Our mission. Our story. - Simple Green Smoothies

Our mission. Our story.

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Hi there! We’re Jadah Sellner (left) and Jen Hansard (right), the founders of Simple Green Smoothies.

We’ve spent the past few years testing and creating hundreds of green smoothie recipes that are just pure deliciousness, if we do say so ourselves. We’re both moms to young children and know how exhausting and busy that can make you!. We had enough and embarked on a green smoothie journey in 2011 with our families (Jadah lives in California and Jen lives in Florida).

 

Together, we’ve lost weight, gained energy and nourished our children without a fuss.

 

And it all starts with a simple green smoothie! These plant-powered green drinks are packed full of leafy greens, fresh fruits and hydrating liquids that keep you nourished and keep your cravings at bay for hours. By introducing more leafy greens into your diet, you will reap the benefits of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and essential vitamins and minerals.

 

In other words— green smoothies will rock your body.

 

 

Are you ready for a change?

Are you tired of eating foods that make you tired?

Do you want to eat better but just can’t stick with it?

Are you curious about a clean-eating lifestyle, but don’t know where to start?

We’ve been where you are, and we’re so excited because we can help you! We make it super simple, easy and fun for you. No more guesswork. Just start with blending one green smoothie a day. That’s it! Just by adding this one insanely healthy habit into your daily life (and it only takes a few minutes a day!) you can really change you and your family’s life.

 

 

Take the first step today

To get started, try our Beginner’s Luck recipe (it’s still one of our favorites). We also really want you to join our next free LIVE 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. We will send you a weekly shopping list and 5 recipes a week to help you make green smoothies a part of your lifestyle. Cheers to your health!

 

If you are still curious about who the heck we are, check out the Simple Green Smoothies Rawkstar Team by clicking on the image below.

 

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161 Responses to “Our mission. Our story.”

  1. Diedra Infinity 4.16.2014 at 8:13 am #

    Cool Beans To J & J!
    Im so excited to be on this Green Smoothie adventure. Even though I didn’t start the 30 day challenge with everyone else.. I did however begin my Green Smoothie adventure on April 7, 2014. I was unaware of the site before I started. My husband and I only did a Green Smoothie Detox for 5 days. After purchasing a book with different recipes in it. I had a Green Smoothie every morning, I cut out caffeine and alcohol.. and lightened the meals for the week with more veggies, lower carbs and little or no sugars. I found that even I had a LOT more energy throughout the day, I never found myself dragging or feeling tired, and I slept like a baby at night. I went back to my regular routine after day 5.. and boy did I notice a difference in how I felt. The complete opposite! That’s when I began to research more Green Smoothie recipes and ideas, and that’s how I found Your site! I think its RAW-SOME what you all are doing.. and like you, Im also a Floridian, and yes it gets HOT! I havn’t yet introduced green smoothies to my children, they still like more of the fruity flavored ones. But I am really considering a life change in striving to be healthier everyday. So KUDOS for Simple Green Smoothies!

    D. Infinity
    A New Leaf to the Garden!

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.16.2014 at 9:09 am #

      Great to hear from you, Diedra! Hope you fall even more in love with greens smoothies throughout the rest of this challenge!

  2. Safia 4.7.2014 at 8:13 am #

    Hello, Is it possible to drink more than one smoothie a day without gaining weight ? One in the morning and one at 4pm for example.

    Many thanks

    Safia

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.8.2014 at 11:01 am #

      Possibly, Safia! Each person will respond differently. The best advice is to replace at least one meal a day with a 16 ounce green smoothie.

  3. SamiJ 3.29.2014 at 1:42 pm #

    i’ve tried to sign up a few times now, once via mobile and the other times on my computer and i’m not getting an email response.i’m checking my spam folder as well as inbox. Has anyone else that have had this issue gotten it resolved yet?

  4. Sabrina 3.27.2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi can you drink green smoothie on low glycimic diet?

  5. ely 3.27.2014 at 9:50 am #

    Is there a certain time of the day the shopping lists go out on Thursday? I haven’t recieved mines.

