We’ve been huge fans of Rachel Mansfield (@rachlmansfield) since our little brand got started — and likewise, she has been a long-time supporter of Medlie’s vegetable goodness. Most people know Rachel from her Instagram, filled with mouth-watering recipes and decadent desserts (her paleo, vegan banana bread is on fire!), and she’s also a soon-to-be cookbook author, blogger, new mom, veggie and nut butter lover, and one of the sweetest women we know!
It was a match made in heaven when we asked her to collaborate with us on a new bundle, featuring all of her favorite Medlie Drinks and Shots. This bundle is packed with fresh and easy veggies, perfect for keeping up with her and her busy schedule.
We had the privilege of sitting down with Rachel recently and got to ask her a few fun questions! Keep reading for our exclusive interview with Rachel, this is one woman you want to get to know.
As a busy mom always on-the-go, why (and where!) do you enjoy Medlie? This sounds crazy but 95% of my Medlie consumption is definitely on the sidewalk as I am running around from place to place! Especially with the Veggie Drinks. I love that Medlie is portable and made with ingredients that fuel me for whatever it is I’m doing. Lately it is the Cucumber Avocado, which is super refreshing in the summer heat. When it comes to the Veggie Shots and Veggie Mashes, I usually have them in my home since the Shots are quick to consume and the Mashes I love to dip and cook with or feed to Ezra.
Why did you choose to collaborate with the Medlie team on your exclusive product bundle? I know how intimidating it can be to try a new product and get overwhelmed with so many flavor varieties. You don't want to waste money and buy something you aren't totally sure on. My bundle has my personal Medlie faves in there, all filled with so much flavor and nutrition, to help make your purchasing decisions a bit easier!
Are you a certified nutritionist? I am not a certified nutritionist or health coach, just a girl who has a passion to inspire others to fuel their bodies with food that tastes amazing and makes us feel amazing. I don’t believe in diets, I believe in a balanced lifestyle and finding what works best for YOU! Which is why I love Medlie, it makes getting my daily does of veggies in so easy.
What do you think makes you stand out from the rest? All of my recipes require a minimal amount of ingredients, very little prep work, and basic cooking skills. You will notice my recipes are made with real food, I believe you should fuel your body with simple and real ingredients.
We are huge fans of women-led businesses and female entrepreneurship. What advice would you share with other aspiring entrepreneurs out there? Don't listen to what others have to say, follow your intuition. I spent way too much time worrying about what others thought of me and it got me nowhere. Seven years ago when I was buying organic produce and quality proteins, people looked at me like I was crazy. Staying in your own lane and doing what is best for you is the most important. Do right by yourself and stay positive!
What can your community look forward to from Medlie in the future? Four words… SO MUCH FALL GOODNESS! Stay tuned next week for some big news.
Want to shop Rachel’s exclusive bundle? Check it out here!