If you are new to eating more raw, there are certain utensils that will aid on your journey and inject the fun back into food prep. Many of these tools you will probably have in your kitchen already. If you do not, perhaps consider purchasing. These tools have made my preparation with fruit and vegetables a breeze and I am sure they will have the same affect on you.
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A food processor is a fantastic aid in the kitchen. It offers the quickest and effective way of combining whole ingredients. It makes everything from cakes to nut butters. You probably have one already, but if you do choose to upgrade, be sure to go for one of the durable brands like Cuisinart or Magimix. Both whisk, grind, grate, chop and both are durable and process to perfection.
Read product reviews here: Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White
We all know that fresh is best, but sometimes packing food away is inevitable and saves valuable time. Storage of fruits and vegetables are very important. Adequately storing food prevents decay, mould and odours. If you want to avoid plastics, you may want to consider keeping your breakfast/lunch/dinner in a mason jar. Mason jars are great as food storage containers as they are BPA free and air tight so you don’t have to worry about leakages.
Read product reviews here: 1 Ball 64oz Wide Mouth Half Gallon Mason Jar
A couple of years ago, I made the switch from a regular blender to a high speed blender and never looked back. High speed blenders are able to do certain things that your average blender may not do. For example: turn whole fruits, vegetables and nuts into smoothies, sauces, soups, ice creams and more. These blenders even make nut butters and dairy free nut milks. I highly recommend the Vitamix. Yes, it’s expensive. But if you’re spending money, you might as well get something that will last. The Vitamix comes with a hefty 7 year warranty, and the company even offers a 3 Year payment plan. I use my Vitamix at least once a day. Cheaper alternatives may be the Nutribullet or the Blendtec.
Read Vitamix reviews here: 1st link is refurbished (i.e. much cheaper), 2nd link is a new machine.
A juicer pulverises fresh produce to extract the juice and discard the pulp (fibre). There are two main types of juicers these are: a centrifugal juicer and a masticating juicer:
Centrifugal juicers are popular choices due to its affordability and ease of use. However, this type of juicer comes with disadvantages such as producing more wastage, it’s inability to juice leafy greens and the destroying of nutrients due to it’s fast processing of produce. Masticating juicers on the other hand crushes the produce, a process that is much like chewing. It is more costly that a centrifugal juicer and takes longer to extract juice, but it extracts more juice and the quality and nutrient content is exceptional. So if you are going to juice often, you will save in the long run. I use the Hurom Juicer.
Read product reviews here: Hurom HU-100 Masticating Slow Juicer, Silver
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