If GOOP has proven anything, it’s that Gwyneth Paltrow lives just like the rest of us normal folks, only in her super-shnazzed-up celebrity way. Example: She uses Airbnb! She just happens to rent out a $40,000 Airbnb dream rental when she does. She drinks smoothies in the morning too! But, as you may have guessed, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Morning Smoothie ain’t no almond milk, banana and protein powder mix.
Get your shopping list (and wallet) ready to grab the following ingredients:
— 1 cup almond milk
— 1 Tablespoon almond butter
— 1 teaspoon coconut oil (Okay, this is starting out normal enough.)
— 2 Tablespoons vanilla mushroom protein powder
— 1 teaspoon maca
— 1 teaspoon ashwagandha
— 1 teaspoon ho shou wu
— 1 teaspoon cordyceps
— 1 teaspoon Moon Dust of choice (mmmkay)
— 1 pinch Himalayan sea salt
— 1 pinch vanilla powder (optional)
Thank goodness that pinch of vanilla powder is optional, otherwise it might just be too much. *eye-roll*
So, what is the exact cost of such a shake? Well, a 20 ounce jar of vanilla mushroom protein powder sells for $35 alone. Moon Juice Dust sells on GOOP’s own online shop for $55 – $65 for two ounces, depending on what type of “harmonizing medicine” you’re in the market for. Maca is something that only recently came down in price after it surged due to smuggling, but in its powdered form is available on the Moon Juice website for $25 for 11 ounces. Ashwagandha comes in at $17 for a 4.5 ounce jar, while Ho Shou Wu will put your shopping cart back $18 for 2.8 ounces. And cordyceps? That’ll have you shelling out $35 for just over three ounces.
The total cost to purchase the necessary ingredients of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Morning Smoothie: at LEAST $185. Not including the nice blender you def need. So, yeah, this is no cheapie morning shake.
“You have to buzz it on high, so it [the coconut oil] really kind of melts into it; otherwise, you get little bits of cold coconut oil,” Gwyneth explains. “And by the way, this is an extremely basic version — you can put in bananas or berries. Sometimes I put in half of a sweet potato and make like a little pumpkin pie smoothie. And that’s really it.”
Simple? Sure, if you have a handy supply of cordyceps in the pantry. WTF are cordyceps, and do we really want them in our morning shakes? According to Gwyneth Paltrow, we do.
Are you willing to try out Gwyneth Paltrow’s Morning Smoothie? Or if you already have, was it yummy or weirdo? We’d love to know @BritandCo!
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