There are several posts doing the rounds this morning claiming that Gwyneth Paltrow scarfs a breakfast smoothie worth $200 every morning. While that makes a very compelling headline, it took Vanity Fair to break down the ingredients listed on Goop to point out that Gwynnie doesn't consume $1,400 worth of smoothie a week.
Here are the all important ingredients - if you want to take note, have a few sheckles to spare, and access to "ashwagandha" and "Moon Juice Sex Dust".
1 cup almond milk: $0.55
1 tablespoon almond butter: $0.43
1 teaspoon coconut oil: $0.07
2 tablespoons vanilla mushroom protein powder: $1.88
1 teaspoon maca: $0.63
1 teaspoon ashwagandha: $0.53
1 teaspoon he shou wu: $0.68
1 teaspoon cordyceps powder: $1.25
1 teaspoon Moon Juice Sex Dust: $4.50
A “pinch” (1/8 of a teaspoon) of Himalayan Salt: fraction of a cent
When you tot all that up, Paltrow's suggested breakfast tipple clocks in at a mere $10.52 per portion (assuming you have a competitively priced Moon Juice Sex Dust provider.
So, while it may cost yer average American $200 to buy all the ingredients in bulk, it does not cost $200 per smoothie. But you can't blame folk for assuming that given Goop's now notorious holiday Gift Guide...