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Healthy Bubble Tea

Posted on November 3, 2023 by Iva

Rating 3 of 5

Bubble tea, also known as boba tea or pearl milk tea, has been a popular drink in many parts of the world for years. It's a sweet and refreshing beverage made with tea, milk, and chewy tapioca pearls, also known as boba. However, traditional bubble tea recipes can be high in sugar and calories, and may contain dairy and gluten, making it difficult for those with dietary restrictions to enjoy.

Healthy Bubble Tea

That's where vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free bubble tea comes in. With a few simple swaps, you can make a healthier version of this beloved beverage that's just as delicious.


First, let's talk about the tea. Choose a high-quality loose-leaf tea or tea bags for the best flavor. Black tea, green tea, and oolong tea are all popular options for bubble tea. You can also use herbal teas for a caffeine-free version.


Next, let's talk about the milk. Traditional bubble tea uses dairy milk, but for a vegan version, you can use non-dairy milk such as almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. These milks are also naturally gluten-free, making them a great option for those with gluten intolerance.


Now, let's talk about the sweetener. Instead of using sugar, you can sweeten your bubble tea with natural sweeteners such as stevia, erythritol, or monk fruit sweetener. These sweeteners have zero or very few calories, making them a healthier option than traditional sugar.


Finally, let's talk about the bubbles. Traditional tapioca pearls are made with tapioca starch and sugar, but there are now many brands that offer tapioca pearls made with natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup. You can also use chia seeds or fruit jelly as a bubble alternative for a healthier option.


Making your own vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free bubble tea at home is easy and fun. With just a few simple swaps, you can enjoy a refreshing and guilt-free beverage anytime you want. So go ahead and give it a try, your taste buds and your body will thank you!

Healthy Bubble Tea

3.2 from 15 Votes

Diet:  sugar-free , gluten-free , vegan , vegetarian

Servings:  2

Calories:  1 kcal

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 60 mins



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    Combine the ingredients in different bowls for each color.

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