A HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER YOU IS JUST ONE STEP AWAY. #PINKYPROMISE
At Simple Green Smoothies, we’ve partnered with holistic nutritionist, Meg Thompson, to create nutritious and tasty recipes that’ll stick with you long after our 21 days are over. No more losing pounds only to gain them right back.
In this 21-day cleanse, you’ll enjoy your morning tonic to your evening snack and every plant-powered meal in between. You’ll also be energized and delightfully full— because Fresh Start is NOT a starvation diet. You will eat your way through Fresh Start!
OVER 20,000 FRESH START WARRIORS
HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIS CLEANSE...
MEET YOUR FRESH START HOST
Hey there! I’m Jen Hansard, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies, marathon runner, national park explorer and mom to two lil’ rawkstars. Since 2012, I’ve helped over a million people make healthy changes in their lives by adding just one green smoothie a day. Yet it hasn’t always been this way…
For years, I struggled to have enough energy to make it through the day… and that was with 2 trips to Starbucks and a daily green smoothie! I craved healthy, fresh meals, but I felt overwhelmed with the choices out there. And I didn’t understand how I could do any more when I was exhausted already. Yet I knew I needed to make a change and find a way to bring in more healthy habits that would give me the energy, body confidence and structure to succeed. And that’s exactly what Fresh Start did.
On this 21-day cleanse, I said adios to coffee and processed foods… and filled my body up with whole foods that fueled me with more energy naturally. I lost 6 pounds without even trying and learned how to cook healthy, wholesome meals that truly make my body thrive. I literally woke up with instant energy and that was not like me. I was totally a “…but coffee first” morning gal. Fresh Start is almost like a cooking school— you’ll come away with new cooking techniques that are life-changing.
If you’re feeling trapped in your body and struggling to break bad habits, I recommend giving Fresh Start a chance. With a weekly meal plan, shopping list and wholesome recipes that actually taste good— you’ll quickly realize how powerful and life-changing Fresh Start is.
IT'S NOT EASY TAKING THAT FIRST STEP
BUT I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT...
YOU’RE CAPABLE OF CHANGING WHO YOU ARE RIGHT THIS MOMENT.
EMBRACING NEW EATING HABITS IS POSSIBLE WITH A SOLID PLAN.
HEALTHY FOOD CAN (AND SHOULD) TASTE GOOD.
BREAKING BAD HABITS IS NEVER EASY, BUT IT’S ALWAYS WORTH IT.
WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR BODY WILL EFFECT YOUR LIFE (FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE… IT’S A CHOICE WE GET TO MAKE).
IN JUST 21 DAYS, YOU CAN HAVE WAAAAAY MORE ENERGY, LOSE AN AVERAGE OF 8 POUNDS, AND FEEL IN CONTROL OF WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
21 DAYS OF
CLEANSING IS HERE
INSIDE FRESH START (SPRING)
THE 21 DAY CLEANSE GUIDES (PDFs)
We’ll teach you how to rock the cleanse with confidence! You’ll know everything that’s happening with your body (and why) with tons of wisdom from our holistic nutritionist, and other tips and tricks like:
- What to avoid for the 21 days and why
- How to handle withdrawal symptoms
- How to shop and stock your kitchen
- Cooking and storage tips
- Measurement conversion charts
- How continue eating wholesome meals beyond the cleanse
- FAQ’s: detailed answers to the most common cleanse questions answered by our holistic nutritionist
40+ SPRING-BASED, MOUTHWATERING RECIPES
Enjoy our nutritionally balanced and tasty recipes that’ll stick with you beyond the cleanse. No more losing a few pounds, falling off the bandwagon and then gaining the weight back.
- 3-weeks worth of mouth-watering meals and snacks for optimal cleansing. Get ready to feel energized, alert, focused and ready to carpe diem!
- Morning Tonic to wake your body up with a fresh start every day, along with spring-flavored, refreshing fruit-infused coolers.
- Green smoothie recipes that are carefully crafted to detoxify your body, strengthen your immune system and give you that gorgeous glow.
WEEKLY MEAL PLANS + SHOPPING LISTS
PDF access to weekly shopping lists to take the guesswork out of what you need to buy. We’ve covered meals, snacks and drinks— so you’re completely taken care of! Print it out and head to the store to get all your goods for each week.
Weekly meal plans to guide you through the entire three weeks with an amazing holistic nutritionist as your guide, so you don’t have to question what you’re eating.
Printer-friendly shopping lists with exact measurements so you purchase exactly what you need and don’t waste money on overbuying produce.
FRESH START ISN'T FOR EVERYONE
We’d rather work with a small group of people who are committed to taking action, than a large group of people who are just looking for the next cool diet craze.
We’re not looking for perfection in this cleanse. We’re looking for action takers. If you slip-up, it’s okay. We want you to do your best and take baby steps towards eating more whole foods until you embrace the lifestyle (which I think you will!)
THIS 21-DAY CLEANSE PROGRAM IS NOT FOR YOU, IF…
- You’re looking for a quick diet fix (starving yourself of valuable nutrients or restricting calories) without putting in the challenging work of following a nutritionally balanced meal plan.
- You expect to lose 30+ pounds after the cleanse (weight loss is an amazing benefit for some people in this cleanse, but it’s not the primary focus).
- 21 days just seems too long. We know 21 days is a huge commitment, but it takes time to see transformative change. We want people with a positive “can-do” attitude who are ready to make significant changes in their health right now. We promise we’ll be here for you when you’re ready.
