Between amplifying your breakfast and making energizing snacks, the possibilities are endless when you’re using Waykana Guayusa.
If you tried any of our summer drinks from a few weeks ago, you know how versatile our guayusa products are. It’s easy to incorporate Waykana’s guayusa powder into many of your favourite foods. Adding Waykana’s guayusa to foods is an easy way to attain natural energy, add antioxidants to your day, and pack your snacks with zinc, Vitamin C +D and Potassium, all found in the guayusa leaf.
This week, we’ve shared three recipes to elevate how you get your natural energy including our No-Bake Bars, Overnight Oats and Chia Pudding, all infused with Waykana Guayusa.
Waykana No-Bake Bars
Our No-Bake Bars are effortless to prepare and perfect any time of day, chalked full of added nutrients and easy to substitute for your favourite additives. Set 10 minutes for yourself, and snack away for days.
1 1/2 cups old fashioned/quick cook oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped almonds (slivered)
3 tbsp shelled sunflower/pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp Waykana guayusa powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup almond/peanut/sunflower butter
1/4 cup honey
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup powdered sugar (optional for glaze)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Set the oven at 350 degrees, toast oats for 8-10 minutes, until fragrant.
- Over medium heat, melt honey and almond butter in a saucepan, once bubbling remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla and pinch of salt. Add oats, nuts and seeds; stir and combine well. Add a spoonful of almond butter if your mixture looks too dry.
- Press mixture firmly onto the baking sheet, be sure it sticks together. Chill for at least 2 hours.
- To make the glaze for the bars, combine 2 Tbsp of the tea with the ½ cup of powdered sugar, whisking until smooth. If the mixture looks too thick, add a bit more tea, little by little
Waykana Honey and Coconut Overnight Oats
This set it and forget it recipe puts breakfast in the spotlight, delivering a wealth of flavour and an easy canvas to add fresh fruit, seeds and nuts.
½ cup rolled/quick cook oats
¼ cup Greek/Coconut yoghurt
2 tsp honey divided
1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup of brewed Waykana Guayusa tea
Combine oats, yogurt and Waykana Guayusa tea.
Add in 1 tsp of honey and stir.
Set in the fridge overnight, allowing the oats to soak up the yoghurt and tea.
When ready to eat, add toasted coconut, almonds, pistachio, and fresh berries.
Top with an extra drizzle of honey and enjoy!
Waykana Guayusa Chia Pudding
If you’ve got the craving for something sweet, this desert is a great alternative to snacking and is perfect for an after meal treat.*
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup brewed Waykana loose leaf tea
1/2 cup unsweetened almond/coconut milk
1 tsp maple syrup/honey
1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt/Yoghurt alternative
1/2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp of any spice including turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamon
- Brew your Waykana Guyausa and let it steep until it cools.
- In a bowl, whisk chia seeds, milk, Waykana Guyausa, maple syrup/honey and spices. Combine well.
- Place in a covered bowl/jar and leave to sit in the fridge overnight.
- To enjoy, mix yoghurt with maple syrup and a dash of spices.
- Add on top of your pudding with your favourite berries/fruits, nuts and cacao.
Try Waykana’s other guayusa tea flavours to mix and match with any of these recipes, and top your smoothies, puddings and overnight oats with your favourite ingredients. Our Happy Jungle blend pairs well with fresh blueberries, topped with mint, rosemary or thyme. Try our The Healer tea by adding almonds, cranberries, chocolate and lemon to round out the orange and ginger flavour.
Until next time,