Our bodies are a reflection of what we consume – and our libido hormones are no exception. Creating aphrodisiac recipes is an excellent way to enjoy quality time with your partner in the lead-up to, during, and after dinner!
Interestingly, certain aphrodisiacs rely on visuals for stimulating sexual arousal, while others depend on taste to raise libido and trigger hormones related to sex. Additionally, some induce a physiological response in the body, resulting in heightened sexual performance or reduced erectile dysfunction.
This healthy and delicious chicken dish is designed to invigorate your energy levels and spice up your sex drive, while aiding digestion. Energetically speaking, I feel it’s also important to cook with intention and connect with our food during the preparation process as well – which makes YOU the most potent ingredient of all! Cooking food with care, affection and positive thinking – it makes all the difference.
Here are the sexy ingredients that super charge this meal and why:
Ginger has long been used as a natural aphrodisiac due to its ability to increase circulation and stimulate both digestive and reproductive systems. It is known for its warming and stimulating effect that increases endorphin levels, which can increase arousal and sexual pleasure. Ginger also contains compounds like gingerol and shogaol which work together to boost energy levels, reduce stress hormones, relax blood vessels, and provide other benefits that make it a great aphrodisiac.
Honey. Not only is it sweet, delicious, and perfect for adding to a romantic dinner, it has also been linked to increased libido in both men and women. Studies have shown that its natural sugars contain boron, which helps regulate sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Additionally, its antioxidants provide a boost in energy levels and reduce oxidative stress which can lead to improved libido and fertility. Honey has a long history of being used as an aphrodisiac, with ancient folklore noting its connection to love and passion.
Garlic has long been believed to be an aphrodisiac due to its pungent odor and stimulating flavor. Its health benefits have also been touted for centuries, as it has been known to increase circulation, improve digestion, and reduce inflammation. This makes garlic an ideal choice for people looking for a libido boost without the side effects of pharmaceuticals. Garlic is packed with allicin, which can help increase blood flow throughout the body and even stimulate hormones associated with arousal.
- 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 3 tablespoons chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
Step 1: To Marinate: Arrange chicken pieces in a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a small bowl combine the onion, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and honey; mix together and spoon mixture over chicken. Cover dish and refrigerate to marinate for 1 hour, turning pieces once.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 3: Bake chicken at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Turn pieces over and top with green onion, then continue baking for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through and juices run clear. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 – 6 servings