Prince Harry’s elegant fiancée credits yoga and pilates for that knockout figure of hers, but her food choices also play a big part in the way she looks.
This May Meghan Markle will become a member of the British Royal family. But just one look at super fit former ‘Suits’ star and we highly doubt traditional tea and scones will be high on her list of menu priorities when she does.
Bye-bye Americano, hello nutrient packed juice. Meghan, 36, isn’t against drinking coffee entirely. But when she needs a pick-me-up she prefers to whizz up a healthy alternative.
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of rushing for a coffee when you hit that 4pm slump,” she said. “But if I blend some apple, kale, spinach, lemon, and ginger in my blender in the morning and bring it to work, I always find that sipping on that is a much better boost than a cup of espresso.”
The future duchess not only embraces pasta, but she can laugh at what too much of a good thing can do to her body too.
“When I’m travelling, I won’t miss an opportunity to try great pasta,” Meghan admits. “I come back from vacation every year with a food baby, and I’ve named her Comida.”
She even jokes that she can feel it “kicking”.
Meghan says one of her friends once convinced her to cook her courgettes for four to five hours because it turns into – in the words of Meghan – a “filthy, sexy mush”.
“The sauce gets so creamy you’d swear there’s tons of butter and oil in it, but it’s just zucchini, water and a little bouillon,” she revealed.
This sounds extremely fabulous. We will be adding courgettes to our shopping list immediately.
“I am a big fan of Sunday suppers,” Meghan has said. “Whether we’re eating lamb tagine, pot roast or a hearty soup, the idea of gathering for a hearty meal with friends and family on a Sunday makes me feel comforted. I enjoy making slow-cooked food on Sundays, like Filipino-style chicken adobo. It’s so easy—combine garlic, soy (or Bragg Liquid Aminos), vinegar, maybe some lemon and let the chicken swim in that sauce until it falls off the bone in a Crock Pot.”
This is one we are making this weekend. But a word of warning for Meghan. if she’s planning to cook this for her future grandmother-in-law The Queen she might want to remove garlic from the recipe. Apparently Her Royal Highness is not a fan of the root vegetable.
Apparently it’s the thought of French fries that gets Meghan most excited about when she is meeting friends for lunch.
“I’m always hoping I’m having lunch with people, so we can share fries,” she admits. “It’s its own food group for me.”
In fact she’s also declared: “I could eat French fries all day.” Us too, Meghan.
Everything in moderation, and that includes wine.
Meghan named her former lifestyle website ‘The Tig’ after the red wine Tignanello. So it’s hardly surprising that she indulges in a tipple from time to time. “Of course I’m going to have that glass of wine, it’s delicious and I enjoy it,” Meghan insists. “Do the things you enjoy within reason.”
It’s clear from the fact she indulges in wine, french fries and pasta that Meghan doesn’t believe in cutting out all the things you love, even if they aren’t the healthiest.
“I think if you deprive yourself of anything you’re just going to crave it more,” she explains. “So for me it’s just finding that balance. Eating really good during the week and then treating yourself to whatever it is that you want over the weekend.”
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