Do I recommend a high speed blender?
The answer to this question is really simple. YES!
I absolutely love my blender and use it every morning to make a green smoothie. I also use it to make soups, nut milks & cheeses, dips and the list goes on. It was probably the best money I ever spent in my kitchen.
However, I do not use some of the more expensive high speed blenders out there as I believe that some of the lesser known brands work just as well.
I am super excited to have partnered with OmniBlend Australia!
For the month of June they are giving my followers $20 off blenders and juicers PLUS you receive a FREE superfood sample pack including cacao and vanilla raw vegan protein from Nutraorganics plus a sachet of matcha powder from Being Co. To get this head over to my link:
Do I recommend buying organic?
The answer to this question is YES!
However, I also understand that not everyone is in the position to by organic food and produce. Here are my tips for saving $$$
- Shop at a farmers market. A lot of the produce is spray free and you can directly ask the people who grow or make the produce and products how it is grown or prepared. Some are not certified organic but are much better than conventionally grown produce. Support local growers and farmers as I believe this has not only an impact on the environment but also to your own health.
- Shop at a food co-op or bulk store. I really love saving up glass jars and using my label maker (can you tell I have a type A personality?). You will save money by buying staples in bulk for example: nuts, seeds, flour, beans and grains. There is less wastage of plastic containers and the price is far better. Some of the produce is organic and most will be labelled where it came from.
- If you do want to buy organic but can’t afford to purchase all produce organic check out this list of the clean fifteen and dirty dozen. You will get more for your $$ and healthy buy purchasing the fruit and vegies in the dirty dozen list organically grown or spray free from a farmers market.
(in order of least contamination)
(in order of contamination)
Rock Melon (Cantaloupe)
Sweet bell peppers
What are my go to pantry staples?
Grains: Brown rice, quinoa, millet, wholemeal couscous, teff
Flour: wholemeal spelt, coconut, buckwheat, cornflour (thickner)
Beans & legumes: black beans, adzuki beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils (green & brown), red split lentils
Tins: diced tomatoes, coconut milk
Sauces: tomato paste, sriracha chilli, jalepenos, tomato passata
Spices: cumin (ground & seeds), coriander (ground & seeds), mustard seeds, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, chilli (flakes & powder) and too many more to remember.
I love spices as they are the perfect way to enhance favour and reduce the fat, sugar and salt from processed sauces.
I hope that this answers some of the questions that you may have.