Meet Jadah

Jadah Sellner | Simple Green Smoothies

Jadah Sellner: Co-Founder / Community Builder

I’m an introvert who loves being a part of intentional communities and building tribes. I know the introvert + community-building combo doesn’t make sense, but it’s totally true. I’m guessing it’s because I’m a gemini (half party animal + half hermit crab). I live in Walnut Creek, a cozy downtown area just 25 miles east of San Francisco. I met my husband in L.A. touring as an actor for an Educational Theatre Program (we taught kids about healthy living), so the performing arts are a happy place for our family. My husband sings and writes music for children. We gave up our hollywood/rock star dreams to live the simple life on Kauai for a few years. Loved Hawaii, but love the city life more. California is our home.

Jadah Sellner and family | Simple Green Smoothies{Photos by: In Her Image Photography}

 

Jadah, how have green smoothies changed your life?

I started one simple habit in the summer of 2011: drinking green smoothies everyday. And in three months, I lost over 25 pounds. My friends and family started asking what I was doing. I was beyond excited to spread the word about how easy it was to blend up leafy greens with fruits. People I love (including my friend Jen and amazing business partner) started buying their own blenders, making green smoothies, and getting the same results as me: lots of energy, weight loss and craving healthier foods. I believe that green smoothies are the kickstart to making healthy eating a lifestyle–– not a diet.

As a mom with a crazy busy schedule, I discovered that meal plans + shopping lists keep me on track to fueling my body with plant-based recipes 80% of the time.

 

My favorite green smoothie is…

Beginner’s Luck…like every single day. It’s the first smoothie I make for any one new to the world of green smoothies. And I’m currently obsessed with adding almond meal + coconut oil to my green smoothies for a good mix of protein and healthy fats!

 

I feel most alive when…

I listen to music. Music not only lets me connect and relate to other people, but it also let’s me escape into far away places. Plato was right when he says, “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” We turn up the music loud in our home and let our daughter dance on the coffee table. Yes, I’m that mom.

 

I couldn’t live without…

Books! I collect them, I loan them, I love them. I love the smell of history lingering between pages. As a life-long learner, books feed my curiosity. My family and I love to sit on a blanket in the park and just read. We also read Shel Silverstein poems together at the dinner table.

 

I’m addicted to…

Board games. I can stay up until 4am playing games like Dutch Blitz, Catch Phrase and Monopoly. My husband actually proposed to me in front of all of our friends in the middle of the game Cranium. I had to guess the phrase “Will you marry me” during the charades challenge, and it was an epic fail (I couldn’t guess it for the life of me). Luckily, when the timer went out, he still got down on one knee, and I totally said, “Yes!”

 

My guilty pleasure is…

Macaroni & cheese– seriously my carb nemesis. I will gobble it up whether it is my grandmother’s southern recipe made from scratch or the boxed one you buy from Trader Joes (and not the light one). A big scoop of mashed potatoes is a close runner-up.

 

Have you signed up for our FREE 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge yet? We’d love for you to be a part of our green smoothie lovin’ tribe.

227 Responses to “Meet Jadah”

  1. Donna 8.29.2015 at 4:34 am #

    Hey Jadah,
    Blessings to you and your family. SO, I heard you lost 25lbs by replacing meals with green smoothies. Is it possible that you can assist in losing some weight as well? My cholesterol is ridiculously high, am prediabetic and overweight. I would like to lose 40lbs. I have a green smoothie every day, but according to the blog, I have been trying to cut down on using too much fruits due to the high sugar content. But I do need some support.

  2. Amy 8.19.2015 at 7:40 pm #

    Hi Jadah, just met you in Australia at the Problogger conference, love your work and wanted to check out the Cleanse – Thanks! Amy

  3. catie 8.5.2015 at 2:28 pm #

    Hi Jadah – I purchased the 21 day cleanse two days ago, but haven’t received the information yet. I sent a couple follow up notes, too. I’m really looking forward to starting the challenge — it looks like a great program. Please let me know if you need more information from me. Thanks!

