Our story. Our mission.

 

With every journey, there’s always a beginning…

Ours began on a playground in Studio City, California. We were first-time moms in the same play group and loved having the support of other mamas. Over the years, our lives got busier and we moved across country from each other. We had more kids, our days got shorter and more chaotic, and our meals got quicker and less healthy. It got to a place where we both felt like all the energy had been sucked out of our bodies, yet we still had to get up, get dressed, take care of our kids and survive the long day. Even worse, we didn’t have that community to rely on any more.

We needed a lot more energy than our bodies seemed capable of—we were experiencing the effects of the Standard American Diet (SAD). And then we discovered green smoothies, loved the taste and were instantly hooked. It was seriously love at first sip!

That’s when we went from being exhausted and defeated—to being energized and empowered. It blew our minds that one simple change could make such an impact in our lives.

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The more we drank green smoothies…

the more fruits and veggies our bodies craved. It was like, “yes, give me more of that please.” We are two busy moms who became obsessed with green smoothies. We’d blend a daily batch of fruit smoothies packed with fresh leafy greens for our entire families. We realized that this was not another diet (we’ve both tried many). This green smoothie obsession was the kickstart to a healthier lifestyle. We both started feeling better about our bodies and about what we were putting in our kids’ bodies too.

With the results we were getting, we knew we couldn’t keep our recipes to ourselves.

We were super excited to share this healthy habit with our family and friends. So we decided to put it out there to the world. Instagram is where Simple Green Smoothies was born (follow @simplegreensmoothies) and word began spreading fast about our delicious recipes and beautiful photos. From there, we started a free 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge and have had over 1 million people join us for it (click here to join our next one!).

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 feel better in their bodies.

And it all starts with Simple Green Smoothies.



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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 healthy 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.


Join the Simple Green Smoothies lifestyle!

1. Sign up for our next 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.

2. Get out your blender or buy a new one with the help of our Blender Guide.

3. Try our Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie recipe. It’s still one of our favorites.



276 Responses to “Our story. Our mission.”

  1. Jason 2.15.2015 at 3:16 am #

    I have been trying my hand at the green smoothies for a week now and I stumbled upon your website this morning. I am in need of help with my smoothies!!! Every smoothie that I have made has been real thick. What am I doing wrong?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 8:23 am #

      Hey Jason. Thanks for the comment. What proportions are you putting in your blender? We enjoy 2 cups leafy greens, 2 cups liquid and 3 cups fruit. :) Are you putting all frozen ingredients?

  2. Linda 2.13.2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi, can you tell me an equivalent weight to cups, for spinach or kale, say in ounces or grams? Or can I say a handful would be accurately equal to one cup? It’s not a measure we use in the UK and your previous response was to give the equivalent in ml, but I am unsure of how to measure a dry ingredient in ml? Thanks.

    • Sharon 2.14.2015 at 5:30 am #

      Hi Linda, I’m in the UK and measuring cups are widely available here now, including in most supermarkets for a few £. They are sooooo much easier to use than measuring everything on the scales, I love them. However, you can actually use any cup or mug you have handy and just make sure that you use the same mug throughout the recipe you are making, in order to maintain the correct ratio of ingredients. Hope that helps :-)

      • Linda 2.14.2015 at 5:40 am #

        Thanks Sharon. It was more the leafy greens I was confused about. I have measuring cups, but wouldn’t use these necessarly for spinach or kale. I’ve looked for a conversion online, and it seems there is no direct way to convert cups to g or oz – it’s a U.S. measurement not shared here. Handfuls it is then! Thanks :-)

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 8:24 am #

        Hey Linda.

        Thanks for the comment and thanks Sharon for the tips. 1 cup of leafy green is 30g. :) Hope that helps.

  3. Tammy Clarke 2.12.2015 at 8:06 pm #

    Good Afternoon guys. I loved the 30 day challenge & I am still making green smoothies each morning. I received your email with fantastic recipes for weeks one to five & saved them but now I am unable to open them as it says error 404…page unavailable or been moved!! I really love using your recipes as they all taste delicious. Please could you send me the email again & am I able to purchase a book of all your recipes. I would also like to know if you have recipes with vegetables and green smoothies. when does the next 21 day cleanse start please. i am interest in finding out more about it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.13.2015 at 6:00 am #

      Good morning Tammy.

