Despite the good genes, Teresa is a Paleo eating, green juicing, exercise advocate whose rise to the top is thanks to taking care of herself and maintaining a positive attitude. In fact she says happiness is one of her greatest achievements. How's that for crushing life!
In between globe hopping and modelling for clients like L'Oreal and H&M and kicking off her acting career with roles in Law & Order SVU and The Mysteries of Laura (she sings and plays guitar too!) Teresa took time out to share her top tips for wellbeing in New York.
And when you're done reading, hop over to Teresa Tastes , Teresa's food and fashion blog that gives an insight into her love of, well, style and eats.
What's your top healthy dine out spot and what's on the menu?
ABC Kitchen by restaurateur Jean George in the Flat Iron district is a haven of organic, fresh cuisine in a eco-chic space. It is great for a sophisticated treat that is still healthy and delicious.
I order: raw nantucket bay scallops, cranberry, apple, orange, and mint
roast carrot and avocado salad, crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus
black bass with chilies and herbs, baby market potatoes and spinach
sauteed skuna bay salmon, sweet and spicy carrot sauce, roasted carrots and basil
What is your favourite organic beauty product buy?
All Natural Shikai hand and body moisturiser - Gardenia or Yuzu are great scents and made with rich and creamy shea butter.
Renpure Argan Oil Shampoo is low lather and smells great. Renpure Argan Oil Conditioner is rich and creamy, all natural and really revives overworked hair.
Renpure Originals Amazing Miracle Deep Penetrating Reconstructor is extra creamy and thick. Leave it in for 5-10 minutes to give your hair a thicker softer texture.
Where would you recommend a friend go to for a yoga or Pilates class in the city?
I used to love SLT Pilates but now to get more variety I go to Equinox and try all the classes there. I like all high cardio classes like IntenSati, 30/60/90 and Deep Extreme which has elements of tribal dance. Super fun.
When I am away traveling for work I run outside or do a quick Tracy Anderson video.
What do you 'healthy' snack on between castings?
Kind Bars, Apples, Mandarins
Please share a Smoothie recipe with us!
I use my Nutribullet and make a quick and yummy smoothie in the morning.
1/3 washed spinach
a dash of water
generous sprinkle of all bran
sprinkle of cinnamon
Blend and voila!