Are you looking to spice up your Valentine’s meal? Then you might want to add one, two, or three of these romantic foods to your menu! While some foods like chocolate and oysters are well known to be aphrodisiacs, we’ve compiled a few others that just might surprise you, like avocados and bananas. That’s right — they’re considered a “romantic” food too, and you can find them all, including suggested recipes using those high-powered ingredients, after the jump!
Honey 1 of 10Sweet, sticky honey does a body good in more ways than one. Here's everything you wanted to know about that gooey goodness.
Take a lesson in Honey 101
Almonds 2 of 10Are you nuts for almonds? They've been a symbol of fertility for hundreds of years. Their smell is supposed to be very attractive to females ...
Make sweet & sticky honey roasted almonds
Avocados 3 of 10Avocados are a super sexy fruit. Definitely voluptuous. Guacamole anyone?
Bananas 4 of 10Are you bananas for bananas? Besides being, ahem, shapely, they're packed with enzymes and minerals that are said to liven up the male libido.
Make banana crepes
Basil 5 of 10This member of the mint family has an unmistakable, alluring smell. So much so it's said to cure headaches. Besides smelling good, it tastes fantastic. Could this be a reason why Italians are so romantic?
Make basil pesto
Chocolate 6 of 10Chocolate just makes us happy. Why? The short answer: it's a chemical thing. And if you nosh on the dark chocolate variety it's also high in antioxidants.
Make 7 sinfully scrumptious lava cakes
Figs 7 of 10Cleopatra was fond of figs, and we should be too. They've long been associated with fertility and are just plain sexy.
Make fig tart
Garlic 8 of 10Garlic? You'll want to keep the mints handy, but yes, garlic is full of allicin, which is said to increase blood flow. Not to mention it will ward off vampires, right?
15 recipes for garlic lovers
Oysters 9 of 10When you say aphrodisiac, oysters immediately come to mind. They're high in zinc and help rev up the libido. Serve up a platter or two to your Casanova.
Make oysters rockefeller
Asparagus 10 of 10These sexy spears are a great source of potassium, fiber and many vitamins. We think any of these 10 super sexy recipes will help get your heart racing.
10 asparagus recipes to try