Friday Finds: Jamba Juice Smoothies

       Summer is in full swing.  That means nothing can beat a nice ice cold sweetened treat on a hot sunny day.  Since most of us are spending more time outdoors, a quite a challenging task for us with food allergies and special food requirements,  I decided to search ahead of time online for ice cream shops and frozen yogurt places which carry dairy free and healthier versions of cold treats.

       Lucky me, last month, I was contacted by the people of Moms Meet Program of May Media Group, LLC to review two products from their sponsor, Jamba Juice. Take note,  as a Mom’s Meet blogger, I have received the smoothies for free in return for posting a review of it.  All the opinions I’m posting are my own and I call everything as it is.  No special treatments.

 
         The flavor I was asked to try is Tropical Harvest which is made with mangoes, peaches, passion fruit, yellow veggies (sweet potato, carrot and butternut squash) and ice.  Aside from being refreshing delicious, I love that this smoothie does not contain added sweeteners like refined sugar and even organic syrups.  Thus saving me lots of unwanted calories.  Would you believe that a small size (Sixteen) is just 230 calories and it does taste sweet and not watery. Also, don’t let the added vegetables scare you.  All six of us (including my husband and 4 kids) tried the smoothie and none can’t tell that there are veggies at all.  When I asked them what it tasted like, they just replied mango.  In fact, both of my girls liked it more than the ones for the kids.
 
 Tropical Harvest Smoothie
 
           As for my children, each pair get to share a cup of the Jamba Kids Berry Beet It Smoothie.  This yummy treat is made with strawberries, banana, mango, mixed berry juice and even veggies most are scared to eat like beets, broccoli, kale, carrot, lettuce and spinach.  Texture wise, it was really thick and creamy. Almost like a milkshake. What surprised me the most is how the leafy greens where nicely incorporated in it.  It was really smooth and no tiny specks at all.  We do lots of smoothies at home and there are always noticeable small pieces of leaves.  Taste wise, all we can tell is banana with a hint of strawberry.
 
      
 
 
          Honestly, I have never been Jamba Juice before this review.  Why? Because I have this pre conception that most Smoothie shops are dairy based and offers only things that are yummy yet loaded with unwanted sugars.  Then there are those specialty shops that change a fortune for a cup of  healthy yet most of the time questionable when it comes to taste.
 
         I am very happy to have been selected to review Jamba Juice Fruit and Veggie Smoothie as well as the Jamba Kids Meal.  Not only was I able to find a place to take my food allergy children, I was also introduced to a establishment that cares about delicious, affordable, healthy and natural food for everyone.   As you all can see, all four of my kiddos gave both smoothies a thumbs up.  They even ask for a Jamba when we go to the mall.       
 

 
 
             Shhh….  here’s a quick tip.  Be a Jamba insider thru their Facebook page to get updates for deals and special offers.   I know you all like that. 
 
         Have a great weekend!
 
 
Roz     

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