Debra Messing & Mariska Hargitay on Smoothie Diet


Debra Messing looks great these days, fit, fabulous, and shockingly energetic for the mom of a 6-year-old. In fact, she credits that kid, son Roman, for her fitness. Roman “loves handball, basketball, soccer, and softball. [I play] all of them,” she tells PEOPLE Moms & Babies. And yet, chasing after her son isn’t Messing’s only fitness secret. She also got a valuable tip from fellow mom and friend Mariska Hargitay. The tip involves water, garlic, and a blender.

“Mariska sent me this book called Clean, and said ‘You’ve got to do this. I feel great!’ And I just did it two months ago and I feel really strong. I’ve got so much energy,” Messing told Moms & Babies.

“It’s just a deep detox with lots of organic smoothies, vegetables, fruits, and just a regular normal healthy meal at lunch time.” She added that the program, which has also been used by mom Gwyneth Paltrow, also includes, “lots of lemon water and garlic…everything that you know is good for you.”

Have you done a detox or cleanse? I’m curious about them, and would love to hear your story.