For many, Christmas is a time of indulgence, with households spoiled with delicious foods, sparkling wines, and of course, a turkey dinner.
This sentiment stays much the same for members of the Royal Family, who are treated to wholesome and nutritious meals throughout their time in Sandringham Estate.
During the festive season, as tradition follows, the family head to their Norfolk home, with a host of lunches and dinners leading up to the traditional Christmas Day celebrations.
While we know much about the royals’ food habits during Christmas in the UK, Meghan also has her own health driven drink that she reportedly loves to make during Christmas time.
Here’s what we know about Meghan’s Christmas cocktail, which is full of antioxidants and can help lower cholesterol.
Meghan is known to put importance on exercise and wellness in her day-to-day life, with the Duchess of Sussex a keen fan of yoga and pilates.
It’s hardly surprising then, that even during the festive season, Meghan remains keen on combining the indulgence of the festive season, with her health driven focus.
Her festive drink of choice – almond milk spiced cocktail – is not an obvious pick for most during Christmas time, but is packed full of nutritional value.
Meghan told Grazia that she makes this specific cocktail for her friends over Christmas time; it includes unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon, cardamom, powdered ginger, cloves, dates, and your favourite bourbon.
Commenting on her favoured drink nutritional experts at Bulk.com said the drink has some health benefits.
They said: “Almond milk is an excellent alternative to regular cow’s milk as it can help to lower cholesterol and introduce more antioxidants into the body through vitamin E.
“Alongside this, there are incredible benefits when it comes to cinnamon as it includes loads of antioxidants, can reduce inflammation, helps decrease blood pressure, and promotes healthy blood sugar levels.”
While Meghan’s drink seems to put a modern spin on cocktails, it seems the royals tend to keep their Christmas meals more traditional.
Chef Darren McGardy shared details of the royals Christmas lunch, which would be a big turkey dinner. “They would start with a full cooked breakfast on Christmas Day. They opened their Christmas presents the day before, on Christmas Eve. So after breakfast they’d go to church, come back and go on to lunch”, he told the BBC.
“Later in the day there would be afternoon tea, and that always included a chocolate Yule log, a Christmas cake made by the chefs in the kitchen and a selection of chocolatey pastries.”