What are the Benefits of Indoor Cycling?

According to the U.S. Department of Health ".....regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of coronary disease, stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.....and helps to control weight, contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints... reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression..." Need we go on? Cycling is also "low-impact" without the joint stress that you get from "ground-pounding" sports and activities. All good reasons to strap-in/clip-on and RYDE!

 

 

Wellness week 5 Loaded Sweet Potato Soup

WellnessPrep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins

A filling and nutritious sweet potato based soup.
Author: Wellness Mama

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:
• 1 medium to large winter squash or pumpkin
• 3-4 medium sweet potatoes
• ¼ cup of coconut oil or butter
• 2 onions
• 1 quart chicken broth or stock (homemade if possible)
• 2 cups coconut milk (or water)
• 1 pound of meat of choice: leftover chicken, sausage, ground beef or bacon all work
• Optional garnishes: crumbled bacon, cheese, chopped green onions

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop the squash and sweet potatoes.
  2. In a large pot, boil at least 2 quarts of water and add the chopped squash and sweet potatoes. Cook until fork tender and remove.
  3. Let cool slightly. Using a blender, hand blender of food processor, blend half of the cooked squash/sweet potatoes with the broth, coconut milk and spices until smooth and return it to the pot.
  4. Add the other half of the cooked squash/sweet potatoes.
  5. In a large skillet, brown the meat you are using if not already cooked (I like ground sausage) and add to pot when cooked.
  6. Thinly slice onions and cook in the skillet with coconut oil or butter if needed until soft. Add to pot.
  7. Cook bacon in skillet if using for a garnish.
  8. Heat pot on low heat until ingredients are mixed and warmed.
  9. Serve with optional garnishes (crumbled bacon, cheese, green onions, etc) and a side salad. 

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