I was on the fence until the final days before the live cleanse started, but a few days away I emails a few questions and read through other reviews. I decided to pull the trigger when so many people talked about more energy and better sleep. I ended up sleeping great every night of the cleanse, which is very unusual for me. I wear a Polar watch to bed to record my sleep data, and usually each week there are 3 nights that are "compromised" and 1-2 nights of "poor" sleep quality. Just for that reason, I'll be changing my habits and thinking about my relationship with food going forward!
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating, is that the book/pdf was hard to flip between prep guide and recipes. I had to create my own cheat-sheet to have the correct recipes handy thought out the week, and be able to reference the guide better. I wish each would have had nutritional information, and wish the pdf contained links so if you were supposed to reference another page you could just jump to it. I had it printed out, but it wasn't any easier.
Thanks for sharing that awesome sleep feedback, Megan! We're so glad you decided to go all-in on the cleanse with us. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the digital guide; we are definitely working on some changes and will share them with you when they're ready!
Wow! Delicious filling recipes and meal plan with the encouraging, informative coaching calls and Facebook group support. To top it off, my blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight dropped. And with increased mental clarity and energy levels! This was a lifesaver and something I plan to do again (and again). Thank you Simple Green Smoothies!
I love the 21 day cleanse, so many great recipes! It is amazing to get the whole meal plan for 3 weeks, with recipes, and grocery lists and so much wonderful support! Truly Amazing!
My husband and I just finished the 21 Day Cleanse and we're very pleased overall with everything about it.
The menu is fantastic and the food combinations are delicious and creative! There are a couple that weren't our favorites, but considering how many recipes we're given in this program, I'm amazed that there were only a couple that we didn't love. This cleanse is not for those who aren't willing to be a little bit adventurous in their eating.... but, if you are, you'll be so pleased! We were never hungry and never felt deprived... and we both lost weight too!
There IS quite a bit of prep and time spent in the kitchen, I'm not gonna lie, so plan on that, but in the long run it's SOOO worth it!
Jen is so knowledgeable and incredibly organized in the way she put this cleanse together, from the variety, to the shopping and prep lists, to the tips, tricks and food swaps, gorgeous color photos and easy to follow recipes.... amazing and so professional!
I look forward to future events and more knowledge and ideas for healthy eating!
So many great recipes that didn’t even seem like they were a “cleanse”! Perfect for spring!
Cheers to 21 days of clean eating! 🎉 I learned so much about vegetarian/vegan eating and feel fabulous! So impressed with the delicious, filling recipes and it felt very nourishing to not only eat the food, but to prepare it for myself (in stead of eating something quick and healthy-ish). Always thought I had to have meat protein to feel satiated, but was never hungry during the cleanse and even lost weight. Super helpful to have everything laid out for the program from shopping lists to menus to recipes and substitutes. Grateful for this program and the group support! Highly recommend!
I loved this Spring Cleanse! I really appreciate having everything planned out with detailed information. It’s not just recipes, but a work of art. The photos and descriptions are beautiful displayed. The support from Jen and the team is incredible. Following along with the other participants makes the process enjoyable and relatable. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in improving their nutrition. I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn more about a healthy lifestyle. Love eating so many veggies and fruit!!
TRY THIS CLEANSE. IT WORKS. I’m a mama of two toddlers and I needed to nourish my body with real food and decided to try this cleanse. I went in with an open mind. I’ve always enjoyed Whole Foods plant-based meals. I just didn’t know how to prepare the SAUCES which are DELICIOUS and GAME CHANGING. And the smoothies! My whole family loved all the green smoothies in the cleanse except the apple cucumber mint one 😂. I loved them all though 💕 My family would eat most of the dinners as either a side with a protein or a whole meal.
Best meals that were also toddler approved:
Asparagus stir fry
Asparagus quinoa 🥗
BBQ lentils with sweet potato rounds
Baked hash cakes
Black bean tacos
Plant Power wraps
RAWKSTAR Veggie bowl (hemp sauce is my JAM)
Broccoli potato soup
Spring Veggie Soup
Those were our absolute favorites and will forever be in the family meal rotation.
The snacks were AMAZING!
I ❤️ the banana dippers in almond butter dipped in sunflower seeds the most since its like eating a candy bar but healthy!
I DID NOT LIKE the zoodles in a jar recipe. The was the one meal I couldn’t stand at all. Just being honest 😂
Meal prepping was EASY and now I have so many tools under my belt for preparing healthy tasty snacks and meals. This cleanse has truly made me make clean eating and cooking a daily routine that brings everyone joy in the house. I even lost 10 lbs even though I didn’t stay on the cleanse the whole time (3 hiccups like snack and maybe some lasagna). It really changed my life. It inspired me to organize my kitchen back room and pantry, making room for whole food ingredients like nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, quinoa, and raw nuts, etc.
