Green Smoothie Challenge: FAQ

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6 Rawkstar tips to keep in mind

  1. Continue eating regular meals. We suggest having a green smoothie as a snack or a meal replacement (we like to add avocado, chia seeds and/or hemp hearts when having them as meal replacements to keep us full longer). This alone will help you feel better and begin to crave healthier foods.
  2. Drink at least 2 cups (16 oz) of green smoothie daily. We consider this “one serving.” We intentionally make our recipes two servings (yielding 4-5 cups) because we believe that you should share the green smoothie love with a friend or family member. You can also store the extras in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. Grab it for an afternoon snack or save for tomorrow’s daily smoothie.
  3. Use at least one frozen fruit to make your green smoothie creamy and cold. Pineapples, grapes, berries, mangoes, and bananas are all great fruits to have on hand in your freezer.
  4. Read our challenge FAQ ‘s. If you can’t find an answer here, please contact us here. We’re here to help you along these next 30 days!
  5. Our recipes are here to inspire you — you don’t have to follow them to a T. Yet we do think they are mighty tasty! Feel free to use other green smoothie recipes and even make some up yourself. The key to making green smoothies your lifestyle is making it easy and part of your daily routine. So we recommend using fruits and veggies that are easy for you to find and are affordable.
  6. Say adios to leafy chunks in your smoothie.  Blend your leafy greens and liquid together first to cut down on the chunks. Once it’s nice and creamy, add in the fruit and blend again.

 

Do I only drink green smoothies during this challenge?

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.

 

What should I eat during the challenge?

Just by drinking green smoothies daily without even changing your regular diet, you are moving in the right direction towards healthy eating. We suggest you eat real food that’s free of processed sugar and avoid ingredients that you can’t pronounce. My personal meal plan during the green smoothie diet will be paleo-inspired with lots of veggies and some seafood (we’re both pescatarians).

If you want to take your health to the next level, we recommend checking out our Fresh Start 21 Cleanse. This is a step-by-step meal plan, with daily green smoothie recipes and whole food meal recipes created by a holistic nutritionist.

 

Do I drink the Beginner’s Luck recipe everyday?

You can drink the Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie recipe on filler days, but you don’t have to stick to making the same smoothie everyday. You can rotate, experiment and try out new recipes on your own.

This challenge is beginner-friendly. The shopping lists are designed for guidance and inspiration. So feel free to make some of the recipes from the list, repeat your favorites, and create your own green smoothie recipes. For more recipe inspiration, check out our green smoothie recipes.

 

Do I have to follow the recipe exactly, or can I switch out an ingredient or two?

Of course you can change up the recipes! All of our recipes are meant to inspire you to eat and live healthy, not to burden you with fruits/veggies that you can’t get your hands on, you don’t like, or are allergic to. Some recipes are made for specific purposes (i.e. detoxifying, immunity boosting, etc.) and need more specific replacements, but most are made to simply taste great and give your body access to fresh and raw ingredients. If there are adjustments that would make our recipe work better for you, then go for it!

 

Will you send me recipes every day?

We will send recipes with shopping lists for inspiration every Thursday (not daily), but feel free to go crazy and make any green smoothie recipe you like. As long as it’s packed with leafy green veggies, fruits and water– you’ve got yourself a green smoothie (even if it’s purplish/brown).

You will get new recipes every Thursday along with a shopping list and a fun challenge to up your smoothie game. If you didn’t receieve it, check your SPAM folder because it was sent out. We want to keep this challenge fun, affordable and simple. We don’t want to overwhelm you with exhaustive shopping lists and fancy hard-to-find ingredients.
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I haven’t received my shopping list, am I signed-up for the challenge?

Please check your SPAM folder— some emails like to get lost in there. If that’s not the case, make sure you are signed up for the challenge in case you were unsubscribed along the way: 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge.

 

I just found out about the challenge, can I still sign-up?

Yes, you can still sign-up, and you can do it here: 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Our challenge is live, which means we cannot send challenge emails after the month of the challenge is over. Signing up means that you will be a part of any challenge in the future until you decide to leave (which we hope never happens!). So, if you signed up after a challenge, you will automatically be a part of the next one (challenges are in January, April, July, October).

 

Do I have to sign up for the challenge if I was a part of the last one?

If you’ve signed up for any green smoothie challenge in the past, then you don’t ever have to sign up again. You’ll keep receiving those good ‘ole monthly challenges until you unsubscribe (which we hope never happens)!  If you did try signing up again, anyway, then keep in mind that you won’t receive a confirmation email since you’re already a part of the list.

