Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jamba Juice Fruit & Veggie Smoothies - Jamba Kids (Review)

Last week record high temperatures hit our region without warning, it went from mid-60's to 103 overnight and it was  pure torture on us.  Of course we love the summer and all of the fun activities that come along with it, but when you step outside and instantly start to sweat, you have to find creative ways to beat the heat!

That's why the kids and I got up early one day last week to beat the heat and run errands. Our first stop was Jamba Juice to try their new fruit and veggie smoothies, and then it was off to the discount movies!

Did you know that only 1% of adults and 2% of children actually get their required amount of both fruit and veggies each day?  As a parent, I find those percentages disturbing.  Did you know that all Jamba Juice fruit and veggie smoothies contain two servings of fruit and one serving of veggies in every blended smoothie?  Delicious, satisfying, real whole fruit and vegetable juice with no added sugar!

Both of my kids love fresh fruit smoothies but typically go for the strawberry and banana versions.  This time I ordered for them, telling them that they were going to be surprised with something new!  I told them if they didn't like it they didn't have to finish them.  I knew that wasn't going to be an issue.

I ordered Jamba Kids Berry Beet It Smoothies for both kids.  It is a delicious blend of strawberries (bonus points), mangos, bananas (more bonus points), and mixed berry juice with carrots, beets, broccoli, spinach, kale and lettuce.  While my children love vegetables, if they knew what mixture they were  about to drink I'm not sure they would have tried it.  Let's be honest, it really doesn't sound too good!

Not only is the Berry Beet It Smoothie an excellent source of vitamins A, C, B6 and fiber, it is also dairy and gluten free, delicious and contains only 190 calories!  You simply can't "beet it!"

For myself, I ordered the new Tropical Harvest Smoothie.  It contains two of my favorite tropical fruits: mangos and peaches plus passion mango juice perfectly blended with juices from butternut squash, sweet potato and carrot!  I think the only thing that could have made it any better would have been to add my other favorite tropical fruit, pineapple!  However, it was perfectly sweet and absolutely delicious!

So, did the kids love their Jamba Juice fruit and veggie smoothies?  Absolutely!  Their only concern was how long it would be before they get to go back for another one!

What is your favorite kind of smoothie?

Disclaimer: I received the above product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC for the purpose of writing a review.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.  Results may vary. No monetary compensation was received.


Anonymous said...

LOVE Jumba Juice! I wish they had more locations nearby though.

Jessica said...

Yum! It's great to hear that Jamba Juice has gone healthier!! Years ago they were loaded with sugar but to hear that they are just fruit and veggies is awesome!

Liz Mays said...

I never would have thought they'd serve a drink with such healthy things in it. I don't have one near me and I'm mad now!

Sandra VanHoey said...

I've never had these but my grandson loves anything strawberry banana so I'd like to try this for him. He isn't a big fruit and veggie kid at all. We have a difficult time with both

freddie said...

I have never had a smoothie yet but they sure sound good. The Tropical Harvest Smoothie has every thing I like in it. I'm sure I would like it. Some day I am going to try and make one.