I can’t seem to help myself, I seem to be on a smoothie roll this week! Must be the delicious almond milk I made at the beginning of the week along with some of the tasty fruit I just bought at Whole Foods Market yesterday! One gentle squeeze and whiff of that peach and I had to buy some.
This morning I was running just a little bit late and had to quickly make something that would satisfy my taste buds, keep me satiated, and be nutritious! So I pulled out the ingredients that I had around and came up with a new smoothie I would like to dub: The Luscious Libido Lifting Smoothie! Oh yeah! It is tasty, otherwise I wouldn’t share it, it is satisfying and I feel energized from it! Wanna know what’s in it?
This is one amongst many recipe’s that I like to share with my private clients from my Keeping it REAL cleansing program! But with this program, we get much deeper than just recipes, you will emerge renewed, inspired and on ready to take on your second half better and more vibrant than before! Check it out and email me with any questions.
Back to the smoothie at hand. One of the main reasons I call this the Libido Lifting Smoothie, is because of the maca powder I use in it. As you may have read in my previous post where I shared my PROTEIN PUNCH SEXY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE, Maca is known as the Andean Aphrodisiac! Click on the link to check out the smoothie and all the other health benefits of maca.
Here is the recipe, and below you will find some additional super food sources to get your motor running!
Enjoy the recipe and let me know what you think? It has two of the ingredients listed below, Get ready to get in the mood!
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups of almond milk (homemade preferably – I love making my own)
- 1 pitted and skinned peach
- 1/2 mango skinned
- 1-2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1-2 tbsp hemp seed powder
- a few cubes of ice
Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy! Please let me know what you think
I often here women in their forties telling me they’ve lost their sex drive, so I thought I’d share some additional libido lifting foods as well. Here are some of the top libido boosting foods according to Natural News dot com.
Pumpkin seeds are one of the few foods that contain zinc, which is vital for testosterone production in men. A deficiency can make a woman completely lose her sex drive. These yummy seeds are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital to overall sexual wellbeing.
In Asia, goji berries are known as a strong sexual tonic. They increase testosterone levels, which stimulates libido in both men and women. Furthermore, they improve overall stamina, mood and wellbeing, all of which are vital for an optimum sex life.
This is one of the new superfoods out that can improve performance and alleviate impotency. It increases sperm count and testosterone levels in men. It makes people desire sex more frequently, especially women.
Give a boost to male libido. They contain an enzyme called Bromelain which is important for sexual health. They are also a good source of B vitamins which increase the body’s energy levels and the sex hormones.
This sexual stimulator boosts a powerful substance known as androsterone, which is an odorless
aphrodisiac in male perspiration.
Avocados help to increase both male and female libido. They contain very high levels of folic acid, and give the body sexual energy. Avocado is also high in vitamin B6, which is a potent hormone regulator.
Bee pollen can help boost the sperm count. After all, it is made from millions of particles of a semen-like substance. Pollen’s role in nature is to fertilize.
Asparagus is very high in vitamin E, which is a vital nutrient for good sex.
Capsaicin, which is the substance that gives chillies their heat, releases endorphins and other “feel good” hormones necessary for a spicy sex life.
Basil increases circulation, stimulates the sex drive and boosts fertility. This tasty herb cultivates a sense of wellbeing, which allows one to experience sexual bliss.
Figs are very high in amino acids, which are critical to increasing libido and boosting sexual stamina.
Garlic contains high levels of allicin, which can improve blood flow to the sexual organs.
Also, women in their forties very often complain of fatigue and low energy. This can often be associated with poor nutrition. Excess caffeine, high carbohydrate intake, or a lack of protein — saps your energy and interest in sex.