Feed the Body: Red

The Root Chakra is associated with red fruits, root vegetables, heavy proteins and spices with some heat.  The only other chakra associated with heavy foods is the Solar Plexus which is heavy with grains, protein and milk.  The other 5 chakras are not associated with the same heavy foods as these ones.  This is a testament to what we all have heard for years, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  If this quote has you wondering if the root Chakra foods are best in the morning, you’d be right!

Remember the ways of integrating foods using the colour spectrum are:

  1.  Combining coloured foods on one plate
  2.  Eating foods at set times without combining colours
  3.  Eating one colour spectrum for the day.

Breaking this down into levels it would be as follows:

  1.  Mild introduction and integration plan of feeding the body with coloured foods.
  2.  Intermediate planning for feeding the body with coloured foods as a lifestyle.
  3.  Cleansing plan for the body chakras for clearing and integration

Living foods are highly recommended in these suggestions.  Obtaining foods as close to the source as possible will increase the nutrition value absorbed by your body.

Let’s look at some food choices and combining for the Root Chakra reds.

5 Root Chakra Morning Drinks

Combine with Yellow and Orange Foods

3 Cleansing and Anti-Inflammatory:

 1.  Lemon and Water

     Warm or cold water with lemon slices or juice

2.  Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Water

Warm or cold water and table spoon or two of raw apple cider vinegar

Recipe to make your own raw Apple Cider Vinegar

3.  Turmeric, Black Pepper and Water (add ginger)

Remember that Turmeric goodness isn’t absorbed in body without black pepper!


2 Immune Boosting and Nutritional Drinks:

1.  Fire Cider Immune Booster 

Pic by Renee Lindstrom


Horseradish, Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric,  Raw apple cider vinegar and more 




2.  Beet Kvass (blood tonic & natural electrolyte drink)

fire cider


Beets, Water and Salt



wait 15 minutes between cleansing drink and eating


Combine with Yellow and Orange Foods

 1.  Old Fashion Bowl of Fruit with one or more of these fruits

Red Apples, Cherries, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon

2.  1/2 Grapefruit

3.  Fruit Juice from one or more of these fruits

Red Apples, Cherries, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon


Combine with Yellow and Orange Foods

Old Fashioned Egg Stir fry with ‘root veggies’ mixed in or on the side

Onions, Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Sweet Potato, Turnips


  • Fresh sliced Radish and Tomato
  • Fermented Salsa

fire cider (3)






  • Fermented or Picked Beets and Rutabaga

Herbs and Spices

Combine with Yellow and Orange Foods

Cayenne, Chives, Garlic, Paprika, Pepper, Turmeric

Fresh, in garnish, in drinks, in recipes


Combine with Yellow and Orange Foods

Bone Broth

Warm as a drink or include root veggies for a bowl of deliciousness

Bone Broth Recipe



Meat and Tofu

Add to egg stir-fry or omelette

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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.

Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000