Changes in life

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Hello gorgeous,

It is Friday and the weekend is almost about to begin. How has your week been so far? We can barely believe it is already Friday. It has been a pretty hectic week we have to admit. We are still catching up on work after our last eventful days in Amsterdam, the move to Sweden and to start to get things organized over here. We want to give our appologies for you who have sent us e-mails and messages. We promise we will reply as soon as we can!

sverige2After some days back in good old Sweden we have to say it feels unsual good to be here. Both of us have always been on the run wanting to go somewhere. We are still on the run but now it is on completely new terms. We love Sweden but trying to explain it we have always had a trapped feeling while we have been living here. For us there has been something calling us out in the world. It is our nature and we have always been eager to go out there, explore, meet new people, see new places, put ourselves in new situations and gain new experiences. This is simply how we are and our heart desires have always been to have that freedom to do all those things, not to be tied up anywhere. We are really amazed of the journey we have undergone this spring. We have been seeking all the answers within ourselves, we have tried to quiet our minds as much as we can, we have chosen love, been grateful, stayed present and have had universe to guide us. Now we are creating our lives we have always dreamt of. To be able to come and go as we wish to. To get the contrasts that we need in our lives and that make us feel alive. Sweden is always going to be a place we call home but we see ourselves as the citizens of the world. This time being back it occured to us that nothing has been this beautiful before. Yesterday when we walked on the street outside the house we were asking ourselves if it is just us but have the surroundings always been this gorgeous? This for us was just a proof that our minds have switched completely. To stay present and to be conscious of everything that is surrounding you there is simply nothing but beauty to be seen. It is truly amazing and you have no idea how much we appreciate to be where we are, right now at this very second. 🙂

973184_10151654426051054_119295168_nAnother great benefit to be home at our parents is their food processor. It somehow makes the smoothies so creamy and delicious. On a sunny morning like today there is nothing better than to enjoy this refreshing creation. We call it Creamy Berry Bliss simply because it brings a big smile on your face. 🙂

INGREDIENTS
– 3 bananas
– 1 cup frozen raspberries
– 1 cup frozen blueberries
– 3 dates
– Maca powder
– Crushed flaxseeds as topping

Place all the ingredients in you blender or food processor, mix well. Pour it in a glass or bowl and top with crushed flaxseeds. Ready to be enjoyed!

Today´s powerful Words by Louisa May Alcott:

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

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Fancy a rawesome apetizer?

zzzz-s-abraham-reachforthethoughtthatfeelsbetter-7521majHello lovely,

How are you? 🙂 We are all good here in Sweden. Eventhough, we are in love with Amsterdam and see ourselves spend a part of our lives there we have to say it feels right to be where we are at the moment. We know we will be back sooner rather than later and it is important to follow our intuition. This time it took us back to our parent´s place  😉 (But sooo nice to spend quality time with family and good friends. Beyond grateful!)  In the end, everything is a state of mind. Enjoy every single circumstance and it simply has to transform to something good. Sometimes it might require a bit of practice but with time it will be the most natural way of looking at life. It will come so natural to seek for the good that even if you might be surrounded by negativity you will be so trained not to get stucked within it. Instead always search for something good to hold on to. That will in the end attract even more good feeling experiences. We have tipped over and can nowadays hardly think any negative thoughts. If we do so we get reminded of it very fast since we by now know how quick we are able to manifest both good and bad things. This also means that we pretty fast become aware if we are stuck in a negative spiral since we suddenly get surrounded by more and more bad experiences. As soon as we experience negative emotions and get stuck in it we try to seek for something that can neutralize our mood. It pushes us to stop and calm down. We try to drop whatever we are doing and center ourselves. Nothing is more important than to be one with ourselves, or at least strive to be it. When we are in alignment with ourselves everything simply has to unfold with perfection. With this said, we are faaaar from perfect and can many times catch ourselves not up to speed with ourselves. That is a part of our development and as long as we are aware of the fact it is at least one step in the right direction. We have to remind ourselves not to be “perfect” and too hard on ourselves. We all have moments of confusion and loneliness but we are all on this journey together eventhough we might take different roads.

