(This recipe is one I designed to balance the first chakra.)
The Root Chakra – Muladhara is red in color and rests at the base of the spine or coccyx. It is connected to earthly pleasures and is in harmony when we feel grounded and safe.
EARTH & ABUNDANCE SMOOTHIE
- ¾ cup cranberry juice or grape juice
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Seeds of ½ a pomegranate
- 5 strawberries
- 1 scoop chocolate Vega®
The pomegranate is the special ingredient in this recipe. It is a symbol of righteousness, abundance, fortune and fertility in the many traditions. It is a beautiful fruit with vibrant red juice and generally, only the seeds are eaten. Aside from being a good source of fiber, pomegranates contain plenty of antioxidant phytonutrients, which reduce the aging process of the body. As well, studies have shown that pomegranate juice can prevent heart disease and certain cancers. Corresponding with the tone of the root chakra, the brilliant red color of this smoothie comes from the cranberry juice, pomegranate seeds and strawberries, but turns a terra cotta shade with the addition of the chocolate Vega®. Vega is delicious a whole food powder full of vegan protein, hormone balancing maca, digestive enzymes and a variety of food based vitamins and minerals. Although Vega comes in several different flavors, I recommend the chocolate variety for this particular smoothie. After all, who doesn’t like strawberries and chocolate?