Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review: Jamba Juice Smoothies

It's no secret our family loves smoothies. They're refreshing, healthy and delicious. While Benjamin is thankfully back on the food train, we still enjoy smoothies in-between meals as fun snacks and to pack in some extra fruits and veggies when we're on-the-go. Particularly this summer, we've loved them because it's been hot and humid and they're refreshing.

We took a bike ride from our house to our local Jamba Juice in a local downtown area this past weekend. We were happy to order some cool beverages after all that heat. We tried two of their fruit and veggie smoothies, which each contain two servings of fruit and one serving of veggies. I tried the Tropical Harvest Smoothie and we ordered the Jamba Kids Berry Beet It! smoothie for Benjamin.

Clearly, it was love at first gulp. Wouldn't take a breath.

Jamba Juice is trying to create awareness about the importance of eating fruits and veggies everyday. According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, 8% of Americans achieve their daily fruit requirements and only 6% are getting enough veggies. Only 1% of adults and 2% of kids are meeting both requirements daily.

In comes the Jamba Juice Fruit & Veggie Smoothies to save the day!

Tropical Harvest Smoothie: I thought it was surprisingly tasty for a smoothie packed with mangos, peaches, passion mango juice, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and carrot. Gluten free and dairy free as well! It was a tropical mix that made me wish I were on an island somewhere. I really enjoyed the flavors and it was out of my comfort zone of berries. I drank the whole thing and enjoyed it, especially knowing I was packing in some of my daily vitamins and fruits/veggies.

Jamba Kids Berry Beet It! Smoothie: There appears to be an adult version of the same smoothie, but this size is 9.5 ounces and comes in a cute kid's cup. It's blended up with strawberries, mangos, bananas, mixed berry juice, carrots, beets, broccoli, spinach, kale, and lettuce. Also dairy and gluten free and packed with vitamins. As soon as Benjamin placed his lips on that straw, it was an immediate love connection. Ray and I tasted it as well and could see why kids love it. It had a sweet berry flavor and Benjamin clearly enjoyed it.
Nutrition facts in a book at our local Jamba Juice.
We noticed there was a kid combo menu as well, or kid smoothies can be purchased separately at under $3.

For more information about Jamba Juice, see their website for complete nutritional information and locations. Or check out their Facebook page for even more.

I was given this opportunity as part of {Green} Moms Meet. Moms Meet is an online resource for moms that encourages healthy and green parenting/living. As an added bonus, I sometimes get to share healthy, green products with friends at playdates and report back on our likes/dislikes.

Disclaimer: I received this product free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet Program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.


Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I love me some Jamba Juice. It used to be called Zuka Juice in Tucson where I grew up and then either changed to or got bought out by Jamba, but for some reason I still always want to call it Zuka Juice.

LauraJane said... [Reply to comment]

That first photo of Benjamin devouring the smoothie is TOOO FRIGGIN CUTE! Such a handsome little man. So glad he's betrothed! ha!

And I like your overalls too B man!

I love Jamba Juice! Yum!

Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Love jamba and glad they're doing more veggies!
You look hot!! As in smoking hot, not dripping hot! :)

JoyAndSorrow said... [Reply to comment]

You guys are so cute with your smoothies.