Are YOU getting enough fruits and vegetables each day? If you’re my daughter, the answer is definitely yes. But, if you’re my son, the answer is probably no. Since he only eats a few fruits and veggies in their raw state, we have to sneak nutrition into his meals just to get him to eat them.
Thank goodness I found out the kid looooooves smoothies. And, not just the fake fruit smoothies you can get at most restaurants, he likes the good stuff, like Jamba Juice. We recently headed to our local Jamba Juice with a $10 gift card from Moms Meet to try out the kid’s smoothies, and both kids were very excited.
Having not been into a full size Jamba Juice store for a while now since we typically visit it at the mall, I was surprised by the fact that they had food as well as smoothies. Since we hadn’t eaten since breakfast and our next stop was the grocery store for something to snack on until I could make an early dinner, I ended up getting a pretzel with cheese Jamba Kids Meal and the two kids split it along with a Jamba Juice Fruit & Veggie smoothie.
Each of the Jamba Juice Fruit & Veggie Smoothies has two servings of fruits and one serving of veggies, and many are dairy free and gluten free, which I love. With vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants packed into these little smoothies and with no added sugar, it’s a treat you can actually feel good about.
The hard part was deciding which Fruit & Veggie Smoothie to go with, but in the end they agreed that the Jamba Kids Berry Beet It! Smoothie, which has strawberries, mangoes, bananas, and mixed berry juice with carrots, beets, broccoli, spinach, kale, and lettuce was the best bet. And, I think they chose well because they both loved it.
But, here’s really funny part: The only ingredient we had to make sure NOT to list out loud of all of the fruit and veggies was the LETTUCE. Yep, my boy hates lettuce. Any lettuce: lettuce we grow, lettuce on sandwiches, lettuce wraps, lettuce in salads, lettuce that sneaks into other dishes, and especially plain lettuce.
Hubby and I split the Tropical Harvest Smoothie with mangoes, peaches, and passion mango juice with butternut squash, sweet potato, and carrot, which was the perfect afternoon sweet treat on a hot day. At 230 calories and with us splitting it, it was also a good snack size since dinner was an hour or two away and we still had to walk home in the afternoon sun.
If you’re out and about and need a pick-me-up or you are searching for a healthy lunch option with or without kids, you should definitely stop by Jamba Juice. With fruit and veggie smoothies, coffee and tea, breakfast and lunch options as well as snacks, juice and more, there’s a little something for everyone at Jamba Juice, and something you can feel good “splurging” on.