Ceremonial Cacao

Natalie Burtenshaw | 25 January, 2020 | 1 Comment


          
            Ceremonial Cacao

CEREMONIAL CACAO - ancient heart-opening chocolate.

As you all know I absolutely love ceremonial grade cacao, 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 am often asked: what’s the difference between ceremonial cacao and raw cacao? Raw Cacao is highly processed removing the bean’s natural fat. This means that many living enzymes and healthy fat has been destroyed. Ceremonial Grade Cacao is completely pure. Nothing is added and nothing is removed.

I import 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 the video below) using hot water and a blender (keeping the temperature low). For daily use I would use 25g.
2. My personal morning ceremony I add all ingredients to a saucepan or glass bowl in 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.  For daily use I would use 25g. I also slice into the cacao to break it down further.
3. For ceremony, allowing the cacao and other ingredients time to combine and merge, preparing over 24 hours. I would use  40-50g.


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 glass bowl in 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 slice into the cacao to break it down further.
  • 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, or water.
  • Never let the cacao boil. 

 

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 or in a glass bowl in a saucepan.
  • 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, or water.
  • Never let the cacao boil. 
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Comments (1 Response)

22 May, 2021

Louise Lock

Hi! I have purchased a bag of this, however I have previously bought ceremonial grade cacao that is already ground (from flykakao) . Do I have to grate the chunks or just put them in the blender whole and how much should I use to make one mug (approx 8fl oz ) ? Thank you so much in advance 🙏🏻

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