I’ve been drinking cacao regularly for a few years now. Daily since the beginning of 2021. It’s been my coffee replacement (although I still occasionally drink coffee) and special morning tonic. I don’t notice a ‘crash’ after drinking it, and it offers me sustained, clean energy that is fantastic for the feminine. I like to think of it as my daily ‘heart opener,’ plus it’s extremely healthy (if it’s a quality sourced cacao, of course).

My dear sister Freedom Ciarvarello sources some of the best quality cacao on the market. You can purchase it directly from her in pure ‘brick’ form or ground (she grinds it herself from the brick—it’s not store-bought powdered crap). I love to purchase the brick and process it myself either by hand chopping or grating and even putting it through the food processor for larger portions.

If you wanna get extra ceremonial, prepare your vessel by smudging with a bit of palo santo first. Breathe deeply and know that this is a sacred medicine your are about to consume…

From Freedom:

Cacao is medicine for the heart. It is healing for the cellular composition of humanness—a gift from Gaia. When crafted into a ceremonial experience, she becomes the blood of the earth entering the body to remind one of the reverence of being made and embodying the maker. The vessels are renewed, and the sinews flood with inspiration – a rain that comes to the desert(ed) parts of the body. This flood reigns within, and a thirst quenched from deep in the wildness of the insides of desire opens. Waking. Up.

It is a seed that is harvested out of a pod that grows on the Cacao Tree. The seeds are removed from the pods and then allowed to ferment in the sun. After the fermentation, they are pressed into a paste. This paste is chopped and prepared for ceremony – Using only water magic…it is very important to prepare Cacao with pure, clean water as cacao is an energetic amplifier. Cacao is a sacred plant ally.

This medicine comes from around the equator and is an ancient wisdom keeping and healing tool.

Contraindication: cacao is a stimulant and can create a lifted heart rate; it is not recommended in ceremonial dose for those with high blood pressure.”

My vegan keto cacao recipe:

In a blender, combine:

  • 2 tbsp ground pure ceremonial-grade cacao

  • 1 tbsp coconut butter

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or MCT oil

  • 2-3 drops stevia (optional)

  • Dash of cinnamon

  • 8 oz hot water

 Blend it all together for 1 minute & Enjoy!

Tell us how you like this recipe in the comments below!

Namaste,

Brittany

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