“I have come to understand (thanks to my work with Dr. Simone Laubscher PhD) that different greens have special benefits,” says WelleCo co-founder Elle Macpherson.
“It’s not about eating one type of green everyday, but eating a range of seasonal produce. It’s about variety and balance. For example, broccoli, sprouts, cabbage and spinach are high in vitamin A which is essential for healthy skin, hair and nails. They are also high in vitamin C, whilst kale is a good source of iron and calcium.”
Drink your greens
“Dr. Laubscher PhD helped to formulate THE SUPER ELIXIR,” explains Elle. “She started with supergreens as the base – wheat grass, barley grass, aloe, alfalfa, spinach, broccoli, spirulina, kelp, dandelion and horsetail. All 45 wholefood ingredients have been cold pressed so they are bio-live and easily absorbed by the body. Each premium ingredient is added in scientifically calculated ratios, designed to work together to support all 11 systems of the body. Many people believe it encourages cellular renewal and therefore helps with anti-ageing. When all of our 11 body systems are nourished well and detoxifying properly, they are in their optimal state. Since taking THE SUPER ELIXIR, my workouts are strong, I've lost weight, I don't have sugar cravings, and my energy levels are better than ever.”
Elle’s go-to greens
“I love kale, spinach, sprouts and rocket,” she says. “I will generally always have greens with whatever I eat at lunch – often a vegetarian salad with a base of pulses, lentils or quinoa, loaded up with leafy greens and other vegetables from all colours of the rainbow. At dinner, I will try to include greens too. My evening meal often consists of fresh line-caught fish with salad or vegetables. I try to avoid carbs after 5pm.”
- 2 teaspoons THE SUPER ELIXIR
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1/2 kiwi fruit
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cup of natural coconut water
- Squeeze of lemon juice
Blitz together all ingredients, and enjoy!