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Sexy Balls: Maca Raw Cookie Recipe

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For the updated recipe and video, please visit here. 

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:

Ingredients:

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!

Enjoy!

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/

37 Comments
Holistic mom   •   February 8, 2012

I made something like these the other day except I used pumpkins seeds instead of almonds but the goji berries are a great idea I will try them for Valentine's day. Thanks for posting

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Joy McCarthy   •   February 9, 2012
jillian gora   •   February 12, 2012

Jasmine   •   February 9, 2012

Hi, I've read somewhere that Maca shouldnt be eaten raw, but should be either cooked or gelatinized. May I know your views on this please? Thanks.

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Joy McCarthy   •   February 9, 2012

Erica Tat   •   February 9, 2012

I had no idea of the health benefits of goji berry! Being Chinese, I have always ate them in soup and these berries are one of my favorite! I just know that they are healthy for eyesight as well :)

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Jasmine   •   February 10, 2012

hi, here is the link that says maca should be gelatinized, http://thehealingfrequency.com/superfoods-david-wolfe/ as for maca in its raw form being unsuitable, i read it off some reviews on amazon so not sure how reliable it is. if you don't think there is a problem, then ok! thanks!

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Joy McCarthy   •   February 10, 2012

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Dawn   •   February 26, 2012

Could you please recommend a Maca powder brand. Thank you.

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Vibeke   •   March 6, 2012

Wow! These are delicious!

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Liz (formerly VeggieGirl)   •   April 15, 2012

These sound great! I retweeted the recipe ;) I need to try these.

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Daniele   •   June 14, 2012

Tried these last night (sans Goji Berries), and they are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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Daniele   •   June 14, 2012

Tried these Sexy Balls last night (san Goji Berries) and they were amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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shazee   •   June 18, 2012

Are goji berries safe for little children to eat? My 3yo loves them.

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Susanne Maria Brandt   •   July 2, 2012

Lovely! I learned something new while preparing delicious food that is good for me. I enjoy reading the advice and insights. I can't eat Goji Berries - another adaptogen. I substituted freshly dried Mango chips.

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AC   •   November 3, 2012

I have always loved your blog but when I read what you wrote about goji berry I couldn't help to raise questions. I lived in Asia for 28 years and am familiar with goji berry. However, I have never heard of its link to sexual desire till I read your blog. Can you share the source of this information?

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Kaitlin S   •   March 1, 2013

I made these tonight for a girlfriend's birthday tomorrow. They are amazing!! (I may have had a couple...) but should I leave them in the fridge over tonight for best results tomorrow?? Thanks Joy :)

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Oggy   •   November 6, 2013

Is there any way to add ginseng and cinnamon to the recipe? Because ginseng enhances the sex drive effect of goji berry and cinnamon adds a lot to the females' sexual performance, so is there any way to add them?

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Christine   •   September 17, 2014

Hello Joy! Miam! It look delicious!! Is it possible to replace the almond by seeds? What kind of seeds should I use? I want them to be safe for my children's school. Thanks you!

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Shay   •   September 25, 2014

Hi Joy, Do these freeze well? I'm going to make a batch of these and the another cacao ball recipe this weekend, but was thinking of freezing a little bit of eat. Do you have any energy ball recipes with protein?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   September 25, 2014

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