Gaby Hoffmann to new moms: Make placenta smoothies Published January 07, 2015 New York Post Actress Gaby Hoffmann arrives at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California March 1, 2014. REUTERS Gaby Hoffmann has a secret ingredient in her smoothies: placenta. “I made smoothies out of it for three weeks,” the new mom told People. “I had a home birth, so 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 s–t up,” she continued. The “Girls” actress, who welcomed first child Rosemary in November with cinematographer boyfriend Chris Dapkins, said eating the placenta boosted her energy levels and milk supply after giving birth. “Placenta, placenta, placenta. Just eat that s–t up, and it does a girl good,” hailed the actress, 32.