MUST HAVE TOOLS
When you start shifting your diet towards eating whole, plant foods, you want to make sure that your kitchen is well equipped to make food preparation easy, enjoyable and fun. There are a few essential tools, like a high-speed blender, a couple of decent knives or a nonstick pan, you really shouldn’t miss out on, if you’re truly committed to being successful on this new way of living. And then there are a few optional gadgets like spiralizers or nut milk bags that will help you to create fun and creative dishes and therefore make your journey even easier.
Knives are probably the utensils you are going to use most frequently, so you really want to invest in a high-quality chef’s knife to make everyday’s cutting and chopping a breeze. You don’t even have to spend a ton of money to get a solid model that will probably last you years and years to come.
Another vital component of your plant-based kitchen is a high-performance blender. It’s used for (green) smoothies, sauces, dressings, nut milk, spreads and much more. There’s a good chance you’ll use your blender on a daily basis, so you really want to have a robust and reliable product.
Juicing is excellent for cleansing your body. While still getting all the nutrients in, your digestion doesn’t have to cope with all the fiber and gets a well-deserved rest. Now all energies can flow towards healing and re-energizing your body. Whether you go on a full-on juice fast or just want to incorporate a daily morning juice to start things off, a good juicer is invaluable.
Purchasing a dehydrator is an easy way to eat a lot more raw, nutritious foods. These machines add so much variety to your diet: You can make raw bread, crackers, chips, granola, fruit leather or just give vegetables that nice and soft texture of cooked food. Foods should not be heated over 115 °F to retain all their enzymes, therefore you should never buy a dehydrator without a precise thermostat. That’s why we don’t recommend any of the low priced products.
A food processor comes in very handy for preparing sauces, salsas, energy bars, nut butter or all kind of raw desserts. It also chops and slices vegetables conveniently and fast. The processed food can be easily removed out of the bowl in contrast to a blender, where foods often bind at the bottom.
You probably heard of the fact that tap water is often times contaminated with toxins like chlorine, fluoride, arsenic or even hormones and pharmaceutical drugs. A good quality water filter will help you remove those unwanted substances to give you safe, clean and great tasting water. When it comes to water filters, we believe that anything but a quality reverse osmosis filter is a waste of money.
A spiralizer is a nice little tool to turn your vegetables into noodle shape. A must have for every pasta lover.
While not being an absolute essential, these little gadgets are a great addition to make your life easier