- 2 teaspoons of Food for the Blood Tea Blend
- 2 tablespoons of organic cacao powder (ensure there are no additives to this powder. It should only say Cacao in its ingredients)
- 1 cup of creamy homemade (or not) coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (or more if you're feeling sweet)
- 2 tablespoons of organic homemade (or not) coconut cream
- 1/2 teaspoon of organic ceylon cinnamon or allspice
- 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla
Summon the Herbal Vibes: Boil that water like you're summoning good vibes. Drop 2 teaspoons of our Food for the Blood Tea Blend to a teapot or heatproof container and allow it to lightly simmer or steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain it like you're straining out negativity, and bam, you've got a vibe-filled herbal infusion.
Craft Your Chocolate Magic:
Heat up 1 cup of coconut milk in a saucepan. Now, sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of magical cacao powder. Whisk it like you're creating a chocolate spell until it's smooth and enchanting. Ensure all the clumps are dissolved.
Blend the Herbal Vibrations and Chocolate Magic:
Pour that herbal infusion into the chocolate magic potion to your liking. This is important. Play around with what feels most good for you.
Keep stirring; this is where the real alchemy happens. Let it all steep with love for about 5 minutes. Have some intentions or affirmations you're being with in your life? This is a perfect time to speak that into your brew as the two worlds come together to nourish your taste buds and heart.
Sweeten the Pot:
Time to add some sweetness! Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Taste it and add more if you want to sweeten the reclamation. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and keep stirring your sacred brew.
Scoop in 1 tablespoon of luscious coconut cream. Stir until it's as smooth as your favorite R&B playlist on cozy snowy day. Now, the finale - 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Stir it up.
Serve with love:
Pour that Soulful Herbal Hot Cacao into your fave mug. Go ahead, make it Instagram-worthy! Maybe a dollop of coconut cream on top or a sprinkle of cinnamon - you're the artist here.
Turn Up the Tunes:
Put on your favorite music. Imagine you're at a dope, sacred club all about you. Now sip and groove to the beat of your own rhythm! Whine your hips, tap into your inner sensuality, move the energy of your brew through your body.
Spread the Love:
Share your Soulful creation with family and on socials. Tag us @upfulblends, and let's spread the Upful love together!
Cacao, often revered as the "Food of the Gods" by ancient civilizations, holds a sacred place not only in culinary traditions but also in holistic well-being. When it comes to the organs of the body and the energetic aspects related to heart healing, cacao offers:
- Cardiovascular Support: Cacao is rich in flavonoids, which may contribute to heart health by supporting healthy blood flow and maintaining flexible arteries.
- Brain Boost: The presence of theobromine and other compounds in cacao may enhance cognitive function, promoting a healthy brain and nervous system.
- Antioxidant Power: Cacao is loaded with antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress, potentially supporting various organs by protecting cells from damage.
- Mineral Rich: Cacao is a good source of essential minerals like magnesium, iron, and potassium, which play vital roles in overall organ function.
Energetic and Emotional Healing:
- Heart Opening Properties: Cacao is often associated with heart-centered ceremonies, believed to have the power to open and heal the heart chakra. This can promote feelings of love, compassion, and connection.
- Mood Elevation: Cacao contains compounds that trigger the release of endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones, contributing to a sense of joy and well-being.
- Spiritual Connection: Traditionally used in ceremonial settings, cacao is thought to facilitate spiritual connection and introspection. It can help humans tap into their inner selves and explore emotions in a guided and gentle manner.
- Stress Reduction: The presence of certain compounds in cacao may have calming effects, potentially helping to reduce stress and anxiety, creating a conducive environment for heart healing.
- Ceremonial Significance: Incorporating cacao into rituals or ceremonies can bring a sense of sacredness, mindfulness, and intention, fostering a deeper connection with oneself and the energies around.
You can learn more about our Food for the Blood blend, here.