Happy Valentines day you sexy humans. For this special occasion, I wanted to share the recipe for these libido boosting chocolate maca truffles along with a collaboration!
I am so so excited to be sharing this post and recipe with you all. These truffles are seriously DELISH. But something that I am most excited for, is to collaborate with my friend Ann, who has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and obtains Graduates Certificate in Sexual Health. She is an expert in the sexual health field, an intimacy influencer, and the co-founder of With-Consent. With-Consent is an online platform on a mission to get individuals started on their path to a deeper understanding of their sexual pleasure, emotional wellness and prioritizing intimacy with yourself and your partner(s).
Ever wonder why people don’t talk more about sex? We listen to songs written about it. We watch it on TV. We see it marketed to us by companies trying to convince us to buy their products. But at the same time, some people might find it “weird” or “inappropriate” for me to openly state that my boyfriend and I have sex to improve and strengthen our emotional connection with each other, to reduce anxiety/angst/stress and we also have sex for fun. Yup. We fuck for FUN. #sorrynotsorry
If you’ve been a reader at Wholistic Foodie for a while now, you know that I believe that health is accomplished not just through food, but by supporting and nourishing the body, mind and spirit as a whole. Sex and intimacy play a huuuuuuuuge role in emotional and physical health. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, boost energy levels, and strengthen the intimate connection you have with yourself and your partner(s).
But I think that a lot of people already know that sex is healthy for you and your relationship. So what happens when you experience periods of high stress in your life? Do you experience less of a desire to have sex or maybe no desire at all? If that does happen to you, fear not. That is super common and you are absolutely normal. Stress is a mega bummer and is very closely connected to your libido. Stress can contribute to hormonal imbalances, vaginal dryness and is a total buzz kill to your sex drive.
As mentioned above, having sex can be incredibly useful in reducing stress. But when you are feeling overwhelmed by stressed or struggling to find the energy or desire to engage in sex, DON’T WORRY! This is why Ann and I are here! There are plenty of things you can do to lessen stress levels and get your mojo back. We are here to help.
Personally, when I am feeling incredibly stressed, anxious or experiencing symptoms of depression, “sexy” is the last thing that I feel. My sex juices are definitely not flowing and I find it really difficult to get in the mood. Here are some of my favourite ways to reduce stress to allow me to be more mindful and present… and sexy:
- Breathing exercises: Breathing is a fantastic way to ground yourself and become present in the moment. By just taking deep inhales and eep exhales, your blood pressure is lowered, cortisol is reduced, and circulation is improved (and hellooo we need that circulation to our sex organs to get in the mood!).
- Herbal tea: I like love drinking holy basil & rose tea. Holy basil helps calm the nervous system, while rose is gently uplifting yet calming at the same time. Rose is also sometimes known as an aphrodisiac!
- Naked dancing: Music and dancing helps to improve mood and detach ourselves from stressful situations. Doing it naked? Yesssss hunny. Dancing naked helps you get more comfortable within your own body and your unique beauty.
- Journaling: I love journaling to release energy, and to let my thoughts flow on paper. Journaling itself doesn’t make me horny (although I’ll be honest, I can get on board with a journaling kink LOL), but it does allow my mind to let go of stress and tension and become more mindful, which in turn, makes me have more of a desire to have sex!
- Yoga: Yoga matches movement with breath, and is an incredibly powerful way to connect to your inner self. I like to do poses or stretches that stretch my hamstrings, open the hips and open my chest. When we do chest openers, we allow ourselves to be more open to receiving and giving love. When we do hip openers, we connect deep within and unlock some of our stored emotions. On a physical level, opening our hips and giving our legs a good stretch helps our bodies prepare for some sexy fun.
One more thing that deserves a mention: Lube. Sometimes, during different times of a woman’s monthly cycle, the vagina may become more wet or dry. During periods of high stress, your body might be struggle to produce lubrication that is needed for sex (even if you are feeling aroused) and leave you dryer than the Sahara dessert. It is also important to remember to not take it personally if you are dry down there.. Vaginal dryness (or wetness) is not necessarily an indicator of arousal level.
Make sure to keep lube next to your bed and USE IT. Doing this one simple thing can dramatically improve pleasure and helps you enjoy the moment.
Head over to with-consent.com to read more about what exactly the libido is, and how to cultivate more of it by increasing communication between your partner and inner-sexual experience work!
Now that you’re all caught up after reading the blog post on with-consent.com and followed along on social media @with.consent1, let’s talk about the recipe to these libido boosting chocolate Maca truffles shall we?!
