Jamba Juice is easily the most recognizable smoothie name in California, with over 70 locations in the Bay Area alone. Each smoothie/juice drink supplies 3-6 servings of fruit, and the new All Fruit Smoothies fully meet the recommended intake of 5 servings of fruit a day. Another plus is that the nutrition information for all of their menu items is voluntarily displayed in a binder at each store, available for customers to flip through as they’re waiting for their drinks.
While most of us probably have our Jamba Juice favorites (I can never resist a Caribbean Passion smoothie), it’s important to note that a single smoothie runs anywhere from 400 to 650 calories. This is decently high for an afternoon snack, which should usually be closer to 250 calories. Some solutions: choose an Enlightened Smoothie (all of which fall under 300 calories), an All Fruit Smoothie, or downsize to the 16oz smoothie. With these options, Jamba Juice seems like a healthier alternative to some of our traditional choices for an afternoon feast.