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How To Make Boba Milk Tea

Boba milk tea or also known as pearl milk tea originated from Taiwan. It consists of tea, milk, and chewy tapioca pearls. This can be served either hot or cold, but it gained more popularity with its cold serving.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup black tapioca pearl (sago)
• 6-7 cups water (for cooking sago)
• 2 bags black tea
• 2 cups hot water (for black tea)
• 1/2 cup fresh milk (for each serving cup)
• 4 tbsp sugar (for each serving cup)
• ice cubes

Instructions:

Put 2 bags of black tea in a cup.
Add hot water.
Leave for 3-5 minutes.
Remove the bags.
Let it cool and set aside.

Set a pot and boil 6-7 cups of water over medium heat.
Add 1 cup of black tapioca pearl.
Stir constantly to prevent the pearls from sticking together.
If needed, add water and cook it until tapioca becomes translucent.
Drain tapioca pearls.
Wash over cold or tap water.
Set aside.

Dissolve 2 tbsp of sugar in water.
Put cooked tapioca pearls.
Stir well to prevent the pearls from sticking together.
Remove the water.
Set the pearls aside.

In 2 disposable cups or tall drinking glasses, first put black tapioca pearls soaked in the sugar mixture earlier.
Add 4 tbsp sugar on each cup or glass.
Pour 1 cup black tea from earlier for each cup or glass.
Pour 1/2 cup of fresh milk for each.
Add ice cubes.
Stir well.
Insert a big straw.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can use honey as an alternative for sugar.

How To Make Boba Milk Tea
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The Best Fresh Cucumber Water Recipe (Agua Fresca de Pepino)

There are health benefits when you drink fresh cucumber water. It delivers antioxidants, which help in preventing and delaying cell damage from stress. It also helps you to lose weight because it lessens calories as a replacement for sports drinks and sweet sodas. Cucumber water is a very quick and easy juice to prepare. It only takes less than 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

• 2-4 cucumbers
• 7-10 cups water
• 2-4 key limes or your choice of citrus
• 6-7 tbsp cane sugar

Cut the ends of the cucumbers.
Cut a few slices of one cucumber if you want to decorate the juice later.
Peel off the rest of the cucumbers.
Slice into small pieces.
Set aside.

Instructions:

Set a blender.
Add 7-10 cups water (depends on how flavorful you want it).
Add the sliced cucumbers.
Blend for 3-5 minutes (depends on how smooth you want the texture).
Drain using a strainer to remove the pulps (if you don’t want any pulps in your drink).
Set aside.

Cut a few slices of the key limes.
In a bowl, squeeze juice from the remaining key limes.
Add cane sugar.
Mix until diluted.

Prepare a jar or container for your juice.
Put ice cubes first.
Pour the key lime juice.
Add the cucumber juice.
Decorate with the sliced cucumbers and key limes earlier.
Serve and enjoy!

The Best Fresh Cucumber Water - Agua Fresca de pepino
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs_vJP0qEmY

The Real V8 Juice

V8 vegetable juice is a popular beverage sold worldwide. It is made from 8 vegetables or a combination of vegetables and fruits. Although V8 juice contains salt, vegetable cocktail, citric acid, “natural flavoring” and ascorbic acid, it is said that it does not contain artificial colors or preservatives. Unfortunately, industrial preparation and transport may compromise the nutrient value of the juice. So instead of buying this popular beverage, make your own V8 juice at home. Since you are making it fresh, you are sure that that you get all the nutrients from vegetables. Not only is this home-made V8 juice healthier, it is also more affordable.

Ingredients:

• 6 tomatoes, sliced
• 3 cups of spinach
• 1 beet with tops
• 4 carrots with tops
• 4 celery stalks
• 1 handful of parsley

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make. Serves 3 to 4.

Wash all vegetables thoroughly. A rinse with some apple cider vinegar added will assist with cleansing the veg.
Juice all the ingredients using a slow juicer.
Strain the juice through a fine strainer to remove any pulp.
Mix the juice and pour into glass jars.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can also add romaine lettuce and watercress.

The Real V8 Juice
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