  6. Maria Trethewey 3.24.2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi, I just signed up for the 30 day challenge, and right after I read about green smoothie having a high oxalate, will appreciate your thoughts about it.

  7. Adrian Thompson 3.24.2014 at 5:17 am #

    I love the strawberry and mint popsicle recipe and so do my kids! Do you have any other Popsicle recipes? If not, do you know where to find other ones?
    Thanks,
    Adrian Thompson

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.24.2014 at 9:45 am #

      Hi!
      You can make any of the smoothie recipes into popsicle recipes by just following that formula:

      2 cups leafy greens + 2 cups frozen fruit + 1/4 cup liquid (adjust to desired consistency) = a fantastic popsicle

  8. i have sent 2 emails to join and have yet to receive a reply. how long does it take for a response?

  9. Jessica 3.17.2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Hi guys,
    I just discovered your website, and I think that I’m in love. I just ordered a refurbished Vitamix 1782 Turboblend 2 Speed, and I was wondering if you had any experience with it, or if you have any tips for new Vitamix owners.
    Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.18.2014 at 6:15 am #

      We have not used that specific blender, but it should come with a DVD! I found the DVD to be pretty helpful on how to use the Vitamix in various ways.

  10. Mpho 3.7.2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi
    I would love 2know how da green smoothies affect a breast feeding woman, as you mentioned on the pregnancy article that toxic can be exfoliated in different ways including the placenta, since I am breast feeding Would the toxic come through the breast milk? And how would you recommend a breast feeding woman to use the green smoothies, can meals be replaced or should only have 1 serving?

  11. Bri 2.24.2014 at 10:06 am #

    Hi Ladies, I just came across your site in my search for green smoothies. I must admit I am not a fan of smoothies or eating healthy. However, am in the process for trying to change my life around for the better. Of all the sites that I have came across yours grabbed me. This will be a very difficult challenge for me however, I am going to try my hardest. I am a currently a stay at home mom of 6 ages range from 21 to 2. It is very hard to eat healthy due to the high cost of produce and fruit now. I do purchase them weekly just not as much as I should probably. I am also a big caffeine drinker coffee being my weakness I have now cut down to only a cup a day. I just can’t get rid of at least that 1 cup, will this defeat the whole green smoothie effect?

    • Jadah and Jen 2.24.2014 at 12:41 pm #

      Hi Bri!
      Thanks so much for sharing where you’re at and joining us in our green smoothie world :-) Only one cup a day will not defeat the whole green smoothie effect! By drinking one green smoothie a day you are going to be a taking a step in the right direction with healthy eating. Don’t worry about one cup of caffeine a day right now… Instead, just focus on giving yourself one green smoothie a day. We’ll deal with the caffeine later :-)

      • Bri 2.24.2014 at 12:49 pm #

        Hi Jadah and Jen!
        I am so excited to hear that because I am really trying! I can’t wait will get to the supermarket for my supplies! Thanks ladies

  12. Mille 2.15.2014 at 3:44 am #

    Hi, I love your business and you are sowing seeds in my life!
    I would love to have a feature on your site, where I could type a couple of ingredients that I have and it would bring me a list of reciepies with these in! That would be really helpful. Thank you very much for a wonderful concept! Let me know if you are considering joining The Danish market and need a translater, that would be a part time Dream job for me! And I Think Denmark is ready

    • Jadah and Jen 2.17.2014 at 9:58 am #

      Thanks for the suggestion about an “ingredient finder” of sorts :-)

  13. deazy 2.5.2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi, I start my 30 days challenge in February and today is my 5th day :) Just a quick question. I have smoothies to replace my breakfast. Can I have my normal lunch and dinner? I don’t really eat snacks. Thanks! X

  14. Francis 2.5.2014 at 7:20 am #

    Dear Jadah and Jen,

    I have tried to subscribe for the 21 day cleanse with the 20% discount several times, but unfortunately something is going wrong and I don’t receive the confirmation mail. Can you please help me out?

