In 2007, I discovered the power of a community and have been building on it ever since.

As a first time mom, I joined a mom’s group and loved having the support of other women who had just embarked on a similar journey. We bonded close together and cheered each other on through each milestone or heartache. I truly realized how powerful and enjoyable life can be when shared with others.

In 2009, I had my second child Clare and we moved to a whole new town and I didn’t have that community anymore. Clare quickly turned out to be a wildflower little girl who had some serious colic, and my days got shorter and more chaotic. Our family meals got quicker and less healthy. It got to a place where I felt like all the energy had been sucked out of my body, yet I still had to get up in the morning, make meals, run errands, work, take care of the kids and survive the loooooong day.

I was purely surviving… and all I dreamed of was thriving.

I relied on Starbucks coffee to get me through the days… yet even that didn’t really work. I needed a lot more energy than my exhausted body seemed capable of giving me. So I went on an epic Google self-diagnosis search and realized I was experiencing the effects of the Standard American Diet (SAD). My daily eating habits of 4 cups of coffee, bean burritos and grilled cheese sandwiches had finally caught up to me. I was nutritionally deprived and my body was unable to give me the energy that I once had.

Then I discovered green smoothies thanks to a friend, Jadah Sellner (from that same playgroup from years back. #fate). I loved how simple that first green smoothie was to make, how it tasted… and I was instantly hooked. I started drinking at least one green smoothie a day and my energy levels soared.

I went from being exhausted and feeling defeated—to being energized and empowered. It blew my mind that one simple healthy habit could make such an impact in my life.

Transformation from the inside out

The more I drank green smoothies, the more fruits and veggies my body craved. It was like, “yes, give me more of that please.”

I began to effortlessly lose weight (without counting calories and depriving myself), my energy skyrocketed and I started to get excited about what I could do with my life. I started dreaming about what I wanted to do… and then actually go after it. I started running and eventually trained for a marathon… and then another… then another.

In 2011, my family sold everything (including our home in California) and moved across the country to Florida so my husband could be a pastor at a church. We’ve embraced a small farm town community and have a backyard farm with raised beds, chickens, a duck and a dog. It’s become a magical place for us to raise our kids, connect with nature and discover my passions.

Last year, I took flying lessons and would soar through the skies in a Cessna 152. I just ran my first ultramarathon, which was 31 miles through forest trails. I never would have dreamed of all this before drinking my first green smoothie— and my hope is that you unearth your own passions through your journey with Simple Green Smoothies too.

 


I started Simple Green Smoothies with my awesome friend Jadah Sellner in 2012. For years, we traveled the country, spoke at events and spread the green smoothie love as partners in kale. It was amazing and so much fun! In 2016, Jadah chose to step away from SGS and focus on her passion as a speaker and coach in the business world. SInce then, I’ve stepped into running it myself and have an amazing team helping me. Together, we are SGS.  I couldn’t do it without them.

If want to learn about the exciting things I have dreamed up for SGS in 2017, read this blog post

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SGS Rawkstar 1.21.2017 at 7:15 pm

Hi Katherine,

No Facebook account? We’d be more than happy to refund you the $10 upgrade fee. You should be receiving notification shortly.

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Tonia Lassanah 1.18.2017 at 3:40 pm

I am a SUPER huge fan of your site! I started a 7 day Green Smoothie challenge as a result. Keep the deliciousness coming!

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SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2017 at 6:34 pm

Thanks for blendin’ with us, Tonia! We’re so lucky to have you as part of our SGS Tribe!

Cheers!

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Annette Rich 1.10.2017 at 3:27 pm

Please provide recipes (include quantities) for green smoothies without fruit and liquid base is only water. How many vegetables in one smoothie? Rotate only two of the vegetables? Or use only two vegetables?

Thank you,

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SGS Rawkstar 1.12.2017 at 6:48 am

Hi Annette,

Looking for a veggie packed recipe? Check out our Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie!

http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/veggie-cocktail

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Naomi Nunez 1.5.2017 at 5:25 am

I want to be part of the 7 day challenge please help. Thank you

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SGS Rawkstar 1.10.2017 at 6:24 am

Hi Naomi,

Looking to blend with Simple 7? Join us here!!

https://simplegreensmoothies.com/simple7

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Rhonda Frondall 1.2.2017 at 3:33 pm

can you please send me the 30 day challenge information again, I have had trouble with my computer.

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SGS Rawkstar 1.4.2017 at 9:35 am

Hi Rhonda,

We’re changing it up for 2017 and hosting a 7-Day Challenge!! Oh, KALE YEAH! We’ve heard a lot of feedback from our community, and we’re listening! So we’re trying something new. Want to join us! Sign up here!

http://simplegreensmoothies.com/simple7

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Joe Velie 12.29.2016 at 6:40 am

got your book for xmas … my wife and i toasted to our first green smoothie last night and i had another for breakfast … yum!
thanks for making it SIMPLE!!! hugs to all .. joe

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SGS Rawkstar 1.4.2017 at 9:54 am

Cheers to a rawkin’ 2017!

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Barbara Nabors 11.27.2016 at 2:43 pm

I have signed up as a beginner to this program and have not received an email. Unfortunately I am not on any of the social media. Is there some other way to communicate and receive information from you other than social media. I am quite interested in pursuing this program and impressed with both of you having just read the Wall Street Journal article about green smoothies.

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SGS Rawkstar Jen 12.1.2016 at 4:03 pm

Hey Barbara! So glad you found us through the Wall Street Journal. It was such an honor for them to share our journey. If you’re having trouble receiving our email, can you fill out the form at the bottom of this page so we can have your email and help you asap: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/contact

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LaTonya Taylor 11.4.2016 at 12:34 am

I have type 2 diabetes and I’m having pains in my calf will the green drink help me

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SGS Rawkstar 11.7.2016 at 6:41 am

Hi LaTonya,

Thank for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of community with health concerns to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies and the natural sugars are okay for their eating plan.

Here is a link to our favorite low sugar fruits.

http://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

Hope that helps.

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Lorena Chiappara 10.16.2016 at 2:40 am

Hi there l found your site on facebook last week and signed up for the 21 day detox, but the site shut down just after l put in my payment details. I have been waiting for an email to confirm my joining, but haven’t received anything. I discovered today that the money was deducted from my credit card.
Can some one please contact me, as l would like to take part in the detox challenge.,
Thank you

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SGS Rawkstar 10.18.2016 at 8:30 am

Hi Lorena,

Oh no! Thank you so much for letting us know. We’re so sorry our product didn’t reach your inbox. Technology is not always on our side. I just checked our records and it looks like unfortunately our email hard bounced when we attempted to send you your purchase as your email address was missing an “a”. I just sent you the download links again and have fixed your email address.

Thank you for your patience!

Cheers,
Amanda F, Community Happiness Specialist

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