Banana Berry Smoothies {Jamba Juice Copycat}

03.25.2013

jamba juice banana berry copycat

Give me a fruit smoothie any time of day and I will most gladly accept. I love an ice cold smoothie, loaded with fruit and packed with nutrition. It’s obvious isn’t it – the best way to get your daily intake of vitamins? A berry smoothie of course =). I used stop by Jamba Juice to buy one of their delicious smoothies, especially during those hot summer months. My most frequently purchased menu item is their Banana Berry Smoothie. I love it! I’ve tried many of their other smoothies but I always end up returning to the banana berry. I love how it’s a bit sweeter than some of the other more tart options and I also favor the combination of bananas and blueberries in smoothies. Rather than going there to get smoothies I just started making them at home, it’s more convenient and cheaper too. When I’m sick I still request a Jamba from my husband though =).

If you want to make this healthier (say for breakfast) you can replace the frozen yogurt and sherbet with some raspberry Greek yogurt which has been frozen, it won’t be the quite the same as Jamba’s version but still very delicious. Also, if you don’t want to purchase both raspberry sherbet and frozen yogurt I’d probably go with the raspberry sherbet and maybe add in some vanilla yogurt if you have it on hand. Enjoy!
banana berry smoothie {like Jamba}

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Banana Berry Smoothies {Jamba Juice Copycat}

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 3 Servings

Banana Berry Smoothies {Jamba Juice Copycat}

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/4 cups raspberry sherbet
  • 3/4 cup fat free frozen yogurt
  • 1 cup berry blend juice, plus 1/4 cup more as needed*
  • 8 ice cubes

Directions

  • Add bananas, blueberries, raspberry sherbet, frozen yogurt and berry blend juice to a blender, cover with lid and blend until well blended. Add ice and blend until ice is fully processed and ice pieces no longer remain. Serve immediately.
  • *I just used reconstituted Old Orchard Berry Blend frozen concentrate (found by the frozen orange juice). Just be sure to get something that has 100% juice and contains preferably both apple and strawberry juice. You can add 1/4 cup more juice if it is hard for your blender to chop and blend together without the additional liquid.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy, inspired by Jamba Juice
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/03/banana-berry-smoothies-jamba-juice-copycat/

10 comments

  • Julie @ Table for Two: This is my absolute favorite at Jamba Juice!! We don’t have it here so I’m thrilled that you have this recipe so I can make some at home whenever!! :) March 25, 2013 at 6:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you do get a chance to make these Julie =)! March 26, 2013 at 9:10am Reply

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture: I loooove smoothies! Never had any from Jamba Juice but I can’t wait to try these! March 25, 2013 at 8:10pm Reply

  • Kristen: I’m only using my immersion blender so I can’t use ice. So I use frozen fruits and mixing in the milk or yogurt. Sometime I add honey for a little bit of sweetness. Yum-o! March 26, 2013 at 12:15am Reply

  • Nicole: Any chance you could start giving us the nutritional info on your recipes? It would really be beneficial for those of us who try to count calories and yet still love yummy food! March 26, 2013 at 8:41am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It would be nice but I just don’t really have the time nor patients to do it with every recipe =), I always recommend to people that they try outhttp://www.myfitnesspal.com/nutrition-facts-calories/calorie-count-recipe or a similar site. Hope that helps! March 28, 2013 at 9:57pm Reply

  • Curry and Comfort: Looks yummy and refreshing. :) March 26, 2013 at 2:10pm Reply

  • Mikayla: Mmm. Sounds so good, any chance I could put in frozen orange juiced and frozen orange juice? April 7, 2013 at 2:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Do you mean use orange juice in place of the berry juice? I think orange juice would definitely be a good alternative. April 14, 2013 at 11:00pm Reply

  • sheila: I USE FROZEN BANANAS (VERY RIPE THAT NONE WANTS TO EAT)AND BERRIES. WORKS WELL. July 21, 2014 at 8:51am Reply

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