  15. Saira 2.2.2014 at 7:32 am #

    Hi, i just signed up for the 30 day challenge but i am not getting any recipes. where can i find the recipes? do i have to purchase the book online to get them?

    • Jadah and Jen 2.3.2014 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi Saira!
      The 30 day challenge finished on January 30, so you are now signed up for the next challenge that starts in April :-)

  16. Rachel 1.24.2014 at 1:12 pm #

    When does the next 30 day challenge start. I got sick in the middle of the January challenge(not related to the challenge) and I ended up not finishing it. But I’m getting better and want to start again.

    • Jadah and Jen 1.27.2014 at 10:52 am #

      We have them quarterly, Rachel, so the next one is in April :-)

  17. Christy 1.23.2014 at 8:02 am #

    Hello, I am currently participating in your green smoothie challenge and loving it! I am the BIGGEST sweet tooth and yet I have found my “sweet tooth” drastically reduced. Also, I am beginning to actually crave veggies and fruits over processed junk. I have lost 3lbs since January 1st but most of all, I feel better about what I’m choosing to put into my body. Thanks Jen and Judah!

    Also, I have a question. What are some healthy non dairy alternatives to increase my calcium intake when preparing green smoothies? I already know about the spinach, calcium fortified orange juice along with fresh oranges and soy milk. Are there any others? Do you have a recipe that makes a high calcium smoothie?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Jadah and Jen 1.23.2014 at 6:15 pm #

      Yay! Congrats on all of it! :) You are a rawkstar!

      For alternatives to milk, try almond milk or any other nut/seed milk that you can tolerate. :)

  18. Janette 1.19.2014 at 7:59 am #

    I am breast feeding, just starting the 30 day challenge, is there anything to be concerned about?

  19. Thomas 1.17.2014 at 8:41 am #

    Great article, really inspiring.

    I’ve started drinking green smoothies a few weeks ago (thanks to you guys!) and I can’t believe how great I feel. I’ve lost some weight and my energy level has skyrocketed since then. I just love them. I’ve told all of my friends to do the same in my country :D.

    Thanks again from The Netherlands!

  20. Vila Fleming 1.11.2014 at 11:33 am #

    HI there. I am a super healthy eater and was considering a juicer until I researched them and realized I did not want to deal with the clean-up and I also like the fiber in pulp. I have started your 30 day challenge and am looking forward to new recipes.

    One question…why are my smoothies not as green as yours? Today I made the Banana Berry Blast. I only used 1 banana and I added 2 Tbl. of almond butter. My smoothie ended up purple(Ish) brown. Not a very pretty color. I was looking forward to a bright green smoothie. It was delicious though. I am using a regular stand blender that really crushes food well. Is that the problem?

    Thanks for your feedback. Enjoy your day!!

    • Jadah and Jen 1.13.2014 at 1:58 pm #

      Hi Vila!
      Any smoothie that has berries in it (like Banana Berry Blast) will turn a purplish-brown color. No real way to avoid it :-)

      • Vila Fleming 1.13.2014 at 2:51 pm #

        Thanks so much. I will keep drinking my brownish goodness!

  21. jessica 1.11.2014 at 7:52 am #

    Hi you do not mention to not cleanse if you are on medication for a cronic condition it may be a good idea to mention that at some point.

    Loving the smoothies
    Jessica

  22. Valerie 1.4.2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Hey! I’ve been trying to lose weight practically all my life. (I’m turning 21 January 19th) My mother has tried the usual diet routines with me, all to no avail. (Usually, the food tastes terrible, or I start getting sick and I need to stop) So, I want to try Smoothies! 83 Thanks for having this website and these recipes available!

    I do have one question. I’m not fond of strawberries, they’re always sour to me, can I use Raspberries instead? Thanks!

    • Jadah and Jen 1.6.2014 at 11:09 am #

      You sure can use them instead, Valerie :-) Welcome to the green smoothie world!

  23. Christine 1.4.2014 at 10:26 am #

    Some of the BEST recipes!!! Thank You! Am doing the 30 day challenge and it’s so fun to try a new smoothie!!

