– I love yoga. I’ve been practicing yoga
since I was about 17. Now I’m 18, so yeah, it’s like a year. Just kidding. I really find yoga to be like,
super calming, centering. It makes me feel really grounded. I love a combination of
Kundalini yoga with Hatha yoga, and I find it really invigorating. I love to practice yoga
early in the morning or early in the evening
when the sun is setting. It’s just such a big part of my life. I wouldn’t wanna be without it. My favorite meditation
spot is generally outside. Hearing the birds, seeing
the sunset or the sunrise, it just feels really invigorating. You feel one with nature. Meditation during the holiday
season is super important. There’s always a lot going
on in the holiday season. All the cooking, the holiday
shopping, the decorating, and so it’s important to take
that time to really meditate so then you feel centered and good, and then you will be able
to give some of that back to your friends and family
and all your loved ones. So some of my favorite
treats around the holidays, I really enjoy like, baking fresh cookies. I love, you know, making hot apple cider. So I’m going to share with you two of my favorite holiday recipes, the first one being gluten-free
oatmeal raisin cookies. Start with the oatmeal. Mix that into a bowl. Add the almond flour. Finely shredded coconut,
some coconut sugar. Baking powder with sea salt, raisins. You can add any kind of dried fruit. You could even do like,
little chocolate chips. Stir this together, and
then in a separate bowl, you just whisk the egg white
until you have soft peaks. So now it’s whisked to soft peaks. We add the almond butter, coconut oil. Mix this together. The almond butter gets a little sticky. Then mix in all the rest
of the ingredients here. Mix it all together. Smells delicious. And once that’s done,
place them on the tray. So then, we just pop
these in the oven at 350 for between eight and 10 minutes, so you just have to keep an eye on them. The way that I try to maintain my health throughout the holidays, the rest of the year, I’m like
80% healthy, 20% indulgent, and so over the holiday season,
I’m a little more flexible, so I like, go like more 70/30. I make sure that I
maintain my exercise regime so that I’m feeling energized. That’s the way I balance it
out over the holiday season. Now it’s time to get the
cookies out of the oven. Ooh, they smell good. Yummy. Yum. Mm. My daily tea routine is always different. I love to have different types of teas. I love earl grey, rooibos,
chamomile, green tea, but the one thing that’s always consistent is that I love to have my tea out of my beautiful Royal Albert mugs. I grew up with my grandmother drinking out of Royal Albert tea cups and that was such a
special time in my life, just having those moments
with my grandmother. Her tea cups were her
most prized possessions, so when Royal Albert asked
me to design for them, I was so overjoyed because
I knew that it was something that meant so much to me
and also to my grandmother. My process of making tea is quite simple. A tea bag or two in the pot. Add the hot water, let
it sit for two minutes. If it’s a herbal tea,
I’ll just have it alone, maybe with a little honey. If it’s a rooibos or an earl grey, I love to have my tea with goat’s milk and a teaspoon of honey. I really like to use Manuka honey. It’s antibacterial and has
so many healing benefits. I love to drink goat’s milk with my tea as opposed to regular milk. It’s lower in cholesterol. It has high amounts of vitamin A. It’s a great source of calcium, and I really enjoy the flavor. Another one of my favorite
holiday treats to make is hot apple cider. This is one of my favorite
apple cider recipes, which contains lots of
yummy healthy spices, so first we juice the apples. So now we have enough
juice from the apples. Pour the juice into the pot. Turn it on low. Then we add cinnamon sticks,
cloves, cardamom pods, star anise, ginger, and lemon zest. Pop the lid on and just
wait about 20 minutes. Since we have about five minutes to go, I add the orange and then let
that simmer for five minutes. So now, it smells delicious. Ooh. Ladle in some little individual cups here and just make sure that I
don’t get any of the sediment. You can strain it as well, but if you’re careful, ladling is fine. I can like, almost hear my
grandmother on the piano just like, singing and playing. Mm, delicious.