This Smoothie Company Founder Has One Piece of Advice For You

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Welcome to the Daily Distance, a new daily series from the creators of #WeGotGoals. In these short episodes, we’re bringing you one daily goal you can set for yourself during this chaotic time- one actionable thing you can do to move your body, connect with a friend, prioritize your mental health, get some work done, and practice a little bit of self-care. 

john redmond better blends

After a trip to the Mayo Clinic and countless sleepless nights, John Redmond was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and encouraged to totally change his diet to one that was light on fruits and vegetables and heavy on processed foods. John Redmond knew there had to be a better way, and after a dietitian recommended a smoothie regimen, he went out to find a way to make a convenient, affordable single-serve option. Thus, Better Blends was born.

John and Kristen banter about his morning routine, why he drinks two cups of hot water every morning, his culinary aspirations that he’s fallen short of during quarantine, and more. This episode feels like two buddies chatting—it’s sure to make you smile.


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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.