The Index

Rawk out here too...

Plant-BaSed GuideBOOK
Metabolism workshop
7-DAY Summer Reset
Now Trending

Sign up now to experience just how tasty, affordable AND quick a daily green smoothie can be!


7 Days. 7 Smoothies.

Simple 7

I’m Jen Hansard, mom of two, ultra runner and lover of green smoothies, coffee & tacos. I took my family's health into my own hands while broke and without health insurance...and have helped 1 million+ other families along the way.

Fat burning smoothie

take control of your health for good with my incredible plant based program


It's not too late to...


rawk the

100 Days of Real Food Giveaway {CLOSED}

Hooray and happy (almost) fall!

It’s probably my favorite time of year. There’s something to say about warm and fuzzy socks, busting out my slow cooker, and curling up with a book.

And what better way to enjoy the start of this cozy season by diving into a new cookbook from a free giveaway?


Lisa Leake is a friend, and also the star behind the new cookbook: 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love. We already dove into her recipes, and they’re amazing! So amazing, that we want to give one away to someone else…

Want to win a copy of your own?

All you have to do is answer this question in the comments section below: “What’s the #1 struggle you have with eating more real foods?” That’s it.

We’ll be picking one winner randomly and that lucky person will be announced in our newsletter on September 11 (if you don’t receive our newsletters, then sign up here).

Good luck!


Filed in:

  1. Anissa

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    My #1 struggle with eating real foods is time for a busy family of 4. I work 9a-7p, 4 days/wk. My husband is an on-call engineer and has weird hours. I have one child involved in every possible sport and activity and doesn’t get home until after 7p, and another who is just trying to carve a space out for herself in all the shuffle. We drink smoothies in the morning and whatever is easy for the rest of the time.

  2. Reagan

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Keeping fresh foods in my house is my biggest struggle. With my schedule it’s difficult to make it to the grocery store once/week let alone a couple times to restock fresh produce. The other issue is that there’s always temptations at work; I work in an office full of women who like to cook and bake then bring leftovers into the office which are not ever healthful.

  3. Vickie

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    My number 1 problem is accessibility! I live in a small town with one supermarket that has a very limited range of stock. Luckily, during summer months an occasional Farmer’s Market comes to town!

  4. sher

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    my kids love fast food. my son doesn’t eat fruit. these are real challenges in our house, especially since they are older kids and aren’t fooled by recipes that think they will “fool” kids into thinking they are eating something like the real thing.

  5. Tolu

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    For me the biggest struggle recently is being an unfarmilar environment. Things like price and time are less of a factor when I’m in the same environment all the time but I travel oftem and in these situations its difficult to get an apple let alone a whole salad together

  6. Jill

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    How is a person supposed to afford fresh, organic, clean food that is affordable?

    “100 Days Of Real Food” is not as easy to do as it was for my grandparents. In fact, the premise would leave them scratching their heads. Real food was the only food. Fast forward to the 21st century and my local markets. The real food is limited and sprayed with chemicals, packaged with chemicals and preserved with chemicals.

  7. Jamelia

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    My number one struggle is price. I am a grad student with very little funds so I can’t afford to buy a lot of different ingredients that I will only use once in a while.

  8. Jen

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    #1 challenge for me is all the traveling I do. Sometimes after a flight or a long road trip, the last thing I want to do is stop at the store then take it all home & create something. Since it is just me at home, there isn’t a lot of help with all the errands that need to get done so the quickest ways possible to keep my healthy habits without getting bored of the same things is always my challenge.

  9. Shaurna

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Simply…will power and lack of knowlege of enjoyable options. I have to do alot of research to find out what will and won’t work. However, I do work 7 days a week, just carving out the time is do-able, the question is when am I going to make myself sit down and do it.

