“On my mother´s advice, I drink 3 litres of water every day.”
What are your personal tips to stay fresh and hydrated during travels?
As I travel a lot, each day is different, but I always start my wellness routine with two teaspoons of the Alkalising Greens every morning in cold filtered water or coconut water for extra hydration. Also, on my mother´s advice, I drink 3 litres of water every day. Depending on where I am in the world, I try and find time to explore my new surroundings with a walk, hike or swim. I enjoy variety in my day – and if I feel like I’m getting stuck in a routine, I vary things to keep me motivated and inspired. I believe balance is key, so no extreme diets or fitness routines. I don’t believe in pushing the body to exhaustion and increasing cortisol levels through stress. “Easy does it, but do it” is my motto.
When did you realize that a balanced PH is so important for our health and wellbeing?
I was about to turn 50 and I felt sluggish and lethargic all the time. My nutritionist, Dr. Simone Laubscher, made me aware that too much processed food, sugar, caffeine, meat and alcohol will leave us with an acidic gut. By reducing acid-forming foods, and replacing them with nutrient-packed vegetables and fruits, the body can return to an alkaline state, rid itself of toxins and allow the digestive system and liver to rest and recuperate. For the body to work optimally the pH of blood sits in a narrow range of 7.35 -7.45, slightly alkaline, and the body does everything it can to maintain this value. So it’s quite simple, eat more plants, less animals and to help along the way, take an absorbable bio-live Alkalising Green. We launched THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens on my 50th birthday and I have been taking it everyday. Since taking the greens I noticed my skin wasn’t dry anymore, looked plumper and had what nutritionists call ’the alkaline glow’. My sugar cravings subsided as my blood sugar levels became more balanced. My digestion improved. I felt more up beat and emotionally balanced (no mood swings). I found myself choosing healthier habits, as my body became more balanced and I was able to ‘listen’ to what my body really needed. So if you need support in your daily, busy life an alkalising greens powder together with a holistic approach to diet and exercise is a good first step, in my opinion, in the transition to wellness.
“My nutritionist, Dr. Simone Laubscher, made me aware that too much processed food, sugar, caffeine, meat and alcohol will leave us with an acidic gut.”
You and Andrea Bux have created THE SUPER ELIXIR, your own organic and vegan supplements and formulated them with your nutritionist Dr. Laubscher. Your products help us to stay balanced. The Alkalising Green is your key product. Which ingredients have you chosen for this blend?
All 45-premium whole food ingredients have been added in scientifically calculated ratios and are designed to work together to support all 11 systems of the body. A probiotic blend of spinach, kelp, horsetail, dandelion, aloe vera and members of the maitake mushroom family – a unique combination to assist wellness and vitality. There is nothing quite like it on the market today. Many supplement products are manufactured, processed and synthetic. THE SUPER ELIXIR is vegan, clean and non-synthetic and is easily absorbed at a cellular level.
“I eat regularly three times a day but will often have a protein shake as a snack or meal if I’m on the go.”
Do we have to add any other vegetables or fruits to the alkalising green powder?
Just mix two tea teaspoons in cold filtered water, no need to add anything else!
You said, that 1 smoothie blended with the vegan SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein can replace 1 meal a day and it is better than any other radical diet. Can you tell why? And which meal would you replace with a Super Elixir smoothie?
We all need protein, we don’t store it, we have to eat it. Our Nourishing Protein is very clean, plant-based and contains no whey ingredients. It is full of vitamins, minerals, pro and prebiotics. I believe plant protein is easier to digest and better for you than whey or soy based proteins. I eat regularly three times a day but will often have a protein shake as a snack or meal if I’m on the go.
What is your favorite flavor and how do you mix your protein powder?
The chocolate protein is my favourite (it is also available in vanilla) – I will mix with Almond milk, sometimes throwing a banana or mixed berries depending on what’s in season (or in the fridge!).
Additionally to the SUPER ELIXIR, what else do you do for a balanced life?
I try and get a good nights sleep, 7 hours, and drink plenty of water throughout the day. I also take 30 minutes, for myself, when I first wake up to meditate. Making sure I get outside and enjoy nature for about 45 minutes is also important to me. I keep it simple. I define myself by my joy and wellness factor. It is up to the individual to discover what will make their heart and body sing. Being a Mother I do want to be a healthy and happy example for my kids.
Thanks for the interview Elle Macpherson.
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Antonia is the founder and editor director of MOCHNI.