Have you tried a Bubble Tea?
I've seen these stores popping up around town and wanted to give it a try. Apparently these are very popular in Asia and franchises are now making their way to the US.
It’s a concoction of milk, ice, flavor and these big marble sized Tapioca balls.
The Tapioca 'pearls' are black, but can sometimes be found to be white or transparent. Depending on the ingredients of the pearl, the color varies. I've been told that the white and translucent pearls are made of caramel, starch and chamomile root extract. The black pearl includes sweet potato, cassava root and brown sugar, which add the black color.
The consistency of tapioca pearls are somewhere between jell-o and chewing gum, almost like a gummy bear. They are the size of a marble. You drink them through big straws, a little larger than your pinky finger. As you drink through the straw, you get one or two “bubbles” with each sip. Slightly weird, shocking at first, but not bad.
I tried Mango but they had a huge list of different flavors.
The other thing going on is I’m starting my 10k steps a day –4 week challenge today.
I’ve been wearing a pedometer each day, tracking the number of steps I take.
Some days it’s not too bad (between 6-7K a day), others its frighteningly low (between 4-5k a day).
Its really an eye opener to track your steps and kind of fun to see that little changes that do add lots of extra steps to your day.My average steps per day is between 4-6K so my goal by the end of this week will be to get between 7500-9000 steps daily by the end of the week