27.1.11

most favorite drink of all

What helps me every morning when I feel sluggish is my special drink, not a smoothie, not coffee but my mate (mahteh). I love this drink,it is kind of a tea, but I drink it from a  special straw called bombilla.

There are several studies done by universities in America that have discovered many beneficial properties of this drink, including: boosting the immune system, helping with weight loss, having almost twice the antioxidants than green tea, relaxing muscles, and providing energy in a different way than coffee (no aftercrush). So if you want to know more about the health benefits of yerba mate you can go here.
 Soon I will share how I prepare yerba mate, it is very important not to boil the water it has to be 80c not over it, or you will burn the mate, but for now the preparation process is pretty accurate explained  here. If you want to try some go to any Argentinean store close by, if you can't find any just check online here, I have to confess I never ordered online since I have even found yerba mate in a Russian store in California. It is all over the place. :)





3 comments:

bepa_vt said...

i love this! miss u lots

Lyuba said...

esta riquisimo el mate!!!!!!!! como lo extra├▒o.....

Lana said...

wow i didn't know it was that healthy lol