Gwyneth Paltrow a Biohacker? We Analyze Her $200 Morning Smoothie

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new $200 smoothie recipe nearly broke the internet yesterday.

After Gwyneth posted the recipe on her website, BuzzFeed shared the recipe and the story went viral.

Gwyneth Paltrow The Biohacker

It turns out, Gwyneth Paltrow is a pretty knowledgeable herbalist and biohacker.

Like many of us, Gwyneth became obsessed with the foods and beverages she put into her body and the ensuing the effects they had on her health, wellbeing and performance.

Her passion for biohacking led her to create her own website and company in order to educate and help others – a story we can totally relate to and respect.

That’s where this $200 breakfast smoothie story begins…

Gwyneth is actually the founder of of Goop, the company who sells the exotic Moon Juice ingredient in her smoothie recipe.

She posted the recipe on the company’s website and the internet did what the internet does…reacted and the recipe went viral. Whether that was her intent or not, we’re willing to bet Gwyneth is happy with the attention her company and product are getting from all this.

So, what’s in Gwyneth’s Smoothie?

What’s In Gwyneth Paltrow’s $200 Smoothie Recipe

Let’s skip the hype (aka reported benefits) and go straight to the ingredients.

The Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut oil (organic, virgin)
  • 1 TBSP Almond butter (no sugar added)
  • 1 teaspoon Fo Ti (ho shou wu) powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ashwaganda powder
  • 2 TBSP Vanilla Mushroom Protein Powder (also from Gwyneth’s Goop company)
  • 1 teaspoon Maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cordyceps powder
  • Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Goop Moon Dust powder

So, what are all these ingredients doing for you?

The Benefits of Gwyneth’s Morning Routine

Forget the exotic ingredients and attempted nootropic stack for a minute.

Look closely at what Gwyneth is actually doing.

Her morning elixir is a low carb, higher fat, smoothie that contains high quality protein and time-tested natural herbs known for their anti-aging, longevity, and immune boosting prowess.

Gwyneth is biohacking!

From a food and nutrition standpoint, this shake gets and A+.

Skipping breakfast, or opting for a low-carb, protein and fat rich breakfast is a great way to increase focus, provide sustainable energy without blood sugar swings, and improve fat loss.

Gwyneth’s smoothie does a great job of providing the nutrients and raw materials our body needs for energy, immunity, health and well-being.

GP’s smoothie fits our recommendations for eating healthy and providing your body as many high-quality nutrients as possible.

The not-so-smart nootropics approach.

But when it comes to nootropics and improving cognitive function, her approach of throwing everything that “works” into a stack is less than optimal.

The problem is that this shake is a mash-up of herbs and mushrooms that resembles the nootropic equivalent of a Long Island Iced Tea. It’s sort of like, “throw everything in there, we’ll feel something!”

We prefer a more scientific approach – one that is based on metabolic pathways, research and provides a subtle, predictable, repeatable cognitive boost that improves performance on the day it’s taken and provides long-term neuroprotection.

Here’s How You Can Get The Results at a Fraction Of The Price

So go ahead, copy Gwyneth’s smoothie recipe to provide your body a hefty dose of health-boosting nutrients first thing in the morning.

Having a kickstarter like Bulletproof Coffee or GP’s super smoothie is like rocket fuel for your day.

To take your focus, memory, and productivity to the next level, pair that kickstart with rocket fuel for your brain, like CILTEP

With it’s 5, all-natural ingredients that are designed for immediate increases in focus and long-term neuroprotection, CILTEP is the ultimate nootropic stack.

CILTEP contains the herb forskolin, artichoke extract, Vitamin B-6, and the amino acids acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) and L-phenylalanine.

Together these ingredients:

  • Increase the desire to learn (you’ll be more engaged and actually enjoy reading, learning, and studying)
  • Give you laser-like focus that lasts all day
  • Jumpstart motivation and drive to be productive
  • And potentiate long-term memory storage so you’re better able to recall information later.

With CILTEP, you’ll get significantly enhanced mental performance compared to Gwyneth’s smoothie – and at a fraction of the price.

 

Questions? Comments? Got a morning routine you want to share? Let us know in the comments.

Biohacking For Beginners: Top 7 Tips From Best Biohackers

BioHacking For Beginners

The actual word “biohacking” may be a new craze, fad, niche…whatever you want to call it – but the idea of squeezing every ounce of potential out of our bodies and minds is as old as humanity itself. We might as well call the cavemen who invented tools, weapons and fire the first “biohackers”.

