Week 1 Chakra Cleanse- Root Chakra

For the Root Chakra I have decided on a recipe for Creamy Curried Root Vegetable Soup. If you don’t have the time or the resources to make this soup don’t worry! You can support your Root Chakra by simply adding some Root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, beets and radishes to your everyday meals. Red foods also support the Root Chakra as well as earthy spices.

Creamy Curried Root Vegetable Soup

This soup is perfect for the root chakra because it is comforting and grounding. It also has RED veggies (the Root chakra color), Root veggies and a little grounding spice from the curry. This will take about 1hr 40min to prepare but most of the time is allowing the veggies to cook. The finished soup will serve about 6.

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Butter (or substitute it with olive oil for a vegan version)

6 Hakuei Turnips, chopped

6 Red Radishes (root chakra color!)

2 heads of garlic, chopped

6 green onions, chopped

5 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 ½ pounds Red Potatoes, cubed (root chakra color!)

1 quart vegetable stock

1 bay leaf

1 ½ cup milk (or coconut milk for vegan version)

3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (you can purchase vegan sauce or use balsamic as a substitute)

2 Tablespoons Curry Powder

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Ground black pepper

1-Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir turnips, radishes, garlic and green onions for 3 minutes, add carrots and potatoes and vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Add in the bay leaf and reduce temp to low. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2-Working in batches, pour the soup mixture into a blender, only filling it half full each time. Pulse several times then turn it on to puree until it is smooth. Pour pureed mix into a large saucepan over low heat.

3- After all of the turnip mixture is purred and in large saucepan stir in milk of your choice, Worcestershire sauce, curry powder, brown sugar and pepper into the soup. Cook and stir constituently until very well mixed. Simmer over low heat for 10 more minutes and then enjoy!

*Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com @tylerss20

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4 thoughts on “Week 1 Chakra Cleanse- Root Chakra

  1. Andrea says:

    Thank you, Cheyenne, for the tip to consume Root Vegetables this week. Living aboard a boat makes it challenging to cook, however, your reminder to have some root veggies was GREAT!! Andrea

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  2. Julie says:

    Hi Cheyenne, thanks so much for this amazing sounding recipe and your recommendations! I was stoked to find the first email about the cleanse in my inbox Monday morning, but didn’t have time to review all the details until that night. I happily discovered I was already on the right path with my root vegetables though, having had a lunch of quinoa, kale, and chopped beets & carrots with a sesame ginger sauce (yumm).

    I’ll be making your soup tonight but I have a question- 2 heads of garlic… does that seriously mean 2 bulbs of garlic, or 2 cloves? I’m a big fan personally, but um… that seems like a lot? Also, I’m trying not to eat sugar- might agave or a little molasses be a decent substitute for the brown sugar? Something else? Thanks!

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    • Cheyenne says:

      Hi Julie,

      Your lunch sounds delicious, beets are one of my favorite foods! To answer your questions, yes you can substitute the brown sugar with agave of molasses. Keep in mind that agave is a terrific white sugar substitute however, molasses would be better for this recipe because, brown sugar gets its “brown” from being processed with molasses.

      Regarding the garlic, it would really be to your taste. Traditional curried meals use a lot of garlic to achieve a fuller flavor, but it can be a little overpowering at times. I would suggest either 2 small heads or 1 medium/large head for this recipe. If you plan on making this again in the future I would start with less garlic this time and add more if you feel it needs more next time!

      Enjoy!

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