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8 Minutes Mango Boba Smoothie Recipe – A Refreshing Treat For Summer

My mouth waters even as I type this. So, let me get straight to the point. Mango boba smoothie is everyone’s heartthrob and also is quite filling! If you are on social media, you must have seen it, it is literally everywhere. Your mouth must be watering seeing all those videos, right.

Have you jumped on the boba trend yet? This blog post is at your rescue. Make it yourself in a few simple steps and you can also enjoy it at home.

Combined with being completely natural, it’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. If you want something filling, try out the mango boba smoothie recipe that I am going to share.

Inspiration Story

The first time I happened to try out boba was at a beach restaurant. I was totally impressed. Sitting at the restaurant, I did my research and fetched all the information I could about how to use them and how to cook them, etc. Upon reaching home, I experimented with several drinks and eventually came up with this boba smoothie recipe.

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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About The Tapioca Pearl Or Boba

The tapioca pearl, also/and commonly known as “boba” is made from cassava starch. For those of you who do not know what cassava starch is, it is a root vegetable found in South America that is also referred to as yuca.

Boba pearls are soft and chewy. They have a gel-like pearl appearance and can be easily found available in your nearby stores or online stores.

Bobas are available in both black and white colors. However, if you ask me, I would say, I would like to go with the black color. Why? I like the appearance black bobas give to the drink. However, both the white and black bobas are similar in taste and size.

There are many mouth-watering flavors to choose from with Boba, which makes this beverage especially appealing to sweet-tooth drinkers.

Boba: Boba Smoothie

Where Is Boba From?

Taiwan is the place from where, Bobo, the drink in its entirety originates. Roughly, it might have started something around the 1980s. Gradually, over the years, boba gained popularity. From coffee shops and juice bars to restaurants, it has made its place in the world. However, it is disputed which city/town or restaurant/shop it actually started from.

Originally, tapioca pearls were used in shaved ice desserts. They have complimented beans, syrups, beans, and delectably chewy rice balls. During that time, even milk tea was very popular and consumed widely. It is during that time someone decided to merge the two, thus creating the first beverage/drink to be consumed with boba. Rest is history. Over time, recipes evolved, and people experimented with several things. Boba in smoothies has a separate fanbase.

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Tapioca Pearls made their way across the globe through Taiwanese neighborhoods and blossomed. Initially, it was sold near the college and high school campuses where students would gather for study groups and relish boba drinks.

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Even today, most boba shops are open late and have reasonably priced snacks and drinks, which make them ideal for late-night study sessions and hangouts making them popular among the youth. Don’t get me wrong, it is equally popular among other age groups.

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Taste Of The Tapioca Pearl Or Boba

If you ask people who’ve never had boba pearls, they might think about it as the strange feeling of splurging a chewy pearl up through a straw, chewing it while having the drink. So, if you are one of them, you might have wondered what boba tastes like?

Most of the time, it’s very sweet! The consistency is usually frothy but cream when slurped through a straw, and the texture is like tapioca balls. If it’s slushy, it will be quite cold and thick, but not as thick as a milkshake or juice bar drink.

Overall, it has a very sweet taste. When sucked through the straw, boba gives a creamy yet frothy texture. However, it is noteworthy that the taste of boba tea will vary between each type of drink/beverage/smoothie it is consumed in.

Across the globe, you will find hundreds of boba smoothie flavors in the boba smoothie menu. The options could be as versatile as matcha boba smoothie, strawberry boba smoothie, etc.

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Health Benefits Of Boba

Is boba healthy? Do you find yourself asking this question? Well, here you go.

