Recipe Review

I Tried the Copycat Recipe for Hailey Bieber’s $17 Skincare Smoothie and It’s Pure Luxury in Every Sip

published Aug 27, 2022
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I Tried the Dupe to Hailey Bieber's Erewhon Smoothie
Credit: Ashley Abramson

If there are two things my TikTok For You Page loves to serve me, it’s Hailey Bieber skincare content and bougie recipes. So you could say I was delighted to learn the Hailey Bieber smoothie has been trending — and that I don’t have to travel to Los Angeles and spend $17 to try it myself. 

I’ll brief you in case you’re not up to speed: Hailey’s known for her amazing skin — she even has her own skincare line, Rhode. (Yes, I own some.) This year, she partnered with the LA-based grocer Erewhon to create a strawberry smoothie that’s supposed to make your skin glow. Some influencers have taken to Erewhon to try it IRL, and others have attempted to make a dupe at home. The consensus, in both scenarios? This smoothie is delicious. 

It also happens to be easy to make — and a whole lot less expensive than buying it at a luxury grocery store. 

How to Make Hailey Bieber’s Skincare Smoothie

Okay, let me clarify: When I say this smoothie is “easy,” I mean it’s simple once you track down the ingredients. Some of the components — like frozen strawberries, avocado, maple syrup, dates, coconut cream, and almond milk — were easy to find (in fact, most of these are part of my normal grocery store run). 

Some ingredients, particularly the ones that are supposed to make your skin look amazing, were tougher to find. After striking out at local grocery stores, I found NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Liquid, Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptide Powder, and True Sea Moss Gel on Amazon. None of these ingredients were what I’d call inexpensive, but buying entire containers is a better value than spending $17 on a smoothie (plus a plane ticket, if you don’t live in California). 

Credit: Ashley Abramson

The smoothie-making process was simple once I had everything I needed and figured out the proportions. As with any copycat recipe, you kind of have to scour the internet and use your intuition to figure it out. Here’s what I added to my blender.

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 unpitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup 
  • 2 scoops collagen powder
  • 1 tablespoon hyaluronic acid
  • 1.5 tablespoons sea moss gel
  • 1 spoonful coconut cream 
  • Strawberry jam to garnish 

Once I measured everything out and added it to the blender, I pressed the “smoothie” button. Everything was blended in less than a minute, which I’d say is pretty quick! Finally, I added a spoonful of coconut cream to the bottom of my glass, poured the smoothie, and topped it all off with a bit of strawberry jam. 

My Honest Review of Hailey Bieber’s Skincare Smoothie

I had a feeling I’d fall in love with this smoothie, and I wasn’t wrong. As Mindy Kaling noted on her IG Reel, this tastes like dessert. The smoothie is perfectly smooth, with a bit of creamy luxury, thanks to the coconut. It was also just the right amount of sweet. I’ve seen some people adding banana, but the combination of strawberries, dates, and maple syrup was just right for me. 

I was worried I’d taste the sea moss or hyaluronic acid, ingredients I’d never tried before, but I didn’t. The strawberry and coconut were definitely the main players. I also wondered if it would taste chalky, as I’m not usually one to add powdered supplements to drinks, but either I have a really good blender or the proportions were just right. 

I have yet to find out if my skin will be glowy — I’m thinking this is the type of drink you need to incorporate into your routine, along with other healthy practices — but it definitely felt good to know I was nourishing my body as I sipped something yummy.

Credit: Ashley Abramson

3 Tips for Making Hailey Bieber’s Skincare Smoothie

Right off the bat, I’d rate this a 5/5. But if I had to make this smoothie again, here’s what I’d do: 

  1. Start slow with the coconut cream. Mindy Kaling spooned a generous parfait-like portion into her glass, so I followed suit. I didn’t mind the creaminess and coconut flavor, but when my husband tried it, he got a big straw-full of coconut. I’d start with half a spoonful and go up from there, unless you really love coconut or want to add more healthy fat to your smoothie!
  2. Opt for frozen strawberries. I like my smoothies really cold and icy. Because this one doesn’t contain ice, I decided to use frozen strawberries, which really helped with the temp and consistency. If you decide to add banana, it may help to freeze one first!
  3. Don’t stress if you can’t find every ingredient. For the purpose of my copycat test, I scoured Amazon for every little thing. This is a complex smoothie with some fancy ingredients, so if you can’t find them, don’t worry.