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How to Make Homemade Hard Cider!

How to Make Homemade Hard Cider!

Though apples are available in the supermarkets year round, in the southern hemisphere, their natural season is from late July - early November (varies slightly depending on the variety). This is when you will see apples at their tastiest (and cheapest!) So that means it is the perfect time to start brewing some homemade hard cider. Brewing cider now also means you have a delicious drink to enjoy as the weather starts warming up.   There is so much satisfaction that comes from making something truly from scratch. Cider may seem like a complicated process but with all the right equipment, the...

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How to Make Kombucha at Home

How to Make Kombucha at Home

Making kombucha at home is surprisingly easy. All it takes is a little experimentation and a bit of patience. For those unacquainted with kombucha - it is a fruity, fizzy, refined sugar free drink that has become insanely popular over the last couple of years. As an added bonus it is loaded with good bacteria making it a great choice to improve overall gut health.  The steps to making homemade kombucha is straight forward and requires just three stages:  Make the SCOBY (takes approximately 4 weeks from scratch or purchase MOD Kombucha Starter Kit which includes one ready to go!) First...

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Mulled Hard Cider

Mulled Hard Cider

There is nothing better than on a cold, windy, grey day to snuggle up on the couch with a cup of steaming hot mulled cider.  Mulled cider is the beer or cider lovers equivalent to mulled wine. The concept is the same - cider is infused with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise and served hot. This recipe not only fills your house with the aromatic smells of toastiness but it will well and truly warm your soul.  Recently MOD released our very own cider brewing kit. Using our MOD Cold Press Juicer to first juice fresh apples,...

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Top 3 Benefits of Drinking Kombucha Tea

Top 3 Benefits of Drinking Kombucha Tea

Kombucha has become somewhat of a buzz word in recent years but it is actually a drink that has been around for centuries, dating back some 2,000 years ago in China. Today you can find Kombucha in most grocery stores or service stations, however it can be easily made at home using just a few pantry staples, the MOD Kombucha Starter Kit and, if you would like, your MOD Cold Press Juicer.  Once you have the right equipment and get into a good routine, making kombucha at home becomes easy to do and very, very cheap!  If you are wanting to...

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Mother Nature Juice with Vasili's Garden

Mother Nature Juice with Vasili's Garden

Eleni from Vasili's Garden shows us her recipe for what she called 'Mother Nature Juice'. We love this juice creation. It tastes great and is filled with a range of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. The juice is also created using produce that is easily found at the supermarket and are all really inexpensive to buy. You can buy all this goodness for less than $5 ($4.60 to be exact when I checked the produce prices at Woolworths). With a store bought cold press juice averaging at $10 (based on metro Melbourne prices), it does not take a mathematician to see that...

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Demi Green's Digestive Juice

Demi Green's Digestive Juice

This juice is a great way to start your day as it contains many properties that will help stimulate and kick start your digestion. Pineapples contain enzymes, bromelain which aids in the breakdown and digestion of protein. Bromelain is also anti-inflammatory so can assist in reducing inflammation in the digestive tract. Celery juice is another great anti-inflammatory and can assist digestive function. Celery is antioxidant rich and contains lots of beneficial nutrients for heart health, bone health and detoxification. Ginger stimulates digestion and can assist and weight loss. Due to the stimulatory effect it has on lipase, an enzyme produced in...

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Sarah McCready's Beetroot Pulp Patties

Sarah McCready's Beetroot Pulp Patties

Each morning my kids and I make a fresh juice on our MOD Cold Press Juicer.  The kid's love fruity juices and we generally take the pulp from the juice and add to our worm farm.  Recently my son was asking what the pulp from the juice was so I decided to make these fritters to help teach him about food waste and how to use the whole vegetables when we are juicing. I love using juice pulp in these fritters as it's so versatile, and almost any vegetable in it will work well!

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Orange Spiced French Toast

Orange Spiced French Toast

French toast does not have to be an indulgence. You can satisfy your sweet tooth and still eat a meal that is refined sugar free and has a healthy serve of protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and whole grains (if you choose a seedy, grainy bread). Brioche is traditionally used in french toast, but it will still taste delicious subbing in something slightly more wholesome.  This is a great way to use up oranges. It adds a lovely sweetness that would normally be achieved by adding sugar to the egg mixture. Using oranges instead of milk also makes this a dairy free...

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Carrot, Apple & Zucchini Pulp Muffins

Carrot, Apple & Zucchini Pulp Muffins

At MOD we are always finding ways to promote zero waste with our recipes! When making cold press juice there tends to be a lot of pulp leftover so instead of tossing it in the trash, how about adding it to a delicious muffin mix? To help, we have put together a super easy recipe to follow. We used a combination of green apple, zucchini and carrot in this recipe but you can use play around depending on what you have been juicing. Some of our other favourites to use are red apples, pears, beetroot, spinach or pineapple.  Makes 16 standard muffins! 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Halloween, the craziest and spookiest time of year, is upon us! It's the perfect excuse to go all out on costumes and decorations, but what about food? Obviously the treats are sorted, but if you really want to take your Halloween game to the next level, then it all starts with the perfect Halloween breakfast!  Balance those chocolates and sweets with a healthy and delicious  pumpkin pie-inspired smoothie bowl from MOD.  It's not only delicious, but it's also vegan, gluten-free, and a super healthy way to start your perfect Halloween.

