Once a week the curtain is peeled back to reveal the eating habits of the rich and famous folk.
‘My Day On A Plate’ is the Sunday Life magazine column that, in recent years, has become notorious for shining the spotlight on some particularly fad-tastic diets.
A few years back it was Pete Evan’s plate that had us raising a brow (sorghum, sprouted millet, or activated almonds, anyone? If you don’t remember, you can read about Pete’s #DayOnAPlate here). But in the hotseat this weekend was none other than Therese Kerr, healthiest woman alive and mother to Her Royal Highness Angel Queen of the Dimple, Miranda.
When she’s not passing down exceptional genes or sipping on reverse osmosis water (Google it), Therese heads up a highly successful health empire. Her website identifies her as a “visionary, public speaker, author, and advocate for holistic family health”, and she’s also created an organic personal care line called ‘Divine’. Therese is Mother Nature personified.
Have a look at 50-year-old Kerr’s Day on a Plate here:
In case you can’t read that text, that’s:
6:30am Warm Water and Lemon
6.50am Homemade kefir (probiotic yoghurt drink) and a green smoothie of certified organic greens (blanched kale, spinach, sprouts, broccoli), blueberries, coconut water, almost milk and chia seeds.
7.20am A glass of reverse osmosis (alkalised, mineralised) water with magnesium powder, vitamin C powder, sinc and selenium liquid.
9am Homemade chai (cardamon, cloves, fennel, aniseed, ginger root, tumeric root, fresh tumeric, fresh ginger, cinnamon, filtered water).
10am Smoothie with some nuts.
1pm A beef stew with quinoa and some chicken and vegetables, followed by an almond milk chai.
3.30pm A cup of chai and a flourless almond butter cookie.
6.30pm Certified organic salmon and salad leaves.
7.30pm A mug of rooibos tea
As someone who lives in the heartland of Trendy Organic People (aka. North Bondi), I’m generally pretty familiar with health food buzz words, but Therese’s list had even me stumped.
So, without further ado, let’s explore the wonderful mystery that is the average daily food consumption of Therese Kerr.
After googling kefir I had to take a moment, close my eyes, take a deep breath, and think of non-vomit related imagery like deserts and dry bread and glass marbles. And then I bravely returned to the instructional imagery of how to make kefir, which, from all accounts, seems to be combining liposuction, ricotta cheese, old bandages, and a glass of goats milk. *Gag* Something to do with straining. Soaking. Fermenting. Don’t worry about thanking me for this investigation, guys, because ~SeriOus joUrnaliSm~
REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER
Reading about ‘reverse osmosis water’ was like that time I went for a job interview with a big, serious, financial, company thing with an imposing receptionist and glass doors.
Every question they asked me came in the format of an acronym. “So, Maggie, can you tell us how you would UVF review the JCG performance of the HTTP content each FYQ?” There was a lot of leaning back in my chair with slitted eyes trying to thinking of the most polite way to say, “Can I leave now?”