The Amazing Benefits of Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is a ubiquitous drink in South America. The beverage comes from brewing the leaves of the holly tree, which usually grows in the region. Boasting a powerful nutrient profile, yerba mate goes beyond being a source of caffeine. Drinking yerba mate offers a wide range of benefits similar to that of coffee. However, yerba mate is considered to be a gentler and more balanced stimulant compared to other caffeinated drinks.

Below are the three key health benefits of drinking yerba mate:

Yerba mate can increase your energy level

Yerba mate is a clean and gentle source of caffeine that provides an energy boost especially when you feel mentally or physically fatigued. It puts you in a state of wakefulness without feeling jittery.

More typical stimulants such as coffee and tea help in keeping you awake and alert. One cup of coffee has significantly more caffeine compared to a cup of tea. In general, high caffeine consumption leads to insomnia, palpitations, and anxiety. While both of these drinks can lead to the aforementioned side effects, you will have to drink more cups of tea to experience the same effects.

In comparison, yerba mate balances the scale. It has more caffeine than tea but less caffeine than coffee. The best part is that it provides similar advantages of drinking coffee without the side effects.

Yerba mate can improve your mental functions

Yerba mate is also known to increase mental acuity and improve other cognitive functions.

Most of us yearn to be more productive in our day-to-day lives. But with too many stimulants around us, concentrating on tasks becomes more challenging. Drinking a cup of yerba mate improves focus, which in turn enhances our ability to understand and retain more information. Not only will you feel alert but also experience cognitive-enhancing effects that fight brain fog and restores mental clarity.

Yerba mate is rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals in our body. Simply put, antioxidants play an important role in reducing inflammation, mitigating the risk of heart diseases, and preventing many types of cancer.

Yerba mate is a potent source of antioxidants. Its high levels of antioxidant properties boost the immune system and increase resistance to diseases.

Healthy Yerba Mate Recipe 

In the video below, Josh Macin shares a simple but nutritious recipe for your caffeine cravings. Instead of using coffee, he uses yerba mate. It’s a clean source of caffeine that aids in increasing energy, enhancing mental functions, and boosting your immune system.

Here are all the ingredients:

– A hot cup of yerba mate tea

– 2 teaspoons of Garden of Life Protein Powder

– 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or MCT oil

– 1 heaping teaspoon of ghee or grass-fed butter

– A dash of cinnamon

– 1 teaspoon of Jing Herbs Awaken the Shen (optional)

– Manuka honey (optional)

Blend it up and enjoy a frothy hot morning beverage that’s packed with nutrients!

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How To Make Chocolate Superfood Pudding (High Protein!)


Maintaining a strict diet while detoxing can be challenging. You have to be mindful of everything that you introduce to your body. We will be sharing delicious, nutrient dense recipes that are perfect for when you are craving for a sweet treat or just need ideas for your meal plan.

Today, we are sharing a simple but amazing recipe for a chocolate superfood pudding that you can make in no time. Seriously, what’s better than enjoying a decadent treat that is packed with nutrients? Here are the ingredients you will need:

Egg Yolks – Always go for organic, free-range chicken eggs. For this recipe, you will only need the yolks with a splash of sea salt. The main reason why raw egg yolks are such a huge part of The Detox Dudes’ recommended diet is because of its high lecithin content. Lecithin is rich in choline, which aids in fat digestion and moving nutrients in and out of your cells. These benefits alone make healthy egg yolks an important part of your diet during detox. When you cook the eggs, you risk losing a lot of its nutrients.

Coconut Oil – The uses and benefits of coconut oil are hard to enumerate. This natural oil is amazing for weight loss, skin hydration, improving glucose tolerance, decreasing risks for cardiovascular disease, mental boost, immune support, and more.

Grass-fed Butter – Many consider butter to be unhealthy since it contains saturated fat. However, butter from grass-fed cows actually has a lot of heart-healthy nutrients including Omega 3, vitamin K, vitamin E and vitamin A.

Colostrum – Adding a little colostrum to your diet can make go a long way. It’s rich in nutrients, antibodies and proteins. Colostrum is also good for improving your gut health, balancing the immune system, and boosting your immune functions.

Grass-fed Whey – This whey protein produced from grass-fed, free-range cows are non-GMO and do not contain soy and soy lecithin.

Vegetarian Protein Powder – This plant-based protein source is fortified with vitamins and superfood.

Wild Rice – If you’re looking for a healthier alternative for plain rice, the wild variety is the way to go. It has a nice balance of fiber, carbohydrates and proteins. It is also packed with beneficial amino acids.

Ready to make your chocolate superfood pudding? In the video below, Josh Macin makes an organic superfood chocolate pudding, that might just have more nutrients than eating 3 big salads! It's loaded with protein, and definitely, can replace one or more of your meals.

