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.

152 Responses to “Meet Jadah”

  1. Dina A. 10.31.2014 at 9:35 pm #

    Hi, Jadah! I just have to say that you look beautiful in your pictures! If doing this detox can help me even have a fraction of that natural radiance you have then I’m in! I’m so excited to try this!

  2. Erlin Daley 10.30.2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Hi,

    I’m in pretty good shape but my digestive tract is pretty sensitive and feeling blah. I’m hoping to get some nutritious ideas to incorporate into my active lifestyle.

  3. Lora 10.23.2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Hi Jadah! I’ve been enjoying the 30-day smoothie challenge so thought I’d check out the 21-day cleanse, which comes at a great time since I’ve been thinking I need to take my regular eating habits up a notch. Looking forward to the next 21 days & the changes I hope they bring!

    • Jadah Sellner 10.28.2014 at 9:54 am #

      Yay, Lora! So happy you’re joining our Fresh Start community. I hope you love the recipes as much as we do. :-)

  4. Jane 10.20.2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Hi Jadah! I’m so excited to start this 21-day cleanse. My husband and I just recently started the 30-day green smoothie challenge and we’re loving every bit of it! And so, off to start this new lifestyle and I’m totally stoked. Since my wedding I’ve gained some dreaded marriage weight and I’m determined to get back to my healthy self. Can’t wait to serve up some great, healthy food! Cheers!

    • Jadah Sellner 10.28.2014 at 9:53 am #

      Congratulations on your marriage Jane! I can so relate with the newlywed weight that comes. Green smoothies were the kickstart to getting me back on track to fitting me in my honeymoon jeans again. Happy you’re here!

  5. Kim 10.19.2014 at 11:37 am #

    Ready to start the 21 day cleanse as soon as I finish this 30 day Challenge. Bring on the green smoothies.

    • Jadah Sellner 10.20.2014 at 3:01 pm #

      Woohoo Kim! We love to hear that. You’re going to love our cleanse community. Seriously such a supportive group that’s cheering you on even beyond the 21 days. Rawk on!

  6. Reet 10.18.2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Thank you for turning my life and health around with your amazing smoothie recipes. Truly been an experience and still learning so much. I never knew being healthy can be so much fun xxx

    • Jadah Sellner 10.20.2014 at 3:00 pm #

      This just made my day Reet! We love that this journey to health has been fun for you. We’re on a mission to make healthy taste good. :-)

  7. Barbara 10.16.2014 at 6:33 pm #

    Hi Jadah, Super excited to be starting this 21 day cleanse!! I already make green smoothies but have gotten in a rut and need a jump start and a new commitment. I’m having knee surgery in December and want to be super healthy and lose about 10 lbs.

    • Jadah Sellner 10.17.2014 at 1:50 pm #

      Yay, Barbara! So glad you’ll be joining us for Fresh Start 21. It’s an amazing community! Sending you big hugs for your knee surgery.

  8. Barbara 9.3.2014 at 12:34 pm #

    I have tried to get into the 30 day challenge three times and have not gotten
    a e-mail back. Can you help me.
    Thank you for any help
    Barbara Davis
    barbara.davis3313@hotmail.com

  9. Audrianna 8.22.2014 at 8:18 am #

    Hello Jadah,

    I loved seeing you at the World Domination Summit this summer. I left feeling inspired by you and others. My husband and I are starting the 21 day cleanse in order to ‘re-set’ our bodies. I have finally gotten back into running for the first time since the birth of my boys (the first in 2007). I love that but, want to continue building our health. Being a mom without living parents I am acutely aware of health issues and don’t want my boys to be without their parents anytime soon! Here’s to green health! And thanks again for your awesome talk. You exude so much joy and passion. You have a fan here!

    • Jadah Sellner 8.29.2014 at 10:00 am #

      Thank you for sharing Audrianna! Speaking at WDS was such an amazing experience for me. It makes me so happy to know you and your husband are taking the steps to lead a healthier life for your children. We’re honored to have you be a part of our community!

  10. Shellaree 8.11.2014 at 6:00 am #

    Hi Jadah, I look forward to the 21 day Cleanse.

    • Jadah Sellner 8.29.2014 at 9:58 am #

      Woohoo! We have an awesome cleanse community to cheer you on!

  11. Laura 8.8.2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Hi Jadah, I was so inspired by your talk at WDS – I can’t think of someone better to purchase from and engage in a live detox with for getting my eating habits back on track. It’s going to be tough, but hearing you speak, reading your site and getting a taste of the FB community has given me a great sense of the loving and supportive energy shared here. Thanks so much for finding your passion and sharing it with me (and, in that, helping me be better). Your life changes other lives. Feeling blessed and grateful <3.

    • Jadah Sellner 8.29.2014 at 9:58 am #

      Laura, this is so sweet. I’m so honored to have shared my story at WDS. Thank you for supporting Simple Green Smoothies–– it means the world to us!

