How Much Gwyneth Paltrow’s Morning Smoothie Costs to Make
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!
(Photos via AzmanL/iStock, Jason Merritt/Getty, Terry Wyatt/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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