  10. Andrea

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Time is my #1 struggle. It takes longer to shop for ingredients, longer to do the prep (thank god for washed lettuce in bags, or I’d probably never eat salads at home), and longer to cook. Real foods taste better, but if I’m short of time or I’m tired at the end of a long day, I pop a “healthy” frozen dinner in the microwave and I’m sitting down to eat less than 5 minutes later.

  11. Erika

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I am usually pretty good about eating whole foods, but I just have no self control when I am around sweets and chocolate!! I am good about stocking my kitchen up with good whole foods, but people at work are always bringing in cake, pizza, cookies and goodies for one reason or another and I just cannot pass up a free piece of cake!

  12. Chris

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    It’s hard to eat cold salad and smoothies when it gets cooler. I just want something cheesy and salty. 🙁

  13. Tiffany

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    The problem I encounter with eating whole foods is finicky eaters. I have four children and a husband and not one of them like the same things. I also do not have a lot of knowledge as to what to make with the same 20-30 foods. I have a child that has food allergies, with that being said gluten and dairy are out, so that pretty much leaves just whole foods. They complain, complain, complain, it is difficult to come up with good nutritious meals that do not take a lot of preparation time (due to children, children activities, college, 50+hr work weeks…) and are satisfyingly good to the tongue.

  14. Holly Carter

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    The biggest deterrent to our being able to eat more whole foods is that it requires MORE….More time, more planning, more money and more effort than eating quickly or mindlessly. I try not to be tempted to take the path of least resistance by visiting a restaurant or buying pre-prepared food at the grocery store when I find myself thinking about the time and effort needed to plan meals, find recipes, shop for food, wash, chop and cook. Luckily, eating more whole foods also gives MORE…more nutrition, more health and more joy!

  15. Stacy

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    My #1 struggle with eating real foods is money. And time. But especially money. Eating real foods isn’t cheap! With 2 children in college now and a third heading there in a couple years, our grocery budget is crazy strict. And very tiny. We buy as much healthy stuff as we can because it’s a priority. But so is living within our means and staying out of debt. So something has to give.

  16. Elizabeth

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    My biggest struggle is being prepared for the busy having meals prepared in the freezer or having items cut/sliced in the refrigerator for quick meals. Work in progress 🙂

  17. Ashley P

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    My biggest challenges are the price and when I am traveling.

  18. Stephanie

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    The struggle for me is cooking for a busy family of four. I need quick and easy meal ideas for the weekdays. I tend to do better on the weekends having more time to plan. I would also love school lunch ideas that my 12 year will eat.

  19. Jackie

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Time seems to be my biggest struggle. I need to stop making excuses and try to carve out more time for cooking (which I really enjoy).

  20. Jackie Hall

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    The biggest challenge I have eating real food is that it is sometimes really hard to find what I need for my recipes. Slowly we’re getting more options, which is good! But an even bigger challenge is dealing with living in a rural area where the grocery store is an hour away so preserved meals are just so much easier to make, though not nearly as tasty.

1 32 33 34 35 36 62
Plant-Based Warrior Bars
Citrus Breeze Vegan Smoothie
Vegan Tacos (Inspired By Austin, TX)
4 Best Detox Herbs for Green Smoothies
Coconut Thai Soup
Lemon Fat Bomb Treats
The Simplest Strawberry Milkshake
Fat Burning Smoothie To Boost Your Metabolism
Best Chia Seed Smoothie to Maximize your Workout
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Beauty Smoothie time: SPA Skin Cleanser
Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie
Meal Replacement Green Smoothie
Spiced Almond Milk
The BEST Green Smoothie Recipe Ever
favorite posts
The BEST Green Smoothie Ever?

Yep! The #1 rated green smoothie recipe according to Google & our rawkstar community is this green gem! Kids, adults, dogs, chickens, and grandparents have all taste tested it and agree: it's the best.

Are green smoothies good for you?
Top Picks
Let us know what you think!


follow along on instagram

Want more recipes, wellness tips & discounts on my fav products?
Join the FREE 7-day SMOOTHIE challengE
Kale yeah!
Artboard 3