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Our Story

woman holding smoothie next to Frozen Garden Green Smoothies

Allyson Straka
Founder, CEO

I first began drinking green smoothies in 2006 when I read the book Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. Dark leafy greens are one of the most nutrient-dense readily available foods and are also the most commonly missing food in modern diets. Green for Life introduced me to the concept of an easier way to consume them in sufficient quantities: the green smoothie.

I began drinking green smoothies daily in addition to my regular diet...all so I wouldn't feel so guilty about consuming a pound of bacon a day. It didn't take long to notice the positive changes I experienced...more energy, clearer skin, and system regularity...and all I was doing was blending LOTS of dark leafy greens with other fruits and vegetables!

Before long, I was introducing green smoothies to all of my friends and family...even giving away close to 30 copies of Green for Life. This new found passion for nourishing my body with real, nutrient-dense foods continued to grow over time. In 2013, I started Mindful Nourishment, as a Holistic Health Educator, and began developing programs to spread the real food movement. At Mindful Nourishment, we taught our clients how to reduce their consumption of processed foods and instead get back in their kitchens and cook real, nutrient-dense foods from scratch. But, for many people, finding the time to do this is their biggest roadblock.

I was discussing this problem with my dad one day and he said "Allyson, if you could get your clients to do just ONE thing to improve their health, what would it be?" Without even a second's hesitation, I said "Drink green smoothies every day!" My dad responded "How can you make that easier and more convenient for them?" Frozen Garden was born!

From that moment on, we have been working diligently to create the most nutritious and delicious line of green smoothies, ready-to-blend from your own freezer, to make living a healthy lifestyle a bit easier and more enjoyable. The love and passion that our incredible team puts into these smoothies every day is immeasurable. I am so very lucky and grateful to have such a dedicated team of individuals who have helped make Frozen Garden a reality. We are so excited to share these green smoothies with you!