When I saw this frozen smoothie mix at the grocery store, I thought it would be a great way to add a little fruit into L’s diet on the days between grocery store trips when all of our fresh produce has been eaten, but it’s a few more days until payday.
Jamba makes a few different frozen smoothie mix flavors. The frozen smoothie mix I tried was Strawberries Wild. Included in the frozen smoothie mix are: strawberries, bananas, and yogurt. You add either one cup of apple or orange juice and blend for about 60 seconds, until smooth.
Taste – This smoothie tastes really good. It’s pretty sweet, so I don’t think it would be hard to get kids to drink it, but I wouldn’t want my daughter to drink it every day.
Texture – This smoothie has a rich, thick, creamy texture.
Add-ins – I’m almost positive I could’ve added fresh spinach to this smoothie, undetected.
Too Sweet – Like I said before, this smoothie is really sweet. If I make it again, I will use 1/2 cup water & 1/2 cup juice instead of the entire cup of juice. I’m also interested in what it would taste like if I just used water. Notice that sugar is listed in the ingredients right after water? I bet they coat the fruit in sugar water before they freeze it. In my opinion, that’s just unnecessary.
Blendability – I had to use the ice crushing mode and jiggle my blender a couple of times to get this smoothie blended all the way. Fresh produce is much easier to blend.
There were a few strawberries seeds in the finished smoothie – in my experience, young kids don’t like any type of seed in their drinks. If your child is picky about texture, you could always strain it through a cheesecloth before serving.
I would give this smoothie 4 out of 5 stars. I love the ease of this frozen smoothie mix. Open freezer. Tear pouch. Add juice. Blend. L can basically make these by herself. Just because the directions say to use one cup of juice doesn’t mean you have to. Next time I make this I will blend it with 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup juice and a cup of fresh spinach.