 

How many calories are in each green smoothie?

We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

 

What do I do if I don’t have kale (or another leafy green) where I live?

Just swap it for 2 cups of a leafy green you do have access to. Your Farmer’s Market is a great place to see which leafy greens are in season. Here’s a list of some of our favorite leafy greens: rotate your greens.

 

Do I have to use frozen fruit?

We’ve had over 300,000 RAWKSTARS sign up for our 30-Day Challenge, and they are all over the world. So while we are having winter in California and Florida, someone is in Australia enjoying the summer. So feel free to purchase ingredients that are fresh or frozen. We like to use at least one frozen fruit to keep the smoothies chilly, but you could always add a little ice too.

 

Do I need a certain blender to make these smoothies?

You don’t need a fancy blender to make our smoothies– any blender will do. We want green smoothies to be available to everyone no matter what their budget is, so please don’t feel like you need an expensive blender to join the challenge. Here are two articles we wrote about blenders for you:

Best Blenders Under $120
Blendtex VS Vitamix

A tip to avoid leafy chunks is to blend your leafy greens and water first until you get a juice-like consistency. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.

 

What type of blender do you use?

Jen: For the past few years I have been using a Warner blender that I got for my wedding 8 years ago. It was a $70 blender that worked okay. It turned my produce into a smoothie, yet it left chunks of spinach and was very loud. It finally died and I immediately went online and bought a refurbished Vitamix 5200 for $329. It came within a week and  blends like a beast — no spinach leaf is left unblended when this bad boy is done. It’s insane.

Jadah: I use the Blendtec blender right now. I just love the Blendtec’s sleek design, and the 94oz BPA-free jug is awesome when you are making big batches for your family or prepping for a detox cleanse. Before I had a Blendtec I used the Magic Bullet (until the motor burned out) and the Thermomix, which is another high-powered blender.

 

Where can I buy those mason jars you use?

We adore mason jars for our green smoothies, feel free to visit our Amazon shop for mason jars, cups, cool lids, and other smoothie essentials by clicking here.  And don’t forget you can always wash out a spaghetti sauce jar for green smoothie mason jars too— that’s Jen signature move.

 

How many servings do your recipes make?

Most of our smoothies make about 4 – 5 cups (32 – 40 oz)– we call this family style. A serving size is 2 cups. So if you are making a smoothie for just one person, you can half the recipes and shopping lists. Or, save the leftovers for a second meal replacement, or drink the following day (now you only have to blend every other day). You can store leftover smoothies in an airtight container with a lid for 1 to 3 days. Fresh is always best, but you will still get plenty of the nutrients your body needs if you drink a leftover smoothie.

 

Can I store my green smoothie in the fridge?

Some people say you have to drink it “right away” to get the optimal nutrients from each blend. But if left in the fridge over-night for one to three days, the taste and satisfaction is still there. You also may add a small amount of lemon juice to preserve and keep the smoothie blend as fresh as possible. Your body is still reaping the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables even if it is not consumed right away.

 

I am allergic to bananas (or pineapple, or mango, or…) what can I substitute with?

Got an allergy or an aversion to some fruits? Swap it out with a fruit that you love and adore. Can’t eat bananas? Switch it with more mango, peach, papaya, pear or an apple to sweeten it up. Or an avocado to make it thick and creamy.

Can’t do pineapples? Double up another ingredient already in the smoothie. If something calls for 1 cup of something you just can’t eat, swap it with 1 cup of a fruit you can eat. Mixed berries and mixed fruit bags that are frozen are a great replacement ingredient.

The best part is playing mini-chef with your blender. Not one smoothie will please everybody, but we promise over the next 30 days you will find a recipe that is your go-to smoothie. It will be the one you make for your friends and family and make them a green smoothie lover too. So explore, experiment, and smile!

Check out these yummy banana-free green smoothie recipes!

 

How do I make my smoothie “smooth” without leafy chunks?

If you have a high-speed blender like Blendtec and Vitamix, you will always have a perfectly smooth smoothie. But don’t let that stop you from making green smoothies if you have a regular blender. Healthy lifestyle choices can be made on any budget. My favorite tip to share about green smoothies is to blend your leafy greens and liquids first (water, almond milk or coconut water) until you get a juice-like consistency. You should be able to achieve this texture in 30 to 60 seconds. Once you have blended all of the leafy greens, then you can add the remaining ingredients.

 

Can I add a sweetener to my green smoothie?

