This name is so perfect as it really is a gift from the gods. After wondering why I felt so energetic last spring I finally figured it out. On a hunch I merged my smoothie recipe with one touted to help sexual health. The results were amazing. It does not fail to keep you healthy in many ways and it makes a generous amount for you and your sweetheart. Hey, it’s Valentines every day….or maybe many days.
1 banana frozen
9 raw walnuts
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen cranberries or strawberries or peaches
1 serving of whey protein powder
1 cup rice, almond or non-fat milk
¼ cup Greek yogurt or Kefir
1 tablespoon flax oil
1 inch of fresh ginger root
Sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon
Optional: a bit of honey if you like it sweeter.
WHY IS THIS SMOOTHIE SO GOOD FOR YOU:
Bananas- Contain potassium and B vitamins that convert carbohydrates into energy, boosting endurance and testosterone (yes women need to have the correct levels just like men).
Walnuts- Omega 3′s, rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E.
Blueberries- High in soluble fiber, which keeps arteries clear of bad cholesterol. Improved blood flow and relaxed blood vessels improve a man’s erections, especially in older men.
Cranberries- are loaded with antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
Greek Yogurt- Rich source of calcium, can boost immunity, balanced source of protein and higher in protein than regular yogurt, balanced fats, minerals and carbs, can lower cholesterol.
Peaches- High in vitamin C. Men should consume at least 200 milligrams of vitamin C per day to increase the quality and quantity of their sperm. Why organic? Peaches can be loaded with pesticide residual as it is one of the worst offenders for “dirty” food.
Flax Oil- Increases testosterone levels and is packed with essential fatty acids, such as Omega-3 and Omega-6, which keeps hormones at optimal levels and sex drive in 4th gear.
Ginger root- Stimulates the circulatory system, increasing blood flow to the genitals.
Nutmeg- Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps you relax.
Much better than a drink!
Cinnamon- helps in blood circulation, increased energy, better sex drive and a lighter mood.
Honey- is rich in vitamin B, which is needed for testosterone production. The gooey nectar also contains boron, which may increase the good estrogen levels in women.