While the everyday person is lamenting the steep price of a bottle of pressed juice, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow are guzzling down $200 smoothies sprinkled with moon dust.
This isn’t a regular breakfast juice consumed by common folks, but rather a sophisticated concoction with some expensive ingredients. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow revealed to Refinery29 that the smoothies she drinks every morning include vanilla mushroom protein powder, maca, ashwagandha and Moon Juice “moon dust.”
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp vanilla mushroom protein powder
1 tsp maca (“bio-available endocrine system support”)
1 tsp of the best ashwagandha you can find (potent root, “adaptogenic nervous system tonic”)
1 tsp he shou wu (herb tonic, “adaptogenic hormone tonic”)
1 tsp cordyceps (“adaptogenic energy mushroom”)
1 tsp Moon Juice moon dust of choice
1 pinch Himalayan sea salt
1 pinch vanilla powder (optional)
The actress provided tips on a few variations of the recipe. She said:
“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 a little pumpkin pie smoothie. And that’s really it.”
Moon Juice is a company that sells a wide selection of “moon dusts” including for “spirit,” “beauty,” “action,” “brain,” “goodnight,” and “sex.” The glass jars contain 15.5 servings of what the company advertises as “the most potent organic and wild-crafted herbs, adaptogenic plants, and bioactive minerals available.” Moon Juice recommends adding one teaspoon of their moon dust to any eight-ounce hot or cold liquids. Each jar has a price tag of $55 to $65.
Paltrow, who is purportedly taking time off screen to work on her lifestyle brand called Goop, published her smoothie recipe to her company’s site. She drinks it “every morning, whether or not she’s detoxing.” The Daily Mail approximates the price of the Oscar winner’s smoothie to be around $223.