Asian Bubble Tea
This is a sweet beverage reminiscent of the bubble tea drinks popular in Asia. The chia seeds grow larger as they are soaked and have a similar texture to tapioca. The blueberries resemble the big tapioca balls in the bubble tea.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 1
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1½ cups Almond Milk
- 1 cup green tea
- ½ cup ice
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons blueberries
In a small bowl, soak the chia seeds in the Almond Milk. Stir the seeds occasionally during the first 10 minutes. Cover the bowl and continue soaking in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours.
Brew a cup of your favorite green tea. Allow it to cool down to room temperature.
In a large shaker cup with a lid, place the ice, tea, agave nectar, and Almond Milk with chia seeds. Tighten the lid and shake vigorously. Alternatively, use a Tupperware container with lid to shake the ingredients. The shaking motion creates the air bubbles.
Place the blueberries at the bottom of a pint glass.
Pour the mixture from the shaker over the blueberries and serve.
Calories: 284 | Fat: 20 g | Protein: 8 g | Sodium: 12 mg | Fiber: 5 g
Asian Bubble Tea
Bubble tea is a sweet tea beverage served with large tapioca balls, which are also called tapioca pearls. It comes with a thick straw that is big enough to suck up the tapioca balls. This recipe was created in Asia and is now gaining popularity in the United States. Bubble tea cafés are abundant in Taiwan and Hong Kong. They are gaining popularity in many major U.S. cities. The bubble refers to the foam created in the drink by shaking it with ice. The tea can be made sweeter by preparing the almond milk with dates. The green tea can be replaced with your favorite herbal tea.