How to Balance Your Chakras with Nutrition

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You may have heard about balancing chakras, but you’re a little fuzzy on how one would do that.  And what about blocked chakras? Yikes, what does that even mean!

It’s all good. I have been fascinated by the study of this ancient Indian energy system, and it makes a lot of sense to me that people have a newfound intrigue with chakras today. There is so much that we can learn from this centuries-old practice to help us understand our bodies and become more in tune with our well-being.

So this is a little bit of chakra 101, as well as a recipe that is loaded with amazing benefits to help open you up and get that good energy flowing.

According to Healthline, “Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means ‘wheel’ and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay ‘open’ and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.”

There are seven main chakras that run along your spine. These are the ones that most of us are referring to when we talk about chakras.

For the recipe I am sharing today, I’d like to focus on the sacral chakra.

From Healthline:

sacral chakra

If you have a blocked sacral chakra, this can lead to Issues with the associated organs, like urinary tract infections, lower back pain, and impotency. Emotionally, this chakra is connected to our feelings of self-worth, and even more specifically, our self-worth around pleasure, sexuality, and creativity.

If you’ve been experiencing intimacy issues and you’re wondering how to open your sacral chakra, please check out my healing program, Culinary Alchemy®. It’s about feeling better and putting yourself and your needs first. If you can serve yourself, you can serve your purpose and serve others.

So this recipe that I am sharing is unique because it features not only orange foods such as sweet potatoes and carrots to work on your sacral chakra, it also contains ingredients that support all the chakras. And that is why I call it my Rainbow Bowl!

Specifically, this recipe focuses on ingredients high in beta-carotene and iron to support reproductive health and organs. I also include foods that are healthy fats, rich in potassium, and help maintain water balance to help keep the flow of energy moving through the chakras.

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Rainbow Bowl

  • Author: Chef Serena Poon



1 lb baby golden yellow potatoes (sliced into ¼” rounds)

1/2 large sweet potato (skin on // slice into ¼”)

2 large carrots (sliced into 1/8” rounds)

1 medium beet (slice into 1/8” slices)

1 medium golden beet (slice into 1/8” slices)

4 medium red or watermelon radishes (halved, or quartered if large)

2 TB avocado oil

1 tsp unsalted seasoning powder (or can use za’atar, or curry, or cumin)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

½ tsp sea salt or Himalayan pink salt

1 cup red cabbage (thinly sliced)

½ medium red pepper (thinly sliced)

½ medium yellow bell pepper

1 cup broccolini (roughly chopped)

2 cups chopped curly kale


3 TB fresh lemon juice

2 TB tahini

2 TB raw hemp seeds

½ medium avocado (sliced)

Fresh cilantro or parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, and radishes and drizzle with 1 TB of the avocado oil, ½ tsp of the seasoning powder of choice, ¼ tsp black pepper, and ¼ of salt. Toss to combine. Place the vegetables onto one of the baking sheets and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and tender.
  4. Using the mixing bowl again, add the cabbage, bell peppers, and broccolini. Drizzle with the remaining 1 TB of oil, ½ tsp of seasoning powder of choice, ¼ tsp black pepper, and ¼ of salt. Toss to combine. Place vegetables onto other baking sheet.
  5. When the potatoes/carrots reach the 10-minute mark, add the second pan to the oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. In the last 5 minutes of baking, add the kale to either pan and roast until tender and bright green.
  6. Serve in a bowl or plate with the vegetables mixed together or separated and garnish with avocado, fresh lemon juice, tahini, hemp seeds, fresh herbs (optional), and fresh black pepper and salt to taste.


Please use organic whenever possible.

If you love the idea of balancing your chakras through diet, be sure to check out some of my other recipes, like Grounding Beetroot Hummus for the root chakra, Luminous Elixir for heart chakra, Sacral Soothing Smoothie, and Solar Plexus Squash Soup to support the solar plexus chakra.

Through a combination of Reiki, your body’s science, hydration, and eating for your chakras, Culinary Alchemy® aims to bring you back into alignment. SO let’s let the love flow!

XO – Serena

Learn more about balancing your sacral chakras and working through intimacy issues here.  


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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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