Jamba Juice Offering Almond Milk Based Smoothies!
Jamba Juice, the popular restaurant chain specializing in smoothies/juices, is now offering almond milk-based smoothies in all of its stores nationwide!
Jamba Juice is advertised and known as a healthier option for on-the-go meals and drinks, and they offer a wide selection of both. While they have technically offered vegan options in the past, they were simply filled with fruit for the most part, and many had fruit juice, not making them ideal as a healthy option. The inclusion of dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk is just a recent development, meaning those who are vegan or lactose-intolerant can also enjoy the creamy beverages offered. The options are said to have no artificial colors, make use of the entire fruit rather than just use the fruit juice and are being advertised as nutrient-packed.
Julie S. Washington, the chief marketing and innovation officer of Jamba Juice, stated:
“We’re excited to launch our innovative line of Almond Milk Smoothies that not only provide a healthier seasonal drink alternative, but can also be enjoyed by our customers who are vegan and dairy-free. Jamba Juice’s Almond Milk Smoothies offer a delicious and nutritious way for consumers to maintain healthy habits all year long, while still delighting in the indulgent flavors of the season.”
There is a good variety so far for those interested in trying them, and hopefully as the demand increases, so will the options!
Currently, there is the ‘Peanut Butter & Berries’ option with peanut butter, berries, dates and almond milk. The second option is perfect for the fall and is the ‘Pumpkin’ smoothie, with real pumpkin, bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, and almond milk. Finally there is the ‘Matcha Green Tea’ option, with Matcha green tea, bananas, kale, dates and of course some almond milk!
The company seem to have done their research, and are offering almond milk alternatives not only as a way to bring in more customers and appeal to everyone, but also as a healthy alternative. Liz Ward, RD and Jamba Juice Healthy Living Council member, stated:
“The demand for almond milk is soaring, as it’s not only delicious tasting, but also plant-based, completely vegan, and cholesterol and lactose-free. Almond milk is also fortified with calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, and vitamin E – a potent antioxidant that helps protect cells against everyday damage. As such, Jamba Juice’s Almond Milk Smoothies are a great alternative to the high-calorie seasonal treats that often tempt us during this time of year.”
It is great news for both vegans and those who are lactose intolerant in the United States, as Jamba Juice has over 800 locations nationwide. Advertising their chain as “better-for-you” foods and beverages, it seems this new initiative is perfectly in line with that.