When I started my journey to optimal health, I discovered a whole new side of cooking. Suddenly, it became all about smoothies, juices, rainbow salads and vegan desserts. I decided it would be helpful to put together a list of kitchen appliances that became an essential part of my transition to a healthy living.
Just how much do I love kitchen gadgets? While my friends are dreaming about a new Michael Kors bag or a pair of Louboutin heels, I fantasize about the day I will get my hands on a Vitamix Blender. Without it, I feel like my healthy kitchen appliances collection is incomplete. Soon, soon my friends.
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Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer – Hurom Slow Juicer is hands down the best juicer I’ve ever used. It juices any fruit or vegetable, from beets to spinach, extremely well, leaving the pulp pretty dry. So you get the most possible amount of juice extracted from the least amount of produce. Hurom also claims that since no heat is generated during juicing, essential enzymes are preserved. In addition to its sturdy and elegant design, Hurom operates very quietly and is really quick and easy to clean, making juicing every single day an absolute joy! Check out my favourite Morning Alkaline Juice recipe to see this baby in action.
Black & Decker 8-Cup Food Processor – I use my food processor probably more than any other appliance in my kitchen. It’s ideal for making homemade energy bars, salad dressings, almond flour and, of course, chopping and slicing veggies for salads and soups. The possibilities are truly endless! It is quite noisy, but it gets the job done really well. If you’re looking for a sturdy, powerful, easy to use and most importantly affordable (this model sells for about $27 on Amazon) food processor, you can’t go wrong with this one. My model is in white, but I believe it’s only available on Amazon Canada.
Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiralizer – One word to describe this gadget: FUN! A spiralizer should be a staple kitchen appliance for anyone who enjoys eating raw food. You can create yummy zucchini pasta and other raw-vegetable pastas (I also like cucumber and celeriac noodles), curls and ribbons in a matter of minutes. Easy to operate and clean, this spiralizer aka magic-zucchini-noodle-maker is always a pleasure to use. It comes with 3 different attachment blades and suction feet for stability. Smart design + awesome results = lots of fun in the kitchen.
Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler – Cuisinart Griddler is a compact indoor grill that is a perfect solution for all your grilling needs. I love using my Griddler to grill veggies for grilled vegetable sandwiches and to make portobello mushroom burgers. YUMMO! It cooks fast and requires only a few minutes for cleanup. The best feature, in my opinion, is its compact size that allows for easy storage. With this little grill, you won’t have to buy jarred roasted red peppers ever again!