DIY Enlighten Mint with Guayaki
Last month I shared with you all my recipe to make my favorite Guayaki canned flavor Bluephoria at home- while I forever will love the ritualistic experience of cracking open a cold Guayaki Yerba Mate in a can, sometimes we just don’t have access to any or for some of us we like to make our own for quantity or taste preferences. After sharing the DIY Bluephoria recipe we were flooded with requests for the DIY version to the other flavors as well, so I got to work creating this very refreshing second best of Guayaki fan favorite ‘Enlighten Mint’. I think it’s a great alternative that is very close to the real deal. Keep reading to get the details on making your own and lets come to life together!
1 Gallon Brewed Guayaki Yerba Mate with Peppermint (1/2 Cup Loose Leaf Mate + 1/4 Cup Peppermint Fresh or Dry- About 3 Tea Bags)
1 Bunch Fresh Mint
1/4 Cup Raw Honey or Sweetener of Choice
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
Makes approx 1 gallon pitcher. Follow same methods with decreased ingredient quantities for smaller portions.
Brew your yerba mate + peppermint, and set aside to cool. Combine raw honey or alt. (agave, date syrup, or whatever sweetener you have on hand) to maté before cooling. Do a taste test and adjust sweetness to desired level.
*If following the recipe to make a full pitcher, I fill up a large tea kettle and add to the brewing in the kettle after warming the water.
After your brew has cooled, strain and transfer into another container like a jar or pitcher (depending on your quantity).
With your fresh mint, crush it slightly in your hands or with a mortar + pestle to release the flavor, then add into your mate/peppermint brew and let infuse for 2-8 hours.
As a final step, adjust any flavors you feel necessary and add in lemon juice to top it off. If making a full pitcher you’ll need about half a lemon.
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*Creativity is always encouraged*
Guayaki’s loose leaf yerba mate can be found in most health food stores. Use their store locator here to find products near you. http://bit.ly/GuayakiStoreLocator