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Kourtney Kardashian Released A "Poosh Detox" Smoothie At A Bougie Grocery Store In LA, So I Decided To Try It And See If It Lived Up To The Price

After being a little disappointed by the original, I wanted to see if I could make a better (and hopefully cheaper) version at home.

Hi! I'm Shelby, and I'm just a gal who really, REALLY enjoys smoothies. If I don't have one in the morning for breakfast, it's a bad day. I also happen to live in Los Angeles, so I've made it my mission/hobby to try every single celebrity smoothie at Erewhon.

Shelby sipping a smoothie

If you aren't familiar with Erewhon, it's a VERY bougie grocery store here in LA that's known for being super expensive. And its smoothies are no exception — most are around $17-20.

On my everlasting smoothie quest, I've already tried Marianna Hewitt's Cloud Smoothie and Hailey Bieber's Strawberry Skin Smoothie, which launched at Erewhon for a limited time this past spring and summer, respectively.

And now, for the fall season, Erewhon has launched yet another specialty smoothie, and this time it's a collab with Kourtney Kardashian! It's called the Poosh Potion Detox Smoothie (naturally), and it costs $18.

NGL, it looks pretty darn good (I'm absolutely LOVING the spooky fall vibes).

The writer holding the smoothie

So, just like with all the others, I bee-bopped on down to my local Erewhon and went straight to the tonic bar. The Poosh smoothie was proudly on display:

Poosh smoothie poster

And it did indeed cost 18 smackaroos:

$18 for the Poosh smoothie

I got into the store pretty early, so luckily, I didn't have to wait too long for my smoothie. Here's what she looked like fresh out of the blender:

The writer holding up a smoothie

I didn't waste any time in taking a sip, and my first impression was that it was VERY creamy and banana-forward. I waited for more flavors/tastes to pop up, but honestly, none really did. It mostly just tasted like bananas and cream.

The writer sipping a smoothie

I tried mixing up the smoothie with my straw to see if I could get anything else, but it still tasted pretty much the same throughout my entire drinking experience. It didn't taste BAD, per se, but it was definitely missing that OOMPH that'd have me barreling back to Erewhon for more. IMO, just a little plain, but still pleasant. I drank the whole thing, though.

The writer holding up a smoothie

Even though Kourtney's Poosh smoothie wasn't my absolute fave, I still wanted to try my hand at making it at home, a.) to see if that would be any cheaper, and b.) to find out of it's possible to recreate it for anyone who might want to try it but doesn't live near an Erewhon (or who doesn't want to spend almost $20 on a drink. I see you and I feel you!!!).

These are all the ingredients I bought. While I hoped that making the smoothie at home would be cheaper, my grocery bill was a whopping $94.87!!! I think what did me in was the Four Sigmatic protein powder, which, to be fair, came in a giant tub and can be used for other things. In terms of the other ingredients, I bought enough to probably make 4-5 smoothies, so the cost-per-smoothie would be about $18 (aka, the same as if you were to buy it at Erewhon, lol).

Ingredients with prices

Erewhon famously doesn't provide exact amounts for its smoothie recipes, so I decided to use my best judgement. Here's the recipe I landed on:

—1/2 cup Harmless Harvest Organic Coconut Water

—4.4 oz container of Harmless Harvest Vanilla Flavored Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt Alternative 

—1/2 cup MALK Almond Milk

—1 tbsp. Four Sigmatic Sweet Vanilla Protein Powder

—1 tsp. Charcoal

—1 tbsp. Maple Syrup

—2 tsp.  Cacao Powder

—1/2 Avocado

—1/2 cup Blueberries

—1 Banana

—Zuma Valley Coconut Cream to taste

*I've made close to a zillion smoothies in my life, so I felt pretty confident about these proportions. But if you'd like to try a different copycat recipe, I found this one and this one

Making the smoothie was pretty easy (minus a few mishaps I'll get into later). Basically, all I had to do was blend everything together, minus the coconut cream. I added nearly every ingredient to my blending cup, and it was looking FULL.

The writer holding up a smoothie

At this point, all I had to do was add the protein powder, charcoal powder, and cacao powder. Here's where disaster struck: The charcoal power got everywhere. All over my hands, the counter, and the sleeves of my sweatshirt. And, as I was trying to wash it all off, I accidentally bumped the open pouch of cocao powder, and it spilled ALL OVER my kitchen floor!!!

Cacao powder on the floor

After spending about 15 minutes sweeping/wiping up the cacao mountain, I was pretty over the whole process, but I tried not to let my own clumsiness taint my view of the smoothie! I put in all the powders and was finally ready to blend!

Ingredients waiting to be blended

With everything blended up, it looked just as dark and charcoal-y as Kourtney's. I was pleased!

The writer's smoothie

Next up, I grabbed a glass and poured in some coconut cream to help create the same spooky marble look of the original.

The writer pouring coconut cream in a cup

After transferring the coconut cream to a red wine glass because my first glass was too small (oops), I poured in my smoothie base.

The writer pouring her smoothie

The final product was a little lighter in color, but overall, I was pretty happy with it!

Now, for the taste test. As you can see, I'm still trying to figure out how to take a decent picture of myself drinking through a straw.

The writer drinking her smoothie

In terms of flavor, my at-home version was VERY similar to the OG Poosh smoothie. Once again, it literally tasted like bananas and cream, although I feel like mine had the TINIEST hint of blueberry flavor. The original was also a bit sweeter than mine, so I probably could've added more maple syrup. I still drank the whole thing, but once again, I felt like it was missing a wow-factor.

The writer sipping her smoothie

Overall, I'd give the Kourtney Kardashian Poosh Potion Detox Smoothie a 3/5. It's obviously gorgeous and was (semi) easy to make, but for $18, I think I need a little more OOMPH. And since making it at home is also decently expensive, I don't think it's one I'll be making again and again. With that being said, it still makes for a great IG pic!

The writer holding up her smoothie

Kourtney's smoothie will be available at Erewhon until November 15, but if you cant make in time or don't live in LA, making it at home is still a great option. Just know that if you (like me) don't have a ton of the ingredients lying around, it might be a pricey investment. But it'll probably still taste 95% like the original!

If you've already tried this smoothie or want to try it, share your thoughts in the comments!