You’ve heard it before, “Eat your colors!” But, why?
The benefits of eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies are obvious… they are packed with nutrients and are water-based foods, so they easily hydrate and rejuvenate your body.
The seven main chakras, or energy centers in the body, are also known as the “Rainbow Bridge” because each chakra has a corresponding color. Foods are energy and they carry a vibration. Color is simply energy vibrating at a certain frequency. When you eat food of a certain color, it sends energy to the corresponding chakra. Cool, right? Learn more about the chakras in my post “Getting to Know Your Chakras.”
So, before you reach for that bag of Skittles, try this much healthier way to taste the rainbow.
Red Bell Pepper & Grape Tomatoes (root chakra)
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato & Fresh Sliced Carrots (sacral chakra)
Yellow Bell Pepper (solar plexus chakra)
Mixed Greens, Sliced Cucumber & Avocado (heart chakra)
Blueberries (throat chakra)
Purple Cabbage (third eye chakra)
Toasted Garbanzo Beans & Slivered Almonds (crown chakra)
Chop sweet potato in cubes and drizzle it with olive oil, salt and pepper in a roasting pan. Put in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or so, until it gets golden brown or a little blackened (depending on your preference).
Cook rice noodles as directed (they take about five minutes to make!). After you strain the noodles, rinse them in cold water and set aside. Heat some olive oil in a small pan on high and throw in some garbanzos, salt and pepper. Continue to toss them until they blacken a bit. Add slivered almonds to the mix halfway through.
Slice up all the veggies. Place a small amount of mixed greens in the bowl, put the noodles across from them with the garbanzo and almond mix. Then start building your rainbow bowl around it! Have fun and enjoy the process!
I love Brianna’s Honey Mustard dressing so I drizzled it over the top. Make sure to add a dollop of your fave hummus in the center.
Eat with intention and enjoy nourishing your body with this incredibly healthy meal!