Whizzing up a Carrot and Mango Smoothie

It is an absolute scorcher today in Perth! By lunchtime we had already hit 42 degrees and its hard not to feel like a melted puddle. Knowing that the weather was going to be a little harsh today, I whizzed up one of my favourite smoothies. The colour is super vibrant and it is so packed full of vitamins, antioxidants, fibre and fluid that it feels like your body is virtually zinging. With a 5-minute preparation time, this Carrot and Mango Smoothie is a low calorie winner. It is also a tasty way to stay hydrated on a hot day.

Carrot and Mango Smoothie

Place 3 unpeeled carrots + the pulp of 1 mango (or 1 cup frozen) + 1 cup cold water + 1 cup ice in a blender and mix until lovely and smooth. Enjoy!

When it comes to preparing anything, including your body, it is so much easier if you have directions isn’t it?

Cleats and All

This week I have had the privilege of working with a very inspiring team of fourteen cyclists who took off this morning from Albany on the south coast of Western Australia in their quest to make it back to Perth in 4 days.  That means 619km. The distance covered each day varies between 135km up to 196km and no doubt it will be tough.  These students from Swan Christian College were invited to be part of this journey 4 months ago and leapt at the opportunity although some of then had never ridden a bike seriously before. Continue reading “Cleats and All”