Valentines can be a bit perplexing for some of us. It’s about love, not cuddly toys, flowers and cards. It’s about connection, not about expectations, and it’s about self-love; it not the need to always fit in and comply with market-driven trends. We have compiled something special for you this Valentines, and it’s something that you can enjoy every day. It’s something that promises to put a smile on your face. What’s even better is that you don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy these aphrodisiac foods! (Of course, having someone next to you to share the delight does heighten the sense of pleasure immensely)
1. Raw Cacao/Chocolate
Cacao is known as a food of the Gods. It is rich in Tryptophan and Anandamide, which are also known as the happiness molecule. For centuries it has been used in ceremonies as a heart opener. Prepare yourself a cup of hot chocolate for yourself and your beloved to share and savour the moment. Check out Huffington Post for more information.
Vanilla has a sensual relationship with cacao, which means they go perfectly well together. Vanilla is a beautiful aphrodisiac orchid flower, so get some natural vanilla paste for your dessert or essential vanilla oil for your bed and enjoy the natural sensations. For more information, check out Kew.
Durian is known as the king of fruits and for those with an acquired taste it is delicious and mind-blowing. For first time users it can be quite challenging due to its strong pungent smell; however, it is well worth the effort to try. As it is rich in Tryptophan it will give you that special loved-up feeling. Check out Nutrition and You for more information.
This vegetable is bursting full of energy, exquisite flavours, and vitality. Have them lightly marinated in olive oil, lemon, and salt for a few hours or gently steam them and serve. Find out more information at Jamie Oliver.
There are 1000s of chilli’s available all with the own unique flavours. Why not pick up a few different kinds and serve them fresh for you and your lover to try. As they increase blood circulation they will help to invigorate you, making you focus on the present moment. To find out more information, check out the BBC.
These are an instant favourite as they speak of love and sensuality. Avoid trying asparagus and artichokes together as they are not the best combo. Check out Eat the Seasons for more information.
Creamy, silky, and smooth, there are many things that make avocado a top sensual food. Use it to make amazing guacamole with artichoke hearts or mix it in with some dates, maca, bee pollen, and raw cacao for dessert mousse. For more information, check out Authority Nutrition.
This is one of the best foods to balance hormones. Healthy hormones equal healthy emotions and a healthy mind. Not only that, but it does wonders for men’s and women’s libido. Add a generous two tablespoons per person for Valentine’s night in a smoothie, chocolate or dessert. Check out Veg Kitchen.
This is an invigorating root that is known to boost energy levels, helping a person to feel alive, awake, and playful all night long. Check out Herb Wisdom for more information.
10. Bee Pollen
What could be more sensual and delightful than sharing sexual offerings of flowers? Add bee pollen to smoothies, mix it in with avocado and chocolate or simply savour it!