Make These Recipes Tonight to Boost Your Sex Drive

When it comes to getting in the mood, it’s pretty remarkable just how much your dinner plate can play into the mix. Thanks to the libido-boosting effects of a number of foods (we’re talking way beyond the usual oysters and chocolate), there’s a plethora of meals that you can prep tonight to get things going between the sheets. Mood lighting? We’ll opt for mood munching, thank you very much.

Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

arugula salad

This leafy green (which gives all of your salads a nice, peppery finish) is so good at boosting libido, that it was practically deemed a “fertility god” back in ancient Roman times. Now that’s power.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili

chili chicken

Get ready to spice things up (pun intended). The ingredient in peppers that makes them so spicy – capsaicin – can also play a role in firing up your libido. This is because it triggers a release of endorphins in your body that gives you something of a natural high.

Get the recipe from A Spicy Perspective.

Sweet Potato Curry

sweet potato curry

Thanks to its high content of potassium, which fends off high blood pressure, sweet potatoes can be all-stars when it comes to combatting erectile dysfunction.

Get the recipe from Bon Appétit.

Cilantro Quinoa with Pine Nuts

pine nuts

Pine nuts are full of zinc, which means that they can boost testosterone levels in men and boost their sex drive as a result.

Get the recipe from Cooking Light.

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

cauliflower soup

We’re all about this soup because we love cauliflower, but the sexual benefits of the meal come from the soup’s garlic content. Because it contains allicin, garlic is effective in increasing the blood flow to sexual organs, though this is something that occurs more after long-term consumption.

Get the recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron.

Radicchio Salad with Beans, Figs, and Walnuts

radicchio

Figs are most commonly associated with sensuality because of their close resemblance to female sex organs. Yeah. Beyond that though, figs have historically been tied to fertility and may boost libido thanks to their high amino acid content.

Get the recipe from Bon Appétit.