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Why You Need Cashew Cheese (and easy, unsoaked cashew cheese recipe)

Contrary to popular belief, being Plant Based or Vegan doesn’t mean that you miss out on all the cheesy recipes that non-vegans eat. There are tons of dairy free options at grocery stores. Most are loaded with unhealthy preservatives and ingredients that I cannot even pronounce. Nut cheese, when made with plant-based ingredients, is not only delicious, but healthier than its casein counterpart. It’s also extremely easy to whip up so there’s no need to buy it at the store.

Why Cashew Cheese is Healthy

Aside from being super delicious, plant-based cashew cheese is rich with Vitamin B, Calcium, Protein and Fiber. It has more vitamins and minerals than dairy. Unlike animal cheese, it does not have saturated fats which increase cholesterol and your risk of heart disease and stroke.

How cashew cheese helps with weight loss

Since cashews are high in protein and healthy fat, cashew cheese will help you stay full longer and reduce cravings. You can use the cheese to make all kinds of recipes for pizza, pasta sauce, dressings and dips. It will instantly make any bland recipe delicious and nutritious, which makes it easy to continue eating healthy.

To Soak or Not to Soak

If you have time, it’s best to soak the cashews. This will make them soft and the creamy consistency be easily achievable. When cashes are soaked, the enzymes are neutralized so our bodies digest them better. All you have to do is get raw, unsalted cashews, put them in a container and fill the container up with water. Wait at least 2 hours or simply do it the night before and TADA! It really is that simple! If you are in a pinch, you can simply use raw unsalted cashews.  I’ve done this before and used my Kuvings Power Blender to grind them up. The consistency was creamy and buttery in minutes. *Note that high speed blenders are the best tools to use to achieve creaminess.

3 Minute Cashew Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Raw Cashews soaked overnight (Fine to use non-soaked cashews in a pinch)

2-3 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast

2-3 Tablespoons of lemon juice

¼ Teaspoon of salt

¼ Teaspoon of black pepper

¼ Teaspoon of garlic salt (Add a clove of fresh garlic for extra spiciness)

¼ Cup of water (More for a creamier consistency)

Directions:

  1. Drain and rinse soaked cashews (Or simply put un soaked cashews in your blender)
  2. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and pulse for about 30 seconds
  3. Open up the blender and use a spatula to check the consistency. Add more water for a creamier consistency.
  4. Taste the cheese and add condiments to taste
  5. Blend for another 30 seconds with adjusted ingredients.

It really is that simple! Let me know if you made it and how it turned out in the comments below.

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Video Review: Kuvings EVO820 Citrus Attachment Review – 2019 Buyers Guide

You can find the Kuvings EVO820 Citrus Attachment through Plant Based Pros at: https://www.plantbasedpros.com/produc…
Learn about the newest Kuvings EVO820 Citrus attachment – a popular attachment for the latest model from the line of Kuvings cold press masticating vertical juicers. Dee, from https://www.plantbasedpros.com/, provides a thorough overview of the newest juicer attachment for 2019. You’ll find out how to make orange juice or a delicious citrus detox drink. Dee shows all the parts for the Kuvings EVO820 citrus attachment. Afterwards she runs oranges and limes through the citrus juicer and shows the juice yield. She uses different sizes of limes and oranges to show how versatile the attachment is.
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00:12 Going over juicer parts
1:25 Juicing starts
2:24 Juicing a lime
2:45 Closeup of feed chute
3:55 How to clean Kuvings EVO820 citrus attachment
4:11 Is the EVO820 citrus attachment worth the money?
5:12 Where to get your Kuvings EVO820 citrus attachment

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Video Review: Kuvings Power Blender KPB-351 Review – 2019 Buyers Guide

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Learn about the newest Kuvings Power Blender KPB-351 – the latest model from the line of Kuvings blenders.

Dee, from https://www.plantbasedpros.com/, provides a thorough overview of the newest blender model for 2019. Dee shows how easy it is to operate the Power Blender. She shows all the parts and accessories and makes almond milk, hummus, and ice cream with the KPB-351 blender. You can also make delicious smoothies, soups, and cocktails with this powerful blender! After making all of these recipes, Dee cleans the blender in less than one minute.

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Kuvings EVO820 Juicer Review and Buyers Guide

Is the Kuvings EVO820 Worth the Money? Review and Buyers Guide

The Kuvings EVO820 is the newest juicer from Kuvings and an improved version of the popular Kuvings C7000. The EVO820 keeps all of the popular features that juicers fans love and has many improvements over the C7000. The EVO820 has a larger feed chute, sturdier juicing bowl, and a more streamlined design than the C7000. It is also extremely versatile and can handle everything from healthy juices to delicious sorbets. Let’s go through the upgrades on the EVO820

Kuvings EVO820 Overview

The Kuvings EVO820 is a masticating juicer that spins at an easy 60 rpm. The low speeds ensure that your juice will come out with all of it’s nutrients and enzymes intact. High-speed juicers generate a lot of heat that breaks down nutrients in your juice. Additionally, high speed juicers introduce a lot of oxygen into your juice that causes them to go bad very quickly. Some juices start to turn brown within 10-15 minutes of leaving a centrifugal juicer. Juices produced in your EVO820 cold press juicer will last for 2-3 days so you can prepare your juices in advance. This is extremely helpful if you work long hours or spend every day on the go.

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Giving Back: Finding Hope at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

We visited the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in New York last weekend. It was a great way to learn all about the farm industry and to give back.

