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Healthy essentials – Yogi Tara Stiles reveals what’s in her kitchen (and yes, there’s a Vitamix in there)

We caught up with yoga YouTube star Tara Stiles to talk kitchen gadgets. She’s famed for making yoga accessible for everyone through her video series online and she’s a bit of a guru in the kitchen too with her book Make Your Own Food Rules Diet which Healthista HQ loves. 

Tara is founder of Strala Yoga and author of a cookbook which she says should empower you to eat well because it makes you feel good. At Be:Fit London with Reebok, we found out Tara’s essential kitchen gadgets.

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Tara’s three essential kitchen gadgets:

1. A sharp knife

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I went to a knife store and there was a knife guru at the back and he helped me choose ‘the one’.

2. My Vitamix

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Everything goes in here: soups, smoothies (my favourite is spinach, banana and almond milk), salad dressing. I’ll make a lot of salad dressings for the week in here too – I like ginger, lemon, hot sauce all together. I’ll make sauces for pasta too or mix coconut milk, nutritional yeast and different spices for curries. I literally throw it all in and blend it up.

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If I’m experimenting with a new dressing recipe, I’ll make a little bit and then try it on a salad and see if it goes well. Next time I’ll make more and store it in a jar in the fridge. My favourite has been like a spicy ranch without the dairy so coconut milk, a bell pepper, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, ginger and a little bit of nutritional yeast.

Vitamix is available on Amazon for £435.00

3. A giant cast iron skillet

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I love this and if I’m using the stove, I’ll cook most things on the skillet: veggies, quinoa, stir-fries, scrambled eggs, spinach.

12 inch cast iron skillets are available on Amazon for £39.98


Click here to buy your copy of Make Your Own Rules Diet (£12.08) by Tara Stiles, founder of Strala Yoga. Published by Hay House.

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Reebok ambassador Tara Stiles was talking at Be:Fit London. For more information on Reebok and their latest fitness kit range, follow @reebokwomenuk on Instagram and visit reebok.co.uk

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