DIY Revel Berry With Guayaki
Today I am back with another edition to my short series of DIY recipes to make homemade versions of Guayaki Yerba Mate’s famed can flavors. This recipe is to make fan favorite flavor Revel Berry, a sweet blend of mate with hibiscus, raspberry, and blackberry.
Making your own version of our canned flavors at home is great for many reasons:
1. You can control the sweetness.
2. You get to experiment with loose leaf yerba mate.
3. Aluminum is highly recyclable but swapping out a can here and there for a homemade loose leaf version of your favorite flavor is a great way to reduce your waste footprint.
4. Loose leaf is easy to travel with and the other ingredients are relatively easy to find, so you'll never be left Guayaki-less.
5. You can make it 100% vegan by swapping out honey for the vegan sweetener of your choice.
Whether you’re a Revel Berry fan, or just looking for a new recipe to prepare your loose leaf yerba mate (this is the perfect Mid-Summer drink), keep reading to find out how to make yours!
1 Cup Brewed Guayaki Yerba Mate + Hibiscus
To brew 1 cup you’ll need 2 TBSP Loose Leaf Yerba Mate or 1 Mate Bag + 1 TBSP Dried Hibiscus or 1 Tea Bag and 1 cup of water.
1 Cup Mixture Raspberry/Blackberry Juice (Read full instructions for making homemade juice if desired)
Raw Honey or Agave (or any other sweetener you desire)
To make a homemade raspberry + blackberry juice blend keep reading this first direction. If you are opting to use pre-made store bought juice that is totally fine too- just skip this step and move to the next.
Raspberry/Blackberry Homemade Juice: In a small pan add a handful of raspberries and blackberries and cover with water just covering the berries. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 10 minutes while mashing the berries and stirring occasionally. Using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth strain your mixture into a heat safe bowl (this could take a few minutes, don’t squeeze or force the berries). Once fully strained add a sweetener of choice if desired and sweeten to taste. Let cool. *If your juice turns out too strong, you can dilute it with more water.
Brew your yerba mate + hibiscus, strain if using loose plant matter, and set aside to cool. If you don’t think your juice alone will make the final result as sweet as you would like, you can add your sweetener of choice to the mate/hibiscus brew before it cools.
In your drinking vessel of choice combine your 1 cup of yerba mate + hibiscus brew with your 1 cup of raspberry + blackberry juice. Add lemon juice at desired taste level. Stir. Sip. Come to life.
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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