Best Aphrodisiac Foods - Allie's Aphrodite Dinner (Vegan/Vegetarian)

Are you looking for the best aphrodisiac foods for your Valentine’s Day Dinner? When people think of food-based aphrodisiacs they think of oysters but there is a lot more than slippery texture and zinc levels that make a good aphrodisiac. Berries and cayenne pepper are good tantalizers of the senses because they antioxidants that improve circulation. If you want the texture but don’t want the fish, then go for silken tofu and mushrooms for their sexy feel, complete with phytoestrogens to get your hormones revved up. Asparagus and celery increase irresistible pheromones making your BO out of this world to your partner. Other sexy foods include avocados and figs because they are shaped like a woman’s ovaries - the old doctrine of signatures at work. Check out my dinner made with the Goddess of Love herself, in mind- featuring some of my favorite best aphrodisiac foods and ideal wine pairings. Remember to keep the wine to 1 oz per glass as too much will cause lack of luster in the bedroom.

Read below for the recipes but also know that you can tune into the video that was recorded as part of health club on the webinars page

Allie’s Aphrodite Dinner

BEET SALAD

  • 2 handfuls of arugala

  • 2/3 cup diced cucumber

  • 2/3 cup diced beets, roasted, steamed or boiled

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Black pepper to taste

  • 2 lime wedges

Combine all ingredients and dress with juice from lime wedge.

Yield 2 salads

Drink pairing: Rose wine and/or sparkling water with blackberries

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM CAPS

  • 2 large portobello mushroom caps

  • 1 T Olive or grapeseed oil

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Black pepper to taste

Lightly brush mushrooms caps with oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

Bake at 375' for 15-20 minutes.

Yield 2 servings

LEMON ASPARAGUS

  • 1 bunch asparagus

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Black pepper to taste

Break off the rough end of each asparagus stalk and discard.

Toss asparagus, lemon juice and sea salt and pepper together.

Bake at 375' for 20 minutes.

Yield 2 servings

TOFU STEAK

  • 1 brick of extra firm organic tofu, pressed (I like Wildwood Sproutofu)

  • 1 T Olive or grapeseed oil

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Black pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp thyme (optional)

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Cut tofu in half and lightly brush with olive or grapeseed oil and season.

Bake at 375' for 20 minutes.

NOTE: while I used tofu for this recipe, you can use any protein such as tempeh, boneless skinless chicken breast, or one of the sexy Omega 3 fishes such as mackerel, salmon, sardines or black cod etc.

Adjust cooking time according to your choice of protein.

Yield 2 servings

Drink pairing: Chianti and/or sparkling water with raspberries

RAW CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

  • 2 very ripe organic avocados

  • 4oz unsweetened 100% cocoa organic bakers chocolate bar

  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened organic cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic almond milk

  • 1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract syrup

  • 3 tsp organic raw agave

  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

  • 4 Strawberries

Once you've melted the chocolate bar, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a martini or parfait glass with strawberries.

Yields 4 servings

Drink pairing: Prosecco and/or sparkling water with strawberries

Food is medicine! Enjoy eachother!

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