Star of Real Girl's Kitchen on Cooking Channel and older sister to Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff spills on her pregnancy cravings and her go-to green smoothie recipe.
Haylie Duff—the star of cooking and lifestyle docu-series Real Girl's Kitchen on Cooking Channel and older sister to Hilary—has given birth to her first child with fiancé Matt Rosenberg. The baby, a girl, has been given the gender-neutral name Ryan (a page out of Blake Lively's book, perhaps?)
When it came to her pregnancy cravings, Duff's were as atypical as her choice of baby names ... for a while, anyway. "It's funny because at the beginning of my pregnancy I really wanted avocados, fruit, pretty healthy stuff," she tells Fit Pregnancy. "I felt like I didn't have crazy cravings and I was like, 'When is that going to happen?'" (Don't we all dream of being the pregnant woman who craves fruits and veggies rather than Ben & Jerry's?)
But Duff says once the third trimester hit, "the wheels just came off" and she wanted chips, salsa and lasagna. "My fiancé is an Italian boy so he loves the lasagnas and the pizzas. Normally I don't partake, but since getting pregnant, I've had more pizza than in the rest of my life combined," she says.
Stilll, while logging 13-hour days filming the second season of RGK (tune in Saturdays at 1pm EST), Duff knew she needed to get plenty of veggies to keep her energy up. For her, that meant capitalizing on her longtime love affair with smoothies.
"I love making smoothies in the morning, and my favorite during pregnancy has been a green smoothie with apple, spinach and parsley," she says. "It's enough to hold you over, but it's not super high in calories. That's the big trap you get into at smoothie shops—what you're drinking feels light and then you find out you've had 700 calories!"
For a healthier glass, whip up Duff's dreamy green blend with the recipe below, which couldn't be easier. Sip, sip, hooray!
(photo: Yoni Goldberg)
Haylie Duff's Green Smoothie
1 cup water
1 handful chopped romaine
1 handful watercress
1 handful baby spinach
1 handful flat-leaf parsley
1 mini cucumber (or 1/2 large cucumber)
1 green apple
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Use a Vitamix or high-powered blender to blend all ingredients until smooth.