Ana Goldseker, CNC, had 15 years as a plant-based nutritional counselor when she decided to take her message deeper. No longer wanting to put a "band aid" on her clients by giving them a restrictive food plan, she wanted to make a deeper impact on the world. Ana wanted her message to be more impactful, she wanted to inspire people and truly have them heal themselves.
Ana was born in Argentina, and spent her summers there. She grew up drinking something called "Yerba Mate." Yerba Mate is often centered around a social, ritualistic moment with the intent of being present in the moment and connecting people. In Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chili and parts of Brazil, Yerba is present in nearly every home – It is a big part of the social culture. What Ana didn't know as a child was that.....
Yerba Mate is a green superfood.
Here in the US, Yerba Mate is commercialized and often seen in cans with high fructose corn syrup and other unhealthy additives. As a Director of Nutrition for multiple wellness centers, and an advocate of teaching about the health benefits for plant-based diets, Ana studied yerba and learned of all its benefits. Therefore, she felt compelled to bring Yerba to the US, and empowered to educate on its powerful message and health benefits.
Yerba can be as deep as an experience as one chooses: Whether a simple tea bag, an infusion with loose leaf and coffee press, or using the authentic “mate” vessel and “bombilla” strainer straw. The Mate and Bombillas are also a great way for self-expression, as they are often hand-crafted and can be as unique as the person who drinks from it.
Yerba is a "superfood," with many health benefits such as being an anti-inflammatory and prebiotic. Yerba from SoulMate Yerba Co. is made from all natural ingredients that are sourced from Argentina, India and Japan. There are numerous blends and flavors to deliver different results.
Currently, SoulMate Yerba Co. Yerba is sold at wellness centers, weight-loss centers, cafes, markets, dispensaries and other fine retailers. We are always looking to build awareness of Yerba and the tranquility that it represents.
Bienvenidos a tu vida sana!
(Welcome to your healthiest life!)
Who is Ana?
Hola! My name is Ana Goldseker and for me, yerba mate has always been magical. Since I was a little girl, at each family gathering, I remember my grandmother, my aunts and my mother sharing yerba mate tea with me. In fact, yerba maté was always shared and is the great equalizer. All generations -- moms and dads, aunts and uncles -- sat around a table, shared yerba mate, stories, updates, heartbreak and laughter.
This baby…that’s me! My father took this in Argentina before we immigrated. I drank mate when I was little and always have. My daughter has too.
When I was pregnant and told to ‘quit the coffee,’ I turned to yerba mate. Yes, it has caffeine, but the caffeine is quite different from the caffeine in coffee. It is a healthier drink chock full of minerals and probiotics. Since the pregnancy, I’ve never gone back. Forget your lattes, your energy drinks, your bottled teas… yerba maté is for real. Talk about energy boosting, health promoting, anti-inflammatory and craving reducing. Yerba mate is where it’s at.
Today, I have used my 20+ years of in nutritional counseling, and experience as a personal chef, to create organic yerba healing blends. That’s because in addition to loving it, I’ve learned how incredible it is.
Yerba mate has incredible synergistic properties. That means, any herb you mix it with, will have increased effects. It’s also an herbal "booster." That’s why our unique blends are mixed with different herbs for specific healing effects. We use turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and other herbs in our blends.
Thank you for visiting SoulMate Yerba Co. I know once you’ve try our blends, you’ll be on the yerba mate journey too!