Gwyneth’s eating plan includes a daily smoothie that costs more than $250 in superfoods to make
Gwyneth Paltrowâ€™s smoothie costs $250 in superfoods to make
January 15, 201610:06am
Want to drink the same smoothie as Gwyneth Paltrow? You may have to mortgage your house.
WE GET that it’s really easy to slam Gwyneth.
It’s a love-hate relationship; we’re crazy about hearing what she eats, but at the same time, her detox programs are … interesting.
Her lifestyle website Goop has just released its 2016 annual detox menu, loaded with chia puddings, vegetable crudités, salads and a detox tea made from cumin, coriander and fennel seeds.
To do the detox, you’ll need to swear off the following: “no gluten, dairy, corn, soy, caffeine, alcohol, added sugar, red meat, shellfish, white rice, or nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes)”.
And you thought paleo was hardcore.
Many people love to hate Paltrow.(Source:AFP)
Despite all that, Gwen swears she’s really normal, honestly. She even keeps Oreos in the house.
“We are a pretty balanced house. I mean, kids eat sugar. That’s how it goes. So we have organic snacks and we have Oreos, too, so…” she recently told Yahoo.
“I think there’s a lot of misinformation about what I actually eat. I really don’t have any rules. I really believe in delicious food and enjoying life and not saying no to anything. But at the same time, you know, I think it’s important to understand what good nutrition does and make sure you maintain a balance. For me the big things are really processed food and foods that have tons of chemicals and pesticides. I try to stay away from that, but I love French fries and cheese and martinis and all that kind of thing.”
That’s well and good, but her morning smoothie — which Goop says she drinks every day, without fail — tells a different story.
The recipe starts out simple; almond milk, almond butter, coconut oil, sea salt, vanilla powder … then you’ll need a super foods dictionary to decipher the rest of it.
As well as Peruvian superfood maca, you’ll also have to track down ashwagandha, a root that is said to calm anxiety ($24 for 127gm from her suggested retailer), plus ho shou wu, a “sex and beauty tonic” based on herbs to stimulate and balance hormones ($25 for 79gm), and cordyceps, which are “adaptogenic energy mushrooms” ($50 for 87gm).
And there’s no way she’s having dairy-based protein powders. Instead, it’s a mushroom and brown rice protein, retailing at $50 a kilogram.
Finally, a teaspoon of “Moon Dust” ($80 for 56gm) herb infusion for extra energy. Phew
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