Saturday Fever

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The weekend is here and our Saturday fever is on. For this weekend we want to remind you to be yourself. Nothing is more important. You are unique and you are in the possession of your great potential to accomplish any dream you have. Dare to dream big, believe in it, feel it and eventually you will realize how universe is unfolding for you to receive it. And as the first quote above states, do all the good you can. Give, give genuinly, give your love and be grateful for being where you are right now in this very moment. It is the secret universal law, by giving from the heart you will get it back many times over and by multiple means. You are a miracle and you can create miracles. So for this weekend we encourage you to go out and live it!

oss2oss1What are you doing this weekend? Last night we were out and about with some friends and needed to sleep in today. Soon we are about to go and visit a dear friend of ours for a tea and some raw cake. It is so much fun to experiment in the kitchen but it is simply not possible for us to indulge in all the sweetnes ourselves. There is no better way than to share a bit of heaven with a beloved one! If we get the cake approved we will post it here one of these day. 🙂

green1Before we leave you we want to share our green smoothie of the day. We have said it so many times before we know but there is seriously nothing better to start off the day with than a green smoothie. Especially after a late night out the green smoothie boosts your whole system and makes you feel alive. It is awesomeness to feel all the nutritions being absorbed in your body. Today we felt a big craving for something refreshing but yet with a little touch of sweetness. Our Cherry Blossom was a real satisfaction and we are really ready to get this Saturday started.

INGREDIENTS
– Spinach
– 4 Bananas
– 2 cups frozen raspberries
– 1 cup frozen cherries
– 2 dates
– Maca
– Chlorella
– Flax-seeds as topping

Simply place all your ingredients in your blender. Mix well, pour into your glass and it is ready to be enjoyed! Keep shining beautiful friend ❤

Today´s powerful Words  by Hermann Hesse:

“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

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Outside your comfort zone

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First of all we want to announce that we have had quite some technical problems on Facebook which led to the only solution to create a new facebook page. Our name is The Raw Food Sisters (same as before) and you will find us when you are logged in on facebook and search for us. The problem is when you write facebook.com/therawfoodsisters you will find our OLD page. Therefore, you have to be logged in to be able to find us. The old account will be deleted within two weeks and then we will change so that our  new page will be facebook.com/therawfoodsisters. Hope it is not too confusing! So with that said, the easiest way to find us is simply to log in and type The Raw Food Sisters and give us a massive like and send all your good vibes 🙂 We love to connect with you. We are posting quite frequently over there so come and spread your love!

What do you think about the pics above? We think they speak to us so clearly and in a very powerful way. In the end we have to live. Not only breathe and think this is all that is. Life is the greatest journey. A never ending one filled with passion, love and new adventures. We have to live and experience. We are all newbies in the beginning and that is the most important part to realize. How would we otherwise evolve and become more and more of the person we are meant to be for each day that passes? We are supposed to feel a bit scared and go outside our comfort zone . Push our limits, but by doing it step by step we will at the same time keep our courage with us. We all have to start somewhere and the more we slowly stretch our minds – the further we can go!

24 majToday´s Green Smoothie (yes we know brown again but summer times are coming 😉 is delicious and one of the best combinations. So keep this in mind for your next vibrant smoothie you are about to prepare!

INGREDIENTS
– 3 bananas
– 3 dates
– 2 cups frozen blueberries
– 2 cups frozen cherries
– Chlorella
– Maca
– Carob

– flaxseeds and cherries (topping)

Put all the ingredients in your blender. Mix it well and ENJOY!

Today´s powerful words by Georg Wilhelm:

“Nothing great in the World has been accomplished without passion.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Heart Opener

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Pretty good reminder in the texts above, huh? Sometimes it might feel as life goes on just outside our windows. Is the joy and happiness on the other side of the planet? Or maybe just in the bar next door? We all know deep within that the answer is NO. We have the key to love, passion and joy hidden within us. It takes a big dose of courage to be complete silent and truly be with ourselves to be able to find the door. It is so much more easier to turn the TV on, go shopping or do whatever distract our minds than to reach for the key and unlock our innerselves. We believe that eventually we all reach a point where we are either completely disconnected from our natural state of being that is genuine joy and laughter or we come to realize what truly matters. With that said, keep meditating! 😉

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Today´s breakfast was delicious! We would of course never share anything that is not super yummie with you. But still it is worth saying thousands of times that this smoothie was like a piece of heaven. It literally felt like our hearts opened for every sip so we simply gave it the suitable name Heart Opener!

