This week we sat down with Bannie Williams, author, nutritionist & owner of @fortgreen to chat all things health....
So who is Bannie Williams?
Bannie is a young, fun & driven nutritionist from Melbourne, she is the author of ‘The Smoothie Manifesto’ which was released earlier this year and recently opened a new health cafe in Northcote, Fort Green.
Bannie started her career as an international model and upon finishing her studies worked as a freelance health writer and ran her own nutritional consultancy The Healthy Ingredient.
Read more of our interview with Bannie below.
Tell us about Fort Green?
"Fort Green is a contemporary health food café with a soon to be adjoining yoga studio. The concept evolved from a combination of both mine and my partner's professions, along with our shared interests in healthy eating, coffee, yoga and design".
Our menu focuses on nourishing wholefood bowls, smoothies, speciality coffee and vegan desserts. Minimal fuss, maximum flavour".
Tell us about your Green St Beef Bowl?
The Beef Bowl is a combination of contemporary Asian and Korean flavours, featuring an 8 hour slow cooked Victorian beef, quinoa, seasonal greens, GSK kimchi, chilli and our special tahini sauce. We wanted to create a dish that was delicious and nutritious for our non-vegetarian customers. We love having the GSK kimchi in the bowl as it introduces people to a fermented product that they might not have experienced before.
What’s your best “everyday” health tip?
"Everything in balance and moderation!
It’s okay to indulge, provided it is part of a balanced lifestyle. Getting caught up in dietary trends is something I also advise to avoid. Learning to listen to your body and understanding what works for it and what doesn’t is far more powerful than any fad diet".
How would you recommend adding our range of products to everyday life?
The GSK products are easy to incorporate into your everyday life because of their delicious taste and diversity. I love starting the day with a shot of the coconut kefir for gut health & sipping on the Jamu Jamu throughout the day for the anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric. The kimchi hot sauce is also an amazing addition to Asian dishes & gives a great flavour profile as well as the benefits of fermented kimchi
Thanks for your time Bannie Williams....
If you're based in or visiting Melbourne, we highly recommend a visit to Fort Green, try one of their delicious bowls, smoothies or raw treats and while you're at it pick up some of our fermented products. You won't be disappointed!
Fort Green stocks our Kimchi Hot Sauce, jamu jamu & Coconut Kefir.