- You are or have been under medical supervision. Since we aren’t doctors or nutritionist (though our cleanse was co-created by a holistic nutritionist), if you have any concerns whatsoever, please check out our “Day in the Life of the Cleanse” blog post. Then consult your healthcare provider to confirm what path is best for your personal health.
THIS 21-DAY CLEANSE PROGRAM IS FOR YOU, IF…
- You are ready to stop making excuses and take charge of your health.
- You want to feel energized, confident and well rested, so you can feel amazing in your body.
- You are willing to skip highly processed ingredients and empty calorie meals.
- You believe health is a journey and you’re looking for a system that you can stick to without feeling deprived.
- You are willing to invest a little extra time in the kitchen, knowing that healthy and nutritious meals take some extra lovin’ in the oven (no more “cooking is a chore” excuses).
- You’re excited to get out of your comfort zone (trying new foods, resisting temptations, giving up caffeine and alcohol).
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH
We are so excited to share Fresh Start with you. We’re convinced you’ll start seeing the same benefits of clean, whole-foods eating as have in our own lives. In no time, you’ll be a smoothie drinking, plant-powered food loving rawkstar!
STILL HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?
(WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED)
Yes! We remove all dairy and animal products throughout the cleanse. This cleanse is also gluten free.
We would love for everyone to be a part of Fresh Start , but we understand that it’s not for everyone. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, please check out the two free samples of the Spring and Autumn editions. This will give you a better idea of the whole, natural foods that are included in our recipes. By consulting your healthcare provider, they will know what’s best for you, personally.
Pregnancy is not the ideal time to start a cleanse. Although our cleanses are nutrient rich and nutritionally balanced, they are also detoxifying. Toxins released during these cleanses can pass through to your bloodstream and breast milk. Instead, focus on nourishing your body and your baby. Feel free to include green smoothies and other recipes as part of your normal daily diet. The same principles apply if you’re breastfeeding. Many expecting and nursing moms still join the cleanse for the meal plan and have found success by skipping week two (the most detoxifying week) and following the meal plan in week one and three, which include gluten-free grains, legumes, and an option to add eggs and fish.
Anyone who is ready to start making healthy eating a part of their lifestyle and not just a diet. Taking the burden off the liver for a few weeks and plying yourself with real, nutrient-rich goodness will take you from healthy to amazing! Our resident holistic nutritionist, Meg Thompson, recommends making cleansing a regular part of your health care regime several times a year to renew, recharge and reset the body. Your body will love you for it!
Our meals are nutrient-rich and therefore give back to the body, and will balance your blood sugar, keeping your energy at a steady flow. Rather than focus on calories, It’s much more important to focus on having good quality protein, healthy fats and loads of vegetables and fruit to get all the goodness that you need.
Calories are deceiving and not the basis for determining what is healthy. For example, if something is low in calories, it’s not necessarily good for you. In fact, it’s often the opposite. Food that is low in calories, like a piece of white bread, is not only void of nutrients, it saps extra nutrients from your body to process it. It also turns to sugar once it’s digested which then contributes to weight gain. Change it to a wholegrain bread and add some avocado or nut butter, and suddenly you have something much higher in calories, but a slow burning fuel that will continue to serve your body for hours.
These programs and step-by-step meal plans were designed to help you create health and happiness on your plate. That’s why we’re super excited to partner with Meg Thompson, an amazing naturopath and holistic nutritionist, and Lindsey Johnson, a food photographer and recipe creator, for these 21-Day Cleanses geared to help make simple, quick and nutritious meals for you. These recipes will seriously rock your tastebuds!
Your grocery bill will likely be higher than usual, but please … don’t freak out! You’re investing in your health… and you’re worth it! Here’s how we think about it: you can either pay more upfront for fresh produce and real whole foods, or pay down the road in poor health with medical bills. It’s an easy choice once we lay it out like that, right? So don’t give yourself a hard time over a slightly higher grocery bill. And what we’ve noticed is it eventually balances out by week two after you’ve bought all your staple ingredients that you’ll use during and beyond the cleanse.
I’m a busy, work-from-home mama myself, so I totally get it. If you’re not used to cooking meals from home, you’ll need to carve out some time over the weekend to prep. It does take an extra time commitment— I’m not gonna lie. With our meal plans and weekly shopping lists, we take the guesswork out of “What’s for dinner?” We recommend starting the Spring or Autumn cleanse when you don’t have too many major events going on back-to-back, especially during week one. You’ll want to have time in your week to rest and nourish your body.
You will eat + drink your way through the 21 days! Both of these Fresh Start plans are complete cleanse guides with a step-by-step meal plans, that include green smoothies for breakfast, and whole foods the rest of the day (including snacks and cleanse-friendly beverage recipes).
Weight loss does not happen in the same way for everyone. It’s dependent on an individual’s genetics, hormonal balance, past history, metabolism, fluid balance and exercise regime. Weight can also be tied up in emotions. It’s a complex one. Remember that this program is about a fresh start for your body – you’re working towards the best version of you possible, and that’s about much more than weight loss. Any long lasting change takes time to establish, and healthy eating is no exception. If you stick with it, you’ll eventually see results.
Once you purchase a specific edition of Fresh Start (Spring or Autumn), you’ll be able to download it and have it for life. You can start it when you feel ready— there’s no requirement to complete it right away.