Jamba Juice Orange C-Booster CopyCat

Jamba Juice Orange C-Booster CopyCat

Jamba Juice lovers… holla!  I didn’t realize so many people crave Jamba Juice like I do until my healthy copycat recipes started blowing up! Do you know what my Mango-A-Go-Go, Peanut Butter Moo’d, Razzmatazz, and Caribbean Passion have in common?  They are 4 ingredients or less, dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and scrumptious-FULL!  Let’s keep this party going by introducing Jamba Juice Orange C-Booster! Okay, I’ll try to chill out on using so many exclamation points…. really, I’ll do my best. When I’m under the weather, my mind immediately turns towards a soothing Jamba Juice Orange C-Booster.  It’s overflowing with vitamin C and nothing feels better on a sore throat than a cold smoothie. I had the flu (yes, the real flu) a couple months ago and it knocked. me. out. I was in bed for a week and my body felt on fire.  The body aches were the worst part!  I’ll stop complaining… there’s a reason nurses make the worst patients.  Since being sick is a form of torture, I of course needed Jamba to comfort me.  Thanks to my sweet honey, Orange C-Booster made an appearance.  It almost makes being sick worth it. Almost. Like my other Jamba Juice copycats, there are only 4 ingredients: orange juice, peaches, pineapple, and banana.  The original recipe calls for orange sherbet which contains added sugar and dairy.  A frozen banana quickly replaces the sherbet and its creamy texture tastes like vanilla ice cream.  Don’t believe me?  Try my 3 ingredient blender ice cream.    Freezing bananas is really simple.  Wait until your bananas are the perfect yellow (not green and not brown).  Peel your bananas (up to 6), place in ziplock gallon...
Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie Copycat

Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie Copycat

Just thinking of combining rich chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and smooth bananas makes my mouth water.  Well, why settle for dreaming when I could create my own version of Peanut Butter Moo’d with only three ingredients.     To create the tastiest and healthiest version of this smoothie, here are my recommendations.  Remember how I mentioned in my Caribbean Passion recipe how most of us have dairy sensitivities and don’t even realize it?  Well, the original Jamba recipe calls for frozen yogurt and chocolate milk.  Frozen bananas are a creamy, sweet substitute for frozen yogurt and chocolate almond or coconut milk are a velvety, calcium-rich substitute for dairy milk.  You will not taste any difference, but your insides will thank you for making these small changes.   Also, choose a natural peanut butter like Adam’s Peanut Butter.  It has one ingredient: peanuts.  Other PB have additional oil, sugar, salt, and even sometimes molasses.  Your peanut butter doesn’t need anything more than good ol’ peanuts.  Read those ingredients!       This is my forth Jamba makeover and am loving how simple I’ve been able to re-create some of my favorites.  Mango-A-Go-Go, Razzmatazz, and Caribbean Passion have already been mastered with 4 ingredients.  I didn’t think I could make it any easier until this peanut butter chocolate smoothie.  Hmmm… which smoothie should I recreate next?   PrintJamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo'd Smoothie Copycat Ingredients2 cups chocolate or dark chocolate almond or coconut milk 1/4 cup natural peanut butter 2 frozen bananasInstructionsIn a Vitamix blender, add ingredients in order listed. Blend on high until smooth and slushy. Enjoy!3.1http://www.nodietsallowed.com/jamba-juice-peanut-butter-mood-smoothie-copycat/   Mango-A-Go-Go Razzmatazz Caribbean...
Jamba Juice Caribbean Passion Smoothie Copycat

