Simple Green Smoothies Book Review & Giveaway!


I am so excited to tell you all about this book from my friends Jen Hansard & Jadah Sellner! Their book Simple Green Smoothies is all about getting yourself to create healthy habits and the best you all starting with a simple smoothie. This book is full of so many amazing and creative recipes that our family loves! It has detoxifying smoothies, dessert smoothies, a kids section, and even smoothies full of vitamins and minerals that will help your rid your body of that nasty cold (recipe to follow!). Jen & Jadah do an incredible job of explaining what each ingredient in the smoothie is doing for your body and why you want to be eating it.

Asher has been loving smoothies in the morning recently and it's so fun to let him flip through the book and pick which one he wants. And want to know the best part? I can trust that whatever recipe he picks, he's getting in so much nutrition, vitamins, and minerals that will kickstart his day without him even knowing it!


Because I think you guys will love this book I'm doing a little giveaway! I'll be giving away one of the Simple Green Smoothies books so that you no longer have to be stuck in a smoothie rut. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. You can enter by leaving a comment below of what your favorite smoothie is. The contest ends on Thursday, March 24th, 9:00 pm PST. The winner will be randomly selected and notified that they've won by a reply to their original comment (so keep your eyes peeled!).

Jen & Jadah were so kind to let me share one of my favorite smoothies from the book, the Citrus Cold Recovery. We've been catching a lot of colds lately and this is one of my favorite smoothies to combat it. Scroll down to see the recipe!

Citrus Cold Recovery

Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health! Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system. Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health.

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Reprinted from Simple Green Smoothies by Jen Hansard & Jadah Sellner. Copyright (c) 2015 by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.SGS_book_cover_FINAL

Simple Green Smoothies Book Review & Giveaway!



PREP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 5 mins


  • 2 cups green cabbage
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 2 cups chopped pineapple *
  • 1⁄4 cup peeled and cubed raw golden beet
  • Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil

*Use at least one frozen fruit to make a cold green smoothie.


  1. Blend the cabbage, water, and oranges until smooth.
  2. Add the pineapple, beet, lemon juice, and flaxseed oil and blend again.

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