We find that using whole fruits as natural sweeteners is the best way to sweeten your green smoothies. If you like the taste of bananas, you can add an extra banana or two whenever your smoothie is not sweet enough. Other natural sweeteners are dates and figs, which provide nutrients and fiber as well as a super sweet taste to your smoothie recipe. Some other alternatives are 100% fresh squeezed fruit juices, raw honey and 100% maple syrup.

Although you may add these sugar substitutes to your recipes, you will find that we do not add any sugars or sweeteners to our smoothie recipes unless it is a natural whole fruit. And please stay away from “0 calorie” sweeteners, they are made of artificial ingredients like aspartame which is so toxic to your body.

This smoothie is perfect for your sweet tooth: Almond Butter and “Jelly

 

I’m on a tight budget— how can I get inexpensive produce?

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. Over time, 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 planing 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 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 accomodate 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 buy eliminating the time and resources needed to deliver. Visit, 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.

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” —Josh Billings

 

Do you have a good recipe for weight loss?

If you want to burn fat, you want to include plant-based smoothie ingredients that have the following weight loss effects:

  • jump start your digestion
  • burn excess fat
  • reduce and expel bad cholesterol
  • provide energy for your cardiovascular system
  • detox and hydrate your body
  • promote healthy bowel movement
  • decrease your appetite for processed foods and sugars

The Kiwi Berry Punch is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense smoothie recipe that combine the best fruits and veggies for an optimal approach to healthy weight loss.

The best part about a green smoothie–  you can use a smoothie as a low-calorie meal replacement because they are full of fiber which keeps your body feeling fuller longer. Just make sure you include protein to sustain you throughout the day.

 

What are chia seeds and where can I get them?

We are obsessed with these tiny little crunchy seeds. We sprinkle them on top of smoothies, or put them inside our oatmeal with almond butter and almond milk. Many people ask what are the health benefits of chia seeds? Is there a difference between black chia seeds and white chia seeds? And where can I buy chia seeds? We have answered all your awesome questions right here: 6 Reasons Why We Love Chia Seeds.

You can buy chia seeds at your local health food store like Whole Foods or Trader Joes, or purchase online at Nutiva or on Amazon.

306 Responses to “Green Smoothie Challenge: FAQ”

  1. Mandy 11.3.2014 at 9:52 am #

    Can I add chia seeds to any green smoothie everyday?

  2. Sybil 10.28.2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Thanks, that is the recipe. I have decided that I will use the raw coconut. This will be more work,but I can handle it. By the way, today I learned from the diabetes association ,that chia seeds lowers blood sugar.
    Thank you ladies for freely sharing with us the public.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.28.2014 at 7:08 pm #

      You’re so welcome, Sybil.

      Thanks for joining us! Chia seed are the do it all superseeds, and they are good for your head with their high content of omega fatty acids that increase healthy brain function, but have also proven to be good for your heart by fighting high cholesterol and heart disease. They even boast a wide variety of nutrients, such as: protein, fiber, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron, calcium and antioxidants. Use up to three tablespoons of chia seeds in your smoothie for a thick consistency and a mildly sweet flavor. Now we will have to add lowering blood sugar. Thanks for the tip. :)

  3. Sue 10.28.2014 at 8:53 am #

    Hi, I’ve just signed up today for the 30 day challenge and received the email for week 4. Is there any way I could get the emails for weeks 1,2 and 3? I had my first green smoothie today and loved it so am really excited about the challenge.

  4. Sybil 10.27.2014 at 4:50 pm #

    In response to your question…. My favorite is “Pumpkin Dream Pie” I gave it a10 and a double smiley face. I need the coconut milk to try the chia seed recipe on the one day plan for the 21day cleanse you sent us.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.27.2014 at 6:21 pm #

      Hey Sybil.

      Glad you are enjoying Pumpkin Dream Pie!! :)

      Are these the recipes you are looking for?

      DIY Coconut Milk:

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/make-coconut-milk

      COCONUT CHIA PUDDING—Serves One
      —Mix ingredients at least 10 minutes before consuming, or overnight—
      2 tablespoons chia seeds
      ½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
      1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
      ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
      ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
      1 teaspoon maple syrup

      —Add ingredients when ready to eat—
      ¼ cup blueberries
      2 tablespoons pepitas
      2 tablespoons sliced almonds

      Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, magnesium, and a whole host of other nutrients. Make this snack and let us know what you think below!

