Jennifer Lopez Drinks this Smoothie Every Day — So You Know it’s Good

06/02/2014 at 05:43 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez
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Jenny’s back on the block.

Surprise! Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez made an unannounced visit to the New York City borough where she grew up on Sunday to open the Center for a Healthy Childhood, a joint effort between her Lopez Family Foundation and the Montefiore Health System.

The pop star donated $250,000 for the project — and celebrated by appearing at Montefiore’s Community Health Fair along with her sister Lynda.

At the fair, Lopez made a protein shake with Marco Borges, an exercise physiologist and the founder of 22 Days Nutrition — and the brains behind Beyoncé’s 22-day vegan cleanse.

The two whipped up Lopez’s favorite drink, a spinach protein smoothie with sunflower butter. During the demonstration, the “I Luh Ya Papi” singer said her 6 1/2-year-old twins, Max and Emme, helped inspire her to serve her family a healthy breakfast.

“I knew the stuff that I was eating wasn’t giving me energy. I realized that after a while, and I was feeding this to my kids. Is this good for them?” she said. “So I was ready to try something different. …[This smoothie] tastes fresh, and you’re doing something good for yourself. It makes a huge difference.”

Jennifer Lopez

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PEOPLE caught up Borges after the presentation, and he spilled the secret to creating J.Lo’s breakfast smoothie.

“It makes an unbelievably healthy [drink] full of fiber, full of omega 3, protein, and it’s a really great meal replacement or recovery drink,” he said. “She absolutely loves it. That’s her go-to drink every day.”

Spinach Protein Smoothie
Makes 1

1 handful spinach
1 frozen banana
1 cup rice milk
2 scoops almond or sunflower butter
1 scoop protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.

—Michele Corriston, with reporting by Mabel Martinez

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krah on

Just because a celebrity drinks something does not mean its good. jeez

Jester on

Spinach and banana with a nut better? I am sure it’s probably healthy, but I can think of many other healthy breakfasts. It may taste good, but I think I’ll skip out on this one…

Anonymous on

Sounds and looks quite disgusting!

Courtney on

Is this what she feeds the kids now too? Are they vegan and how does it work?

Just Sayin' on

Thank you krah…was thinking the same thing!

whatever on

mine is 2 handfuls of baby spinach, 1 banana, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and occasionally a hand full of blueberries…it doesn’t hurt to (feel good, have smooth digestion, a flat stomach, look good naked) add healthy things to your diet – relax people and put down your twinkies

whatever on

…assuming most of you look like Jabba the Hut nude, you may want to attempt to juice something in place for your morning bagel but cut out protein powders and added stuff

Rebeca on

These shake are delicious even though they are very healthy! I love to start my day with a 22 Days shake. They are great also for an afternoon treat. You can’t taste the spinach. Try it; you will love it!

fsugirl12 on

I actually make this everyday only instead of rice milk i use unsweetened almond milk. It is extremely healthy and a great kick start to your day. You cant even taste the spinach. It has all the nutrients needed to get extra energy and get the digestive system moving. Before you criticize, you should try it!

jhplv on

Gonna need to watch your health now that your boy toy was smashing the TS prostitutes and likely has Hep c.

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Anonymous on

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Get Real in NYC on

This is another pathetic attempt for her to pretend to care about the Bronx- just like the fake car commercial a few years ago.

Just like this health fair visit, she offered a free concert to residents of the Bronx that was heavily sponsored by big, corporate clients tonight.

What’s the motive for Jenny actually returning to the “block”? She’s opening a new Viva Movil store near the concert site in the Bronx soon and his hoping that Latinos will purchase her phones nationwide.

Yet another fake attempt to pretend to care about her hometown. Get “real” Jenny!!!

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