CREATIVE HEALTH INSTITUTE SHOWS YOU HOW TO SET UP YOUR RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN

Simple, user friendly, easy to clean, not too big, inexpensive, practical and fun!  These words will be our guide in selecting the best juicer, blender, dehydrator, food processor and other tools which you can use in your raw living food kitchen.

When it comes to getting your kitchen equipment together, it’s all about : “will you actually use them on a regular basis?” You need to think about what kind of money you want to spend, which kind of raw living food recipes tickle your fancy and how likely you are to make them.   Now,with that picture in mind, let’s choose the best raw living food juicer, blender, dehydrator and other raw living food kitchen tools.  To really enjoy the art of raw living food preparation, there are some basic tools you need to make it a lot easier, quicker and fun. Use a few of them or use them all, depending on your favorite recipes, available time and budget.

Quick Overview of Raw Living Food Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Juicer – Centrifuge Daily

Carrot Juice (Pine)Apple Cucumber Juice

$99 -$299

Very Easy

5 min

Medium-Large

Juicer – Green Star, Weekly

Greens Juice wheat grass nut milk

$150 -$350

Easy

10-15 min

Large

High Speed Blender Daily

Smoothies Soups Sauces Spreads Cake batters Ice-cream

$199 -$400

Very Easy

2 min

Medium-Large

Dehydrator Monthly

Crackers Cookies Bars “Bread”

$159 -$229

Easy

5-10 min

Very Large

Water Purifier Daily

Clean Water

$25 -$499

Very Easy

1 min

Medium-Large

Food Processor Monthly

Slices Veggies Colelsaw Spreads

$89 – $399

Easy

5-10 min

Not too large

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Coffee Grinder Weekly

Grind Seeds Grinded Nuts Grinded Cacoa Beans

$10-$30

Very Easy

1 min

Small

Sprouter Weekly

Sprouts grass

$5-$100

Moderate

5-10 min

Medium

Hand Blender Daily

Spreads Mouses Smoothies

$49 -$99

Very Easy

2 min

Small

The easiest and most popular appliance is a high speed blender.  This is key to a raw living foodist – what a stove is to a a professional chef.  You’ll make smoothies, shakes and soups within minutes.  And you’ll use it many times a day.  The two brands most used are Vitamix and Blendtec.  They’re equally good.  There is also a new blender that is sold by Montel Willam’s company and shows great promise. The best raw living food juicer depends on what you expect to be juicing most.  Carrots are easiest in a centrifuge juicer, whereas wheatgrass and green leafy vegetables go best in a twin gear or single auger juicer.  If you have a juice bar around the corner and as long as you can get the volume of juice you need to support your lifestyle, you may choose to buy your juice already made instead of investing in a good juicer, the problem is that you will be most likely missing out on enzymes and other nutrients. If you buy a centrifuge juicer, make sure you buy one with a wide mouth so you can juice whole apples and carrots without any pre-cutting.  There are many inexpensive centrifuge juicers, so find one that suits your needs and budget.  To date, the most frequently used twin gear juicer is the Greenstar Juicer. A dehydrator is a fun tool, and difficult to live without for a raw living foodest!  For intermediate to advanced raw living foodests, a dehydrator is essential for making breads, cookies and  snacks.  The Excalibur dehydrator is the most popular and you should get a model large enough to make enough dehydrated recipes to last you through out the week or up to a month. Having access to your own spring – pure, raw, living water – would be ideal, unfortunately that is not really feasible for most of us!  Alternatively, a water purifier is something you might consider.  It’s more economical and ecological than buying bottled water, and when you purify your own water you know you are getting the best quality water, for you and your family.  You can buy a good a tap filter, or under-counter model, and don’t forget the bathtub and shower chlorine-filter, since your skin is your largest organ and absorbs the water that you bath in.  You may even want to spend some extra money adding an ionizer. A food processor is fun and necessary if you are going to eat 80%+ raw living food and make gourmet foods.  For small jobs, here at Creative Health Institute we find it’s just as easy to use a knife or the much cheaper and smaller mandolin or spiral slicer.  When you have a lot of slicing, dicing and mixing to do, nothing beats a food processor.  So if you have space and a few extra dollars, we recommend buying one, but it’s not as important as a good blender in a raw living food kitchen. A coffee grinder is great for finely grinding nuts, seeds and cacao beans in smaller quantities.  A grinder is small and relatively inexpensive.  It’s not an absolute must in a raw living food kitchen, but is so inexpensive that not having one would just be a personal preference choice. I love the hand blender!  To me, it’s a simple and cheap version of a table model, high speed blender.  If you have a Cuisinart hand blender you can take it on trips and with 700 Watts, you can use it where you’d use the high speed blenders, although your mixtures won’t be as smooth and the cell walls of the food you blending won’t be broken down as efficiently as with a high speed table model.  However, it  really does the job for traveling, for making green smoothies, energy soups, quick pestos and small amounts of sauce, etc., making it easy for you to never miss out on the yummy raw living food dishes you will come to love. Other Great ToolsOnce you have the basics, other fun  and very useful tools to consider are:

  • Ceramic Knifes
  • Mandoline
  • Cutting Board
  • Spiralizer
  • Nut Milk Bag
  • Hand Held Water Purifying Bottle – For those live springs and rivers
  • Fun and BeautifulChina, Silverware, Fun Table Decorations Candles, Napkins, etc. (Remember We Eat With Our Eyes First)

Making Right Choices, Means Asking The Right QuestionsHow to decide what appliances to buy…  Answer the following questions for yourself:

  • What kind of recipes would you like to make?
  • Do I love gourmet or more simple juices, smoothies, seed & nut milks, crackers, pastas?
  • Do I prefer quick and easy recipes such as smoothies, soups and juices or do I like to make more complicated recipes with lots of different ingredients?

