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Rawsome Testimonials + Vitamix Winner

Well, you did it! You took our breath away with over 2,000 green smoothie testimonials during our Vitamix giveaway. We know the changes green smoothies have made in our own lives, but to hear how they have transformed ya’ll is just amazing.

Now there is only room for one Vitamix 5200 jawinner, but we have decided to share some love with a few more rawkstars as well. We just couldn’t help ourselves!

So read on to see if it’s your lucky day, rawkstar…


Winner of the Vitamix 5200 Blender

Congratulations Casey Marie!!! You won the Vitamix 5200 blender! Have fun blending in your new high-speed Vitamix blender with your rawkstar son by your side.

**If you didn’t win, you can still get your hands on a Vitamix, so start saving your money and make this investment for your health! We have a sweet deal with Vitamix: get a refurbished Vitamix for as little as $329! For FREE shipping, use this code at checkout: 06-007771


Rawkstar Runners-Up in the Giveaway

Rawkstar runners-up will receive our sweet Green Smoothie Recipe Cards and the 30-Day Challenge eGuide. If you already purchased one of these, you can choose one person to gift it to and spread some green smoothie lovin’. And the winners are….

1. Kelly Scott

2. Michelle

“I had 2 babies back to back at ages 39 and 40– and have been too exhausted and overwhelmed by work and newfound parenthood to exercise – although I have always been a pretty healthy eater and actually used to drink a lot of smoothies back in the day. The 30 day challenge was exactly what I needed to START back into a new routine of eating healthy … which then leads to the energy I’ve been needing to finally be motivated to exercise and put it all together. In the last 30 days I FINALLY got my butt moving again — I did the smoothies all month with my husband … we both love them and share with the kids … and I joined a bootcamp 3 days a week! Am on my way back to feeling more energized and being able to really enjoy and play with my kids. Thank you!!”

3. Ann Nordquist

“Over the past 15 years, I’ve gained 85 lbs. My oldest daughter & I started juicing a few months ago, doing green smoothies, and cutting out all processed foods, breads, grains & more. I’ve lost 20 lbs. so far just by making healthy changes. My health is what I’m trying to regain with healthy lifestyle changes/choices. On top of being overweight, I was also diagnosed with MS this past year. Green smoothies are energizing & filled with super delicious nutrients that I feel are helping my body, energy level, & immune system. I’m excited about veggies/fruits and all the goodness & changes happening towards a healthier me!!”

4. Keyona Cooper

5. Ana H.

“Being 22 and a college student makes it difficult to keep up with healthy eating habits. All of that had to change when I was diagnosed with cancer and had to deal with chemotherapy. With green smoothies I maintained amazing blood levels throughout my treatment and am now recovering better than I could have expected! I’m loving the new healthier me!”

6. Mario

“Green smoothies have helped not only get me back to eating healthy but my family as well! With being a parent, you want to make sure that what you are putting into your body is good enough for your kids as well! Pulling out all the ingredients for my son and I to drink a green smoothie is awesome. He comes running around into the kitchen to help make them and he is only 1 years old. He loves drinking them as much as my wife and I! He will even do cheers before we drink them together! Never thought that my kid would be that excited about them but he really likes them as much as I do!”

7. Jennifer Bass

8. Brian Brown

“I’ll just keep this simple. I’m over 350 lbs. and with 3 kids and a job, I don’t have time to work out so for a week now I have been taking 1 green smoothie a day and can already feel a difference. My body isn’t as fond of fast food as it used to be which to me is a good thing. I hate vegetables. I can’t even swallow them but with the smoothies I never taste them and I get the energy and nutrients my body so desperately needs. Getting this blender could actually mean the difference between life and death for me as I need to loose weight and eat healthier for the health of my heart. I simply want to grow old with my wife and watch my kids grow up and have kids. Even if I do not win, I simply wish to say thank you for the life changing smoothies you have given me. Ok I guess that wasn’t so simple. lol “

9. Mary

“Being over 60, green smoothies have given me increased energy, weight loss, clearer eyes, softer skin to name a few. However, most important it is a way to get greens into my husband who is 67 and lost a kidney last year to cancer. I feel so good about this! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

10. Sandra Young

11. Brandy

“So I have just jumped on the green smoothie bandwagon a few weeks ago and have to say I LOVE them!! If I miss a day I am kind of lost and really hungry that day. So my 3 year old helps me every night make up our batch (he likes to chop and blend everything for me) he will the follow up with a taste of it. My 14 year old used to look at me like I was a crazy person for drinking this stuff well I had her try one and then BAM she LOVES them too. She drinks hers every morning as she gets ready for school and loves to come up with different concoctions for us to try. She starts her softball tournaments soon and has asked if I can make some up for her to bring and keep in the cooler for her. I have to say it gives me energy and I feel so much better drinking them. Thanks for the introduction to this wonderful drink.”

