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I know that not everyone likes boba, but those who do, LOVE it. And I am one of those people. If you are looking for a boba recipe that isn’t loaded with a ton of chemicals, dyes, and sugars this is a great alternative. Not only does it lack that harmful stuff, it's loaded with a ton of beneficial ingredients that will actually make you healthier.
Is Boba Tea Healthy?
Well, it depends…but unless you are hand-rolling tapioca pearls yourself at home and only using a limited amount of natural sweeteners, probably not.
Most boba pearls that you can buy in store or you get at a restaurant have ingredient lists that are littered with chemicals, dyes and sugars that may cause poor gut health and inflammation. We all know that every once in a while, having a treat like this is not going to kill you, but having a stable everyday alternative that is actually healthy…what a game changer!
What Are The Ingredients That Make This Boba Recipe So Healing?
Chia seeds are rich in Omega 3’s that will make your skin glow! Chia seeds are great for the skin and are useful at strengthening the skin’s natural barrier, reducing redness and inflammation, and providing moisture.
Not only that, but these seeds are rich in soluble fiber that are proven to help with weight-management and assist in regular bowel movements. Loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats, adding this superfood to your regular diet might even help with brain and heart health!
Chia seeds are an all around great food to add to your diet, but what’s even better is that they have an incredible texture that will mimic the chewiness of your average boba pearls.
The chia seed (“boba”) base is made with both our Lush Lavender and regular Lavender, which are extremely high in anti-aging antioxidants. Lavender is reputed to help reduce wrinkles, lessen acne and help even the skin tone, while also promoting feelings of relaxation and support mental focus.
The tea part is a mix of Jasmine tea and matcha! Two forms of the superfood that is green tea. Green tea is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, known to help prevent and treat acne by both reducing inflammation and aiding in gut health. And green tea doesn’t just help your skin! It has so many other health benefits that it would take up the rest of this blog! If you are looking to learn more about green tea, check out Green Tea 101 and 6 Reasons to Drink Green Tea.
How To Make Chia Seed Boba At Home
Ingredients You Need For This Lavender Chia Seed Boba
(for 1 serving)
The “Boba” Part
- 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
- ½ cup hot water
- ½ tablespoon Lavender
- ½ tablespoon Lush Lavender (make sure to re-steep the leaves for an additional tea :))
- Optional: 1 tablespoon Honey (can substitute maple syrup or date syrup instead)
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tsp Jasmine Green Tea
- 1 tsp Matcha Powder
- Ice (I love using adorable ice cube trays like this one)
How to Make the Delicious Lavender-Jasmine Boba
1) To make the boba part: Add your hot water to a heat safe cup. Add in both forms of Lavender tea and let steep for 5 minutes.
*Pro-tip* re-steep your tea leaves to get another tea out of it! This tea steeper makes that easy!
*Pro-tip* Heating up the mixture will expedite the process.
3) To make the tea part: Add your hot water to a heat safe cup. Steep 1 tsp of your Jasmine Green for 3 minutes.
4) Next, stir in the 1 tsp of Matcha Powder.
5) Finally, assemble. In a new cup, add the “boba part” first. Rich in those healthy fats, it will sink to the bottom naturally. Next, add your dairy-free milk of choice (about 4-8 ounces depending on your liking). If you're looking for one, this one is great! Finally, add your “tea part” and top with ice!
I thought that this combination would be tasty, but oh boy I underestimated it. If you’re a boba lover, try out this great recipe that will make you forget the overly sweet and expensive thing that is takeout boba.
Enjoy this delicious drink in the morning or mid-day! Although much lower in caffeine than coffee, Green Tea still has caffeine so avoid drinking before bed.
Thanks so much for reading! If you enjoyed this, you will also love our blog on Homemade (Healthy) Thai Tea.