With every journey, there’s a beginning…
Mine happened to begin on a playground in Studio City, California. As a first-time mom, I joined a playgroup and loved having the support of other women who had just embarked on the journey of being a mom. We bonded close together and formed a special community that provided love and support for us all. It truly changed my life and made me realize how powerful and enjoyable life can be when shared with others.
Over the years, we found new opportunities for our families and many of us moved away from Los Angeles.
I had my second child, a wildflower little girl, and my days got shorter and more chaotic, and our family meals got quicker and less healthy. It got to a place where I felt like all the energy had been sucked out of my body, yet I still had to get up, get dressed, take care of the kids and survive the long day. Even worse, I didn’t have that community to rely on any more.
I was purely surviving… and all I dreamed of was thriving.
I needed a lot more energy than my exhausted body seemed capable of giving me. And I began to look into nutrition and realized I was experiencing the effects of the Standard American Diet (SAD). My unhealthy eating habits had finally caught up to me and I felt trapped in an unhappy and unhealthy body.
Then I discovered green smoothies thanks to a friend, Jadah Sellner (from that same playgroup from years back. #fate). I loved how simple that first green smoothie was to make, how it tasted… and I was instantly hooked. It was seriously love at first sip!
I went from being exhausted and feeling defeated—to being energized and empowered. It blew my mind that one simple healthy habit could make such an impact in my life.
Transformation from the inside out
The more I drank green smoothies, the more fruits and veggies my body craved. It was like, “yes, give me more of that please.”
I began to effortlessly lose weight, gain energy and get passionate about life. I started dreaming about what I wanted to do… and then actually go after it. I started running and eventually trained for a marathon… and then another… then another.
I realized that this was not another diet (I’ve tried many). This green smoothie obsession was the kickstart to a healthier lifestyle.
WITH THE RESULTS I WAS GETTING, I JUST COULDN’T KEEP IT TO MYSELF.
With Jadah’s help, we founded Simple Green Smoothies in 2011 with a desire to spread the green smoothie love far and wide. It’s been a blast since that very day— we’ve built a passionate online community, published a book and traveled the world speaking on stages.
We’ve seen people balance their blood sugar, get off their blood pressure medications, become healthier and closer with their families, lose weight without trying, have more energy, and go after their passions again. #kaleyeah
In 2016, Jadah stepped away from Simple Green Smoothies to dedicate her time to new passion. Since then, I’ve fully committed to sharing my journey of health, happiness and adventure with you. Yet I don’t want you to just be a spectator, I want you to “drink the kool-aid” and start seeing yourself come alive too. We’re a community at Simple Green Smoothies—and I’m inviting you to be a part of it.
Are you in?
MEET THE RAWKSTAR TEAM
We’re dreamers. We’re doers. We’re lovers. We’re world changers. We’re the Simple Green Smoothies Rawkstar Team that is on a mission to fuel your passion.
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Director of Community Experience
Recipe Developer & Photographer
Director of Brand Partnerships
Community Happiness Specialist