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Sipping Summer Magic: A Ceremonial Cacao Recipe

As we bask in the radiant glow of the Australian summer, we find ourselves amidst the cosmic dance of the Summer Solstice, celebrated (usually) around December 22nd in Australia, marking the longest day of the year. This celestial event invites us to embrace the vibrant energy and warmth that summer brings—a season woven by extended daylight, sun-kissed moments, and a harmonious interplay of nature's elements.

In this spirited season, we invite you to infuse your days with a touch of ceremonial magic. Imagine sipping on a hot ceremonial cacao elixir, carefully crafted to align with the essence of summer. This ritual not only honours the cosmic rhythms but also allows you to connect with the energies of relaxation, vibrancy, and freshness abundant in the season.

Spiritual Renewal: The Summer Solstice, often symbolises spiritual renewal and the cyclical nature of life. Rituals during this time might involve cleansing, purifying, and preparing for the next phase of the year.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of your favourite plant-based milk
  • 1/2 cup of water (filtered preferably)
  • 20- 30g of Ceremonial-Grade Cacao
  • Sweetener to taste: honey preferred or a natural sweetener
  • A handful of fresh chamomile (or chamomile tea bag) or mint leaves

Why Chamomile and Mint?

Chamomile, with its calming properties, invites you to unwind and embrace the tranquility of summer afternoons. Mint, known for its refreshing notes, adds a crisp and invigorating touch, perfectly complementing the rich tones of cacao. Together, they create a symphony of flavors and energies, enhancing your ceremonial experience.

Method:

  1. In a saucepan, gently heat your plant-based milk, water, sweetener, and  chamomile or mint leaves. Avoid bringing it to a simmer or boil.

  2. Stir in your ceremonial cacao dose once the milk and water mixture is gently heated, start to whisk to combine the ingredients. Continue on stove top for a few minutes whisking or stiring.

  3. Then pour this delightful elixir into your favourite cup. Take a moment to set your intentions and express gratitude for your cacao and what nature provides.

Whether you choose to enjoy this elixir on a lazy afternoon or during a balmy evening gathering, let the summer magic infuse your ritual. Just remember, making your cacao is your moment—there's no right or wrong. Drink it on the go or create a ceremony around it; it's up to you.

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