A NEW YEAR, A NEW PIZZA!
Chicago Town's first vegan pizza, Sticky BBQ Jackfruit, proved so popular that the company decided to launch two brand new vegan pizzas.
And this comes with a warning ...
be prepared for your love of pizza to get even stronger with Vegan Deep Dish Cheeezeburger.
Chicago Town has filled its iconic deep dish crust with plenty of the finest burger sauce to create the ultimate base. This pizza, although small, is indeed mighty. Topped with delish vegan mince, red onions, tomatoes, gherkins and sprinkled with mozzarella alternative, yum, believe me, the flavour is irresistible. What's more, it's tasty enough to attract non-vegans too, so don't let that vegan label put you off!
This latest Chicago Town pizza offering joins their existing Deep Dish Cheeseburger pizza. Now that’s what you call the ultimate pizza offering, an option for both plant-based eaters and those who still prefer a meaty feast.
Also joining Takeaway, the UK’s number 1 frozen pizza range, Chicago Town has launched Vegan Tomato Stuffed Crust Takeaway Smokey Bac’n and Mushroom. This indulgent sauce-filled crust gets baked in consumer’s ovens, so when it's ready, you have that authentic takeaway taste.
This pizza is topped with a smoked gouda alternative and smoky vegan bacon accompanied by red onions and mushrooms.
Chicago Town spokesperson, Rachel Bradshaw said, “We are really excited to expand our vegan offering in Takeaway as well as launching our first Vegan Deep Dish variant. We know that consumers love indulgent flavours in vegan pizza, our Vegan Tomato Stuffed Crust Sticky BBQ Jackfruit is the best-selling vegan pizza on the market in 2020. We’ve created Deep Dish Cheeezeburger and Tomato Stuffed Crust Smokey Bac’n and Mushroom for our vegan pizza lovers, but anyone can enjoy them - vegetarian, flexitarian, anyone who has a passion for pizza!”
Both new products, Vegan Deep Dish Cheeezeburger and Vegan Tomato Stuffed Crust Takeaway Bac’n and Mushroom are also registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.
Serin Price, Vegan Society spokesperson said, "We're so pleased to see Chicago Town expanding its vegan range after the successful launch of its delicious tomato stuffed crust pizza in 2020. We know the vegan community appreciates having quick meal options from brands they know and love and knowing that they have the Vegan Trademark gives people confidence.”
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PLANT POWERED BRAIN FOOD
Brainzyme® Focus brain food supplements are designed to improve focus, mood, memory and give a 100% natural energy boost. The fast-acting capsules are easily absorbed to help you achieve ‘flow state’, which allows you to work efficiently without becoming distracted or feeling under pressure. There are three products in the Brainzyme Focus ® range: Original, Pro and Elite. How do they differ?
Focus Original™ helps you focus and feel calm. It combines Guarana and Choline nootropic components including L-Theanine, EGCG and Polyphenols with a Brainzyme® blend of B-vitamins and minerals to support your body and brain. In short, it may help you get more done!
Focus Pro™ great for boosting motivation and giving additional memory support. 20 active ingredients include high levels of L-Theanine, EGCG and Polyphenols to help you focus on the task in hand, Guarana to keep fatigue at bay while allowing you to maintain alertness, Choline for brain function, Ginkgo Biloba to help support memory and increase blood flow to the brain while delivering vital oxygen to improve brain power.
[note: after only a week of trying these supplements, my energy levels have increased and I do not tire as easily as before.]
Focus Elite™ Enhances mood, helps memory, boosts focus levels whilst relieving stress. Jam packed with nutrients to support long-term brain health, it utilises Panax Ginseng to invigorate brain and body while supporting social functioning and mood. It also has Guarana, Ginkgo Biloba, Choline and Curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. L. Acidophilus, a live culture, is included as scientists increasingly find more links between gut health and brain performance. Acetyl L-Carnitine, a mitochondrial energy optimiser,supports energy production at the cellular level.
[note: when I take these Elite supplements, I find I am able to concentrate more easily without my mind racing off in several different directions at once which it normally tends to do!]
Brainzyme® Focus supplements are available from www.brainzyme.com
They cost £18 for a month's supply (60 capsules) of Original, £29 for Pro and £47 for Elite.
Brainzyme® was launched in 2016 by Edinburgh company Better Nutritional Science Ltd. as the UK's first ‘natural nootropic’ to help support brain function. Brainzyme’s brain food supplements contain plant-powered ingredients, vitamins and minerals that have been scientifically proven to support concentration, cognition, memory, mental performance and reduce tiredness. Brainzyme® is based on ingredient research from leading neuro-cognitive and nutritional experts, including the 18-member panel at EFSA. Better Nutritional Science Ltd. was awarded Scottish Enterprise’s Wider Innovation grant in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Naturya's Organic Plant SuperProteins
What exactly are they?
A combination of cold-pressed hemp seeds lightly sweetened with coconut sugar, blended with fruit and superfoods. Result? A scrummy, nutrient-rich, protein powder that fights fatigue, helps maintain normal muscle function, supports the immune system and they're a good source of fibre too. There are three flavours to choose from : banana baobab, acai strawberry and cacao maca, all give an extra pzzazz to smoothies, porridge or milkshakes.
Size: 250g RRP: £11.99
Recipe for Cacao Protein Mousse (courtesy of Naturya)
It's easy, all you need is: half an avocado, 2 tbsp rolled oats, 30g Cacao Maca SiperProtein, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp agave syrup and 1 tbsp nut butter. Add eveything to 150ml plant milk and pop in your food blender. Pour into a bowl and top with fruit.
.Hang on though, there's more... NATURYA'S NEW ORGANIC FUNCTIONAL BLENDS
ENERGY: Zingy superfoods Baobab, Banana, Camu Camu combine with Ginger to provide a refreshing energy-boosting blend
IMMUNITY: Delicious nutrient-dense superfoods such as Barleygrass, Chlorella and Turmeric with organic, vitamin C rich fruit powders create a nourishing and clean immune-boosting blend
COGNITION: Superfoods Maca, Cacao and Lucuma mix with Date and Carob for a chocolate flavoured cognitive-health supporting blend
• One serving contains approx. 3/4 of your recommended daily intake of vitamin B2
• High in protein and fibre
• Supports immunity and protects against oxidative stress
• Perfect for adding to smoothies, baking, hot drinks, juice shots or stirring into porridge or yoghurt
Size: 250g RRP: £11.99
Naturya's Plant SuperProteins and Functional Blends are available in Tesco stores. Give them a try, you'll be glad you did!
Naturya is one of the UK’s market leading superfood brands, known for providing a top quality range of vegan and organic products of single ingredient superfoods, blends, proteins and breakfast boosts. They use only the finest organic superfoods harvested from around the world. Core drivers are personal health, planetary well-being and animal welfare.
There are lots of recipes on Naturya's site HERE do have a look .... here's one below
Exotic Energy Bowl (recipe courtesy of Naturya)
Prep Time: 3mins Cook Time: 1min Serves: 1
This smoothie full of exotic flavours contains Vitamin C, copper and manganese to help you feel energised and refreshed.
Ingredients : ½ cup oat or cashew milk - ½ kiwi - ½ cup frozen pineapple & mango - ½ banana - 1/3 cup soya yoghurt - 25g Energy Functional Blend
Method : Pour milk in blender, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and garnish with kiwi, coconut flakes or whatever you choose.
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