- Learn how to make a refreshing and beautiful mocktail that helps boost libido, getting you in the mood for some lovin’ - perfect for Valentine’s Day!
- Created by Elix TCM advisor and chef Zoey Gong, this recipe is crafted with a holistic food therapy approach rooted in plant-based Chinese medicinal cuisine.
- Let us know if you recreate this recipe by tagging us @elixhealing and @zoeyxinyigong on Instagram!
Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate love and intimacy with your significant other. While traditional celebrations might include a glass of champagne or wine, why not switch things up this year with a healthier, non-alcoholic alternative that not only tastes delicious but also comes with benefits inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? This Valentine's Day, indulge in an aphrodisiac mocktail that's designed to spark romance and enhance your wellbeing.
This mocktail isn't just a treat for your taste buds; it's also a blend enriched with properties that serve as a mild aphrodisiac, encourage blood circulation, tonify blood, support the TCM kidney organ system, and moisten dryness. Here's a closer look at how this drink aligns with TCM principles:
- Serve as a mild aphrodisiac: The ingredients in this mocktail are chosen for their potential to enhance romantic feelings and arousal, making it the perfect drink for a Valentine's Day celebration.
- Encourage blood circulation and tonify blood: A healthy blood flow is essential for physical health and vitality, which is crucial for a healthy sex life.
- Support the Kidneys: In TCM, the kidneys are closely linked to sexual health and vitality. This drink contains ingredients believed to nourish and support kidney function.
- Moisten dryness: Dryness “down there” can make intimacy uncomfortable, so increasing moisture will have you feeling ready for some fun.
Mocktail Recipe (2 servings)
Indulge in this delightful and wellness-boosting mocktail with your loved one. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 cup of pomegranate juice
- 2 small pinches of saffron
- 1 tablespoon of rose buds
- 1/2 cup of citrus flavored kombucha
- Honey or maple syrup, to taste
4 squeezes of Elix Healing Cycle Balance (or another Elix formula of your choice)
- Decorations: 2-3 raspberries, dried flowers, and edible sparkles
- In a small pot, bring the pomegranate juice, saffron, and rose buds to a simmer. Keep the lid closed to ensure the flavors infuse well into the juice. Cook for 5 minutes.
- After simmering, turn off the heat and let the mixture steep with the lid on for an additional 5 minutes. This allows the flavors to deepen and blend.
Discard the solids by straining the mixture. Let the liquid cool, then add Elix’s Cycle Balance formula and honey or maple syrup to taste.
- Pour the juice into cocktail glasses. Top with kombucha and decorate as you like!
Celebrate love and health this Valentine's Day with a special aphrodisiac mocktail that promises not only a moment of delicious indulgence but also a boost to your overall well being. This time of year is not only a time to express your love to others, but to yourself. One of the best ways to do that is to focus on your hormonal wellness. Start your journey to feeling your best everyday of your cycle by taking Elix’s free Online Health Assessment to get your personalized Cycle Balance formula, a blend of potent organic herbs. Cheers to love, health, and happiness!
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This article was reviewed by Dr. Elizabeth Fine.Dr. Elizabeth Fine is currently the Dean of Clinical Education at Emperor’s College, the #2 ranked colleges for TCM. She has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for over 20 years, with a specialization in women’s reproductive health.