Do you think healthy eating at home is only for pros? Don’t be so pessimistic!
All it takes is the right kitchen utensils.
Based on your habits, how much you like to cook and how much space you’ve got in you kitchen, we’ve got some great kitchen accessories for you.
A nice selection you can also put on your bday wishlist!
Healthy Eating tool #1 – The professional blender
The star of our healthy recipes!
Investing in a powerful blender will immediately improve your (healthy) lifestyle, helping you to save time and get better results. And it gets even better. The latest blenders are multi-tasking machines that can help with a variety of different recipes – not just the regular juices and soups. They can make ice cream, purees and vegetable based butters and milks.
Below are our two favourites, the Vitamix power blender, one of the most powerful on sale at the moment, and the Vitamix Series 300, another great option that is cheaper and takes up less space.
Healthy Eating tool #2- The Nutri Bullet
Ideal for anyone who doesn’t spend much time in the kitchen but still loves to have a blender to make the occasional smoothie.
If that’s you, then this little blender isn’t too much of a commitment in terms of cost or kitchen space.
It is even a good first step to test out whether you want to invest in a more professional blender.
It is definitely worth opting for a powerful model so that you can add vegetables and seeds to your recipes. The clever takeaway cups are a cool design feature so you can pour your smoothie in, screw on the lid and take your juice with you to the gym or the office.
Healthy Eating tool #3 – Nut Milk Bag
We believe in the power of making your own food from scratch. Especially the foods we eat every day: milk, nut butters, bread etc.
Making vegetable based milk is so simple and the easiest recipe to get you on your way to becoming a health geek!
To start, as well as a blender, you will need a glass bottle and a nut milk bag to filter the milk. Easy, right?
Learn how to make your own in our recipe for hempseed and coconut milk.
Once you’ve filtered the milk, you can use the left over coconut, almond or cashew nut pulp to make gluten free flours for baking!
Healthy Eating tool #4- Juice extractor or slow juicer
Why should you buy a juicer when you already got a blender?
Because it really is a game changer! It juices fruit, vegetables and roots, separating the juice from the pulp. A perfect partner in crime when you are getting creative about juices, mocktails and detox drinks!
Make sure you go for an extractor and not a blender. Extractors don’t cut up the food like blenders because they press your ingredients slowly, extracting more juice without loosing all the good fibre. Since they provide cold pressed juices, all the enzymes will remain intact.
Healthy Eating tool #5 – A glass container
Glass bottles, tubs and jars vary in size and are fundamental for conserving all the wonderful things you make. They are easy to clean and you can immediately see what’s inside. We can just not have enough of these in our kitchen!
Healthy Eating tool #6- The bento box
One of the great things about spending lots of time in the kitchen is that there are always plenty of healthy, delicious options. Why not becoming a pro in food prep? What you’ll need is a lovely bento box to take for lunch at work.
Say goodbye to deliveries and fast food!
Healthy Eating tool #7 – Bottles for water and juices
A useful eco-friendly addition to any kitchen: a stainless steel bottle.
As well as being a great way of reducing your plastic bottle consumption, it also allows you to keep personalised drinks on hand.
We use ours for taking filtered or alkaline water to the office. Another fav is our mushroom coffee on-the-go, perfect for when we leave for an early morning trip. Or if we skipped it for a protein smoothie to drink before hitting the gym.