Gwyneth Paltrow is once again proving that she doesn’t have a clue about how much money most people can afford to spend when it comes to food. A new recipe on Paltrow’s Goop website, called “GP’s Morning Smoothie,” has a list of high-dollar ingredients that total more than $220. According to the Goop site, Gwyneth drinks one of the expensive smoothies “every morning, whether or not she’s detoxing.”
The Daily Mail posted a tally of the total cost of all the ingredients for Gwyneth’s smoothie, and it’s a bank-breaker. While some of the items, like almond milk and coconut oil, can be found in a regular grocery store, the cost skyrockets when you add her edible “moon dust” ingredients. The tiny jars of Spirit Dust, Brain Dust, Action Dust, and several more cost $60 each. You’ll also need to round up some vanilla mushroom protein powder, some ashwagandha, some ho-shou-wu and some cordyceps. Yeah, we don’t know what that stuff is either.
While each individual smoothie doesn’t cost $220 (an entire jar of each “moon dust” isn’t used for just one smoothie), for those who want to make like Gwyneth and purchase everything on her list, the cost really adds up. According to Vanity Fair, each Gwyneth smoothie costs about $10.52, which is still a lot more than a cup of Starbucks.
In an interview with Refinery 29, Paltrow dished on her go-to smoothie and said the blender mixture can be tweaked depending on a person’s taste, which would make it even more expensive.
“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…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.”
It was just a year ago that Gwyneth Paltrow gave herself a bad grade for her attempt at feeding a family on a budget as part of celebrity chef Mario Batali’s challenge to live on a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) budget of $29 for one week, the average U.S. government food stipend for low-income families, which comes to about $1.398 per meal.
Gwyneth Paltrow failed the Food Stamp Challenge (OK, she gave herself a C minus), and she admitted it in a post on her website.
“After trying to complete this challenge (I would give myself a C-)… Sorry to go on a tangent, but many hardworking mothers are being asked to do the impossible: Feed their families on a budget which can only support food businesses that provide low-quality food…I’m not suggesting everyone eat organic food from some high horse in the sky. I’m saying everyone should be able to afford fresh, real food.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Paltrow had doubts when she accepted the challenge and was “dubious” about whether she could make it through the week. Her grocery list made headlines due to how impractical it was.
The mom of two posted a pic on Twitter of her $29 grocery haul, which included a carton of eggs, a package of tortillas, brown rice, beans, frozen peas, an onion, kale, one ear of corn, one avocado, one tomato, and seven limes.
This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015
While Paltrow was slammed for some of the items she purchased with her meager $29 weekly budget, the actress noted that “beans and rice go a long way.” Gwyneth also posted recipes for what to make with the limited ingredients on her website. Paltrow’s recipes included black bean cakes with grilled corn salsa and brown rice, and a kale and roasted sweet potato sauté with poached eggs.
Check out the video below for more on Gwyneth Paltrow’s crazy expensive smoothie.
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