After graduating university and taking some time out to see the world, Georgie worked as a nutritionist both in a clinical setting and in a corporate health environment. “I knew that talking about weight loss and bogus diets was not for me and so I stepped back from the nutritionist role and threw myself into a few different professional experiences”. Georgie started the much loved and successful Melbourne cafe Porgie and Mr Jones with a couple of friends and then went on to work as an event stylist & planner for some of Melbourne’s top events and PR companies. As fun as these pursuits were, Georgie felt personally unfulfilled and like something was still missing.
Impeccably dressed in a feminine pink blouse with dark jeans and sparkly silver flats, you would never guess that Georgie has come straight from a yoga class. She is a true reflection of the health brand she represents as she explains, “Healthy eating is such a big part of our daily conversations and people are really starting to take notice of how their bodies feel and react after eating certain foods. Eating gluten free is a fresh way of eating. It’s a wholesome diet of the things we should be eating anyway.”
Fascinated by how she could control the way she felt by consuming particular foods, Georgie knew she wanted to commit wholeheartedly to the health and well being industry and that this was her true calling. Georgie is hesitant to recall the moment that g.luxe came about. “I was actually at a pretty low point and trying to figure out what I wanted to do”. It was then after many tears and a comforting conversation with her mother that the idea to make something of her own was thrown on to the table. Her gluten free focused learning came from first hand experiences with her coeliac mother, so it is quite perfect then that this was the moment that, g.luxe was born.
Armed with a selection of novice chef’s culinary tools and an apron, she set out on her mission to reach a much larger scale of people and share her unfettered approach to healthy living. It began with blending and infusing whole, natural fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and easily digestible grains with the instinctive feeling that her uncalculated creations would amalgamate in to something extraordinary. And boy oh boy, did they ever.
Her motto is simple “Eat to Glow”, eat well and you will undoubtedly feel amazing. This vibrant entrepreneurial nutritionist turned food fiend has us grounded in reality with her no-fuss, simple celebration of healthy living, minus the fictional bridal diet fads and empty promises. Georgie herself is engaged and walking the path of planning her own nuptials to her fiancé Sam Middleton, the head winemaker of one of Australia’s most esteemed boutique vineyards. She recommends a healthy diet high in easily digestible plant based foods and lots of water to help you achieve a glow on your big day and everyday thereafter.
‘Be in it for the long haul. Eating well and feeling well should be lifelong motivation not just motivation for your big day. Give yourself time, go slowly and enjoy feeling good.’
“If you’re looking to lose weight for your wedding day you should set yourself achievable goals within realistic time frames. Half a kilo a week is a sustainable amount as an average. Obviously everyone is different and there are many factors that need to be considered such as genetics, lifestyle, muscle mass, metabolism, medications etc. however the general rule comes back to a mathematical equation. The size you are is directly related to the amount of energy that you consume versus the amount of energy that you burn.”
Sipping on her latte she giggles, “I’m all for moderation and not taking any drastic risks with your health.” Slurp. Ahhh caffeine.
“This means realistic goal setting, regular exercise to accompany any weight loss plan and plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and clean every single day, always, forever, no exceptions.”
We are continually inspired by Georgie’s vivacious love for natural whole foods and unabated passion for life. Take this moment in your life as an opportunity to make positive choices that will improve your health for your new life as a married couple, not just for one day. And remember, just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious! Just for you, we’ve managed to get our little hands one of Georgie’s famous muesli dessert creations.
6 tart apples (1kg), halved, cored and thinly sliced
1 tsp fresh root ginger, finely grated
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
3 tbls pure maple syrup
1 tbls lemon juice
2 cups (200g) g. luxe GATHER untoasted muesli
1 tbls coconut oil
Step One: Set your oven to 180C.
Step Two: Arrange your apple slices in oven proof dish (approx 23cm in size), sprinkle with the grated ginger and spices, and pour over the lemon juice and 2 tbls of the maple syrup. Toss the apple slices to combine. Cover with foil or a plate and bake on the middle shelf of your oven for 40min.
Step Three: Meanwhile, pour the g. luxe GATHER untoasted muesli into a medium bowl and stir through 1 tbls of maple syrup and the coconut oil until well coated.
Step Four: Take the dish from the oven (leaving the oven on) and carefully remove the cover. Press down on the apples with the back of a spoon to make a smooth surface and fill in any gaps. Pour over and evenly distribute the muesli mix, lightly patting down but being careful not to touch the hot dish or fruit. Return to your oven for another 10-15min, checking intermittently in case the crumble browns quickly. Rotate the crumble halfway for even browning if needed.
Step Five: Cool for at least 10 min before serving. The crumble can be eaten cold or hot. Serve as is, or with your favourite ice cream, cream or yoghurt.
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