  5. Sybil 10.26.2014 at 4:46 pm #

    I’m still holding on. Today was the first day in weeks that I did not have a cup of smoothie. I plan to be back on in the morning. Ladies do you have a recipe for making coconut milk?If so please help me.

    Thanks

  6. april 10.25.2014 at 9:07 am #

    i just started is there anyway i can get week 1,2 and 3? sent to me please1

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.26.2014 at 6:49 pm #

      Hey April.

      Thanks for the comment. I have resent Weeks 1-3 to your inbox. :) Enjoy!

  7. Carmen Hernandez 10.16.2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Hello, I signed up for the challenge and still haven’t received Week 1’s recipes via email (checked Spam and everything). Or can it be resent to me?
    Thank you for your help.
    Best Regards,
    Carmen

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    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.17.2014 at 8:08 am #

      Hey Carmen.

      Thanks for letting us know that you didn’t receive the first copy sent. I have resent your October Recipe Cards at 10:07am CST to your inbox. Thanks for your love and support! :) Keep blending those leafy greens, and please let us know if we can help with anything else.

  8. Mandy 10.14.2014 at 10:43 am #

    Hi, I’m trying to enter my smoothies into fitness pal. On the app it shows kale in ounces…and I was wondering if anyone would know how many ounces is 2 cups.

    Also when I blend the green..should I be measuring 2 cups when it’s raw or once it’s blended?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.15.2014 at 11:21 am #

      Hey Mandy.

      Thanks for the comment.

      2 cups of leafy greens would be 30g
      30g is 1.05ounces.

      Hope that helps.

      2 cups should be measured before you blend. :)

  9. Sybil 10.13.2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Hello Ladies,
    What can I substitute for coconut oil? I missed two days because I was away from home. Happy to be back on my plan.

  10. Jen 10.13.2014 at 6:06 am #

    I have two questions: what part of swiss chard can I use? Just the leaves, or do I blend the stalk too? Also, is it ok to freeze my greens so that they don’t go bad in the fridge?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.15.2014 at 11:17 am #

      Hey Jen.

      Great questions. Yes, you can trim up your swiss chard a little to keep the bulky stalks out of smoothies if you would like, and yes please freeze your greens if they are about to go bad.

  11. Trina 10.12.2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Having greenSmothie everyday is awesome to me. I am a sweets girl and my desire for sweets is GONE. Day 13 tomorrow! I’m excited every day!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.15.2014 at 11:11 am #

      Happy Day 13, Trina!

  12. Robyn 10.12.2014 at 7:36 am #

    Hi Ladies

    I’ve just signed up for the October challenge- I know it’s half way through but I found it late :(
    Would I be able to get the recipes back dated for the first half? I really want to make this happen- I’m so tired of trying to lose weight and eat well but can’t get through the cravings.

  13. Michelle 10.9.2014 at 6:34 am #

    Hello! I still haven’t received the second week’s shopping list and recipes yet. I checked my mails and tried re-signing up but no luck :(.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.9.2014 at 6:36 am #

      Thanks for letting us know, Michelle. I have resent Week 2 Recipes to your inbox. )

  14. ming 10.7.2014 at 5:46 am #

    sometimes i make my smoothies for the week and freeze them in storage bags. does this decrease the nutritional value of the drink?

    • ming 10.7.2014 at 5:55 am #

      sorry, i meant i prepare all the ingredients and freeze them, then in the morning i use the vitamix to blend the drinks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.7.2014 at 8:44 am #

      Sounds great, Ming. :)

  15. Byera 10.5.2014 at 11:09 pm #

    Hi team
    How many meals per day is suggested? Does this program help to loose weight?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 6:05 am #

      Hey. Great question. 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.

  16. Joan Huggins 10.5.2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Good evening, I am doing the challenge and getting on ok so far. Can you tell me please, when using Kale, should I take the leaves off the stalks or should I blend the stalks too? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 6:06 am #

      Hey Joan. You can remove the thick stems, but the minor ones can be blended. :)

      • ming 10.7.2014 at 11:48 am #

        why is it bad to eat the main thick stem? or is there still nutrients in it?

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.8.2014 at 5:35 am #

        Hey Ming,

        You don’t have to remove any stems, some people do, to make their green smoothie blend easier.

  17. Lynne 10.5.2014 at 9:59 am #

    doing challenge – tried to email via contact tab above and it bounced. :(

    I accidentally deleted week 2 shopping list – can you resend?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.8.2014 at 5:34 am #

      Hey Lynne. I have resent Week 2 to your inbox. :)

      • Michelle 10.8.2014 at 10:59 pm #

        Hey I haven’t gotten week 2’s list yet…I checked all mailboxes.
        Can someone resend pretty please?

