BrainBox – March 2020

Chia – Brain Boost Chia Drink

Chia seeds and blackcurrants blended naturally, in a solar-powered juicery, to boost your brainpower. Chia is the most nutritious beverage in the Southern Hemisphere. That means it has more nutrients than any other bottled beverage on the market. So if you want to have a nutrient boost every day, the Chia Sisters are offering a 10% discount off a 12pack delivered freight free to your door. Promo code: ‘brainboost’ (valid until the end of March) www.chia.co.nz

You can also check out their range of nutritious goodies such as hemp protein powder, hemp smoothies, sparkling coconut waters, and pressed juices. Pssst… use the promo code for any of these.

Oha Honey Bee Pollen

There’s been a lot of buzz (pun intended) about the health benefits of these tiny golden granules. The term ‘superfood’ gets bandied about a lot but one that really deserves the accolade is Bee Pollen – this is considered by many health experts to be nature’s most nutritionally complete whole food. Countless studies have proven that Bee Pollen is one of the best natural supplements you can take for boosting energy levels and supporting the immune system. Watson & Son Bee Pollen Capsules contain New Zealand Bee Pollen collected by honey bees from remote and pristine regions throughout New Zealand.

This natural superfood is the perfect daily supplement for supporting your immune system and boosting energy levels and alertness. Interested to know more? Check out Oha Honey here.

The Jellyologist

This is jelly as you’ve never seen it ever before. This twist on an old school dessert has seen these flavour-filled, finely crafted jellies take the world by storm and we’re so excited to be able to share this product with you.

Kiwis can now create their very own jelly masterpieces at home with the Jellyologist’s first-of-a-kind jelly-making kits. The bespoke kits are made in New Zealand and available at select Countdown stores nationwide.

There are no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives in the jellies which are made from 100 per cent local fruit and quality ingredients. The range is sold as separate flavours with specially paired garnishes, and as a jelly kit which includes two flavours, garnishes, and 12 of the brand’s signature cone-shaped moulds.

Learn more about The Jellyologist here or follow on Instagram: @thejellyologist

Skye Candle and Body Care Eye Balm

You might have already found a skincare regime which works for you and your skin – from your cleanser through to your go-to night cream – but did you know that the eyes require a different level of treatment?

The eye contour area has thinner, more fragile skin in comparison to the rest of the face, which makes it more prone to the early signs of ageing and general skin damage.

Skye Candle and Body Care natural eye balm is a very rich formula – so, a tiny amount goes a long way. This luxurious eye balm helps hydrate the delicate eye area to maintain elasticity and keep wrinkles at bay. 

How To Use: Simply apply a small amount around the eyes before sleep.

See more on Skye Candle and Body Care right here.

Moon Turtle Mood Journal

Moon Turtle is a book of guided daily journaling designed to support mental wellness by discovering how your mind works by piecing together little clues that pop up every day.

It’s all based around the idea that there’s no one single thing that will create mental wellness/relieve mental illness, but instead, it’s a puzzle made up of tiny little pieces that all add up to create a bigger picture. Moon Turtle helps to figure out which pieces are making a positive contribution, and which ones… not so much.

Find out more about Moon Turtle.

Maté Guru – Yerba Mate Tea

Yerba mate is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining worldwide popularity.

It’s said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the joy of chocolate. Yerba mate contains less caffeine than coffee but more than a cup of tea. Therefore, just like any other caffeinated food or beverage, it may increase your energy levels and make you feel less tired. Caffeine can also affect the levels of certain signalling molecules in your brain, making it particularly beneficial for your mental focus. But, unlike coffee, yerba mate hydrates and alkalizes the body.

Maté Guru is New Zealand’s premium yerba mate supplier so if you’re interested, follow the link here and try another yerba mate variant.

The Cool Gardener – Mediterranean Falafels

Raise your hand if you love falafel! Making falafels at home can be tricky, but The Cool Gardener has made it super easy with this convenient 12-pack of delicious chickpea and herb goodness. Vegan and gluten-free, falafel’s are great in wraps, pitas, sandwiches and salads.

Every chickpea dreams of being transformed into a falafel! Ultra crispy on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, everybody loves them but few know how easy they are to make. Now with this tasty addition to your freezer lunch or dinner is sorted in a flash. Check out the stockists near you by visiting The Cool Gardener website.