      Thanks for reaching out. Our links are live to our challenges, so the links are no longer available after January. Have no fear, we have some amazing recipes coming soon for our April 30-day Challenge Challenge. Our next LIVE Fresh Start Cleanse will be May. :)

  4. Linda 2.10.2015 at 2:14 am #

    Hi, I have a couple of questions. Can you tell me the equivalent of a ‘cup’? It’s not a measurement widely used in the UK and I’m unsure of how much of each ingredient I should be using? Can you tell me the liquids as ‘ml’ or ‘fl oz’ and green leaves in oz? Also, I am hoping the challenge will help me with weight loss, but if we’re not replacing meals with green smoothies and eating them as well as normal meals, how will this work if we’re eating them as additional meals or snacks? Is it the fact that we’ll have the nutrients to help weight loss that were lacking before? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.10.2015 at 9:49 am #

      Hey Linda.

      This is not a fast or a restrictive diet, so you can eat regular meals. We are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our goal for you is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.

      Spices | Proteins | Superfoods:

      ½ tsp = 2mL
      1 tsp = 5mL
      2 tsp = 10mL
      1 TBSP = 15mL
      2 TBSP = 30mL

      Fruits:

      Mango | Pineapple | Strawberries | Beets | Carrots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Leafy Greens

      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL

      Liquids:

      Water | Coconut Water | Coconut Milk | Almond Milk | Fresh Squeezed Juice | Rice Milk

      ½ cup = 125mL
      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL

  5. Bahbi Stanton 2.5.2015 at 10:28 am #

    Been using your Jan Challenge recipes for a week, now. I LOVE EM! No weight loss yet…I still have to figure out the “afternoon and/or evening snack, snack, snack” tendencies. But I think maybe the chocolate-oriented smoothies will help; I know they’ll keep me feeling full and I’m hoping they’ll cancel the “crave” sensations.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.10.2015 at 9:48 am #

      Welcome, Bahbi! Thanks for blendin’ with us! Cheers to you and enjoy the recipes!

  6. sandra rocio 1.31.2015 at 12:38 pm #

    hoy me uno a vuestro grupo, estoy emocionada
    espero inicar con los batidos el lunes 2 de febrero, deciros que vivo en Santander-España y me encanta vuestro trabajo, mil gracias

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.2.2015 at 1:55 pm #

      Hola! ¡Bienvenido! Gracias por acompañarnos ! Saludos a la salud !

  7. Lucie 1.29.2015 at 12:18 pm #

    Hi, I so excited from your work here. I love health lifestyle. I would like to start with yours green smoothies but i need some informations. Is it ok to drink it at morning as breakfast? Or which time is the best? I’m really sorry maybe it little crazy question but I’m beginner. THX… GREAT JOB

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.29.2015 at 6:31 pm #

      Hey LUCIE! Welcome! This is not a fast or a restrictive diet, so you can eat regular meals during this challenge. We are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our goal for you is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.

  8. Saspee 1.25.2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Just wondering how may green smoothies can you drink a day and is it your replacement meal.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.28.2015 at 7:02 pm #

      Hey Saspee.

      This is not a fast or a restrictive diet, so you can eat regular meals during this challenge. We are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our goal for you is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.

  9. Sally 1.17.2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Hi, so I only received 5 recipes per week, does that mean I should stop drinking the smoothie for 2 days a week? :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:09 pm #

      Hi Sally!

      The extra 2 days are for you to use up what you have, make some new concoctions of your own or make your faves from the week. But, definitely drink them for the whole 30 days! :)

  10. Helen 1.17.2015 at 7:37 am #

    So happy to have started incorporating green smoothies into my daily routine. Looking forward to feeling the benefits :) I’m a busy twin mama to one year old boys looking for some energy! Thanks for providing such great resources!

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:08 pm #

      Wow, twins! That’s awesome, Helen!! Keep up the great work, mama! :)

  11. Pakaki 1.17.2015 at 4:00 am #

    Hi Jadah & Jen

    I signed up for your 30 day challenge around the 5th January and I haven’t received any weekly emails. I have checked my junk mail but I have not received anything. I was really looking forward to joining & becoming apart of your community. As I don’t want to miss this round of the challenge Jan’15. Looking forward to hearing from you & beginning in This Jan’15.

