Do you want radiant health, glowing skin and a slim body full of energy? Join the club! The smoothie club, that is. Smoothies cannot promise everlasting beauty, but they can help you keep off the pounds, boost your energy, and give you that healthy glow. Just check out smoothie aficionados Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Miranda Kerr and Kate Upton.

On the heels of the green juice craze, smoothies have become a staple in every model and smart girl’s health regimen. From whey powder to turmeric, almond milk to chlorella, learn about the best ingredients to create the ultimate power smoothie.

Celebrity trainer, author and nutritionist Harley Pasternak, whose star clients include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kate Upton, has mastered the art of the smoothie. He’s a fan of nutritious coconut milk as a base and does not shy away from fatty foods like bananas and avocados, since his celeb body regimen does not focus on counting calories. He’s also big on berries. Go for frozen when fresh ones are not in season.

Harley Pasternak’s Asian Pear Smoothie
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246 calories
57 g
0 g
3 g
3 g
0 g
556 g
15 g
32 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
556g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 15mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 57g
19%
Dietary Fiber 10g
41%
Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
31%
Vitamin C
37%
Calcium
50%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. - 1 asian pear
  2. - 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  3. - 1 cup almond milk
  4. - 1 scoop Source Organic Whey
  5. - 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. - 1/2 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  7. - 1/2 cup spinach
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calories
246
fat
3g
protein
3g
carbs
57g
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Asian Pear Smoothie, Photo Credit: Harley Pasternak

Actress, Goop founder and health devotee Gwyneth Paltrow loves a good cleanse and a smoothie with key ingredients such as whey, greens, probiotics, almonds and antioxidant rich blueberries. Check out her Blueberry and Almond smoothie.

Gwyneth Paltrow Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
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87 calories
11 g
0 g
4 g
2 g
0 g
439 g
1 g
7 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
439g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
68%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. - 1 scoop of whey protein fortified powder (not soy protein)
  2. - 1/2 cup blueberries
  3. - 1 scoop of a ProGreens type of powder (ideally with probiotics)
  4. - 1 1/2 cups almond milk
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calories
87
fat
4g
protein
2g
carbs
11g
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Photo Credit: Bikini Body Countdown

American health guru Dr. Andrew Weil is famous for his anti-inflammatory diet, which is definitely worth Googling. He’s written some excellent cookbooks and created many great smoothie recipes like the Junior Pom Date with pomegranate, dates, vanilla yogurt and yuzu. Other featured ingredients include olivello juice (extract from sea buckthorn berries) and flax meal. Try his Antioxidant Mocktail with trendy, but oh-so-good-for-you turmeric, ginger, mango and almond milk.

Dr. Andrew Weil's Antioxidant Mocktail
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188 calories
31 g
0 g
6 g
4 g
0 g
901 g
14 g
23 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
901g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 14mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 5g
21%
Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
36%
Vitamin C
104%
Calcium
94%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. - 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  2. - 1 cup chopped frozen mango
  3. - 1 tbsp unpeeled fresh ginger
  4. - 1 tbsp unpeeled fresh turmeric
  5. - ice cubes
Instructions
  1. (For all recipes above: Mix in a blender until smooth.)
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188
fat
6g
protein
4g
carbs
31g
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 Photo Credit: Spa Bettie

Smoothies are super easy to make. Not much can go wrong. You basically need a choice of your favorite (ideally fibrous) fruit, a base like almond milk (also nonfat dairy or coconut), a quality protein like hemp or whey and a blender to mix it all. You can easily toss in a handful of spinach, which shreds and dissolves easily, as well as supplements like a dash of blood sugar-lowering cinnamon, anti-inflammatory turmeric or liquid vitamin B complex.

If you don’t like or have protein powder handy, a banana always makes a great and creamy addition, as does an omega three fatty acid-boosting avocado. Add it all together and blend with or without a few ice cubes. If it’s too thick, add more liquid, such as some more milk or even OJ. If you have a Vitamix for juicing, you can try super model Miranda Kerr’s green smoothie. You have to hunt down a few more tricky but super healthy ingredients like goji berries and maca, but the beauty swears by it!

Miranda Kerr's Green Smoothie
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187 calories
18 g
3 g
6 g
16 g
1 g
249 g
280 g
7 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
249g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 280mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
18%
Vitamin C
27%
Calcium
41%
Iron
24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. - 1 glass cold-pressed coconut milk
  2. - 1 glass coconut water
  3. - 1 tbsp acai powder
  4. - 1 tbsp goji berries
  5. - 1 tbsp spirulina
  6. - 1 tbsp cacao powder
  7. - 1 tbsp maca powder
  8. - 1 tbsp chia seeds
  9. - 1 ½ tbsps. vegan protein powder
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calories
187
fat
6g
protein
16g
carbs
18g
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Green Power Smoothie, Photo Credit: net-a-porter

Smoothies are great as breakfast, as a pre- or post-workout pick-me-up or, and anytime as a whole meal replacement to give you energy, make you feel sated, lose weight – and look great, all while getting in your vitamins, essential antioxidants and other good stuff.

Cheers!

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