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Elle Macpherson’s guide to healthy summer travel


Photo: Instagram/@ellemacphersonofficial, by @gilles_bensimon
Photo: Instagram/@ellemacphersonofficial, by @gilles_bensimon
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Welcome to the Wellness Council, our handpicked holistic health squad: a tightly curated group that gives the best advice this side of your own personal guru.  

headshot_elle_macpherson_smallIn this article, supermodel and WelleCo founder Elle Macpherson shares her summer travel secrets—AKA how to pull it off jet-setting with your health (and skin!) intact. 

What she writes about next is up to you—tell us what what you’re dying to know! Send questions and ideas to experts@wellandgood.com.

Hello lovely Well+Good readers! It’s summer holiday time for lots of us, so this month I thought I would write about how to stay healthy while you’re away.

My kids and I recently had a blissful week in the Maldives. We were active every day, with yoga at sunrise, diving and snorkeling expeditions, and—of course—lots of swimming.

One of the tricks to a healthy holiday is choosing a destination that encourages a healthy mindset. But we still made time to rest and catch up and indulge—lazy open-air dinners on the Indian Ocean were definitely one of the highlights.

Here are some of the ways I make the most of a holiday while staying healthy. Enjoy!

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On the plane

First thing I do when I board a flight is to double dose my Alkalising Greens and drink three liters of water (two tricks Dr. Simone Laubscher taught me for long-haul flights). This helps me avoid jet lag, because my body has the nutrients it needs, and it also ensures I have that extra boost of hydration.

On arrival

I get changed and try to go for a walk outside and explore, take pictures, observe. It’s so important for the soul, and helps acclimatize to the new time zone (if there is one)—and if you’ve had a day of travel, it’s a great way to get in a bit of exercise.

Eating when I travel

I always take travel packets of Alkalizing Greens and our plant-based Nourishing Protein powder. I have both daily, and often I will have the Nourishing Protein Powder made into a simple breaky smoothie (recipe below). One of my favorite parts of travel is discovering the local cuisine. I love a trip to the local market and eating in-season produce. If it’s organic, even better. If we’re eating out, I tend to look for anything that is fresh, organic, and a whole food. For example, last year we went on holiday in Capri, and I think I ate Caprese salad every day. How can you not? And so much freshly caught seafood.

And of course, starting the day right makes everything better. Below, check out my favorite breakfast for when I’m on the go.

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My Clean and Simple “Breaky” Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 1/2 bananas
300ml (approximately 10 oz.) organic almond milk
1 scoop of The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein

Instructions
Blitz and enjoy!

The perennial “Australian Girl Next Door,” supermodel Elle Macpherson has been a prominent figure in business, fashion, film, and television for the past 30 years. In addition to achieving global fame as a model and actress, Macpherson has won scores of awards for her ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive. Today, she serves as the co-founder and creative director for WelleCo, a premium wellness brand known for its alkalizing Super Elixir organic supplements. 

What should Elle write about next? Send your questions and suggestions to experts@wellandgood.com.