Categories: Blender Recipes, Living Food19,October,2020
Vacuum Blending - Suck the life back into your blended foods
When you've spent time creating the perfect smoothie, it sucks when you find that after a short while, it transforms into a watery, unappetizing drink with brown froth on top. Solve this problem with the Biochef Vacuum Container Pump, that lets you convert your Vitamix into a powerful vacuum blender.
Oxygen is usually a good thing, but when your foods are exposed to oxidisation, it takes the fun, nutrients and flavour out. The Biochef Vacuum Container Pump helps suck the life back into your your food creations and keeps them fresh, flavoursome and full of nutrients until you're ready to use them.
What is Vacuum Technology?
Vacuum technology is still quite new to the at home cook. For supermarkets it has been an essential part of storing food for over 80 years. Vacuum sealing helped food retailers keep our food fresh and now you can use this technology to prolong the shelf life and flavour of your smoothies, soups, nut butters, juices, marinades and any other blended foods you can think of. Our Biochef Vacuum Blenders feature a built-in vacuum with air pressure sensors which suck the oxygen out of the
Categories: Dehydrator Recipes, Living Food13,October,2020
Compare food dehydrators in America with our helpful Food Dehydrator Comparison sheets. We've compared the benefits and features of each Food Dehydrator to make it easy for you to make the best choice about which model is right for you.
Round vs Square Dehydrators
Which Dehydrator is Right for Me?
Compare BioChef Arizona, Savana and Kalahari Dehydrators
BioChef Savana 6,9,12 Tray Tray Sizes 6/9 Tray 8/10/16 Tray 6/9/12 Tray Prices (RRP) $129 / $155 $340 / $425 / $659 $289 / $309 / $349
Categories: Recipes, Juicing Recipes, Healthy Lifestyle23,July,2020
As the industry leader in juicing and cold press juicers in Australia, Vitality 4 Life has an extensive amount of knowledge when it comes to what to juice, how often and in which combination is best for weight loss, cleansing and juice diets.
When it comes to juicing for weight loss, in recent years we have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of "juice diets" and "juice cleanses". We all want long-term results when it comes to weight loss so it is important to consider which approach to dieting or cleansing will help you achieve and maintain your desired weight loss goal. You can read more about juice diets here. In this article we have compiled our favourite juice recipes for weight loss, and the reasons why the ingredients will assist and support weight loss. This will help you to create your own recipes too, depending on your preferred flavours.
Vitality 4 Life was founded on the principles of the The Hippocrates Health Institute, which, in a nutshell, encourages an 80% raw food diet, high in living food and cold pressed juices which retain very important enzymes and a maximum amount of nutrients. The gentle nature of the extraction method (originally using the Norwalk juicing press but now made possible with high quality twin and single gear juicers such as the Hippocrates Twin Gear Juicer, Oscar Neo DA 1000 and the Axis
Bliss in a Hemp Seed Ball
When we think of hemp we think of getting high but is hemp the same as marijuana? In a nutshell, no, they are simply both part of the cannabis family. Using delicious hemp seeds in these delicious hemp seed bliss ball recipes you will get high on the delicious taste and natural health benefits of this special seed.
The Chinese knew that hemp seeds were healthy and used them as medicine for thousands of years particularly for mental illness related issues. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids and are a great source of protein, vitamin E, potassium, sodium and magnesium. A true superfood worthy of the name.
Hemp seeds are good for your hearth as they are a great source of arginine (a basic amino acid and essential nutrient in our diet) and gamma-linolenic acid (a fatty substance found in various plant seed oils). With a ratio of 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats which may help with skin diseases providing relief from uncomfortable symptoms.
Hemp seeds are complete source of protein as it makes up 25% of the calories and contain all the essential amino acids.
Let's face it women don't feel very high when it is that time of the month. Hemp seeds may reduce symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, thanks to its
Categories: Healthy Lifestyle23,July,2020
Easy exercise at home after baby or any break from exercise..
by Guest Blogger - Vanessa Bartlett
Presenter, Author, Instructor
'VanessaB Health & Pilates'
After I had my first baby it was super tricky getting back into exercise. In fact, I couldn’t walk properly for three months, had abdominal separation and back pain.
I wanted to walk, but even going up the driveway was hard for so long!
Not only that, but the time I used to have for exercise was reduced by at least half or more. Realistically, getting in 10 minutes was a huge achievement of just some light bodyweight exercises.
Then it dawned on me.
