Archive for March 28th, 2012


Wellness Wednesday! A refreshing spring tea for all you coffee lovers.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Mate Iced Tea, Ahhh. . .this has become an ultimate “feel good” spring concoction.  For those who love that coffee “fix”, this is a healthier alternative, yet still has a nice caffeine high. Mate is a traditional South American infused drink, made from steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in hot water. You can find tea bags of mate infusions in most local grocery stores now to make the brewing process easier. Yerba mate tea contains significant levels of antioxidants, with slightly higher levels than green tea and studies have shown that it may exhibit significant cancer-fighting activity. It has more caffeine than a cup of coffee, yet does not give you the “jitters” that coffee can. This spring, pour it over ice and add a splash of lime and agave. Simple. Refreshing.


5 yerba mate tea bags 

1/2 gallon hot water

juice from a couple of limes

agave, to liking

Boil water. Pour into a pitcher and steep tea bags until desired strength. Remove tea bags. Once cooled, add juice from limes and agave to taste.

Pour over ice and enjoy!

This can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days.

Recipe By Erin O’Leary Stewart of DEFINE foods &

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