Here's the recipe:

– 6 local, raw, and organic egg yolks (with a pinch of sea salt)

– 2 tablespoons of melted organic coconut oil

– 1 tablespoon of melted unsalted grass fed butter

– 2 tablespoons Colostrum (optional)

– 1-2 big scoops of chocolate, grass fed whey (if you tolerate it)

– 1-2 big scoops of chocolate vegetarian protein powder

– Several tablespoons of soaked and cooked wild rice (if you tolerate it)

– Organic stevia to taste (optional)

** Mix everything thoroughly, and enjoy! 

Take note that you can tweak the recipe depending on your taste and on how much you’re making.

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Are These The Healthiest Homemade Protein Bars Ever?

When you go down the road of detoxing, committing to a strict healthy diet is imperative. This means you need to get rid of anything that does not serve you in this journey—sugar, inorganic produce, processed food, and unfiltered water. You will probably spend a considerable amount of time preparing meals in the kitchen. While this is quite manageable, it can be challenging to find anything in groceries that you can eat while you’re out and about. Even the protein bars health stores sell can be laden with sugar and additives.

Today, we’re sharing a simple recipe for an organic, nutritious, low-sugar homemade protein bar. Prepare it at home, take some with you, and stay faithful to your diet plan without starving. The measurements are customizable and you can tweak it depending on how much protein bars you plan on making. If you have been following The Detox Dudes for a while, you know that raw egg yolks from healthy grass-fed, free-range, organic chickens are an important part of our diet plan. The yolks contain lecithin, which is a powerful source of choline. This protein bar will allow you to use the egg whites that would otherwise be thrown out.

The Detox Dudes Homemade Protein Bars: 

Here’s everything you’ll need:

2 tablespoons Kerrygold butter (melted)

3 tablespoons organic coconut oil (melted)

6 organic, pastured egg whites

2 heaping tablespoons of raw, organic cacao powder

A dash of organic cayenne pepper powder

A dash of organic ginger powder

3-4 full droppers of organic liquid stevia

2 scoops of Garden Of Life chocolate protein powder

1-2 tablespoons of any nut butter you have

3 drops of peppermint essential oil

Blended pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, soaked & sun-dried almonds

Icelandic Flaky Sea Salt

Bonus Item: 2-3 tablespoons of Surthrival Colostrum


Start by greasing a saucepan with olive oil. This is where you will be putting the mixture later on.

In a bowl, mix the butter, coconut oil, and egg whites. Beat the egg whites to make the give it a good texture. Slowly add in the rest of the ingredients and make sure everything mixes together. The actual amounts of each of the ingredients don’t need to be exact. You may need more or less powder or liquid. The consistency of the mixture should resemble brownie batter. If you want to add a little more sweetness, you can use Raw Food World Fruit Monk extract or Dragon Herbs Sweetfruit Drops.

Then put the mixture into the saucepan. Make sure to spread it evenly. Place the saucepan into the oven and bake at 350 °F for twenty minutes. The end result would look like a big sheet of brownie. Slice it into nice clean squares once it cools off. Enjoy it at home or bring it with you on the go. It’s a guilt-free low sugar nutrient-dense treat without fillers or additives. Want a neat little bonus? Add butter and coconut oil on top before heating it for added flavor.

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Superfood Recipe To Combat ADD/ADHD Naturally

As someone who took Ritalin religiously just to get through college, figuring out how my apparent ADD and ADHD was in fact related to my suffering from heavy metal poisoning, was absolutely life-changing. With this little elixir of a recipe, I was able to regain focus and mental clarity, while replenishing my body with the nutrients it was craving for. If you are preparing for a detox, this smoothie will prove to be especially beneficial to your health, as it is nutrient dense and will serve as a great way to kick-start your body back into a state of well-being.

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Using a blender, here are the ingredients you want to combine:

(The exact dosage of each item can be flexible, as they are all superfoods – so I will give you a rough estimate, but feel free to modify if you please.)

  • 1-2 cups of organic almond/cashew/walnut milk
  • 1 scoop plant protein powder by Garden of Life
  • 3 caps “Mastermind” by Jing Herbs
  • ½-1 tsp He Shou Woo Jing Herbs
  • 2 caps Vitamin C
  • ½ tsp Spirulina
  • 1 tsp Chlorella
  • 1 tsp Macuna
  • 1 tsp Bacopa
  • 1 tsp Moringa
  • 1 tsp Glycine
  • 1 tsp Theanine
  • 1 tsp Maca
  • 1 tsp Dragon Bone by Jing Herbs
  • 1-2 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil
  • + add some Stevia if you need to add some sweetness

For added energy and caffeine, add one or two of these:

  • 1 tsp Yerba Mate
  • 1 tsp Matcha
  • 1 tsp Shilajit

Additional supplements for added focus:

  • Pine pollen
  • Hemp seeds
  • Maqui berry
  • Marine Phytoplankton
  • Acai Berry
  • Pycnogenol

Other supplements to take with the smoothie for focus:

  • Omegas
  • Magnesium

This green smoothie makes for the best replacement of your standard pharmaceuticals. Make it first thing in the morning, to consume before starting your workday, in order to help you stay focused and energized for much longer.

If you have the time, watch the video HERE on our YouTube channel for some explanations on why these ingredients are nutritious and how they can aid you on your mission to achieve better mental clarity and increased focus.

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