I really love sangria. I love it so much that sometimes my girlfriends and I are referred to as The Sangria Sisters — and I’m not mad at it! I also like to eat (and drink) as seasonally as possible, so I created this holiday sangria recipe inspired by seasonal flavours, Gatsby glam, and New Years Eve bubbly. Traditional sangria gets a luxurious makeover in my Sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria — I’m swapping wine for bubbles, and infusing the recipe with flavours of pomegranate, cranberry, orange, and ginger, plus a healthy splash of Grand Marnier to send it over the top. Enjoy this sangria at your holiday parties, or to ring in the New Year, because as the great F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” Cheers!
I believe that if you’re going to treat yourself, you can nourish yourself at the same time — so this year I’m putting a whole food spin on traditional holiday sweets. These are my kind of treats — the ones you feel really good about indulging in (sometimes I even have them with my morning coffee!). Next time you’re looking for a quick, no-bake, holiday party treat, try my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Energy Bites! They’re a healthier alternative to traditional holiday truffles or rich, chocolate-based desserts. They’re also vegan and free of gluten and refined sugar — perfect for parties where guests have food sensitivities and allergies. You can whip these festive little bites up in just 10 minutes, and keep them on-hand for last-minute guests, holiday gatherings, or all for yourself!
Sangria has been my summer beverage of choice for as long as I can remember, so over the years my friends and I have perfected the recipe! Our White Citrus Sangria is a crisp and refreshing white wine-based drink that’s perfect for summer parties, backyard barbeques, or even camping. This sangria is really easy to drink (maybe a little too easy!) and people who don’t drink wine usually like it, too. It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe that’s fun to make with friends, so next time you’re entertaining, try it out — it always gets the party started!
I’ve been eating so much watermelon lately! I can’t help it, it’s just so delicious and hydrating. Today I’m sharing a simple juice recipe that involves a whole lotta watermelon — and all you need are 4 ingredients to make my Detoxifying Watermelon Mint Limeade! I’ve also been catching a lot of hot yoga classes lately, and indulging in a big glass of this juice after practice to rehydrate and help detoxify. Also, how gorgeous is this colour combination?
Need to make a last minute dessert this weekend? Whip up my Vegan Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries in ten minutes or less, with only 4 ingredients (including the strawberries) that I bet you already have in your kitchen! They’re super clean, made with natural ingredients, vegan, dairy free and gluten free.
I get together with my college friends once a week for dinner. Each week we alternate who hosts, and if you’re not hosting, you bring a bottle of wine for everyone to enjoy. Pretty sweet deal, right? I absolutely love our little tradition and look forward to catching up with my girls each week.
Last time I hosted dinner, I made basa fish tacos with all the fixings — and today I’m sharing the recipes for my favourite 3 Fresh & Festive Taco Toppings! I really enjoy authentic Mexican food, and could happily eat it everyday for the rest of my life. The flavours are so fresh and festive!
To kick things off here at JustineCelina, I thought I would share a recipe for one of my most popular Instagram photos. I came up this this recipe during an intense flowering hibiscus tea drinking phase earlier this winter. Hibiscus tea always reminds me of the time I’ve spent in Huatulco Mexico, where hibiscus flowers grow wild. I’m transported back to that place every time I take a sip! In Mexico, the dried hibiscus flowers used to make this tea are known as “Jamaica” (pronounced hah-mike-ah). My Super C Hibiscus Berry Smoothie is inspired by an Agua de Jamaica drink I enjoyed during my last trip.