29 maj25 maj 13Today we want to share our super tasty Zucchini badges topped with red tomato pesto and refreshing cilantro cashew cream. It is a delicious appetizer or suits perfectly on your buffet table. We made a whole batch with them and they were gone within no time. Our guests loved them!

INGREDIENTS
– 1-2 zucchini

Red tomato pesto
– about 15 sundried tomatoes (either you soak your own or you use sundried tomatoes in oil, as you prefer. )
– about 8 Cherry tomatoes
– 1 date (optional but gives a nice sweet touch)
– handful of fresh basil
– chili pepper
– garlic
– a pinch of salt
– pepper

Feel free to use whatever spices or herbs you have at home. Depending how tasteful you want it.

Put all the ingredients in your food processor and let it go until you get a nice texture. Put it in a bowl.

29 maj 2Refreshing cilantro cashew cream
– 2 cups of cashew nuts (soaked)
– 1-2 lime
– 1 tbl apple cider vinegar
– 1 clove garlic
– fresh cilantro
– pinch of cilantro

Place all the ingredients in your food processor (you can also use a blender) and process until it reaches a smooth consistency. You can add water to get the desired smoothness you wish for. We skipped this because we like it creamier. We usually try to add as little water as possible because it can tend not bring out all the flavours properly and we really enjoy tasting every single ingredient to its fullest. Also depending on how refreshing you wish to have your cream add as much as cilantro as you prefer. It is very individual and we personally love cilantro.25 maj 6

Chop your zucchini and put first one layer of your red tomato pesto and top with your refreshing cashew cilantro cream.

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Voilá! We promise your guests will not be dissapointed 😉

Today´s powerful words by Mahatma Gandhi:

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and Word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thougts and everything will be well.”

With our hearts,
Julie & Katrin

Sweden NEXT

28 maj 228 maj 28 maj 1 28Dear friend,

These last days have been super busy and filled with new adventures. We have truly been enjoying our last days in Amsterdam for this time and have barely slept anything and spent minimal amount of time at home. Therefore, a bit of lack of updates BUT now we are safely arrived to Sweden and right back on track 😉 We will spend 1,5 months here at our parent´s place before next adventure takes place. We are super excited for everything that is about to unfold with perfect timing as long as we stay present. Honestly, that is the greatest lesson learned during this spring. We would never be where we are today if we walked around worrying and doubting. It takes a lot of practice but with time universe is showing more and more amazing signs that you are on the right path that it is simply impossible not to trust. The trick is to open your eyes and see the signs. However, it feels good to be back home as well and we were welcomed with beautiful sunny weather. Every time when we get back to Sweden in the summer we always get so amazed how light the evening (and nights) are and how green everything is. Life is all about contrasts and it is truly a joy to be able to appreciate them all.

Now we are off for a evening walk in the SUN (8.30 pm local time) before we hit the bed. We promise that new recipes will be up tomorrow. We have plenty we have not shared with you yet and cannot wait to do it.

Today´s powerful words by Bob Marley:

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don´t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don´t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”

We wish you a beautiful moment wherever on our planet you are 🙂

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

Last weekend in Amsterdam

25 maj 2 25 maj 7 25 maj 9Hello precious,

We are still busy enjoying our last weekend in Amsterdam for this time. We could not have ended our stay here in a better way. Delicious food and even better company, what more is there to ask for? Yesterday night we prepared dinner for a friend and it turned out to be a pretty amazing one. So be ready for some tasty recipes that we will post tomorrow (no time today).

