This gorgeous red Mulahadara smoothie is dedicated to the first chakra, also known as the root chakra. The Muladhara is all about stability and connecting with the ground.
Muladhara and Ayurveda
Ayurveda is one of the oldest sciences from India. It basically divides every living thing into a dominant “element category”. That is to say that the five elements are divided into three categories also known as Doshas. Although your ultimate goal in life is to be balanced within all of the doshas, you might be lacking in one of the “element categories”.
The Earth element is connected with the Kapha dosha. Kapha is a combination of the Earth and Water elements. When we are talking about the Muladhara chakra we are talking about being rooted to the ground and stable.
If we are looking to get the nutrients from natural ingredients that come directly from Mother Earth her self, it makes most sense to associate root vegetables, such as beetroot and carrots with this 1st chakra. The main colour for the Mulahadara chakra is red, therefore this Mulahadara smoothie tries to incorporate all the wholesome root flavours with bright bursts of powerful red ingredients.
The ingredients listed below are for one portion. If you like to go big or want to share, then just double the ingredients. Smoothies don’t need to be an exact science. Let yourself play around with the ingredients and add or omit anything you prefer.
For this delicious smoothie you will need:
- 1 ready prepared beetroot (like the packages that you buy that are already boiled)
- a handful of strawberries
- a chunk of ginger (about the size of half a thumb)
- 3/4 cup of carrot juice
- 3/4 cup of apple juice
Watch the video recipe here below!
Be sure to check out the recipes for the other Chakra smoothies! Ajna Smoothie, Anahata Smoothie, Manipura Smoothie, Svadhistana Smoothie, Sahasrara Smoothie.
If you’re looking to unblock your Muladhara with some physical movement, be sure to try Bhumi Namaskar the Earth Salutation.
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