For breakfast Elle will have a green smoothie at 6.15am, consisting of hemp seeds, alkaline water and her own protein powder. At 10.30am, she will have another smoothie if she feels hungry. She will then have a glass of warm alkaline water with lemon juice. Because she has given up coffee, she will add a splash of cayenne pepper if she feels she needs an eye-opener.
No alcohol, almost no carbs, almost no dairy, and no animal protein – Elle’s pH alkaline diet of fruit and vegetables is a perfect healthy regime, and she prefers it to be raw, and where possible, fully vegan.
Lunch is a salad of kale, sprouts, cucumber, cabbage, avocado, pumpkin seeds with olive oil – good fats are important to my wellbeing’. She eats fish, but not chicken, turkey, pork or red meat.
Dinner, eaten shortly after 6pm, consists of vegetable wraps, vegetable pizza or vegetable pasta with pesto.
‘When I feel like having something sweet, I’ll have my favourite dark chocolate or vegan ice cream – sometimes both!’ she said.
She claims that the benefits are huge.
‘My skin glows, my brown spots have faded, the whites of my eyes are clear and my tongue is no longer coated.’
Elle is a devoted a follower is she of the pH Miracle alkaline diet – based on the theory that you can change the pH balance of your body fluids including your blood, interstitial and intracellular fluids through the food and liquids you ingest – that is why she carries a pH testing kit in her handbag so she can check the pH value of her urine at all times. Testing the urine is a measurement of the interstitial and intracellular fluids (not the blood) that makes up over 95% of all body fluids.
‘I believe that most ailments come from having an acidic body,’ she said.
She said in an interview: ‘A few years ago, I was feeling really run down, despite living what I thought was a healthy lifestyle and taking an array of synthetic supplements.
She added: ‘For the body to work optimally, the pH of blood sits in a narrow range of between 7.35 and 7.45, which is slightly alkaline, and the body does everything it can to maintain this value. So the message was quite simple: eat more plants, fewer animal foods and to help along the way, take an absorbable alkalinising greens blend.
Always intensely pHysical, Elle continues to work out – often twice a day – to maintain her famously fit body. After breakfast she will do yoga, go jogging or swim. At around 5pm she does a vinyasa yoga class.
She enjoys many sports, including hiking, wake-boarding, cycling, paddle boarding and surfing. All executed in a highly competitive manner.
‘Another thing I’ve always loved? The thrill of competition,’ she says. ‘If I’m swimming, I like to set myself a goal, whether it’s a number of laps or a certain route or time I have to complete in the session. It makes it more fun!’
To learn more about the pH Miracle watch the following youtube video and read the following books: