Excerpted from the newly released vegan cookbook for better sex, “The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures In Love & Sex” by Aimee Christine Hughes, these sexy recipes will have you eating your way through the raw foods isle faster than you can imagine a threesome with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard;
Cacao, the Pleasure Seeker:
Chocolate in its pure form, cacao, feeds the largest sex organ in our bodies – our minds. This bon vivant releases chemicals that give us a natural high and the same endorphins ignited by sex. Cacao’s magnesium is responsible for hormone production, while its zinc assists in fertility and reproductive health for both men and women. A couple of super sexy chemicals, phenethylamine and anandamide, are known for that fuzzy feeling associated with falling en amour. The pleasure seeker also increases serotonin, enhancing sexual desire and responsiveness, while increasing sensitivity to even the slightest caress.
Aimee says: This one’s so luscious, you may want to save it as a dessert after an evening lovemaking session. After all, everything tastes sweeter after sex.
Sexy players: almonds, cacao, vanilla, dates, sexy spices
- ¼ cup raw almond butter
- 1/8 cup raw cacao powder
- 3 cups frozen cherries
- 1/2 t pure vanilla extract
- 3 Medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ t ground cinnamon
- 3 cups water
Place all ingredients in your blender. Blend until all ingredients have combined to form two rich and delicious smoothies.
“Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.” Diane Arbus
Crazy-For-You Cacao Popsicles
Aimee says: Play, play, play. That’s the name of the game for these slippery treats. Escape back to your days of youth. Be a kid again. And love like you always knew how to love. For many men, simply watching a woman eat arouses thoughts of oral sex. Cacao popsicles should do the trick.
Sexy players: cacao
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 T agave nectar
Blend all ingredients in a blender and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 5 hours or more. Enjoy while walking, skipping and jumping – hand-in-hand.
Unrequited Chocolate-Chia-Oat Pudding
Aimee says: Cacao, chia & oats take center stage in this rich and creamy pudding, sure to boost any lagging libido and/or scorned lover.
Sexy players: chia, oats, cacao, vanilla, sexy spices
- 1 ½ cups coconut milk
- 2 T chia seeds
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 3 T cacao powder
- 2-3 T pure maple syrup
- ½ t pure vanilla extract
- dash of cinnamon
In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients together until cacao powder is totally absorbed. Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge or at room temperature – up to you. Scoop the rich, creamy pudding into two small bowls and eat slowly – with mindfulness and pleasure.
“Art, even the angriest and darkest, is created out of love.” Meredith Monk
Give it to me Raw, Brownies
Aimee Says: These are the perfect little treats to enjoy while being tied up, (perhaps to a terribly luxurious 4 – poster bed?) You may find your taste buds responding in a heightened fashion while being fed and lightly bitten.
Sexy players: dates, almonds, cacao, vanilla
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 T raw cacao powder
- 1 t pure vanilla extract
- a large pinch of sea salt
- a splash of maple syrup, as needed for binding
In a food processor or high-speed blender, start processing the almonds and sea salt. When they turn into miniscule morsels, add in the dates, cacao powder and vanilla. Continue to mix until a dough-like consistency forms, adding maple syrup as needed. Shape the dough into little squares and refrigerate. Save for later or eat them now if you’re ready to get busy in the sac.
“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” Victor Hugo
Aimee Christine Hughes is the author of the newly released, “The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures In Love & Sex.”