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.

219 Responses to “Meet Jadah”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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! :-)

  14. 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!

  15. Diane 3.26.2015 at 1:43 pm #

    :-) I love your story, especially how your husband proposed to you! I enjoy playing Cranium too, I can just imagine the scene! It’s awesome!

    I signed up for the April challenge, but I started already on my own and loving it. You gals really rawk, I love your website and your energy. Keep up the good work! 😉

    • Jadah Sellner 4.20.2015 at 1:46 pm #

      Thank you so much Diane! I LOVE that you got an early start on the challenge. Cheers!

  16. tonisha 3.11.2015 at 9:08 am #

    Hi Jadah,

    I’ve started my morning with a fresh fruit smoothie every day for the past 10 years – I now have my boyfriend hooked on them! – and I’m so excited to start adding the goodness of greens and trying out your recipes. This site is amazing! Thank you for sharing the love :)

    • Jadah Sellner 3.12.2015 at 11:10 am #

      Thank you Tonisha! It’s the best feeling when you can get the people you love the most on board too. :-)

  17. Ka'Saundra Reynolds 2.1.2015 at 8:37 pm #

    I just gave myself a birthday present. I just purchased the fresh start 21. I am so excited and anxious to start it as soon as it gets here.
    My wish for my 67th birthday (2/4) is to get healthier and feel better because I have so much left to do and enjoy in this life. My children have been encouraging me to do some of the things I placed on hold to rear them. Now that they are adults they want me to take care of me and my grandchildren have said the same thing.
    I saw my mother’s health deteriorate as she went from being an active person to a couch potato. I had promised myself I would not be that way. Well I saw an image in the mirror that looks just like my mother but it is actually me so i have to change that now.
    So I say “Let’s Get This Party Started”.

    • Jadah Sellner 2.15.2015 at 4:11 pm #

      Happy belated birthday Ka’Saundra! So happy you’re taking inspired action to not only make a change for yourself, but also for the people you love. We’re so thankful for you trusting us to support you on this journey. Rawk on! :-)

  18. Shawn 2.1.2015 at 10:54 am #

    Hello I’m excited about this adventure.

    • Jadah Sellner 2.15.2015 at 4:10 pm #

      So awesome! We’re happy to have you joining us Shawn. :-)

  19. Chelsea 1.31.2015 at 2:53 pm #

    Hey Jadah!
    I saw you speak at World Domination Summit last summer, and was so moved by your talk. About a month later, I was hooked on green smoothies! Thank you for providing so many awesome recipes and your 30-day challenge – it takes all the stress out of knowing what to do. I just signed up for the Fresh Start 21 and am really stoked (and slightly intimidated) to get started. Like you I am an introvert who loves community. It’s fabulous getting to know you better through your profile – love your proposal story! Have you ever played the game Dominion? That’s one of my favs. Keep rawkin what you do!

    • Jadah Sellner 2.15.2015 at 4:09 pm #

      Yay Chelsea! So happy you hopped on the green smoothie wagon. Jen and I will be leading a WDS Academy this year, which we’re super excited about. I have never played Dominion, but I definitely want to check it out now!

  20. Victoria 1.31.2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Hi Jadah

    So happy to join this cleanse. I’m excited to make some important health changes, and I can’t wait to get started. I love that you’re doing this as a group :)

    • Jadah Sellner 2.15.2015 at 4:08 pm #

      So happy to have you joining our cleanse community Victoria!

  21. Linda Orr 1.26.2015 at 11:27 am #

    I just want to know will these smootie have you going to the bathroom. ( would be good for me )

    • Jadah Sellner 2.15.2015 at 4:08 pm #

      The increase in fiber definitely helps with that. Fruits and veggies really help keep things moving along. :-) Just make sure you are drinking plenty of water to help flush it out of your body. Good luck!

  22. Pearl Harris 1.19.2015 at 1:37 pm #

    I am a diabetic type 2 and on insulin as well as meds )Januiva once a day. I really want to get off medication so will this help. are these healthy smoothies. Can’t wait to get started.

    • Jadah Sellner 2.15.2015 at 4:07 pm #

      Pearl, we’re excited you’re making steps towards healthy eating with a green smoothie. Always consult with your health care provider if you have any questions about what fruits are best for you and your body too. Everyone has different needs and restrictions when it.

  23. Valicia Gordon 1.16.2015 at 5:29 am #

    Hi Ladies,
    My question is: the coco nut oil, are you talking about the cooking coconut oil or a real coconut. If so, then how do I get the oil out of the coconut. Not trying to sound goofy, but I just don’t know. Please help.
    thanks

    • Jadah Sellner 2.15.2015 at 4:05 pm #

      Hi Valicia, we buy coconut oil in a jar. You can usually find at a local grocery store or online like Amazon. Hope that helps!

  24. Jenn 1.13.2015 at 9:09 am #

    Hi, Jadah!
    I have lived in Hawaii, too! I loved all the fresh pineapple and coconuts! Wish we had them easily accessible here in Utah. I love gardening, too. I cannot get enough veggies and wish I could grow them all year long. But I love the snow, too. (Not readily available in Hawaii.) We recently just moved, and as we are clearing our house of unwanted things, we are also clearing our pantry and our bodies of things we don’t want to carry around with us anymore. So, here’s to minimizing and being healthy inside and out, from Utah!

    • Jadah Sellner 1.13.2015 at 10:41 am #

      Aloha Jenn! Yes, Hawaii has a special place in our heart. But we’re a snowboarding family, so we like to be close enough to the snow too. Stay warm and healthy!

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