Saturday, May 15, 2010

Recipes for two Chakra Smoothies

Chakra of Creation- Swadisthana
The chakra of creation (also known as the spleen or sex chakra) is our second energy centre and resides below the navel in the lower abdomen. Linked to our reproductive organs, it is related to emotions, sex and creativity. Its color is orange.

Perfectly Balanced
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 peach
  • 1 tsp camu camu berry powder
  • 1 tsp maca extract or 2 tsp maca powder
  • Agave nectar to sweeten (optional)
To stimulate this chakra, I use the brilliant orange and vitamin rich juice of carrots and other sunshine toned foods like oranges and mangos. Papaya is also nice in this smoothie. The power ingredients are camu camu berry powder and maca. The camu camu berry is full of bio-available vitamin C and other essential nutrients. Maca is a miracle root vegetable from Peru. It energizes, boosts libido, and balances the hormonal system better then any other product or food I know.

Solar Pelxus Chakra - Manipura
The solar plexus chakra is yellow and is located above the navel. Often described as the “centre of personal power,” it is associated with digestion, courage and self-esteem.

Mellow Yellow for Digestive Ease
  • ¾ cup almond or hemp milk
  • ¾ cup orange juice Pineapple (fresh is best)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tbsp grated fresh Ginger
  • 1 tbsp White Chia seeds

This delicious smoothie has tummy taming fresh ginger. As well, lemons and pineapples are beneficial in decreasing acidity in the body. Aside from being full of minerals and vitamins, pineapple also has pain relieving properties. It contains particular enzymes called bromelain, which digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain is also helpful in reducing inflammation and relieves intestinal disorders. Another great ingredient in this smoothie is white chia. White chia seeds are easily assimilated and are high in iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. They are also a good source of fiber and are rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6.

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