Cherry-Vanilla Yerba Mate Smoothie

From pamelasalzman.com

Ingredients

1 cup + 1 Tbsp hot water

2 Tbsp loose Argentinian Yerba Mate tea

2 cups frozen, pitted sweet cherries

1 frozen banana

2 Tbsp chia seeds or hemp seeds

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice

1 scoop collagen peptides or 2 Tbsp almond butter or raw cashew butter

Optional: raw cacao nibs for garnish

Instructions

1.
Steep the Argentinian Yerba Mate in a mug with the hot water for 5 minutes. Strain into a jar and refrigerate until cold.
2.
In a blender, add all smoothie ingredients including the cold brewed Argentinian Yerba Mate and excluding the cacao nibs. Cover the blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust flavor accordingly. If you need more sweetness, you can add a drop of honey or blend in a pitted date.
3.
Pour into 2 glasses and top with cacao nibs, if desired.

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