This post is sponsored by Movara Fitness Resort.
This healthy and delicious Roasted Pepper Soup is super easy to make. You’ll want to lick the bowl!
A few years ago I went to Movara (when it was called Fitness Ridge) and had an incredible experience. I took in all the information, did all the classes, hiked all the hikes. It’s where I learned to love hiking. One of the things I found incredible when I went last time was that most of the people there were returning guests. They go back year after year. It’s a community. It’s encouraging. It’s inspiring.
One of the best things about Movara is that you learn all about what to eat and what a balanced diet looks like. But they prepare all of the food for you too. And let me just say that Sam, the chef at Movara, is a whiz in the kitchen. This soup is one of the recipes I got to eat during the meals there are at the resort- Roasted Pepper Soup.
Here’s how you make it:
Roasted Pepper Soup
- 3 c Chicken stock
- 14 oz Lite Coconut Milk
- 1 c Sliced yellow onion
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 3-4 Peppers (any color)
- 1 tbsp Grapeseed oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cornstarch and water
- Roast peppers in oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until collapse.
- Saute onions and garlic in a soup pot until soft.
- Add 2 c chicken stock and bring soup to a simmer.
- When peppers are done, remove from oven and remove stems.
- Add peppers to soup and simmer for about 20 minutes .
- Blend soup to smooth texture.
- Strain soup to remove seeds and skin, add coconut milk and return to a simmer.
- Thicken with cornstarch and water.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
On this trip I ooooohed and ahhhhhed once again at all of the beautiful surroundings. On our first full day, Desiree and I got to hike all the way to the top of this mountain –
It was hard, but worth it.
We went as a group to West Canyon – where I spent a lot of my time hiking alone on my first trip. I had hurt my knee and needed some flat land to hike. This is the perfect spot. It’s amazingly beautiful, gave me a work out but not rough on my knee.
I loved being able to walk and talk with the girls.
After one day at Movara, this is what my iWatch looked like:
I don’t think I’ve walked that many steps since! (all together, not just in one day)
I also enjoyed a small class in the kitchen with Corey teaching tips and tricks for how to meal prep. You know that’s my kind of thing! The food was amazing and the tips were super helpful and manageable.
And while I don’t have pictures to prove it, a highlight for me of my stay was the Hip Hop that Cliff taught. To be clear, I have zero moves. But I absolutely love music and hip hop and zumba. Cliff was such a great teacher and I got an awesome work out. They have tons of different classes to do but that was by far my favorite.