Are you someone who orders a lower percentage of sweetener in your bubble tea? Maybe you like to have your sweetness levels around 50-75% rather than 100%. Maybe even 30% at times!
If you’re a boba lover that tends to prefer less sweetness in your typical bubble tea, then the avocado smoothie is right for you!
The avocado smoothie with tapioca pearls is the perfect balance of sweetness and texture. It’s not overpowering in flavor or sweetness like other boba flavors. No, seriously. The creaminess in the avocado. The slight sweetness of the cream and condensed milk. The subtle underlying flavors of fresh green tea.
The avocado smoothie with boba pearls is deliciously suited for anyone.
Now’s your chance to make it at home. How to make an avocado smoothie with tapioca pearls coming right up!
Ingredients you'll need
How to Make Avocado Smoothie
Shall we begin?
Grab your favorite pot (something of this size will work) and fill it with water. Bring that water to a boil. Once your water is at a rumbling boil, bring the heat down a notch and add in your fresh green tea leaves. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
Curious what tea leaves we use? Here is a highly recommended loose leaf tea from Stash Tea that you can try.
While our tea leaves are steeping, we’ll have a separate pot of boiling water but for our tapioca pearls. You can buy boba pearls online or at your local Asian supermarket.
If you purchased your tapioca pearls from your local Asian market, follow the instructions on the back of the packaging for the ideal cooking time. It typically takes 15-20 minutes to get the right texture for your tapioca pearls. Be cautious though. Some boba pearl brands can cook within 5 minutes.
No one likes overcooked boba pearls.
While we finish everything in step 1, we’ll prepare the rest of the ingredients. Starting with our fresh ripe avocado. With your favorite kitchen knife (make sure it’s sharp) half your avocado and remove the seed.
With your halved avocado we’ll add this into a blender or food processor. Any blender or food processor will work.
Even a Nutri Bullet like this that you’ve most likely seen on TV will work.
We’ll also include our 1/2 cup creamer (we like using soy milk but any creamer works well). And lastly, add a few ice cubes and 1-2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. Now set this mixture aside for now.
By now your green tea should be finished brewing. And your tapioca pearls should be cooked to the right texture.
Tip: Take a bite of the tapioca pearls and determine whether it is the right texture, if not, cook it a bit more. If the texture is very close, give it another 1-2 minutes on the heat. The timer on your phone will help a lot with this process, or you can actually buy a handy kitchen timer like this.
Once all your ingredients are cooled, add the brewed green tea into your blender. Begin pulsating or blending the avocado smoothie mixture. The texture you’re looking for is a smooth puree or smoothie-like consistency.
It shouldn’t appear too runny nor should it be too thick, the right balance is key!
Last but not least, grab your favorite boba cup and add 1/4 cup of tapioca pearls into it. Pour the remainder of the avocado blend into your cup and top it off with a boba straw and enjoy!