Sexy Nutrition: Avocados for Enhanced Libido
Avocado, the Powerhouse
The potent avocado feeds both men and women with a multitude of nutrients essential to a healthy sex life. Vitamin B6, folic acid, essential fatty acids and potassium, as well as other powerful antioxidants are responsible for the avocado’s significant effect on our reproductive organs. Research suggests that avocados even increase sperm count. The sexual powerhouse ahuactl (or testicle, as the Aztecs endearingly called it) also releases vitamin E, which allows the reproductive hormones to take center stage while arousing our sexual response.
Vegan Avocado Recipes for Enhanced Libido
The Sexual Powerhouse: An Avocado Smoothie
You simply can’t go wrong with this smoothie. It’s packed with nutrients essential to a healthy sex life and a healthy life, in general.
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 t chia seeds, soaked in ½ cup water
Soak chia seeds for at least 30 minutes. Place all ingredients, including the chia gel in a blender and blend until creamy. Pour into two glasses. Sip slowly. Go back to the sheets.
The Sexual Warrior’s Guacamole
Guacamole is the go-to sexy hors d’oeuvre for both men and women. Let these fruity aphrodisiacs work their magic.
Sexy players: avocado, sexy spices, citrus, chia
5 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- ½ a bunch cilantro leaves
- juice of 2 limes
- 3 T olive oil
- ¼ cup chia gel (basic chia gel = 2 T chia seeds soaked in 1 cup water for 30 min. or longer)
- sea salt to taste
Combine avocado, red onion, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in a food processor. Add in lime juice, olive oil and sea salt while the food processor is running. Transfer guacamole to your favorite serving bowl and add in the chia gel. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and raw veggies.
Sexy Kale with Avocado-Chia Dressing
You really can’t get much sexier than a kale/chia/avocado trifecta!
Sexy players: avocado, chia, sexy spices, leafy greens
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled & seeded
- 1/8 cup chia gel (soak 2 T chia seeds in 1 cup water for at least 30 minutes)
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 t soy sauce or nama shoyu
- 2 t pure maple syrup
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- ½ t cumin
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 5 cups kale, cleaned and chopped
- ¼ cup carrot, grated
Combine the first eight ingredients in your blender to make a dressing. Place kale and carrots in a large serving bowl. Coat with dressing and serve.
“To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.” – Quentin Crisp
Agaricus Blazei, the Healing Mushroom of the Gods
Indigenous cultures have, for millennia, included fungi in their diets and medicinal foods. Modern science is just beginning to catch up to their powerful potential. Like other potent plant healers, mushrooms are multidimensional and complex sources of nutrients that work holistically, rather than pharmacologically. Alternative medicine has experienced so much success in its employ of mushrooms to cope with an array of ailments that, at long last, modern medicine has taken notice and has funded a series of promising studies.
Now traditional oncologists and alternative practitioners alike have found success with mushrooms in patients battling cancer. Of the myriad mushroom species commonly used in traditional medicine, the Agaricus blazei has recently been the subject of numerous trials.
It is known in Brazil as “Cogumelo de Deus,” or “Mushroom of God,” because of its reputation for bestowing health and longevity on those who consume it. Although modern researchers maintain that more studies are warranted before Agaricus blazei’s medicinal value is confirmed as a curative, growing evidence, along with traditional usage, shows that a great part of its potential lies in such arenas as cancer treatment and immune system function for both humans and animals.