Often times when I make smoothies, my focus is primarily on taste. What ingredients work well together to make for a yummy breakfast or evening treat? Smoothies already have wonderful health benefits due to the nutritional value of the fruits and vegetables used, but they can also can assist us in healing our energetic bodies.
The energetic nodes in our bodies are called “Chakras”. We have seven main chakras that are associated with certain parts in our bodies. These nodes relate to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being and when a chakra becomes unbalanced, we may notice these abnormalities through these ways.
The Solar Plexus is the Chakra that is located in the Solar Plexus area of our body. It resides near the stomach region, usually two inches about the naval. This chakra absorbs the solar energy from the sun and stores this energy in the physical body. The Solar Plexus is our will power, ego, and identity. It is the chakra that shapes our personalities, who we are, and what are purpose is.
When our Solar Plexus is in balance, we are able to feel joyful and have inner peace with ourselves and our role in life. We can accept ourselves completely and let our personal power manifest. When this chakra is out of balance, we may feel sorrow and gloom, become vain, easily agitated, or lack a sense of purpose and belonging. Our egos may take control of us, and we may start to bottle our emotions.
There are different ways to restore balance and heal your chakras. One of these methods is through nutrition and what we eat. Plants grow by absorbing light energy from the sun. The different wave lengths they absorb correspond to the color they produce. Certain colors correspond to certain chakras, and by eating plants of that chakra color, we are supplying our bodies with that needed energy.
This smoothie is dedicated to the Solar Plexus. The Solar Plexus chakra is associated with the color yellow, and this smoothie just looks like sunshine in a glass. So here you go, one dose of Solar Plexus healing coming up!
Solar Plexus Smoothie
- 1 large mango – peeled and diced
- 1/2 a frozen banana
- 2 carrots – peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup of almond (or non-dairy) milk
- 1 tsp tumeric
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tbsp honey
Just toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!