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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Chia

Posted by on 27th June 2017

chia superfood  SUPERFOOD SERIES: Chia

Don’t be fooled by these tiny seeds. They might be small but they are mighty when it comes to packing a nutrition-dense and energy-boosting punch to your diet.

Originally grown in Mexico, chia seeds were highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value. In fact, they were even used as currency! Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them energy and endurance. Apparently one spoonful of chia could sustain them for 24 hours! Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and the food was known as “runners food” because runners and warriors would use them as fuel while running long distances or during battle.

For that healthy glow and to reduce the signs of ageing, to speed up the skin’s repair systems and prevent further damage, incorporate this antioxidant-rich food into your breakfast cereal and reap the rewards.

Foods that are high in fibre help people to feel full for longer and reduce those sugar cravings. Chia absorbs 10-12 times its weight in water, immediately expanding the stomach when eaten. Because of this, chia seeds can prolong hydration and improve nutrient absorption of electrolytes.

High-fibre diets decrease the prevalence in flare-ups of diverticulitis by absorbing water in the colon and making bowel movements easier to pass, which are crucial for the daily excretion of toxins. Increased fibre intake also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Did you also know that a high-fibre diet can lower the risk of developing diabetes by keeping blood sugar levels stable.

Chia seeds are very high in Omega-3 fatty acids that can assist to decrease the risk of thrombosis and arrhythmias, which are disorders that can lead to heart attack and stroke.

Just one ounce of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily amount of calcium. Calcium is fundamental in bone health and helps maintain bone strength and mass. Packed with calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A and zinc, it’s no wonder that chia seeds are a great for the health of your teeth. Zinc prevents tarter by keeping plaque from mineralising onto your teeth and has an antibacterial effect that keeps bad breath germs away.

Ranked among the top plant based sources of protein, this is another reason that the super seed is great to consume for those trying to put on lean muscle, burn fat, and balance blood sugar levels. Speaking of exercise, chia packs a powerful antioxidant punch to help replace some of those nutrients lost after a workout.

What’s more, these seeds are also gluten-free, and due to their high antioxidant content, chia does not spoil easily and can be stored for long periods.

What more could you ask from one tiny seed? Perhaps a delicious recipe like our Chia Pudding below (pictured above), available from the Grab & Go fridge at The Market or Juiced @ The Wicket.

CHIA PUDDING

Ingredients

300ml almond milk
150ml maple syrup
500g chia
strawberries
blueberries

Method

Combine the almond milk and maple syrup. Once combined, continuously stir while gradually adding the chia seeds. Rest for five minutes and then stir the mixture again to avoid clumps forming. Leave the chia mixture in the fridge overnight to set. Serve and garnish with fresh seasonal strawberries and blueberries.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Spirulina

Posted by on 21st June 2017

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What is spirulina? A herb? A green leafy vegetable? One of the most nutrient-rich foods on earth?

Spirulina belongs to the bacteria kingdom, not the plant kingdom. Although widely called blue-green algae, it’s a cyanobacteria (meaning blue bacteria) and is partly responsible for producing the oxygen in the planet’s atmosphere. Spirulina grows naturally in the wild in warm, fresh water lakes and is also cultivated and harvested in man-made reservoirs.

Spirulina has between 55 and 70 per cent protein (more than beef, chicken, and soybeans), eight essential and 10 non-essential amino acids, as well as high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), beta-carotene, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, vitamin B12, iron, calcium, phosphorus, nucleic acids RNA and DNA, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin, a pigment-protein complex that is found only in blue-green algae.

This vibrant ingredient provides a wide range of health benefits including an energy boost and reduced fatigue. It helps improve the immune system, and provides exceptional support for the heart, liver, and kidneys. Spirulina is also a natural detoxifier, oxygenating the blood, and helping cleanse the body of toxins and other impurities that may be causing illnesses or other health complications.

Spirulina is also a natural appetite suppressant and helps to improve the body’s digestive system. It contains powerful antioxidant properties to balance the body’s pH, thereby reducing inflammation throughout the body, as well as improve your immune system and brain function.

And there’s even more good news! Whether you freeze it, refrigerate it, leave it at room temperature, or process it, you will still get all of its nutrients.

JUICED @ THE WICKET GREEN BOWL

Ingredients

avocado
banana
spinach
pineapple
maca
spirulina
almond milk
hemp seed
coconut
bee pollen

Method

Blend spinach, avocado, pineapple, banana, maca, spirulina and almond milk until smooth. Sprinkle hemp seed, coconut and bee pollen on top and add sliced banana and pineapple. Enjoy!

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Mango

Posted by on 5th June 2017

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Ever thought of putting slices of mango on your face? What about a body scrub of mashed mango, honey and milk? It’s mango season which means that it’s time to make the most of this superfood with it’s high vitamin A content to help unclog pores and make your skin glow. Mangoes are also great for your hair because of this vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturised.

Not only is vitamin A great for the skin, it also helps promote good eye sight, fights dry eyes and prevent night blindness.

In need of a mango refresher to cool you down this summer? Simply slice a mango and blend with ice and a dash of coconut water to boost your energy. Otherwise visit Sharon and Eric at Juiced @ The Wicket for our $5 ‘Mango Madness’ available for the entire month of June.

Mangoes are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also an excellent source of dietary fibre and vitamin B6, which is vital for maintaining and improving the brain’s function.

The fibre and water content in mangoes assists in the prevention of constipation and promotes a healthy digestive tract.The fibre, potassium and vitamin content in mangoes all help to ward off heart disease. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.

