Monthly Archives: April 2016

DIY version of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Breakfast Smoothie


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Have you all seen or heard of the controversy over Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 breakfast smoothie?

Being the smoothie and veggie-juice drinking health nut I am, I had to check it out. Here’s how her site has it listed:

GP’s Morning “Smoothie”


Gwyneth drinks one of these every morning, whether or not she’s detoxing. Choose your Moon Juice moon dust depending on what the day ahead holds!


1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons vanilla mushroom protein powder
1 teaspoon maca
1 teaspoon ashwagandha
1 teaspoon ho shou wu
1 teaspoon cordyceps
1 teaspoon moon dust of choice
pinch Himalayan sea salt
pinch vanilla powder (optional)

A lot of these ingredients may seem foreign to most people! They include a few mushrooms and Ayurvedic herbs which are super-healthy and balancing. Not to mention, it’s low carb, low sugar, and high in fat. This looked perfect for the ketogenic diet I’m doing! I am not going to dish out a lot of money for the “moon dust,” though I want to try it sometime in the future.

My dupe of Gwyneth’s smoothie was a lot cheaper, and surprisingly tasty.


Nutty and delicious! This is a perfect breakfast drink because it’s very filling from the healthy fats and nut protein. The coconut oil and maca are very energizing, and the mushroom complex is great for nourishment.

Sarah’s Morning “Smoothie”


1 cup unsweetened, organic almond milk (low sugar and low carb)
2 tablespoons almond butter (more of this for flavor, since I didn’t have anything vanilla)
1 teaspoon organic virgin coconut oil
2 droppers full of Stamets 7, an immune-boosting mushroom complex which includes cordyceps, reishi, and chaga
1 teaspoon organic maca
pinch Himalayan sea salt

(I forgot to include these ones in the original photo)—>

What do you think– would you try it?