Smoothie Sunday: Blueberry Taro Smoothie
If any of you out there have ever had taro bubble tea, you know how magically yummy taro can be. Ever since having taro bubble tea I’ve wanted to make a taro smoothie, but had trouble finding taro I could use. Near the end of last year’s Smoothie Sunday one of our local Asian markets started supplying taro, so I decided to make it the first smoothie of the season this year. I decided to add blueberry not just for color but because we ended up with a surplus of blueberries from vacationing family’s farm share. The blueberry and taro went together really well. And now I really want to experiment with more taro dishes.
Blueberry Taro Smoothie:
- 1 small taro**
- 1 cup blueberries
- ¾ cup milk
- 5-6 ice cubes
- Honey and/or sugar to taste
- Pinch of salt
Peel and dice the taro into manageable chunks. Place in blender with the first 4 ingredients. Blend until smooth. Taste and add sweetener and salt as needed. Pulse to combine. If too thick add additional milk. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
**Taro has to be cooked before eating. The night before or at least a couple of hours before, boil your taro for at least 15 minutes. Put in the fridge to cool.