    • Jadah Sellner 8.5.2015 at 3:37 pm #

      Hi Catie! I am sorry about the delay. I’m sure you’re ready to get started. Make sure to check your spam and trash folder. Email us through our contact page here: http://www.simplegreensmoothies.com/contact – we can help get Fresh Start 21 into your hands ASAP. Make sure to include your full name that you used for your purchase, so we can find you quickly. Thank you so much for your patience.

      • catie 8.6.2015 at 9:19 am #

        Hi Jada – I sent an email last night through your contact page. Let me know if you didn’t get it or are unable to locate my purchase. Thanks!

  4. Michelle Harris 8.2.2015 at 10:06 pm #

    Hi Jadah, I just joined the 21 day cleanse. It will be a return to my roots; I was a vegan in my twenties and never felt better in my life. The 21 day cleanse will offer the extra boost + commitment to honor my body temple.

    • Jadah Sellner 8.4.2015 at 9:23 am #

      Yay, Michelle! I can’t wait to hear about your journey during the next 21 days. I know Fresh Start will give you the reset your body is craving. Cheers!

  5. Reeshemah 8.2.2015 at 8:53 pm #

    I just joined the 21 day cleanse and I’m nervous and excited at the same time! I’ve thought about it a few times in the past and it was always bad timing. I just checked my email a half hour ago and saw the reminder email about it starting tomorrow and I just signed up without thinking twice…I’ll be honest, I’m nervous because I’m not prepared and have not been to the store because I just got back in town, but I’m going to do this, I’m determined! Any suggestions on what I should have first thing in the am until I can get to the store? Any feedback k would be greatly appreciated, I’m just ready to feel vibrant and alive again, thanks for putting this together!

    • Jadah Sellner 8.4.2015 at 9:22 am #

      Hi Reeshemah! Love that you just took the leap––sometimes just getting the ball rolling is the best thing, and then you can figure out your next steps along the way. I always love to have enough green smoothie ingredients on hand, some raw nuts (like cashews + almonds), plus bananas and almond butter to help me get through a morning before heading to the store.

  6. Rachael 8.2.2015 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi Jadah
    I stumbled on your site a while back and was really thrilled. I did the 30 day challenge and have even recommended it to my friends. Since then I’ve been contemplating this 21 days cleanse but have put it off so many times. Well now is the time for me and I’m expecting great results. Here’s to a better life for me and everyone else who coming aboard!!!

    • Jadah Sellner 8.4.2015 at 9:20 am #

      Thank you for sharing the green smoothie love with your friends Rachael––we really appreciate it. So excited you’re joining us for Fresh Start 21!

  7. Yvette 8.1.2015 at 8:56 pm #

    Hi Jadah! I’m ready to start rawking my life! :-)

    • Jadah Sellner 8.2.2015 at 6:32 am #

      Yay, Yvette! We’re here cheering you on!

  8. Lisa Campbell 8.1.2015 at 4:02 pm #

    Can’t wait to start the program!

    • Jadah Sellner 8.2.2015 at 6:31 am #

      So happy you’re joining us Lisa!

  9. Alinda 7.25.2015 at 12:45 pm #

    Hi Jadah,

    You and Jen are awesome for creating this system. A few years ago I tore my meniscus in my left leg working out trying to be fit. It feels like I have been on a never-ending journey to get fit. Somehow I am always sidetracked. In March of this year, I stumbled upon a great company that educated me on healthy personal care and home cleaning products. I was so touched, I immediately became an independent consultant with them. I recently thereafter found your website in search for an affordable system for a healthier lifestyle of eating. You and Jen have done what I needed. It is so simplified. I work three jobs as a space planner, photographer and independent consultant, so as you can imagine time gets away from me. I said all that to say. THANK YOU. I just purchased your bundle kit for 1/2 price and I am excited to tears to start. I am grateful – Alinda

    • Jadah Sellner 7.27.2015 at 8:36 am #

      Happy you’re joining us Alinda! Sending you lots of love!

