Gisele Bündchen: I Raise Chickens at Home
“I have a beautiful garden in L.A. where I raise chickens,” the supermodel shares in the May issue of Food & Wine, on newsstands now. “We have very little waste because the chickens eat all of the vegetable scraps, and anything they won’t eat, I put in my compost pile with the chicken poo.”
But have we just been let into the ultimate beauty secret? Perhaps the keys to Bündchen’s enviable body are fresh eggs and her homemade aloe-lemon drink that sounds super refreshing and hydrating for spring.
The recipe is simple: “Juice three lemons, peel fresh aloe, add a teaspoon of coconut nectar and a gallon of water, and blend it,” she tells the magazine, also planting the idea of adding a nip of tequila to make it more cocktail-y.
She continues that healthy streak with her son Benjamin, who’s proud to bring his homemade fruit leather as a school snack. “You can use any fruit, but I always use banana as the base because it has great texture and sweetness,” she says.”
Perhaps it’s a skill Bündchen learned growing up in Brazil. “I come from a family of six girls, and my mom worked, so she’d spend all Saturday cooking,” she explains.