Pear Smoothie with Tapioca

This morning bowl is a combination of pear smoothie with ginger, tapioca pearls in coconut milk, fresh pears and pumpkin seed oil.

Use Your Noodles - Pear Smoothie With Tapioca

I remember the first time I tried tapioca. It was in a Chinese restaurant. They served chilled coconut milk with tiny jelly pearls in the bottom. Everyone else was disgusted by this, but I was in heaven. For a long time I didn’t know what that was. Then, one day, I found a bag of tapioca in our shopping mall, still not knowing what that was. It looked interesting, so I bought it and at home I googled tapioca. Well, that was a revelation. It was the same jelly thing I tried in the Chinese restaurant. Imagine me glowing like a Christmas tree over a bag of tiny bubbles.

And the good thing about tapioca is, you can do it in a lot of different ways. In this recipe, I cook tapioca in a small amount of coconut milk, so I get a quite sticky but very sweet pudding. I’m serving it on the side of a pear smoothie with coconut milk and ginger. Its freshness and spiciness goes woderfully with the sweetness of the tapioca pudding.

Pear Smoothie With Tapioca
Pear Smoothie With Tapioca
Pear Smoothie With Tapioca

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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4



  • 12 small pears
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla seeds
  • 4 tsp grated ginger


  • 6 TBSP tapioca pearls
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 small pears
  • 2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp crushed flax seeds
  • 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seed oil


  1. Boil the coconut milk on medium heat, add tapioca pearls, and continue cooking and stirring on medium heat for 15 minutes or until the pearls become translucent.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for the pear smoothie in a blender. Add ginger gradually, so the smoothie won’t be too spicy and blend it. When it is done put it in the serving bowl.
  3. Cut the 4 pears for topping in 1/2 cm slices.
  4. When tapioca pudding is cooked, place it over the smoothie, add slices of pear and sprinkle with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, coconut flour, and pumpkin seed oil.
Use Your Noodles - Pear Smoothie With Tapioca

5 replies
  1. Kellie
    Kellie says:

    With all our allergies, this is something we can try. We use tapioca flour as part of our blended gluten free flour. And we love the taste.
    Thanks for playing the Pinterest Game

      • Kellie
        Kellie says:

        My main flour is a premix called Grandpas Kitchen. You can find it online. I have use America Test Kitchen flour as well, but I have to mix that. Both have tapioca flour included in the mix.

  2. Charlotte
    Charlotte says:

    This looks so delicious! I have never tried tapioca, let alone adding it to a smoothie so this looks like a fun new recipe to try. Thanks so much for entering The Pinterest Game – Good Luck – Charlotte (Co-host)

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