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Homemade Cacao Drink

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Tao Te Ching

Raw cacao is a healthy alternative to the "cocoa" or chocolate that's available in most grocery stores. Raw cacao is a superfood known for being high in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and calcium -- most of which commonly available chocolate has lost through chemical processing.

Raw cacao is also a natural aphrodisiac and antidepressant known for promoting feelings of love and well-being. It is generally grown organically and fair trade, and supports local indigenous agriculture.

Enjoy guilt-free, in moderation. Cacao is a stimulant, so most of the time, you will want to avoid this drink at bedtime.

Homemade Cacao Drink


  • 1 TBSP cacao powder

  • 1 TBSP coconut sugar or local maple syrup

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 2 tsp coconut oil

  • splash of milk or almond milk to taste

  • Optional : spices to taste, such as ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom

Bring hot water to a boil, and pour on top of the rest of the ingredients.


About the Author

Briya Freeman is a facilitator specialized in meditation, ayurveda and modern spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.

Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa.

Briya is based in Ottawa, Canada and can be reached at


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