INGREDIENTS (1port)
– 1 handful spinach
– 3 bananas
– 3 dates
– 1-2 cup blackberries
– 1-2 cup cherries
– 1 tbl chia seeds (soaked overnight)
– 1 tsp chlorella
– 1 tsp maca

We donnot really like to write measurement since there should be no right or wrong amounts. Eat until your heart is happy and take what you have at home. With good and living ingredients it will 99 % turn out delicious! But feel free to use our amounts as guidelines.

Mix all the ingredients and voilá! Enjoy it 🙂

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Remember to connect with us on FACEBOOK just search for The Raw Food Sisters! We love to connect with you. Keep shining. Keep spreading your good vibes and radiate your love!

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

Meditaiton vs Excitment?!

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Hello beautiful friend,

How are you? Did you have a good start of the week? 🙂 Our fast-speed week continues but it is all fun and we still feel very energized. As we mentioned before, the key to be able to be up and running with a lot of good vibes truly depends on what you put in your month, exercise and your sleep. Equally important for your whole well-being! If you sleep well during the night, eat high nutrition food and move your body – you will reach new levels of energy in a short time. It is all about finding balance and listen to your body.

How is our May Meditation Month going? Do you find time for meditation? Is it getting any easier for you? We have been meditating every day but we have to admit that it has not always been that easy. This last week has been pretty busy and we have been out all day long and many evenings/nights as well. It has been quite tricky to manage to calm down and really find the total peacefulness in such a short time. Specially when we feel so high on life and excited more or less 24/7 😉 We know it is even more important in those moment to really take our time to quiet the mind. So that is our challenge for now. Learn to go from a lot of fun work and crazy ideas running around in the head to complete silence. But we are working on it! Please feel free to share your thoughts with us. We love to hear from YOU.

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Right now we are in a coffe place in Jordaan in Amsterdam. Sipping on a carrot/apple/ginger juice and working. Such a wonderful feeling to bike through Amsterdam in the early morning. It is always a special feeling in cities in the morning. The coffe bars are opening up, the smell of fresh coffe (eventhough we donnot drink any atm..it still smells sooo good!), people are biking to work. Simply a whole new day filled with new opportunities!

Before we leave you for now we want to share our breakfast with you. It was delicious and as you might have noticed the last week we are totally hooked on berries. We guess it is a sign that summer times are coming (eventhough it feels like winter outside) so let´s have some Mango Berry Cooler to give ourselves the perfect start for a brand new beautiful day!

INGREDIENTS
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– Bananas
– Dates
– Frozen raspberries
– Frozen mango
– Chlorella
– Maca
– Flaxseed (topping)

Mix all your ingredients. Top it with some flaxseeds. Enjoy!

Today´s powerful words by David Icke:

“The reason most people don´t express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of federal reserve. It´s what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them.”

So let´s free ourselves. Today we choose to surrender ourselves with ourselves. Nothing is more important than focus inwardly. What someone else thinks and says about  us, is non of our business. We are perfect in our own existence. We are unique as we are.

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

New week!

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Happy Monday lovey,

We hope you had a good weekend and are ready for a brand new week to start! As we mentioned in our last post we had a pretty busy week but a very fun and exciting one. Days of intense up and running called for a resting Sunday. A good and long night´s sleep and we are now back on track! We started of this morning with a long and nice power walk here in Amsterdam. We were super lucky since it was pouring down when we woke up but as soon we stepped out of the door it stopped 😉 Could not be a better sign, right?

Today we have two recipes we would love to share with you. Our Sunday breakfast and dinner. Super easy and simply delicious!

This is our Purple Haze smoothie and it is a perfect smoothie! So delicious. It is specially a great green smoothie for beginners since you cannot taste the spinach or chlorella. We promise you could even trick a little kid who refuses to eat greens 😉 It is THAT good!

INGREDIENTS
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– Bananas
– Dates
– Frozen blackberries
– Frozen raspberries
– Chlorella
– Maca
– Flaxseed (topping)

Mix all the ingredients and be ready to thrive!

In the evening we felt for something refreshing yet light since we were so tired and were about to hit the bed soon after. Eating light in the evening before bed helps your body to rest properly. The body does not need to spend the night digesting all food and can instead focus on resting.

So we came up with this super tasty and easy salad that only needs four ingredients.

