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  1. food dehydrator

    Which food dehydrator should I buy?

    What are food dehydrators?

    Food dehydrators are a great way to reduce your cost of food, increase your nutritional intake and speed up your cooking.

    In the past our ancestors relied on the sun to dry out food, but these days it is a process where moisture is removed from foods by circulating air at a very low temperature in an oven-like device including two main designs: stacked shelves and pull out shelves.

    In this article we will cover the benefits of using food dehydration plus some great tips on deciding the best machine for your home or business, all backed by Vitality 4 Life’s 30 day return policy, 24/7 customer support and extended warranties.

    What are the main benefits of dehydrating food?

    There are many benefits to dehydrating your food and getting a food hydrator machine. 

    Increases your fibre intake

    Studies have shown that food dehydration helps to i

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  2. Homemade Jerky Recipes

    Homemade Jerky Recipes

    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

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  3. Cheerful Christmas Juice Recipes

    Cheerful Christmas Juice Recipes

    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

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  4. Recipes for Bliss - Hemp Seed Balls

    Recipes for Bliss - Hemp Seed Balls

    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.

    hemp seeds, horizontal juicers, bliss balls, byron bay, recipes

    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

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  5. Microgreens - does size really matter?

    Microgreens - does size really matter?

     

    When growing microgreens in your VegeBox indoor hydroponic garden it's the smaller the better

    Microgreens are simply young vegetable greens or seedlings of a vegetable, herb or edible flower. They don't need a lot of room so growing them in a Vegebox indoor hydroponic garden is easy. Succulent, slender but packing a powerful, nutritious, flavour punch, microgreens are increasing in popularity. While they may seem tender and delicate they are easy to germinate and with usually five days from seed to harvest, even the most impatient gardener will be happy.

    vegebox, indoor hydroponic garden,

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  6. VegeBox - not just for greens

    VegeBox - not just for greens

    VegeBox - Indoor Hydroponic Gardens
    Fresh food at your finger tips...

    Spice up your life with red hot chilli peppers

    Your VegeBox indoor hydroponic garden is not only for growing greens. Add a splash of colour and spice and grow your own red hot chilli or a tangle of juicy cherry tomatoes.

    vegebox, grow your own chillis, byron bay, indoor hydroponic garden

    There are so many reasons to spice up your foods. A study by Harvard and China National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (2015) found that eating spicy

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  7. BioChef Food Dehydrators - A unique gift for pet lovers

    BioChef Food Dehydrators - A unique gift for pet lovers

    No one else will think of this one, a truly unique gift for pet lovers... make your own healthy dog treats.

    We all know someone who loves their dog more than people. If you want to find a unique  gift for pet lovers that no one else will think of start here with our food dehydrators. Sound boring? It definitely won't be for them when they are making their own healthy dog treats. Or how about buying one for yourself and giving the treats as a gift! Either way they will love it.

    Pet lovers love to know exactly what their doggy treats are made of. With unhealthy treats everywhere at the moment and overseas companies taking over some of our own brands what is in the doggy bag may not be such a treat.

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  8. Detox the Body with Green Juices

    Detox the Body with Green Juices

    For lack of a better word - green is good and everyone seems to know it. It seems that "green juice diets" and "green juice detoxes" are becoming quite a popular health craze of late.

    Seen in the media with celebrities and fitness enthusiasts alike promoting the benefits for weight loss, skin rejuvenation, improved energy levels and to generally cleanse the body. Beginning a green juice detox is quite a big under-taking, but your body will love you for it! There are many detox methods available today, from kits sold at health food shops, to fasting, to herbal mixtures. There is also the juice detox method which is best done with a juicer that produces a cold pressed juice.

    Detox the Body with Green JuicesA juice detox can be a solution to weight or existing health problems, and will

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  9. Top 10 Simple & Delicious Summer Ice-Cream & Sorbet Blender Recipes

    Top 10 Simple & Delicious Summer Ice-Cream & Sorbet Blender Recipes

    We’ve put together a selection of delicious and healthy ice cream and sorbet recipes that you can make quickly and easily using your BioChef Blender and enjoy the tastes of Summer. From coconut to banana, peaches to blueberries, and even Kale! You won’t be disappointed with these scrimptions, no guilt, n’ice cream and sorbet desserts.

    Coconut Bliss Ice CreamThese ice cream (or what we like to call n'ice cream) and sorbet recipes can be made in the BioChef Living Food Blender, the BioChef High Performance Blender and even the BioChef

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  10. Cold Press Juice Recipes: Vegetable Juices

    Cold Press Juice Recipes: Vegetable Juices

    You don't have to use fruit in your juice! Vegetable juices are packed full of nutrients and are a vital addition to any raw food diet. Make sure you leave the skins on your veggies when juicing because so many nutrients can be lost after peeling. Your Cold Press Juicer will preserve all the living enzymes in your vegetables for the healthiest juice possible!

    Veggie JuiceWe have put together some healthy juicing recipes, using our Oscar Neo DA 1000 and the BioChef Axis Cold Press Juicer to get you started.

     

    Garden Juice

    The combination of watercress, spinach

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  11. Cold Press Juice Recipes: Fruit Juices

    Cold Press Juice Recipes: Fruit Juices

    The health benefits of cold pressed living juice are abundant and so many people around the world are joining the Living Juice revolution. The best produce can be found at your local farmer's market or green grocer. Buy as much fruit as you can. It's time to start juicing!

    If you don't already have a juicer and you are wanting to follow a healthy raw food diet, it is essential that you purchase a Cold Press Juicer, which will quickly become your favourite appliance in your Raw Food Kitchen.

    We have put together some healthy juicing recipes, using our Oscar Neo DA1000 and the BioChef Axis Cold

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  12. Healthy Snack Series: Natural Fruit Leather

    Healthy Snack Series: Natural Fruit Leather

    Trying to maintain a healthy diet, but still love to snack on sweet things? Homemade Fruit Leather may be a great addition to your raw food diet. Not only are these delicious home-made 'roll-ups' a healthy alternative to commercial snack foods, but they taste fantastic! Perfect for a mid-afternoon snack to tackle those sugar cravings and the kid's lunch boxes. Plus, they're so quick and easy to make!

    Homemade fruit leathers
    A fruit leather or fruit roll up is basically blended fruit which is poured out into a thin consistency and dried out. You can think of it like making a smoothie and drying it out! Fruit leathers generally consist of blended fruit however other ingredients can be added to enhance flavours and make unique combinations including yoghurt - to give the roll ups a creamy texture

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