Whether you’re looking for an energy boost or just a spectacular smoothie, Jamba Juice is a great choice. From hot drinks to super vitamin-packed smoothies, this restaurant offers some nutritious drinks and snacks. With Jamba Juice, nutrition doesn’t have to be boring. When it’s time to make a choice, though, it could leave you feeling like your head is spinning along with the juice! Here is some information to help you decide which of their drinks are lower in calories and sugar, while still packing a nutritional punch.
Organic Hot Blends and Other Hot Drinks
Jamba Juice isn’t just about the juice. Hot drinks are available in a variety of flavors. All of the hot drinks can be blended with your choice of soy milk, 2% milk, or fat free milk. Choose from organic hot chocolate, green tea lattes, chocolate chai tea lattes, and original spiced chai tea lattes. You can also pick your favorite organic hot tea.
If your goal to find a hot drink with the best nutritional profile, any of the organic hot teas are a perfect choice. With no sugar or dairy additions, this is truly a no calorie-worries drink. Still, if you’re looking for something a little more substantial, choose a 12 oz. spiced chai tea latte with soy milk. Of all the Organic Hot Blends, this one is your best bet with only 16 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat.
Juices, Smoothies and Shots
All fruit juices and smoothies are definitely yummy, but these kinds of drinks can be a bit deceiving. Loaded with a variety of fruits and fruit juices, you’ll load up on antioxidants and vitamins for sure, but what about sugar? Unfortunately Jamba Juice smoothies are loaded with sugar, some with as much as 77 grams in a 16 oz. smoothie, and nearly 100 grams of sugar in the original size!
What is your best bet when choosing a Jamba Juice smoothie, juice, or shot? The shots have the least sugar, some flavors with only 12 grams, but this is only a 4 oz. serving. The 16 oz. “Berry Fulfilling” Jamba Light Smoothie has 24 grams of sugar and only 150 calories. Be aware that the Jamba Light drinks contain Splenda.
If you’d rather forgo the artificial sweetener, there is an all fruit selection of smoothies. The 16 oz. Strawberry Whirl contains 4 grams of fiber and 90% RDA of vitamin C. The downside is that it also has 46 grams of sugar. At 220 calories, it’s one of the better smoothies you can choose, along with the Mega Mango All Fruit Smoothie. This one has 230% RDA of vitamin C, but it also has 50 grams of sugar in the 16 oz. size. The Iced Tea Fruit Infusions are not a bad choice either. Choose between prickly pear, pomegranate, and passion fruit, with an average of 35 grams of sugar and 100% RDA of vitamin C per 16 oz., 160 calorie serving. These nutritional values don’t include any toppers or boosts, which add extra fat, calories, and sugar.
Jamba Juice offers some amazing combinations in hot and cold blended drinks and smoothies, and now hopefully you can make an informed decision next time you visit a Jamba Juice. Nutrition and taste doesn’t have to be compromised anymore!
Jamba Juice.com: Official Jamba Juice Website: Includes Nutritional Facts and Menu. https://www.jambajuice.com/
Jamba Juice nutrition information. Nutritiondata.com. https://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-058000000000000000000.html