We love our greens and we can’t get enough of them! Greens are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Bursting with foundation-building vitamins and minerals, and anti-aging, disease-fighting antioxidants, it is no wonder greens are renown for their medicinal capabilities. We ask few gorgeous women how they are eating their greens…
Post fashion weeks I always feel energetically like I need a reboot especially after Paris which just feels heavy with bread and cheese! So I try to do a raw greens week as far as my schedule will allow tho, in the autumn and winter I prefer steamed vegetables in the evening. I feel so much better within three to four days my skin looks brighter and I’m instantly more bouncy.
A vegan and lover of all things green, my day would not be complete without spinach, kale or any other green vegetable packed with nutrients. My new Alkaline Superboost Powder Blend is another way I can get all the green goodness in one hit! Made from a unique blend of Wheatgrass, Moringa, Chorella, Spirulina and Maca, you simply need to add a teaspoon of water, juices, smoothies, soup and protein drinks. It helps me boost my natural energy cycle and keep my body balanced!
I am all about greens! But living and working a busy schedule in London means that I don’t always have time to be grazing slowly on a big green salad all day (which by the way, is probably the most ideal way to consume your greens, maintaining the nutrient content) so instead, blend them in the mornings and steam them at nights.
When it comes to my dietary habits “taking in my greens” is always a key priority for me. A typical day begins with a bowl of coconut yogurt, I try to avoid dairy, topped with berries, gluten-free granola and a sprinkle of super greens powder which is packed full of phytonutrients!
My diet is all about every shade of green. The darker, the better. I follow a whole plant-based diet with loads of raw foods. I start my day with cold-pressed shot of turmeric, ginger and lime and this is usually followed by another chlorophyll-rich shot of coriander that is the best remedy for removing toxins and heavy metals. Green smoothies are great ways to squeeze in 3-4 servings of vegetables in one glass, I prefer having a creamy smoothie bowl packed with greens like spinach and my most-loved watercress blended with frozen fruit to keep it thick enough to enjoy with a spoon. Smoothies are also great to add in my superfoods (spirulina, chlorella, amla fruit, raw honey) and adaptogenic herbs such as ashwaganda, rhodiola, maca and shatavari. I eat my bowl sprinkled with hemp seeds, berries, bee and pine pollen. Breakfast is a ritual at our home, my husband and I love to celebrate it. For lunch I make a chopped salad with seasonal dark leafy greens, which I get from farmers’ market every Saturday. Dinner is a gently cooked meal with sauteed or steamed veggies served with a large green salad again and a small portion of fermented veggies. My every day supplement is Green Elixir juice from Raw Fairies that contains every possible dark green vegetable and it is the only sprouted juice on the market – sprouts are literally the seeds of life, the culmination of every nutrient needed for the growth and maturation of a life form, so they are at the top of my list to include in a healthy diet.