Watermelon Smoothies with Boba

Watermelon Smoothies with Boba
After my girls tried these Watermelon Smoothies with Boba that I made, I’ve been saving myself from after-school trips to the local bubble tea shop- and sparing all of us from a sugar overload.  I love it when they get a good dose of vitamins but really think it’s a treat!  That’s because no one can resist a cold and juicy watermelon on a hot day, and by adding boba it just makes it so much more fun to make healthy choices this summer.  The key is finding a sweet watermelon,
premium tapioca pearls for the bubbles, and most important, the boba straws!

I recommend Bolle tapioca pearls because they have the least ingredients in them- and they’re most recognizable.  Some tapioca pearls are made with ingredients that I can’t even pronounce!  This boba turns out nice and chewy, which is a great compliment to the soft and slushy watermelon.  You can add honey to sweeten the boba, but with a sweet watermelon, you may not need to.

Once you get a bag of boba, you’re stuck with it because a little goes a long way.  In that case, it may be a good idea to invite over your friends and family for a potluck BBQ so you can serve up Watermelon Smoothies with Boba to everyone!

Watch my video to see how I made the Watermelon Smoothies with Boba with my girls!

Watermelon Smoothies with Boba
Recipe type: Beverage
  • 4-5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • ½ cup uncooked tapioca pearls (linked above)
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Honey (optional)
  • Boba Straws
  1. Boil a large pot of water and add tapioca pearls. Keep on a boil on low heat for 20 minutes while stirring frequently. Remove from heat and leave covered for 25 minutes.
  2. Drain the tapioca pearls while reserving a few tablespoons of liquid to prevent sticking. You can add 1 tbsp. of honey to sweeten.
  3. In a blender, mix ice and cubed watermelon until smooth.
  4. Add a few scoops of boba to your cup and top with watermelon smoothie. Enjoy!


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