On Rejuvinating Lounge, they have posted information about a new book by Dr. Deanna Minich called Chakra Foods for Optimum Health. Some things they have gleaned from the book:
What to feed your root chakra (red):
Recipe suggestions - Nourishing bean soup, winter root vegetable soup, red whirl smoothy, grilled tuna steak with oven roasted red peppers.
Think protein, root vegetables and red – tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, apples, red cabbage and beets.
What to feed your sacral chakra (orange):
Recipe suggestios - Smoked salmon, carrots dipped in fresh almond and cashew nut butter, creative curry soup, grilled salmon with apricot orange sauce.
Think fats and oils (omega’s 3), fish, nuts and orange - sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, salmon and mangos.
What to feed your solar plexus (yellow):
Recipe suggestions - Brown rice pudding, steel cut oats, toasted rye bread and sunny corn salad
Think foods for power and transformation – low GI complex carbohydrate, fibre, whole grains and yellow, tan and golden foods – corn, ginger, banana’s, pineapples, yellow lentils, amaranth, quinoa, whole grain breads and cereals.
What to feed your heart chakra (green/pink):
Recipe suggestions – Hearty split pea soup, pesto pasta with broccoli florets, flax-zucchini muffins of joy.
Think sprouts, raw food, foods rich in chlorophyll and green - asparagus, mixed greens, spinach, kiwi fruit, avocado and green grapes.
What to feed your throat chakra (torquoise/blue):
Recipe suggestions – Vegetarian nori rolls, mango lassi, Asian miso-dulse soup.
Think – Chew food, try new food, mindful eating, sea plants, juices and fruits.
What to feed your third eye (indigo/purple):
Recipe suggestions – Ask your intuition! Of course there are recipes in the book.
Think purple-red foods – eggplant, blueberries, black berries and purple cabbage
Spices to stimulate and protect: cardamon, nutmeg, tumeric, wasabi, corriander
What to feed your crown chakra (lavendar/white):
Fresh air, sunshine, moonlight, prayer and love.
If you have an interest in chakras, this is an interesting look at how they work and how what we eat can balance them with food.