July, 23rd 2018 · Stephanie Mary

Coconut Yerba Mate Latte

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Need a caffeinated beverage that doesn’t steal from your adrenals? This Coconut Yerba Mate Latte is the delicious drink you are looking for! It’s the perfect magical latte for anyone who loves Yerba or anyone looking to switch from coffee.

Yerba Mate is a great replacement to your daily coffee or matcha routine since it doesn’t steal from your adrenals. What I mean by that is caffeine by itself can really have an effect on your adrenal glands by stimulating areas of your brain that can over-tax the adrenals, leaving you fatigued. Essentially drinks like coffee or other highly caffeinated beverages can actually take your energy and leave you feeling depleted in the long run.

Top view of the yerba mate latte.
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The Yerba Mate Latte Doesn’t Just Taste Good

Lately, I’ve been exploring options to switch up my morning routine. These options try to incorporate more of the Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine principals. I really a lot of what can heal us is found in what we consume.

I have been going to an acupuncturist recently. If you’ve ever visited an acupuncturist, you know that they have you stick out your tongue to help them read what’s going on in the body. There are different foods and drinks that can disrupt the body’s ecosystem and we don’t really want to do that. After researching Yerba Mate, it’s actually known to help in coping with the warm and humid properties of the body. It’s also known to help aid with digestion which are two super important functions of the body.

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Adaptable to Your Lifestyle

As part of my health journey, I’ve been heavily monitoring my sugar intake and limiting it wherever possible. However, it can be hard to find recipes that don’t have sugar. For this Yerba Mate Latte, I choose to sweeten it with a little stevia or a dash of Lakanto Monk Fruit. Both options are entirely sugar free and add that hint of sweetness that you tend to find in your morning drink.

I’m also dairy-free so I tend to use coconut milk or another plant/nut based milk.

If you are not following any of those lifestyles, feel free to use whatever sweetener or milk you choose. Maple syrup is a great alternative to cane sugar and adds an amazing subtle sweetness.

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A New Routine

I’m really excited to change up my routine and get back to drinking some Yerba Mate again. This Coconut Yerba Mate Latte is an amazing way to kick off the day, give you that slight energy boost, and leave you feeling naturally elevated. If you are switching from coffee, I’d recommend finding a dark roast of Yerba Mate, that gives you a little more of that coffee type flavor.

If you’ve been following me for sometime, I’m a huge fan of Moon Milks (and even wrote a book on how to make them). I also offer some free recipes such as a Lavender Blueberry Moon Milk. If you are looking for an evening drink, I’d check out one of those moon milk recipes. The Coconut Yerba Mate Latte is like a moon milk for the morning since it has a little energy mixed in.

How do you prefer your Yerba Mate latte? Tag me on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen)!

Top view of the yerba mate latte.
Side view of the coconut yerba mate latte

Yerba Mate Latte

Yield: 1 yerba mate latte
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Looking for a little bit of natural energy that doesn't tax your adrenals? This Yerba Mate Latte is what you are looking for!


  1. Steep your yerba mate in filtered water.
  2. Warm your coconut milk on the stovetop.
  3. Add your spices and sweeteners.
  4. When the yerba mate is ready, top off with prepared coconut milk.
  5. Stir and adjust the sweetness to taste.
  6. Enjoy warm or over ice.


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Total Fat: 9.2gCholesterol: 25.3mgCarbohydrates: 40.6gProtein: 9.2g

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