At Natural Stacks, we define the term “biohacking” as any specific, conscious action undertaken with the intent to elicit an outcome better than would have happened under “normal” or other circumstances. 

If you head to your favorite coffee shop and manipulate your surroundings for better focus or productivity, you’re hacking productivity and focus.

If you use progressive overload to trick your body into lifting heavier objects, you’re bodybuilding – and hacking your biology.

If you use supplements or take special pre & post workout drinks, you’re “hacking” – or at least OPTIMIZING – what we know about our biology. 

We asked some of the top biohackers in the world for their best tips on biohacking for beginners. Here are the Top 7 Tips from some of the world’s leading biohackers:

Increase Immunity, Bloodflow & Decompress Your Spine with INVERSION

Inversion – getting upside down – can do wonders for our health. From decompressing the spine, flushing the lymph system, boosting bloodflow and immunity, to postural and flexibility improvements, there is more to inversion than most people know.

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Hack Stress & Fat Loss with Daily Contrast Showers

Cold thermogenesis has more benefits than we can list right here. That’s why we wrote THIS BLOG about it. Fitness celebrity and biohacker extraordinaire Ben Greenfield gives us this simple tip to help us reap the benefits in 5 minutes a day…

Hack your stress resiliencY & fat loss daily w- hot-cold contrast showers- alternate 20 sec cold & 10 secs hot for 5 minutes

Find more from Ben Greenfield on his website at: Bengreenfieldfitness.com

Ground Yourself and INCREASE CALM & FOCUS With Natural Herbs

For thousands of years Chinese and Ayurvedic herbalists have used earth-grown nutrients to heal, strengthen and optimize the body. Natural Stacks Champion Crosby Tailor is a world-renowned herbalist and he’s got a great trick to bolster your daily coffee.

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Follow Crosby on Twitter & Instagram: @crosbytailor

Turn OFF The TV!

“My number one tip to a beginner biohacker would be to remove your TV from your house. I used to watch my favorite shows for at least two hours a day. Thats 14 hours a week and 56 hours a month that I could spend on getting in optimal mental and physical shape. And if you’re paying for cable it saves you money that you could be spending on the best nutrition to make your mind as clear as possible to search for and create your future.”

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Find Andy Hnilo at Alitura Naturals.

Consume Information in 1/2 The Time

If you listen to podcasts, watch YouTube videos, or “read” audio books, you can consume that information in 1/2 the time by setting the speed to 2X. TIP: Start at 1.5X and work your way up to 2X.

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Get more of Lifestyle Entrepreneur Ryan Lee at his website Freedym 

Make Your Days LESS STRESSFUL by Prioritizing Your Schedule

“My #1 hack, lately, has been waking up early so I knock out cardio, breakfast and then I get artwork done. This makes my day a whole lot less-stressful. Getting these few things done early are important to me, so I can have the rest of the day to devote to a solid training session where I’m not worried about time. I’m able to prep meals and go to work knowing I have gotten so much achieved! At night, I use the Bulletproof sleep mat and take GABA. This way, I fall into a deep sleep very rapidly” so I’m rested and ready to do it all again the next day!

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Follow TheSamuelShaw – Artist, Wrestler and NPC Athlete on Instagram and Twitter.

Use Supplements to Detoxify Your Body and Optimize Function

Natasha Wiscombe, from Bulletproof explains, “I spend a lot of time on the road at conferences, dinners and the occasional drink so when I can’t eat the way I know my body functions best I’ll incorporate some upgraded coconut charcoal to help absorb some of the potentially toxic substances from my digestive tract. These things have saved me many a times and bar none is my favorite on-the-road supplement.
As a female I care a lot about the health of my skin and as a human being I care a lot about my gut health so I always carry around collagen to add to my hot morning beverage. It may look a little funny pulling out a bag of white powder and dumping it into my coffee so I’ve started using a fill-n-go funnel people typically use for protein powders – I can easily store at least a weeks worth of collagen in (perfect for work trips!). Collagen is a multi-tool of healing whether it be for your tissues, tendons, cartilage and gut – getting in this quality supplement first thing in the morning helps me check off at least one health box to set a positive tone for the day.”
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Natasha Wiscombe is Bulletproof Ambassador Manager. Get more at bulletproof.com

Special thanks to our friends, colleagues and Natural Stacks Champions for their tips to help us optimize our days – and therefore, our lives!

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