Green goodness: Lydia Elise Millen talks going alkaline

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Fashionblogger Lydia Elise Millen talks about the new generation of superfoods - including our SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens and Nourishing Protein.

Growing up my diet could not have been less sophisticated if I tried, pasta, bread, potatoes and ketchup was the general gist of my day to day intake. I think as children we can get away with it but it’s as we age that we really do have to take what we put in and on our bodies a lot more seriously. I was very lucky in the sense that my parents fully respected my right to choose what I put on my plate and never forced me to eat anything I didn’t like, sure enough with time I found my own way that worked for me, sampling everything when I was ready to and developing my own pallet. There is still no place for tomatoes or mushrooms in my diet and I think I’ll take that one to the grave with me.

But regardless of how far my lifestyle has come over the years I’ve always wanted more goodness wherever I can get it.

As much as my diet and nutritional intake has evolved over the years I know that I am still by no means perfect and I often wonder if I am even hitting my 5-a-day so greens supplements have always appealed to me, except when it comes to their taste.

Never judge a book by its cover, they say but when it came to powdered greens, they looked like pond water and they tasted like pond water. I just couldn’t stomach them so I gave up completely that was until I started hearing about THE SUPER ELIXIR. THE SUPER ELIXIR is a premium Alkalising Greens supplement full of “super greens, Chinese herbs, digestive enzymes and members of the maitake mushroom family”, so it turns out I’ve been having mushrooms all along, sly little toadstools.

I mixed up my first bottle of THE SUPER ELIXIR and I can’t lie it took me a good few goes before I actually took a sip, but I’d mixed half coconut water and half ice cold still water with the two teaspoons of powder and after one sip I thought oops! I’d bought those lovely flavoured coconut waters. But in actual fact I hadn’t, it just tasted that good. That was that, I was sold. But in case you weren’t just yet; It’s free from dairy, gluten and preservatives making it vegan friendly and is designed to not only maintain good nutrition but also to keep your body in an alkaline state. When your body isn’t Alkaline it stops absorbing vitamins and minerals adequately, it doesn’t repair damaged cells as efficiently and can also considerably effect your energy levels. So I decided to take my Alkaline state just as seriously as I was taking my nutrition.

I now have THE SUPER ELIXIR every morning before I head to the gym and on my return I enjoy/crave/devour in 60 seconds one of their vegan protein shakes from their range. I’ve removed any surgery acidic drinks, which were few and far between anyway, and am now working towards alkalising my diet as much as possible whilst also undertaking the little 4 week Body Reboot which came with my Supplements.

Read more at Lydia's blog here.