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Eating for Bliss

By Claire Ragozzino / Photography By Claire Ragozzino | December 29, 2015
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When Health and Pleasure Meet


There’s a reason chocolate is synonymous with love. Cacao, the plant that forms your favorite treats, has naturally occurring compounds called anandamides that trigger neurotransmitters in the brain to create a state of euphoria. In Sanskrit, the root word Ananda means “bliss”—so quite literally, chocolate can curate an experience of love and bliss in the body and mind. These healthy chocolate truffles are made from mineral-rich tahini and natural sweeteners, finished with a subtle kiss of rosewater to complete each blissful bite.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic root commonly used for its tonic properties to enhance concentration, improve circulation and support the nervous system. It’s also considered a powerful aphrodisiac! This sultry winter tea blend is made from warming red rooibos, dried rose petals, cacao and vanilla. The brilliant flecks of pink peppercorn aid in digestion and increase the potency of this antioxidant-rich tea. Pair this rich herbal potion with dark chocolate to invoke your sensual side. 

Love Potion Tea

Chocolate Rose Truffles

Article from Edible OKC at http://edibleoklahomacity.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/eating-bliss
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