Yerba Mate Energy Bites

Quick Yerba Mate energy snacks for those on the run.

 

1/2 cup rolled oats
5 medjool dates
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 tsp ground Argentinian Yerba Mate powder
1/4 cup tahini
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond butter

 

  1. Add all ingredients to a high power blender or food processor.
  2. Blend on low until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Scrape sides as needed.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls and refrigerate until firm. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

Yerba Mate Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Dark and indulgent Yerba Mate dessert.

 

8 oz. dark chocolate or bittersweet chips or chunks
6-8 full-fat coconut milk (if the milk seems thin, use the lesser amount)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Pinch of sea salt
2 Tbsp loose leaf Argentinian yeba mate tea (or 2 tea bags)
1/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao powder (for rolling the truffles)

 

 

  1. Melt the chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl (like Pyrex) over a pot of simmering water (or use a double boiler).
  2. Meanwhile, bring the coconut milk to a boil in a small saucepan with a lid. Turn off the heat and add the vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and Argentinian yerba mate, cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the coconut milk mixture directly into the melted chocolate using a fine mesh sieve. Discard the tea leaves and whisk the chocolate and coconut milk until everything is smooth, melted and combined.
  4. Pour the truffle mixture into a small ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
  5. Once the mixture has firmed up in the refrigerator, sift the cacao powder into a bowl. Use a 1 tsp measuring spoon, very small ice cream scooper or melon baller and scoop up the truffle mixture and roll it into a ball with your hands. Don’t overwork the mixture or it will melt in your hands. Drop the ball into the cacao powder and roll around to coat. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 

Yerba Mate Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

A healthy and wholesome Yerba Mate start to the day.

 

1 cup of cold brewed Argentinian Yerba Mate
1 apple, cut up
1 container of yogurt (I use dairy-free)
1/2 avocado, cut up
Handful of leafy greens
A few shakes of cinnamon
Granola

 

  1. Blend all ingredients together, minus the granola, until smooth.
  2. Serve in a bowl and sprinkle granola (and maybe some cinnamon and a drizzle of nut butter) on top.

 

Yerba Mate Coconut Sorbet

A rich and sweetly-flavoured Yerba Mate and Coconut sorbet.

 

prep: 5 mins | cook: 30 mins | total: 2 hrs, 35 mins
yield: 8-10 scoops
3 cups of hot water
1/2 cup Argentinian yerba mate loose leaf tea (brew to the strength of your preference!)
1/3 cup honey
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 pinches kosher salt

 

  1. Brew tea, add honey, stir and chill.
  2. Combine tea, coconut milk, vanilla and salt in an ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes.
  3. Pour into storage container and freeze for an hour.
  4. Serve with extra coconut and toppings of your choice.

 

Cucumber Mint Mate Spritzer

A cool and crisp Yerba Mate cocktail for tired Wednesday nights.

2/3 cup sliced cucumber
1 1/2 Tbsps fresh mint leaves
1 cup brewed Argentinian Yerba Mate
2 cups soda water
Ice
Garnish Cucumber and mint

 

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine the cucumber, mint, honey, and Argentinian Yerba Mate.
  2. Blend until completely smooth.
  3. In a pitcher with ice, pour the yerba mate mixture, top with the soda water, and stir.
  4. Before serving, garnish each glass with cucumber and mint, and enjoy!

 

Strawberry Yerba Mate Popsicles

Sweet, hydrating, Yerba Mate summer delight.

 

1 Tbsp loose leaf Argentinian Yerba Mate
3/4 cup boiling water
2 cups whole hulled strawberries, fresh or frozen, preferably organic
1/2 lime, juiced
2 Tbsps raw honey, plus more if desired
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

 

  1. Brew the Argentinian Yerba Mate in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain the tea leaves and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Place the brewed tea and the rest of the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth, taste for sweetness and add more honey, if desired.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.

 

Pumpkin Spice Yerba Mate Latte

Spicy and savoury Yerba Mate drink, for chilly nights.

 

1 Tbsp Argentinian Yerba Matte leaves, plus u00bd cup hot water
1 tsp sweetener and more to taste (I used date syrup*)
1 cup unsweetened milk of choice (I used almond milk)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger (or 1/2 Tbsp freshly grated)
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves

 

  1. Brew Argentinian Yerba Mate and allow to cool
  2. Mix chia seeds, Argentinian Yerba Mate, milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl or jar and chill overnight.
  3. In the morning, portion pudding into two glasses.
  4. Mix yogurt with maple, cinnamon, and vanilla and dollop on top of chia pudding.

Pumpkin chia pudding with argentine yerba mate and spiced yogurt whip

A complete Yerba Mate dinner, with Pumpkin, Chia, and, Cream.

 

1/3 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup brewed Argentinian Yerba Mate
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup pumpkin
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
  1. Brew Argentinian Yerba Mate and allow to cool
  2. Mix chia seeds, Argentinian Yerba Mate, milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl or jar and chill overnight.
  3. In the morning, portion pudding into two glasses.
  4. Mix yogurt with maple, cinnamon, and vanilla and dollop on top of chia pudding.