Nourishing and comforting, this paleo cinnamon yerba mate latte is just what your day needs! Full of nutritional ingredients, and no fancy equipment required, you’ll be enjoying this latte over and over.
All the comforting drinks.
Well friends, it’s finally dropped below 80 down here in the south. And I’m celebrating with all the hot, comforting drinks. Teas, cocoas, coffees, and lattes are now gracing my mugs daily (sometimes more that once daily). You can see a list of some of my favorites below…
This delicious paleo cinnamon yerba mate latte is my latest favorite. It has a slightly earthy vibe, and when combined with the honey and cinnamon it’s delicious and comforting!
If you’ve never heard of yerba mate, don’t worry, you’re not alone. I didn’t know what it was until a few years ago when a friend gifted me a bag of Trader Joe’s yerba mate tea bags. And yet, even with an easy cup of yerba mate within my reach, I didn’t even try them until a couple months ago.
Cause coffee… and matcha…
But anyway. I’ll get to the point. Yerba mate, though sold as a tea, isn’t technically a tea. Yerba mate is made from the leaves and young twigs of an evergreen holly. These bits are dried and shredded, the usually aged for about a year in cedar containers. It’s then sold as loose-leaf tea and bagged tea.
Benefits of yerba mate.
Just like coffee and teas, the health benefits of yerba mate are many. Yerba mate has many polyphenols, saponins, vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, minerals calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, fatty ccids, chlorophyll, flavonols, trace minerals, antioxidants, pantothenic acid, and amino acids.
All-in-all, yerba mate contains higher antioxidant levels than green tea and basically every vitamin you need to sustain a healthy life.
Plus, it’s pretty delicious…
Cinnamon Yerba Mate Latte.
While yerba mate can be drank simply as a tea, like matcha or any other green tea, I love to whip it up into a frothy latte. The hint of cinnamon in this drink adds a nice, warming touch, too!
As with most of my drinks, they’re pretty simple at the base, but have a lot of nutritional add-ins. Namely, coconut oil and collagen, in this one. If you’re not into the healthy fats and added protein, you can totally leave those two ingredients out of this latte. Of course, without the fat it won’t be as frothy.
More comforting drinks.
If you are a fellow hot drink lover, I’ve got a boat-load more delicious and nourishing options for you! Hot teas, lattes, cocoas, and more… all 100% gluten-free and paleo! And even though they’re all more fall-ish and winter weather drinks, they’re totally delicious in the spring and summer, too. 😉
- Healing Elderflower Tea
- Chocolate Chamomile Moon Milk
- Honey Sweetened Horchata
- Cinnamon Ginger Latte
- Hot Carob
- Gingerbread Spiced Mocha Latte
- Paleo Dark Chocolate Eggnog
- Almond Orange Hot Cocoa
- Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- Pumpkin Chai Latte
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Cinnamon Yerba Mate Latte
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 2 cups almond or coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons loose-leaf Yerba mate tea or 2 tea bags
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 scoop grass-fed beef collagen (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I like to make my own, or use Azure’s vanilla)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat milk until steaming. Turn off heat and add in tea. Steep for 8-10 minutes.
Strain milk tea into a blender, remaining ingredients, and puree until frothy.
Serve as is, or top with some delicious homemade coconut whipped cream and another dash of cinnamon.
The inspiration for this recipe was taken from this yerba mate latte.