Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Berry Bubble Tea

Summer is here. Although hot tea never goes out of style at our house, it is sometimes nice to have an alternative. As you'll recall, I am trying to eat the G.O.M.B.S. way and one thing that means is that I'm adding specific certain foods to the family diet. Three of these foods are seeds, berries, and green tea. This week I developed a recipe that utilizes all three of these ingredients and is a refreshing, delicious treat!

Berry Bubble Tea

16 - 24 ounces green tea
2 - 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 packet stevia (1/2 tsp.)
1/2 cup blueberries

Place ingredients in a quart jar. Lid and shake. Then place in the fridge for several hours. It will chill and the chia seeds will soften and expand. When ready to serve, place blueberries in a pretty glass. Pour the green tea mixture over the top and fill the glass up. Stir and enjoy! 

This is a very refreshing drink! It works well with ice, if you prefer. And I've found that Jasmine green tea is exceptionally delicious! 

While we are on the subject of bubbles, I simply must share this picture of family and friends blowing bubbles at Brandon's and Sally's wedding. It's one of my favorite pictures. Everyone is so intent upon bubble blowing, aren't they!


  1. I was wondering if you had figured out hoe to make the tapioca type "bubbles" of traditional bubble tea. Your way is better...fresh berries!
    I often add sparkling flavored water to my ice teas for a bubbly treat.

  2. This is the most creative tea I've ever heard of! I will have to try it!

  3. This looks beautiful, LaDonna. Your photography is wonderful! And the tea sounds delicious!

  4. This is beautiful. Your photography is awesome. And the tea sounds delicious!

  5. Now that is a very interesting tea concoction. So what made you do the GOMBS way? I just had to look it up to see what it is all about. Is your family on board with this way of eating? My kids don't always like what I make. But my husband is fine with my vegetarian ways. I don't think we can get chia seeds here.

    I love that bubble blowing photo. Ha! You can see that everyone really is trying to get those bubbles going. How fun!

    Hope your day is great. Tammy

  6. Love bubbles in all forms. Fascinating recipe. Not sure what chia seeds are.

  7. Love the bubble blowing photo. Such concentration!!

  8. Anonymous3:46 AM

    That gorgeous photograph in blue looks so appetizing and refreshing! I am not a fan of fresh blueberries (sadly), but I love blueberry muffins. Go figure.

  9. Anonymous3:48 AM

    Blueberries! Blueberries!

    Blueberries! Blueberries!
    They bounce in my bowl,
    Blue little blueberries,
    I love each jolly blue soul.

    Blueberries! Blueberries!
    Once I see them, I can't stop.
    Into my mouth, they go plop, plop, plop.

    Blueberries! Blueberries!
    I could eat them all day.
    So sweet and so juicy, in a lip-smacking way.

    Blueberries! Blueberries!
    Glowing in a beautiful bright hue.
    I wish I could color all my pictures in blueberry blue.

    Blueberries! Blueberries!
    My mom has such a great fright,
    when she peeks in the kitchen to see such a sight...

    Blueberries! Blueberries!
    On my fingertips and nose,
    I'm covered in blueberries, from my head to my toes.

    But mom doesn't mind, she just giggles from the door,
    As one more blueberry blueberry bounces down along the floor.

    -Kathy Patalsky

  10. wow, that looks pretty. I've come across several versions of bubble tea over the last few weeks. guess I am going to have to try it...thanks for sharing yours.

    bubbles at a fun!!

    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted


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