Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Exotic smoothie with Tapioca Pearls




The Tapioca Pearl drinks are conquering the world, I haven't seen much of these in Europe yet (except for London and Paris) but every time I go to L.A it is a must for me to stop at Urth Cafe for breakfast to drink my green tea Boba (Tapioca).
Needless to say that here in Asia everyone goes crazy for these little pearls that taste like less sweet gummy bears and they tend to be found in many ice-tea based drinks, smoothies and desserts.

Here is my own Tapioca Pearl drink : Mango smoothie with a dash of Passion Fruit and a sprinkle of Japanese Matcha Green Tea powder

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Recipe:

*Cook the Tapioca Pearls for about 15mins in boiling water then turn the heat off, cover and leave to rest for another 15mins

*Drain the pearls and rinse under cold water, subsequently add some sugar syrup or honey and sweeten to taste ( I use Lyle's Golden Syrup)

*Blend the Mango and a little ice in a food processor until smooth

*Place the pearls in the bottom of the glass and add the mango smoothie

*Add the Passion Fruit and mix with a spoon 

*Sprinkle some Japanese Matcha Green Tea powder

Et Voilà! Enjoy ;)


*Tapioca Pearls sweetened with Lyle's Golden Syrup*

*Japanese Matcha Green Tea powder*

*Mango smoothie with a dash of Passion Fruit, a sprinkle of Matcha Green tea and Tapioca Pearls*




34 comments:

  1. first of all this look insanely delicious, but oh those photos are even more breathtaking! absolutely stunning! makes me smile

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  2. Yum, this looks so delicious and exotic! I´d love to try it!

    xx Ivana

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  3. Fabulous photos! I drank yesterday a Mango Juice!

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  4. Adore smoothies so this is a MUST for me xoxo
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  5. ahh. that looks delish!

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  8. Wow this sounds delicious for a hot summer day :D

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  9. Wow! This looks intriguing! I bet it is delicious!

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  10. Looks amazing! Unfortunately I cant get a hand on any of these ingredients here...
    xxx

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  11. This is awesome! I haven't ever tried those tapioca pearls but they look like fun. You can't really go wrong with mango :)

    XO,
    Erin
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  13. Wow very rich!!! beautiful photos!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  15. that mango looks incredible!

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  17. wow...wonderful blog and fantastic recipes....
    ciao my dear friend!



    Marina

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  18. Tapioca pearls?? Yummy!!! Love it with the tropical fruity smoothies too!

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  19. YUUUMM!! obsessed with Bubble Tea and this looks like such a better version, lol.

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  20. I have such a weakness for smoothies. They're my go-to breakfast of choice and this one looks amazing. Very excited to try it out. thanks for sharing, love. If you get a second I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit. I shot it in front of Dee's house from Clueless. I'm sorta obsessed. lol. xo

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  21. Yummy! Thanks for the recipes :)

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  22. its so difficult to get match tea powder now a days
    i love the stuff i but i could only get it when i was in Japan :(

    thanks for sharing!

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  23. I am a great great great FAN of BOBA/Tapioca! ♥ MMmm I want some now.

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  25. it sounds delicious!! but... i am amazed by the beautiful photography here!! xx

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  26. I love tapioca pearls! they are really good and combined with smoothie are way better

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    1. Tapioca Pearls can be used in place of Tapioca starch, only if they have been ground into a powder by method of a food processor.

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  27. wow this looks delicious!! How long did it take you to prepare this??

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    xoxo,
    Luísa

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