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Li Na & Element Fresh: Live Fresh

Li Na

 Element Fresh is about enjoying life with fresh food, energy and fresh experiences. Our food philosophy is simple: we believe that great taste and nutrition go together just fine; and that quality, fresh ingredients best show their flavors with creative yet uncomplicated preparations. 

Gourmet salads, juices and smoothies at Element Fresh have been a part of the energetic lifestyles in China’s major cities for more than a decade. And from its early days, Element Fresh has supported sports, from grass roots to world class including The Tennis Masters in Shanghai, The China Open in Beijing.

During that same decade, we have admired Li Na, on the court and beyond. She put China on the global tennis map…success through talent, determination, energy. And throughout, stayed a real person with contagious joy of life and sincerity. 

Beyond tennis, many roles await Li Na: “I am more than an athlete, with many roles to play. I love the challenges, the diversity of my life and I love fresh food, the source of vitality!” 

With this shared belief in food & life, our partnership with Li Na, a frequent guest and friend began. From co-creation and inspiration for the 2015 Spring/Summer menu, all the way to Li Na putting on the chef coat, stepping into the kitchen and presenting the Element Fresh & Li Na Vitality Series: 

Bleu Cheese, Chicken & Apple Salad
American style chopped salad of grilled chicken breast, bleu cheese, California raisins, apple, crispy bacon, chopped lettuce, and honey-mustard dressing. “Maybe only a strong person like Li Na can handle blue cheese!?”

Warm Spinach Salad & Salmon Fillet

In its Chinese name, this warm salad is named in a combination of Li Na and husband Jiang Shan’s names. Flash sautéed fresh spinach, carrots, edamame, green lentils, and yellow bell peppers with seared salmon (90grams). Finished with grilled cucumber flowers and lemon-tarragon dressing. Simply delicious!

Fire & Ice Tuna
Spicy ahi tuna grilled medium rare - ice greens with cucumber, jicama, and wasabi vinaigrette - kombu potato salad with shiso and sesame. Our chef’s and Li Na’s new favorite!   

The Red Dragon

Li Na feels this delicious combination of orange and red dragon fruit, with its high vitamin c content reminds her of husband Jiang Shan. The Chinese name of this juice translates to “romance”

Avocado-Coconut Smoothie
Li Na fell in love in this drink at first sight. Fresh avocado, coconut milk, bananas, spinach: the energy drink for the summer!

The Element Fresh spring/summer menu will launch from March 30. Beyond the Vitality by Li Na line there will many other new menu items, including several vegetarian salads, juices, smoothies and yoghurt drinks.

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