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60+ Aphrodisiac Recipes

60+ Aphrodisiac recipes for your sexy pleasure?! Good golly, let’s get stimulated!

60+ Aphrodisiac Recipes

There’s no beating around the bush: eating is one of the most pleasurable experiences a person can have. Couple a fabulous meal with great conversation, music, and a little mood lighting, and you’re setting yourself up for attraction, connection, and epic sexy time. When it comes to the art of seduction, food is high up on the totem pole.

What is it about breaking bread that makes us want to get dir-tay? According to a great article I read on the relationship between food and sex, the two acts use all five senses and effect the same neurotransmitters in our brain. Plus, from a (boring) biological standpoint, sustenance begets survival, begets procreation. Poofing up our peacock feathers in the form of preparing a delicious dining experience is just one way of jettisoning a pleasant evening indoors to an otherworldly dimension. While a beefy, cheesy burrito paired with a beer is a damn sexy meal, we can do it better by incorporating sexy foods into the mix.

Enter: Aphrodisiac foods.

Real talk: I’ve been meaning to post a roundup of aphrodisiac foods for quite some time, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I figured I had better get on top of it. But haste, you don’t have to have a date or significant other to enjoy a big ass plate of sex food. Single or otherwise, we can all appreciate a nourishing, stimulating meal any day, every day.

So which foods open the floodgates for blood flow, serotonin, and sex hormones, you ask?  Aphrodisiac foods include, but are not limited to shellfish, lamb, wild game, chili peppers, almonds, arugula, fresh herbs, fennel, raspberries, ginger, avocado, ginseng, chocolate, maca, mangoes, and beets (pork and duck are debatable).

Generally, most whole foods stimulate blood flow better than processed foods (many processed foods actually restrict blood flow), so choose fresh ingredients when preparing a sexy meal. Just because a recipe includes an aphrodisiac doesn’t mean it’s going to light anyone’s fire. For instance, a chocolate cake made with gluten-containing flour, butter, and cane sugar may be damn sexy and delicious, but will make many of us want to curl up in a diabetic coma.  In which case, skinemax is the only action you’re getting, son.

With this in mind, I collected recipes from around the web that not only include aphrodisiac ingredients, but are also healthful and low on the inflammatory spectrum (as in, they won’t make you feel bloated). From main dishes to appetizers, salads, dessert, and drinks, all of these recipes are all gluten-free, cane sugar-free and most are dairy-free.

In the words of Marvin Gaye, let’s get it on!

Main Dishes

Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing from The Roasted Root

Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Scallops and Black Beluga Lentils with Microgreens from Nany’s Cravings

Chocolate Coffee Rubbed Steak from Food Faith Fitness

Chocolate Coffee Rubbed Steak from Food Faith Fitness

Cocoa and Chili Spiced Pork with Cherry Sauce from Lemons for Lulu

Seared Duck Breast with Pomegranate Reduction from The Roasted Root

Cocoa-Rubbed Filets with Twice Baked Potatoes from Dessert for Two

Seared Roast Pork with Plum Rapsberry Gastrique from The Tomato Tart

 Seared Pork with Raspberry Gastrique

Chipotle Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken from Ari’s Menu  

Pan Seared Duck Breasts with Orange Fennel and Cilantro Salsa from The Heritage Cook

Broiled Halibut with Mango and Avocado Relish from The Roasted Root

Perfect Roasted Chicken from Eat With Tom

Lamb Lollipops with Warm Mint Pesto from Funny Love Blog

Ginger Orange Glazed Salmon from The Roasted Root

Ginger Orange Glazed Salmon

Sticky Orange Ginger Chicken from Wonky Wonderful

Appetizers, Side Dishes, and Salads

Olive and Chocolate Aphrodisiac Love Bombs from The Cupcake Project

Chocolate Love Bombs (chocolate-covered olives)

Krab Cakes with Zucchini Noodles and Avocado Crema from Jew Hungry

Mussels Fra Diavolo from Everyday Maven

Drunken Clams and Sausage from Nutmeg Nanny

 Drunken Clams with Sausage and Fennel from Nutmeg Nanny

Thai Curry Mussels from The Healthy Maven

Spicy Grilled Clams in Foil from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Mussels with Smoked Spanish Paprika from A Cedar Spoon

Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa from The View from Great Island

 Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pomegranate Salsa from The View from Great Island

Pineapple Fennel Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing from Noble Pig

Blackberries & Greens Salad from Simply Sated

Avocado Lentil Salad from Give Recipe

 Avocado Lentil Salad from Give Recipe

Roasted Jalapeno and Garlic Bacon Guacamole from Ari’s Menu

Pomegranate Goat Cheese and Candied Pecan Salad from Joyful Healthy Eats

 Pomegranate, Goat Cheese, and Candied Pecan Arugula Salad

Spinach Strawberry Champagne Salad from Flavor Mosaic

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette from The Roasted Root

 Kale, Cara Cara, Orange, and Smoked Almond Salad from Hola Jalapeno

 Kara Kara, Orange, and Smoked Almond Kale Salad from Hola Jalapeno

Cucumber Avocado Basil Mint Gazpacho from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Colombian Guacamole from A Cedar Spoon

Superfood Beet Cakes (gluten free and vegetarian) from Making Thyme for Health

Pickled Jalapenos with Goat Cheese from Hola Jalapeno

Citrus Caramelized Brussels Sprouts from Give a Recipe

 Citrus Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate from Give a Recipe

Desserts

Raspberry Jalapeño Chocolates from Spabettie

Grain and Sugar Free Brownies from Foods of Our Lives

Raspberry Chia Pudding from Primavera Kitchen

Raw Chocolate Pudding (no added sugar) from Oh She Glows

Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Oranges from Deliciously Yum

Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarins from Deliciously Yum

Raspberry Molten Chocolate Cake from Beard and Bonnet

Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites from Recipe Runner

Pomegranate Brownies with Sea Salt + Cacao Nibs from With Food and Love

 Pomegranate Brownies with Cacao Nibs and Sea Salt from With Food & Love

Avocado Banana Cacao Mousse from Tasting Page

Chocolate Beet Cake (gluten free and naturally sweetened) from The Roasted Root

Flourless Cranberry Chocolate Chia Cookies from Hummusapien

Cranberry Chocolate Chia Cookies from Hummusapien | gluten free, sugar free, paleo, vegan

Gluten Free Cherry Brownies from Food Faith Fitness

 Gluten Free Cherry Brownies from Food Faith Fitness

Chili Pepper Truffles from The View from Great Island

Mini Vegan Chocolate Chip Berry Pies with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream from Jew Hungry

Dark Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart with Honey Almond Crust from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles from Tasty Yummies

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bites from The Food Charlatan

 Secret Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bites from The Food Charlatan

Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Parfait from The Lemon Bowl

Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse from Simply Quinoa

Hot Fudge Gluten Free Brownies for Two from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Beverages

Beet Grapefruit Green Juice from With Food and Love

Beet Grapefruit Green Juice from With Food and Love

Pomegranate Swizzle from Vegan in the Freezer

Beet Berry Apple Smoothie from The Roasted Root

Carrot Orange Ginger Juice from The Lemon Bowl

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca from The Roasted Root

Cool as a Cucumber Beet Juice from Making Thyme for Health

Cool as a Cucumber Beet Juice from Making Thyme for Health

Winter Sangria with Pomegranate, Blood Orange, and Apple from The Roasted Root

Winter Sangria with Pomegranate, Blood Oranges, and Apples | theroastedroot.net #cocktail #wine #recipe @roastedroot

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Comments

  1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    This is the roundup of my dreams, like seriously! Such gorgeous photography, yummy and unique foods that are aphrodisiac’s YES please! Absolutely amazing. I seriously want to try everyone one of those dishes! The clams look incredible! Thanks for including me in this amazing roundup Julia! Pinned!

  2. Alexis @ Hummusapien

    Consider me stimulated. Consider me VERY stimulated. !!!!!! But seriously….all this goodness has me SO excited to hop on over to the kitch! Who needs a man when there’s chocolate?!

  3. shumriaz

    I go through few recipes and i love the combination how you give colouring to eat well plate. These recipes would be more helpful for people if you also mention calories for them.

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