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INGREDIENTS
– Cherry tomatoes
– Mushrooms
– Parsley
– Juice from 1 lemon

Chop your tomatoes and mushrooms and put them in a bowl. Squeeze the juice out of your lemon. Chop some parsley and add it to your juice. If you feel for garlic that would be delicious as well. Pour it over your veggies and let it sit for some minutes at least. The longer the better. Voilá!

Today´s powerful words by Eckhart Tolle:

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.” 

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

Meditation

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Hello beautiful,

How are you today? We woke up pretty early today after a couple of days of sleeping in. Now we are ready for a big green smoothie and after that we will jump on our bikes and go to a coffee place and work. Always good with some change of environment once in a while, right? 😉 Do you have any plans for today? Anything you want to share with us – please feel free to do so. Love to connect with YOU!

How is the meditation going? Are you doing guided meditation or do you sit in complete silence? Please share your thoughts with all of us. Maybe we can find new ways of experience that extra peacefulness we are all looking for. So far we have done guided meditation. Simply search on youtube for different once. Now we feel ready though for taking it a step further and only listen to some relaxing meditation music in the background. Something we have forgot to tell you is that we have bought our first crystals as well. The perfect timing came when we stumbled in to a crystal store on a walk in Amsterdam and we were handed two beautiful stones. We will make a post about this in these days. We have started to meditate with the crystals as well. It is truly powerful. Do you meditate with crystals? So many questions 🙂 So PLEASE share your thoughts and ideas. There is no such a thing as right and wrong!

Keep practicing and doing it in your own pace. There is no need to stress to fight to get it work. Allow it to come but many times we still do have to make sure to take our time to create place for meditation in our lives.

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Before we let you go for now we want to share our green smoothie (!!) it is so refreshing and super tasty. It did not turn out green since it is filled with delicious berries. Equally healthy, vibrant and beyond good for you in all senses. So let´s start the day with some Berry Blush:

INGREDIENTS
– Spinach
– Bananas
– Frozen blueberries
– Frozen cherries
– Dates
– Chlorella
– Maca

Mix all the ingredients and pour it in to your big glas and ENJOY!

Today´s powerful words are by Osho:

“I am simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I am saying that you can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes. 

It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad”, you have already jumped onto the thought process.

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great suprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness. A watcher.

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disapperaring. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That is the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.”

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

Happy Shining Sunday

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Hello precious,

What a beautiful sunny weekend Amsterdam has given us. We appreciate it with our full hearts and have tried to spend as much time as possible outside. Re-charging our Vitamin D levels in our bodies! 😉 We are so happy to hear some of you want to join us on May Meditation MonthRemember that it is never too late to start. There is always time to start to meditate and connect with our inner selves. If you have started practicing, how is it going? If you have any thoughts, ideas, tricks or anything you want to share with us and our friends. Please do so! We have so far meditated every day. Some days for 5-10 min but this morning we started the day with 20 min. Oooh, such a nice feeling! We are still in the beginning of our meditation practice and very so often our thoughts wander away. Therefore, it is even more important to keep practicing. Hopefully within a short time we will be able to quite our minds more and more. In a couple of days we will write a longer post about our thoughts about this. We will also link some guided meditation videos that we have found to be useful! But until then.. keep practicing 😉

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Yesterday we met up with a close friend out in Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Perfect weather to enjoy some nice white wine in the sun! Later on we went to the vegetarian (and vegan friendly) restaurnat Golden Temple and enjoyed a Raw Vegan delicious salad. Perfect Raw Crackers made out of different seeds, sun dried tomatoes and herbs. Something we have to try to make ourselves! Later in the evening we craved some dessert so we made a massive portion of Raw Vegan Ice cream. So delicious and super easy to make. This time we made three different flavours; blueberry, raspberries and carob! Have a look at the ingredients if you want to make some vibrant and healthy ice cream to yourself, your family and friends. 🙂

INGREDIENTS
1367752466907Blueberry
– Frozen bananas
– Frozen blueberries
– Dates

Raspberry
– Frozen bananas
– Frozen raspberries
– Dates

Carob
– Frozen bananas
– Dates
– Cinnamon
– Cardamon
– Carob

Mix all the ingredients either in your mixer or food processor. Store it in the fridge or freezer meanwhile you prepare the other flavours. Voilá!

Today´s powerful words by the one and only Eckhart Tolle:

“Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. It does not make one person special. It is not exclusive. Exclusivity is not the love of God but the “love” of
ego. However, the intensity with which true love is felt can vary. There may be one person who reflects your love back to you more clearly and more intensely than others, and if that person feels the same toward you, it can be said that you are in a love relationship with him or her. The bond that connects you with that person is the same bond that connects you with the person sitting next to you on a bus, or with a bird, a tree, a flower. Only the degree of intensity with which it is felt differs.” 

