I had a professor that once asked the class to pick his or her favorite “sense”. Smell, touch, taste, hearing, and sight.
Everyone else debated between sight and sound, like the other 3 were useless. I responded that my favorite sense was taste. I love to taste. I love tasting food (especially food that starts with cheese and ends with cake). I reasoned that there is something interesting about tasting something because, in some weird mystical way, it becomes a part of you (“you are what you eat”, right?)
It occurred to me how underappreciated some of our senses had become, especially “subtle” ones like smell and taste. More importantly how they seem to often get ignored in the bedroom where sensuality in its fullness should be appreciated.
So I’m doing a little research into how my favorite sense, taste, can make its way into the bedroom…
Edible aphrodisiacs are pretty much grounded in folklore and old wives’ tales according to the FDA. The FDA has apparently done some research and has come to the conclusion that there is no increased sexual desire because of any certain type of food. But seriously, how much can fuddy duddies at the FDA really know about sexual desire, right? Surely our Greek and Aztec (Greek and Aztec… now that’s sexy) ancestors have a little bit more knowledge when it comes to cookin’ up some lovin’.
My research seems to suggest that anytime a food resembled a sexual organ it was deemed an aphrodisiac… oysters, avocado, ginseng, asparagus, and strawberries to name a few. I’ll buy it since each of these items possess not just visual stimulation but also vitamins (or something) that increase endorphins, testosterone, and other things that get you feeling randy.
Here are some ideas to incorporate this ancient wisdom into your love diet…
A great lunch would be this California Melt for its avocado, a fruit known for its fertility powers.
And for dinner?
Just mix any ingredient that resembles something you want to see later that night (avocados, asparagus, oysters, strawberries, bananas… you get the point) in a blender, marinate your luh-vah in the concoction and lick it off! (no link needed because the recipe is all my own… no, really, you’re welcome!)
And last but not least, you are what you eat. You are. Trust me. You. Are.
So here is an additional recipe… to help. (if you want the name, link, or more specific info about how this “helps”, email me)…
1 cup pineapple, fresh or canned
1 banana, frozen
1 cup apple juice
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBS honey
Optional ingredients: 1 raw egg white, 2 TBS wheat germ, 2 TBS flax seed, 1 shot wheatgrass juice
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Drink immediately. Repeat daily for best results.
Hope y’all enjoy you’re meal!