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Elle Macpherson’s glow may be otherworldly, but her daily wellness habits are amazingly down-to-earth. Seriously though — anyone with eyes would assume this ageless icon has an army of aestheticians at her beck and call, yet isn’t it lovely knowing that a green drink, meditation and a lot of water are the real beauty heroes Elle relies on?

We recently caught up with the Aussie model and former Guest Editor to chat about alkalinity, dawn-breaking mindfulness rituals, and her own brand of superfood supplements, WelleCo, which she created to help keep her mind and body clear, balanced and beautiful.

We’re giving away one WelleCo prize pack full of Elle’s faves from the line. The ingredients are legit and the bottles are covergirl-status stunning. Scroll all the way down to win — and snag Elle’s recipe for The Super Elixir green power pops on your way!

Morning Rituals

Set Intentions. I always try to start my day with a few quiet, mindful moments, so I wake at around 5:30 a.m. to have some quiet time to myself. Then I set my intentions and check in with how I’m feeling in my mind and my body.

Meditate. I try to take about 30 minutes every morning to meditate, because it keeps me feeling balanced, calm and confident. My practice includes breathing and I try to focus on a particular quality or value that I would like to improve or rebalance.

Write it Out. I find writing in a journal really cathartic, so this is something I set aside time for, even if it’s just 15 minutes to write down my thoughts and to not sweat the small stuff!

Beauty Rituals

Hydrate. I keep my regime super simple and always nourish from the inside out. It’s been said before, but water, water, water! Personally, I like to drink at least 3 liters every day, or more if I have done a sweaty workout.

Alkalize. First thing I do every day without fail is I take two teaspoons of The Super Elixir Alkalising Formula then mix it into filtered water. The alkalinity of your body informs your pH level, and this balance is essential to overall wellbeing. I’ve been told the ideal alkaline range is pH 6.5 to 7.5. but modern lifestyle can upset the body’s pH balance, which can cause health issues big and small, from fatigue, inflammation and digestion issues to dull skin and low immunity. I started taking The Super Elixir Alkalizing formula daily, and the difference it has made is extraordinary. My skin isn’t dry anymore. It looks plumper, and has something which has been called ‘the alkaline glow.’ The skin is a great barometer that can show how you’re feeling inside, therefore, I know that if I nourish my cells from the inside it will show on the outside.

Fitness Rituals

Diversify. I now realize the importance of listening to my body when it comes to exercise. I used to think I had to reach a certain intensity at each workout but I know now my body isn’t a machine. What feels good on one day might not feel great the next. Variety keeps me inspired, so I choose between a range of high-intensity and slow activities that I love – and outside if possible! Right now, I enjoy Pilates, boxing, swimming, walking, running, hiking and surfing.

Nourish. Either for breakfast when I’m on the go, or to give me a boost after exercise, I’ll have The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein smoothie with homemade almond milk. I have learned that on average, women need about 65 grams of protein a day. Protein is essential for tissue repair and growth and if I include clean protein at every meal it keeps me fuller for a lot longer. What I love about The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein is that it is a slimming protein and supplement in one, so I can get a nutritional boost with vitamin C and B, pre- and probiotics. I also get a good serving of organic plant-based protein with all nine essential amino acids in one hit.

Mindfulness Rituals

Breathe. Breathing mindfully is important because it has the power to calm the nervous system. Life can be busy and hectic, but stopping and then taking a few deep breaths can really redirect the energy back to balance.

Laugh. When a situation becomes stressful, I apply humor. My other tactic is to apply neutrality, then to recount the situation to myself and others without using judgment. I know I feel calm and centered after practicing yoga, so I aim to add a few classes into my week.

Gratitude + Chill. At the end of the day, I make sure I do a gratitude list, even if it’s only in my head, then I get a good night’s sleep. My magic number is seven hours (full of dreams). To help me sleep I have a cup of The Super Elixir SleepWelle Calming Tea. It is a special blend of valerian (which is sometimes called nature’s Valium!), hops and skullcap – three herbs which individually may help to address anxiety, stress and insomnia, but together they can be even more useful. We also have a SleepWelle Calming Mist with Australian lavender essential oil, which I take with me everywhere. I spray some on my pillow before bed, and also in my space when traveling on airplanes.

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This post is brought to you by WelleCo. — natural, whole food supplements to support modern living without synthetics. When you nourish from the inside, you also radiate on the outside.

Elle’s Green Smoothie Pops

Ingredients:

for the smoothie pops:
1 cup cashews soaked overnight in filtered water
1 ⅓ cup coconut water or nut milk
2 tsp vanilla powder or extract
1 avocado (about 1 cup)
1 cup spinach
2 Tbsp Super Elixir Alkalising Formula
¼ cup cacao butter (or coconut oil) melted
¼ cup rice malt syrup
2 Tbsp pure maple
pinch flaked sea salt

for the chocolate drizzle:
1 cup cocoa butter
⅓ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 ⅓ cups cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla
pinch Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

Melt cacao butter on low heat until completely melted.Whisk in the coconut sugar while still on low heat.

Remove from heat add the maple, cocoa powder, sea salt and vanilla and whisk until smooth.

Drizzle over the frozen green smoothie pops. Pour the remaining mixture into a small paper lined tray or container and put in the fridge to set. Once set cut into pieces and enjoy as an extra raw chocolate treat!

You could also halve or quarter this mixture if you would like just enough for the smoothie pops.


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