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Dragonfruit Bubble Tea Smoothie // JustineCelina.com

DRAGON FRUIT BUBBLE TEA SMOOTHIE

When I was at the Asian market last week, I was in awe of the bubble tea selection. There must have been over 50 varieties on the menu! Taiwanese bubble tea is something I love as a treat occasionally, but I know it’s full of less than desirable ingredients and tons of processed sugar. So I decided to create a bubble tea inspired smoothie at home with the beautiful dragon fruit I picked up at the market! My Dragon Fruit Bubble Tea Smoothie is full of healthy, nourishing ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants. I like to enjoy it post-workout because it’s also loaded with clean, plant-based protein. A delicious chia seed pudding base mimics the texture of the black tapioca pearls usually seen in bubble tea, while a spring-inspired combination of dragon fruit, banana, mango, strawberry and creamy Vanilla Almond Breeze gives the smoothie its natural sweetness and soft pink hue. If you’re in the mood for something exotic, try my healthy spin on bubble tea!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Justine

Ingredients

CHIA SEED PUDDING

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 - 3 tbsp pure maple syrup

DRAGON FRUIT BUBBLE TEA SMOOTHIE

  • Flesh from half a dragon fruit
  • 1/2 cup frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze

Instructions

  1. Prepare your Chia Seed Pudding by adding chia seeds, salt and vanilla extract to the Vanilla Almond Breeze. If you'd like the pudding to be sweet, add maple syrup to taste. Personally I like the pudding without any additional sweetener because the smoothie itself is naturally sweet, but you do you! Whisk vigorously to combine all ingredients. Allow the mixture to set for about 15 minutes to form a pudding.
  2. In the meantime add dragon fruit, banana, mango, strawberries, vanilla protein powder and Vanilla Almond Breeze to your Vitamix (or similar) and blend until smooth.
  3. Once the Chia Seed Pudding has formed, spoon it into the bottom of your glass. Then, pour the Dragon Fruit Bubble Tea Smoothie over top.
  4. Garnish with a fun straw, slice of dragon fruit or strawberry and enjoy! You can also enjoy this smoothie in a bowl with a spoon if you prefer.