Intention is everything. The more intention you pour into your cup of cacao, the more it will do for you.
Intention/ritual or not, you will still receive all the health benefits no matter how you consume your cacao.
If you’d like to go deeper on the spiritual side of cacao - heart opening, energetic expansion, increased intuition, connecting with the Spirit of Cacao - then setting an intention with your drink will greatly enhance the process.
It will also make you feel more connected to the plant and to yourself! Just one minute a day of intentional slowing down, breathing, and connection will make a world of difference in your life.