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!
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.
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.
Let’s make matcha boba!
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- 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.
More yummy drinks to try
Let me know what you try first in the comments below!
PS – If you want some more easy, high-protein recipes, check out my protein cookbook!