Balancing the Charkas

When our chakras are imbalanced, we may experience “dis-ease” in that area of the body, plus related psychosomatic symptoms such as hip problems, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, heart conditions, mucus, headaches, or brain fog. Thanks to ingredients such as grounding root vegetables, sultry cinnamon, empowering turmeric, heart-expanding leafy greens, nutrient-dense spirulina, and enlightening beets, these soups are delicious plant medicine.


Heat the oven to 120°. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower and garlic with 1 tbsp oil, until well coated. Add turmeric, cumin, and red pepper flakes, and toss to coat evenly. Spread cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer, and bake until browned and tender, approx 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add onion, and cook for 5 minutes, until translucent. When the cauliflower is done baking, remove it from the oven.

Reserve cup to top soup. Take remaining cauliflower and add to a medium pot with onion, and pour in vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook over low heat, minutes. Blend the soup to a smooth purée using an immersion blender, or let it cool and purée in batches with a regular blender.