So what does carrot cake and hazelnut tofu have to do with your Sacral Chakra?
In our natural quest for balance, on our plates and within our bodies, it becomes clear that our food choices and craving are at times unconscious and oftentimes reflects our state of mind and emotions. All of which is governed by our sacral chakra.
A few blogs ago, I talked about root vegetables and the root or base chakra. As we spiral upwards, we arrive at the sacral, the second chakra. The chakra of relationships, with all that is living and that which reflects our emotions and need for creativity expression. It empowers us to go with the flow and be the element that it represents-Water.
Put simply, our chakras reflect the rainbow in reverse color order and this particular chakra vibrates to the color orange. Water, Fats & Oils, especially found in nuts and seeds as well as orange-colored foods all help with our own fluidity.
In addition to the vitamins A, C, and E that carrots provide, our carrot cake is made with a balanced ratio of whole grain flour and carrots, sunflower seed oil, flax seeds and walnuts (rich sources of omegas). A majority of ingredients that help support and keep the sacral in the flow.
Our tofu, dipped in flax seeds and breaded with hazelnuts, which is rich in mono-saturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, protein, folate, vitamin E and packed with B-complex vitamins, is baked in pure sesame seed oil. All of which are not only nourishing for the sacral, but also keeps the root chakra in alignment and stabilizes the ascending flow to reach the sacral.
The lower chakras are the gateway to the higher ones, and nourishing them with foods that are energetically compatible can help us to feed our cravings, heal ourselves, flow and spiral upward.