Mornings are crazy — especially if you’ve got kids to get ready and out the door. You need something fast, easy and filled with all the nutrients needed to power you through your hectic schedule and there’s really only one recipe that checks all of those boxes: a smoothie. Reese Witherspoon knows this and that’s why she’s relied on the same delicious smoothie recipe to kick off her mornings for eight years. Or nine? She’s not entirely sure, but she’s been drinking this healthy concoction for a long time.
Witherspoon shared the recipe for her go-to breakfast on Instagram yesterday. “This is the smoothie that I drink every single day, and I have probably for eight years, nine years, I don’t even know,” the Big Little Lies star, explained.
To make the smoothie, Witherspoon uses a lot of vegetables. First, she adds in two full heads of romaine lettuce, some spinach and celery. To balance out the bitterness from the veggies, she adds one apple, one pear and a banana. She finishes by adding the pulp from one lemon to add lots of brightness and some coconut water to mix it all together. This recipe makes two smoothies and she stores one in the fridge for the following day.
Witherspoon says she drinks this smoothie around 10 a.m. and she doesn’t get hungry until around 1 p.m. but if you want to make it a little more substantial, she notes that you can add anything from almond butter to flax seeds.
Of course Witherspoon whips up this super healthy drink in a super expensive Vitamix. Don’t get us wrong, we love Vitamix, but if you don’t want to shell out hundreds to make the same delicious smoothie, check out these affordable alternatives in the gallery below.
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