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.