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

The Food Babe Way Book Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Can I tell you something?
I still take notes with pen and paper, and doodle all over them. I keep track of events and to-do’s in a physical planner. I subscribe to 8 wonderful print magazines and look forward to reading every single page, beginning with the last page first. And I love ending my night getting all cozied up with a good book in my hands.
The past week, I’ve been cozying up with The Food Babe Way. This is a book after my own heart (I am passionate about knowing what’s in our food).

Fun fact: Vani’s a green smoothie rawkstar, just like us. But that’s not all— this amazing woman is transforming the food industry from the inside out— Subway, Kellogs, Starbucks, Chick Fil A, and many more have invested in better ingredients in their foods thanks to Vani). We all get to benefit from her food activist work.


Enter to WIN the Food Babe Way BOOK

We’re giving away one author-signed copy of The Food Babe Way to one lucky rawkstar! Enter by answering this question in the comments section below:

“What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating?”

Winner will be announced in our newsletter on February 19.
If you don’t receive our newsletters, then sign up here.

I struggled to put down The Food Babe Way and go to sleep at night. I wanted to keep absorbing Vani’s wisdom! She shares her journey of becoming The Food Babe, and ways we can make healthier choices in any circumstance. Some are super simple (like buying more organic foods), and others are more complicated (like thinking about how to purify the water you use when showering).

No matter what Vani shares— all the suggestions will help us live a longer and healthier life. There’s a lot of goodness to think about in this book! You can learn more about Vani and The Food Babe Way in the video below. And make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win this book!


The Food Babe Way is on sale now! You can be purchase it through Amazon and also in major book stores. We are proud affiliates, so if you decide to purchase through our link, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about people and products we truly believe in. So just know, Vani’s book has our Rawkstar Seal of Approval.

PS: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating? Comment below!

Filed in:

  1. Mara

    February 15th, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Tthe #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is my frequent craving for fast food pizza!!

  2. Bekah

    February 16th, 2015 at 4:19 am

    The #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is time. I work 2 jobs, go to school, manage a farm and run my daughter to all of her activities.

  3. Joan

    February 16th, 2015 at 4:56 am

    My biggest struggle is time management. Living healthy means cooking your own food, which means driving to the grocery stores with the best products, not necessarily the best location. Finding healthy recipes, washing and cutting up fresh ingredients, washing the pots and pans afterwards, and doing that everyday, multiple times a day! It is very rewarding and gets easier with time and practice but it is a habit you need to commitment yourself to and not think the highly processed foods really aren’t that bad. Love what you are doing here! Simple Green Smoothies help maintain the healthy habits!

  4. Tal

    February 16th, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Like so many of you you, I too struggle with making the time to prepare healthy meals.

  5. Elise

    February 16th, 2015 at 6:02 am

    My biggest struggle is to stop eating when I´m full. Because sometimes even if you eat healthy – you know that you eat healthy and it tastes so darn good that you just cant stop eating it. And I make the excuse that it is healthy so that it is okay. Love your site and all your amazing tasty recipies. <3 Much love to you

  6. E.Renee Jackson

    February 16th, 2015 at 6:34 am

    My biggest struggle with eating healthy is: I don’t know where to start. I need help with ideas that I and my kids would love. I’m trying to make this an entire family thing, where we can help each other. I’m a single mother of 2 wonderful kids that keep me busy. Working full time and keeping up with their activities leaves very little time for lengthy time consuming recipes. So I need healthy ideas that we can make in a short amount of time without a lot of ingredients .

  7. Sara

    February 16th, 2015 at 6:50 am

    My #1 struggle is to stay consistant in my goals.. I’ve always said I will stay strong and always fail soon after..

  8. Katherine

    February 16th, 2015 at 7:13 am

    My biggest struggle with eating healthy is when holidays or special events come up and I WAY overdo it.

  9. Katie

    February 16th, 2015 at 7:35 am

    My biggest struggle with eating healthy comes down to time. I feel like I don’t always have enough time to prepare something healthy, so I opt for the fast, easy meals which tend to be processed or full of sodium and fat. I’d love to change this habit and learn some quick, easy meals that are also healthy.

  10. Maria N

    February 16th, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I struggle with the initial starting cost of healthy eating.

  11. Jackie

    February 16th, 2015 at 8:55 am

    My biggest struggle with eating healthy is taking the time to prepare my food. My husband doesn’t eat what I eat, so I’m basically cooking for myself. I need to prepare ahead of time to stay on track. I’m glad for healthy smoothies. That I can handle. 🙂

  12. Kari

    February 16th, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Overindulging in my favorite unhealthy snacks–chips!

  13. Yong

    February 16th, 2015 at 10:15 am

    To have the whole family on board. I tried following a meal plan. But nobody wanted to eat several meals I cooked. I felt a huge waste of my time and the food we bought.

  14. smita

    February 16th, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    My biggest struggle is being by my self and working long hours.So I don’t have any one to share or keep me motivated. I try to eat as healthy as possible, but staying motivated to cook healthy meals from recipes and looking them up on the internet becomes time consuming. So I prepare dishes I already know to save time. Also I don’t live near health food stores. I would have to drive minimum of 45 min to an hour one way to get to the nearest health food store.

  15. Natalie

    February 16th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Biggest challenge is eating regularly. I run like crazy all day, full of energy and passion for all that I do but I sometimes get so caught up I forget to eat. On a positive note, one of the best things I’ve done this year is fast 12 hours each night to give my body time to cleanse and rejuvinate and I feel great for it!!

  16. Anej

    February 16th, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    My struggle is to stay with it for more than one week at a time. I am challenged by current living conditions and shared space; not being able to get to things when I want to, how I want to. This, for me, is monumental and prayerfully, not forever.

  17. Mie

    February 16th, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    My #1 struggle with healthy eating is knowing what IS healthy, there seems to be a lot of controversies about what is good for you or not. Paleo, whole grain, carb free, clean, gluten-free, vegan…I don’t know which is the right way!! I am still on my journey to find out what the truth is.

  18. Elaine

    February 16th, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Time is also my issue. Some of the foods take more time than I have since I usually work a 12 hour day. I do make smoothies ahead of time on the weekends and although I prefer to drink them fresh it is what works for me.

  19. Sara

    February 16th, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    My biggest struggle is planning ahead healthy meals and snacks for the week. We have two little kids, 3 and 6, who refuse to eat a lot of foods, and my husband and I both have busy work schedules. We do so much better when we’ve planned ahead than when we’re winging it (ex: oops, I had chocolate covered almonds for lunch).

  20. Jen C

    February 16th, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Planning my family’s meals out ahead of time and being on top of things getting groceries bought, meals cooked and packed up when I am not exhausted from a day at work.

1 54 55 56 57 58
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