Oysters, Chocolate, Strawberries, Pineapple, Avocado, MACA root, Ginger, Ginseng, Spanish Fly, Pomegranate, Arugula, Almonds, Chili Peppers, Figs, Pine Nuts, Watermelon, and Vanilla Bean (to name a few) have all been linked to being powerful aphrodisiacs which can help increase libido. If you’re looking to increase your sexual appetite, why not wet your whistle with foods that may help increase your sexual experience?
The scientific research that has been done on aphrodisiacs has been limited, and although there is some evidence to suggest that some of these foods may help put you in the mood, there are definitely no guarantees. That being said, all of the foods listed above are perfectly healthy and nutritious so I am all for eating an aphrodisiac inspired menu.
In lieu of Valentines day, I have created a dinner menu that you can prepare for that special someone in your life that packs a sexy punch. Keep me posted if you try this menu and let me know if things get extra spicy!
Micaela’s Aphrodisiac Inspired Valentines Day Dinner for 2 Menu
- Pan Seared Lamb Chops with a Pineapple, Fig and Ginger Chutney
- Almond, Pear and Arugula Salad with a Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Yes, it’s a decadent meal and if you go all out and eat to the point of fullness it will actually KILL your libido so portion control is key and never eat until the point of fullness.
If you stick to large portions this healthy meal can end up being about 1000 calories, however with some control you can limit the caloric content to about 500-600.
Limit yourself to 1-2 oysters, use less than 1 Tbsp. of salad dressing and skip out the almonds for the salad, stick to about 3-4 oz. of lamb with 1 Tbsp. of the chutney, and only have 1 chocolate covered strawberry. And the toughest part (at least for me), try and stick to just one glass of wine. Pour your own wine if possible and pour only about 3.5 in your glass – that way you can pour yourself another small glass later.
Remember, the center of romance should be getting to know each other so be sure to focus on the conversation and the experience rather than on the food itself.
Happy Valentines Day!