I’ve been making this delicious and energizing drink for the past few mornings, it’s been quite cold out the past couple of days and kind of rainy. I love a good warming drink in the morning and I really love a little energy boost. I’m still nursing my son and I sometimes need a little help with energy. I’m not willing to drink coffee because I know how it effects me and I think it would probably effect him in a negative way. I am okay with doing Mate and I’ve been watching to see how it effects him, so far no issues at all. I only drink one cup a day and the caffeine levels are about 70mg per cup.
Yerba Mate is a great alternative to coffee, it’s loaded with antioxidants, less acidic than coffee and give you a stable energy without the dreaded 3:00 O’clock crash. Cacao is a great superfood with lots of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. You can buy both of these at your local health food store or purchase them online.
- 1 cup of brewed Yerba Mate
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon xylitol or favorite sweetener
- 1/8 teaspoon Celtic salt