  12. Andrea long 1.12.2015 at 6:02 pm #

    Is there a fee after the 30 days?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.13.2015 at 9:12 am #

      No. :) Our 30-Day Challenge is 100% free. :)

  13. Roxanne 1.8.2015 at 2:52 pm #

    I just really wanted to thank you for your website and express how much I’m looking forward to trying your rad recipes. My little story is that I’m an incredibly busy person between working full time, plus serving as an elected official, and trying to so hard to maintain a personal and fitness life. I recently started to look into improving my eating habits for the best, especially in relation to things I can make on the go. That’s what brought me to green drinks. I recently bought a great professional blender that I love, and all I needed after that were fun and easily accessible green smoothie recipes. Your site and challenge is just what the doctor ordered, and words can’t express all of the ways that these recipes are going to improve my life. The Beginner’s Luck is what I’ll be making tonight, and I hope that’ s just what it will bring. From the bottom of my healthy heart, I thank you for all that you’re doing for the betterment of us all!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.8.2015 at 5:17 pm #

      Hey Roxanne.

      Thanks for reaching out to us and taking time out of your busy schedule to send love our way. Sending love to you and enjoy your green smoothie tonight. :)

  14. Sally 1.7.2015 at 11:31 am #

    I am so happy to have found your website. My sweet hubby bought us a Nutribullet Rx. We both need to lose some weight, but more than that just want to become healthier overall. Got the blender yesterday and made my first smoothie today. I followed Green Mom Zoe’s youtube video. I found your site as I was searching for more recipes to try. I am excited to try the 30 Day Challenge!
    Thanks.

  15. Bobbie 1.7.2015 at 10:12 am #

    Hello Ladies,

    Just wondering if your recipes have the dietary info when you send them. The reason I ask is because I’m diabetic and have to keep track of my carb intake. Thanks in advance!

    Bobbie

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.8.2015 at 6:01 pm #

      Hey Bobbie. Thank for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of community with health concerns to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies and the natural sugars are okay for their eating plan. Here is a link to our favorite low sugar fruits.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

      Hope that helps.

  16. Mikha 1.1.2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi jedah and jen, i join the 30days challenge. its already my 2nd day, and i start to fall in love to the smoothies. wish me luck till end. :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.2.2015 at 9:28 am #

      We are cheering you on!

  17. Avril 12.29.2014 at 7:42 am #

    Hi Jadah and Jen,

    I think I started the challenge last year? I have been officially hooked ever since and feel weird if I don’t have my morning smoothie (my blender broke down last week and I had a new one in a day!). My kids are also daily smoothie drinkers sometimes electing to ‘drink their veges’ at night which is always an option for them. I’d love to try and incorporate a smoothie section into http://www.feelbrave.com (helping kids manage tough emotions and feel brave) because part of being brave is getting enough sleep and eating real food! Please get in touch if you want to share ideas with me on this and I just love what you are doing – keep it up! Cheers Avril.

  18. Zarah 12.12.2014 at 5:17 pm #

    I came across this website as I was searching for recipes of fruit and vegetable smoothies that I can make and take during my pregnancy. I found some helpful and yummy recipes here! When I give birth next year, I will also try the other recipes that have pineapple. :)

    Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.15.2014 at 6:59 am #

      Best wishes to you and your little one, Zarah.

  19. Kim 12.9.2014 at 4:42 pm #

    Hello,
    I just wanted to say I am now a green smoothie lover thanks to your website! I started with the October 30-day challenge recipes, but I did it in November and I lost 10 pounds in that month! I even had a cheat day on Thanksgiving :) I was a little hesitant that I would get any weight loss results, but I am now a believer. Green smoothies are delicious and I love the fact that I lost weight without doing anything besides replacing one meal a day with a smoothie. I definitely plan on continuing to drink them every day and am encouraging other people to try them.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.10.2014 at 3:03 am #

      Hey Kim!

      Thanks so much for the kind words and for joining our community! Which recipe is your favorite so far?

  20. Hamna 12.9.2014 at 8:50 am #

    Hi, I love your recipes and I think it’s amazing how you’re helping people, unconditionally! I was wondering if you had smoothie recipes which include; peas or lettuce or broccoli? If not then will it be ok if I mix them together? Thanks!

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