How to Balance Your Chakras with Food

How to Balance Your Chakras with Food
How to Balance Your Chakras with Food

We’ve all suffered from moments of fatigue, lethargy, lack of motivation, or even depression. It’s a habit to turn to modern medicine to help us feel more emotionally stable however, pharmaceuticals are often a quick fix that only mask our problems. Healing our bodies and our souls starts from within, and balancing our Chakras is an effective way to achieve this.

Alternative healing practises like Reiki, reflexology or acupuncture are beneficial methods to realign the chakras and balance our physical, emotional, and spiritual states. Another effective way to create an energy balance in the body is to eat specific foods that correspond to each individual chakra. When you learn how to balance the chakras with food you can help release blockages in energy that ultimately affect our bodies, minds, and spirits.

Here is a concise life of foods that fuel the chakras, plus corresponding clean eating recipes for each chakra:

Red for Energy and Stability (Root Chakra)
This root chakra is located at the base of your spine and acts as your foundation and your connection to the physical world. When you feel fatigued, lethargic, or stressed fuel this Root Chakra by including red foods like beets, tomatoes, strawberries, and raspberries in your diet. Try these recipes:
Tomato Chickpea Salad
Baked Polenta Lasagna
Easy Marinara Risotto

Orange for Confidence and Creativity (Sacral Chakra)
Sitting just below your navel sits is the sacral chakra, which governs sexuality and emotions. When the Sacral Chakra is unbalanced you might suffer from sciatica, lower back issues, bladder or digestive problems. Boost your self-worth and increase your creative inspiration by eating foods like mangoes, carrots, pumpkins, squash and oranges. Try these recipes:
Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters
Ginger-Glazed Caramelized Carrots and Onions
Pumpkin Pancetta Mac N’ Cheese

Yellow for Joy and Empowerment (Solar Plexus)
The third chakra, located at your center is the seat of self-esteem and helps us express our personal power. When unbalanced, you might suffer from diabetes, hypoglycaemia, low energy, muscle cramps, stomach problems, and liver disorders. Heal this chakra by eating bright yellow foods like pineapple, yellow pepper, bananas and corn. Try these recipes:
Golden Milk Turmeric Smoothie
Banana Peach Chia Smoothie
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Green for Love and Gratitude (Heart Chakra)
The Heart Chakra rules love and relationships. An open chakra increases our ability to forgive however, on the other hand a closed heart chakra harbours resentment, anger and guilt. When unbalanced, it can lead to heart problems, heart or breast cancer, high blood pressure and weakening of the immune system. Green vegetables like broccoli, green peppers, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, and collard greens. Try these recipes:
Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi
Vegan Kale Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Light Blue for Truth and Authenticity (Throat Chakra)
This chakra is blue is associated with the colour light blue and is the center of your true voice and communication. Blocks in this chakra make it difficult to communicate because we feel suppressed by negative emotions and feelings. It can cause fever, ear infections, thyroid and esophagus problems, and disorders of the throat, ears, throat, and cervical spine. Blueberries are an ideal food to consume, as well as fruit that grows on trees like apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and plums. Try these recipes:
Healthy Apple Nachos
Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
Honey and Mint Roasted Peaches

Indigo for Intuition (Third Eye Chakra)
The Third Eye Chakra, located in between the eyes is the center of divine wisdom. It deals with our intuitive connection and our sixth sense. Blocks in this chakra can cause us to become unimaginative, indifferent and suffer from poor concentration and memory issues, such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Eat purple fruit such as grapes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries, prunes, and eggplant to help balance this chakra. Try these recipes:
Blackberry Compote with Lavender Honey
Eggplant Meatballs
Eggplant Parmesan Pasta

Purple for Faith and Spiritual Connection (Crown Chakra)
The crown chakra is your connection with the Divine or your Higher Self. Blocks in this chakra cause fear and lack of inspiration as well as health issues like migraines, brain tumours, mental health issues like depression, and skin disorders. Unlike other chakras, the crown chakra does not have any healing food specific to it. Nourish this chakra by eating light meals, clean eating foods, or consider doing a detox or fast to release negative energy from the body. Try this recipe:
Golden Milk Turmeric Smoothie
Healing Ginger Orange Honey Tea
Classic Vegetable Broth

13 thoughts on “How to Balance Your Chakras with Food”

  • I’m just starting to study Chakras and how to balance my energy. It’s so interesting and I didn’t think about balancing them with food so that’s definitely something I need to look into. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • Knowing about the food recipes per chakra is really interesting. My dad is into meditation and he talks about how we can channel our energy per chakra. This may be something he can relate to as well.

  • I love all these lessons is Chakras. I need to balance mine with food. Thank you for the cool suggestions. Now to be able to find all of the stuff. I will have to get looking.

  • Liz Graham 5 years ago

    This is a fabulous read. Thank you! I’ve also been reading and learning about Ayurveda and this post relates quite a bit to this dietary lifestyle 🙂

    • Thanks Liz! I’ve been intrigued by Ayurveda as well. I agree wholeheartedly that what we eat affects they way we feel both physically and mentally!

  • As a professional spiritual advisor for over two decades I can attest to the validity of this! Great article! You know, if we all just ate healthy, and got all our fruits and veggies that we are supposed to – it would be so easy to eat for our chakras!
    Love this!

  • This is so interesting. I never thought that you could get the basic needs that a great massage, meditations or relaxation could give you from something you eat. This is new and I plan to try some of this because it is such a cool idea.

  • Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve learned a bit about chakras and applying essential oils with them. This is really fascinating to read the food aspect as well. Oh and the Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi recipe sure sounds delicious!!

  • I’ve never really thought much as chakras, to be honest. It has always amazed me how our body works and how everything around us has an effect on us. This is very interesting.

  • Some really great new information about how food can affect your mood. These are really great ideas to help people with depression a subject that is close to my heart. I am sure your readers will benefit greatly from these tips. Thank you for these great tips.

  • sageandsimple 5 years ago

    Wow! This is really cool, I’ve never heard of balancing chakras with food, but I’m very mindful of the importance of keeping them balanced, which is why I love Reiki! I’m pinning this and will give it a try. With all of the stress of our recent move, I’m a total mess, chakras included 🙁

  • Such interesting information I have been learning more about chakras with my coworkers. I am really interested in learning more. I will be sharing this with them. Great info!

  • It’s so interesting how we can balance our “chakras” with food. I wouldn’t mind the third eye chakra and the heart chakra for sure. I love many of the food items listed. Thanks for sharing.

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