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Herbal Infusion

Herbal Infusion

The "Mate Herb" is the literal term for Yerba Mate. It got its name from the traditional cup (called Mate as well) used to drink this herbal infusion from.

Yerba Mate is one of the worlds most effective and healing beverages with over 196 active compounds which shadows the active compounds found in green tea (Camellia sinensis) which has about 144.

Ingredients

1-1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon Mate herb* (to obtain a coloring that is neither too light nor too dark)
1 cup fat free or low fat milk

Directions

Bring water to a boil and add the Mate. When the foam rises, remove from stove.

Add a little bit of cold water (1/4 cup water) for the Mate to sink/settle. Leave it for 3 to 4 minutes.

Pour 1/2 cup of milk in a glass and fill it up with the Mate mix. Serve with sugar (preferably low-calorie sugar or sweetener) to taste.

Note: Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 45; Total Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 5g; Fiber: 0g; Sodium: 70mg
130 mg calcium (15 percent of daily value)

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