"Fleur de Cacao" Bliss Latte
MAKE YOUR MORNING COFFEE BLUSH—IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE—THANKS TO ROSE-INFUSED PLANT MYLK
There’s a connection between sexual energy and your metabolism. An unlikely pairing at first blush, but fully embracing sensuality relies on dropping into the physical. So many of us are detached and uncomfortable there—for more reasons than room to list—but one in particular, is feeling sluggish and foggy. While metabolism has a reputation for dealing with weight, it’s a chemical process necessary to maintain life, help the body “pick up the pace”, and achieve system-wide synchronicity. A thriving metabolism promotes circulation and proper blood flow; both functions are critical for spiking sex drive, dilating, and finding yourself in the mood for seduction.
And if you thought seduction was only applicable in the realms of romance, think again. Writer and feminist, Audre Lorde, once wrote, “For the erotic is not only a question of what we do; it is how acutely and fully we feel in the doing.” Meaning, everything in life can be a seductive, pleasurable experience, so long as we accept the invitation: to take things slow, become more present, and lean into the erotic. Not to mention, the polarity of a fast-acting metabolism and a slow and sensual headspace, creates tension that is primed for pleasure.
What better way to kick off your own sensual exploration than with food, the thrice daily act that gets all five senses involved?
Below, discover recipes that are lessons in pleasure; put them together as an act of self-nourishment, luxuriate in the process, and savor as you take each bite. Notice the flavors, the textures, and let it sit on your tongue a while instead of eating unconsciously. The ingredients were mindfully chosen for their ancient plant wisdom, and their capacity to encourage blood flow, energy, and prana in the physical body. Enjoy.
"FLEUR DE CACAO" BLISS LATTE
WHY IT TURNS YOU ON:
It's hotly debated whether coffee is a libido-booster, but we recommend employing body intelligence to know if coffee is a pleasure non-negotiable for you. If you're willing to venture beyond java, we recommend swapping for a dandelion-damiana tea infusion. Damiana is a time-honored aphrodisiac, dating back to the Aztecs and ancient Mayan people. It's known to boost sex drive, by increasing circulation and sensitivity to reproductive organs. Dandelion is a revered flower for its detoxifying ability, helping to eliminate excess estrogen and metabolic waste efficiently. Added to homemade rose-infused plant mylk, and you have a latte with a bouquet's worth of anti-inflammatory and deeply hydrating ingredients. Hydration is essential for youthful, internal juiciness. Then, Metabolism Super Powder kicks the libido into overdrive—the cacao promotes serotonin and love-hormone PEA, while the black pepper piperine stimulates blood flow and circulation. Sprinkle with bee pollen, which is packed with zinc, a mineral that sparks arousal.
- ½ cup plant based mylk (try one of our Rainbow Nut Mylks, especially Pink)
- ½ cup organic coffee or Dandelion-Damiana infusion (recipe below)
- 1 pitted date
- 1 scoop/sachet Metabolism Super Powder
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter or coconut butter
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon rose powder
- Bee pollen for topping
- In a blender combine milk, your choice of hot infusion or coffee, date, Metabolism Super Powder, rose, nut butter, and cardamom. Blend on high until frothy.
- Pour into mug and top with bee pollen.
- 1 tablespoon dandelion root
- 2 teaspoon damiana
- Place all ingredients in a 16-ounce mason jar; then, pour hot water over the top to the fill line.
- Let it sit for at least 1 hour to overnight.
- Strain liquid and compost the herbs.
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