Bless the human who first invented the smoothie. A food item that at once packs dozens of essential nutrients into your meals while allowing you to prepare them in a blender is our definition of genius. Personally, I could eat a smoothie for every meal. But when you blend as much as I do, you tend to run out of recipes that can keep your taste buds titillated while delivering as much nutrition and beauty-boosting benefits as possible.
For some much-needed smoothie inspiration, we turned to a group of women whose job description requires them to think about beauty every time they eat. Supermodels like to claim they eat nothing but pizza and hamburgers all day, but we know for a fact that smoothies play a major role in their ability to maintain a glowing complexion, shiny hair, and runway-ready frame.
Curious to learn what models really eat to keep their beauty game on point? Keep scrolling for seven easy smoothie recipes recommended by Adriana Lima, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miranda Kerr, and more!
Diet of Life
Kloss starts almost every morning with an easy smoothie like this blackberry-based delight. Just four ingredients give you protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which keep the skin protected against harmful free radicals.
- 1 banana
- Handful of blackberries
- 1 glass almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder ($25)
Simple Green Smoothies
Huntington-Whiteley owes her energy level, glowing skin, and gorgeous hair to her daily green smoothies. The spinach in this recipe is a beauty superfood, densely packed with nutrients like lutein, which gives our eyes a healthy, sparkling appearance. Vitamins B, C, and E as well as potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids—all found in this smoothie—promote hair growth and protect skin. The model also swears by adding beauty-boosting supplements to her smoothies, like flax and fish oil.
Sims's go-to recipe has everything you could ever want in a smoothie—a creamy texture (thanks to the banana and avocado), a sweet taste (from the berries), and a high protein content. Hemp milk and seeds offer an amazing plant-based source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which keep your hair, skin, and eyes in tip-top shape.
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 2 medium-ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 large handfuls spinach
- 1 small handful kale, large stems removed
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups unsweetened hemp milk ($4) or coconut water
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds ($9)
- Toppings: blackberries, blueberries, goji berries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds
Swanepoel keeps her tummy flat and skin radiant with this detoxing smoothie, whose ingredients work to decrease inflammation from the inside out.
One of Lima's secrets to staying lean is this extremely simple smoothie. "My favorite morning smoothie is a very simple water-based avocado and honey blend,” she said. "On days when I want something heavier, I do a yogurt-and-milk base—to start the morning off right."
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 avocado
- Honey to taste
- Optional: Substitute 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of plain yogurt for water for a richer texture and more protein
Whenever Culpo's hectic schedule starts to take its toll, she relies on this immune-boosting mango citrus smoothie. "I love to make this smoothie when I've been traveling a lot or feel like I could be getting sick," she told us. "It's a huge vitamin C kick."
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 clementine, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup water or orange juice
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
Next up, check out seven healthy lunches models always eat!