Author: Melissa Fine


Why Hemp Is Good For Gut Health... And a Hemp Protein Pancake Recipe

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine Buttery, nutty and NOW LEGAL for human consumption in Australia, we find out from our Nutritionist, Melissa Fine, what makes hemp seeds so special, and how to use them. Make sure to scroll down to the end of the post for the pancake recipe! First things first: What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana? We get asked this one a lot! Although hemp seeds and marijuana come from the same plant (Cannabis sativa), hemp seeds DO NOT contain THC

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5 of the Best Food and Drinks For Brain Health

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine It’s easy to forget that our brains are where it’s at! The control centre of the body, your brain regulates how you feel, think, and move, all while instructing your organs to behave as they should. If you’re feeling like you could do with more ‘brain food’, we’ve rounded up some of the best brain-boosting foods for you to stock up on. Boost your brain health with Shine+ in the July 'Gut Lovin' box 1. Complex

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Recipes Dessert
Raw Choc Banana Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

By GMB Nutritionist MelissaFine A healthy ice cream sandwich might sound like an oxymoron, but it really is a thing! Think smooth, melt-in-your-mouth banana ‘ice cream’ wedged between two plant-based biccies…now I have your attention! Or perhaps not if you’ve put this in the “too hard” basket…but hear me out! You can get the biccies in this recipe – Kez’s Kitchen Raw Choc Nut Cookies - from the supermarket…they’re gluten free and made from plant-based wholefoods like high protein peanuts,

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Nutrition Snacks
5 Healthy Lunch Box Swaps The Kids Will Actually Like

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine Some simple changeovers that you can make today, these lunchbox ideas have all been given two thumbs up by the kids we’ve tested them on…you might want to pop some of these in your work lunchbox too. SWAP a bag of crisps with: EMILY CRISPS’ FRUIT CRISPS Deep-fried, vegetable oil-laden potato crisps may make an easy lunchbox filler, but we all know it’s not the healthiest one. Emily Crisps’ Fruit Crisps are a just-as-easy lunchbox filler, but

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How To Get Calcium If You Don't Do Dairy

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine When we think of foods that contain calcium, cow’s milk is typically the first that comes to mind…but what if you can’t drink it? Cow’s milk is a no-go if you’re vegan, on a dairy free diet, or are lactose intolerant - although lactose intolerants can enjoy lactose free milk (readily available from all supermarkets) without getting a stomach upset. Why We Need Calcium Of all the minerals in the body, calcium is the most

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Five Easy Swaps To Live More Sustainably

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine We’ve shared our stance on plastic food packing - not only is it harmful to the environment, it can have a negative impact on our health too. So instead of storing your food in takeaway containers or in cling wrap, and getting your daily coffee in a single-use disposable cup, why not make a small investment in some reusable options? Here are some of our go-tos. FreshPaper by Urban Ethos Try FreshPaper for yourself in the June box! Until

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