The best part of this cleanse is the ENERGY. Getting off caffeine was rough the first few days, but I slept so much better, which this honestly made a huge difference helping me get back to a normal healthy metabolism.
If you want to lose weight on this cleanse, you can omit the oil in recipes (which I did with most of them) and not use as many nuts. But honestly, if you eat processed foods on a somewhat daily basis like I did, you will still lose weight just eating the recipes.
I also love the people behind this cleanse. Jen and her smoothie friend are my heroes. We are on a budget in our house and your story inspires me that anything is possible. Thank you for the tools you have given me and my family to a healthier life! Truly a blessing!
I can describe how amazing I feel after 3 weeks of eating vegan. Kinda shocked actually that I did it! Something fun that I did with my sister and we ended the cleanse today on her 53rd birthday and we both feel incredible and are continuing with the smoothies and also more vegetarian choices in our lifestyle. This has made a huge impact in our lives and we will both be continuing on. We each own both cookbooks, have the protein powder and are excited to try more recipes. Thanks for a new outlook on health.
Wow! I have been following SImple Green Smoothies online for about a year. I finally took the plunge, signed up the Spring Cleanse and it was amazing. I was nervous about staying on track and prepping, etc. but didn't need to be. Jen was super supportive, the weekly calls were recorded so I could watch them at my leisure, and the recipes are fantastic. Some days seemed like too much food! I feel so good and plan on eating this way moving forward. Highly recommend jumping in and taking care of your body. No time like today!
What a great way to kick-start the Spring. I enjoyed the recipes, camaraderie, and was happy to loose some weight. I often feel bloated, and that completely went away during the cleanse, what a great feeling! I am excited to keep cooking up these fabulous recipes, although I will make larger servings so I don’t have to cook as often!
If you need a jumpstart to healthy eating, this is it! At first it seems difficult because it is a complete re-boot to your digestive system. I was never hungry, and felt great. Even if you never thought you could go completely vegetarian, it is a great way learn how to enjoy more vegetables in your diet. I highly recommend.
I am so happy I committed to this cleanse! I feel great after just 21 days and am looking forward to continuing the maintenance program to keep the feeling & results going! I lost 6 lbs so far. I took this cleanse to figure out what my food sensitivities are and will slowly reintroduce some of the things I miss. For me, best part of the cleanse was how organized and prepared I felt doing it. Prep for this cleanse is essential otherwise it is so easy to fall off the wagon if you don't have the right foods in front of you when you need them. I was also surprised about how much lighter I feel in the belly! The recipes tasted so refreshing and there was definitely enough food. I probably overdid it on the power trail mix but overall still satisfied! Next steps for me are to incorporate many of these into the regular family rotation. Thank you Jen & your team!
I started the cleanse because I didn't like how I was feeling. I was always tired, had random minor aches and pains, and had major acid reflux and bloating. After joining the cleanse, I soon found out what an undertaking it would be. There would be no "quick fixes". There were no shortcuts. This cleanse would take planning, dedication, and follow-through. This was especially difficult for me because I eat on the fly, rarely planning meals in advance much less prepping. The initial shopping trip was also a challenge. I had to take my patience with me because some of the items were foreign to me and there is a lot to get. After purchasing everything for week 1, I had to begin the task of prepping and cooking (and it IS a task). I didn't get it all done that day before the cleanse started. Then, I struggled with the snacks for the week because most were kinda sweet, and I'm not really a sweets snacker. I felt so discouraged. I went to the Facebook support group and found that while there were some real RAWK stars with beautiful pictures of their prepping all laid out, there were also others who, like me, were struggling. I wasn't alone! The group members offered support and inspiration.
Throughout the cleanse I began to figure out that it wasn't about perfection, it was about learning what worked best for me and my body. I started making switches to snacks that better addressed my snack cravings. I also learned (in the group) that it was ok if I "fell off the wagon". I just had to get up and back on. I was never hungry. The meals were ALL delicious (even when I made one of them too spicy)! I fell into a groove of selecting meals appropriate for the current week and getting them prepped. I was feeling great! I slept so well without the coffee (which I love) that I've decided to find a caffeine-free, all-natural alternative going forward. Sleeping better increased my energy. The brain fog is gone. The aches are gone. And I can't remember the last time my digestive system was this calm. I don't want to go back to the unnecessary suffering. I'm loving how I feel, and I plan to make eating this way my lifestyle. It wasn't easy. It was SO worth it! I recommend everyone try this cleanse at least once. I don't think you'll be able to deny the difference it makes in your health and in your life!
When I first heard of the 21 day cleanse I immediately thought “there’s no way I could eat like that for so long.” Besides being sure I couldn’t do it, I’ve been intimidated by the idea of cooking for a plant based diet my whole life.
But here’s the thing. I’ve been working out 6 days a week for 5 months…and haven’t lost 1 measly pound. So, I decided to sign up and see what happened and I’m SO glad I did!