Guideline you may want to use:

  • Simple healthy raw living food recipes:  high speed blender, juicer, knifes, hand blender, water purifier.
  • Complex &Gourmet:  dehydrator, mandoline, spiralizer, sprouting system.

How much time do you have for raw living food preparation?

  • Little time:   blender, centrifuge juicer, apple slicer, maybe dehydrator, cleaver, coffee grinder, hand blender, water purifier.
  • More time: mandolin, spiralizer, sprouter, nut milk bag, twin gear juicer, dehydrator, food processor.

How much space do you have in your kitchen?

  • Small kitchen:  centrifuge juicer, (hand)blender, nut bag, high speed hand blender.
  • Large kitchen:  twin gear juicer, dehydrator, water purifier, distiller, sprouter, table top blender.

Consider your budget:  How much do you want to spend on your new kitchen equipment?  If you are on a tight budget, choose only what you need most.  To save money, you might consider asking for (money for) kitchen tools for Christmas or your birthday.   Low budget:  Fill this in with what you think you can afford.

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size


SUMMARY OF RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN TOOLS

  1. The Very Basic Must Haves:  High speed blender or hand blender, good knifes, cutting board, water purifier.
  2. Intermediate:  High speed blender, hand blender, good knives, cutting board, water purifier, nut bag/cheese cloth,  sprouting jars, twin gear juicer, centrifuge juicer, coffee grinder, dehydrator, mandolin.
  3. Advanced:  It’s your choice. Now it’s time to dream… The main thing is get started, the rest will fall into place!

Our desire is for you to live in vibrant health and enjoy life to its fullest. We are here to assist you in every way possible. Please feel free to all us with any questions you may have about recipes, or your raw food journey. My personal line is 866.426.1213 ext12   Peace & Blessings, Robert Morgan – Bobby Master Chef & Program Education Director Creative Health Institute 112 West Union City Drive Union City,Michigan

SETTING UP YOUR RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN

  Simple, user friendly, easy to clean, not too big, inexpensive, practical and fun!  These words will be our guide in selecting the best juicer, blender, dehydrator, food processor and other tools which you can use in your raw living food kitchen.   When it comes to getting your kitchen equipment together, it’s all about : “will you actually use them on a regular basis?” You need to think about what kind of money you want to spend, which kind of raw living food recipes tickle your fancy and how likely you are to make them.   Now,with that picture in mind, let’s choose the best raw living food juicer, blender, dehydrator and other raw living food kitchen tools.  To really enjoy the art of raw living food preparation, there are some basic tools you need to make it a lot easier, quicker and fun. Use a few of them or use them all, depending on your favorite recipes, available time and budget.

Quick Overview of Raw Living Food Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Juicer – Centrifuge Daily

Carrot Juice (Pine)Apple Cucumber Juice

$99 -$299

Very Easy

5 min

Medium-Large

Juicer – Green Star, Weekly

Greens Juice wheat grass nut milk

$150 -$350

Easy

10-15 min

Large

High Speed Blender Daily

Smoothies Soups Sauces Spreads Cake batters Ice-cream

$199 -$400

Very Easy

2 min

Medium-Large

Dehydrator Monthly

Crackers Cookies Bars “Bread”

