A Kardashian and her Honey

girleatinghoneyThis caught my eye today. I know it’s junk news, and with honey bees everywhere going extinct and dying or maybe just disappearing and hiding and not  dying, or whatever, it’s refreshing to know that Kourtney Kardashian uses honey. To eat, not for the other purpose. Besides, it’s summer, so let’s take our dietary advice from a celebrity, or at least learn how to make a Kardashian Smoothie. It uses honey and bee pollen, so we know that she knows what she’s talking about.  (The picture to the left? Not a Kardashian.)

According to this E!online breaking news, the 37-year-old-single-mother-of-three and former star of the reality show Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive uses honey in her summery blend. You can make a Kardashian Smoothie yourself and if you do, you’ll be as cool as a Kardashian, so why not?

The Kardashian Smoothie sounds like a healthy drink. It promotes honey and pollen (and hemp hearts, almond milk, blueberries, and spinach). Actually, it sounds so good I might try it today. I’m not going to repeat the recipe here (that would be beyond journalistic standards of fair copyright use), so you should go to E! and get it yourself.

Well, here’s my thing. Attacking an easy target like Kourtney Kardashian because of her accident of birth and her upbringing serves no purpose. (Though what she did with her life after college might.) Dismissing her thoughts on nutrition because she is a Kardashian is wrong-headed, too. (Debaters call that an ad hominem attack – it means you attempt to discredit an idea because of the personality of the presenter. Ad hominems make  weak, stupid arguments – though in political speeches they seem to work.) Just because she is a Kardashian, it doesn’t mean she is wrong. When it comes to including honey and bee pollen and spinach and such in a breakfast smoothie, she’s right.

Kourtney Kardashian - an application of honey?

Kourtney Kardashian – an application of honey?

By the way, I mentioned “the other purpose” for honey. I don’t know what you were thinking, but in another E! piece,  Kourtney Kardashian reveals the secret to her gorgeous skin.

It’s honey, of course. She says that she smears manuka honey on her hands and under her eyes before going to bed each night. Don’t worry, the maid will clean up later. I jest – Kourtney Kardashian has a job, she pays taxes, she raises money for charity, she uses honey. Perhaps she even cleans up her own messes.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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