Maintaining good overall health is crucial for supporting a healthy libido. An important aspect of this is to get good nutrition. Nutrients you should pay special attention to when trying to increase your libido include L-tyrosine, L-arginine, boron, zinc, iron, vitamin E, vitamin C and B vitamins. These nutrients will holistically improve your sex drive by giving you more energy, boosting your mood, helping your body produce healthy levels of sex hormones and improving your circulation.

A very easy way to get all of the nutrients you need and more is to combine several servings of fruits and vegetables into one refreshing drink. Below, we've put together a few ideas to help you get started. An added bonus? These five refreshing juice recipes for increased libido also include extra herbs proven to increase desire.

Juice Recipes For Increased Libido

Green Juice With Ginger

5 Refreshing Summer Juice Recipes for Increased LibidoGinger is a well-known libido booster, providing great benefits for the circulatory system. Ginger is not very palatable on its own, but you can easily incorporate it into this yummy green juice blend with fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins. Green juice with ginger is also great as an after-breakfast supplement.

1 apple, cored and chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger root
1 bunch of parsley
A squeeze of lemon juice
Chilled green tea to taste

1. Put all of the solid ingredients in a blender.
2. Add the squeeze of lemon juice.
3. Add enough chilled green tea to thin the mixture out to your preference.
4. Blend until completely smooth.

Tropical Libido-Booster

The tropical fruit flavors in this recipe make for a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up that has the added benefit of boosting your libido, due to the high amounts of vitamins present in the fruits. Try blending this drink with ice to make an extra-refreshing beverage for hot summer days.

1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup mango slices
1/2 cup strawberries
1 kiwi fruit
Orange juice to taste

1. Put all of the fruits in a blender.
2. Add enough orange juice to make the drink as thin as you like it.
3. Blend well and enjoy.

V-8-Style Juice

You can make your own juice similar to the popular drink V-8 using fresh vegetables and herbs. This juice is great as a replacement for your usual snack foods, and the fiber in it will help keep you full. The celery and parsley in this recipe can also help support healthy testosterone levels.

2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup cucumber slices
1 bunch of parsley
Chilled green tea to taste

1. Place the veggies in a blender.
2. Add green tea to taste, depending on how thin or thick you like your drink.
3. Blend until smooth.

Dandelion Lime Juice

5 Refreshing Summer Juice Recipes for Increased Libido 1It's easy to get your hands on fresh, wild dandelion greens. In fact, they're probably growing in your own backyard! These nutritious leaves are often ignored as a nutrient source, but they are surprisingly good for you and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that will boost your libido. The fenugreek in this recipe is also a known libido booster.

1 cup fresh dandelion greens, washed and chopped
1 pear, cored and sliced
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 lime, sliced with rind
1 tsp ground fenugreek
Chilled green tea to taste

1. Place the fenugreek, fruit and veggies into a blender.
2. Add green tea to thin out the drink as you see fit.
3. Blend completely and enjoy.

Vanilla, Fruit & Maca Smoothie

Here is a smoothie with maca that will provide you with sex drive enhancement, great for when you're in the mood for something creamier than your typical juice recipes for increased libido. Maca root has a sweet, almost butterscotch-like taste and has been used for centuries to enhance sexual desire. This smoothie is also great as a low-calorie breakfast option.

1 banana
1 cup fresh blackberries
2 tbsp maca root flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Vanilla almond milk to taste

1. Place the solid ingredients in a blender.
2. Add enough almond milk to make it the thickness you want.
3. Blend well and enjoy.

You can use a juicer instead of a blender for any of these recipes, if you prefer more of a true "juice." However, keep in mind that using a blender will preserve the dietary fiber present in the fruits and vegetables, which will help keep you full and facilitate optimal digestion.

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