Feeding the Solar Plexus

The solar plexus chakra is centered right around the stomach and is associated with digestion. Out of all the chakras, the solar plexus is most sensitive to the foods you eat. I am always trying to improve my diet and eat healthy, but I have had problems with digestion since I was a child. So, this is something I obviously want to work on.

Eating foods that have a high fiber content can stimulate your solar plexus.

Sources of fiber:

Beans

Whole Grains

Berries

Brown Rice

Popcorn (Not microwave butter popcorn!)

Nuts

Oatmeal

Another way to stimulate the solar plexus charka,  is to eat a good carbohydrates. (Whole grains, corn, bananas, ect.)  If we eat too many carbs, the solar plexus can be overworked. Balance is key.

Since the solar plexus is related to the color yellow, yellow foods like fresh corn, yellow bell peppers, bananas, and lemons can also stimulate this area.


Mornings are so important to set the mood for the rest of your day. In the mornings is where I collect my thoughts for the day, and I prepare myself for what is ahead. However, I feel like the mornings are the times when I get the most anxious, as I sort though all of the things I need to do for the day. This week, in the morning, I will be focusing on taking time for myself, doing at least a 30 minute yoga session, and eating the right foods.

I am a planner. I like to have all of my days laid out for myself, so I am going to make a morning ritual for myself here in hopes that it makes my morning smoother. Feel free to follow along with my ritual if you please.


Wake Up:

Hit Snooze : 10 mins

 Let’s be honest here, I am not a morning person so this might be a struggle to get up earlier than normal.

Water /Small Smoothie  : 15 mins

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Smoothies are my favorite way to get a lot of nutrients into a small meal.  (Recipe below!) I also have to remember to drink more water! Water kickstarts your metabolism, gets rid of toxins, and actually helps you control your hunger.

Morning Yoga Session : 30 mins

I usually follow along with a video in my living room at home so I can easily make adjustments due to my knee injury, and it saves so much time!

Get ready1 hr

This includes rinsing off, getting dressed, doing my hair and makeup, and brushing my teeth.

Breakfast : 30 mins

Cold oats (with milk), berries, nuts, flax seeds. (Recipe below!)

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There are a lot of ingredients in there that are great for stimulating my solar plexus chakra! 

Oh, also coffee, of course.

I usually leave for work about a half hour before my shift starts to leave me plenty of time for just-in-case type things. (I also like to get to work early so I can settle in before I dive into my day.)

This plays out to be about a 2.5 hour morning regimen. It is about an hour longer than what I usually plan for, so this could be a challenge. But hopefully it brings some peace to my mornings.

I am also planning on meal prepping for the smoothie and cold oats, that way I don’t stress about it in the morning. 

I will keep the blog updated to let you know how this morning regimen plays out!

That’s all for now!

xoxo

Meg


Recipes: 

Morning Smoothie:

2 cups of kale: 2g of fiber/ 4g of protein

(Kale is packed full of nutrients and vitamins, and has many proven benefits– I highly recommend some of this green to get your morning going!) 

1 avocado

This makes your smoothie nice and creamy! You can also use a banana if you wish.

2 cups of frozen strawberries: 6g of fiber

(Strawberries are full of antioxidents, help protect your heart, and are fat burners!) 

2 tbsp of lemon juice

2tbsp of chia seeds: 8g of fiber/ 4g of protein

2 Scoops of protein powder: 50g of protein

We have been using Whey Protein Isolate by Jay Robb

This recipe makes two smoothies

Total: 33g of protein and 8 g of fiber per serving! Plus tons of other nutrients packed in! 

Cold Oats:

1 cup of old fashioned oats: 8g of fiber

1 oz of almonds: 3g of fiber/ 6g of protein

1 tbsp of flax seeds: 1.5g of protein/ 2g of fiber

 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries

1/2 cup of milk: 4g of protein

Leave in the fridge overnight to let the milk absorb into the oats. 

Total: 13g of fiber, and 11.5g of protein

If you eat the smoothie and the cold oats in the morning you’ll have 37g of protein and 21g of fiber!

(You should be eating about 28g of fiber a day and 46g of protein a day, so you’ve got a great head start! Remember–breakfast is the most important meal of the day!)

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