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.
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One Expert Shares His Favorite Herbs and Plants to Heal
If you knew you could easily and effectively enhance your mood, energy levels, and brainpower, what would it take for you to do it?
BulletProof founder and New York Times best-selling author, Dave Asprey knows what’s possible when it comes to making changes to the human body through what he calls ‘biohacking’. This knowledge of ourselves enables us to transform our lives, live longer, slow-down the aging process, increase brain power, and enhance our overall performance.
So how do we do it? The first place to start is by cleaning up your diet, getting plenty of sleep, and managing your stress. We can easily boost the nutrient value of our foods, facilitate a healthy rest, and regulate our cortisol levels – the stress hormone – by using specific plant compounds as medicine. These can come from fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, or even some of your guilty vices. A cup of coffee, for instance, can enhance your performance and contribute to all the feel-good benefits that cascade as a result.
Plant medicine has been around for centuries and is still widely used in the East. Some of these plants we know and love, like turmeric and mushrooms, are incredibly medicinal when used correctly. Others are newer discoveries, and exploring the science behind their properties and benefits, like polyphenols and adaptogens, is a realm that we have longed to delve deeper into.