Our last days here are passing too fast. We are really trying to enjoy ourselves as much as possible. Seize every moment. Many times we wish we could just stop the time and freeze. Let all the good emotions and experiences flow through our bodies and minds. Embrace it. Be it. We are beyond grateful for our freedom to be able to choose where we wish to be. We have told each others many times that this has truly been the best time in our lives in so many ways. It has been far from la dolce vita in Italy and crazy nights in Berlin. It has been beyond all this. For the very first time in our lives we have realized we are one with ourselves on a spiritual level as well where we are physically. We have blessed and given our thanks to every single experience we have walked through. Every moment of confusion, loneliness, happiness, self-fulfillment. In the end all of these emotions and experiences have brought something with them. Made us to the people we are in this very moment. All the lessons life has taught us and keep giving us. We have finally came to a point when things start to truly fall in to places. It starts to make sence. But to get to this point today we needed all these strange but enriching encounters with people around the globe, crazy nights in Rome, end up in random situations, hosted by strangers and the list goes on. Conclusion is that let us all be brave. Let us all follow whatever call us. Say YES to life. Do 10000 of mistakes. Be sure to enjoy them. There is always something to learn in every single situation. There is also beauty in the darkest moment. Feelings of loneliness, mistreatment and anger can be our greatest teachers if we allow them to be. We need the contrast to realize what we do enjoy and who we want to be. What we also have come to realize so profoundly is that this is truly only the beginning. When we wake up and start to be as aware we possible can we realize that life is a never ending ride!

25 maj 1525 maj 12Today´s powerful words by Sai Baba:

“Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

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

Birthday weekend!

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Hello beautiful,

It is Julie´s birthday today and we organized a rawesome aperitivo yesterday for our friends! It was so much fun to prepare all the food and now we have plenty of recipes to share with you. Stay tuned we will start to post recipes from tomorrow and on! It was so much fun to see our non raw vegan friends enjoy the food, drinks and good times together. Perfect occasion to experiemt in the kitchen and oh boy it turned out DELICIOUS! We made some mini raw pizzas, raw crackers, different raw dips and raw cakes. Mmhmmm so good! So be ready for a rain of recipes in these days 😉

Now we are about to hit the town and enjoy ourselves and Amsterdam. So talk soon again and we wish you a beautiful day! Remember you are precious and in the right place exactly right now, right here. Open your eyes and see the beauty you are surrounded by. Feel with your heart. Be friend with your intuition. Follow your heart desires.

Today´s powerful words by Napoleon Hill:

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

Friday Happy Juice Dance

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Good morning precious friend,

How are you today? 🙂 First of all LOVE to see all your comments and likes both here, on Facebook (The Raw Food Sisters) and on InstagramUnfortunately we cannot link you directly to our Facebook page due to some technical troubles. We are waiting for that to be fixed so meanwhile you can search for us on Facebook as The Raw Food Sisters. We know we have said it thousands of time but nothing is more exciting and fun than to connect with you. It feels like we are all creating one big loving and happy family! 😀 Well, we know of course that the sun might not shine all day, every day. But you know, that is alright. We are here to support each other and remind one another that the world is beautiful and there is magic in every single moment. Sometimes it might be a bit more tricky to see and feel it but a good reminder is our dear friend Albert Einsteins words (pic above). In the end, we need to remember that some dancing in the rain helps us to see clearly and be able to evolve to the persons we are meant to become. Do you agree? 

These last weeks have been pretty busy for us. We have worked a lot and mostly from different coffee bars around Amsterdam. That means we have eaten the majority of our meals out and about. So how do you manage to do that as Raw Vegans in a city filled with fried pommes and mayonnaise? 😉 No but seriously there are plenty of healthy food options in this city but of course not as many Raw Vegans that we would appreciate. We have find our way to stick with our crazy energetic lifestyle and would at the moment not change it for anything. So here we have some of our tricks that might help you to stay healthy and vibrant out and about in a city the whole day:

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– We usually order some fresh mint tea or a freshly squeezed juice in the cafe. We might be a bit sneaky and snack on some nuts or dried fruits (that we have brought) if we need some extra energy.. but shhh donnot tell anyone! 😉

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– For lunch we like to move our  bodies a bit. Specially if we have been sitting in front of the computer for hours. We usually go for a walk and try to find a nice little spot where we can indulge in plenty of fresh fruits for lunch. Either we have already prepared a big fruit salad or we mono meal (eat many of one fruit) and bananas are perfect for days like these (or apples as the pic above). Gives plenty of good energy! Please check out our beautiful friend´s post why you should enjoy bananas with a huge and happy appetite.

