It’s no secret that Meghan is a strong advocate of a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s her love of yoga practice, her eating habits or her thoughts around mental health, she’s always espoused the values of living well and the overall impact it can have on a person. There are many different articles and archives in which Meghan has shared her thoughts in her past often through collaborations or directly on The Tig. We loved hearing all about the ways in which Meghan stays healthy – and have several of them to share with you from one such collaboration.
With the Tig having shut down, we were saddened that several years of archives – including amazing tips from Meghan herself on her fashion & beauty choices – would be lost to the depths of the internet. We were able to track down the archives and today we’re sharing them with you in today’s special instalment of the Meghan’s Mirror Tig Throwback Thursdays series.
MM talks Food
Meghan shared that she always always starts her day with a nutritious breakfast. Specifically, she shared that the start of her day featured dishes like a Clean Cleanse vanilla shake with blueberries, an acai bowl with fresh berries or manuka honey and bee pollen – which she stated was her “… absolute favorite”
Meghan also shared that she is not one to restrict herself when it comes to food. If you’ve seen her love of pastas or red wine you’ll see she definitely indulges now and again. In fact, Meghan’s food philosophy is that “It’s all about the balance”, a statement she backs up by also sharing that she loves to have healthy snacks on hand. She shared that once a week, she made a large batch of roasted cauliflower with chickpeas and hot curry powder. The healthy mixture “finds its way into my salads, or as a side dish that I constantly nibble.”
MM talks Drinks
That smoothie Meghan mentioned as part of her healthy breakfast is not just a unique blend – she shares that she often mixes up the recipe, doing the same thing with frozen mango, a squeeze of lime, swapping the cinnamon for turmeric and just using coconut water. She shared her base smoothie recipe as a starting point.
And no sugary sodas for MM! She shared that she always has Pellegrino with lime, or a big Mason jar of filtered water on hand throughout the day.
MM talks Restaurants
Would Meghan Markle ever fall under the spell of fast food? Nope. Her version of fast food is… green juice. Meghan shared “…[it]’s fast. And it’s food. It’s been many moons since I went through a drive thru.”
She also has some great advice about when you are eating out and indulging to do it thoughtfully and invariably with more intention.
Take your time. Order your starters and have a glass of wine, and then see how hungry you are before you order your next course. It’s a great way to enjoy dining in general… pacing yourself and enjoying your food without rushing through it and you’ll inadvertently eat less. Alternatively, I would say one of the best tips would be to put your phone away. It’s healthy to be present. Everything can wait.
MM talks Medicine Cabinets
What products does Meghan turn to when she’s stocking her medicine cabinet? She shared that she always has “tea tree oil, neurofen, bandaids, yoga balm, and Honest Company’s Organic Healing Balm” on hand to treat any ailments that may come up.
She also shared her supplement routine: Magnesium, B-12 drops, multivitamin and a Cortisol Manager before bed. And if she needs a little energy boost? She shared that “Sometimes ashwaganda makes it into the mix too!” And if she’s curious about how to fix herself up, she turns to handy reference book – Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Meghan shared that this piece of advice is mom approved, saying that her mom gives her an updated version every time it comes out.
MM talks Rituals
While most of us aren’t on TV like Meghan was nor do we have the spotlights of international photographers zooming in on our every appearance, Meghan’s skin wellness rituals are ones that could be turned into parts of your everyday routine. At the time of the interview, Meghan shared that she would sit in an infrared sauna and sweat out all the toxins once a week. Meghan has also been a longtime believer in acupuncture and cupping, sharing that “acupuncture and Eastern medicine absolute changed my life.”
She also shared that regular facials were key in her life as an actress. She swears by “A facial with Nicola Joss where she literally sculpts your face from the inside out – the most bizarre and rejuvenating facial of all time when a woman has her hands in your mouth. Hurts so good!”
MM talks Positivity & References
One of th hardest things about kicking off or living a healthy lifestyle can be getting encouragement to keep it up if those around you are following different paths. Meghan shared that it has been key for her to surround herself with people who live a healthy lifestyle as it rubs off on her.
And we love this quote that Meghan shared about the power of positive thinking.
“Thoughts become things, so it’s important to stay as positive as possible. It’s crazy how it trickles into everything in your life.”
This article uses tips & quotes that Meghan Markle shared in a 2015 collaboration between The Tig and Chalkboard Magazine.