Chocolate is a Valentine’s Day staple, so if you’re feeling a little left out of the fun as a vegan, you might wonder what you should eat. Luckily, there are lots of natural and tantalizing vegan treats to enjoy this V-Day for a romantic evening.
Berries often go well with chocolate, but be a little more creative in how you eat them on V-Day. Enjoy strawberries with a lashing of nut butter - it’s so sticky and sweet!- or coconut milk. Another idea is to bake blueberries in vegan pancakes for a delicious Valentine's Day breakfast your partner won’t soon forget.
- Sweet Potatoes
They might not sound very romantic, but when you bake them sweet potatoes become satisfying and comforting. They also contain Vitamin A which is said to be great for the production of sex hormones, so make them part of your romantic home-cooked meal.
These delicious fruits have been considered an aphrodisiac for ages (could be due to their suggestive shape) but they’re also filled with Vitamin E which keeps your energy levels up. Include them in your Valentine’s Day dinner or use them in a refreshing dessert - simply blend avo and nuts together for a quick and creamy treat.
Is there anything better than juicy and sweet watermelon? They’re the perfect snack on their own, no frills required. Snacking on watermelon is also great for boosting the romantic mood on V-Day. These water-rich fruits are linked to a higher libido.
If you can’t imagine the day without chocolate (and sometimes that is hard), then reach for cacao. It’s filled with endorphins that are sure to elevate your mood while its antioxidants will make indulging in it feel less guilt-inducing than a traditional box of chocolates. Go on and treat yourself!
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