins have shredded apple in the batter and sliced apple on top but they also hold small golden pockets of apple sauce in the middle. A serenade of apple flavours and textures paired with warm spices that just sing happy songs together! Switch on your oven…
If you’ve ever tried Banoffee Pie, you’ll know it’s notoriously irresistible and usually full of all things naughty. Thanks to Oh She Glows (originally adapted from My New Roots) we’ve managed to find a vegan version that’s still just as decadent, but super light and healthy too. We’re talking almond-oat crust layered with sticky date caramel, sweet banana coins, luxurious whipped coconut cream and shaved dark chocolate to make for an insanely delicious pie that’s sure to impress.
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.
After a long day at work, crafting a healthy meal may not sound exciting, but realistically, this is when we need quality nutrition the most. Energy levels and stress hormones should be taken care of through a proper, nourishing dinner and the good news is, it doesn’t need to be tricky. So, thanks to Sami Bloom, we have some great tips and tricks to save you time in the kitchen, making sure that by 7pm you aren’t reaching for fast food delivery apps or just settling for toast.
With the weather cooling down, it’s time for us to add some winter favourites to our menu. Our new offering features a nourishing bowl of porridge prepared with organic steel cut oats and a delicious melt in your mouth toasty that’s as equally awesome for brekky as it is for lunch. Need a hot drink? Our new Fireball elixir is designed to be the ultimate immunity building and flu preventative, fully equipped with antibacterial properties. Read on for a detailed look into all the winter warmers AVAILABLE NOW in all Cali cafes.
Baby it’s cold outside!!! And we don’t know about you guys, but when it’s cold we crave the hallmark of fast food establishments… burgers, fries and soft drinks. But, as our trio below proves, they don’t have to be greasy, filled with cheap ingredients and loaded with sugar! Yep, that goes for the ‘fizzy drink’ as well. Tell you more? Check out this Wholesome Cook recipe that is living proof that burgers, chippies and soft drinks don’t have to be all junky.
With the chilly winter weather on the way, for all of us comes the risk of those unwelcome coughs, head colds and the dreaded flu. It’s hard to get through the sneezing season without succumbing to some sort of illness, so we thought we’d give you some tips on how best to ‘bulletproof your immune system’ to fight off viruses, bacteria and beat the winter nasties!