Soulful living is all about clarity – clarity of mind, body and spirit. So keeping our body temples clean and clear is essential for our ultimate wellbeing.
In my quest for more mental clarity, I discovered yerba mate years ago and I love it. It’s my alternative to coffee, which is acidic and causes too much crash and burn in my mental and physical body.
Mate (ma-tay) is made from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the South American rain forest holly tree. It does provide me with a sustainable lift that feels completely different than a coffee buzz. It’s much cleaner.
For centuries, South America’s Ache Guayaki tribe have sipped mate daily for its powerful rejuvenative effects and other healthful benefits.
Yerba Mate is known to:
- Support focus and clarity
- Boost physical energy without a crash
- Support weight loss
- Contain natural antioxidants
- Aid in elimination
Mate is part of my morning ritual. I use organic, fair trade brands, such as Guayaki and EcoTeas on Amazon. I also see yerba mate in some supermarkets. Now that’s a good sign!
How to prepare Yerba Mate Latte
In my standard size coffee press, I add:
- 3-4 tablespoons of loose leaf yerba mate
- a few dashes of organic cinnamon
- not quite yet boiling water (hotter the water, the more bitter the mate)
Steep for a few minutes. I then add almond milk to my cup for a more flavorful Mate Latte. Otherwise, mate has a grassy flavor, which is fine too. Experiment to find your favorite flavor!
Keto Yerba Mate Latte
I’ve updated my morning ritual to include a more fat-burning version of my original Yerba Mate Latte to supercharge my mental focus and clarity. It’s still super easy to make!
- 1 cup prepared yerba mate tea (see how to prepare above)
- Dash or two of organic cinnamon
- 1 scoop Collagen Peptides Powder
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil
- Splash of full fat, unsweetened coconut milk
Place all ingredients in a blender. Nutribullet is my favorite! Blend for a few seconds, pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
My son got me this mug for Christmas! He found it on Etsy. I love it!
You will absolutely feel the difference in your levels of mental and physical clarity and energy. Yerba Mate on its own magically stimulates my mind. Power couple that with MCT oil and your upper chakras (throat, third eye and crown) are on blast! This is when creativity and clarity are maximized – sustainably and healthily.
I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly amazed and you just may break up with coffee forever!
I guarantee your adrenals will thank you.