How To Make Half and Half with Lemonade & Yerbe Mate Tea
You will need:
- Make yerbe mate tea.
- Juice lemon(s).
- Make the same amount of lemonade as you did the tea, using just lemon and water.
- Sweeten to taste.
A Note About IngredientsThe #1 ingredient in this healthy drink recipe is water. Therefore, it's important to use the best quality water you can get your hands on. I use Miraculewater.
Lemons are very healthy. I remember using lemon juice to clean flat top grills at a restaurant I worked at. Lemons are very cleansing. Try to find new ways to eat/drink more lemons, such as in healthy drinks like this one.
Yerbe mate is a good source of caffeine. It has other nutrients in it too, such as antioxidants.
Sweeten the drink with your choice of sweetener(s). The sweetener you choose is important. I often use several sweeteners so I'm not getting a high dose of any single one. However, some people consider stevia and xylitol to be unhealthy, so I try to use them sparingly. Nevertheless, by using multiple sweeteners, instead of just using sugar, you get a sweet-tasting drink without having a high sugar intake. But if you add too much xylitol you may get an upset stomach or diarrhea, and if you add too much stevia the drink can taste off. So using a little of each is a nice trick to get the best of both worlds.