How to Make Bubble Tea Smoothie

It’s summertime! June calls for new recipes for drinks and smoothies to quench your thirst. This season is filled with bubble tea smoothies as it is everyone’s heartthrob and also is quite filling! People feel that bubble tea cannot be consumed by those who have become vegan. 

But every non-vegan ingredient can be swapped with a vegan one for those vegan enthusiasts. But, is Bubble tea a vegan product or a non-vegan one? You can click here and clear your doubts. The consumption of bubble tea triples during this time. You can also enjoy it by making the same at home in a few simple steps. It is super easy to make with a mix of few ingredients along with being completely natural.

The diverse nature of this drink makes it all the more popular. It originated in Taiwan and can be made into a milky tea drink to a fruit smoothie and can be the basic plain one too. The main ingredient in this drink is “boba” which are round, gummy, and occasionally fruit flavored spheres that you suck up with a wide-bore straw and which create a very interesting textural drinking experience. Let’s look at the recipe for boba milk tea in three ways.

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We would be making three different types of homemade boba tea namely: plain, almond milk-based and the fruity one using the fruits of our choice (strawberry and mango). The basic ingredients needed for this are tapioca pearls, Maple syrup (Understand whether or not it is vegan in this article with us), flavored iced tea, lemon, almond milk, mangoes and strawberries.

How to Make Bubble Tea Smoothie

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

For the Boba Pearls
 1 cup Dried (Boba) Tapioca Pearls
 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
For the Plain Bubble Tea
 1 cup Tea or Flavoured Iced Tea
 Lemon Slices
 Ice Cubes
For the Almond Milk Bubble Tea
 1 cup Unsweetened Green Tea
 ½ cup Almond Milk (which you can store in these forms)
 Ice Cubes
For the Strawberry/ Mango Bubble Tea
 1 cup Fresh Strawberries or Mangoes
 1 cup Almond Milk (Know how long this milk lasts in this blog post
 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
 Ice Cubes

How to Make Boba Drink

For the best strawberry bubble tea recipe, plain bubble tea recipe and almond milk bubble tea recipe, you are at the right place! Follow these basic steps to get the best results.

1

In a large saucepan, take 8 cups of water and boil them over high heat. Add the pearls and stir gently until they begin to float to the top.

2

Lower down the heat and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3

Remove from heat and the cover. Let this dish or pan sit for another 20 minutes.

4

Drain pearls and transfer them to a small bowl.

5

Fully coat them with maple syrup for that authentic taste. Let it rest for five minutes.

6

Put these pearls in three glasses. Make sure it is done at an equal level.

7

Now for the plain bubble tea, add iced tea and lemon slices in the glass and your plain boba tea is ready!

8

For the almond milk boba tea, add almond milk, tea and ice cubes in the glass. The sugar comes naturally with the tapioca soaked in the maple syrup.

9

For the mango or strawberry smoothie, add fruits, milk, maple syrup and ice in a blender. Keep blending it until you get your desired consistency. Pour this in a glass and it is ready to be devoured!

strawberry bubble tea recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 335Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 31mg11%
Sodium 45mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Sugars 23g

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

For the Boba Pearls
 1 cup Dried (Boba) Tapioca Pearls
 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
For the Plain Bubble Tea
 1 cup Tea or Flavoured Iced Tea
 Lemon Slices
 Ice Cubes
For the Almond Milk Bubble Tea
 1 cup Unsweetened Green Tea
 ½ cup Almond Milk (which you can store in these forms)
 Ice Cubes
For the Strawberry/ Mango Bubble Tea
 1 cup Fresh Strawberries or Mangoes
 1 cup Almond Milk (Know how long this milk lasts in this blog post
 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
 Ice Cubes

Directions

1

In a large saucepan, take 8 cups of water and boil them over high heat. Add the pearls and stir gently until they begin to float to the top.

2

Lower down the heat and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3

Remove from heat and the cover. Let this dish or pan sit for another 20 minutes.

4

Drain pearls and transfer them to a small bowl.

5

Fully coat them with maple syrup for that authentic taste. Let it rest for five minutes.

6

Put these pearls in three glasses. Make sure it is done at an equal level.

7

Now for the plain bubble tea, add iced tea and lemon slices in the glass and your plain boba tea is ready!

8

For the almond milk boba tea, add almond milk, tea and ice cubes in the glass. The sugar comes naturally with the tapioca soaked in the maple syrup.

9

For the mango or strawberry smoothie, add fruits, milk, maple syrup and ice in a blender. Keep blending it until you get your desired consistency. Pour this in a glass and it is ready to be devoured!

strawberry bubble tea recipe

How to Make Boba Milk Tea

Conclusion

This is the most trusted recipe for all the vegans so that they can also get the satisfaction of having bubble tea smoothie. You can make it the way you want it to make and enjoy a glass of it in the sun. The day you want something filling, make a smoothie you can prepare quinoa smoothie with this recipe and banana smoothie with the recipe here.

If you want an appropriate amount of nutrition and proteins, use almond milk and whenever you want to go basic, use the first recipe. Make sure that you don’t add a lot of sugar in this recipe for that additional taste as the tapioca boba seeds is already sweetened due to the maple syrup. 

Follow the basic steps given above to make the best drinks ever!

Tully Zander

My life literally revolves around optimum health and sustainable living by being a devotional vegan. My mission is to create a community of like minded vegans to go forth in creating a better and brighter world for humans, animals and the planet. Just like Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi

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