Chia Bubble Teas

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From the left: Apple Green Tea, Raspberry and Rose, and Strawberry, Pineapple and Coconut Chia Bubble Teas

These refreshing chia bubble teas are the perfect summer snack to cool you down while giving you a good does of nutrients and antioxidants. They are inspired by the popular Asian Bubble Tea drinks which feature different teas and syrup combinations with floating ‘bubbles’ – often sago, tapioca or aloe-vera pieces. In our version we use fruit, and chia seeds to create a similar consistency that is fresh, healthy and fun.

Choose from one of our three flavour combinations below, and don’t be afraid to mix and match the fruit. (Tip: Strawberries pieces taste great with all the recipes).

All recipes make 1-2 servings and take about 5 minutes to prepare + overnight resting. 

Strawberry, Pineapple and Coconut Chia Seed Bubble Tea 

Ingredients
Prepare the night before:

1/4 cup chia seeds
* 1 cup coconut water
* 1/2 cup filtered water
Stir all to combine. Let sit for 5-10 min the stir again. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.

*1 cup pineapple juice (I used freshly juice but store brought pure pineapple juice would also work)
*1-2 tsp maple syrup (depend how sweet your strawberries and pineapple are)
*1 tsp vanilla essence
*1/2 cup fresh finely chopped strawberries

Method
1. Juice the pineapple if using fresh, and chop the strawberries.
2. Combine all ingredients in a jug and stir until incorporated.
3. Pour into 1-2 classes and enjoy immediately, or store in the refrigerator for later 🙂

Raspberry, Rose and Vanilla Chia Seed Bubble Tea 

Ingredients 
Prepare the night before:

* 1/4 cup chia seeds
* 1 1/2 cups almond milk
Stir all to combine. Let sit for 5-10 min the stir again. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.

* 3 tsp vanilla essence
* 1 tsp rosewater
* 1 Tablespoon (4 tsp) maple syrup
* 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Method
1. Stir the over-night mixture to break up any clumps, then add the vanilla, rosewater and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.
2. Stir through the raspberries. You can defrost them but I prefer to keep them semi-frozen as they act like ice blocks and keep the drink cool 🙂
3. Pour into 1-2 glasses and enjoy!

Tip: because of the milk used this is a more filling version of the tea and will tend to thicken up more if you leave it in the fridge. Simply add a bit more milk or water to think it out to desired consistency.

Apple Green Tea with Blueberries  Bubble Tea 

Ingredients 
Prepare the night before:
*1 cup apple juice (make your own or store brought)
*1 cup green tea, cooled
*1/4 cup chia seeds

Stir all to combine. Let sit for 5-10 min the stir again. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.

*1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Method 
1. Stir the over-night mixture to break up any clumps.
2. Add the blueberries and stir until combined.
3. Pour into 1-2 glasses and enjoy straight away or chill for later.
Notes: The first and third flavour are summery-refreshing tastes, the middle is more of a flowery dessert taste. I used black chia seeds here, if you use white you may need to add more liquid to reach a drinkable consistency.

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