DIY Boba / Bubble Tea! Healthy Recipes – Mind Over Munch

DIY Boba / Bubble Tea! Healthy Recipes – Mind Over Munch

Hmmmm… This can’t be right! Hey, my munchies! I’m Alyssia if you are new, welcome! Today is a special day because I’m sharing
BOBA recipes. I LOVE boba! If you’ve never had it, it’s also known
as bubble tea and pearl milk tea, and it’s a Taiwanese tea-based drink. It usually has a tea base shaken with fruit
or milk, sometimes it’s just milk and no tea, and then chewy tapioca balls are on the bottom. Sometimes fruit jellies are in there, too. I have had a lot of requests for healthy boba,
and I’ve wanted healthy boba because the truth is, this stuff is just tough to justify as fuel. So to begin with, traditionally the tea is
laden with sugar or sweet syrups, some of those drinks can have 500 calories
or more with 30 to 60 grams sugar! They are definitely a treat. The tapioca balls are ALSO not ideal. Boba balls are made from the starch of the
cassava root, which contains a LOT of carbs, and not particularly
nutritious ones. The dilemma I’ve had with this episode: I have not found a way to substitute the tapioca
balls in boba tea. Boba tea without boba is just, milk tea. SO, what I’ve done is made some healthier
milk-teas, so we cut down significantly on the sugar
of the drink, but you still have the boba balls there for
texture and taste because, come on, you just can’t do it without. So, moral of the story: These are lighter, less-bad versions of boba
milk tea, but still should be enjoyed “in moderation.” I’ve got 5 flavors to share, so let’s
do this! First up: Avocado Matcha! I did a power pops video a few weeks ago where
I discussed benefits of matcha, but most of you already know how great it
is for our health. Combining it with avocado not only adds flavor,
but so much creaminess to our milk tea. We are simply going to blend avocado, almond
milk or milk of choice, matcha powder, and honey or sweetener of choice
into a nice, creamy milk drink. For the boba, we simply boil the tapioca balls
for about 3 minutes, and I like to sweeten the water with stevia
or monk fruit so it absorbs into the tapioca balls a bit. Drain the balls, add to your cup, pour your
milk on top, and enjoy! I will link all of the cups, straws and everything
used in the description below. This drink is rich, creamy, refreshing, and
boasts tons of nutrients. Next up: Mango Green Tea! I blend my mango, milk and steeped and cooled
or iced green tea until smooth. That’s literally it and it’s ready to
assemble! I add boba, mango green tea milk, and the
classic wide straw. So delicious! Mango and green tea is always one of my favorite
combos, so fresh for a hot summer day! If you’re enjoying this episode, I hope
you’ll hit subscribe and the bell so you’re notified of new content each week! PBJ! This one is so easy— I add strawberries, milk, peanut butter, vanilla
extract, and sweetener, if needed, to a blender. Using fresh strawberries cuts down on even
more sugar from using actual jam, AND I get a fresher flavor. There’s my milk! Add it to my boiled tapioca balls and I’ve
got a delicious PBJ-flavored boba! Remember to get creative and use your favorite
ingredients! If you’re a boba fan, can I get a thumbs
up? Coconut Banana Cream I start with a banana—I used frozen so it
would be a thicker drink, but for a “milk” just a regular banana
is fine. Then I add coconut cream and coconut milk
and blend until smooth and creamy. If you use a ripe banana, I definitely don’t
think this one needs any added sweetener. Coconut and banana together is so tropical,
great for summer! This is definitely my personal favorite of
the day. Last of the day is my Iced Coffee boba. Combine, coffee concentrate, milk— if you can find pecan milk, that’s a great
compliment for this one— and sweetener of choice. I’m using maple syrup, and cinnamon. Blend it up, and you’ve got your iced coffee
to go on top of your boba! This is a great way to enjoy a summer iced
coffee, kicked up a notch. So fun! I hope you guys enjoyed these boba recipes! They were fun for me to make and enjoy and
I hope you can enjoy them, too. Just remember, those tapioca balls aren’t
particularly great fuel, they could be worse, but they’re not great, so even though the milks here are much healthier
and cleaner, it’s important to enjoy these in moderation. If you try any of them out, please tag me
on social! I would love to see your own combos, too. I’ll see you TOMORROW on my less healthy
channel Eat The Pizza, I’ll see you right HERE next week, and remember, especially when it comes to
boba, it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch!

Daniel Yohans

100 thoughts on “DIY Boba / Bubble Tea! Healthy Recipes – Mind Over Munch

  1. Muhammed Dilbaz says:

    Ay cheking 50days to buy iT ay wil streling wen ay zie dis today

  2. Jessi - Kiji Art says:

    I would love to see you make recipes for boba using homemade tapioca pearls. Wonder if you could greatly cut down on the sugar/etc. in the pearls themselves that way?