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Spooky Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

No tricks here - just treats! We've got the perfect halloween breakfast recipe for the young & young at heart. These pumpkin spice pancakes are vegan-friendly, gluten-free and full of flavour. Incase you don't have pumpkin pie spice on hand you can make your own by mixing equal parts cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. This recipe also calls for oat flour, which you can easily make yourself by blending rolled oats in your MOD Blend Pro!  MOD tip - Making these for your little ones? Use halloween-themed cookie-cutters to pour the batter into for an extra fun breakfast! 

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Healthy Chocolate Loaf Cake

Healthy Chocolate Loaf Cake

Is there anything more delectable than a slice of rich chocolate cake? Here at MOD, we think not. And while there is no harm (and it is, in fact, good for you!) to indulge once in a while, wouldn't it be great if you could have your cake and eat it too?! Introducing MOD's healthy chocolate loaf cake. So yummy you won't believe it contains superfoods like avocado, making it the perfect crowd pleasing, but clean, dessert. What's even better about this cake is that you can throw all the ingredients in the blender, so you can put it all together...

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The Ultimate Chocolate Acai Bowl

The Ultimate Chocolate Acai Bowl

Chocolate and acai. Need I say more? Just when I thought you couldn't improve on the original!  This is filled with antioxidants and so many incredible vitamins and minerals but you also feel like you are eating chocolate for breakfast? Name something better!  If you try this out, make sure you tag us on your socials @modappliances. We would love to drool over your creations!

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How To Master The Perfect Acai Bowl

How To Master The Perfect Acai Bowl

Dreaming of summer?! Nothing makes me crave summer more than a thick, luscious acai bowl.  Want to know the secret to making the ultimate acai?  A powerful blender. And not just your standard household blender. To achieve the thickness and smoothness that makes acai bowls so drool-worthy, you need a commercial graded blender with some serious gusto.  Enter the MOD Blend Pro.  For those unacquainted with our MOD Blend Pro, it has a powerful 1,500W commercial grade motor. This makes it one of the most powerful blenders on the market.  It can blend just about anything with ease, creating a...

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Frozen Dog Treats Using Your MOD Blend Pro

  The Aussie summer can be brutal, especially for your furry friend. Cool them down with this yummy frozen treat!  These treats are easy to make, contain only a handful of simple ingredients and will last in your freezer for approximately two months.    The number of treats to feed you dog is up to you. We recommend basin git on the size of the mould and also the size of your dog! Generally speaking, 1-2 treats a day is a good amount.

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Tofu Brekky Wrap

Tofu Brekky Wrap

Tofu is something that many meat eaters are scared to try and tend to avoid altogether. But it is a great source of plant based protein and something that shouldn't be overlooked. 100g of firm tofu has approximately 14.7g of protein. In comparison, eggs have about 13g of protein per 100g. Unopened tofu will often last in your fridge for weeks and so is a great product to have on back up when needing something quick.  Similar to a chicken breast, on it's own it is quite bland but pair it with the right seasonings and it becomes something else entirely. It...

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Cookie Dough Raw Balls

Cookie Dough Raw Balls

Cookie dough raw balls. Need I say more?  Using MOD Blend Pro means this recipe is incredibly easy and takes only a few minutes to throw together.  This recipe is naturally gluten free and refined sugar free. It can also become dairy free or vegan friendly by using coconut yoghurt or another thick, plant based yoghurt in replace of the Greek yoghurt.  The base of these cookie dough balls is buckwheat flour and almond meal. Buckwheat flour has become increasingly popular and is now available at most (if not all) supermarkets. Buckwheat is  incredibly rich in fibre, which promotes regular bowel...

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Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy Tomato Pasta

With Father's Day around the corner we thought we would showcase a recipe that is hearty and warming and perfect for spoiling your dad.  This pasta recipe is rich and meaty and delicious served alongside a garden salad. It is also an extremely versatile recipe that is created using predominantly pantry staples meaning it is perfect when you have little in the fridge.  As the cream sauce is made from nuts and water and not cream, it is naturally dairy free. We have included all the substitutes that can be made in the recipe note section below, including how to make...

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15 Minutes Green Pasta

15 Minutes Green Pasta

Here is your answer to a quick family meal.  It requires one pot and your MOD Blend Pro, a handful of simple ingredients and 15 minutes and that is all.  Dinner on the table with minimal mess or stress. It can easily be made gluten free by subbing in gluten free pasta - I used a green pea pasta and it worked perfectly.  It can easily be made vegan friendly by switching the butter for vegan butter or extra virgin olive oil and using nutritional yeast as a replacement for the parmesan. 

