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Aphrodisiac side dishes

Some foods are regarded as natural aphrodisiac, able to increase sexual desire. Whether this is true or not, one thing is for sure: we are what we eat, and certain nutrients and vitamins packed foods do boost our immune system, enhance our mood and make us look better! So why not try this quick and easy recipes? Two aphrodisiac side dishes packed with feelgood nutricious elements and surprisingly unusual flavour, ready to add a spicy twist to a special meal for two...

Two easy recipes

Two simple and easy recipes for aphrodisiac side dishes:

Rasperry asparagus

Asparagus is traditionally thought to stir up lust, and in France it was the main ingredient of the newly wed dinner. The reason behind this folklore may be that asparagus are, indeed, highly rich in vitamin A, B and C, potassium, fibres and folic acid, an histamine booster. In this recipe, the strong flavour of the vegetable is harmonized with and unexpected fruity twist.

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh asparagus spears

1/2 lemon,juiced

8 ounce raspberry yoghurt

Wash the asparagus and trim them. Boil an inch of water, set a steamer above it. Place the trimmed asparagus in the steamer, cover and steam for 5- 8 minutes. You will know when the asparagus are ready because they turn bright green. Mix the lemon and yoghurt in a small pan, warm on medium heat. Serve the asparagus garnished with the yoghurt sauce.

Guacamole

What about avocado, then? This richly flavoured fruit boasts with vitamins, antioxidants and good acid fats, so it's not a surprise it is also ranked as aphrodisiac. The Aztec called the avocado tree 'testicle tree' because its pear shaped fruit hanged in pair on its branches– whether this is related to the avocado being considered aphrodisiac or not, we do not know! What we do know is that the Aztec also invented guacamole. With this easy and super fast to make recipe, the surprising explosive taste of guacamole is bound to energize your date!

Ingredients:

2 avocados

1 small onion

1 clove garlic

1 ripe tomato

1 lime, juiced

salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the avocados first: peel them, half them and remove the pit. Place the pulp in a serving bowl and start meshing with a fork. Chop the onion thinly, mince the garlic, chop the tomato and add everything to the bowl. Stir in, adding the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place the mixture in the fridge to chill. Half hour should be enough to allow all the flavours to blend. Serve cold or at room temperature.

They're good for you!

One thing is for sure: the aphrodisiac side dishes we proposed you here are unusual, original and full of brio. They will match any meal, adding a surprising twist. Light and refreshing, stuffed with energy giving, nutritious elements they're bound to put you in a good mood and pump your body up with wellness. What you are planning to do with these, is now entirely up to you...

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