CBD Yerba Maté Lavender Lemonade Guayaki x LEEF Organics

Happy 420! While you may have your idea of what today is, for many of us it is about honoring a plant that provides healing to millions of people. Cannabis has been a plant I have grown a strong relationship with over the years, and if you aren’t familiar yet, a great place to start is with non-psychoactive CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of around 113 cannabinoids found within a cannabis plant, a naturally occurring compound that is shown to reduce anxiety, inflammation, and so much more. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system that lives within our own bodies, which makes this plant a true ally.

In preparation for today I have teamed up with my amigos at Guayaki + LEEF Organics to give you a delicious drink recipe to indulge on in honor of today for yourself or to share with friends! If you’re a regular here to my work you know all about the amazing benefits of Yerba Maté- the strength of coffee, health benefits of tea, and euphoria of chocolate. But let me introduce you to LEEF Organics:

“LEEF is 100% organic and non-GMO from seed to soil to the finished product. Everything is hand harvested and made in the USA. Our farming standards are the brainchild of hard-working people who have honed their craft with premium standards and over 50 years of sweat, passion and experience. We find potency and purity in the confines of an organic/non-GMO foundation. Sun grown and rooted in California our licensed, organic farms sprawl the lush mountains of northern California. We’re soil science nerds, and we believe premium product comes from the soil up. We believe the best fertilizer is a farmer’s footsteps. Our unconventional process of refinement is second to none. Our single origin harvests are the cleanest form of CBD and THC extract possible. We do NOT add any chemicals, over-heat, or strip the plant as with other common extraction methods.”

Their products are incredible, and let me tell you I can totally vouch for it. I recently started getting migraines (a bit of a bummer), and I’m still trying to figure out how to manage them. One night I started to feel an intense migraine coming on, in a panic I quickly turned to my bottle of whole plant CBD extract from LEEF, only a few drops and 15 minutes later the pain was gone.

The CBD Yerba Maté Lavender Lemonade recipe I have whipped up for you today is special for many reasons. Not only is it delicious, but this drink will ensure you come to life with the combination of maté, honey, lemons, and the powerhouse combination of LEEF’s rich CBD extract and lavender (which both share a very potent terpene called linalool). You’ll want to make this all year long, and as a bonus if you celebrate Easter tomorrow this is the perfect spring drink to help with nerves + anxiety around all the gatherings.

INGREDIENTS/SUPPLIES:

Lavender Simple Syrup:

  • 2 Cups Water

  • 2 oz Dried Lavender

  • 1 Cup Raw Honey or Agave

CBD Yerba Mate Lemonade:

  • 2 TBSP Guayaki Loose Leaf Yerba Maté or 2 Maté Bags (Make 1 Brewed Cup per drink)

  • LEEF Organics Whole Plant CBD Extract (2 Drops/Serving)

  • 1 Large Lemon

  • 2 Tablespoons Raw Honey or Sweetener of Choice

    Makes 2 8oz drinks. Adjust recipe based on your needs. 1 lemon per two drinks.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Start by making your lavender simple syrup. In a medium saucepan bring water to a strong simmer. Add in dried lavender and let steep for about 10 minutes.

  2. Add in honey and keep on a low simmer for about 15 minutes. Once done let cool for an hour, and strain flower out/store in a bottle.

  3. Juice your lemon + combine with around 1/4 cup of lavender syrup- adjust to taste preference.

  4. Brew 1 cup of Yerba Maté per 2 servings. Add in 2 tablespoons of honey per cup while maté is warm, then set aside to cool before proceeding.

  5. Now to make the final drink: we used a cocktail mixer and combined the lavender lemonade, honeyed maté, and ice. Shake well for a few minutes and pour into 8oz cups. Add in the 2-3 drops of LEEF Organics CBD extract in each cup + give a final stir.

    If you are making a larger batch, combine all ingredients into a large pitcher and stir until evenly mixed. Add in ice or cool in refrigerator before serving. Add in LEEF CBD Extracts upon serving (2-3 drops/drink).

  6. Garnish as desired.



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Get your LEEF Organics Products here: www.leeforganics.com

Guayaki’s loose leaf yerba maté can be found in most health food stores. Use their store locator here to find products near you. http://bit.ly/GuayakiStoreLocator

Kenna Allison