Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 smoothie may not actually cost $200 per day. On Tuesday, the internet was buzzing about Gwyneth Paltrow’s morning smoothie, more specifically, the daily cost of Gwyneth Paltrow’s morning smoothie. According to multiple sources, all the ingredients in Paltrow’s morning smoothie recipe add up to anywhere from $185 to $220 per serving. Ingredients for GP’s Morning Smoothie are posted on Paltrow’s weekly lifestyle newsletter website Goop. Vanity Fair challenged the estimated cost of Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 smoothie on Monday, saying a true breakdown of each ingredient per serving doesn’t come anywhere close to $200.
The 43-year-old American actress launched her website, called Goop for Paltrow’s initials, in 2008 for readers to nourish their inner selves spiritually, physically, and materially by going, being, doing, seeing, making, getting, and, more importantly, shopping. In fact, the most expensive ingredient in Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 smoothie, Moon Dust, just so happens to be for sale on her website. For a small two ounce jar, Goop readers can purchase Moon Dust for as much as $65 in several varieties.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 smoothie calls for one teaspoon of Moon Dust per serving. According to Breitbart, the type of Moon Dust herbal supplement used in the smoothie is totally up to the person mixing the detox smoothie. Depending on specific needs, detox dieters can choose either Action Dust to soothe overworked muscles, Beauty Dust to glow from the inside out, Brain Dust to combat mental fog, Goodnight Dust to combat insomnia, Sex Dust to cultivate sexual flow, and Spirit Dust to get that extrasensory perception going.
Other fairly expensive ingredients in the Gwyneth Paltrow $200 smoothie include the fungus Cordyceps, the healing and adaptogenic herb Ashwagandha in powder form, and the powerful Chinese herb He Shou Wu. But none of these other ingredients even come close to the cost of Moon Dust, at one-sixth to one-third of the price of one jar of Moon Dust, which is more down to earth for Paltrow’s loyal Goop followers, who are mostly common, everyday American women.
As a detox smoothie, the Gwyneth Paltrow Morning Smoothie recipe was first published in the Goop 2016 detox post as a breakfast smoothie for five out of seven days of the week. If readers follow that Goop detox meal plan exactly every day as posted, the total cost of GP’s Morning Smoothie would come to nearly $1,000 per week. That is, if Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 smoothie really did cost $200, as sources suggest.
Vanity Fair says that BuzzFeed, who first shared that Paltrow drinks the $200 smoothie daily whether she’s detoxing or not, is wrong. According to Vanity Fair, all the ingredients added together only total $10.52 per smoothie, not $200.
Critics often accuse Paltrow of being out of touch with her Goop target audience. For example, in Goop’s 2014 annual gift guide, Paltrow included gift ideas that cost $4,500 all the way up to $12,000, way out of the price range for everyday women. The Goop skincare line of products is also somewhat pricey, with products ranging from $90 to $140 each for no more than half an ounce to 3.3 ounces.
However, Goop does offer some free, helpful tips and information to its readers, like whether or not tampons are toxic, as well as several other low-cost healthy recipes. And if common, everyday women really do decide to commit to drinking Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 smoothie once a day, just like Paltrow herself, they will be relieved to find out the recipe won’t really break their budgets at what was originally thought to be nearly $200 per serving, thanks to the more reasonable and honest breakdown by Vanity Fair.
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