  3. Karin Johnson says:

    Nice video but please don't promote single use plastic cups thanks!

  4. moon starz says:

    the intro got me like…bitch

  5. Loan Tran says:

    Thank you for always having easy to download recipes

  6. Kelvin Snider says:

    These are not teas; they’re smoothies 👎🏽

  7. Olivia Karr says:

    SAME i ❤️ BOBA!!!

  8. mai huong Food says:

    I love bubble tea, too. Like your video, the intro with excited music ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Neida Sandoval says:

    Using Stevia 'BeCaUsE iTs HeAlThIeR', but getting cancer in a few years for the free radicals, don't use that shit just add a lil of honey 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔🤔

  10. Carlos Cabrera says:

    Great options!! I’m trying these. My 12 year old daughter knows I’m still in love with you, marry me! 🙂

  11. help me says:

    Why that face
    i would drink the bubbles in the tea

  12. Rutvij DaBro says:

    Use protein shake instead of alternative milks?

  13. MaKenna Guyette says:

    I love ❤️ this ☕️

  14. Nicole Newton says:

    Make new types of lemon aid!

  15. YA BOY IEUAN says:

    Buddy what do you mean 3 minutes

  16. Roxy Pearce Basman says:

    The intro had me thinking that u had to put bubble liquid (soap) in the tea

  17. Kailee Palardy says:

    That intro made me scared

  18. Irene Caboteja says:

    May I know the size of cup u used?thank you🙂🙂😶

  19. no name says:

    The cringe lvl of this vid was so high

    Thats why thanos snapped his fingers to end people like u

  20. SecretBubbles says:

    Please make more boba tea recipes!

  21. Ioana Baalbaki says:

    You said i should use my favorite ingridients so i am going to get some pizza.

  22. :v says:

    Were did u get the boba??

  23. Grimshaw Grummage says:

    its not boba any more though.

  24. Halvin Winata says:

    poor wasted tea bag in the beginning

  25. You're Breathtaking! says:

    I frozed watching the intro

  26. minah says:

    00:00 – 00:36 are u fucking stupid

  27. Tanisha Caliag says:

    That legit intro 🤣🤣🤣,
    I would like a mom like that

  28. Coco Mcqueen says:

    save the turtles

  29. Leo&Lelandsgma says:

    I have never had bubble tea. I just saw a post on Instant Pot Community that was for Chia water. Someone suggested using Chia Seeds for Bubble Tea.

  30. Dao Yang says:

    Things like this exist for the sole purpose of enjoying it.

    If you want healthy things just get something healthy like coconut water with no additives like extra sugar or enrichment ingredients.

  31. Skinny Ms. says:

    Really cool! 😋

  32. m whittaker says:

    Still don’t know what you’re getting in store bought boba – make your own

  33. Sindy Liu says:

    Passion fruit seeds are a substitute for boba! They aren’t chewy but it adds a bit of a crunch to it😋

  34. Catfish The Catfish says:

    What's your favorite mine has to be strawberry.

  35. Konesh Chopra says:

    intro is creative. recipes are nice….. but one question, why call it a "TEA" when there is no tea in any of the recipes. Why not call it Boba coffee instead of Boba tea? without any tea, it is just another fruit based beverage or smoothie.

  36. Holly Frad says:

    You can switch tapioca for chia seeds. It’s not the same but it’s a closer substitute.

  37. Levardio says:

    so many plastic cups

  38. _Gacha Hayden_ says:

    Did you know that scientists took x-rays of people who drank bubble tea had the little balls/bubbles still in their stomach?? These look very good though! I would probably not drink it, because of the bubbles, but it looks good!!

  39. Victor Freeman says:

    Boba tea without boba it's just ……………….. milk Rea 😂😂. That pause too Lmao

  40. It’s agurk says:


    Where do u get them??🤨

  41. Cecille Estrada says:

    Boba is my favorite thing because it’s delicious 😋 and I cannot drink it all the time I can’t go without the tapioca balls !😩

  42. Simona Lukosiute says:

    I think I will just take the toffee candies and mold little balls out of them for the “bubbles” and I will try to create my own flavour

  43. Lexie Love HDihavenot says:

    Here’s the mother freaking tea

  44. Osnapitzaddy says:

    If you’re making it at home, why use disposable plastic cups and straws??? Why are you encouraging that even if it’s just for presentation?

  45. Tina Darnell says:


  46. Strawberrycheesecake _ says:

    me thinking the first 30's sek

    is this a joke? xD

  47. Art Nerd says:


    Me: *sees kettle

    Me: *has todoroki flashbacks 0:11*

  48. 「Lem0n Creem」 says:

    This is basically a thin smoothie with boba tapioca balls.

