Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Vanessa & Fabrice, Raw Vegans from The Health Collective!

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

Vanessa and Fabrice are the creators of The Health Collective here in WA! Vanessa is a passionate Personal-Trainer, Massage-therapist at Silq Medi-Spa in Nedlands and a raw fresh food enthusiast. Fabrice is a runner and offers one-to-one life coaching sessions for those who need the clarity and the motivation to achieve their goals (weight and health wise).

Together we share raw and vegan cooking classes from the “Newbie” to the more educated. We like to keep it simple and accessible to all. Our classes include step by step information to transition your lifestyle, from the “standard Australian diet” to a healthier one.

At The Health Collective, we are sharing our knowledge about true health, fitness, food and nutrition. Our vision is to get people healthier, to assist them in reconnecting with planet earth, and ultimately raise the global consciousness.

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

I lightly scrub my face each morning with a bamboo fibre mitten, under lukewarm water, and apply some Tinderbox Day Cream. That's it! Because of my lifestyle, my skin remains clear and healthy so I don't need anything else. 😉

What's the one beauty treatment you can't live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

I like to get my eyebrows threaded, as I think eyebrows give a defining look to the face.

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

I am currently having my hair cut at “Renos on St Quentin” in Claremont Quarter, with a hairdresser named Edward (not scissors- hands hahah!) he is good at style cutting long hair.

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

I love Puresource Rotorua Thermal Mud Mask, I use this once a week. It is a natural smooth mud mask, loaded with mineral that comes from New Zealand …and it only costs $12.00 online! I always recommend this to anyone.

Watermelon, mint & lime juice!

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

I have no products that I can't live without, my lifestyle really supports the healthy glow to my skin, so I guess I would say I would not give up my love of eating fresh fruits, veg and natural oils like coconut, hemp, avocado and olive oil.

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

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In one word: LIFESTYLE! 😀

Healthy lifestyle (raw organic/bio dynamic fruits and veg), good water, exercise and happiness – Your mindset is truly important too, and can be improved easily, with meditation, laughing and socializing.

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven't yet?

I have heard there is an Indian “hot oil hair treatment” (ED: Shirodhara!) that is meant to be amazing… I would like to try that. I totally believe though, that beauty comes from inside out, and not the other way around.

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

I always eat local and seasonal;
Breakfast start with a high carb smoothie (usually bananas, dates, fresh coconut water or high PH water)
For brunch, if I have been to the gym I will make a young coconut vanilla-pod smoothie (this provides all the natural amino acids for the body after a workout) otherwise fresh fruits.

Lunch will be a huge green salad, and I am talking huuuge ! Haha …like a bucket.. variety is essential.
Afternoon Snacking will be some kind of nuts (macadamia , walnuts, etc.. )

Dinner will either be mono-fruit eating, so at the moment persimmons are in season ,so I would eat between 6-8 of them, or a raw homemade dish like raw pasta. By eating light at night, you will find your sleep will improve greatly and you will feel much more refreshed in the morning.

Describe your fitness routine.

1 hour cycling followed with 3 weight training exercises for either upper or lower body then 20min stretching, 4 to 5 days a week. However I listen to my body if it needs a rest.

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

A good massage does have an outstanding effect on the human body and mind, being a massage therapist myself I consistently see great improvement with my clients. Now and then, I have massage treatment done, from a great therapist from “Perfect Posture”. I take one plant-based supplement called Neuropathy Support Formula for B1 & 12 to support my nervous system and B vitamins intake, mainly because the modern world that we live in does not provide the same quality regarding the fruits and vegetables as it was 50 years ago.

How many hours sleep do you usually get each night? Do you have any bedtime rituals or tips to help you get a great nights sleep?

I sleep around 8 to 9 hours per night. I go to bed early, as most of the the body's cleansing, healing and hormonal processes operate between 10.00pm and 6.00am. I also use a sleeping mask to block out any light, because the pineal gland will only release melatonin (regulating female reproductive system) and many other hormones in the pitch black. I have noticed a real improvement in the quality of my sleep.

