Ceremonial Cacao

CEREMONIAL CACAO - ancient heart-opening chocolate.

As you all know I absolutely love ceremonial grade cacao, and it's not just the health benefits, but the whole ceremonial intention setting, prayer and gratitude exercise. 

I drink it most days as part of my morning routine, and I feel the comforting benefits somewhat straight away. 

Cacao is rich in anti-oxidants and minerals, it’s a natural anti-depressant and aphrodisiac. Cacao increases concentration and alertness, also enhances the effectiveness of other minerals and nutrients in the body for a healthier life.

I import my cacao directly from an Ashaninka tribe of farmers in Peru, a tribe that specialises in cultivating their products with highest organic standards involving tradition, culture and quality

There are three ways I prepare this beautiful plant medicine;
1. The quick morning way (see images below) using hot water and a blender (keeping the temperature low).
2. My personal morning ceremony; add all ingredients to a saucepan, simmer slightly. Really enjoy the process and time spent in creating this heart felt  medicine, set your intention and don't forget to take time to breath. 
3. For ceremony, allowing the cacao and other ingredients time to combine and merge, preparing over a very low heat for 24 hours.


Quick Morning Cacao
  • I use roughly one tablespoon of ceremonial grade cacao and add it to a blender.
  • I add maple syrup, cayenne pepper, chillies cinnamon and sea salt (organic where possible).
  • I add hot water, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a little oat milk
  • Blend together

 

My Personal Morning Cacao
  • I use roughly one tablespoon of ceremonial grade cacao and add it to a pan, with a little water, I use water that has sat in my glass water dispenser for 24 hours and has been blessed.
  • I add maple syrup, cayenne pepper, chillies cinnamon and sea salt (organic where possible).
  • I add a tablespoon of coconut oil and a little oat milk

 

For Ceremony
  • I prepare the cacao over 24 hours.
  • Taking into consideration the amount of people I am preparing for, I use roughly one tablespoon of cacao per person.
  • I add all the ingredients together on a very low heat.
  • Never let the cacao boil. 
   

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