– Water! You probably know already how important water is. We cannot say it enough it is the KEY to everything. Stay hydrated! When you think you cannot drink anymore, fill yourself with an other cup of water. When you drink plenty of water you will not crave anything either. Many times when we think we want to snack on something or feel hungry we are actually thirsty. So drink up! Water will give you plenty of energy. Donnot be shy to ask if you could refill yor bottle. Live your way of life. In the end who cares what someone else does! Be busy drinking and snacking on your high vibrant food instead 😉

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– We have got some comments if we still drink alcohol. The thing is, we donnot want to live a life under any restrictions. Follow your heart desires and eat and drink whatever feels right for you in this very moment. Very important to distinguish what you actually need and what your ego is craving. However, food and drinks are supposed to be FUN and EXCITING. Eat to fuel yourself and feel the best you can. Not the other way around. Whatever you put in your mouth love it with your full heart. Life is too precious to feel bad! With that said, we drink some wine and love a glass of good red wine. If we end up staying late working in a cafe and suddenly it turned out to be a bar, we would not say no to a glass of wine and some olives! 😉 (Yes we eat olives even if they are not raw. In the end, there are no rules and we all should do what makes us feel good.)

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– POSITIVITY. EXCITMENT. GOOD VIBES! These words should be first on the list. Since seriously, with a positive mind set you are settle for 98 % of the time. Be excited. You donnot want to  be lazy and eat crap because it is easy access to you. You donnot want to do that simply because you deserve to feel AMAZING! The key to succeed on this lifestyle is to realize deep within you why you choose to live like a little monkey 😉 That is the best reminder whenever you get hungry and a bit grumpy and it would be 10000 times more easy to grab a pizza slice. But remember, you want to thrive. You want to rise to higher frequencies. You want to feel the love of life flow through you. You want to see the world with clear vision. You simply donnot want to harm your body and poison yourself! (sorry if we sound hard but we KNOW it is difficult to remember this specially when you are hungry and alone. NOTE: eat a pizza if you want to. There is nothing bad with a pizza as long as you feel GOOD!)

If you dear wise friend have any other tips and tricks on how to stay healthy when you are far away from your beloved mixer and kitchen tools! Please feel free to share your ideas with us and our friends. Remember life is supposed to be fun and easy! We know the modern world is not very adapted to how we think we should be living. So we simply have to live the change we wish to see. Together we can inspire and motivate each other that in the future it would be more normal to enter a cafe and get a massive raw cake served 😉 Those days are coming as long as we walk our talk!

975339_10151630844361054_102101107_nOh dear. Today we had the most vibrant and happy breakfast! We got so high on speed that we seriously could not stop laughing and joking around. Juice for breakfast will make you go bananas (in the most positive way as possible). Today´s breakfast is called Happy Juice Dance since it literally made us bust out in crazy dance moves 😀 So here we go!

INGREDIENTS
– Fresh Orange and strawberry juice
– Spinach
– Kiwi
– Chlorella

Put all the ingredients in your mixer and let it go until it is smooth and nice. Pour it in to your glass and be ready for a magical day!

With our hearts,
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

Declaration of Love

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We hope you having a good start of this week. It is a new week filled with new possibilities. After our morning walk and refreshing breakfast this morning we decided to take our bikes to the centre and work at a café in Jordaan. To have the freedom to be able to work at places where we feel the inspiration at the moment is something we highly value and feel so grateful for. It has not always been like this and it is not until recently we have come to truly live our dreams.

