The second Chakra keeps our energy dynamic and flowing and is connected to our emotions and creativity. Someone with a balanced second chakra radiates warmth and is able to speak openly about their emotions. Eating properly can help this chakra to thrive and help you to be more in tune with what you want most in life. A healthy sacral chakra vibrates at a frequency similar to the color orange, which is the color most associated with this chakra. To assist this chakra, and help it spin, here is our Sweet Potato Soup recipe that has that vibrant orange color, uses herbs that assist the chakra and leaves room for you to be creative in the kitchen while making it.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 large red onion
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1″ piece ginger sliced or chopped
- 2 stalks celery
- ½ cup red lentils
- 1.5L vegetable, beef or chicken stock (your choice)
1.5L of water with 1 vegetable bouillon cube
- 5 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried thyme (if you choose)
- 1 tsp sea salt (adjust to taste)
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp black pepper (adjust to taste)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Prep + Cooking Instructions
Have all veggies cut up and ready to put in large stock pot.
- Add coconut oil on medium-high heat and add garlic, onion and ginger. Stir for 3-4 min.
- Add celery, carrots and sweet potatoes and continue stirring for about 5 min on medium heat.
- Add stock, cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15min. or until sweet potato is soft. Let cool for about 1 hour.
- Place soup in blender, add fresh thyme (if using) and puree well.
- Transfer puree to pot, add sea salt, turmeric, black pepper, dried thyme (if using) and bring to a simmer.
- Add lentils and cook 20 minutes or until lentils are soft.
- Serve with a drizzle of pumpkin oil or hemp oil and gomasio.