Education. Empowerment. Natural Relief.
About Us |  Contact Us |  FAQs
We're here to help. Call: 1-800-731-6327

Lemonade & Herbal Tea Recipes

We're made out of 60-70% water, but we've noticed that many women don't like to drink water: they find it boring, and drink soda and bottled beverages instead. Our herbal tea and juice drink recipes, including natural lemonade, ginger lemonade, hibiscus tea or even our passion tea are healthier than soda or bottled drinks, but still delicious and refreshing. They are sugar-free and aren't artificially sweetened, and they are quick and easy to prepare. They're perfect summer refreshment and since many women like cold drinks year-round you can enjoy them anytime.

Did you know that one fancy name for an herbal tea is "tisane"? Whatever you call these, they're a tasty alternative to more expensive beverages. There is an endless variety of ways you can combine your favorite herbal tea, some fruit juice, lemon or lime juice, ginger or other flavorings to find the tisanes that suit your taste buds.

Peach Passion Tea—Recipe #1

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes active prep time, 1-2 hours (including steeping and refrigeration)

4 cups water
2 bags Bigelow Perfect Peach® Herb Tea
2 bags Tazo® Passion Herbal Tea
Juice of 1 lemon or 1/4 cup reconstituted lemon juice
4 packets stevia powder or an erythritol-based natural sweetener like TruVia®

Boil 4 cups water, then pour over herbal tea bags in a large pitcher. Let steep for 15 minutes to make a strong tisane, remove tea bags, then stir in stevia powder packets or other sweetener. Squeeze lemon into pitcher, or add lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold, then serve.

Remember, anything you cook in water will take on the taste of the water, particularly this refresher, which is mostly water. For that reason, filtered water works best. If your water smells or tastes of chlorine and you don't have a filter, you can let it stand in a pitcher for an hour and most of the chlorine will evaporate. It will do so a little faster if you occasionally swirl the water in the pitcher. If you have hard water, unfortunately only a filter can remove those minerals—though there may be health benefits to the minerals in hard water.

You can make the tea, but then instead of refrigerating it, make ice cubes out of it. Then use those ice cubes in apple juice or lemonade for a surprising treat. You'll love the color contrast.

We like Tazo® Passion though any hibiscus-based herbal tea will work. We've also used other peach teas. Find the ones that are easily available to you and that you most enjoy.

You may also try sun tea instead of boiling the water to make tea.

For a spicier taste, substitute a bag of ginger tea for peach, or steep some thinly sliced ginger along with the tea bags, or just add a pinch of powdered ginger to the pitcher before you refrigerate it.

We prefer the non-nutritive sweeteners because most people eat too much sugar anyway. Even natural sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, and maple syrup contain plenty of sugar: that's what makes them sweet.

Apple Ginger Lemonade—Recipe #2

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

1 1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice or juice of two lemons
1 T minced, grated, or crushed ginger

Mix all the ingredients together.

Be careful to avoid getting seeds into liquid if you are squeezing fresh lemons: they are harmless but an annoyance.

Adjust the amount of lemon to suit your taste. This can be made to have just a hint of lemon, or to be apple lemonade.
We think a 50:50 mix of water and juice is the perfect sweetness. If you like it sweeter, add a packet of natural non-caloric sweetener like stevia, and of course the sour of the lemon can both drown out and bring out the sweetness. You can substitute lime for lemon.

If you use the passion peach ice cube variation from Recipe #1, the mix of all flavors is vaguely reminiscent of fruit punch.
We think apple juice is the best base juice for this mixture, but you can certainly try others.

Juice is an excellent source of potassium, which makes this a great natural sports electrolyte replacement drink. The amount of ginger in this is too small to have very much medicinal value.

Mint Lemonade—Recipe #3

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes active prep, 1-2 hours (including steeping and refrigeration)

1 cup lemon juice
3 cups water
3 bags peppermint tea or 3 oz fresh garden peppermint, washed and crushed or chopped
4 packets stevia powder or erythritol based non-caloric sweetener like TruVia®

Heat water not quite to boiling (180° F), pour over tea bags, or over garden mint. After steeping for 5 minutes to make a strong mint tea, remove tea bags or strain out mint. Mix in lemon juice and stir in sweetener, then refrigerate for an hour or two.

Steeping the mint tea for too long can bring out bitter notes, especially with garden mint.

Adjust the amount of lemon juice and sweetener to suit your taste, and substitute lime for lemon to make mint limeade.

You can make this with sun tea rather than boiling the water.

Real, Natural Relief—So You Can Feel Great All Month Long

PMS and PMDD misery aren't always taken seriously enough by doctors, family, and friends. At PMS Comfort, our whole purpose is to empower and educate you about premenstrual symptoms, and to provide real, natural relief so that you can feel great all month long. Our all-natural doctor-designed programs are based on decades of experience helping thousands of women recover from what you've been going through. Our Herbal Relief formula, when combined with our diet and lifestyle guidance, addresses more than just your symptoms—it can help bring your body and mind back into balance, and help you get and stay healthy. Plus, we're here to support you, every step of the way.

To learn more about your PMS and PMDD symptoms, take the PMS Comfort quiz. Or, start feeling better today, for as little as 89 cents per day.

We want to help. Give us a call at 1-800-731-6327, drop us an e-mail, or send us your question.

Related Articles

Principal Author: Daniel J. Heller, N.D.
Last Modified: December 13, 2011

PMS & PMDD Recipes
Related Topics
Sign up for the free
PMS Comfort

The information and contents contained in this Web site has not been evaluated by the FDA. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or nursing, please consult a physician before taking any dietary supplement. If taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. You must be 18 years or older to purchase products. Individual results do vary.

PMS & PMDD Stories

"Now, things don't bother me anymore."

Jennifer had nearly every PMS symptom, and with a vengeance. Now, to her amazement, she doesn't have any PMS symptoms left at all. [more]

PMS Comfort Blog

You Can Overcome Premenstrual Syndrome

July 19, 2011

Changing your diet is hard because it inevitably involves repeated failure, sometimes more than once per day! You vow not to dip into the donuts at the break room, but you rushed out the door and got to work starving, and you have to eat something, and then it's not even nine in the morning and you're already off track. You've already "failed." My opinion is that that is only a failure if you say: "Oh forget it, this is too hard." [more]

Contact Us
We're here to help