Gaby Hoffmann Made a Smoothie From Her Placenta. Would You?

by Elizabeth Kiefer

Don’t get us wrong: We’ve got some adventurous taste buds around the BUST offices, and we’re big fans of Gaby Hoffman pretty much no matter what she’s up to.  However. We’re still trying to figure out exactly how we feel about Hoff throwing her afterbirth into a blender for breakfast.

“I made smoothies out of [placenta] for three weeks,” the new mama of Rosemary, age six weeks, told People mag.“My midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it, and every day, I put it in a blender with strawberries and blueberries and guava juice and a banana, and I drank that sh*t up.”

Admittedly, this is a fairly common practice among women of a certain persuasion, and when it comes down to it: Your body, your choice, and more power to you and your placenta plans.

But would we do it ourselves? The jury’s still out. Though if you’ve got a great smoothie recipe using this key ingredient, please do post it in the comments.

 photo by Michael Lavine


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