Not only was it incredibly easy to shop and cook under Jen’s awesome guidance, but I found after the first few days of ‘withdrawals’ from all the junk poisoning my body — that I wasn’t hungry!!
I mean, there were enough of the meals for my husband to give this lifestyle a try, too, since I wasn’t even hungry enough to eat full servings.
So here I am…finally 15 lbs lighter, full of energy and grateful for this simple opportunity to easily experience what felt like the world’s most complicated lifestyle 21 days ago.
Now, I’ve decided that the journey doesn’t end here for me.
I’ve signed up for maintenance through the Rawkstar membership and am currently using my shiny new food prep skills to get ready for another week ahead!
This was life-changing! Thank you, Jen!
The 21 day spring cleanse was a unique experience. The first few days were hard because of the caffeine withdrawals, but the yummie recipes helped me through. The recipes were delicious and sometimes surprising and didn't take too long to cook. I didn't like all the smoothies, but tried them. The second week (detox)was no piece of cake for me, because, you know no carbs. The meal prepping was new for me, but with so many meals it was essential to prep at least a few things.I am a little proud of myself, I kept to the plan and got some good benefits out of it: natural energy, no bloated belly and lots of tasty recipes. The support group was a big help too. Thank you Jen for this cleanse and inspiration.
After years of not being "normal" as I taught throughout the school year, the tonic and food made a huge difference for me. My system finally came back into order and now I even go to the restroom several times a day while teaching 80+ students, grading, coaching, and coming home to a family of 7 who needs me. I am so thankful that I can continue keeping these good habits in place and not have to order any pills or take any perscriptions! I am grateful for this change and realize I don't "need" coffee or sugar to make it through the day! Thank you so much!
This 21 Day Spring Cleanse was one of the best gifts I’ve given to myself! I joined mostly to break my sugar habit and gained so much more than that! The meals were delicious and filling! The combinations of flavors and new vegetables and spices will forever stay in my kitchen to make amazing meals again and again. Thank you to Jen for all the guidance and support and the well-planned 3 week menu. The shopping lists and prep page were so helpful! I lost 7lbs and never strayed from the program 🎉
This cleanse has been just what I have needed to get organized with meal planning and cooking healthy plant based meals. The meals are delicious, and easy to prepare, and definitely have many that will be repeated over and over! The support and accountability of the Facebook group has been wonderful! As a bonus, I’ve lost 7 lbs, and feel great! Thank you for offering this amazing program! I can’t wait to continue my journey with the maintenance program!
The 21 day cleanse :More learning about plant based meals, having your meal plans & shopping list, along with a great support group ♥️
Having the Easter Holiday was hard,but you learn how to reset. Part of daily life 😉
It would be nice to have instructions on making meals for 2 or more for family members. I’m learning about cooking with more spices also & their new flavors. Thanks Jen & all the Rawkstars
The 21-Day Spring Cleanse is SO much more than a cleanse!
I learned how to make simple plant based meals taste out of this world while giving my body delicious, nutritious, and colorful meals that I could happily serve at any dinner party with glee!
The benefit of the private Facebook group cannot be overstated - folks from around the world shared their tips, tricks and best kitchen equipment recommendations, and were at times encouraging and very often we were celebrating our successes with pics of these yummy "keeper" recipes!
The best part is that I am truly on the path I've always wanted to be on, but didn't have enough structure or support to pull it off as a lifestyle. Now I can just keep going!
I am recommending this 21-Day Cleanse to everyone!
Thank you, to Simple Green Smoothie and to everyone who participated and made it possible! Jen, you're a real RawkStar!
The first week can be hard if your a heavy caffeine drinker (like me :) but it's worth it. If you work away from home you have to meal prep, otherwise you will feel overwhelmed with the preparation needed. I do wish the recipes were based on volume and weight vs 2 volume measurements. I would much rather zero a scale and add in the correct weight rather than using all my measuring cups and spoons. I used this program as a spring board for an elimination diet for my doctors, it was so much easier using this program with all of the support than going through it alone. If your needing to make changes to your diet but have no idea where to start, this is the place.
The 10 day challenge is a fun way to try out some new salad recipes and get some extra veggies in our bodies. The added bonus of the Run the Year step challenge was the perfect complement to go along with the salads. Good food and exercise? Yes please! What more can you ask for?
I loved most of the salads. There were a few that wasn’t my favorite. That being said I love the challenge and new salad recipes. It was fun to see other peoples twist on things. These salads were so easy and quick to do it was also very easy on my belly but still hitting all the flavor note that you would want.
Easy to follow recipes made them fun to prepare plus the shopping list just made it that much easier to follow. Summer is coming and I want to look my best. I am disciplined in walking at least 7 miles a day, and by tweaking my nutrition, this will make a powerful impact on overall well-being. Thanks for providing this challenge; let’s keep going!