Our little #lovefood adventure has us falling hard for one our favorite foods – avocado – all over again. Their aphrodisiac reputation dates back to the Aztecs, who named them after a certain part of male anatomy they happen to resemble (hint: they grow in pairs). The Aztecs believed so strongly in their aphrodisiac powers that virgin maidens were not allowed outdoors during their harvest. Catholic priests in Spain found avocados so sexy, they outlawed their consumption altogether.
So what it is about avocados that make them so sexy? Aside from their (ahem) suggestive shape, avocados are bursting with vitamin E and healthy fats, which play a role in sex hormone production, boost your immune system (to keep you feeling good), and support healthy skin and hair (to keep you looking good)!
One of the many (many) ways we love this super sexy glow food is in raw desserts. In the spirit of #FEELFABFEB, we tossed together avocado with a bunch of other #lovefoods to create a very hot and spicy treat (literally AND figuratively), the perfect complement to any night (or morning, or afternoon) of love. We just can’t keep our paws off of…
Mucho Caliente Avo-love Balls
1 large ripe avocado
½ cup coconut butter
½ cup raw cacao
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
½ tbsp olive oil
1 piece of orange peel.
1 tsp maca
1 tsp mesquite (optional)
Cayenne or chili powder to taste – depending on how hot you can take it!
Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until it reaches a moist, doughy consistency. Pop in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up. Then roll into balls and enjoy!
Optional: roll the balls in coconut, maca, or anything else you like!
Drool! [pic @ericagraff]