Meet Jen


Jen Hansard: Co-Founder / Creative Director

I love making things look pretty and have been on a simple living journey the past 11 years. (First thing to go was the television and most recently the microwave. I make my own deodorant (with coconut oil!) and love it. I’ve moved 11 times in the past 10 years, and currently call the Tampa Bay Area home. My husband and I started dating in high school—and we married five years later (best decision of my life!). After three college degrees, a backpacking dream come true in Europe and road trippin’ across the US , we settled down and are truly blessed with two awesome kids that join us on our crazy adventures and our vagabond lifestyle.

meetJH4Photos by Sayoko Lynn Photography


How have green smoothies changed your life?

I used to force myself to buy a bag of spinach because “it was healthy” and then watch it go bad in the fridge before I even opened it. It felt neurotic! I really wanted to eat better… but it wasn’t easy for me to down a salad, I just never liked the taste of them. Then my friend Jadah told me about green smoothies and I have been hooked ever since. Our entire family LOVES them! My kids beg to make them with me— it’s an incredible feeling to know your kids are eating essential vitamins and minerals from the earth.

One of my favorite snacks are kale chips. I love them. Yet before green smoothies I would have nothing to do with them. Now my body craves stuff like this. It’s gotten to a point where I only want whole foods— and that’s why we created the 21-day cleanse. To help us (and you!) learn how to eat foods that are truly good for your body (and taste Ah-mazing.


My favorite green smoothie is…

Beginner’s Luck, which is like a tropical dessert that I can have every day for breakfast. I almost always have these ingredients on hand and I love how I feel after I drink it. Sometimes I add coconut oil and chia seeds to it, which help me stay energized and full until lunch.


I feel most alive when…

I am traveling. My husband and I spent a lot of our dating and early marriage years traveling— month-long road trips, mid-week flights to NYC for art shows, summer backpacking trip through Europe, and tons of national park camping trips (Glacier is my favorite National Park). I love seeing the world from the road, stopping at small shops and talking with the locals, geocaching, cozying up in a cute cafe sipping coffee, eating local food and taking pics of random finds.


I’m addicted to…

Craigslist. I love a deal, just like my dad. When my husband and I decided to move from LA to Tampa, we sold off most of our belongings on Craigslist. And then once we settled into Tampa, we furnished almost our entire home from Craigslist. We even bought our Prius on Craigslist— I am addicted.


I couldn’t live without…

My family. I have an amazing family— they love me unconditionally, are compassionate and inspiring. My husband has been a gift from God. He keeps life fun and full of love (even when I am stressed out of my mind, which doesn’t take much since I am a planner and a worrier). And my kids… they have taught me to find joy in every day. No matter how bad the day is, there is still so many amazing things happening.  My mom and dad have always encouraged me to dream big and helped me make it a reality. They have been by my side through everything, including our cross country move. They joined us for 2 days of the journey (and treated us to a train ride at the grand Canyon, which was amazing!). My brother and sister set goals and actually achieve them. They don’t let obstacles get in the way of their passions. I just love my family!


My guilty pleasure is…

Half and half in my coffee. It’s a love hate relationship. :)


Have you signed up for our FREE 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge yet?
If not, you best be getting on it! We even include a Green Smoothie Crash Course to help you get started.

267 Responses to “Meet Jen”

  1. Mary 9.21.2015 at 9:04 pm #

    Hi. I just bought the 21 day cleanse. I am looking forward to getting started. I believe the cleanse will help me get the most out of this experience.

  2. Emily 8.20.2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Hi! I’m about to start this cleanse next week when I have the house to myself for 3 weeks! I figured that would be the perfect time to begin. I’ve tried fad diets before, but I love that this one is completely planned for me don to the shopping list. I don’t need to worry about deciding what snacks I can and can’t eat and how much I should be eating. I’m very excited to give this a go!!

  3. Amy 8.19.2015 at 10:56 pm #

    Hi, I’ve signed up for cleanse, checked my spam folder and I still don’t have anything…just thought I’d let you know it was ordered like 6 hours ago…:-) Excited to get started, thanks.

    • Jen Hansard 8.20.2015 at 5:55 am #

      Hey Amy. Can you email our team through the contact page? They can get it in your hands asap— sometimes emails get truly lost in cyberworld. Excited to have you here!

  4. Penny Smith 8.3.2015 at 4:17 am #

    Hi Jen, looking forward to the challenge. Hoping I can stick with it and not be tempted.

    • Jen Hansard 8.20.2015 at 5:56 am #

      You will do great! Even if you do give into a temptation or two (I’m looking at you black licorice) the key is to not “lose it” over that. Get back on the healthy eating saddle and rawk on.

  5. Beth 8.2.2015 at 7:11 pm #

    Hi Jen, I’m looking forward to trying your cleanse. I have been looking for something like this for some time now. I’m a little nervous because I’m a marathon runner and I hope I have enough energy to keep up my training.

    • Jen Hansard 8.20.2015 at 5:54 am #

      Marathon runner int he house. Woohoo! What marathon are you doing? I’m doing the Disney World Full Marathon in January— would be awesome to see you there!

  6. Deanna 8.2.2015 at 10:45 am #

    Hi! Just bought the 21 day cleanse and am very excited to do it… Have done the 30 day challenge before and loved it. My sister told me about it! I moved from Arizona to Nevada last November and have gone from a size 12 down to a 6, just a few more lbs and I’ll be in 7th Heaven. I might add that I don’t need to take blood pressure Meds anymore, first time in over 30 years!!!! And since I have a really bad back, I haven’t had as much pain since my weight loss! I’m a happy, happy camper. But I work anywhere from 40-60 hrs a week and not much energy, so I thought the cleanse would help!

    • Jen Hansard 8.20.2015 at 5:53 am #

      Hey Deanna! Your story sounds amazing. I hope the cleanse has been a great experience for you— and that you come away with a cleaner, leaner you (and tons of yummy recipes for you arsenal!). Good luck with work, 60 hours a week would be tough.

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