MY RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS
These are the things that I use almost every day. Many friends and and readers have asked what I use so many times that I decided to put up a store and direct them here.
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I have used the juicer on the left for years. It juices up those leafy greens like magic. I prefer centrifugal juicers, but if I were to buy a masticating juicer, I would buy the one in the middle.
It looks like a spaceship and it will make a gorgeous juice. A citrus juicer is one of my must haves in the kitchen. I use it at least once a day, minimum.
I use the Oster blender on the left just because it has always worked for me. For under $60 it does a damn good job blending my smoothies, dressings, sauces, etc.. One day I will buy a Vitamix, but until then I’m happy with my Oster. The travel juicer on the right is badass and you will never be green smoothi-less during a trip ever again.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you use the Oster travel blender outside of the US (110 volts), you need to use an international voltage converter (220 volts to 110 volts) or you will end up with a fried blender on account of too much voltage going into the appliance (which was what happened to mine in one of my trips to South East Asia.)
OTHER KITCHEN MUST HAVES - One
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, your life is about to change. I can’t imagine living without mine and once you try it you’ll see why. A food processor is another must have for any healthy kitchen.
It’s impossible to make stuff like vegan ricotta and cashew cheese without it. I drink tea every single day, and a good teapot is something that every adult should have. (I also talk in an English accent when I drink tea, FYI).
OTHER KITCHEN MUST HAVES - Two
When you wash and dry your greens with a salad spinner they will last twice as long because they are super dry and the liquid won’t make them icky. There is really no good substitute for a salad spinner, and if you eat or are planning on eating lots of salads and greens, this will make your life easier.
The knife in the middle gets put to use every single day in my kitchen and it works like a champ. A kitchen timer will save you from burnt dinner. Enough said.
OTHER KITCHEN MUST HAVES - Three
Perfect for making zucchini, carrot and cucumber noodles. The one on the left is the tabletop version. The one on the right takes up much less space and is super easy to clean.
Raw veggie pasta is a great nutrient dense alternative to regular pasta and much faster to make.
COOKING INGREDIENTS I USE OFTEN - One
Apple Cider Vinegar is a must in any healthy kitchen. I use it for dressings, sauces, and sometimes I even drink it plain if I’m feeling off. My love for cashews runs deep and they make my world much more yummy. If you haven’t tried my simple cashew cheese recipe, it’s about time you did. Dulse flakes are genius for adding a fishy taste. My white bean tuna would not be the same without it.
COOKING INGREDIENTS I USE OFTEN - Two
Braggs Liquid Aminos – terrible packaging, terrible name, super yummy product. It’s kind of like soy sauce and when you spray it on popcorn along with nutritional yeast (in the middle) it will take you straight to yumtown. Nutritional yeast gives things a cheesy flavor. Every vegan has this in their kitchen – I would be willing to bet a lot of money on that. Wakame seaweed is awesome for miso soup, tofu poke and seaweed salad. All three of these are staples in my kitchen.
COOKING INGREDIENTS I USE OFTEN - Three
COOKING INGREDIENTS I USE OFTEN - Four
These larger coconut flakes are ideal for making my coconut bacon recipe. The larger chunks make them crunchier full flavored. I use Coconut Aminos pretty much everyday. I massage my Kale with it, pour it over my salads, rice and just about anything really. Its flavor is slightly sweet with a tinge of salty. It's all around bomb diggity!
PERSONAL ITEMS I SWEAR BY & USE DAILY - One
Schmidt’s is the best deodorant in the world and that’s a fact. I wrote a whole blog post about it. No other shampoo and conditioner makes my hair as silky and smooth as Pureology. It’s totally vegan and it will make you hair smell like a slice of heaven.
The Diva Cup changed the way I thought about my period. I went from dreading it, to “eh, no biggie”. If you’re still using tampons, you have to try this!
PERSONAL ITEMS I SWEAR BY & USE DAILY - Two
The Hydro Flask keeps cold things cold for 24 hours and hot things hot for 12 hours. I’ve tested this in the 110° F / 43° C Arizona heat and it’s true. Ice cubes will stay frozen overnight and when the bottle sits in the hot car for hours at a time, my water is still cold. It’s a flippin’ miracle (me in South East Asia. Always humid and hot). I will never buy a regular water bottle ever again.
I use a ball as my office chair. It strengthens my core as I work and then I get to stretch out my back or do some ab exercises when I need a break. My meditation pillow is used almost daily and it helps keep me grounded and focused.
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I use this coconut oil not to cook with, but to use in my mouth to Oil Pull. Read all about it here. Herbal healing salve is awesome for burns, cuts, chapped lips. It’s some all purpose hippie shit and I love it.
I use my hot water bottle when I have cramps, instead of taking Midol. It’s amazing how some comforting heat can sooth you and make you feel better.
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I’ve been using the Neti Pot since I was a kid. You might look ridiculous while you’re doing this but that’s kind of the fun of it. The Neti Pot offers a gentle form of nasal irrigation (sexy, right?) that’s especially handy when you’re experiencing allergies, sniffles and congestion. See details on how to use it.
The Spibelt is kinda like Fanny Pack but way more convenient especially when exercising or traveling. Check me out here with my Spibelt while globe trekking. My signature look with my headphones on my training videos and Q&A calls are by Bose.
The Only Two Supplements I Recommend
Vitamin B12 and D are the only vitamins that the body cannot produce on its own. Taking a B12 supplement is recommended for anyone eating a plant based diet. And vitamin D is recommended if you can't spend about 10-15 minutes in the sun each day.
Here’s a post that I wrote on supplements.
BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE - Spiritual
Each one of these books has a place in my heart. They have each helped me in my personal and spiritual growth and are my sources of inspiration.
BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE - Quitting Drinking
These were books that I saw myself in and helped give me the nudge to quit drinking.
BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE - Nutrition
All of these are must reads. They have each taught me so much about food, the role it plays it our society and the power it has to transform lives.