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. Melissa

    February 16th, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    The biggest struggle is planning things every week. And leaning delicious things that I will want to eat.

  2. Christina

    February 17th, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Honestly just pure laziness. I don’t have any excuses whatsoever.

  3. bianca roman

    February 17th, 2015 at 4:33 am

    definitely meal planning as well as giving into my ‘hunger pains’. i always say i’m going to meal plan and then it never happens..and i fall off the said bandwagon 🙁

  4. Kathryn R

    February 17th, 2015 at 5:42 am

    My #1 struggle with healthy eating is time. I never feel like I have enough time to meal plan, prep, and cook. Sometimes it’s because I’m lazy and want convenience over healthy food. I’m getting better though! 😉

  5. James

    February 17th, 2015 at 7:23 am

    My #1 struggle with eating healthy is getting the rest of the family on board.

  6. Roxanne

    February 17th, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Food pre, read to many heath plans, etc… carb cycling, no carbs, over 40, better yet this works for over 40 but not over 50, green juice, green smoothie???? which one is best.

  7. Jenna

    February 17th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    My #1 is finding the time to make healthy meals and snacks that my boyfriend will enjoy too

  8. Shelly

    February 17th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I honestly have two things that tie for the top spot as my #1 struggle for eating healthy. The first is being more lazy than not to take the time to prep and, since my food may not be prepped, it also takes a lot of self motivation to get up and cook after a long day. The second is my terrible sweet tooth; I LOVE sweets, and I don’t mean candy, I don’t particularly like most candies, I mean breads, donuts, pies and ESPECIALLY cheesecake!
    But I’m working on telling myself NO as much as I can and the 21 day cleanse along with the 30 day challenge have really helped me out.

  9. Jenny

    February 17th, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Like everyone else, my biggest struggle is finding the time to eat healthy. Not so much the actual food prep, but more so the pre-planning and grocery shopping!

  10. Melissa

    February 17th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    As others have said, time/energy is the biggest struggle to eating healthy. When I take my kids on outings so they’re exhausted when we return and will nap or rest so I have the time to meal prep, then sadly, I don’t have the energy/motivation to do it! I want to relax too! 😉

  11. Tracy

    February 17th, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Just one BIG struggle…toss up between planning and what to make. I know the foods I should be eating and feeding my family but putting it all together for a meal, for some reason gets me every time. If I plan out a week of meals I am good. But some days/weeks/months it’s easier said than done.

  12. Handful

    February 17th, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I love whole food cooking but as I work at home I have more time than many to spend cooking. I also raise or hunt much of our food and can extensively.

    My biggest struggle is keeping on track with my daily kefir morning smoothies. (I am quite lazy in the morning!) I am also trying to add more fermented/ cultured foods to our diet. I love the stuff but the hubs is not totally on board with anything but the smoothies. I will keep trying!

  13. Joanna

    February 17th, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    My ongoing challenge is my sweet tooth! I’ve had no problem leaving behind chocolate and other refined/added sugar-laden snacks but my need for sweet treats lingers and the urge to overindulge lingers. I love to whip up all variety of wholefood/paleo/raw food goodies such as bliss balls and healthy nut-based slices but I can never stop at just one! I know these things should be occasional and I continue to fuel my sugar addiction in one way or another, but my belly and brain just don’t match up just yet. I fear a full sugar/sweet treat cold turkey may need to occur…daunting!

  14. Maun Patten

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    The hardest thing for me is trying to eat and cook healthier while my husband doesn’t. He cooks good, down home meals which I LOVE to eat which makes eating healthy ten times harder! I guess I will have to bring him over to the dark side! HA!

  15. Cindy

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    My biggest struggle is not having time to eat when things are crazy and then just grabbing whatever is quickest and easiest. My newest strategy is a small portable blender in my office! That way I can pre-mix a smoothie of several servings and then just add ice cubes to refresh it when I am ready to serve. Here’s hoping this one sticks! Thanks for all of your positive encouragement (and recipes of goodness!)

  16. Kecia

    February 18th, 2015 at 7:29 am

    My biggest struggle is time management. I work in a different city, roughly 35 miles away (one way). After work, I go to a fitness class for an hour 4 times a week. By the time I get home, it is usually late. My weekends are usually spent running errands. I do try to eat as healthy as I can right now and I watch my proportions. I have subscribed to different websites to obtain more ideas for healthy recipes. If I can find a block of time on the weekends to prep for the upcoming week, I think I might be able to overcome my time management problem. I am making this my goal effective today!!!

  17. Nicki

    February 18th, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Getting my kids and husband to eat it as well. It’s really hard to have to make 2 or 3 different meals or see healthy food go to waste because no one except me will eat it!

  18. Genecis Suarez

    February 18th, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    The biggest struggle I have with losing weight is the fact that, as a college student, I lack time to cook properly, especially during midterms and finals; I tend to eat out or ready made foods a lot.

  19. Rachel

    February 18th, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I struggle with making it stick. I can do great for 7 to 10 days and then completely fall apart. Then after a few days or weeks I start again. It is so frustrating!!

  20. Chiara

    February 18th, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    My biggest struggle is being all the day in front the computer doing post production. Then without even recognize it, I found myself eating a lot of non-helty stuff while I’m working.

1 55 56 57 58
Plant-Based Warrior Bars
Vegan Smoothie | Citrus Breeze
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