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With all the holiday celebrations over and 2023 just beginning, it’s time to consider making New Year’s resolutions. One goal on just about everyone’s list is to make healthier choices, and that especially means eating more fruits and vegetables. How many? Researchers have found the greatest health benefits occur when individuals consume 10 portions of fruits and veggies per day. That need not sound overwhelming—Reese Witherspoon and Jenna Dewan have got you covered! They’ve been drinking nutritious and delicious smoothies every morning for years, and we’ve got their recipes right here.

In fact, Witherspoon has been sipping the same kind of smoothie every single morning for a decade now. Around 10 a.m., the “Wild” actress drinks it, staving off hunger for about three hours. Witherspoon recalls, “I remember the person who told me this recipe for the first time was Kerry Washington because I sat next to her at an awards show, and I didn’t really know her, but I was like, ‘Your skin is so beautiful! What do you do?’ And she said, ‘Actually, I think it’s from this drink that I drink. It’s just really changed my skin, and it makes my hair and nails really strong,’ and I was in!”

Reese Witherspoons (and Kerry Washingtons) Green Smoothie Recipe

(The following recipe makes two days’ worth of smoothies)

2 heads romaine lettuce

½ cup spinach

½ cup coconut water

1 whole banana

1 whole apple

1 whole pear

1 whole lemon (with the rind cut off)

Celery (optional)

Almond butter (optional)

Witherspoon shares, “You can add anything to it. You can add protein powder to it, almond butter, flaxseeds…” Witherspoon finds this smoothie to be absolutely delicious!  

“Step Up” actress Jenna Dewan shared her smoothie recipe on Youtube, making the bold claim, “It’s the only green smoothie recipe you need to know.” After all, Dewan’s go-to morning drink, she insists, is her secret weapon. “It’s wonderful. It’s great fiber; you get your veggies right off the bat, so you don’t have to worry about it so much. It’s great for picky eaters. My husband—one of them—hates vegetables but he will drink this smoothie. So I swear this will work for everybody.”. 

Jenna Dewans Smoothie Recipe

1 to 2 cups water

1 handful romaine

1 handful spinach

½ cup cucumber, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 apple, quartered

1 pear, quartered

1 banana

¼ cup spirulina powder

1 lemon, squeezed

Dewan suggests, “So if there’s one supplement I can tell you all to take, it’s spirulina powder. It is alkalizing, it is like super food for your blood, your oxygen, your cells—it’s amazing!” She finds that the lemon serves as a magic ingredient because it cuts any hints of less pleasant flavors in the drink.

Notice any similarities between the two smoothie recipes?

If you wish to stave off hunger for longer, or to even out your blood sugar level, here are smoothie tips from nutritionist Kelly LeVeque:

Cravings-Busting Smoothie Tips

Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque advises people to add four categories of ingredients to stave off hunger for four to six hours. First, she suggests lowering the portion of fruit to a half banana or a half cup of berries. Next, mix in a protein source, a healthy fat, some fiber, and a good portion of greens. Here are some examples:

Protein (20 to 30 grams) – collagen protein powder; plain, chocolate or vanilla-flavored protein powder

Healthy Fats (1 to 2 tablespoons) – MCT oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts, nut butters, or seeds

Fiber (1 to 2 tablespoons) – flaxseeds, chia seeds, acacia fiber, raw fiber powder

Greens (1 to 2 handfuls) – spinach, kale, parsley, cilantro, mint, sprouts, greens powder

Add some water, unsweetened almond milk, or coconut water and blend.

This combination supports blood sugar balance by slowing down the rate in which glucose is absorbed, thus preventing spikes in blood sugar. 

What’s your favorite smoothie?