Confession: I love green tea lattes, but used to have a really bad way of telling myself they were “healthy” (it’s green, right?!) while ignoring the 30+ grams of sugar per serving. Unfortunately, sugar hasn’t been my friend for a while. Sugary drinks leave me feeling jittery, burnt out, and sick to my stomach. I didn’t want to let my taste buds down, so I have found some delicious alternatives to my favorite sugar-filled drinks that are actually good for you and don’t lack at all in flavor.
I stumbled upon a fantastic recipe a couple years ago from my good friends at Grace and Salt, who are always coming up with new ways to cook, create, and cultivate beauty. This particular tea (organic yerba mate from Trader Joes) has been a favorite of mine for a while because of it’s incredible taste and health benefits. I have never had the strongest immune system and have a whole pile of random health issues. Organic yerba mate tea has 90% more antioxidants than regular green tea, and has been proven to help with mental clarity, focus, digestion, and is a natural stress reliever. Give your morning a delicious and healthy start.
All you need is:
A splash of unsweetened vanilla soy or almond milk (I have recently become addicted to Silk Soymilk, as it really gets a nice creamy consistency)
Touch of Stevia or honey
One bag of organic yerba mate tea
Place one tea bag in your favorite mug. Pour hot water and let it steep for about 5 minutes. Remove tea bag. Add sweetener and milk of choice, stir, and enjoy!