DIY “Medicine Ball!”

There’s just something soothing about a warm Starbucks drink during the chilly winter season. And in my opinion, a top contender is the “Medicine Ball” drink. A natural tea mix popular to relieve sore throats or recurrent sinus congestions. This recipe holds a blend of amazing herbs and fruits like mint, citrus, honey, peach, and peppermint.  

Now this all sounds great until you break it down. A drink has 33gm of sugar in a single Grande cup and cost over $2.50 a cup. (That’s more than 8 tsp of sugar!) Why not make our own with 1/2 the sugar and the price!

What you will need:

100% lemonade juice

Teavana’s jade citrus mint tea bags

Teavana’s peach tranquility tea bags

Fresh peppermint leaves

Raw honey

*Calories: 60kcals, 15 grams sugar*


  1. Steam 1/4 cup of lemonade with peppermint leaves (about 3 leaves)
  2. Soak both tea bags in 6 ounces of hot water (approx. 2 mins)
  3. Mix lemonade with hot tea
  4. Add 2 tsp of honey


-Andrew Ossa, RD

Published by Andrew Ossa, RD

Hello! I'm Andrew, a bilingual dietitian and nutrition coach. I help people discover how to eat for performance and diabetes by building an individualized nutrition and lifestyle plans. My philosophy is based on the concept that food is fuel and heals our bodies from the inside out. Finding a well-balanced diet is much easier than you think. Follow me and my clients as they heal and optimize their health.

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