GREEN OBSESSION: HOW 5 HEALTHY WOMEN ARE EATING THEIR GREENS

Fresh green vegetables variety on rustic white background from overhead, broccoli, celery, avocado, brussel sprouts, kiwi, pepper, peas, beans, lettuce,

 

 

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…

1. RUTH CHAPMAN, CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF MATCHES FASHION

 

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.

I also make sure that I try to always have half my plate with green vegetables all year round.  I always aim for an alkaline balance though I’m not super strict. I try to avoid red meat and mainly eat vegetables and a little fish. Caffeine and red wine are my two big weaknesses and a week without them is always cleansing and renewing but hard in the fashion social calendar!

 


2. NATASHA CORRETT, FOUNDER OF HONESTLY HEALTHY

 

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!


3. SHONA VERTUE, YOGA TEACHER & PERSONAL TRAINER

 

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.

My favourite green smoothie at the moment is; a big handful of baby spinach, mint, cucumber, cinnamon and banana with oat milk all blended up into a delicious morning health cocktail!
At night I cook my greens to make it easier on my digestive system before bed. I will either steam them or pan fry them in organic, grass fed butter.

 


4. CAROLINE WILHELM, FOUNDER & CEO OF COPÉ ACTIVE

 

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!

I tend to exercise in the morning and enjoy mixing up cardio, strength training and restorative yoga. After my morning workout I love refueling with a green juice from CPress, opting for juices which are mostly vegetable based. For lunches, I make sure I have at least three different colors of vegetables on my plate, usually sticking to the rule: the darker the green the better.
As I am a big advocate of a balanced lifestyle, my partner and I enjoy the occasional heavier meal on weekends, life is all about balance and I don’t believe in deprivation. We balance our little ‘sins’ with juice nights on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, where we cut out dinner and replace it with a home pressed vegetable juice. The ingredients vary but I try to keep them as ‘green’ as possible and low in sugar for a good nights sleep.

 


5. ANYA LADRA, FOUNDER OF RAW FAIRIES & THE ELIXIR

 

 

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.

 




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