The Wholesome Athlete

Today we are talking to Meg Gillmer. She’s better known as ‘The Wholesome Athlete’, and is on a mission to bring us all fresh, seasonal and simple food to get the most out of our bodies and move away from processed products.

Talking to Meg I’m instantly swept up in her contagious enthusiasm. It’s always a pleasure to meet someone that wants to share something special with others to help those people get the most out of life.

Meg's joining us at La Velocita to share her awesome recipes and ride stories. Watch this space!

Easting well sounds so simple, but in today’s fas moving society it can be tough not to grab the processed meal or slack off when it comes to making a nutritious meal. And when it comes to nutrition in exercise I’ll be the first person to admit to carrying gels and energy bars that may give me the burst I need but I’m not going to try and understand what’s actually in them.

That’s where the Wholesome Athlete really comes in. Nourish your body.

Fresh. Seasonal. Simple.

What can the Wholesome Athlete do to help me with nutrition?

Shortly I'll be offering Skype and Cafe consults for holistic wellness coaching. This encourages people to look after their physical and mental wellbeing.

I offer workshops for individuals and small groups in homes, to teach people how to make their own fuel - whether it be portables for training, recovery foods and drinks, breakfast ideas or working with food intollerances.

One of my passions is meal planning and preparation and I love coming into people's homes and teaching them how to set up practical systems that allow them to work, train and have nutritious food to nourish their bodies.

My Bumper Banana Bread is still the most shared and loved recipe to date. Thanks to my photographer @teresa_silva75 for shooting new images of it. I love folding in blueberries or walnuts. It's a far better option than those sugar filled "breads" you get at cafes.

My Bumper Banana Bread is still the most shared and loved recipe to date. Thanks to my photographer @teresa_silva75 for shooting new images of it. I love folding in blueberries or walnuts. It's a far better option than those sugar filled "breads" you get at cafes.

Slow baked broccoli, creamy scrambled eggs with roasted chilli and Danish feta. Love a good breakfast. Sydney is spectacular this morning. Sunshine galore! Can't peel myself off the grass to get moving. Sunday is for friends & family, the newspaper and gratitude for how rich your life is xx

Slow baked broccoli, creamy scrambled eggs with roasted chilli and Danish feta. Love a good breakfast. Sydney is spectacular this morning. Sunshine galore! Can't peel myself off the grass to get moving. Sunday is for friends & family, the newspaper and gratitude for how rich your life is xx

Why did you start the Wholesome Athlete?

Initially it was just a way for me to share things with close friends, family and training buddies. 

The Facebook page saved me from needing to email everyone recipes, training tips and what I was up to with my sport. I had no idea it would change my life and change my life in so many ways. I'm now also studying with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to get a deeper understanding of  nutrition.

Why is Wholesome nutrition so important?

Wholesome nutrition is the way to better recovery, performance and a happier, healthier lifestyle. It makes sense to me.

What sports are you involved in?

I have a history with long course triathlon, but realised that it's the cycling I love most. I have a passion for endurance road cycling About a year ago I got into mountain biking and have really been enjoying the trails. 

Blackberry and blueberry smoothie bowl with organic maca powder, fresh passionfruit and a flax & pepita granola sprinkle. Because that's what I feel like on a Saturday night.

Blackberry and blueberry smoothie bowl with organic maca powder, fresh passionfruit and a flax & pepita granola sprinkle. Because that's what I feel like on a Saturday night.

A bowl of goodness. Short on time? Extra nutrition for the cold seasons? Wanting something affordable? This is seasonal and fresh food made in 5 min. Rocket, kidney beans, red capsicum, chickpeas, avocado, cherry tomatoes, rocket, hummus and fresh mint. Lots of veg, protein, fat and carbs. Delicious and easy. I'm in love xx

A bowl of goodness. Short on time? Extra nutrition for the cold seasons? Wanting something affordable? This is seasonal and fresh food made in 5 min. Rocket, kidney beans, red capsicum, chickpeas, avocado, cherry tomatoes, rocket, hummus and fresh mint. Lots of veg, protein, fat and carbs. Delicious and easy. I'm in love xx

How can I find out more about the Wholesome Athlete

There's a new website coming!  For now check out www.thewholesomeathlete.com

You can also follow me on:

Facebook @The Wholesome Athlete 

Instagram @The_Wholesome_Athlete

If you’ve got any specific questions drop me an e-mail at: thewholesomeathlete@hotmail.com