Jan 18, 2011

Review: Jamba Juice - Probiotic Fruit and Yogurt Blends

Strawberry Alive
So I tried all three Jamba Juices's new Probiotic Fruit and Yogurt Blends which come in three flavors: Vibrant Blueberry, Strawberry Alive, and Thrivin' Mango. They normally cost $3.45 for 12-ounces but I got these for $1 each since Jamba has a coupon out that's good until the 19th.

Each features their respective fruit blended with nonfat yogurt, soymilk, and Jamba's specially formulated Probiotic Boost.

Each flavor has the requisite flavor of their respective fruit but muted and with very little of the tartness you'd expect from each fruit. Eating just the fruit itself would bring more satisfaction.
Thrivin' Mango
There's some yogurt flavor but the Blends didn't have that telltale yogurt tang. The resultant cup is easier to drink with a straw than the typical Jamba smoothie. Each drink was just sweet enough but the combination of yogurt and soymilk covered up too much of the fruit flavor leading to a mundane blandness.

The blandness was further highlighted by a sweet lassi I recently had from an Indian joint that was so much more flavorful and satisfying. It was like drinking a thicker, creamier Yakult if you've ever had one of those.
Vibrant Blueberry
Jamba's 12-ounce size comes in a curious choice of a squat cup with a wide brim and a normal-length straw that only accentuates its squatness.

Overall, Jamba's Probiotic Fruit and Yogurt Blends were very "meh" but I did feel healthier drinking it which I guess counts for something. Still, I'd rather just have a normal Jamba smoothie any day.

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Nutritional Info - Jamba Juice Vibrant Blueberry Probiotic Smoothie (16 oz)
Calories - 230 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 38g)
Protein - 10g

Nutritional Info - Jamba Juice Strawberry Alive Probiotic Smoothie (16 oz)
Calories - 250 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 50g (Sugar - 42g)
Protein - 11g

Nutritional Info - Jamba Juice Thrivin' Mango Probiotic Smoothie (16 oz)
Calories - 240 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 120mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 43g)
Protein - 8g


  1. Nice shadow in the first picture

  2. I call it "the sun is too bright."

  3. thanks.  this was very helpful


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