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Healthy Sipping: 5 Facts About Jamba Juice You Should Know

With people slowly shifting towards healthier drinks nowadays, the business of Jamba juice-based outlets is growing fast. Juice centers selling fruit smoothies are a one-of-a-kind business where no effort goes in vain, and good profits are earned at the end of the day.

1. What is Jamba Juice?

A quick service restaurant and juice bar chain in the United States is Jamba Juice or even popularly known as Jamba, which is well known for its blended fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and also other food products. These products have fruit juice like orange juice, watermelon juice, and coconut milk juice blended with vanilla.

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This chain was first started as Juice Club in 1990 in San Luis Obispo, California, but slowly after gaining enough popularity, it was owned by the Focus Brand, which is an affiliate of a private equity firm. Now at present, the company has spread its tentacles across 36 states in America only, with more than 850 stores and has also spread across the globe.

2. History Behind Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice was the brainchild of a project manager in California, who worked as a supermarket manager and was also an avid cyclist. He was strongly against the quantity of post-workout snacks, as they were filled with fats all over.

Making this revolution to change the way of snacking and eating to be fit, he opened the first restaurant named Juice Club in 1990, in California. With the growing demand and also great management, Juice Club started expanding and it went over 19 locations through franchising.

With this progress, by 1995, the chain was renamed Jamba Juice, which means in Africa as “Celebration”. This made it grow in wonders and within no time it also started having rivals, one named as Zuka Juice.

3. Contents

Juices are always regarded as the healthiest format of protein intake in our body. We can have it with breakfast sandwiches, smoothie bowls, chia seeds, and also with a spring veggie egg. Needless to say, the content of the fruit juice needs to be in the perfect meter to suit the healthy part of our body.

Jamba juice menu contains a lot of fruit juice with added sugar, but you can also choose unsweetened almond milk or nonfat Greek yogurt. If you have a sweet tongue then you may eat sugar, but having a lot of sugar with the fruit smoothies makes it more bulky in sugar content as the fruits already contain a lot of sugar.

4. Is Jamba Juice Healthy?

While this is termed as a healthy choice, it also strictly depends on what kind of healthiness it means for you. If you are looking for a lot of calories added to your body or you are looking for a restricted lifestyle for the management of your health condition.

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You may take all the healthiest ingredients in the world and put all of them together, but still, it will not make the healthiest drink for you if you have certain reservations. It is necessary for you to know your proper diet and choose your juice accordingly. Some diseases such as diabetes, and other generic diseases need certain care to preserve and here you need to know your healthy side.

In a very basic manner, Jamba juices and bowls are filled with nutritious ingredients, which are fit for your body’s needs. But sometimes, some of the menus contain different items that have a high amount of sugar, carbohydrates and calories which normal folks avoid for the healthiest choices.

5. Choices Within Jamba Juice

Although Jamba Juice is quite famous in the United States still a few people are quite concerned about its effect. Jamba Juice was started as the other juice contained a lot of fat and sugar, and this makes the process of Jamba Juice healthy. Here are a few ways of getting the details of its contradictions.

5.1 Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Pick any restaurant and it consists of a lot of dishes which can suit everyone proposing it. Likewise, not every dish in Jamba is a healthy one, but it also has some nutritious dishes that are great to pick for the health freaks.

Foods that are made up of fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt, nuts, and seeds are considered the best to choose for a healthy meal, and dishes like blended fruit beverages, peach juice blends, frozen yogurt, and veggie smoothies stand out the best. These items are high in protein and fiber, contain low sugar, and doesn’t contain high calorie which is bad for health. Here are some of the healthy juices to choose from:

5.1.1 Purely Carrot Juice

Made up of pure carrot extracts, this healthy juice becomes a perfect blend for an enormous source of vitamin A. This makes sure that this juice has some perks for your peepers. On a healthy note, having this juice can also mend the problems of eye disorders like cataracts and glaucoma, as it comes with a lot of vitamin A.

5.1.2 Veggie Vitality

With the wholesome trio of apples, carrots, and spinach, this juice becomes the most refreshing juice for your everyday life. It is also filled with potassium and a high level of manganese which add up to your healthy diet, along with a surplus amount of vitamin A.

5.1.3 Great Greens

A cool greeny mix of cucumbers, spinach, apples, and lemons, this chock-full juice is filled with the goodness of vitamin K and vitamin C. This helps nourish your health and flourishes your skin.

5.2 Juices and Smoothies

People who love drinking Jamba juice and smoothies always prefer having juice blends, which are extracted from fruits like oranges, apples, pineapples, and strawberries. Although this is the way some people love it, still there are some who don’t like to have blended ones.

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The smoothies mostly contain blends but not juices, which contradictorily contain a lot of concentrated sugar. The Jamba juice drinks and smoothies that are available with proper health concerns are vanilla coconut milk, orange juice, apple strawberry juice blend, carrot juice, and Jamba juice’s watermelon smoothies.

Not only this, but you can also customize your favorite Jamba juice or smoothie by removing sugar or juice blends or adding more veggies, nuts, or frozen fruits.