Love,
Julie & Katrin

 

The sun is shining!

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Thank you so much for all your support. We appreciate YOU more than you can imagine! All your good vibes are amazing. Keep shining and be the light. Today is a truly beautiful day. The sun is shining like there is no tomorrow in Amsterdam! We are grateful for being alive, feeling with the whole of us the wind, the air, the sun. Remember that everything is beautiful and true perfection. If you cannot see it – change your view of it. Love and beauty is literally all around us. So keep your eyes open! Embrace the whole of you. The whole of every single situation you are in. Feel it and be it!

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We started of this shining day with a massive green smoothie. Eventhough it turned out brown 😉 Pure deliciousness! So here we go:

INGREDIENTS
– Spinach
– Bananas
– Frozen raspberries
– Frozen cherries
– Almond pulp (optional)
– Maca
– Chlorella
– Chia seeds
– Flax seeds (topping)

Mix all your ingredients. Pour it in your glass. Find a perfect comfortable spot and ENJOY!

1367407320589Today´s powerful words by Ashley Smith:

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

 

Raw Vegan Healthy Ice Cream

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Hello precious,

How are you today? Did you have a nice weekend? We have our deadline coming up on Tuesday so we have quite some work to do but it is all fun and exciting. We try to stay focused in this very moment and keep our visualizations on where we are heading BUT in the same time realize deep within us that we are already (t)here. Time is an illusion. In the end it is the journey that matters. Find joy in everything regardless what you are doing. We promise with our full hearts your life will for ever be transformed as soon you manage to tip the energy. For example, we have become friends with the guys selling fruits, veggies and nuts in our local little shop. Every time we visit we make jokes, laugh and co-create together. It is an every day routine that has transformed to one of the highlights during the day. Embrace every moment. Enjoy your breath. Enjoy your legs that take you further on your life journey. Every single person has a purpose and deep within all of us there is a good heart. That is our natural state of being. We are all a part of this universe. We come from the same source. What we easily can see in the world (if we put our intentions to it) are many disconnected fellow beings with egos taking up their whole beings. They might make it difficult for us to see their true innerselves. Their good hearts. But keep Deepak Chopra words in your mind, every single one truly does the best from their own knowing. Be the light. Spread your love. Radiate well-being, and more and more will realize that there is so much beauty and love in life.

We want to share this little story we found on facebook today:

puppies“The incident occurred in the Indian state of Punjab. Two puppies fell into a well. Their mother ran near the well and started barking, and attracted the attention of the owner, who looked inside and to his surprise there was a king cobra at the bottom, which didn’t pose any threat to the puppies. Moreover, the reptile, looked after the puppies, by not allowing them to cross to the other side, where they could possibly drown, when the well is filled with water.

In general, they spent around 48 hours together at the bottom and in these 48 hours the cobra sat quietly next to them. When help finally arrived from the forest department, the cobra slithered to the other end of the well. The puppies were not injured at all and the reptile was immediately taken into the woods and was released into the wild.

Even the most deadly and dangerous creatures on earth know what Co-existence and mutual assistance is. The human race is in this respect far behind, and this is our biggest drawback.”

1367170169492We also want to share our big and delicious Raw Vegan Healthy Ice Cream. It is beyond delicious and super easy to make. If you have ice cream cravings this is a must try. The best part is that you can be as creative you wish to be and make all kind of variations. Clean and healthy ice cream is truly one of the best discovery we have made when making the transition to a Raw Vegan Lifestyle. So here we go:

INGREDIENTS

Chocolate ice cream
– Frozen bananas
– Dates
– Raw cocoa powder
– Carob

Raspberry ice cream
– Frozen bananas
– Frozen raspberries
– Dates

Topping
– Raw cacao nibs

Put your frozen bananas in your food processor. Works as well with your mixer but we found it easier in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and let it go until it is nice and creamy. Put it in your bowl and sprinkle some raw cacao nibs on the top. Voilá – your evening is saved! 😉

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Detox effects with chlorella

yesHappy shining Thursday,

First we want to say we love your thoughtful and great comments on the last posts. We are so lucky to connect with so many conscious and loving people. Keep shining! We are also very happy to be able to share what we find online with YOU. In this way, we all can help each other to live a more conscious and aware life that will in the end benefit us all on our beautiful planet! With that said, if you find information or whatever you think is worth sharing – please let us know.

