Kate Middleton—Duchess of Cambridge, mom to two, and wife of dear Prince William—is frequently seen kicking ass at racquetball and tennis in heels (with perfectly curled hair and a luminous complexion) and generally being, you know, a legit capital-P Princess. But her vibrant energy doesn’t come out of nowhere. In fact, we know where it comes from, at least partially: a morning juice exploding with nutrition.
Every morning, Middleton reportedly drinks a juice made of kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, coriander, blueberry, and spirulina, says Marieclaire.co.uk. In other words, she gulps up a sky-high concentration of nutrients before facing her royal duties.
Most of us healthy folk are already familiar with many of Middleton’s go-to ingredients: We know kale and spinach are so good for us we should be eating them almost daily. Blueberries are antioxidant powerhouses (which means more protection from diseases and aging). And the humble romaine lettuce is insanely high in vitamins K, A and C and minerals.
But what’s the deal with spirulina and coriander?
Spirulina is a blue-green cyanobacteria (but often referred to as “algae”) that grows in oceans, lakes, and commercially harvested bodies of water. Typically available in capsule or powder form, this wellness-world darling is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that protect your body’s cells from damage. On top of that, spirulina is known for its protein content—not only is it high (about 60% protein), but it’s also biologically complete, which means it contains all essential amino acids necessary for health.
Spirulina also bursts with other nutrients, such as carotenoids, B vitamins, vitamin K, and vitamin E, along with life-essential minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, and selenium. So what does this mean for us? Studies have shown spirulina can help reinforce the body’s immune function, regulate inflammatory responses, reduce allergic reactions and infections, and even help the body’s quantities of probiotics (friendly bacteria) flourish. Anecdotally, many people report they feel more energized after consuming spirulina. And some experts even refer to spirulina as the “perfect food.”
Middleton also adds coriander—better known in the U.S. as cilantro—to her juice. This herb is rich in vitamins, notably K, A, and C, along with minerals such as manganese, potassium, and copper. One of the most impressive attributes of cilantro is its ability to help ward off problematic bacteria strains like Salmonella found in foods. In Ayurveda, cilantro is also known to help alleviate urinary tract infections and heavy metal overload.
The Duchess’s breakfast juice is literally 100 percent nutrition, including the natural hydration from her choice vegetables and fruit. This explains why she can can travel the world, always all smiles, without a single bag under her eye.
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