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
*Calories: 60kcals, 15 grams sugar*
- Steam 1/4 cup of lemonade with peppermint leaves (about 3 leaves)
- Soak both tea bags in 6 ounces of hot water (approx. 2 mins)
- Mix lemonade with hot tea
- Add 2 tsp of honey
-Andrew Ossa, RD