Celebrity Smoothies and Juices: The Stars Reveal Their Healthiest Drinks
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star recently launched her much-anticipated lifestyle site, Poosh, and has been using it to share some of her favorite healthy recipes. She posted a video of how to make this berry smoothie, which she says "kids will actually want to drink" despite being loaded with probiotics and vitamin supplements. Healthy ingredients include blueberries, strawberries, bananas and spinach!
Since the cameras stopped rolling, the Bachelorette alum and longtime personal trainer has opened up his own fitness business—and luckily for us all, he’s taken to Instagram to share some of his coveted nutrition tips. The 30-year-old recently preached his love for juicing and the green "cocktail" he makes “on a daily basis." In his drink, he puts celery, kale, spinach, carrots, cucumber, wheatgrass, apples (Pink Lady or Granny Smith), ginger, and lemon juice—but the amounts, he said, all depend on your own trial and error. "Mess around with different vegetables & fruits to find the right mix for you," he wrote. "Start with something that will give you a solid liquid base (ie: celery), put your leafy greens in second and then put the bigger & thicker foods in after to help push all the greens through the machine."
"Morning ritual! Chicory coffee and blended greens!" The Office actress wrote on Instagram. "Started my day with this green blend (romaine, spinach, mint, avocado, lemon) about six months ago and I crave it every morning now!!"
"Don’t be scared! It’s tastier than it looks!" the actress wrote on a video tutorial of her go-to smoothie filled with flaxseed, chia seeds, almond milk, blueberries and more. The concoction came about when Garner started working with nutritionist Kelly LeVeque a few months ago for her upcoming movie Peppermint—and she's been drinking "every day for breakfast since." Get the full recipe HERE.
Ahead of the Sydney premiere of his new film The Greatest Showman, the actor whipped up a nutrient-packed smoothie in his hotel room. "This is just spinach, kale and then I got some blueberries, some raspberries, avocado for some healthy fat, a little banana for some potassium and fiber; that’s coconut water mixed with a little almond milk; I'm going to throw in some chia seeds for a little bit of fiber, and probably a little bit of honey just because it's so good here in Australia," he narrated a video of his drink setup on Instagram. "And boom! That’s the pre-red carpet fire up."
The journalist gave a peek into her breakfast routine with a recipe of her “shake of the week”. Inside, Couric threw in a whole peach, half of a frozen banana, strawberries, and blueberries. She also adds "one heaping teaspoon" of ground flax and chia seeds, coconut water, one tablespoon of non fat yogurt ice and usually spinach, too.
The actress and brand ambassador for ZICO Coconut Water says her family loves when she blends chocolate coconut water, almond butter and a banana to create a delicious smoothie. And she also revealed that she often pours the finished product over ice (instead of blending it in) to avoid watering it down. For breakfast, the mom-of-two's go-to creation is a little less sweet but just as simple with regular coconut water, a banana and matcha powder.
In addition to a bowl of goat's milk yogurt and granola for breakfast, the Scream Queens actress whips up her favorite green drink with the freshest ingredients from the local farmers' market like kale and blueberries. "I just keep good stuff in my home,” Michele, 30, tells PEOPLE in the latest Wellness issue. "That way when I'm here and I want to pick or I want to just kind of snack, I know that all of the choices I'm making are good.”
Though Jenner admits she's "not a smoothie master," the reality star still decided to experiment with the blended drink and share her findings on Snapchat. For her smoothie, Jenner chose spinach, kale, pineapple, frozen blueberries, strawberries and "a little bit" of orange juice. The end result? "Not bad, people," she said.
The health-conscious Scandal star pops by nutritionist-to-the-stars Kimberly Snyder’s Glow Bio juice bar in Los Angeles to sip on this nutrient-packed smoothie. Although spinach is the star of the show, it’s sweetened with enough apple, pear and banana to feel like a tasty indulgence.
Blake Lively contributed her favorite recipe to the book The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies. She says that she’s a food-loving Southern girl at heart, but this drink has helped her find balance in her diet. “The veggies in their purest form are refreshing and intoxicating, while the sweet notes of the fruit and mint make it both quenching and intoxicating. Now I can get my dose of veggies in the purest way and feel proud doing it. And boy, does it counter the guilt I feel when pulling out the ice cream,” she explains in the book.
Given that the Juice Spot in Miami is owned by Lebron James’s wife, Savannah, it’s not surprising that the actress (and wife of the Heat’s Dwayne Wade) was one of the first customers. Union stopped by for a post-workout snack with her trainer, David Alexander, and Instagrammed a shot of them sampling the acai bowl and a few different juices. Her favorite smoothie is the Get Zen, which is made with hearty ingredients like vanilla whey, almond milk, and almond butter. It’s the ideal treat after a tough gym session or, in Wade’s case, an intense game.
“LOVE THEIR JUICE!” is just one of Nicole Richie’s many Twitter raves about Pressed Juicery, a California juice bar known for tasty seasonal blends like persimmon-apple-cinnamon juice. Richie especially loves their root-vegetable options, like this simple, not-too-sweet drink made with beet, carrot, and apple. When she needs a nutrition reboot she turns to their customizable cleanse packages, which can be shipped nationwide.
When it comes to her 8-year-old daughter, Valentina, Salma Hayek recognizes the importance of starting healthy eating habits early. They’re pictured here vegging out with Juice Generation’s Eric Helms at Hayek’s home in Paris. The actress, who’s also a founder of the Cooler Cleanse juice delivery service, shared her favorite easy drink recipe, which will please both kids and adults. She told PEOPLE, “Carrots and apples give you a super boost of vitamin A and antioxidants. My daughter loves this juice!”
Unlike some purists who live by the fresh-pressed-or-nothing mantra, the Naked Chef is a fan of using frozen fruit in his smoothies. (This recipe is from his book Jamie’s Ministry of Food.) “It’s been picked at its best, at the right time, and hasn’t been forced to grow out of season,” he says. And let’s be honest, if you’ve got bags of berries stashed in your freezer, you’re more likely to whip up a healthy drink on the spot. Oliver also adds oats and nuts, which he says help “slow down the absorption of the sugar from the fruit into your bloodstream, which gives you more energy for longer.”
The tennis star, who’s Tweeted that she starts each day with some type of green drink, is so committed to juicing that she decided to open a few Jamba Juice locations in the Washington, D.C. area. The orange juice in this kale-based drink makes it sweeter and more approachable than other green varieties, and the ingredient amounts can be easily tweaked to suit your taste buds. “If I could live off green juice and smoothies I’d be extremely happy—well, and candy, too,” Williams told reporters at a fitness conference in Santa Monica.
Hip hop mogul Simmons isn’t shy about touting the virtues of his über-healthy vegan lifestyle, and he’s been a longtime fan of New York City juicemaster Melvin Major, Jr. After working at various Manhattan juice bars, Major recently opened Melvin’s Juice Box, with one outpost in Soho’s Miss Lily’s Bakery and one in Chelsea’s Dream Downtown Hotel. We’re betting Simmons will be bellying up to the bar for his fix of this sweet, tangy concoction that gets a kick from fresh ginger root. After all, Simmons has Tweeted that green juice “promotes clarity & gives you energy” and calls it a simple thing that makes him “ecstatic.”
Sawyer discovered this smoothie after a case of acid reflux sent her to New York ENT Dr. Jonathan Aviv. The drink — from Aviv’s book, Killing Me Softly From Inside — can “help heal acid reflux,” the doctor tells PEOPLE. Bonus: Most patients on his acid-free diet lose 6-10 pounds and an inch off their waist in the first two weeks, he says.