Unfortunately, boba alone provides very few health benefits but BOBA SMOOTHIE ABUNDANCE OF HEALTH BENEFITS. While the calories derived from boba provide energy, There are not any substantial health or nutrition advantages from consuming boba separately because:

  • The carbohydrate in boba is derived from starch. There is less than 1g  each of fiber and sugars. However, if you consume boba in a smoothie there will be other ‘rich in nutrients’ ingredients in the smoothie which will substantially increase the overall nutrition.
  • There is no fat in boba. Nevertheless, several boba recipes are made with milk, cream, and other dairy products. This recipe has coconut milk, condensed milk, etc which will increase the amount of fat in the drink.
  • There is a very limited amount of protein (0.1 gram) in dried boba. However, the milk or condensed milk added to the recipe will increase the amount of protein.
  • Boba has very few minerals and no vitamins. In fact, there is a very small amount of folate in boba (1.1 mcg). The use of mango and pistachio nuts in the smoothie adds folate, minerals and vitamins to the smoothie, making it healthy.

Mango Boba Smoothie Review: Why Should You Try It At Home

1) Not Limited To One Season:

This mango boba smoothie is not limited to enjoying or relishing in one particular season. You can enjoy it throughout the year except for when it is extreme winters. However, you can still have it if you crave it by just excluding the ice.

2) Plenty of health benefits:

All the ingredients used in the smoothie have tons of health benefits.

3) Undeniably Refreshing And Tasty:

This zesty mango boba smoothie is not just not tasty but also refreshing. With each sip, you will feel as if you’re transported to a feel. The aftertaste is good too. Try it once, it will definitely make you want to come back again and again.

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4) Availability of Ingredients:

There are times we refrain from trying out a certain recipe because some ingredients are difficult to find in grocery shops or stores. Nevertheless, this isn’t the case with this boba smoothie. You can easily find EVERYTHING, if not in stores, then online.

5) Easy Preparation and Short Cooking Time:

It takes a long time to make it. Not just that, you won’t end up messing up your kitchen station because of using multiple containers or utensils, unlike other recipes.

6) Versatile-Perfect For All Occasions:

You can add this smoothie to the menu at any occasion, event, party, or celebration. People of all age groups like boba. All-in-all, an easy and incredible smoothie, so, it won’t even be a burden on you when you prepare in bulk.

Boba Smoothie

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories245
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.02g 1%
    • Sodium 0.8mg 1%
    • Total Carbohydrate 67.5g 23%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
      • Sugars 2.5g
    • Protein 0.1g 1%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

      Mango Boba Smoothie Ingredients That Add Great Value To Each Serving

      Let’s have a look at other ingredients in this smoothie that value to your health:

      Banana:

      • May support heart health.
      • Improves gut health.
      • Rich in antioxidants.
      • Rich in several nutrients.
      • May improve blood sugar levels.
      • Boosts energy and increases stamina.
      • Facilitates digestive health.
      • Helps in weight loss.

      Coconut:

      • Boost heart health.
      • Helps in weight loss.
      • Good for digestive health.
      • Stabilizes blood sugar levels.
      • Improves immunity.
      Banana And Coconut

      Mango:

      • Great source of magnesium and potassium.
      • Mangos can help stabilize your digestive system.
      • Rich in folate.
      • Antioxidants.
      Mango

      Honey:

      • Rich source of antioxidants.
      • Antibacterial and antifungal properties.
      • Help for digestive issues.
      Honey

      Keep These In Mind At The Time Of Making Mango Boba Smoothie

      • The boba should not be removed all at once from the packet. Only take out the amount of boba that is required in the smoothie recipe because the quality and flavor will be compromised if refrigerated.
      • Keep an eye on the time of boiling so that they are not overboiled or burnt.

      Common Questions

      1. What are the signs of a good boba?

      A good boba — the outside of a boba should be smooth and slightly soft, while the inside should be chewy. There should be a gradual gradient of firmness increasing through the center and should be able to withstand at least one to two chews. Overall, it should be supple yet resilient.

      2. For how long can you let the boba sit?

      You can prepare it up to 24 hours in advance. However, if you want you can prepare it 10-12 hours before serving. It is advised to prepare a few hours in advance or fresh and only as much as you will consume.

      3. Can I keep my boba unrefrigerated?

      You can have it hot or cold depending on what the drink/smoothie/beverage etc is or the way you like it. The more it sits cold, the quicker it hardens. For example, warm bubble teas have warm bobas and cold bubble teas are also delicious when consumed with contrasting, warm bobas. So, it depends upon one’s choice.

