I grew up in Harrisonburg, VA, surrounded by farms. In my mom’s house, my family was accustomed to free range chicken and beef, farm fresh milk in a glass jar and fresh fruits and vegetables from the market. I didn’t grasp the rarity of fresh food until I graduated from college and was living on my own in Washington, DC. During that time I struggled to find a work/life balance that gave me enough time to find farm fresh food and prepare it. Working long hours each day left me wanting to eat something quick on my way home from work. To make things easy on myself I ate fast food… a lot.
The problem with eating fast food multiple days per week is that I started to feel less energetic and physically sick. I spoke to a holistic doctor at the National Institute of Health and she advised me to cut junk food out of my diet and replace it with fresh vegetables and fruit.
That conversation prompted me to do a lot of research around eating a holistic diet. For months, I ate a raw diet of only fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Ultimately, I discovered Green Smoothies. I fell in love with green smoothies because they are filling, delicious and easy to make. This was the beginning of my GreenLid journey.
Today, GreenLid has a storefront location in the Civic Center neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s located inside of a wellness club called Studiomix. GreenLid also delivers smoothies to corporate companies around the Bay Area.
My dream for the near future is to open a GreenLid store in downtown Oakland so we can offer farm fresh food, quickly and easily to working professionals on both sides of the Bay.