  10. becky 7.19.2015 at 11:35 am #

    see you all on August 3rd!! ciao!!

    • Jadah Sellner 7.27.2015 at 8:35 am #

      Woohoo Becky! Happy you’re joining our Fresh Start 21 community!!!

  11. Dawn 7.10.2015 at 8:00 am #

    I cannot even remember how I came across your website/30 day smoothie challenge, but after toying with the idea for a loooooong time, I realized that I needed to do the 21 day cleanse NOW. I’m excited to start Monday (and my family is coming along for the ride!). Thanks for putting all of this together! And my son loves loves LOVES when we make green smoothies in the morning. Sometimes I also have to send him to school with one. :)

    • Jadah Sellner 7.27.2015 at 8:33 am #

      That is so awesome Dawn! And green smoothies for lunch are the best. Love that your son loves them. Can’t wait to hear about your journey with Fresh Start 21!

  12. Karen Louden 6.26.2015 at 6:21 am #

    One drawback of the internet for me is how random it is….but I just happened to luck up on this site last night. Kismet! In my family I’m the health & nutrition go-to person who knows better but doesn’t always do better. Sometimes it just seems like such a struggle. But something about the vibe here, it just grabbed me. It was my bedtime reading last night & the first thing on my mind this morning.

    I started off signing up for the 30 day challenge but I’m going for the 21 day cleanse. I’m so excited!

    • Jadah Sellner 6.27.2015 at 5:26 am #

      Yay, Karen! I can totally relate to knowing better but not always doing better. I admire your courage to be a role model for those around you (it’s the best way to inspire change in others). I can’t wait to see you in the Fresh Start 21 community! Welcome!

  13. Polly Janitzky 6.16.2015 at 12:58 am #

    Dearest Jadah,
    any endeavour aimed at helping people get the most of their lives is so truly wonderful and inspiring! Heartfelt gratitude and appreciation!!

    • Jadah Sellner 6.27.2015 at 5:24 am #

      Thank you so much Polly! Happy you’re a part of green smoothie lovin’ tribe!

  14. Julie 5.3.2015 at 2:01 pm #

    Jadah, I thank you and appreciate all of your energy, enthusiasm, and motivation that helped me thru my first successful smoothie challenge. I look forward to this challenge and the next phase of my journey, with you there to share your stories of inspiration to keep us going!

    • Jadah Sellner 6.27.2015 at 5:24 am #

      Congrats Julie! It makes us so happy to hear that. We hope you’ll follow along for our next challenge starting July 1. You’re officially a rawkstar!

  15. Lisa 4.27.2015 at 2:48 am #

    Jadah,

    I am excited to start this adventure. I have been mostly clean for a couple of weeks. But, I need more! I am excited to get my kit and to get started.

    Lisa

    • Jadah Sellner 4.27.2015 at 10:28 am #

      So excited you’ll be joining our cleanse community Lisa. We call ourselves Fresh Start Warriors inside the private group. I think you’re going to love the Fresh Start 21 cleanse kit.

  16. Robyn 4.23.2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi Jadah, love your story, this crispy, clean space and SMOOTHIES!!

    Thank you.

    • Jadah Sellner 4.24.2015 at 9:24 am #

      Thank you Robyn! Welcome to our green smoothie lovin’ tribe! :-)

  17. Annette Montgomery 4.19.2015 at 8:21 am #

    Judah, you are so inspiring! Love the way your husband proposed. How cute! I’m excited about getting back to green smoothies and look forward to the challenge. You’re the best!

    • Jadah Sellner 4.20.2015 at 1:47 pm #

      Yes, the proposal was pretty awesome. We still love playing board games together after ten years of marriage! Happy you’re joining us for the challenge!

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