The sanctuary is located about 2 hours North of NYC, right near Woodstock. It is a beautiful and magical ride through the rural areas of New York.

Catskill opened its doors in 2001 in New York’s Hudson Valley. It’s comprised of 148 acres. Kathy Stevens, the founder, established it as a place of refuge for farm animals rescued from cruelty, neglect and torture. It currently houses about 11 species of farm animals and 400 residents.

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Kuvings EVO820 Cold Press Slow Juicer Video Review – 2019 Buyers Guide

Learn about the newest Kuvings EVO820 – the latest model from the line of Kuvings cold press masticating vertical juicers. Dee, from Plant Based Pros, provides a thorough overview of the newest juicer model for 2019.

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Tribest Greenstar Pro GS-P502-B Juicer Review

Tribest GS-P502 Greenstar Pro Commercial Cold Press Complete Masticating Juicer, Juice Extractor with Jumbo Twin Gears, Gray

Tribest Greenstar Pro GS-P502-B Juicer Review

The Tribest GS-P502-B is one of the more popular twin-gear juicers that we carry. This juicer has specially designed twin gears that extract the maximum amount of nutrients from your produce. You can feed a wide range of produce into the GS-P502-B, ranging from hard carrots to leafy greens. This juicer can also be used to make nut butters, breadsticks, and frozen fruit sorbets.

One of the major benefits of the GS-P502-B is the commercial certification. It is commercial ETL sanitation certified and commercial electric certified. This allows you to use the GS-P502-B in your restaurant or juice bar since it is compliant with health service requirements.

Top Benefits

  • Heavy Duty: The GS-P502-B is a heavy duty juicer that can provide enough juice for large families or small commercial shops. The heavy duty motor has a cooling fan to prevent the juicer from overheating. This allows you to continuously juice for half an hour.
  • Maximum Nutrient Retention: The Tribest GS-P502-B motor spins at 110 RPM so your nutrients will not get destroyed during the juicing process. This juicer slowly extracts your juice to keep the enzymes intact. The slow speeds also prevent oxidization so you can store your juices for up to 72 hours.
  • Safe Materials: The twin gears are made out of stainless steels so your produce will be ground up with safe materials. The stainless steel gears are much more durable than the plastic augers commonly found in juicers.
  • Bioceramic and Magnetic Technology: The gears have bioceramic and magnetic materials in the interior. This technology extracts more nutrients from your produce and increases the juices shelf life.
  • Specially-Engineered Gears: The gears have additional cutting points and pockets in the gears to efficiently juice your produce. The additional cutting points are perfect for stringy vegetables and prevents clogging. The pockets in the gears are perfect for hard vegetables and allow your juicer to run smoothly.
  • Warranty: The 15-year warranty for home use is one of the better warranties for juicers. This juicer also has a 3-year warranty for commercial use, which is better than the standard commercial juicer warranty.
  • Simple to Clean: The GS-P502-B comes with a brush and scraper that make cleaning a breeze. These tools speed up the cleaning process so you can enjoy your juice and focus on what’s important.

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Mini Classic CT Water Distiller Review

Pure Water Mini-Classic CT Counter Top Distiller

Mini Classic CT Water Distiller Introduction

The Mini Classic CT Water Distiller is one of the most popular water distillers on the market. It provides great tasting distilled water and is simple to use. The Mini Classic CT is a countertop unit so it does not need to be connected to a water source. It is also compact so you can move it from room to room or use it away from home. Finally, this water distiller is made from stainless steel so you can depend on it for years to come.

What is a Water Distiller

A water distiller purifies water and removes contaminants such as metals and inorganic materials. The water distiller does this by heating water up to the boiling point and turning it into steam. Contaminants have much higher boiling points so they remain in the impure water. The steam is transferred away from the impure water and cooled. The pure distilled water is collected in a jar and the contaminants are left in the boiling chamber. This is very similar to what happens in nature when water evaporates and falls as pure rain.

How to Use Mini Classic CT Water Distiller

The Mini Classic Water Distiller is very easy to use. First you fill the three-liter boiling chamber with tap water and return it to the distiller. Make sure you have the collection jar in place and turn the distiller on. The Mini Classic CT will run for about 3.5 hours and automatically turn off once three liters of water has been purified. There will be a little bit of water left in the boiling chamber since this extends the life of the unit. The purified water can be easily poured out of the open top of the collection jar.

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Alkaviva H2 Water Ionizer Review

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Alkaviva H2 Water Ionizer Introduction

The Alkaviva H2 water ionizers are some of the top water ionizers on the market. They remove unhealthy contaminants from your water and ionize the water to provide health benefits to you. A water ionizer helps you stay hydrated, increases alkalinity of water (7.0 pH to 9.5 pH) and increases water’s antioxidant potency.

Using slightly acidic water is great for plants as well as your skin and hair. Using a strong alkaline water (11.0 pH) is great for removing chemicals from produce. A strong acidic water (2.5 pH) works well as a household cleaner or antiseptic for cuts.

Alkaviva H2 Water Ionizer Overview

There are three different models of Alkaviva H2 water ionizers that have five to nine plates. The Vesta model has nine plates, Athena has seven plates, and Melody II has five plates. These plates are made with mesh and allow the water ionizers to produce alkaline water similar to much larger water ionizers.

The water ionizers allow you to select from 4 alkaline and 4 acidic set points along with a standard neutral pH option. The final option is great for times when you do not want alkaline water.

The Alkaviva water ionizers have valves in the front that allow you to control the flow rate through the ionizer. This enables you to change the pH of the water to your tastes.

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