Five Minutes With: Melissa

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Five Minutes With: Melissa

Back in 2007, I switched to a wholefood diet, and ended up 11 kilos lighter with a newfound energy and vitality. I then decided to make wellness my life’s purpose, and worked in health food stores while I studied nutrition for four years. Fast-forward to now, and I’m a certified nutritionist and health writer who believes in the positive effects of real, whole foods on the body and mind. I’m into balance, not deprivation, and source foods that lift you up the healthy way and boost digestion while they’re at it.


What food can you not live without? Nut butter!

Favourite food joint? Ruby's Diner

Your go-to breakfast? I like to keep it simple in the morning. Banana porridge topped with LSA and a dollop of almond or peanut butter

First thing you do when you wake in the morning? Think about what I'm going to make for breakfast!

Fill in the blank. I put __________ on/with all my food. Nut butter

It's date night. Your perfect restaurant would be? Yulli's in Surry Hills.

You have a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world. You must be guided by your stomach. Where would you go and why? LA! The health food scene there is next-level and ever-growing. I especially love browsing the aisles and eating at Erehwon Market and Wholefoods. #healthfoodheaven

The word Wholefood to you means.... Real, wholesome food in it's natural state; food that nourishes from the inside out.

Your favourite food memory is of... My first time trying feta cheese in Cape Town, South Africa at a family lunch in a cottage-style restaurant. All I wanted to eat was Greek salad after trying it!

Health goals for this year? Switch off from social media an hour before bed
Go to yoga three times a week.

Sweet or Savoury? Sweet!

You are known for your ____________ recipe? Bliss ball

Fill in the blank. I may be full but if you put ______________ in front of me I will eat it any day. Dark chocolate

Favourite food quote? You can't out-train a bad diet.