The root chakra represents our foundations, grounding and stability. It represents our basic needs such as food, water & shelter. It also is connected to our emotional needs of connection & security. Fight or flight response is associated with survival and the root chakra.
The root chakra is associated with our physical structure, feet, legs, joints and muscles. The adrenal glands and endocrine system are also associated with the root chakra. When this chakra is imbalanced we may feel loneliness, insecurities, abandonment, depression, disconnection & instability.
Foods That Nourish Our
Vegetables that grow deep in the earth can be grounding and have the energy of the root chakra
Protein Rich Foods
Protein rich foods are grounding and nourish for our root chakra
Red fruits & veggies
Eating a wide range of red colored fruits and veggies are great for balancing the root chakra
I am safe,
I trust more, fear less
I am centered & grounded.
Borscht is originally from Ukraine, and is also very common in Russia. Its a very hearty dish, perfect for a cool day. The ingredients might look overwhelming, but its really simple to make.
1 lb Beef: Sirloin or stew meat + 12-14 cups bone broth (I like to use both)
1 tbsp salt (or more for your taste buds)
3 medium beets, washed, peeled & grated ( or food processed)
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar (optional)
2 tbsp tomato sauce or paste
1 tbsp butter
1 medium onion
3 grated carrots
3 medium potatoes, peeled & sliced
1/2 head of cabbage, sliced
2 tomatoes, peeled and diced
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 cloves garlic
Garnish: sour cream & fresh dill
Step 1: Wash meat in cool water and cut into pieces, place into large soup pot with bone broth, and salt. As soon as it boils, remove the foam, if you wait it will be harder to do later. Reduce heat, cover partially simmer 1 hour, periodically skimming foam off.
Step 2: Grate beets (or put through the food processor), place them with 4 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet with the vinegar and sauté for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium/low, and add sugar, tomato sauce, and sauté until softened (approx 10 minutes) remove from pan and set aside in a bowl.
Step 3: In the same skillet, sauté onion, butter for a couple minutes, add grated carrot and sauté another 5-7 minutes. If the pan gets dry add a bit more oil.
Step 4: Once the meat has been cooking for 45 mins- 1 hour add potatoes into the pot and cook about 10 minutes.
Step 5: Add sautéed beets, onion, carrots, cabbage, and chopped tomatoes. Cook another 10 minutes.
Step 6: Add bay leaves, pepper, salt to taste.
Step 7: Chop parsley, and garlic and stir them into the pot.
Step 8: Immediately cover, remove from heat and let soup sit for about 20-25 minutes for flavors to blend together.
Step 9: Serve with sour cream & fresh dill (optional)