Tag: drink

Recipe: Homemade Boba Tea

While under quarantine, I was craving a little something extra. Knowing that I shouldn’t go out for anything frivolous, I decided to search through the cabinets for what I could make to nip that little craving while not disrupting the work day.

Low and behold, I had all the ingredients to make a simple, and QUICK, boba tea. With little fuss, I made four servings in just about 10 minutes from start to finish!

Ingredients:
-Boba
-Almond Milk
-Black Tea
-Ice
-Water
-Coconut Sugar

  1. Add 1 cup of boba + 1.5 cups of water +1/4 cup sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  2. Cook on Manual (high pressure) for 2 minutes
    1. Natural release for 5 minutes and then manually release
  3. Remove boba and let it cool
  4. Make tea concentrate
    1. I used 4 bags of Earl Grey and 1 strainer of loose White Coconut tea and 2 cups of water
    2. Cook for 4 minutes manual (high pressure) and then quick release
  5. Spoon boba into a glass, add ice, add 1/4 of tea and fill up with milk
  6. Enjoy!

You are also able to watch my video for a walkthrough on how I made this delicious afternoon delight! Just click on my “Video” tab above!

So inquiring minds want to know… With the world experiencing this pandemic together and social distancing becoming the new norm, what are you doing to keep your life “normal”? Have you tried any new recipes?

Smoothie Recipe – Chai Tea Latte

Instead of downing a third (*or more*) cup of coffee this morning, I opted to make a smoothie with a little variation and a hint of caffeine! This one takes a little prep work, but the final result was a big hit! I can only imagine how much better this would be with fall temperatures outside instead of 90s…

Now bare in mind that the recipe below equated to about 4-12oz servings so you will want to customize this for your own serving size.

Ingredients:
6 bags of chai tea (I used Tazo tea bags)
4 Tbsp of chia seeds
1 whole cinnamon stick (I broke it in half)
8 cups of water
1 banana
2 scoops SuperGreens
2 scoops Combat Protein Powder
2 Tbsp Maca Powder
1 scoop collagen powder
2 Tbsp flax powder
8 oz almond milk (I use Silk Unsweetened Original)
Ice

The night before – I used my handy-dandy Instant Pot to cook my chai tea base by filling my 6qt with 8 cups of cold water, 1 cinnamon stick, and 6 bags of chai tea. I “cooked” it for 6 minutes and let it naturally release. Once the pin dropped, I scooped out the tea bags and cinnamon sticks and added 4 tbsp of chia seeds, covered the pot and stuck it in the fridge.
The morning of – Mix the rest of the ingredients, along with the now cold chai tea and ENJOY!