What Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 daily breakfast smoothie is really made of
Aside from staples like almond milk, almond butter and coconut oil, for instance, Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe calls for lesser known ingredients like maca, ashwagandha, ho shou wu, cordyceps, and “Moon Dust” that can help with everything from skin, sleep, spirit to sex.health and fitness Updated: Mar 17, 2016 15:01 IST
Gwyneth Paltrow is getting skewered on the internet for posting a breakfast smoothie recipe on her lifestyle site Goop which amounts to more than $200.
Reaction to the actress-turned-lifestyle-guru’s smoothie recipe has been fast and furious, after The Daily Mail UK broke down the cost of Paltrow’s daily breakfast routine and came up with a headline that screamed: “Gwyneth Paltrow shares breakfast smoothie recipe on Goop that includes a sex-drive boosting herb and Moon Dust - but the ingredients costs $223.”
The cost was tallied by adding up the 11 ingredients.
Aside from staples like almond milk, almond butter and coconut oil, for instance, the recipe calls for lesser known ingredients like maca, ashwagandha, ho shou wu, cordyceps, and “Moon Dust” that can help with everything from skin, sleep, spirit to sex.
Prices for each jar range from $17 to $65, adding up to about $200.
While the triple-digit price tag makes for a good headline, Vanity Fair, however, came to Paltrow’s defense and broke down the cost even further, coming up with a much more digestible number of $10.52 per smoothie.
Queen of relatablity Gwyneth Paltrow posted a recipe of her favorite breakfast smoothie that she drinks every morning “whether or not she’s detoxing” on her lifestyle website, Goop. (Pinterest)
For instance, while a two-oz jar of Moon Juice Sex Dust may set you back $60, the recipe calls for one teaspoon, which works out to be $4.50 -- the most expensive ingredient in the recipe.
The Moon Juice Sex Dust is made with ingredients like ho shou wu, cacao and maca and claims to stimulate sexual flow in men and women and “nourish sexual vigor” as well as enhance creativity.
Gwyneth starts every day with this $10 breakfast smoothie. Check out the recipe at http://goop.com/recipes/gps-morning-smoothie/.
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First Published: Mar 17, 2016 15:00 IST