Cacao is an ancient and sacred food in the mayan and Inca culture. It origins go back to the Mexican Olmec cultures (1500 to 400 BC) where cacao beverages were part of spiritual ceremonies. It also has been used as a plant medicine. Drinking cacao allows you to enter a deeper meditative state and can create feelings of happiness and even euphoria. It is also known as “heart” medicine as it increase the flow of blood, releases happiness hormones like serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine, phenylethylamine and may also help to lower blood pressure over time. It is also full of minerals like magnesium and iron and is high in antioxidants.

I offer cacao ceremonies every Sunday at 1pm, where we will share a cup of this delicious plant medicine, open our hearts together, sing some songs and celebrate life. 

In preparation please find the Mayan Cacao cooking tutorial below.

Ingredients needed:
40g raw, organic cacao
¾ cup of warm water 
Spices i.e. chilli flakes, cayenne, cinnamon, vanilla (optional)
Sweetener i.e. panela sugar, honey, agave syrup (optional)

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