Why was I worrying about this and stressing about getting out with the baby all the time? I love exercising at home at my own convenience, so I got a Vitality4life WalkSlim Home Treadmill.
Now, as a personal trainer who needed to get back into exercise myself I knew I needed to get my cardio up again to shed a few kilos, get fitter and build up my body again without any heavy loads or impact.
Running was out of the question due to a back injury and weakened pelvic floor, plus I much preferred walking anyway.
As soon as I got this treadmill I loved it.
Why? Because i
Which juicer should I buy? This is by far our most frequently asked question at Vitality 4 Life, and for good reason! With such an array of cold press juicers available on the market today it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused when trying to decide which juicer is best for you.
With 20+ years' experience in the business, we are here to help you make the best choice when buying a juicer and our range of cold press juicers are regarded as the best in the world!
Cold press juicers retain the enzymes and nutrients of the fruits and vegetables, but how do you know which cold press juicer is best for you? Not just the best juicer on the market, but the best juicer specifically for you, because it depends on your needs - these could be dietary, health, usability and/or functionality requirements.
It may surprise you to learn that there are five different types of cold press juicers available today, and each are suited to distinct types of users and their needs. Firstly, it is important to determine where you are on the "road to health" and more specifically, what you are looking for in a juicer.
Let's start with the five following questions:
1. Do you see yourself as a beginner (new to juicing), a health enthusiast (knowledgeable about the benefits of different types of fruits/vegetables) or a patient (looking to overcome an illness naturally)?
2. Are you wanting to juice mostly fruit or predominantly vegetables?
3. What features are important to you - ease of cleaning, ease of use, juicing speed?
4. Are you
Going bananas for bananas in your food dehydrator!
Why do we go bananas for bananas? The Australian Banana page says "peel good, feel good". Bananas have bone strengthening magnesium, folate for a healthy mind and Vitamin B6 for that feel good energy. Dehydrate bananas in your BioChef Food Dehydrator for healthy snacks that last the distance.
How to make banana chips in your food dehydrator
Slightly brown-flecked bananas will have the sweetest, most concentrated flavour when dried.
Peel the bananas. Slice bananas into 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch chips.
Dip each banana slice into the lemon juice. This lessens browning of the banana chips and adds a bit of vitamin C back into the banana.
Shake off the extra lemon juice and lay the banana slice on the dehydrator tray. Leave enough space between banana slices on the tray to allow sufficient air flow for drying.
Fill the available dehydrator trays with banana slices. Put the trays into the dehydrator and set initial temperature to 65 degrees Celcius or 150 degrees Fahrenheit and dry at that temperature for the first two hours.
Turn the temperature down to 55 degrees Celcius or 130 degrees Fahrenheit after two hours. From here it will take another six hours for bananas to fully dry.
Half way through, stop the food dehydrator and flip over all the banana slices. The slices are easy to peel off the dehydrator tray when they are warm, and turning ensures dryness.
Test for dryness. If the banana chips are leathery to crisp, they are done.
Cool the banana chips for a few hours in the food dehydrator before removing them.
Categories: Healthy Lifestyle, Juicer Reviews27,February,2020
VegeBox Home for growing herbs | Hydroponic Indoor Garden
Your VegeBox Indoor Hydroponic Garden is the perfect healthy kitchen tool allowing you to have readily available fresh herbs at your fingertips. Perfect to add to your daily recipes or to make soothing herbal tea. Any extra produce can be also dehydrated and stored for future use.
Dried Herbs from your Vegebox
Add flavor to food whilst keeping calories and additives low. Herbs are a great way to boost flavor not to mention add extra vitamins and minerals, something that herbs are high in. Many store bought seasonings contain high levels of preservatives and salt so avoiding them is not only cost effective but a good move health wise. Growing and making herb mixes at home with your VegeBox Indoor Garden ensures you have more control over what you are consuming for greater peace of mind.
If a busy week has left you with unused produce overflowing in your VegeBox Indoor Garden you could dry them for later use. It's very simple and saves you money. You can use your oven or even better a food dehydrator which can be used to make beef jerky, dried fruits and even yoghurt!
Why not try some of these recipes below from your own home grown herbs!
Homemade Italian Seasoning
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon crushed dried sage
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Relax Stress Ease Tea
4 tablespoons peppermint
Categories: Recipes, Juicing Recipes24,January,2020
Juicing celery benefits weight loss and health, to effectively improve your digestion and immune system. Celery was originally used for medicinal purposes to purify the blood. No calories and high in fiber, celery juice is a stimulating tonic and a great addition to a healthy eating diet.