Taro Bubble Tea Smoothie Recipe | Made with Real Taro
Do you love Taro Bubble Tea? My smoothie recipe uses real Taro root vs. artificial taro powder. While I like the flavor of taro powder, it's nice to have REAL taro every now and then. Luckily this bubble tea flavor is really easy to make.
Look for fresh Taro root at your local Asian supermarket's produce section. It will likely be about the size of a football unless they cut them into smaller pieces. Sometimes stores will sell the taro root pre-peeled and vacuum sealed, so do keep an eye out for the packaging. Other alternatives are to look in the frozen section. Sometimes they will sell cooked frozen taro cubes.
Tip: You can cook a big batch of Taro cubes and store them in the refrigerator for a few days, or you can freeze them in a plastic bag/container. If you have leftovers, Taro cubes also taste good in my Taiwanese Style Hot Pot recipe. : )
Cook the Taro Root for about 10 minutes or until done (soft).
Let the cooked Taro cool completely. If you don't want to wait, place them in a bath of ice water for 10 min. until chilled/cooled before blending.
Note: I'm using a Vitamix personal sized blender in this video. Some advice on blenders: After owning both a Blendtec and NutriBullet, I can say the Vitamix is my favorite to use because it blends ice the best for smoothies + it's got a small kitchen countertop footprint.