Luxury goods peddling website, Net-A-Porter, has a new webseries called The Body Beautiful with Miranda Kerr. The former angel of mass produced, secretive and ill-fitting lingerie is offering advice on health and fitness and breakfast smoothies. Net-A-Porter asks:
Ever wondered how a supermodel starts her day? In the first of our exclusive lifestyle video columns designed to transform your body, inside and out, Miranda Kerr shows you how to make the ultimate nutrient-packed breakfast smoothie
I have literally never wondered that even one time, but I love breakfast and Miranda Kerr could not be any cuter, so yeah, I watched the shit out of the video. I plan on watching every installment of the series.
After watching the video, I’d be so into trying Kerr’s breakfast smoothie which would give me “maximum energy and vitality” like a supermodel, but I don’t have blender right now, so I’m out of luck. Also I don’t have that kind of money laying around. Neither do you. Elise Solé from Yahoo! Shine figured out that with the blender and everything, this supermodel’s breakfast costs $686. You read that right. Stop. Look at it again. If you move the decimal two places to the left and then subtract $6.86, her breakfast still costs more than my luxurious breakfast smoothie which is really just my room mate’s peanut butter on a spoon.
Here’s the ingredient price breakdown if you still don’t believe it:
- 1 glass of fresh coconut water: $21.99.
- 1 glass of cold-pressed coconut milk: $22.48.
- 1 tbsp of acai berries: 29.95 (one pound bag)
- 1 tbsp of of the chia seeds: $13.29 (per pound),
- 1 tbsp of maca powder: $13.50 (21 ounces)
- 1 tbsp spirulina, a freshwater algae: $39.99 (16 oz of powder)
- 1 tbsp of goji berry powder: $15.74
- 1.5 tbsp of vegan rice protein powder: $29.99 (three pound bag).
- + $499.99 Vitamix blender
- TOTAL= $686.92
So, while that sounds like a banging smoothie, it’s not really accessible. However, in the video, Kerr mentions that she likes chocolate covered goji berries “as a treat.” That sounds like a legit and healthy treat and also something that non-supermodels can enjoy without going into debt. I found a recipe to make your own here (trigger warning: that link will take you to Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP)