It was called “xocolatl” which means “bitter water.”
If you are interested in taking a full Ceremonial Dose, we recommend starting with an Everyday Dose 4-5 times, increasing the dose at your own pace and comfort. The full Ceremonial Dose is very strong and can cause a headache and nausea if you are not used to ceremonial cacao. Approach Ceremonial Grade Cacao with awareness and respect of your own body.
- Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before and after consuming cacao
- Eat a liight meal or snack before
- Take small sips of your cacao
Pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Creating your own cup of cacao is an art form. Remember you have full control of the taste, and let your creativity blossom!
Natural Sweeteners: Honey, Coconut Sugar, Monk Fruit, Dates
Spices: Cayenne, Chili, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Smoked Paprika
Herbs: Medicinal Mushrooms, Rose Petals, Lemongrass, Lavender, and so much more!
Try switching water out for coconut milk or your favorite plant-based milk.
As a garnish. You can sprinkle cacao over yogurt, ice cream, or granola, or enjoy them as a solo snack.
As a spice. While cacao is known for its use in desserts and breakfast foods, you can use it to add a rich earthy flavor to beef stew, barbecue sauces, and chilis.
Add to smoothies. You can add a teaspoon of cacao to your morning smoothie for a burst of chocolate flavor.
Hand-make your own chocolate bars or fudge.
Create your own Mocha by mixing cacao with coffee.