If there’s one thing we are always on the lookout for, it’s tips on how to achieve flawless, glowing skin. Luckily, we have celebrities like Hailey Bieber to let us in on their skincare secrets. Well known for her flawless skin, she recently launched her beauty line, Rhode. While Rhode currently has a waitlist, her viral Strawberry Glaze Skin Smoothie does not.
Launched at Erewhon Market in June, Hailey Bieber’s limited-edition smoothie includes skin-enhancing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (which, by the way, we did not know you could ingest) and sea moss, which Erewhon described as a “wellness supporting ingredient.” Coming in at $17, this smoothie promises to have your skin glowing from the inside out. If you’re like us and don’t have an Erewhon Market nearby, or if you want to save money (doesn’t everyone?), you can easily re-create the viral smoothie from the comfort of your kitchen. To find out if the smoothie is worth the hype, we tested it out for ourselves.
How to re-create the smoothie
We followed the recipe Vital Proteins shared on their TikTok, which omits the hyaluronic acid and sea moss, making it more budget friendly. Although these two ingredients are the stars of the smoothie show, don’t worry. This recipe is still packed with nutrient-dense flavors that are great for your skin. Almonds contain a nice dose of vitamin E and zinc, while strawberries are good for your heart, and collagen and hyaluronic acid may help your skin cell turnover. Plus, this recipe uses vegan cream instead of dairy, and both maple syrup and dates, sweeteners that have more nutrients than sugar.
That being said, if you want to make the smoothie more authentic to the one sold at Erewhon Market, hyaluronic acid and sea moss are both available to order online. The recipe we followed does call for a strawberry glaze, which you can make yourself. For a more convenient option, it can also be purchased from the store, or you can use an alternative like strawberry jam or preserves.
Once we had our ingredients assembled, it was as simple as tossing them into our Nutribullet and blending until everything was well combined. In the meantime, we used the back of a spoon to spread coconut cream and strawberry glaze onto the sides of our drinking glass. You can skip the aesthetics and put both ingredients at the bottom of your glass for the same effect.
Before trying the smoothie out for yourself, we would be remiss not to mention some quick tips. Depending on your blender, you may need to cut up the dates before blending to save yourself from big chunks of dates. Additionally, make sure to blend the smoothie thoroughly so that the collagen powder is well incorporated. Lastly, while dates, maple syrup, and strawberry glaze contain naturally occurring sugars, the amount this smoothie calls for is something to be mindful of. If you want to make it less sweet, you can simply use only one date or omit the maple syrup or strawberry glaze altogether.
Our thoughts as registered dietitians
We loved the texture of this smoothie. Thanks to the avocado, it was thick and creamy and much fluffier than other smoothies we have tried. The taste reminded us of a strawberry milkshake, and we would recommend this to anyone looking for a delicious post-workout snack or an on-the-go breakfast option.
For us, smoothies are our go-to summer breakfast, and we can see ourselves adding this to our weekly smoothie rotation. we love to toss a handful of greens into our smoothies for an extra nutrient boost, which we plan on doing with this recipe in the future. Chia seeds are our favorite smoothie topping to aid in digestion, and we think they would make an excellent match for this glowing skin smoothie.
While this smoothie does contain some amazing ingredients for your skin (think: healthy fats from the avocado, vitamin C from the strawberries, and collagen for tissue support), we wouldn’t say it’s a magic cure-all for your skincare woes. As always, staying hydrated and eating a well-rounded diet rich in plants and other whole foods will provide essential nutrients to protect and keep your skin healthy.
How to Make Hailey Bieber’s Strawberry Glaze Skin Smoothie
Add all ingredients to a blender with ice, pulse until smooth, then pour into your favorite to-go smoothie cup and get glowing!
Watch this easy tutorial to try it out:
- ½ cup Organics Almond Milk
- 1 cup Harry’s Berries strawberries (or frozen strawberries)
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen
- A couple drops or scoops of Neo Cell Hyaluronic Acid (in liquid or powder form)
- Organic Coconut Cream (not to be confused with coconut milk)
- Sea Moss Gel
- ¼ cup avocado
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 dates
- House-made strawberry glaze, optional
We then poured a small amount of the strawberry glaze and coconut cream into the bottom of the glass, topped it with the smoothie, tossed in a straw, and basked in all of the sweet, skin-loving glory this smoothie promised.
You can replace Collagen Beauty Greens with fresh aloe vera. Aloe vera is a fantastic natural ingredient that helps our skin to retain moisture and improve elasticity. It is full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it an excellent component to add to your smoothies.
Dates contain nutrients and antioxidants that can delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving your skin an extra glow.