Matcha Boba (With Protein!)

Making boba (bubble tea) from home isn’t hard! Give it a try and make this protein-rich Matcha Boba drink instead of spending money at a shop!

matcha boba

You know boba is one of my favorite treats to get when Sam and I are out! You also know matcha is one of my favorite flavors. I’m a little obsessed actually.

That’s why making this matcha boba recipe was a no-brainer: it incorporates two of my most favorite things!

The coolest part is that contrary to the drinks you typically see in boba shops, this beverage is much lower in sugar AND has protein in it! Yay!

Yep – that’s right! A “dessert-y” drink that works with your goals and won’t make you feel bloated or like you need a nap.

My Matcha Milkshake Sculpt+Debloat protein powder is the key ingredient. I created this because I couldn’t find a matcha-flavored protein that actually tasted like matcha. It was always bitter, or nauseatingly sweet. Seriously, I tested so many formulations to get the flavor perfect.

If you like matcha, this protein powder will be your new fave.

Boba tips

Cook your boba according to the package directions for best results since most brand have slightly different instructions.

To sweeten, I chose honey, but you could use maple syrup instead. Don’t try using granular monk fruit. When heated, it crystalizes and doesn’t work well in heated beverages.

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Let’s make matcha boba!

Matcha Boba

A recipe to make matcha milk tea with boba at home, with less sugar and added protein
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: beverages
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: vegan, matcha, protein, boba, bubble tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 239kcal

*This recipe may contain affiliate links to products we use and love.



  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, then add the tapioca. Once the pearls have floated to the top (about 3-5 minutes), cover and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes, until soft and chewy. * Note: Instructions may vary depending on the type of tapioca used. Follow the instructions on the package for best results.
  • Drain, then place in a small saucepan with the honey or maple syrup, stirring over low heat for 3 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.
  • To a mini blender, add the milk, protein powder, sweetener and matcha powder (if using). Blend for 10 seconds.
  • Assemble the beverage by adding the tapioca to the bottom of a tall glass. Fill the glass halfway with ice. Pour the matcha milk mixture on top, and serve immediately with a boba straw.
  • If you’d like to add a creamy layer on top, use a frother to froth the non-dairy creamer and spoon it on top of the beverage.


Serving: 1beverage | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 3g

More yummy drinks to try

Let me know what you try first in the comments below!

Creamy Protein Ube Boba

Strawberry Layered Matcha Latte


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PS – If you want some more easy, high-protein recipes, check out my protein cookbook!

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  1. Thandeka says:

    I purchased the protein and was ready to shop for ingredients. I noticed that milk is supposed to be used in the blender, however the ingredients do not list it. How much milk should be used? Did you use almond milk when you made yours? Thank you for sharing recipes.

    1. Cassey says:

      1 cup of any non-dairy milk!

  2. Carli says:

    4 stars
    I’m confused there’s not enough liquid in the recipe?

    1. Cassey says:

      Ugh the milk wasn’t showing up on the ingredients list, but it’s fixed now!! 1 cup of any non-dairy milk ❤️