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APHRODISIACS~ 8 Love & Libido Foods (+ Chocolate Mousse recipe)

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

Love potions for the foodie!

1. Oysters~ I've tried to make these nasty little things appealing with dashes of spices and smotherings of sauces. However, I just can't hack the texture. For those of you who can, oysters are filled with zinc, a healing mineral, and offer up aphrodisiac effect. If you like to cook seafood, check out this cookbook, Eventide: Recipes for Clam bakes, Oysters, Lobster Rolls & More from Modern Maine Seafood Shack

2. Capers~ Known as Cleopatra's love potion! These tasty, salty morsels are great to use as a garnish or to add to salads or pasta dishes. Try Mediterranean Organic & Wild Capers

3. Hot chilies~ Caspisan enhances circulation! Chilies are also a friendly garden addition- quite simple to grow. Check out Seeds of Change at Their selection of seeds is beautiful.

4. Olives~ A frisky factor: green olives for men and black olives for women! Try Tragano Greek Organics Pitted Kalamata Olives, 8 oz.

5. Wine~ The antioxidant resveratrol from red grapes increases blood flow. Cheers to your beloved with a glass of Bonterra’s Cabernet Sauvignon or Reserveage's Resveratrol 500mg antioxidant supplement 60 caps

6. Maca~ This is a root, categorized as an adaptogen (helps the body adapt to stress). It is also known as an energizing herb! Check out Sunfood's organic Maca powder Add powder to a blended smoothie or coffee when you need a zap of energy.

7. Herbal Tea~ Rose, lavender, & elderflower, a sweet cup of herbal love! Try Pukka's Love Organic Love Blend (herbal tea). We sell it at Inspired Wellness (in the Yurt)!

8. Cocoa~ A decadent mood booster! * Read more on cocoa below. Try Equal Exchange’s organic, fair-trade cocoa powder or chocolate bars, and Theo Organic 70% dark cocoa bar.

The Beauty of Chocolate: Flavonoids

For cocoa health benefits, it must be the best of the best: Dark & preferably organic (with no alkali). Epidemiological studies suggest high flavonoid intake presents benefits on cardiovascular outcomes. Real, dark chocolate yields high levels of Theobromine- known to be a mood lifter & aphrodisiac.

* Don't forget: 1 ounce of dark chocolate contains on average ~8 grams of fat & 140 calories so savor your morsel! Savor this flavonoid-rich recipe...

Chocolate Mousse

  • 2 Avocados, ripe (mashed) - Remove skin & pit

  • ½ cup unsweetened Cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup of Agave syrup or coconut nectar (You can also replace the agave syrup with maple syrup or honey)

  • 6 oz. Vanilla Greek yogurt (or silken tofu)

Blend or food process all ingredients together. When done, spoon out into 2 dishes.

Serve with a dollop of whip cream & dark chocolate shavings on top (optional).

If you desire a thinner consistency, add a touch of chocolate soy milk.

Happy Valentines Day (and to showing love year-round)!







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