      4. How should I take boba? Hot or cold?

      You can have it hot or cold depending on what the drink/smoothie/beverage etc is or the way you like it. The more it sits cold, the quicker it hardens. For example, warm bubble teas have warm bobas and cold bubble teas are also delicious when consumed with contrasting, warm bobas. So, it depends upon one’s choice.
       

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      5. How to store cooked boba pearls?

      You can place cooked boba pearls in simple sugar syrup to refrigerate them. They can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours. The lifespan can be increased by freezing them.

      Go, Give It A Try!

      This mango boba smoothie will give you beach vibes. Every time the gel-like bobas get into my mouth with every sip of smoothie, you will like them even more.

      Every sip will give you a tropical, sweet taste with a hint of tart taste as well. And it is refreshing which obviously goes without saying. Using just a few ingredients, you can prepare this smoothie in 15 minutes. You can satisfy your craving literally whenever you want.

      What are you waiting for? Try it now.

      Is your mouth watering? Yes? Same. I’m going to make my mango boba smoothie right after this. But before that let me share with you the recipe. Let’s go!

      Boba Smoothie

      Mango Boba Smoothie

      Poonam Mandal
      Boba smoothie is everyone’s heartthrob and alsois quite filling! If you are on social media, you must have seen it, it isliterally everywhere. Your mouth must be watering seeing all those videos,right. Have you  jumped on the boba trendyet? This blog post is at your rescue. Make it yourself in a few simple stepsand you can also enjoy it at home.
      Prep Time 6 mins
      Cook Time 2 mins
      Total Time 8 mins
      Course Drinks
      Cuisine Taiwanese
      Servings 2 Glass
      Calories 0.245 kcal

      Equipment

      • 1 Blender
      • 1 Oven

      Ingredients
        

      For Mango Boba Smoothie

      • 2 Medium Size Ripe Fresh Mangoes
      • ¼ Cup Condensed Milk
      • ¼ Cup Uncooked Boba
      • 1 Tbsp Honey
      • 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk
      • 1 Large Overripe Banana
      • 1 Cup Ice
      • 3 Cup Drinking Water To Boil The Boba
      • 3 Cup Cold Drinking Water To Soak The Boba

      For Topping:

      • ¼ Cup Frozen Mangoes
      • ¼ Tbsp Pistachio nuts

      Instructions
       

      Making Of Mango Boba Smoothie:

      • First, take drinking water in a container and place it in a oven and allow it to boil. Then, add the uncooked boba andcover it with lit. Let it boil for 5 mins. Now, turn off the flame.

      Note: Cover with a lid so that boba is cooked well. This is also ensure that it flavor does not escape with vapor and the boba gets cooked in naturally flavored water.

      • Next, drain all the water. Rinse it and keep it aside in cold water.
      • Now, wash the fruits well. Chop them with a knife.
      • Take mango slices, condensed milk, honey, coconut milk, and banana slices in a blender. Blend it until a creamy texture is achieved.

      Note: Also, keep in mind not to overblend. Just blend enough to achieve creamy texture

      • Then, add ice cubes and blend until it is crushed.
      • Finally, add the cold boba to the bottom of the glass. Pour the smoothie. Mix the frozen mangoes and pistachio nuts on the top. Serve fresh!

      NOTES

      • The boba should not be removed all at once from the packet. Only take out the amount of boba that is required in the smoothie recipe because the quality and flavor will be compromised if refrigerated.
      • Keep an eye on the time of boiling so that they are not overboiled or burnt.
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      Mango Boba Smoothie
      Boba smoothie is everyone’s heartthrob and alsois quite filling! If you are on social media, you must have seen it, it isliterally everywhere. Your mouth must be watering seeing all those videos,right. Have you  jumped on the boba trendyet? This blog post is at your rescue. Make it yourself in a few simple stepsand you can also enjoy it at home.
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