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 ICED Bulletproof Yerba Mate

This is amazing when it is CALIENTE outside! Make the same recipe without ice to make it hot.

This is amazing when it is CALIENTE outside! Make the same recipe without ice to make it hot.

If you missed my first How-To Brew Yerba Mate video collab I did with Guayaki, then first check out those links because you will need to know how to brew mate. By brewing Yerba Mate properly, you will enhance all the nutritional benefits and get the most from this amazing plant product.

Below I will teach you how to make a super-charged summer version of a mate latte. Get ready to come to life!

Also, if you are wondering what the hype is on Bulletproof anyways, I talk about it here.


Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 ounces Yerba Mate (see how to brew here)
  • 2 tbsp grass fed ghee, because butter gets weird when it's cold
  • 1-2 teaspoons green powder of choice - my fav is Beauty Greens or Vitamineral Greens, but there are tons out there, choose ones that have a lot of seaweeds 
  • Add 2 tbsp Brain Octane (for a more budget friendly option, you can use any MCT oil, but Brain Octane is the most bang for your buck!)
  • 5-10 drops liquid stevia (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour your french press brewed mate into a blender

  2. Add ghee 

  3. Add Brain Octane

  4. Add green powder

  5. Drop in stevia (optional)

  6. Blend for 15 seconds for frothy, mate latte goodness.

  7. Pour over ice or blend ice for a healthy frappe! 

Note: You can also add collagen powder to this, just make sure to do it at the end of blending and mix it in slowly to not damage the proteins. 

Do you need a Summer RESET?

My summer routine focuses on optimizing the days you're not at the beach, barbecuing with friends or drinking rose at happy hour after a long day. Hey, it is all about balance and living life to the fullest right?

That means at least once a month, I give my body a break, RESET, and then BOOM I feel great again.  

For example, you start the day with my favorite Alkalizing Detox Drink to give your body a kickstart.


Do you need to detox?

Only if you have experienced any of the following:

  • stress
  • alcohol 
  • lack of sleep
  • dehydration (are your drinking half your bodyweight in ounces)
  • indulging in gluten, dairy, processed foods
  • eating out ( even when you think it's healthy, who knows what oils they are using)
  • overworking 
  • not exercising
  • traumatic event
  • traveling
  • toxin exposures

Our bodies love it when we give them chance to detox and then start over again. You only have one body, take care of it.


The Jist:

The Vida Well’s Summer 4-Day Reset is comprised of a detailed meal plan and recipes designed to reset, reboot, rebalance and revitalize you from the inside out. Each ingredient was selected for a purpose, but don't worry, I did the hard work for you. 

The Deets:

The signature reset can be done at your own pace or when TVW’s 4-Day Community Reset takes place August 1st. From the moment you sign up, you will receive  emails along with a PDF that will arm you with how to prepare, how to succeed and how to navigate through the 4-days.

Here’s what you get:

  • Comprehensive grocery list filled with healthy, detoxifying ingredients hand picked to support what your body needs
  • Over 12 delicious recipes that you can use during your Reset and beyond
  • A day-to-day meal plan that outlines what to eat and when to eat it to ensure optimal nutrition take in
  • Torie's favorite detox tricks, superfoods and brands she loves
  • Torie's top education topics defined for you to learn why your body needs this
  • Torie’s exclusive tips and tricks for effective detoxification (you won’t want to miss this!)
  • Access to Torie for any questions or comments you may have

Ready to do this? Sign up HERE

Still have some questions, shoot me an email, Torie@thevidawell.com

Alkalizing Detox Drink

This drink is meant to cleanse you by boosting your metabolism, increasing your PH, 

This drink is meant to cleanse you by boosting your metabolism, increasing your PH, 

serves 2

  • 16 ounces cold or warm water 
  • 2-4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (depending on your taste buds)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • a couple dashes cayenne pepper
  • liquid stevia to your taste 
  • dash of Himalyean sea salt

Add all of this to a glass cup and drink first thing in the morning or make a double batch and sip throughout the day.


How does this work?

This drink has been created to alkalinize your body, help kickstart your metabolism and aid your digestion. 

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is something you should start to use as a staple in your kitchen. This fermented vinegar offers many nutritional benefits, including aiding in digestion, reducing inflammation, and digestion relief. 

Organic, unpasteurized ACV has a loogie looking thing at the bottom that is called a mother similar to kombucha that creates "living enzymes" who we can thank for all the benefits. 

Lemons naturally have a high PH, I know it is confusing since they taste acidic. They stimulate liver detox, especially on an empty stomach.

Cayenne Pepper helps increase warming, stimulating our metabolisms to speed up. 

Ceylon Cinnamon is an antioxidant that helps balance blood sugar, especially after coming off of a fast or when practicing intermittent fasting. 

Himalayan Sea Salt is high in minerals and is great for adrenal health if you add a dash to your water first thing in the morning. 

ICED Bulletproof

It is officially caliente outside, all the windows are wide open and those fans are spinning. I decided to make my morning hot bulletproof a little more weather appropriate.  You can also blend it to make it a coffee milk shake aka "frappuccino," fancy right? 


WHAT YOU NEED  

Blender

Bulletproof Ingredients 

Ice


INGREDIENTS

Serving 2 (16 ounces)

  • 16 ounces brewed coffee or for my non- coffee people see my Yerba Mate or tea version here

  • 1-2 tbsp Brain octane (see notes below)

  • 2 tbsp ghee (use ghee for cold because it will not separate or get weird like butter does)

  • 2 scoops Bulletproof Collagen Protein  not Collagen protein because Collagen needs to be hot to dissolve (optional)

*NOTE* when adding protein or collagen protein never blend it to much or it denatures the protein, add it in at the end just to mix.

 

  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon

  • Stevia to taste, I use 3 drops per cup (of course it's optional) 

DIRECTIONS

  • Brew your coffee how you normally would or if you are doing mate, I have a video here.
  • While your coffee or mate is brewing, in a blender you will add the rest of the ingredients. 
  • FROTH- add warm coffee to blender and blend with all ingredients for about 20 seconds until nice and frothy/foamy.
  • Pour over ice.
  • Optional additions - Maca, adaptogens, vanilla, cacao, cayenne, green powder

Do you have to buy BULLETPROOF COFFEE?

I always knew about coffee and the high amount of pesticides that are used. I always bought organic fair trade coffee, but now I have come to learn that even with a clean trusted company, not all is created equal.  Have you ever had a cup and had horrible shakes, anxiety, headaches or what I jokingly call "cracked out".   This is the main reason people believe they don’t tolerate coffee.  It’s not coffee they don’t tolerate, it’s the mold toxins in the coffee.

*If you want to learn more about Bulletproof beans, read this post to find the best coffee in your area. 

WHAT IS THE OIL?

Brain Octane/ XCT oil? these are 18x and 6x stronger than coconut oil, and have no flavor. They are NOT generic MCT oil, which is about 1.6x stronger than coconut oil. You would need about 22 TBSP of coconut oil to get the same benefits, get it?

Also, if you are wondering what the hype is on Bulletproof anyways, I talk about it here.