TASTY AND HEALTHY TREATS TO SPARK ROMANCE IN THE BOUDOIR
July 16, 2017
Aphrodisiac recipes have been cooked up to inspire romance in the boudoir throughout the world for millennia. In Europe, many 18th century recipes were based on the theories of the Roman physician Galen, who wrote that foods worked as aphrodisiacs if they were "warm and moist". Luckily, we know better these days - there are plenty of tasty foods that can light a spark without the need to slave over a hot stove. Here are our top picks!
Mash it up with a hint of chilli and olive oil to enjoy with some home-made nachos, slice it into fresh summer salads, or simply slather it on warm toast - avocados' high levels of vitamin E help to keep the spark alive because of its role in maintaining youthful vigour and robust energy levels.
There’s a good reason why that post-wedding getaway is called a ‘honeymoon’ – honey contains boron, which helps the body to regulate oestrogen and testosterone levels and provides a natural energy boost. Pour some in your tea, have it with Greek yogurt and toasted almonds for breakfast or drizzle it over fresh fruit for a lovely warm-weather dessert.
Not everyone likes it spicy, but chilli peppers have been a recognised aphrodisiac in so many cultures for so long that you can’t go wrong with a bit of the burn. According to nutritionists, chili peppers stimulate endorphins (the brain's feel good chemicals), speed up your heart rate and make you sweat, which all mimics the body's arousal responses. So, it's basically a shortcut to creating a little excitement. Cook up a big batch of chilli con carne, add it to marinades or create your own home-made chilli sauce to heat things up!
Aside from being a superfood, bananas also contain an enzyme called bromelain, which triggers healthy testosterone production, as well as high levels of potassium and vitamin B that elevate energy levels. Add it to smoothies, fruit salads or slather it with peanut-butter for a treat that is sure to rev those engines.
No kidding! Watermelon is chockful of lycopene, a super healthy red carotenoid pigment that is known to relax blood vessels and improve circulation... to all parts of the body. Eat it by itself as a poolside treat, add it to summery salads or make some refreshing watermelon-and-mint popsicles.
Yup, there’s yet another reason to indulge in your favourite tipple! Aside from having a relaxing effect, red wine contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps boost blood flow and improves circulation before and during intercourse. So, drink up! We recommend Van Loveren Shiraz and Merlot
– great vintages that go well with everything from a Sunday roast to a tapas picnic in the backyard.
These six aphrodisiacs are sure to give you loads of energy and zest for life that will reignite the spark in the bedroom. Work it into your diet and enjoy all the benefits of renewed intimacy with your partner in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day 2017.
PAIRINGS AT VAN LOVEREN
In their tasting room you can enjoy an informal tasting at their pods, or treat yourself to a relaxed food & wine pairing with a platter on the deck overlooking the garden. Platters include chocolate and wine, cheese and wine, charcuterie and wine, nougat, nuts and wine, a Four Cousins fan pairing as well as non-alcoholic pairings for both adults and children.
ANOTHER DATE IDEA
Romantic Flight For Two.
Spoil your loved one with a trip to the skies.
Includes a Bottle of Champagne and Dark Chocolates.
Flowers, dinners seem dull compared to a flight in the sky with your love overlooking the beautiful Jo’burg. Indulge and experience a day out in the clouds with chocolates and a bottle of champagne with ever changing scenery below.
Taking off from Rand Airport, you start getting those butterflies in your stomach. You fly in complete exclusivity but feel at ease as you hear the voice of your pilots through your headset. You can speak to your date using your microphone while looking out at the scenery below.
The route for this experience, would be of CBD West of Johannesburg, over Sandton City to witness the richest mile in africa, the stunning FNB Stadium where the Fifa World Cup took place, Sentek Tower, Ellis Park Stadium, even Mandela Bridge.
Flight Details And Restrictions
Passengers not to exceed a weight limit of 98kg and must be fit to fly.
Flight is private and exclusive.
Price include flight tickets for 2 people, airport tax, landing fees.
Flights will be rescheduled in bad or low cloud weather.
Safe & Legal Flight.
Scenic Flight by African Skies.
African skies is approved by SA Civil Aviation Authority to conduct legal and safe scenic flights with passengers on board under the Part 135 Airlaw with trained and fully licensed commercial pilots that allows for these flights to be conducted. All passengers will be issued with a valid flight ticket.
Flight Dates, Time and Bookings.
Flight time of 30 minutes. Allow for 1 hour on the day.
Flights conducted on week days, weekends and public holidays.
Flight slots can be booked for the morning, afternoon or sunset.