CACAO TEA, A DRINK FOR THE GODS

Do you know Cacao tea!?

cacao-indigenaCacao, or Theobroma cacao, is the source of original, natural chocolate, it comes from the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree.

Natural organic cacao is an amazing super food, its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant.

Back in the days, the ancient Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations considered drinking cacao to be invigorating, mood enhancing and even aphrodisiac. Thats why they gave cacao magical and spiritual qualities.

FullSizeRender 6BENEFITS

  • Helps maintain a healthy circulatory system.
  • Aids in improving elasticity in blood vessels.
  • Helps reduce weight.
  • Gives relief from bronchial asthma.
  • Its beneficial for maintaining a healthy brain.
  • Helps lower cholesterol and glucose levels.
  • Enhances mood and helps combat depression
  • Treats constipation.

CACAO DRIINK

Cacao infusion, just as  tea and coffee, is a healthy option to have. Its a super drink, rich in anti-oxidants without all of that unnecessary sugar. This worthy chocolate drink is made from cacao husks. When boiled, cacao releases around the same amount of caffeine as real coffee, so you can switch out your morning coffee for a morning chocolate drink. Cacao tea has all the good things about chocolate with out all the bad stuff in it!

The aroma of boiling roasted cacao nibs  is a delicious  pure chocolate smell!

Cacao Drink Recipes

FullSizeRender 12CACAO INFUSION

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of cacao husks
  • Honey or other sweetener  (optional)

Directions

  1. In a pot place water & cacao husks
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Let it boil around 3 minutes.
  4. Add sweetener (optional)
  5. Serve and enjoy

FullSizeRender 7CACAO LATTE

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of cacao husks
  • Coconut milk
  • Honey or other sweetener (optional)

Directions

  1. In a pot place water, cinnamon stick & cacao husks
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Let it boil around 3 minutes.
  4. Serve in a mug or cup
  5. Add desired amount of coconut milk and sweetener (optional)
  6. Enjoy

TWISTY CACAO LATTE

  • 1/4 cup of cacao husks
  • IMG_24221 cinnamon stick
  • Almond milk
  • Honey or other sweetener (optional)

Directions

  1. In a pot place water & cacao husks
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Let it boil around 3 minutes.
  4. Serve in a mug or cup
  5. Add desired amount of almond milk and sweetener (optional)
  6. Enjoy

fullsizeoutput_bb6The delicious cacao drink was considered a food of the gods and was reserved for kings and warriors!

Special thanks to KacaouGuatemala for these awesome Kacaou husks.

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