Hey, love birds! Valentine's Day is a day of love and we are here to show you a few ways to spice up your sex life – with food. Aphrodisiacs are defined as a food, drink, or drug that stimulates sexual desire, and we think these 10 foods and three recipes will be just the hot thing to rev up those engines!

When planning your looooong night, it's going to be all about the foods! For the main course, try something with Hot Chili Peppers! Due to capsaicin, this pepper increases blood flow and increased body heat. They can also cause the brain to release endorphins, which are a feel-good chemical. For dessert? Well, we all know that chocolate is the favorite on Valentine's Day, and here's just another reason why it will make the perfect gift for your lover! Due to the compounds tryptophan and phenylethylamine, chocolate enhances the effect of desire, and stimulates the feel-good emotions! So, chocolate - coupled with other foods in our following list, should help create the perfect sentient evening that would make Cupid proud!

10 Aphrodisiac Foods to put on your shopping list:

  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranate
  • Almonds/ Walnuts
  • Chocolate/ Cocoa
  • Hot Chili peppers
  • Honey
  • Artichoke
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Fig

3 Easy Recipes Packed with Aphrodisiacs:

Spice-It-ALL-Up Chili Pepper Spread:

  • Chili Peppers
  • Olive oil
  • Goat cheese
  • Salt & Pepper
Dice chili peppers and remove the seeds. Cook diced chili peppers in a teaspoon of oil on the stove over medium heat, just until they begin to brown. Add a few of the chili pepper seeds for extra heat. To a small bowl, add goat cheese, cooked chili peppers, and mix until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve with crackers, crispy bread, pita chips, or veggies (like celery!) ;)

Keep-Things–Light Snack Board:

  • Almonds
  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranate Arils
  • Figs
  • Add meat and cheese for a heavier version along with your favorite crackers

Energizing Chocolate Coconut Bites:

  • 1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coca powder or cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until well combined. Scoop mixture, using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, and roll with our hands into bite-size energy balls. Roll in cacao powder or shredded coconut. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Speaking of serving, don't forget that presentation is everything! Make sure you use a beautifully crafted cutting board to bring the whole vision to life. Fab Slabs cutting boards are perfect for presenting your V-day recipes. Each board is handcrafted from high-quality Camphor Laurel trees, a type of timber that is naturally and permanently antibacterial. They can even be personalized for special occasions. We have tried them ourselves and they are amazing!

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The next time you are our grocery shopping or prepping for a romantic evening, to incorporate some of these sexually stimulating foods. Don't forget to visit our Wellness & Foods section to discover more healthy foods!


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