Cacao preparation

Preparing the cacao:

  1. Begin by setting your intention for your Cacao ceremony.
  2. In a small pot add a cinnamon stick to 150-200 ml of water or milk, then heat it just before it reaches the boiling point.
  3. Add the cacao, spice mix, and edible roses. Each bag of ceremonial cacao makes 1-2 cups of cacao.
  4. Add a natural sweetener. I opt for coconut sugar, but you can also use maple or agave syrup, honey, or cane sugar.
  5. Utilize a whisk to stir the mixture until all the cacao has completely melted.
  6. Serve while hot and savor the experience!

Ceremonial cacao is best consumed in the evening. In order to receive the full effects, try to incorporate some movement after drinking the cacao, so that it merges with the body fully. It is normal to experience a higher heartbeat, sweating, and higher energy level. Cacao does not contain caffeine but it does naturally contain an energizing compound, which will wear off within a maximum of 20 minutes without without causing a dip in blood sugar levels.