    So I see your hint about freezing spinach and kale. Heres another hint, before you freeze your greens lay them out on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Once they are frozen you can transfer to a zip lock baggie. This keeps your greens from freezing into big chunks and makes blending them much easier!!

  24. SJ 1.4.2014 at 9:43 am #

    Thank you for this website! I have been on a personal mission to healthier living and better fitness in 2013. I stumbled upon your website while doing some nutrition research. I love the fact that you break the greens down into families! After looking through everything on your site I decided to give green smoothies a try and WOW! As I stared at the strange colored concoction I was unsure what my initial reaction to the taste might be… I really enjoy them! They are now a part of my life and I am enjoying the increased metabolism and extra dose of veggies & fruits that I am able to get into my diet! I can’t thank you enough for this cool site!

  25. fortunate chimuzinga 1.3.2014 at 11:46 am #

    Dear Jadah Sellner and Jen Hansard

    I leave in the United Kingdom and i read your book, The Simple Green Smoothie Solution. I believe your book can help me with the health issues i am having. I desperately need your book. I tried to order it on Amazon but they said they don’t ship to the UK. Please please if there is any way you can help me get hold of your book i would very much appreciate it. I can even pay the money into your account by a debit card. I would be grateful if you could respond to my email. Thank you.

    Fortunate Chimuzinga (Stockton, United Kingdom)

    • Jadah and Jen 1.3.2014 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi!
      That book was not produced or published by us. Try contacting the publishing company :-)

      • Kelley 1.21.2014 at 4:37 pm #

        ??? I’m a bit confused. I looked that book up on Amazon (The Simple Green Smoothie Solution) and it shows Jadah Sellner and Jen Hansard as being the authors. Did you two in fact not author that book?? Did someone else use your names as author and name the book after your website and maybe even copy info from your website to create a book without your knowledge?

  26. mayo 11.24.2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Love your green smoothie recipes! Love you two Jadah and Jen! We are creating a foodie blog VivaFoodies, would love to share your passion for green smoothies and healthy living with everyone:) May

  27. alison 10.28.2013 at 9:04 am #

    Hi Ladies – Happy Monday!
    I started my 21 day cleanse yesterday and so far so good! However, i am in MN where it’s a little chilly, so i wondered whether you would ever consider creating a ‘cooler-climate-cleanse’ that included more hot foods?
    Thanks for all you do and inspire in us :-)
    Alison

    • Jadah and Jen 10.29.2013 at 12:24 pm #

      Hello up there! Thanks for the suggestion, and we will take it into consideration :-)

  28. Lauren 10.10.2013 at 8:05 am #

    Hi Girls!!! Just wanted to THANK YOU for sharing your insight into green smoothies and healthy eating! Over the last two months I’ve started replacing a daily smoothie with my typical at my desk snack (chips/diet soda). In addition to that, I’ve cut out processed foods and refined sugar from my diet. I cannot begin to tell you how GREAT I feel! To sum it up quickly, I’ve lost 10 stubborn pounds that I’ve been trying to shed since graduating college 4 years ago. For anyone questioning if this works or if its worth it, the answer is ABSOLUTELY! Much love to you ladies from Florida! <3

  29. Julie 10.10.2013 at 1:25 am #

    Thank you girls – YOU ROCK!!! <3 from Austria!

  30. FEFE 10.7.2013 at 7:56 am #

    Girls, i just want to say thank you for this wonderful and inspiring website!!! Your recipe are just so good and healty… i’m simply addicted to green smoothies now and thank you so much for that :))) I’ll for sure share this website to all of my friends!! TY

    • Jadah and Jen 10.7.2013 at 11:37 am #

      So glad that we can be a part of your healthy adventures!

  31. CARLA 10.3.2013 at 10:11 am #

    On the Peaches ‘n Cream Popsicle, couldn’t we put them in a mini-muffin pan, freeze, then remove and put in plastic bags.? I have mini-muffin pans and I have put those and other cake pans in the freezer to make ice cream cakes for the grandchildren. If we made mini-muffin size, how many should we eat at one sitting – two or three. Just a suggestion. Thank you.

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