I am so pumped and excited to share that you can in fact make boba from scratch! And it’s not that hard. I used to LOVE the taro root flavored bubble tea with tapioca pearls but didn't love insane amount of sugar and crappy quality dairy that came along with it. Here's to a healthier spin on bubble tea!
Ingredients for aloe vera avo smoothie:
1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp hemp hearts
1/2 c @alodrink aloe vera wheatgrass flavor
Small handful of spinach
1/2 avocado, frozen if possible
1/2 banana, frozen if possible
Honey, to taste
Place milk and hemp hearts into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.
Ingredients for tapioca pearls:
1 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup boiling water
Boil the water.
Add the tapioca starch to a bowl, followed by the boiling water. Work the water in little by little in case it isn't all needed. Kneading with your hands is the best way to incorporate the water and make a non-sticky dough.
Once you have a workable dough (this took me two times to master. I added too much water the first time so dough was a terrible sticky mess) the easiest way to make tapioca pearls is to roll the dough into long snakes of dough, cut them into small pieces and roll them into tiny balls.
To cook your homemade boba, boil at least twice as much water as the volume of tapioca pearls that you are going to cook.
Add your homemade boba to the boiling water. The boba should float to the top. When that happens, turn the heat down to medium. You'll notice that the boba begin to cook and get their chewy texture almost immediately. At any point after a few minutes, you can use the boba.
Remove the boba from hot water with slotted spoon, and transfer them to a bowl with some honey. The honey will help preserve them until you are ready to use them, slightly sweeten them, and keep them from sticking to each other.
Add boba to smoothie! They have the best texture when warm, so it's best to use them right away.
Recipe inspo from @diningwithdiana!
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