Remember Sri and Carrie’s 30-Day Yerba Mate Challenge? We asked them how it turned out …
Sri’s 30-Day Challenge Benefits:
Yerba Mate picked me up as an afternoon alternative to a coffee beverage
I could cut back on dairy, which helps with my sinus issue
It certainly promoted my weight loss and I was able to get over my plateau
It put me in a great mood and gave me something to look forward
Carrie was a great support in getting through this challenge
What a challenge it was to keep up with a routine of drinking Yerba Mate for 30 days. First, we wanted to complement the smoky, earthy taste of the plain tea … so we started experimenting with different additions. First, we tried vanilla — this seemed to be an easy alternative, and also gave us a chance to offer it sugar free. In fact, steamed milk and a little vanilla tastes great and this is how we serve it in the store. But this was too easy!!!
I just don’t like steamed dairy, but I wanted to make the straight Yerba tea palatable. We tried it with honey … it was not what I was looking for!!! But then we finally tried Yerba tea steeped with peppermint tea and served over ice. We struck gold with this and I was able to finish the full 30 days!!!
Just a reminder … If you are watching calories and want caffeine without jitters at the same time … a 12 oz sugar-free vanilla non-fat Yerba Mate Latte is roughly around 60 calories and tastes incredible!!!
Carrie’s 30-Day Challenge Benefits:
Drinking Yerba helped me get back into a more regular sleep pattern
I lost weight this month — either because of the metabolism-boosting effects of Yerba, or because it helped me start eating more healthy foods by giving me a guilt-free treat to look forward to (Yerba tea has almost no calories, but it tastes substantial because of its smoky flavor).
I love drinking coffee and I love reading, but, when I sit down with a book a huge cup of coffee, the caffeine can make me a little bit jittery. Yerba Mate is the perfect drink for curling up with a great new paperback.
Sri helped me find new ways to keep our daily cup interesting. It’s wonderful over ice, and it’s surprisingly delicious with peppermint.
I’m also trying to cut back on dairy, so I was happy to discover that the Yerba Mate Latte is also great made with non-dairy almond milk.
I actually really like the smoky flavor of the plain tea, but it was nice to discover different ways to drink it, too. I wanted to see if I felt any health benefits if I drank Yerba every single day, and I’m happy to say that I did — I’m not sure if they’re real or placebo, but I’m not sure if it matters because I’m feeling better and sleeping better.
I like Yerba any time of day, but it’s particularly my drink of choice in the late afternoon, when it’s a little too late in the day for me to have another jolt of strong caffeine from coffee. I find that Yerba wakes up my brain enough to get my work done without keeping me up all night, so I can drink it up to a couple of hours before bed without having a problem getting to sleep.