Sexy Nutrition: Avocados for Enhanced Libido


By: Gaia Staff  |  October 9, 2013

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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Aimee Hughes

Aimee Christine Hughes the author of “The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures in Love & Sex, ” available on Amazon. She is a health and wellness expert, yoga devotee and seasoned traveler. She contributes regular articles to Nature & Health magazine, Australia’s leading wellness publication and On Fitness magazine, a publication dedicated to fitness and natural health. Aimee has also written for Reader’s Digest (Canada), E/The Environmental Magazine, Elephant Journal, Living Green Magazine, Alive (Canada), Traveller magazine (U.K.), Go World Travel, The South China Morning Post, (Hong Kong) and many others. For more libido-boosting recipes, visit her blog The Sexy Vegan Kitchen. She resides in Kansas City.
Blog: www.theglobalvegan.blogspot.ca
Facebook: The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures In Love & Sex 
Twitter: @AimeeHughes5


 

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