5.3 Bowls

Containing ingredients like fruit, yogurt, granola, milk, or coconut, the smoothie and oat bowls in Jamba gain a lot of rich protein-based food which is fruitful for gym freaks. Peanut butter also becomes one of the hero ingredients in the feta breakfast sandwich or in many Jamba Juice’s menus.

Although these bowls are perfect nutrient-based foods for health enthusiasts, some of these also contain a lot of sugar. You can easily find some 50 grams of sugar in the Chunky Strawberry bowl and this more sugar intake can be very harmful to health. Here are some healthy bowls for the health freaks:

5.3.1 Vanilla Blue Sky

Vanilla Blue Sky Bowl || Jamba Juice

This version of the Jamba Juice smoothies is topped with blueberries, strawberries, coconut chips and organic granola and comes in a bowl version. This contains very low carbs in comparison to other bowls and also becomes a treat for your taste buds.

5.3.2 Island Pitaya

With the main ingredient of Pitaya, which is dragon fruit, this fruity and tasty bowl is filled with the richness of mangos, bananas, pineapple and strawberries. On the topping, the shredded coconut, honey and blueberries just add the chunk to it making it more healthy and mouthwatering.

5.3.3 Acai Primo

Filled with natural ingredients like blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and soy milk, these top-notch bowls are something that a gym freak will love to eat at any time of the day. On a finishing note, it also has an override of coconut, honey, and organic granola, which makes it relatively healthy to choose from, but it gets a bit high in calories.

5.3.4 Nutrient Division in Bowls

While choosing for bowls now it becomes necessary to choose them keeping the sugar in mind. The oatmeal bowl might be too healthy outside and is also rich in protein, but the calorie, carb, and sugar content makes it too heavy for it to have as a snack or any light meal.

You can also choose to reduce your portion size by removing the high sugar content from the toppings like honey, granola, and brown sugar, and choosing the fibre-rich extras in place of that which will also help in improving the nutritional value of the bowl.

5.4 Bites

Given any point in time, it becomes necessary to choose items that are high in protein and fiber, and which can make you feel fuller and healthy for longer. Jamba also offers a variety of bites, which include bakery products, food wraps, and sandwiches filled with nut butter.

The waffles and pretzels are the one-of-a-kind baked goods that are sold by Jamba, but are pretentiously healthy and should be limited in their intake. Pairing such foods with other nutritious foods also helps make them richer in protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Here are some kinds of such:

5.4.1 Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the classic stuff one can have out there, but in Jamba’s, it becomes filled with a little more value. This organic bowl comes in a fit-to-size manner, where you can easily adjust the amount and calories you want. The exact nutritional content is also something to keep in mind so that you can choose the proper healthy side.

5.4.2 Spring Veggie Egg Bake

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Out of all the options, this is a keto-friendly diet, which is too fluffy and fun-filled. They have a very less calorie amount and also contain a very significant amount of sugar content. These are also filled with MontaAmore cheese which makes them very sous vide bites.

5.5 Juice Shot

In this GenZ era, experimenting with things has got a new tag and folks have also started experimenting with the shots. Shots that were presumably well-known alcoholic drinks have now been transformed by Jamba with the addition of Jamba Juice in it.

These juice shots are also famous with the name, Wellness shots, which normally contain an ounce of blended cold-pressed juice, which gives you a healthy boost. The formulations for the shots vary from juice to juice, but every one of them contains specific health benefits with the input of ginger, honey, lemon and turmeric.

5.5.1 Wheat Grass Shot

Filled with antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, wheatgrass is a superfood that gives a sudden boost to your energy level and also helps out with tummy troubles such as ulcerative colitis.

5.5.2 Ginger Lemon Cayenne Shot

A slightly spicy and super flavorful shot which is a great way to stave off an afternoon slump is this ginger lemon shot. The hero ingredients of this such as ginger contain a lot of antioxidant properties, and the cayenne pepper also boosts the metabolism.

6. Conclusion 

Food allergy is a very sensitive matter to deal with, and a lot of people have allergies to different types of foods. So, it is necessary to know your kind of allergy before ordering from Jamba. If you have any certain allergies, then letting the Jamba employees is necessary. This will allow them to take certain precautions to ensure your order misses out knowingly all the items that are allergic to you, or they can even escape by using certain preservatives.

So to avoid such kind of misfortunes, you should always check the ingredients list carefully before ordering. Ingredients such as eggs, milk, soy protein, peanut butter, nuts, wheat, or any dairy products are quite prone to allergies. Hence it becomes necessary to choose your items carefully.

If before ordering you do not let the employees know about your reservations, then the ingredients may not be omitted which may cause you an allergy. So, specify your choice beforehand so that things do not become harsh later and you have a healthy and entertaining time there.

Deveedutta is a gym freak for long and he loves sweating out between the metals around. He has been there and has gained enough experience to train and answer queries related to fitness. He is a graduate and is currently pursuing his masters in law. He…

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