Mangoes are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and copper and are one of the best sources of quercetin, beta-carotene, and astragalin. These powerful antioxidants have the ability to neutralise free radicals throughout the body. Ailments like heart disease, premature aging, cancer and degenerative diseases are due to these free radicals that damage the cells.

The powerful carotenoid, beta-carotene, also helps to enhance the immune system of the body and make it impervious to bacteria and toxins. The combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy. Beta-carotene may also lower the risk for developing asthma.

Hopefully you can now see why mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world!

Find sweet and juicy local Cayman mangoes throughout our entire seasonal menu at The Brasserie Market and Restaurant, like this delicious mango salad (pictured above).

CAYMAN MANGO SALAD

Ingredients

mangoes
local lettuce
java apple
basil
local pepper
macadamia nuts
housemade ricotta
spicy mango vinaigrette

Method

Combine all local and seasonal ingredients together and drizzle with the homemade vinaigrette. Enjoy!

June in Cricket Square

Posted by on 2nd June 2017

Summer fun at Cricket Square from SWIRL to Flowers Sea Swim

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 29 June

It’s well known that the Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand and that the All Blacks won the last Rugby World Cup, however did you know that the vineyards are the first in the world to see the sunrise? Find out why “no one in the world produces sauvignon blanc quite like Marlborough”. Tickets are $30. Email Corey to reserve your spot.

Cricket Square Shuttle

Some of you may have seen Susan driving our new six-seater golf cart. You are welcome to get on and take a lift to wherever you may be going around Cricket Square. Simply flag Susan and she will stop for you. Should you need assistance the Cricket Square shuttle service is available from 8am to 6pm. Please call 936 SAFE (7233). Enjoy the ride!

Free juice at Juiced @ The Wicket

Buy 10 juices or smoothies from our delicious menu and get one FREE. Collect your Juiced @ card from Sharon at The Wicket and reward yourself with a healthy and delicious treat from our extensive menu that incorporates the freshest seasonal produce on island. In a hurry? Call 927 6419 and order ahead. And don’t forget Happy Hour is every Friday, 5pm.

Lexi’s Summer Whiskey Smash

Come to The Brasserie and try Lexi’s refreshing and seasonal Summer Whiskey Smash, or if you would like to make this delicious cocktail yourself click here for the recipe. You can purchase all your beers, wines and spirits from Brasserie Purveyors. View our extensive menu here and email us to place your order. It’s that easy!

Flowers Sea Swim: Saturday 10 June

The Flowers Sea Swim is the world’s richest open water event with over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Last year’s race boasted over 1000 registrants. Participants vary in age from 8 to 80 years old and in skill from first-timers to gold medal Olympians. 100% of proceeds go towards the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. Register here.

Experience the power of Pilates

Feel good with ENERGY’s Pilates Start Up Package! For just $199 enjoy three private pilates sessions and one group fitness session. The ENERGY fitness philosophy is inspired by the values of pilates movement including self awareness, core-based movements and natural alignment, as well as cardio and strength elements. Email Colleen to get started.

Restaurant closing dates in summer

The Brasserie Restaurant will be closed from Friday 28 July until Friday 1 September. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you will continue to come and visit us at The Market, Juiced @ The Wicket and Friday Happy Hour at The Wicket, which will all be staying open during the month of August.

May in Cricket Square

Posted by on 1st May 2017

Busy bees at Cricket Square

Cinco de Mayo: 5pm, Friday 5 May

Who’s ready to fiesta this Friday? Grab your sombrero and maracas as Mexico’s favourite day to party is nearly here! Join us at The Wicket, Cricket Square, as we celebrate with tasty soft shell tacos, locally-inspired margaritas, Brasserie Purveyors’ craft beers, pinatas full of goodies, and festive music. Entry is free, just purchase $2 food and beverage tickets at The Market or at the gate on the day.

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 25 May

Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine. Did you know that Italians have been making wine for over 2800 years? With more than 2000 grape varieties, get ready to surprise your taste buds on a wine tasting evening at the Restaurant to remember. There’s 10% off all purchases at the event so stock up. Tickets are $30 (incl. grats). Book here.

Juiced @ The Wicket weekly deals

Enjoy our $5 Juiced @ The Wicket special each week using the seasonal ingredients of Cayman in our nourishing, nutritious, energising and refreshing concoctions that will make you and your wallet feel good. Our specials don’t often feature on the regular Juiced @ menu, so make the most of this sweet opportunity. Call 927 6419 to order ahead.

Mother’s Day: Sunday 14 May

To celebrate your mum, thank her for all that that she has done and show her how much you love her, pop by The Market for beautiful and unique gifts that will bring a smile to her face. We have a huge range of hand-selected artisanal wines through Brasserie Purveyors’, delicious baked goods, jars of Brasserie Honey and gift cards. Email us to place your order.

New fitness center coming soon!

SIX at Cricket Square is well and truly out of the ground with construction of the second floor underway. The fenced area between SIX and Boundary Hall is the future location of fitness center, The Club, with over 5,000 sq ft of exercise space. Preparation works have started and we are pushing for completion by the end of this year. Membership will be available to tenants at Cricket Square.

Free demo classes at Energy

Spring into your summer body with free demo classes, Monday 1 May to Saturday 6 May. Register for these classes using ENERGY’s online scheduler accessible via the Facebook page. PLUS experience the power of pilates with an unlimited month lunch express pass (Monday to Friday, 12:15 – 1pm) for $100. Contact Colleen to find out more.

Flowers Sea Swim: Saturday 10 June

The Flowers Sea Swim is the world’s richest open water event with over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Last event’s race boasted over 1000 registrants. Participants vary in age from 8 to 80 years old and in skill from novices and first-timers to gold medal Olympians. This fun event welcomes swimmers from all strokes of life! Register here.