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Video: Breaking Down The Absurdly Expensive Daily Diet Of A Juice Bar Owner
An L.A.-based actor breaks down the hilariously expensive health food eaten in a day by the owner of one of the city's swankest juice bars.
Moon Juice owner Amanda Chantal Bacon—yes, Bacon—already had the Internet in hysterics when her day-in-the-life food log, originally published in Elle, resurfaced recently. Featuring pre-yoga dinners and exotic superfoods we've never heard of—think Shilajit resin and chaga mushrooms—the healthy run-down is a far cry from what most of us eat on a daily basis. And while we don't mean to health-shame (it's a thing) Bacon, we do find actor Jarrett Sleeper's video breakdown of how much it might conceivably cost to eat all of those exotic items—mostly sold at Moon Juice, of course—to be pretty hilarious.
While practicing his own rendition of seated yoga, Sleeper does his "best" Bacon impression as the on-screen estimate of ingredients begins to quickly climb in cost. Before lunch, the total has already reached $484.63, and by the end of the day the grand total for all the necessary items has reached $1,210.97. Whoa. Of course, he's tallying up the prices for the grocery trip and not each individual meal, but still...
We're all for balancing out your daily intake with a cold-pressed juice here and there, but that's quite the costly diet that most of us couldn't swing—even if we wanted to. And while some estimates of Bacon's diet are a bit lower, we'll probably stick to whatever healthy-ish snacks we remember to grab at Trader Joe's.