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Choc Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Choc Banana Breakfast Smoothie

This is an quick, easy and insanely delicious breakfast smoothie.  All it requires is chucking 6 ingredients into your blender jug and hitting the smoothie function on your MOD Blend Pro. Forty seconds later you'll have a perfectly balanced breakfast or snack.  Thanks to the frozen banana, nut butter and flax seeds, this smoothie is thick and creamy but still able to be sipped through a straw - perfect for when you are needing breakfast on the run.  Adding nut butter to smoothies ensures you get a healthy dose of good fats in your diet. Almond butter, for example, contains heart-loving monounsaturated...

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Vegan Pumpkin Carrot Soup by Fit Foodie Mommy

Vegan Pumpkin Carrot Soup by Fit Foodie Mommy

Creamy, vegan pumpkin carrot soup that’s dairy-free and gluten-free yet so full of flavour - Yes please! We love winter warming soup here at MOD so we are always on the hunt for new recipes, and we just couldn't go past Tara, from Fit Foodie Mommy's latest Vegan Pumpkin Carrot Soup recipe! The pumpkin and carrots are roasted which gives this soup a smoky flavoUr and we’re adding cashew nuts and cannelini beans to make this really creamy.

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Winter Warming Soup

Winter Warming Soup

Beat those winter blues with this vibrant green soup. With just a handful of ingredients, this soup is easy to whip up and not only will it warm your soul, it will fill you with a range of important vitamins and minerals.  One of the great things about this recipe is that it is super versatile too! Any green vegetable will work so feel free to experiment. I have made this countless times and very rarely do I measure ingredients. I love adding the miso paste - you can use white or brown, both will had a complexity to the...

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DIY Delicious & Easy Vegan Cheese Sauce

DIY Delicious & Easy Vegan Cheese Sauce

If you’re a nacho lover or if you just love a good cheese sauce for your pasta then we have you covered, this recipe is a serious game changer.  

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Red Honey Blush Smoothie with Vasili's Garden

Red Honey Blush Smoothie with Vasili's Garden

Eleni from Vasili's Garden has created a super refreshing summer smoothie in her MOD Blend Pro that is easy to whip up and is perfectly sweet. It is great for both kids and adults alike and makes a wonderful mid morning or mid afternoon snack. If you are wanting something a bit more substantial, try adding your favourite vanilla or plain protein powder.  The beetroot helps to stimulate functions of the liver and will keep you nice and healthy. The nutrients it contains can help fight chronic disease. It also has high levels of vitamin C which can assist with respiratory...

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Mean Green Smoothie with Vasili's Garden

Mean Green Smoothie with Vasili's Garden

This week on Vasili's Garden, Eleni shows us a simple, green smoothie that taste great and is refreshing and good for your overall health.  Kiwifruit contains 95% of your daily vitamin C and will help to boost your immune system. It also improves digestion by helping your body absorb protein.  It can also help clear toxins from the colon and the seeds are an excellent source of omega 3.  Fresh mint is able to help heal bodily functions both inside and out. It is beneficial to the chest and respiratory system and it can also help aid digestion and reduce...

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Pre-Workout Smoothie

Pre-Workout Smoothie

We want lots of energy pre-workout to power us through our session. This smoothie packs a total energy punch! Packed full of antioxidants (from the spinach and berries), phytonutrients, calcium and potassium (which is an electrolyte, super important when exercising) and it is filling but won't give you that heavy, "just ate" feeling.

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Almond Butter in your MOD Blend Pro

Almond Butter in your MOD Blend Pro

Trust us, once you have tried homemade almond butter for yourself you will never want to buy the store bought stuff again.  All you need to make deliciously creamy almond butter at home is a high speed blender (the MOD Blend Pro is great for this!), a few pantry staples and some time! Making almond butter from scratch is certainly not a quick process, it takes time for the nuts to break down and release their oils but the best things in life are worth waiting for, right? Homemade almond butter works out cheaper than buying it in store and...

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No Bake Cheesecake Bites

No Bake Cheesecake Bites

These little cheesecakes require no baking and are so easy to throw together. No need for bowls, all you need is a high powered blender (and if you are using kitchen scales, no measuring cups are needed either)! As a bonus they are also gluten and refined sugar free and make a great summer time dessert. Taste as you go and adjust the flavourings to your personal preference e.g. add more lemon or lime juice to make it more tart or additional maple syrup to make it sweeter.

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Green Mango Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie

This creamy mango smoothie is naturally sweet thanks to the mango and banana yet it is still packed with greens.  Hemp seeds are an awesome source of both protein and essential fatty acids. The body is unable to produce essential fatty acids on it’s own yet they are crucial for long term health, therefore it is super important that they are regularly included in your diet.  Psyllium husk is also a great addition to smoothies. Not only does it work to thicken smoothies, it is a great source of fibre and is fantastic for gut health. If you don’t have any on...

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Pumpkin Pie Workout Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Workout Smoothie

Looking for easy options for your pre or post workout meal? We have you covered! This smoothie is full of pumpkin, spice and everything nice! It is super filling and packed with protein, antioxidants and Vitamin A to help boost immunity. The potassium in the bananas also help to maintain a healthy heart and low blood pressure.  Prep for this smoothie can be done in advance so it is perfect when you are short on time but are needing a top up after a gruelling workout.

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