Maybe the most phallic fruit on the planet, is there any wonder that Bananas are considered an aphrodisiac?
Bananas are a hugely popular fruit, well known for their health benefits, but did you know that these benefits are also present in the bedroom?
Packed with potassium, vitamins A, B and C, iron, fibre and protein, this sweet and creamy fruit is widely regarded as a shot of libido for men and women alike.
In fact, bananas are a great source for the Bromelain enzyme which helps with the production of testosterone. Keeping your sex drives high and your sexual organs healthy.
Besides the abundance of nutritious facts surrounding this yellow beauty, Bananas also appear in history in regards to sexual health and desire.
In Central America they would drink the sap from the Red Banana plant for its aphrodisiac qualities. In Hindu culture the Banana plant is regarded as a symbol of fertility and they will place the leaves and fruits on the doorsteps of newlyweds to encourage sexual happiness and fruitfulness. There are even Islamic myths that the fig leaves used by Adam and Eve where in fact banana leaves instead!
In any case bananas are sweet, creamy, soft and an extremely versatile ingredient in the kitchen. You can make them savoury, sweet or even into a cheeky cocktail!
How about this on a romantic night in: throw a knob of butter and a pinch of brown sugar into the pan on medium heat and add in a few roughly chopped bananas once the butter has melted. Then in a separate bowl mix together a cup of self raising flour, a cup of milk and a large egg and whisk until smooth.
Once combined add generous blobs of the batter into the pan, over the top of the bananas, to form three or four mounds. Once bubbles appear on the surface of the batter, flip them over to cook on the other side for a few minutes.
Viola! You have just made Banana Scotch Pancakes!
Simply serve in a small stack with a drizzle of syrup or even a twist of lemon and sugar.
The perfect indulgence to start a night off with and hopefully an effective libido booster to boot!