Thursday, 29 March 2012

Healthy Meatless Meals for Lent

With Holy Week coming up, most people are preparing to go on vacation and spending time with their families. Let's not forget that Lent is also about fasting and abstinence. Fasting is when you lessen your food intake - some people skip 1 or 2 meals a day. Meanwhile, abstinence means to refrain from consuming meat.

At Chimara, we can help you make fasting or abstinence a bit easier especially if you happen to be a meat-lover. :)

Try out our Meatless Taco!

Crisp lettuce, tomatoes, and onions topped with mock beef, soy beans, corn, mango slices, and cubes of queso blanco. Try it with our Garden Tomato Salsa.

Or taste our HeartDog!

Vegetarian meatless hotdog in high fiber multi-grain bun served with low-fat cheese sauce.

Sweet Chili Beef for who want a bit of spice!

Mock beef, tomatoes, and corn spiced up with tangy tomato salsa.

To help you prepare for Lent, why not give our healthy meatless meals a try? :)

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Chimara Summer Treat: Soy Smoothies!

During the summer months, we can't help but always want to have a refreshing beverage with lots and lots of ice to help cool us down. :)
A smoothie (alternatively spelled smoothy) is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage. Many smoothies include crushed ice, frozen fruit, honey or contain syrup and ice ingredients. They have a milkshake-like consistency that is thicker than slush drinks. -

We're proud to say that you can get healthy Soy smoothies from Chimara! 

Here are a few things you might like to know about soy :)

Soy contains protein and all the essential amino acids that the body needs for many daily functions.

Soy has also been associated with a healthier heart, lowering bad cholesterol, and other possible health benefits.

Soy smoothies can also be used in a dieting regimen as a good source of protein without as much fat.

Fun facts!

The soybean has been used in China for 5,000 years as a food and a component of drugs.

Soybeans are also used in industrial products, including oils, soap, cosmetics, resins, plastics, inks, crayons, solvents, and clothing.

Immature soybeans may be boiled whole in their green pods and served with salt, under the Japanese name edamame

Soy smoothies are not only good beverages, they are also great alternatives for lactose intolerant people.

Whatever your reason is for drinking a soy smoothie, you'll be sure to enjoy our Soy Creme Smoothies. Our Fruit Soy Creme Smoothies come with flavors ranging from:

 Orange - Carrot

 Apple - Banana

Pineapple - Carrot. :)

Drop by Greenbelt 3 today and get yourself our healthy cool smoothie fix!
Which flavor are you going to try out?

Monday, 19 March 2012

World's Sexiest Vegetarians

PETA's first sexiest vegetarian was voted back in 2001 and the prize went to Shania Twain who went vegetarian back in 1993.

2002 crowned 2 celebrities - Tobey Maguire who's been a vegan since 1992 and Natalie Portman who started being a vegetarian since she was 8!

Jump to 2008 when frontman Anthony Keidis of Red Hot Chili Peppers and songstress Leona Lewis were named Sexiest Vegetarians Alive.

2011 marked our Vegan, Funny and Proud entries, Kristen Wiig of SNL & Bridesmaids' fame and famous EX-Mr. Katy Perry, Russell Brand as last year's Sexiest Vegetarians.

Who do you think will be PETA's 2012 World's Sexiest Vegetarians?

No matter who wins, we're sure they'll love our new offering, HeartDog.

Our heart-healthy meatless hotdog served in high-fiber multi-grain bun with low-fat cheese is sure to keep these vegetarians at their sexiest. It can do the same for you! :)

Our store is located at the 3rd floor beside the cinemas in Greenbelt 3, Makati. Start the summer right and go sexy with our HeartDog!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Vegan, Funny and Proud!


Funny, witty, and charming, Ellen Degeneres, Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig, live healthy lifestyles.

See what these comedians had to say about being vegan:

"I'm healthier for it, I'm happier for it. I can't imagine that if you're putting something in your body that is filled with fear or anxiety or pain, that that isn't somehow going to be inside of you." - Ellen Degeneres

"I'm vegetarian. I think it's cruel to squeeze oil out of a fish. Also, I don't like the idea of dry, oil-less fish swimming about. - Russell Brand

I've been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It's been all good. I'm obviously much healthier - Woody Harrelson

I've maintained a healthy lifestyle by running, doing yoga and eating lots of tofu and soy. - Kristen Wiig

As vegans, they are loud and proud!

On that note, catch Kristen Wiig in her next movie, Friends With Kids which comes out in April.
Watch the trailer now! :)

Try to catch it at Greenbelt so you can drop by Chimara and pick up our new tasty and healthy Heartdog. :)

Have a happy and fun weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Fit & Fabulous

Petra Nemcova
Czech model, television host, author, and philanthropist

Alicia Silverstone
American actress, author, and former fashion model

Olivia Wilde
Irish American actress and fashion model

Do you know what these lovely ladies have in common?

These fabulous women are all vegan! :)

With summer here at last, we can take a few pointers from these hot fems as they all attribute their fit and toned bodies from being vegan (coupled with good old exercise, of course!).

But going vegan doesn't have to be boring & bland.

You can still have tacos!

You can have lots & lots of tuna!

You can have zesty orange "chicken"

You can even have (soy) ice cream! :)

Let us help you get fit & fabulous this summer. Drop by Chimara today! :)