$159 -$229

Easy

5-10 min

Very Large

Water Purifier Daily

Clean Water

$25 -$499

Very Easy

1 min

Medium-Large

Food Processor Monthly

Slices Veggies Colelsaw Spreads

$89 – $399

Easy

5-10 min

Not too large

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Coffee Grinder Weekly

Grind Seeds Grinded Nuts Grinded Cacoa Beans

$10-$30

Very Easy

1 min

Small

Sprouter Weekly

Sprouts grass

$5-$100

Moderate

5-10 min

Medium

Hand Blender Daily

Spreads Mouses Smoothies

$49 -$99

Very Easy

2 min

Small

The easiest and most popular appliance is a high speed blender.  This is key to a raw living foodist – what a stove is to a a professional chef.  You’ll make smoothies, shakes and soups within minutes.  And you’ll use it many times a day.  The two brands most used are Vitamix and Blendtec.  They’re equally good.  There is also a new blender that is sold by Montel Willam’s company and shows great promise. The best raw living food juicer depends on what you expect to be juicing most.  Carrots are easiest in a centrifuge juicer, whereas wheatgrass and green leafy vegetables go best in a twin gear or single auger juicer.  If you have a juice bar around the corner and as long as you can get the volume of juice you need to support your lifestyle, you may choose to buy your juice already made instead of investing in a good juicer, the problem is that you will be most likely missing out on enzymes and other nutrients. If you buy a centrifuge juicer, make sure you buy one with a wide mouth so you can juice whole apples and carrots without any pre-cutting.  There are many inexpensive centrifuge juicers, so find one that suits your needs and budget.  To date, the most frequently used twin gear juicer is the Greenstar Juicer. A dehydrator is a fun tool, and difficult to live without for a raw living foodest!  For intermediate to advanced raw living foodests, a dehydrator is essential for making breads, cookies and  snacks.  The Excalibur dehydrator is the most popular and you should get a model large enough to make enough dehydrated recipes to last you through out the week or up to a month. Having access to your own spring – pure, raw, living water – would be ideal, unfortunately that is not really feasible for most of us!  Alternatively, a water purifier is something you might consider.  It’s more economical and ecological than buying bottled water, and when you purify your own water you know you are getting the best quality water, for you and your family.  You can buy a good a tap filter, or under-counter model, and don’t forget the bathtub and shower chlorine-filter, since your skin is your largest organ and absorbs the water that you bath in.  You may even want to spend some extra money adding an ionizer. A food processor is fun and necessary if you are going to eat 80%+ raw living food and make gourmet foods.  For small jobs, here at Creative Health Institute we find it’s just as easy to use a knife or the much cheaper and smaller mandolin or spiral slicer.  When you have a lot of slicing, dicing and mixing to do, nothing beats a food processor.  So if you have space and a few extra dollars, we recommend buying one, but it’s not as important as a good blender in a raw living food kitchen. A coffee grinder is great for finely grinding nuts, seeds and cacao beans in smaller quantities.  A grinder is small and relatively inexpensive.  It’s not an absolute must in a raw living food kitchen, but is so inexpensive that not having one would just be a personal preference choice. I love the hand blender!  To me, it’s a simple and cheap version of a table model, high speed blender.  If you have a Cuisinart hand blender you can take it on trips and with 700 Watts, you can use it where you’d use the high speed blenders, although your mixtures won’t be as smooth and the cell walls of the food you blending won’t be broken down as efficiently as with a high speed table model.  However, it  really does the job for traveling, for making green smoothies, energy soups, quick pestos and small amounts of sauce, etc., making it easy for you to never miss out on the yummy raw living food dishes you will come to love. Other Great ToolsOnce you have the basics, other fun  and very useful tools to consider are:

  • Ceramic Knifes
  • Mandoline
  • Cutting Board
  • Spiralizer
  • Nut Milk Bag
  • Hand Held Water Purifying Bottle – For those live springs and rivers
  • Fun and BeautifulChina, Silverware, Fun Table Decorations Candles, Napkins, etc. (Remember We Eat With Our Eyes First)

Making Right Choices, Means Asking The Right QuestionsHow to decide what appliances to buy…  Answer the following questions for yourself:

  • What kind of recipes would you like to make?
  • Do I love gourmet or more simple juices, smoothies, seed & nut milks, crackers, pastas?
  • Do I prefer quick and easy recipes such as smoothies, soups and juices or do I like to make more complicated recipes with lots of different ingredients?

Guideline you may want to use:

  • Simple healthy raw living food recipes:  high speed blender, juicer, knifes, hand blender, water purifier.
  • Complex &Gourmet:  dehydrator, mandoline, spiralizer, sprouting system.

How much time do you have for raw living food preparation?

  • Little time:   blender, centrifuge juicer, apple slicer, maybe dehydrator, cleaver, coffee grinder, hand blender, water purifier.
  • More time: mandolin, spiralizer, sprouter, nut milk bag, twin gear juicer, dehydrator, food processor.

How much space do you have in your kitchen?

  • Small kitchen:  centrifuge juicer, (hand)blender, nut bag, high speed hand blender.
  • Large kitchen:  twin gear juicer, dehydrator, water purifier, distiller, sprouter, table top blender.

Consider your budget:  How much do you want to spend on your new kitchen equipment?  If you are on a tight budget, choose only what you need most.  To save money, you might consider asking for (money for) kitchen tools for Christmas or your birthday.   Low budget:  Fill this in with what you think you can afford.

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size


SUMMARY OF RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN TOOLS

  1. The Very Basic Must Haves:  High speed blender or hand blender, good knifes, cutting board, water purifier.
  2. Intermediate:  High speed blender, hand blender, good knives, cutting board, water purifier, nut bag/cheese cloth,  sprouting jars, twin gear juicer, centrifuge juicer, coffee grinder, dehydrator, mandolin.
  3. Advanced:  It’s your choice. Now it’s time to dream… The main thing is get started, the rest will fall into place!

Our desire is for you to live in vibrant health and enjoy life to its fullest. We are here to assist you in every way possible. Please feel free to all us with any questions you may have about recipes, or your raw food journey. My personal line is 866.426.1213 ext12   Peace & Blessings, Robert Morgan – Bobby Master Chef & Program Education Director Creative Health Institute 112 West Union City Drive Union City,Michigan

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