Kitchen Gadgets I Simply COULD NOT Live Without

Funny. The kitchen gadgets I simply could not live without, weren’t even in my kitchen 5 years ago! Heck, I would even be willing to go out on a ledge and say that they are barely 2 years old. Why am I so confident? Because that’s when my transformation began. In my wellness journey, I discovered that making and eating real, plant based, whole foods made me feel better than I have ever felt. I am at a healthy weight, my blood pressure is low, my cholesterol and cholesterol ratios are incredible, my skin is clear, and I sleep well. So…I would say…

Food Processor, $169

Nut Milk Bag, $10

High Speed Blender, $250

Citrus Press, $30

Rice Cooker, $30

My Health? Priceless.

And now, for those gadgets, in no particular order (because I tried and couldn’t):

5. Food Processor: I have a Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus. I use this almost everyday! I make hummus, pizza dough, and most desserts (raw and vegan). It also does a great job of making banana ice cream! I switch blades and I can grate carrots, beets, and zucchini for salads or other recipes. But best of all? I make my own nut butters!

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4. Nut Milk Bag: Just the name puts a smile on my face! A week without homemade almond milk is a sad week indeed. Chia Oatmeal without almond milk simply is not the same. Now don’t get me wrong. It’s good. But with homemade almond milk? Heavenly!! It also is imperative to have a nut milk bag when making cold pressed coffee! Now imagine the cold pressed coffee with the homemade almond milk!

Strain using a nut milk bag.

3. High Speed Blender: I have a Ninja Ultima Blender Plus. The Plus being the individual size blender cups that come with it. This is another gadget that I use daily. I mostly use it to make smoothies, but it also does a great job blending soups like my tomato soup or broccoli soup!

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2. Citrus Press: A citrus press probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. But it is! Especially when you forget it in your camping supplies and can’t get your hands on it for a couple of weeks! Yeah. That happened. Making Lemon Goji Berry Tea without a citrus press was painful.  I had to squeeze the lemons by hand, and the juice flew all over the kitchen and the seeds fell in my tea. Not good.

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 1. Rice Cooker: Mine is nothing fancy. I paid less than $30 for my Aroma. The best thing about a rice cooker? It cooks a lot more than rice! I use it to cook quinoa, millet, amaranth, wheat berries AND rice. Plus, you can add ingredients to make a whole meal IN YOUR RICE COOKER! Simple. And a piece of cake to clean up!
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What kitchen gadget can’t you live without?

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