12. Susan Bears

“I’ve just recently started the Green Smoothies. Myself and two other co-workers have started the 30 day challenge and we are on week 3. So far, it’s been great. I have more energy during the day and I can already notice that I am loosing weight. But it’s not just all about the weight, it’s turning my life into a more healthier life style. The recipes have been great and I love the emails I receive every week with the grocery list. It sure does help out so thank you so much! I also have a smoothie for lunch, so I am able to get more work done through the day, and get healthier at the same time. I’m excited everytime I make a new smoothie just to see what it is going to taste like and then sometimes I just throw stuff together and make my own smoothie for a snack when I am craving cookies or junk food. It tastes great and I have cut out on the junk food! Thanks again!”

13. Dani Yardley

14. Mia

“As a 33 year old single mother of 2, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and it changed my life. After 2 surgeries, the cancer was gone but the emotional baggage remained. Over the last year, I found myself crying and becoming overwhelmed almost daily. My Oncologist said it was hormonal and can be resolved with meds. I refused. When looking for ways to deal with it, I ran across your green smoothie site. I entered and have been having one every morning. I haven’t had one if those episodes since the end of March and this is the only change I’ve made. Having a Vitamix Blender would be great-especially if it cut my 10 minute blending session each morning. I would love to win but if I am not selected I am already a winner because green smoothies have truly changed my life. My kids have even noticed the difference. Thanks a million!”

15. Beth Sherwood

“I started drinking green smoothies 3 weeks ago when I saw the challenge on Facebook. I had my 4th baby on February 15th and am nursing, and so I wanted to make sure I was getting the most ‘bang for my buck” when it comes to calories. Immediately I noticed that I didn’t need a 2:00pm cat nap anymore. I had more energy that lasted all day. I was also sleeping better. In just a few weeks I notice my skin has a glow to it. I can also focus better. I have been self diagnosed ADHD since I was in college, but I find I am able to focus better and pay attention longer. I love green smoothies! Definitely a life changer!”

Bonus: This not an entry, but just so much fun to watch!

If you are a winner…

Please email simplegreensmoothies(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject: WINNER. Please include your first and last name and best email address in the email. And if you’re the Vitamix winner, please include your mailing address and phone number, too. Congratulations rawkstars!!!

We truly thank you all!!!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone in our Simple Green Smoothies community! We wish we could give each and every one of you a brand new Vitamix— really. Your comments and rawkstar testimonials inspire us every single day to keep on working on our projects— you can see all of the entries by clicking here.

You warm our hearts, and we know that it is because of our super supportive community that lives are changing. So take a moment to congratulate our winners, or if you didn’t get a chance to share how Simple Green Smoothies has changed your life, post it in the comments below. We’re here cheering you on every day. A million hugs!

Peace, love and leafy greens,
Jen + The SGS Team

P.S. In case you missed the last challenge, joined late or want to join the party again— we have our next 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge starting July 1=> CLICK HERE to get on that email list.


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  1. Joy Widgeon

    May 8th, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Congrats to all the winners! We are all RAWKSTARS thank you Jadah and Jen for all if your support. You guys are the best!

  2. Jadah and Jen

    May 8th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Yes, Joy, we are all RAWKSTARS! We wish we could recognize everybody, but that would be that would be pretty impossible 🙂

  3. Jazmon

    May 8th, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Congrats to all of the winners. I almost teared up watching Casey’s video. She deserved the vitamix!

  4. Kae H.

    May 8th, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations Ladies 🙂

  5. Mary

    May 8th, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Congratulations everyone and I mean everyone who has incorporated these wonderful life changing drinks into their daily routine! Also, so excited to be a winner of the recipe cards YAY 🙂 Rock on Jadah and Jen and all you smoothie stars!

  6. Jadah and Jen

    May 8th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    You RAWK, Mary!

  7. Rita

    May 8th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Congratulations Ladies! Awesome!

  8. Casey Marie

    May 8th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    SOOO very happy right now! everyone’s stories are uplifting, inspiring, and straight up amazing. You all RAWK!! I’m honored that I was picked for the vitamix. Little man and I thank you!!

  9. Jadah and Jen

    May 8th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    🙂 You are inspiring!

  10. Fareedah

    May 8th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Congrats on your win ladies!!!

  11. Alanna Renee

    May 8th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This is Great! I’m really happy for everyone who were courageous enough to share their stories with the world. Congrats on your win and also for putting yourselves out there! 🙂

  12. Jadah and Jen

    May 8th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    We agree, Alanna!

  13. Keyona Cooper

    May 8th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    OMG! Thanks so much!

  14. nicky d

    May 9th, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Congrats to the winners!! Keep rawking!!

  15. Katie

    May 10th, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Congrats to everyone! I love love love my Vitamix!

    I was on the fence for a while between Vitamix and Blendtec, but reading this article – http://blenderreviews.us/compare-blenders/vitamix-vs-blendtec/ – on the differences put me firmly in the Vitamix camp.

    Changed my life!

  16. Shadiyah (Rookie Rawkstar)

    May 18th, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Congratulations to everyone!…I started the challenge a week late..but I have surpassed 30 days…and who’s counting?! Simple Green Smoothies are awesome…
    Thank you Jadah and Jen, for sharing this wonderful life changeing idea. My husband, even my grandchildren..and I mean the 2yr old baby grands LOVE Simple Green Smoothies!

  17. Mia

    May 11th, 2018 at 5:15 am

    I really think that vitamix has a seperior product, I own the 5300 model and wrote about it here

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