  18. Wildry 10.4.2014 at 9:28 pm #

    I’m getting a late start on the challenge. Should I start with the first weeks recipes or should I start with week 2 and do week 1 recipes at the end to complete my 30 days.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 6:10 am #

      Either way will work. :) You can mix and match. :)

  19. Sybil 10.3.2014 at 5:26 pm #

    Wow!!! Day 2 and I am already not craving sweets.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.8.2014 at 5:21 am #

      :)

  20. margaret 10.2.2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Can one make the smoothies up and freeze it and if so for how long.

  21. Veronica 10.2.2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Hi! I couldn’t get the chia seeds in time for this weekend. Is there anything I can replace them with?

  22. kandi 10.2.2014 at 1:01 pm #

    hello
    I just signed up to the 30 day challenge im super stoked !!

    but i do have some concerns might sound silly as i was telling a friend about it she mentioned that eating too much fruit can be bad for someone who is trying to lose weight.. fruit has natural sugar (fructose) and since i want to lose weight and replace meals with smoothies as well as portion control when i do eat ,, not sure where i stand now

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.3.2014 at 9:07 am #

      Hey Kandi.

      Thanks for the comment.Thanks for the message. So glad you are joining us for the 30-Day Challenge! :) 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. Each smoothie has 3 cups of fruit in it, and it is recommended that an adult has 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit a day. When you drink 16oz of our green smoothie recipe you will be meeting, or just under your daily intake for fruit. If you feel like that is too much fruit, feel free to do 2 cups of fruit in each smoothie. Hope that helps. :)

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

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/fruit-and-vegetable-nutrition

  23. Sybil 10.1.2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Thanks received the shopping list today. Will start one day late. Can I add protein powder?

  24. Martha 10.1.2014 at 8:45 am #

    Hi there, I signed up for the October challenge however i can seem to locate the grocery list/ recipes. I checked my spam folder as well… Could you possibly try sending it to me again? Thanks!

  25. Phil 10.1.2014 at 7:58 am #

    Hello
    I Havnt had the 30 day challenge email
    Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.1.2014 at 8:08 am #

      Hey Phil! :)

      Thanks for reaching out to Simple Green Smoothies. :) I have resent your Week 1 shopping list and recipes to your inbox. Also here is Week 1 via our website: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/october-week-1 (This link is only valid for the duration of the October 30-Day Challenge) Enjoy the new recipes!

  26. Jessica 9.30.2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Hi there, I signed up for the October challenge about a week ago and got the confirmation emails, but still haven’t received the recipes or shopping list for this first week (checked all the folders, too :) ). Could you possibly try sending it to me again? Thanks, and I’m excited!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.30.2014 at 6:44 pm #

      Hey Jessica!

      Thanks for letting us know. I have just resent Week 1 shopping list and recipes to your inbox. :) Enjoy!

  27. Jena 9.30.2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Hello,

    I signed up for the challenge towards the middle of September and still haven’t received Week 1’s recipes via email (checked Spam and everything). Should I expect the first e-mail to come out on 10/2? Or can it be resent to me?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.30.2014 at 1:39 pm #

      Hey Jena!

      Thanks for reaching out to Simple Green Smoothies. :) I have resent your Week 1 shopping list and recipes to your inbox. Also here is Week 1 via our website: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/october-week-1 (This link is only valid for the duration of the October 30-Day Challenge) Enjoy the new recipes!

  28. Libby 9.29.2014 at 10:01 am #

    Is adding Greek yogurt okay? I like the added protein and creaminess.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.29.2014 at 6:24 pm #

      Hey Libby.

      Great question! We’ve talked with a lot of nutritionists and milk isn’t all that it’s been hyped up to be. Dairy is one of the highest diet allergies (and often goes undiagnosed), yet can cause inflammation and infections. And if you aren’t buying organic milk, you’re also getting doses of antibiotics, hormones, etc that can tip your own body out of whack. So we just avoid milk for our family (and opt for almond milk). We get our calcium from plant-based sources mainly— broccoli, spinach and kale.

      It’s definitely a personal choice, and you just have to decide what works best for you and your family.

  29. Lisa 9.29.2014 at 7:24 am #

    What is the best way to store greens so they stay fresh all week?

  30. connie 9.28.2014 at 11:36 am #

    Hi…just joining.
    Do we log in everyday or chat about hiw we are doing??

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