Who better than Elle "The Body" Macpherson to celebrate the height of summer! We're talking green juice, green powder and a greens-powered beauty lifestyle...

On The Chalkboard, both the highly aspirational and the easily accessible get equal air time. That’s how we stay inspired.

If anything is aspirational it is our July Guest, the iconic beauty, Elle Macpherson. We wouldn’t be surprised to find Elle’s picture in the dictionary under “aspirational” and remember a time – before Pinterest, when the women of the world relied solely on images of Elle “The Body” Macpherson for summer fit-spiration. We’re so delighted to host Elle this July and can hardly imagine a more perfect representation of what it looks like to “live well” in the heart of summer. 

Beyond Elle’s obvious aspirational qualities (we haven’t even begun to speak of her career as a global businesswoman and charitable work with organizations from (RED) to UNICEF) Elle has made it a point to keep the glowing health she embodies remarkably accessible for others. She has been a champion of healthy living within the modeling industry and for women everywhere, embodying a truly active and balanced lifestyle that embraces wellness to the core. Her new green powder, the Super Elixir, is a product made for that Chalkboard life: pure, intense green nutrition in a package so gorgeous you could keep it with your perfume bottle. 

This month, we’re going to ask Elle everything we want to know about her wellness routines, favorite natural beauty brands and even let her takeover our Instagram. Here is Elle…

Dear Chalkboard readers,

I am so excited to be this month’s guest editor and celebrate this warm weather with you! I love this time of year; for me it means it’s easy to get outside, be active and spend time with my family on the water. When summer takes you outdoors, it is so important to feel well and have the energy to keep up with the kids. Wellness is a way of life for me and I want to share why it needn’t be complicated to feel great, live your life and be the best version of yourself.

As a young model I was seen as athletic and strong, but it was not until much later that I realized the importance of wellness and how proper nutrition can have a profound effect on how you look and feel.

It’s well known that eating more plants can help keep our bodies alkaline, but I know how difficult it can be to live a strict alkaline diet, and honestly, I don’t believe in extremes. I want to live my life and not worry, so I take an alkalizing greens supplement every day.

The Super Elixir was born in Australia after many years of in-clinic trials by my nutritionist, Dr. Simone Laubscher, in London. Dr. Laubscher’s aim was to have one supplement that is simple to take, has everything you need, is highly absorbable and will help keep your body alkaline. She believes that you are what you absorb; that’s why The Super Elixir is made from whole foods that your body recognizes, and in a powder that is easily absorbed by the body.

My vision for my wellness company, WelleCo, is to make it easy for people to make good choices for themselves – whether it be the world’s best supplements, the cleanest protein supplement or just to help you live a balanced life.

I’m happy for the chance to be part of The Chalkboard team this month. To say thank you, I am giving all Chalkboard Mag readers a chance to try our new Super Elixir Nourishing Protein*. It contains all nine essential amino acids, nutrients to balance blood-sugar levels, antioxidants to vacuum-up free radicals, B vitamins for anti-stress and with all the benefits of an alkalizing plant based protein (and it’s delicious chocolate flavor with raw Peruvian cacao, which I love!). To see for yourself, please visit Welleco and enter the special code that we’ve created just for Chalkboard readers!

So this month, let’s celebrate feeling great, keeping it simple and being the best version of ourselves without the pressure!

With love,

Elle Macpherson

Elle’s TCM Exclusive: As my gift to you, place an order at www.welleco.com and use the code ‘CHALKBOARDGIFT’ at checkout to receive a free 33g The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein delivered with your order.

Offer valid from July 1-31, 2015, and open to customers in the U.S. only. Complimentary samples are limited to one per customer with an order, and while stocks last.