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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so in the spirit of love and sex I created these delicious raw cookies with three libido-boosting ingredients: maca, raw cacao and goji berries. It makes perfect sense to call them "sexy balls" then doesn't it? Here's the recipe for these delicious raw cookies:
1.5 tsp raw maca powder
1 tbsp organic ground cinnamon
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1/4 cup organic dark chocolate chips
8-10 soft medjol dates, pits removes
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup organic goji berries1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract
Method: Place all ingredients into a high power food processor and blend until small pebbles form. Roll into balls and refrigerate. Makes approximately 15 cookie balls. They won't last very long because they are so sweet, delicious and blissful.
In case you are curious, here's a little info on the 3 sexy ingredients:
Maca: This plant is known as the Peruvian "ginseng" even though it's not ginseng at all. However, it has been known to increase energy, stamina, libido and reduce stress. It is an adaptogen, meaning, it's important to take over a longer period of time to notice the effects. But stay committed because maca is very nourishing to the pituitary and hypothalmus glands, making it a very hormonally balancing food.
It has a slightly nutty taste and there are various ways to get it into your diet: mix it with honey and spread on toast, add 1 tsp to a smoothie, mix into yogurt. Caution: Do not exceed more than 1tsp per day -- a little goes a long way!
Raw Cacao: The purest form of chocolate on planet earth! This food's effect on libido is due to it's mood enhancing chemicals including anandamide, PEA which have been known to make you feel more "blissful" and "loving". Additionally, this libido-booster stimulates feel good hormones such as endorphins and may increase serotonin since it's a source of tryptophan. Raw cacao is also an excellent source of antioxidants which are beneficial for fertility in both men and women.
Goji Berries: In Asia, these mighty berries are known as a strong sexual tonic. Meaning, they increase sexual desire. This is thanks to their testosterone increasing ability. This hormone is extremely important for libido in both men and women. Eating these little berries can also increase overall well-being and stamina. They are loaded with vitamin C and skin-loving antioxidants too.
And these cookies are perfectly safe for ANYONE to eat. Eat 2 as a healthy, fibre-rich, protein containing snack or make them for a loved one as a Valentine's Day gift!
Ps. Here's my segment from the Morning Show on foods to increase your sex drive: http://www.joyoushealth.ca/2012/02/08/global-morning-show-joy-shares-libido-boosting-foods-with-the-hosts/