It is almost exaclty one year ago when we were in Amsterdam on a shorter stay. We sat at a coffe place, actually very close to where we are right now, talking about our dreams and what we see ourselves do in the future. We have always been certain that we want to have our own business that we run together. We did not determine when it would be because knowing the universal laws we did not want to stress it because one day the timing would just be right. Despite this fact we both have always felt like home here in Amsterdam and we were very clear with the fact that we want to have this city as a base. So while sitting at the café we could totally see and feel ourselves be working at different coffee places. We also had the vision to be one of those biking to the yoga practice with the mats on the back. It is with extreme excitement we are able to say that we are doing it now. We donnot know how many times we have pinched each other in the arms and keep repeating it. We are living our dreams. It was such a particular feeling when we passed the café the other day where we had that discussion one year earlier. We are amazed of how we have been guided by universe to be where we are today. No words can justify our excitment of our continuing journey and what´s next BUT one lesson is learned… always stay present and everything will unfold perfectly when you allow it. There is no turning back for us now.972386_10151624659731054_1641590419_nWith these words we also want to share a little love declaration we got from one of the fruit & vegetable vendors on our street yesterday. We were standing outside the store we usually go to with our bikes. While standing there one of the guys came out from the shop with a big box of medjool dates. He gives them to us and says these are for you. He continues with a big smile saying that we are always so nice when we come bringing happiness with our smiles and he really enjoys having us as his customers. He felt honored! Plus that he knows that we like dates 😉 (which is true since we go there several times a week to get new ones). This gesture and loving words really touched our hearts and can only be expressed as unconditional love for fellow human beings.

Today we are also featured at beautiful Veronica´s website. Check out the interview here. 🙂

Today´s powerful words by Albert Einstein:
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

With love,
Julie and Katrin

Coconut Water

931194_512291332168296_814193418_n303086_466902473394554_1959131511_n Hello gorgeous,

We hope you are having a bright and joyful day. Remember the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Never fight anything. At occassions when you feel discomfort with your own alignment stop for a second. Take a deep breath and search for the answers within. Do not ignore the bad feelings because they are there to tell you something. Learn from them. Take each opportunity universe is providing you with to grow and become the better you. Always try to turn it around to your favour. The continous self development  you are undergoing is worthwile. The hidden answers are there for you to be found. It is the gate way to your thriving life. Quite your mind, give love and say thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. We want to inspirit you to continue with your meditation practice. The time you set for your meditation is going to be worth it. We are thrilled that so many of you are joining us during May Meditation Month.913192_10151616703911054_1526143337_n1367913478606We also have something we have to admit to you. We have an addiction. We are obsessed with Coconut Water. It is definitely one of Nature´s  most refreshing drinks in our opinion. It is also nurturing your body with incredible health benefits so we figured to share some of them with you now when we have confessed our coconut craziness.

Coconut Water is:

  • Rich in e.g. calcium, iron, phosphorus, natrium and potassium as well as minerals like zink, selen, iodin, magnesium and B-vitamins.
  • A great source of electrolytes, such as potassium, which is vital for appropriate hydration of your body.
  • Alkalizing the pH-level in your body.
  • Boosting the immune system, being anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

Since the Coconut Water is so good for rehydration we often drink it after our Bikram Yoga. The Coconut Water should of course not replace water so make sure you drink plenty of pure water during the day as well. What more can we say. Get your hands on a Coconut Water and enjoy the tropical fluid nourishing you.

Today´s powerful words once again by the man in our lives Echart Tolle:

“Imagine the Earth devoid of human life, inhabited only by plants and animals. Would it still have a past and a future? Could we still speak of time in any meaningful way? The question ‘What time is it?’ or ‘What’s the date today?’ — if anybody were there to ask it — would be quite meaningless. The oak tree or the eagle would be bemused by such a question. ‘What time?’ they would ask. Well, of course, it’s now. The time is now. What else is there?’”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Sources: http://www.therawfoodfamily.com/5-health-benefits-of-coconut-water/
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/coconut-water.html