Iced Yerba Mate Energy Drink

I’ve told y’all this before, but I’ve never ever in my 32 years of life had a cup of coffee.  I promise it’s not a health thing, merely a preference.

But, I certainly still need help from our good friend CAFFEINE to help my eyelids pop open in the mornings or during that afternoon slump.

Today I’m sharing the drink that I drink almost daily to help keep me chugging along.

Yerbe Mate

Yerbe Mate is an earthy, naturally caffeinated, South American tea that boosts physical energy and improves clarity and focus.

WELL HELLO.  I need all of that 🙂

Yerbe Mate 2

You can find this tea at health food stores, or in the health food section at places like Kroger.

This is the recipe that I personally love–and the amazing thing about it is that you can drink it warm if you prefer.  I typically make it and keep it in large mason jars in the fridge so I can serve it over ice, or heat it up for a warm tea.

Iced Yerba Mate Energy Drink
 
Ingredients
  • 8 cups filtered water
  • 8 Yerba Mate tea bags
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 T raw honey
  • fresh mint for serving
Instructions
  1. Put water in a pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and honey.
  3. Add tea bags and allow to seep for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags and allow tea mixture to cool.
  5. Pour tea in small pitcher or large jars and keep in refrigerator.
  6. To serve, pour 1 cup of tea over ice or heat on stove. Add fresh mint.
  7. If serving cold, consider making some ice cubes from extra tea mixture, so it doesn't water down!

 

I hope you enjoy! And cheers to ENERGY! 🙂

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