You all know that I LOVE using food as medicine and eating intuitively. Using a combination of stress reducing techniques along with whole food ingredients that help to balance hormones and support your libido is not only delicious, but an effective way to tackle stress and get your mind and body in the mood for sexy fun time!
I love when ingredients have a strong purpose. I like using certain ingredients that not only contribute great flavour, but also contribute nutritional benefits too.
Why I chose Maca as the star ingredient in this recipe:
- Maca (also known as Maca root) is an extremely versatile adaptogen that helps your body handle and adapt to various stressors in your life. You can’t control the stress in your life, but you can control how you react to it. In other words, Maca is your new therapist who is an expert in helping you manage and control stress levels!
- Maca nourishes the adrenal glands (two small but mighty glands of the endocrine system that secrete numerous hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline) which helps reduce stress levels.
- Maca contains plant flavonoids that may contribute to a positive mood and reduce anxiety.
- Maca gently boosts energy levels.
- Maca provides relief from depression and fatigue.
- Maca is known to increase libido and reduce erectile dysfunction.
- Maca is hormone balancing and can help women who suffer from PCOS.
So as you might be able to tell, maca is absolutely amazing for sexual health and I’m a huge fan of it. It not only helps to boost libido, but it actually addresses stress and energy levels, which are often a cause of reduced sexual interest and desire. That’s why maca is a shining star in my life!!
We can’t shine all the light on Maca, here is why I chose the other ingredients in this recipe!
- Chocolate is very well known for being an aphrodisiac. Whether or not it physically stimulates sexual desire is unknown, but if I know one thing in this life to be true, it’s that recieving the gift of chocolate will 100% make me drop my panties. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants as well as the mineral magnesium, which can help to relax the nervous system and muscles. It is best to aim for 70% or higher and looking for a low amount of sugar when eating chocolate for health benefits.
- Coconut cream is a source of medium chain triglycerides that your brain uses as fuel!
- Almond butter is a source of protein, which along with the coconut cream, slows the digestion of sugar and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
I made 28 truffles with this recipe. This is the perfect amount for both you and your partner to enjoy 2 truffles per day starting 7 days before Valentines Day (or whatever day you want to feel a little extra sexual oomph). While restriction and bondage might be sexy in the bedroom, don’t feel like you need to hold yourself back. If you want don’t want to restrict yourself to 2 truffles per day, then DON’T! Enjoy as desired.
If you want to try another libido boosting recipe, be sure to make my Horny Hot Chocolate! It is a perfect way to start the day and get your mind and body ready for valentines day!
I hope that you all LOVE this recipe and that it gives you a sexy little boost to celebrate Valentines day! If you make this recipe, be sure to let me know in the comments below, and tag me on Instagram or Pinterest @wholisticfoodie and use the hashtag #wholisticfoodie!
- Use canned coconut cream for this recipe, NOT coconut milk. I have not made this recipe with coconut milk and therefore can’t say if the recipe would turn out or not. If you do use milk instead of cream, be sure to let me know how it turned out in the comments section!
- I strongly recommend using a small cookie scoop. This makes the balls all uniform in size and is so much faster than scooping with a table spoon. A table spoon will still work just as good in the end, it will just require more rolling in between your hands.
- Enjoy as desired, or for specific libido boosting benefits, eat at least 2 truffles per day to get the benefits of the maca.
- Use semi sweet or dark chocolate chips, ideally a brand with little sugar such as Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
- The recipe calls for 4-5 tbsp of maca.
- 4 tbsp gives a perfectly subtle flavour for those who aren’t used to, or don’t particularly favour the taste of maca. For more of a libido boost, use closer to 5 tbsp or even 6! You can always start using 4 tbsp, then increase to preferred taste by adding in small increments.
Sexy Chocolate Maca Truffles
- February 7, 2021
- 3 hr 45 min
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- 1 400ml can of coconut cream
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 4-6 tbsp maca, sifted, see note
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder (for rolling)
- Step 1
- In a medium sized saucepan, heat the coconut cream over medium heat to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat and add in the chocolate chips to melt. Wait about 1 minute, then whisk together and add the sifted maca powder and almond butter. Mix until well incorporated.
- Step 2
- Transfer to the fridge to set for 3 hours (the mixture will be firm, but soft enough to roll into balls).
- Step 3
- Put the cocoa powder into a small bowl. Once the truffle mixture is set, scoop using a small cookie scoop or a spoon and roll between your hands until formed into a small ball, then roll in the cocoa powder.
- Step 4
- Store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge, eating at least 2 per day for libido boosting benefits!