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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
Make your own! Try these easy and (much) healthier snack recipes using a food dehydrator.
Snacks can easily be one of our biggest and unknown over-indulgences, with most snacks packed with hidden refined sugar, preservatives and colouring. Making your own snacks will not only save money but you can control exactly what goes into them, meaning the end result is much more wholesome and nourishing. Take a look at our dehydrator snack recipes below:
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Vacuum Blender - Sucking the life back into your blended foods
It sucks when you spend time creating the perfect smoothie... thick, colourful, tasty and full of nutrients and by the time kids are called they are faced with an unappetising, watery drink, with brown froth on top? Solve the problem with our BioChef Astro Vacuum Blender.
Oxygen IS life however oxidation of your blended foods does tend to take, not only the fun, but the life, nutrients, flavour and taste out. Bio Chef Astro Vacuum Blenders help suck the life back in to your blended foods and keep it there until YOU are ready to use it.
The other day I was digging my way through the built up washing to find my teenage son's favourite t-shirt. Triumphantly I held it up and he told me I was ‘sick’. I wasn’t sure how to take it but apparently it’s a compliment. He rushed off happily and I returned to the leaning tower of washing. As I stared at it I got to thinking. I realised I was sick. I was tired. I was sick and tired. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. So I googled it.
Apparently, an amazing woman named Fannie Lou Hamer, a black human rights activist,
The concept of living juice was first introduced by Dr. Norman Walker (1886-1985). Dr Walker declared that the enzymes in fruit and vegetables die at temperatures which exceed 50 degrees Celsius. He explained that any juice extractor that used a high-speed blade or centrifuge created friction heat leading to the destruction of enzymes. Nutritionists advise plenty of fresh, raw fruit and vegetables as essential to well-being but we only obtain the maximum benefits from them when the goodness is released from the fibre.
Juicing will provide a highly concentrated nutrient drink. For optimum benefits the process must extract
I love summer don’t you? During the warmer months of the year I feel lighter, happier and more energised. It feels like a holiday. Unfortunately, when the cooler, cloudy autumn and winter months start rolling in so do the blues.
Some of us start to feel a little down, a little depressed and bleak. For most people this is only a temporary thing but for others it can be more than that. Some of us can be prone to SAD, 'Seasonal Affective Disorder’. Can infrared heating at home help?
What is 'SAD' and why does it happen?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, and other experts,
Most professionals agree that there are many health benefits with regular infrared sauna use. From muscle relief to heart health, from stress relief to looking feeling younger using an infrared sauna regularly can improve our quality of life. These days, however, as we are surrounded by many man made products that produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) we may need to think about lowering our exposure. Using a low EMF Infrared sauna can help keep our exposure to a minimum.
What is EMF?
EMF stands for electromagnetic force (or electromotive force). EMF is found in the natural world by sources such as the local build-up of electric charge in
Dried meat has been popular for thousands of years and it's not hard to see why. It's delicious, virtually fat free, a great source of protein and best of all homemade jerky doesn't have the addition of preservatives or chemical additives so you can be sure that you are eating healthy whole food.
There is no science behind making any meat jerky, all you have to do is know what flavours you like, use the freshest of fresh meat and you can be assured of a yummy snack.
One of the things we get asked for most frequently is how to make meat jerky. Here is a selection of recipes, tried and tested and completely delicious, which you can create using your own food dehydrator!
Homemade Jerky: The Basics
The festive season is a wonderful time of year that brings families, friends and loved ones together to celebrate the end of another year with food, fun and laughs. It is usually during the silly season that we find ourselves at feast after feast and over-indulging is basically unavoidable. Cold pressed juices are not only a lovely and refreshing drink for everyone to sip on, they're also great for giving our body much needed nutrients. During this time added stress, less exercise and sweet treats are only inevitable. We have compiled some of our favourite Christmas Juice Recipes which are not only great as an alcoholic alternative but we have also included juice recipes for the lead up to the big day and for days afterwards. If you do enjoy a tipple then add your favourite Beveridge for at tasty cocktail.
Pre-Christmas Juice Recipes
Did you know that drinking cold press juice can be a fantastic way to de-stress and alleviate tension? There are a range of fruits and vegetables
Instead of just wishing good vibes to a loved one at Christmas how about giving them a VibroSlim vibration machine.
A personal VibroSlim vibration machine is the perfect way to gift the feel good vibes to people we love. We all know how hard it is to remain active around Christmas and we are really busy too. Choosing a personal fitness machine for your family member or friend as a Christmas gift can help them to stay fit and keep the weight down by jiggling all the way through Christmas.
The good thing about having personal exercise equipment at home is the opportunity to just jump
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.
In New Zealand over 597,000 people take medication for asthma – this includes an estimated 1 in 7 children and 1 in 8 adults with many more suffering from allergies. Asthma and allergy sufferers are constantly in discomfort caused by dust and pet hair and are now looking to water filtration vacuums to rid their homes of allergens. Let's compare the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner to the Rainbow and see which water filtration vacuum is the best.
Why Choose A Water Filtration Vacuum?
Water filtration systems like the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner and Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner succeed where traditional vacuum cleansers fail.
Instead of relying on dust bags to c