Root Chakra: 2

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For the past couple of days I have had a horrible cold. I haven’t had a cold in probably a year and a half! Jason offered to make his carrot/ ginger soup, which was perfect for my sick self. I realized that this soup would most definitely stimulate my root chakra too!

In order to stimulate the root chakra with foods, they should be the color red or actually be roots or a vegetable that are grown underneath the ground. This soup is loaded with root-stimulants. The main ingredients are carrots, ginger, onions, and garlic. All of these foods can help cleanse and support your root chakra. (PS- this soup is completely vegan!)

Now, for the recipe:

Ingredients:

4 cups of vegetable broth

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger

1 pound of carrots, coarsely chopped.

2 teaspoons of  ground turmeric

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Step One: Prep yourself

IMG_5922 IMG_5931You will want to chop up the onion, and mince the garlic.

IMG_5941 We used our food processor to chop up the carrots to save time.

Next: Get out a big stock pot 

IMG_5934First add a little olive oil to coat the bottom of the pot. Add onions, ginger, and garlic with salt, pepper, and turmeric. Sauté for about a minute. Add carrots in, and add the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Add lemon juice.

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Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 20-25 minutes. Make sure the carrots are nice and tender.

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Next: Pour all of this into the food processor

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IMG_5969Pure it until your desired texture. (You can also do this in a blender if you don’t have a food processor, it just might take a little longer.)

IMG_5972You can top the soup off with a little thyme, or a dollop of greek yogurt. Jason likes to make his a little spicy by putting cayenne pepper on top.

Remember: Stimulating your chakras is all about intention. It may sound silly, but try to set an intention for all of the things you do that will balance your chakras, it makes them that much more powerful. Think of the Universe as a place that is listening to all of your thoughts and taking them as calls to action. (If you are religious, you can do something similar with prayer)

Active intentions are things like: a clear visualization of an outcome; thinking, ‘I will do this’, ‘This is what I see happening’, ‘This is what I want’, ‘I see myself doing …’, ‘This is what I am meant to do’, etc; strong, clear detailed thoughts; clear thoughts that give you a feeling of peace and goodness within you

Happy eating!

xoxo

Meg

The basics of this recipe came from mindbodygreen.com; but I have modified it to make it vegan and a little simpler.

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