My dear friend (who knows her wellness stuff) taught me about alkalinity a long time ago. Each time I visit her home and drink her filtered water, I feel great. So when I got the chance to try Elle Macpherson’s Super Elixir based on the same premise, I jumped.
Elle was feeling rundown when she visited her nutritional doctor who suggested a pH balancing. And it brought a dramatic sense of wellness to her body and she wanted to share that. The expanded line offers supplements, veggie wash and a plant protein (which I can’t wait to try) but for now I am focusing on the supplement.
This all-in-one powder is organic and simple. The formula contains premium ingredients and is hand-made in Australia (which helps explain away a little of the sticker shock).
Directions advise 2 teaspoons of powder in filtered water, coconut water, and almond milk or mix it into your favourite smoothie. I like it best in coconut milk – the taste in water was a little strong. I did try sprinkling on food which did not go too well. The full two teaspoons was too much for my yogurt and berries. I like mine ice-cold first thing in the morning.
I’ve made a lot of healthy changes lately, but I can really tell the Super Elixir helps start my day with energy – there is a definite difference on days where I skip it. The price point is a little daunting, but for those who want to invest in feeling a little more perky in the AM and overall balancing the pH of their bodies, Super Elixir is a wonderful wellness staple.
Available at NET-A-PORTER.
I want to dispell any preconceptions that Nutrisystem is all pre-prepared foods. While my breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts are all frozen or pantry, there are certain “grocery” foods that you add in to your diet. Many of them are unlimited! This week, I’ve been experimenting with adding some grocery items to the actual prepared meals. Some of my favorites:
- I love using low calorie almond milk in my smoothie – it ups the protein punch and tastes amazing
- Add some grape tomatos, sliced in half, on top of the Margarita Pizza and a little extra low-fat mozzarella cheese
- To fight off a cold, I added germ-fighting garlic to my Red Beans and Rice, not to mention a dose of Chalula (my favorite hot sauce)
- Fresh, sliced apples go great in the yummy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- To up the veggie content, I love adding spinach to the Garden Vegetable Omelet
- Sriracha and Garlic Chili paste add some zing to at least one meal a day (can’t wait to try them on the new Szechuan Noodles!)
This week, I lost 1.2 pounds for a total weight loss of 19.4 pounds. I’ll take it, especially since I skipped a few workout this week while fending off a nasty cold (successfully, might I add!).
Check out last week’s Nutrisystem post here.
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Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem has provided me with complementary meals in exchange for my honest thoughts on the Nutrisystem plan. The opinions expressed in my posts are strictly my own. No other compensation is being given.