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

Meditation and stretching with candle light.

If you have any questions or comments on Vee’s gorgeous routine, please leave them below!

Be well,



Raw Food "Cooking" Classes and Workshops in Perth!

I've had a lot of emails asking me to suggest raw food “cooking” classes and workshops in Perth, so I thought I'd make a nice little database for everyone with a list of all the classes and workshop providers that I know of! Please send me an email if you think I'm missing someone and I'll update the list.

♥ Wellness with Michelle –
♥ The Raw Kitchen –
♥ The Health Collective –
♥ Loose Produce –
♥ A Foodly Affair –
♥ CNR Cafe –

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♥ Angie Mac –

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♥ Teach the World Raw –
♥ Revital Health –
♥ AJ Wellness –
♥ The Green Bean Store & Cafe –
♥ Wild Raw –
♥ Rawsome –
♥ Food Coaching with Marion Eggers

Have fun getting healthy and learning to whip up delicious raw treats! If I've missed any, please send me an email to let me know! X

Be well,




Perth Healthy Cooking Class Review: Food in the Nude – A Vibrant Start.

Being on my version of the Earth Diet Challenge: 365 days sugar free, preservative free, MSG free, artificial anything free, I’ve been looking at different ways of preparing food.

About two years ago I was at my diet was 100% raw and I felt absolutely amazing. I had recently been diagnosed with Graves Disease and the medication wasn’t working fast enough and so my specialist recommended removing my thyroid. Things go a little out of control without a thyroid as I soon discovered. I was tired, foggy and if that wasn’t enough I gained 10 kilos in 8 weeks! I ‘discovered’ the raw food diet on a google search and I seriously never felt better.

However as with most things, as I started feeling better the motivation to stay 100% raw diminished, as did my feeling great. Funny that.

I eat fairly well these days, and as I said earlier I committed to the Earth Diet Challenge 56 days ago now and was looking for new ways to prepare my food when along came a 2 for 1 offer to attend a raw food class so how could I say no to that?

Food in the Nude – A Vibrant Start!

I arrived to Michelle’s class and joined the other 10 ladies that were there, her classes are held at the back of her home in a gorgeous room with plenty of natural light.

Michelle started off by telling us about her story, her past health problems and where she gets her passion for raw foods. The best thing was she was totally upfront with all of us and admitted that she wasn’t perfect, not only was she not perfect but she had eaten a Krispy Kreme doughnut recently! Talk about making people feel at ease.

The other great thing about Michelle is there was no “all or nothing” approach. I’ve found that a lot of people who say they’re interested in your health have a belief that their way is the only way and they can be quite painful to deal with.

She went through a dazzling array of equipment that she uses, but was quick to point out that we could start with just the basics of a blender and food processor, knife and cutting board.

♥ Michelle making a green smoothie, check out that glowing skin!

We then progressed to the food, and oh my goodness what a great way to convert people while educating them.

We started off with two different green smoothies, followed by Buckwheat Crispies, Cacao Crispies, Almond Museli, cinnamon gRAWnola and Walnut and Goji Crumble. And just in case there was a chance that we might be able to walk out the door rather than be rolled she then gave us Almond and Chia Porridge followed by my favourite, The Big Brekky! Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Guacamole on Sprouted Toast.

♥ Ingredients for the Buckwheat Crispies

♥ Some various raw food products

♥ The yummy looking tomatoes and mushrooms!

All this was made in front of us showing us just how easy it is to add more raw into your diet and how simple it can actually be to put it all together with no experience at all.

The price ($135) included all the above plus handouts with information on where you can get your nutrients on a high raw diet as well as equipment, methods, kitchen cupboard staples as well as resources to find all the above.

Best of all she gave us the recipes to all the food we sampled as well as a few more smoothie ideas.

Where: Hamilton Hill
What: Raw Food Classes
How much: Generally around $135 for 3 hours learning to prepare (and be filled up on!) fabulous raw foods

Reviewed by Chizelle S Salter, writer, extreme self-love expert and hostess of Chizelle TV.