Our mission. Our story. - Simple Green Smoothies

Our mission. Our story.



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.





190 Responses to “Our mission. Our story.”

  1. Marie 8.28.2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi Team! i absolutely love your site! very helpful for me especially, since i am actually new at this :) I am just wondering how often should i drink these smoothies? i am not really trying to loose weight or anything, just wanted to be healthier, that’s all :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.29.2014 at 6:49 am #

      Hey Marie! :)

      Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage. If you don’t want to loose weight, try adding a healthy fat to your recipe. :) Hope that helps.


  2. Ruth 8.27.2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Do you guys make any smoothies with broccoli?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.28.2014 at 10:21 am #

      Hey Ruth.

      At this time we do not have any recipes with broccoli in our smoothies, but in our Fresh Start 21-Day Cleanse, we use broccoli in a meal. :)

  3. Debs 8.25.2014 at 5:51 am #

    Hi :-)
    I joined about a month ago. . Unfortunately I was unable to share my views on your site due to my toddler being unwell. He had pneumonia which involved many sleepless nights and the many trips to and from the doctors and hospital….Now that my little one is back on track and to cut a long story short. This is what I think of your site…
    Love it!!!!!!!!! Love it !!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I stumbled across it after much searching (a month before I found your site) and trialling of others which did not appeal to me.
    I joined and signed up for the 30 day challenge..not sure if I still qualify for that…nevertheless I’m just doing it. The recipes are amazing. Great variety and extremely delicious. The day I joined I went straight to the grocery store to get my ingredients. I finally found what I was looking for. …I was 71kgs when I started. I am now 65kgs. In such a short time I have noticed much improvement in my health, my skin, just everything. Others have noticed also. In saying that, I have referred them to your site…including staff members who work for a health service who promote healthy living, healthy families. They are ready to join. Keep up the great work :-)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.25.2014 at 6:34 am #

      Hey Debs!

      Glad to hear your little one is feeling better! :)

      Thanks for sharing and I am so happy we found each other. :) Next 30-Day Challenge will be October 1st. Thanks for your wonderful feedback! :)

  4. MICHELLE 8.14.2014 at 9:51 am #

    Hi! My 20 month old daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and the only way to make her better is to change her diet and having her detox her system with smoothies,.She is real picky since she is so little. If its not to much to ask since I am desperate to begin my babies healing if you can tell me what kind of detox smoothie’s I can give her that will taste good (sweet) but still have all the greens and fruits she needs to be healthy and detox her system. thank you!!

  5. Coko 8.9.2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Hello! I have been a vegan for two months and got recently introduced to raw veganism then, to green smoothie…I was a super healthy person and have been eating super clean but as I age, began to experience some minor health issues here and there. I dislike taking medications unless it is absolutely necessary. I believe our body has its healing power as long as it gets proper nutrition. So here I am, I am joining your awesome community!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.11.2014 at 7:01 am #

      Wonderful to hear you will be joining us, Coko! :) Welcome, let us know if we can help with anything…

  6. Eileen Hines 8.9.2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Hi, Just came across your site today. I’m not new to green smoothies, but I wondered about protein. I noticed you don’t have protein powder etc.. in your smoothies.. I haven’t looked at all the recipes. I am working on losing weight.. I’ve lost 15 lbs so far, and have 50 to go. What is your take on getting enough protein in these smoothies for a meal replacement? Right now I use a protein powder as I felt weak before. Thanks in advance!

  7. Autumn J. 7.23.2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Hi! I’m new to following you guys. I stumbled upon you when I was trying to do some research for a new blender. I’m excited to say I will be turning 30 soon and a nice new blender is the only thing I want! I am a stay at home mom of three and I love it, but I have a few questions! 1. Would your 30 day challenge be ok for a nursing mother? 2. Is frozen fruits and veggies allowed? I would love to do all fresh all the time, but with a single income I’m not sure it’s always possible.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.23.2014 at 9:05 pm #

      Hey Autumn!

      In most cases it is a good thing to eat healthy foods while breast feeding (i.e. leafy greens, fruits, veggies), but we’re wondering if the fiber in a lot of these foods could be slowing the digestive process. Fiber is not always meant to speed up the digestive process, but more so just regulate it. This means that the fiber may actually be slowing the digestive process in your circumstance. Again… We can’t really be sure. Our opinion is to trust your doctor since he has a personal relationship with you and knows the situation a little better.

      Fresh is best, but frozen is a close second! No problem if you use frozen, do what is best for you and your family.

      If you are new to eating a lot of fruits and veggies, your grocery bill may be a little shocking with the extra fresh and frozen produce purchases. Overtime, you will eliminate a lot of processed food items which will in turn bring your grocery bill back to normal. But here are a few quick tips to saving money on produce.
      -Make a shopping list: Making a weekly meal planning list that covers what you will eat on a daily basis will help you only buy what you need. Make sure to include snacks in your meal plan and shopping list, too.
      -Buy seasonal fruit and veggies: Purchasing produce is in season and is typically cheaper. And if you see a good deal on fresh fruits and veggies, purchase in bulk and freeze for future smoothies.
      -Buy out of season fruits frozen: Costco and Sam’s Club sell large bags of organic frozen fruit at good prices. If your freezer can accommodate bags in bulk, take advantage of making these purchases.
      -Buy from local fruit stands, farmer’s markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture): For the tastiest and most fresh organic produce, buy locally. Not only has the produce been grown and harvested close to home, but buying locally also helps our environment by eliminating the time and resources needed to deliver. Visit, http://www.LocalHarvest.org to find your local farm, farmers markets, and other local food sources.
      -Follow the EWG’s Dirty Dozen: This list will help you know what is worth getting organic and what you can buy conventional.

  8. Kyoko 7.16.2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I am currently doing the green smoothie challenge and I love the variety of recipes and the health benefits. (To be honest I started making green smoothies as soon as I discovered this website about a month before the current challenge) I am experimenting with adding different super foods to different recipes to see which ones I like but I add Chia seeds to all of my smoothies. They are super good for your eye health!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.23.2014 at 9:00 pm #

      Hey Kyoko!

      I LOVE chia seeds too! My son and I were snacking on them last night! :) Let us know if we can help with anything!

  9. Melissa 7.2.2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Wow, Jen and Jadah I owe you two a huge and healthy thank you! A self-proclaimed snacker who rarely ate vegetables, I never thought I could turn things around by drinking green smoothies (no matter how simple). Nearly a month has passed and I’m happy to say that I’m drinking nearly all-veggie smoothies daily (with just a bit of fruit for sweetness), getting regular exercise and my once-high blood pressure is a healthy 116/75!!! If I can do it anyone can…and I’m still using a hand-me-down Oster blender which works fine :-)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.23.2014 at 8:59 pm #

      Hey Melissa!

      Thanks so much for sharing a part of your story with us! Way to go, we are so glad you have joined us for a healthier life. All the best to you!


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