Lorna's Christmas Day starts off with a hike and a swim.
Lorna's Christmas Day starts off with a hike and a swim.

Lorna Jane's Christmas fridge will make you feel guilty

ACTIVEWEAR queen Lorna Jane Clarkson distracted viewers who tuned in to 60 Minutes in 2015, when she opened her home to the current affairs program.

As cameras stepped inside, Clarkson revealed what she kept in her fridge - which included shelves of perfectly labelled tupperware filled with healthy ingredients.

From rocket, spinach, kale and roasted eggplant, to quinoa, smoked salmon and adauki beans, the shelf inside the fridge door was also stocked with juices labelled "beauty", "energy" and "immune".

Now, the multimillion-dollar activewear business owner has revealed what's in her fridge leading in to the festive season - saying she likes to keep it "jam packed with goodies" ahead of Christmas.

Lorna's fridge is full of
Lorna's fridge is full of "goodies" during Christmas time.

From cherries to watermelon and a variety of other fruits and vegetables, Lorna's fridge is full of fresh ingredients - and notably deprived of chocolate, Christmas cake and fruit mince pies. Feeling guilty yet?

"I try to stay on track with my eating in the lead-up to Christmas, more because I want to feel healthy and have heaps of energy than anything else," Clarkson told news.com.au.

"But from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day it's all about the foods that are traditionally Christmas for me - and trust me I just have to have a little bit of absolutely everything!"

This isn't the first time Clarkson has opened her fridge up to the public.

A March article on the Lorna Jane website titled '5 Things You Will Find in Lorna Jane Clarkson's Fridge' reveals Clarkson always keeps coconut and bee pollen bites, homemade broths, homemade pesto, homemade kombucha and "inner beauty powder" in her kitchen.

Lorna Jane Clarkson opened up her fridge in 2015, and viewers were shocked by her organisation.
Lorna Jane Clarkson opened up her fridge in 2015, and viewers were shocked by her organisation.

 

In a Q & A with news.com.au, Clarkson revealed how she will be spending the festive season and how she'll be working out on Christmas Day:

 

Who will you be spending Christmas Day with?

I spend the morning with my husband Bill and our dog Roger and then the afternoon is with my family … Mum, Sister, Brother and their families

 

Where will you be?

At my Brother David's house in Brisbane

 

Lorna will spend her Christmas morning with her husband Bill.
Lorna will spend her Christmas morning with her husband Bill.

 

How does your Christmas Day usually pan out?

Morning is presents, hiking, a quick swim and then a relaxed breakfast just Bill and myself.

We don't have to be at my brother's place till around 4pm so the rest of the day is calling, skyping and visiting friends, putting my salads together and wrapping any last minute presents.

4pm is Christmas dinner with the family followed by a 'recovery' walk, a few games of 'major league' boche', Christmas supper and a game of 'Stealing Santa' around the tree.

 

What is your drink of choice on Christmas Day?

Coconut water with fresh lime over crushed ice

 

What's on the menu this year?

My family is originally from England so it's all about the Traditional Turkey Roast (which we have at night because it's too hot during the day). We all have something that we make for Christmas every year. My Sister-in-law, Donna, cooks the Turkey.

My sister Julie brings the Ham and her famous Rum-balls and my Mum makes a traditional English trifle (alcohol-free like when we were kids).

Lorna Jane decorating her Christmas tree.
Lorna Jane decorating her Christmas tree.

I'm the one that usually has to line-up for the prawns on Christmas Eve and you can always rely on me for super delicious salads at supper time - Christmas themed of course

The kitchen is buzzing all day with too many people and too much food but that's the way we like it!

 

You are so healthy and exercise every day - do you take time off over Christmas?

I still like to exercise everyday but change it up to be more about beach walking, bike riding and swimming over the holidays.

Bill and I usually go for a big hike with our dog Roger on Christmas morning and then cool off in the pool.

In the afternoon we do a neighbourhood walk as a family, to make some room in our stomachs for that second sitting of Xmas Cheer.

 

Who do you find it most difficult to buy a gift for?

Usually my Mum because she likes practical gifts and I on the other hand like to give things you love but would never buy for yourself!

 

Lorna Jane will be drinking coconut water infused with lime on Christmas Day.
Lorna Jane will be drinking coconut water infused with lime on Christmas Day.

 

Are there any particular Christmas traditions that you absolutely love or loathe?

We play Stealing Santa as a family on Christmas night. We all buy a gift (capped price of course) and then we start opening and stealing and trying to end up with the ultimate gift. The competition is fierce as we're all super competitive - but it's so much fun that we talk about it for at least 3 months afterwards.

 

What has been your most memorable Christmas?

It would have to be the year Bill and I spent Christmas morning with the family in Australia by the pool and then 17 hours later were having a late dinner surrounded by snow in New York.

 

Lorna says she loves to hike and swim as a form of exercise over the break.
Lorna says she loves to hike and swim as a form of exercise over the break.

What are you hoping to receive this year, gift wise?

I was hoping for a holiday that I could look forward to early next year … the Maldives looks nice!

 

Do you love Christmas, or do you often find it stressful?

Love, Love, Love it. It can be a little stressful in the lead-up (especially when you have a retail business!) but I think that possibly makes it even more enjoyable when Christmas Eve finally arrives. Everything is done and all you have to do for the next few days is relax and be with your family.

 

What are you doing for NY?

Just a quiet family night either at my place or Mum's.

 

What's your NY resolution?

To have more breaks throughout the year.



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