    I love it 😀

  49. That’s The Tea says:

    At first I was like so confused

  50. Hhh Hhh says:

    Bubble tea is fun to drink because you get to shoot out the little balls from your mouth like a pellet gun.

  51. Kayla Ounsy says:

    what song was used at 2:58

  52. xxxaudrey z says:

    Please make a tutorial of how to make thai tea and boba! Thank you 😁💕

  53. Latoya Lawrence says:

    LoveThis video so much that is it looking good

  54. crystal_ floofpoof says:

    Honestly I thought she was actually gonna drink the tea and bubbles ;-; she looks like that kinda person tbh

  55. Zara Yamagata says:

    I love the vid so much but
    This is not cool, Almond Milk Is not good for our earth. It takes about 2 gallons of water to make 1 pack of almonds

  56. Jessica Benz says:


  57. AyeitsRiley says:

    U can make vegan boba balls

  58. Aleshka Deese says:

    I’m drinking bubble tea rn lol 😂

  59. Levi Ackerman says:

    It was ages ago I got one of these boba tea in Thailand.. Omg Lord It tested so good

  60. Todd Smith says:


  61. TonTon Tv says:

    But in denmark you cant buy boba

  62. rose marie says:

    VSCO girls: iM sOrrY BuT i CaNt uSe tHaT pLaStIc sTrAw, i OnLy uSe mY MeTaL sTrAw. 😂😂

  63. • Casually Sabrina • says:

    XD Literally BUBBLES + TEA =

  64. Mia Brie says:


  65. Blue Blossom says:

    I don’t like boba cause I’m scared of the little bubbles

  66. Jasmine terry says:

    My fav boba tea is banana

  67. •MilkTea• says:

    Omg im drooling rn 🤤🤤🤤 boba is literally like pokemon like i need to get all the flavors Oof

  68. i am a pig says:

    why am I wondering why there isn't anyone saying " don't use straws!! save the turtles !! "??

  69. Montse Fragoso says:

    Wow 😮 Que Padre😻

  70. A S says:

    Please don’t use plastic cups and straws……..the fishies and turtles suffer 🐠🐟🐢🐳🐢🐬🐠🐡

  71. Trickshot twins says:

    Bubble tea looks SO good! But Iv e never had it before 😭😭😭😭

  72. Moonlight. Bill says:

    Save the freaking turtles 🐢

  73. Frankie del Mar says:

    Great video! I once went to this barista in Boston that substituted the tapioca with chunks of aloe vera! It was awesome!

  74. Julia Dong says:

    the intro was gonna make me riot

  75. Nithya Rachapalli says:

    i lost it when she said plastic straws

  76. Monisha Walker says:

    I never tried it but it looks really good🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  77. Pili Cumim says:

    I can’t find tapioca pearl in my country what should I do?

  78. CerealOtter says:

    Sadly i dont have boba

  79. Айгуль Садрыева says:

    Woow, it's look so delicious)

  80. ssmelok мел , глина ssm ASMR says:

    Welcome to my channel my friends 🌹

  81. Maggie Alexander says:

    Introso funny😂😂😂

  82. noice says:

    She ruined perfectly good tea >:0

  83. Kimora McCray says:

    I love boba tea and bubble tea too Im blasian ;))

  84. Anthony’s Boo says:

    vsco girls has left the chat

  85. jenlicelotte says:

    Where do you buy boba drinks?

  86. TCC Adventures says:

    Great video 😄👍🏼 Definitely subscribing

  87. Alim784alim says:

    I don’t really like boba tea

  88. Sheila Sugar says:

    I love that you have screen shot recipe cards!!

  89. Tovah Romanov says:

    I had boba tea with lychee jellies as well, would that be healthier? Where would I find them? They were chopped up lychee like small strips. Ideas? Ever heard of them anyone or where to get them?

  90. Neal Vedullapalli says:

    VSCO girls are quaking after seeing the plastic straws

  91. Mil A says:

    That intro scared me 😅

  92. Stephanie French says:


  93. Rthro Elmo says:

    0:05 bubbles are delicious I don't need any further steps.

  94. Asako Nagashimii says:

    She says bulba lol

  95. Ariana Salazar says:

    Thank you for this recipe! (The mango boba tasted better than any other drink I have ever tasted!)

    And might I ask on how many calories are in the mango boba?

  96. Petit Chaperon Rouge Nada says:

    When I was 12, I could play "Papa's Sushiria" in "Papa Louie" games. It has this bubble tea serving with Sushi.

  97. Kaopang Piyasut says:

    …I don’t like bubble tea it gives me headache….

  98. Galaxy Gacha! says:

    i actually thought that was how you make bubble tea!! LMAO!!!!

    Edit: at the start! XD

  99. osha rait says:

    Great recipes! But can you please not promote using plastic cups and straws! Reusable glass and straws please.

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