What an inspiration pair this week’s Wellness Seeker’s are! In just over 12 short months, I have watched as Yenna and Jenny have taken over the almond milk scene in Jakarta with what can only be described as gusto! Starting off with making it from home and selling plain almond milk at market stalls and online, to expanding to offer a variety of flavours, and now also a whole suite of products including overnight oatmeal, almond butters, almond flour and even coconut water.
Their products are now easily accessible from Kemchicks supermarkets or from their very own physical store the Yourganic Kitchen- it is really amazing what can be accomplished with passion and smarts.
I am very pleased to share this interview with the brains behind the brand that is Yourganic in this week’s Wellness Seeker Wednesday:
What made you decide to start following a healthy lifestyle?
Both of us are trying to balance our eating habits. We love to eat, we eat almost everything so that is why we try to balance out the not-so-good foods by consuming a lot of raw vegetables, fruits, smoothies and juices.
What do you love most about changing your lifestyle/living this new way of life?
Although we eat almost everything we still feel fit for our age, but of course we also combine our healthy eating habits with some regular sports and exercise.
What is the question that you get asked the most about your diet choices?
Why choose raw almond milk over dairy milk? (Simone: I also get asked this question a lot and plan to write a blog post explaining why really soon!)
What are you most proud of, and why?
To inspire others about the importance of balanced living and to be more conscious about what we actually consume on daily basis.
With our business we are really proud of many accomplishments over a short period of time:
From humble beginnings to home deliveries, from home producing to becoming a household name, from word of mouth to supermarket essentials.
Til this day we are both still striving to be the best, produce the best, and most importantly to give the best to our customers.
A lot of our determination and success we owe to our endless supporters, Loyalranics, and we are looking forward to spreading the news about healthy living to even more people who are not yet aware of the great benefits that you can get from drinking a simple Raw Almond Mylk.
What piece of advice do you have for people who are starting to eat healthier?
Just bear in mind that it does not matter whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or a person who eats almost everything like we do, everybody can try to balance their lifestyle. Its better to have a balanced lifestyle rather than trying to go to the extreme and to decrease all the toxins in your body. Detoxing your body once in a while will give you a lot of benefits.
Smoothies or juice?
Both. Smoothies is the most effective way to make people eat more vegetables and fruits. As for juice, we treat it as a way to get the full nutritional benefits of enzyme infusion into the bloodstream.
What has been your biggest challenge in living healthier?
People are always entitled to their opinion, and the taste buds from one person to another differs. For YOURGANIC, we do not call this challenging but we like to call it growing, by always striving to come up with better quality, a variety of flavours, and of course educating people about healthy lifestyle.
We always say that being health “is not a trend…its a lifestyle full of benefits”. You do not have to consider yourself as a health maniac to be able to enjoy YOURGANIC Almond Mylk. The core purpose of raw almond milk is balancing ones lifestyle by drinking something nourishing and not something that is toxic or unhealthy.
What is your favourite recipe?
What do you do to relax?
What are your plans for Yourganic in the next 12 months?
- Making the freshest and tastiest produce possible every day with the freshest and almost-all-organic ingredients.
- Delivery available to your doorstep or customers can easily get at our Grab and Go Spots.
- Serving good quality of produce with reasonable prices.
- Spread the healthy message to all kinds of customers, whether you are vegan, lactose intolerant or just into living a healthier lifestyle.
Sounds pretty good to me! It seems that Yenna and Jenny have no signs yet of slowing down in their pursuits to get people drinking more almond milk!