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
A Guide to Healing Adrenal Fatigue With Emoting And Herbs
Your adrenals are small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, much like ice cream atop a sugar cone. At first glance, they might look like two old, hump-backed men, their backs to the camera, crouched over a table playing chess. Found within your endocrine system and comprised of two parts, the adrenal cortex, and inner adrenal medulla, these glands look similar to brains, which is probably the best metaphor.
Your adrenals fuel and run your body’s operations by producing then releasing hormones into your bloodstream, without which, you’d soon expire. Here are your body’s essential hormones that your adrenals produce:
- Cortisol: your best buddy in times of stress, and has a host of vital functions that support your entire system.
- Adrenaline: also known as epinephrine, is both a hormone and a medication. In partnership with noradrenaline, it helps you prepare your fight or flight responses.
- Aldosterone: a steroid hormone that helps you conserve sodium in your kidney, salivary glands, sweat glands, and colon.
Without these musketeers, you’d find it difficult to think, move, or breathe. This triune of energy and life are vital to remaining alive. When our adrenal glands are out of balance, they can fall into patterns considered to be adrenal gland disorders. Our bodies find it difficult to break out of these types of patterns.
“Trying to describe a good marriage is like trying to describe your adrenal glands. You know they’re in there functioning, but you don’t really understand how they work.” — Helen Gurley Brown