Get Nourished recipes: Quick and fruity smoothies for improved libido

Lacking lust in the bedroom? This week on Get Nourished, Luke Hines and Zoe Bingley-Pullin dish up two delicious smoothie recipes to help fire up your libido.

A loss of libido can be challenging for couples looking for a more fulfilling sex life, but some experts say getting the right nutrients may just one of many solutions to the problem.

Luke’s smooth and creamy apple smoothie is packed with an antioxidant called quercetin, which may help treat erectile dysfunction and low libido.

Meanwhile, Zoe’s watermelon-based frappe is rich with the amino acid citrulline, known to potentially be a natural form of viagra.

Other ways to recover a loss of libido may also include herbal alternatives such as tribulus from Ayurvedic medicine, and epimedium and ginkgo from traditional Chinese medicine.

Try these quick and fruity blends for a libido boost by Luke Hines and Zoe Bingley-Pullin, as seen on Get Nourished on The House of Wellness TV show.

Luke Hines’ Apple Pie Smoothie


3 pink lady apples, peeled, cored and diced, plus an extra slice to garnish 

1 cup greek yoghurt

1/4 cup oat milk 

1/4 cup rolled oats 

2 tbsp maple syrup 

1 tsp cinnamon, plus some extra to garnish 

1 tsp vanilla extract 


Step 1. 

Get started by putting all the ingredients into a powerful blender.

Step 2.

Blitz until well combined, smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture out into a tall glass before adding a wedge of apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon to garnish. Enjoy.

Zoe Bingley-Pullin’s Watermelon, Hemp Seed & Strawberry Frappe


2 cups watermelon, seeds and rind removed

1 cup strawberries, stem removed, chopped

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tbsp orange juice

2 tsp orange rind

1 1/2 cups ice cubes, plus extra if needed


Step 1.

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 2.

Pour the mixture into a tall glass and serve immediately.