Order This, Not That: Jamba Juice

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Ice-cold smoothies are a delicious treat at this quick-serve joint. But not all beverages are created equal.

The Menu
Over the years, Jamba Juice has expanded its menu to include a variety of drinks, breakfast wraps, fro-yo, baked goods and even kids’ options. With so much to choose from, it can make anyone’s head spin. But here’s how to give this blender bar a whirl.

ORDER:
Always opt for the small size to help keep calories and sugar at bay. The lowest calorie smoothies include:

Peach Perfection (16 ounces): 210 calories, 42 grams sugar
Berry UpBEET (16 ounces): 230 calories, 38 grams sugar
Strawberry Whirl (16 ounces): 220 calories, 46 grams sugar
Orange Carrot Karma (16 ounces): 180 calories, 38 grams sugar

Don’t shy away from the kids’ menu. It offers 9.5 ounce smoothies, again cutting back on calories and sugar. The Strawberry Gone Bananas Smoothie has 140 calories and 30 grams of sugar while the Berry Beet It has 190 calories and 34 grams of sugar. Both make a delicious and smart snack for an adult!

Freshly squeezed juices are another reasonable option. To get in more vitamins and minerals, choose those that combine a variety of fruits and vegetables, like the Orange Berry Antioxidant Juice Blend (blueberries, raspberries, …read more