  12. Kelly 7.20.2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Hi Jadah! I have been a vegetarian for over a year and a vegan for about 8 months now. I was told by my personal trainer that this 21 day cleanse would be great for me to help reach some goals I have to reach before my wedding (9.26.14) so I am so excited to start! I am so excited to get new recipes, snack ideas, and more creative ways to eat holistically!

    Can’t wait to start! :)

    • Jadah Sellner 8.29.2014 at 9:57 am #

      Happy you’re joining us Kelly! Wedding planning is so exciting!

  13. TERESA WILLIAMS 7.3.2014 at 5:48 am #

    Hello, I have just recently completed the 10 day green smoothie cleanse
    by JJ Simth. I am so pleased with myself that I did that, I feel stronger physically, mentally, spiritually, I have more energy now and that is a good thing. Because I want to continue with the clean green smoothie challenge for the rest of my life, your website is mentioned in her book, is what lead me to you. And I have to say that the recipes looks, and sounds so delicious I can’t wait to try them.
    Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.3.2014 at 8:35 am #

      Hey Teresa! We enjoy our green smoothie lifestyle, glad you are joining us!

  14. Teresa 6.30.2014 at 10:03 am #

    Hello Jadah! I’m looking forward to starting the challenge tomorrow. I had the opportunity to see you speak at “Revolution U” in NYC earlier this year and I’m looking forward to seeing you speak at the World Domination Summit in Portland next week!

    Take Care!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.3.2014 at 8:33 am #

      Hey Teresa! Thanks for sharing! Keep blending those leafy greens. :)

  15. Geri 6.27.2014 at 11:18 am #

    Hi Jadah,

    I’m excited to get started! Let the smoothie drinking begin!

    • Jadah Sellner 8.29.2014 at 9:55 am #

      So excited to have you on board!

  16. Autumn 5.7.2014 at 7:57 pm #

    Hi Jadah and Jen, I love love love doing the 30 day smoothie challenge. I’ve had my vitamix for about 2 years and didn’t use it much. I use it everyday now and I love it. I can’t believe how great my skin feels. I’ve signed up for the 21 day cleanse and can’t wait to get started. I tried the one day kit and I’ve been full all day. Thank you so much for your easy recipes.

    • Jadah Sellner 8.29.2014 at 9:55 am #

      So happy that you’re using your blender now. We are so excited to have you a part our our challenge and cleanse community Autumn! :-)

  17. Janie 5.7.2014 at 4:13 am #

    Hi Judah and Jen. I live in Charlotte, N.C. and your program is all the rage here. I am about to turn 64 years young and it was my daughter who told me about your program. I lost my memory completely for two years due to bad doctoring. I sure did learn a lot and as a result am trying to do everything I can to get my health back. Will be starting everything today. My son is getting married at the end of June in Hood River, Oregan which is right on the Columbia river Gorge. if you have never been there I believe it is God’s Country. I am commiting to this as I want my body healthy and energized enough to enjoy the festivities. I have traveled a long hard road to get to this and I am so excited I have checked into this. I can’t wait to get started. I will leave feedback about my success. Thank you to both of you for making this program available to people like me.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 5.7.2014 at 8:30 am #

      Hi Janie!
      Please do give us feedback and let us know how green smoothies are going for you. Hope you enjoy your son’s wedding!

  18. Thandi Clements 4.17.2014 at 11:32 am #

    Hi Beautiful! Its your Aunt Thandi … I’m 8 days into my smoothie blizt! I felt like I needed a system re-boot. I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog and watching your videos! I ordered your 30 day cleanse book and while I missed the beginning of this current challenge, I plan to join in along with the rest of your community the next time. I have a blender that works just fine, but I decided to order a refurbished Vitamix and went through your site – so thank you for the discount and free shipping. I love the photo of you and George and Zoe. I love you all tremendously and thank you for putting your passion into practice and sharing your gifts with the world… xoxo Auntie T.

    • Jadah Sellner 4.21.2014 at 6:20 am #

      Aunt Thandi, you’re the best! You’ll have to keep me posted on your journey with the green smoothie lifestyle. George, Zoe and I will be in Portland again this summer: July 10-14. I’m speaking out there for a pretty big event. We’d love to see you if you’re in town. Miss you tons!

  19. jackie 4.16.2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Looking forward to staying healthy & shed off some weight

    • Jadah Sellner 4.16.2014 at 5:33 pm #

      So happy to have you a part of our green smoothie lovin’ tribe, Jackie!

  20. Yasmin 4.10.2014 at 9:48 pm #

    Hi Jadah! Thanks for putting together such an awesome detox program! I can’t wait to do this! Cheers! Your B-school friend!

    • Jadah Sellner 4.16.2014 at 5:33 pm #

      Thank you for the kind words. Love connecting with fellow B-Schoolers!

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