Interview – Annette Gohl: Wellness WA

What is Wellness WA?

Wellness WA is the online destination for beauty, health & wellbeing in Perth & WA! It’s a treasure trove of healthy inspiration and we aim to get our readers a little bit closer to their optimal well-being than before they landed on the site 🙂 It’s so much fun investigating the best massages in town, where to get a delicious healthy bite to eat, where to get your downward dog on – and lots more. Anything that can make you feel or look better is covered.

What sparked your interest in Health & Wellness?

Stress originally drove me to look into yoga and massage, and a bad experience at a salon (hot rocks + unskilled therapist = burnt back) inspired me to obsessively Google reviews of spas and salons. After incessant searching was unsuccessful, I decided to take matters into my own hands and start reviewing them myself for personal use to refer to later and word got out among my friends, who started asking me where they should go! I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time so slowly got into green smoothies, was amazed at how good I felt when drinking them, starting writing about that too… and the rest is history 🙂

Do you follow a specific diet?

No meat and I try to eat as many fruit & veggies as possible. I’m lucky to have a housemate who owns a Thermomix (jackpot!) and is also a vegetarian, so we cook up lots of easy, healthy feasts in there. Our latest discovery is sunflower seed burgers – SO good!

Who do you turn to for health & wellness inspiration?

I idolize Tara Stiles, she is the ultimate yoga & healthy living baby. We chat to lots of inspiring peeps on Wellness WA in our ‘Beauty & Wellbeing Routine’ section as well, which is always incredibly inspiring!

What is your favorite dish?

Probably my mom’s home-made vegetable lasagna, but I haven’t had that in a while! I love veggie burgers, salads, and smoothies.

I also love kale chips!

How to make kale chips:

Tear kale off of stalk into small bite sized pieces and place into bowl

Drizzle olive oil over the kale and massage into all the leaves so that they are all very lightly coated – you don’t want them dripping

Arrange on baking tray, sprinkle with Caesar Salt

Put into oven heated to 180 degrees Celsius and cook for 12-15 minutes


A seriously yummy snack, and healthier than potato chips.

What is the number one thing you would recommend to a person who wants to improve their health?

Buy a blender (I swear by the Breville Optiva) and start making healthy smoothies (without milk), slowly introduce a few leaves of spinach in there and keep going – you won’t look back 🙂

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