How are you today lovely? Did you have a good start of the week? 🙂 We love the pic we posted above and it is a perfect reminder to stay grounded. Whatever circumstances we are in and how we might feel and do, in the end we are a little dot in the space! 😉 Is it not amazing to release the resistance and truly see things from another perspective? Stress or negative feelings in this very moment can easily be shifted as soon we change perspective!

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The spring has arrived to Amsterdam and we are so grateful to finally be able to stroll around without winter clothes on. Yeeey! We have a big deadline coming up next week on Tuesday and been a bit overloaded with work. The amazing part is that it truly does not feel like work when it is our passion we are breathing and dreams we are living! We seriously cannot wait to tell you all about our up-coming project. We want to wait another month but please meanwhile keep your fingers crossed and send your good vibes our way! This is a project that truly will benefit so many and make an impact in the world 🙂 Your love is very much appreciated!

As you already know, we are crazy about our green smoothies in the morning. It has truly been a life changer. When you realize how good you actually can feel – Oh boy, no turning back to old way of having breakfast (or any other meals)! No more energy dip and a huge urge for a coffe to try to mantain the energy til lunch. It feels so liberating that for once in life not to be the “slave” under food and always have the need for something to keep going or to satisfy a need. Life has become so much easier now! 😀 We will write a post about this later on. So many thoughts worth sharing!

Today we want to share a yummie green smoothie with you. If you are new to the green divine way to start the day 😉 Donnot be afraid of adding some spinach to your smoothie. It seriously tastes nothing and you will instead get filled of all kind of health benefits. When you get used to the green colour – start adding more and more green goodies. Super soon you will most likely be hooked! Today we wish to share our Green Perfection smoothie, sooo good!

1366230247036INGREDIENTS
– Spinach
– Bananas
– Pomegranate
– Mango
– Chlorella
– Maca
– Hemp protein powder

Simply put all your ingredients in your blender. Let it go until it is nice texture. Pour it in your glas and voilá!

One of these green goodies we have started to include in our morning rituals is chlorella. Therefore, we would like to share the amazing health benefits and why we enjoy to add it to our diet.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHLORELLA

  • Chlorella is a green algae and is one of the world´s most nutritious food.
  • Chlorella provides natural detoxification and is one of the most powerful resources today available to help your body naturally fight environmental pollutions. When you take chlorella into your body it will naturally bind it to lingering heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides that you have left in your digestive tract, which is your body´s pathway to your bloodstream where harmful toxins are found and easily goes into your body´s cells. Therefore, it is so important to clean yourself as much as possible.  It is said that after a couple of months of using chlorella your body will be significantly detoxified.
  • Chlorella is also rich in vitamins like; vitamin A/ B1 / B2 / B6 / B12 / C / E.
  • Like most dark green veggies, chlorella is packed with magnesium, which improves blood sugar levels, hearth health, mental health etc.
  • In chlorella you can also find important minerals like potassium, iron and calcium.
  • If this is not enough, chlorella is a rich source of protein. There is also a good balance of amino acids, including all of the essential ones that our bodies need to function. Without these we would not be able to rebuild the body´s lean tissues and neurotransmitters.
  • Chlorella contains chlorophyll which is a green pigment (gives the colour) but can also improve immunity, alkalinity and inflammation. It is even said, it can fight bad breath! 😉

Seriously, there are like 1000 more health benefits WHY chlorella is truly amazing! We have chosen a couple of them so you get a little hint how powerful chlorella actually is. We have specially chosen to add chlorella to our diet now in the beginning of our clean lifestyle since it is highly detoxicating. We wish to speed up our detox and get rid of as much bad stuff we have collected within us during our lives so we can be as clean and vibrant as possible!

Before we let you go for now we want to share today´s powerful words by Michio Kushi with you. It is regarding a healthy lifestyle and in the end, it is not only about the food or your intentions you put out there. We are all connected in the whole. So keep your loving vibes high – in all aspects!

“If you are eating well and your condition is pure and clean, life itself becomes like the dreams or visions that you have when sleeping.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Sources: http://www.naturalnews.com/027384_chlorella_health_benefits.html , http://www.goforlife.se/produkter/chlorella ,  http://www.antioxidants-for-health-and-longevity.com/health-benefits-of-chlorella.html , http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/01/is-this-one-of-natures-most-powerful-detoxification-tools.aspx