Jamba Juice Caribbean Passion Smoothie Copycat

Okay, I’m a little addicted to making quick, 4 ingredient Jamba Juice smoothie copycats.  Why get in my car, drive to Jamba, and spend three times as much when I can create my own at home?  Mango-A-Go-Go and Razzmatazz were a success! Now come fall in love with my strawberry and peach Caribbean Passion smoothie.   Pure orange juice with a frozen or fresh banana has been an easy, quick substitute for sherbet and frozen yogurt (which Jamba’s recipes call for).  Pureed frozen bananas taste just like  ice cream and make your smoothies super creamy.  To freeze a banana, simple peel the banana, place in a freezer zip-lock bag, and throw it in the freezer for at least a few hours.  I’ve frozen up to 6 at one time together in the same bag.  Easy, peasy.       I’m always searching for ways to decrease the amount of dairy in my recipes.  We eat too much dairy and most of us have dairy sensitivities and don’t even know it.  Did you know that 60% of people stop producing the enzyme lactase which breaks down lactose, the main sugar in milk, around age two?  Also, dairy sensitivity does not always present through digestive issues like bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.  For me, it’s migraines.  In addition to migraines, dairy can cause chronic headaches, muscle and joint pain, nasal congestion, and fatigue.  Since eliminating dairy, I haven’t had one migraine!  Hallelujah!  This creamy, tropical Caribbean Passion smoothie reminds me just how deliciously amazing healthy substitutes can make something taste.   PrintJamba Juice Caribbean Passion Smoothie Copycat Ingredients2 cups natural orange juice 1 cup fresh...
Jamba Juice Razzmatazz Smoothie Copycat

Jamba Juice Razzmatazz Smoothie Copycat

It’s been a fun challenge duplicating Jamba Juice’s refreshing smoothies with only 4 ingredients.  Have you tried my Mango-A-Go-Go recipe yet?  Well, I can’t decide which one I love more!  I loved the tropical mango flavor, but yet love the sweet taste of strawberries and raspberries in this Razzmatazz smoothie.  Who says we need to choose favorites, right?  Well, now that I bring it up, what’s your favorite Jamba smoothie?       When purchasing frozen mixed berries, choose organic.  I know, I know, it’s slightly more expensive but isn’t your health worth it?  Organic produce and frozen organic produce eliminate pesticides, chemicals, waxes, and other harmful substances.  Organic also tastes better and provides greater nutritional value.  After noticeably tasting the difference, I choose organic fruits and vegetables when I can.   I know I just mentioned this in my Mango-A-Go-Go recipe.  However, I really cannot go a day without my Vitamix.  If you’re going to have awesome smoothies, a quality blender is the ‘must’ of all ‘musts’.  Read here why I decided to buy a Vitamix.  I’ve heard good things about BlendTec and Ninja, but I will always be faithful to Vitamix.     When picking orange juice, read the ingredients!  Many have added sugar or preservatives.  The closest to freshly squeezed orange juice is Simply Orange.  It’s not-from-concentrate and you can taste the quality in comparison to others.  I’m an avid water drinker, but when needed for recipes I only purchase Simply Orange juice.  Once again, a little more expensive but totally worth it. Enjoy your homemade Jamba, my friends!   PrintJamba Juice Razzmatazz Smoothie Copycat Ingredients2 cups 100% natural orange...
Jamba Juice Mango-A-Go-Go Smoothie Copycat

Jamba Juice Mango-A-Go-Go Smoothie Copycat

The weather is warming up (YAY!) and that means it time to whip out some more satisfying smoothie recipes.  How about some Jamba Juice classic smoothies copycats?  Let’s begin with Mango-A-Go-Go.  Not only did I copycat it’s satisfying flavor, but I did so with only 4 ingredients.     I’m sure you’ve noticed how Jamba Juice has an assembly line of high quality blenders, right?  Well, read here why I decided to buy a Vitamix and now can’t go one day without it.  Others have had great success with a BlendTec or a Ninja, but I will always be a Vitamix girl.  Whichever way you chose, it’s worth the investment!  How else are you going to make this smooth and slushy mango smoothie?       When picking orange juice, read the ingredients!  Many have added sugar or preservatives.  The closest to freshly squeezed orange juice is Simply Orange.  It’s not-from-concentrate and you can taste the quality in comparison to others.  I’m an avid water drinker, but when needed for recipes I only purchase Simply Orange juice.     PrintJamba Juice Mango-A-Go-Go Copycat Ingredients2 cups natural orange juice (or you can do 2 cups water and 1 orange peeled) 1 cup fresh pineapple 1 frozen banana 2 cups organic frozen mango chunksInstructionsIn a Vitamix blender, add ingredients in order listed. Blend on high until smooth and slushy. Enjoy!3.1http://www.nodietsallowed.com/jamba-juice-mango-go-go-smoothie-copycat/   More Jamba Juice copycats are coming your way!  What are your favorite Jamba Juice smoothies?  ...
Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

I LOVE this time of year!  It’s right before Halloween, the leaves are turning colors and beginning to fall, the weather is cool and tepid and ALL the holidays are still ahead of us.  Halloween starts off the holidays and starts to stir up my excitement for all the fun family events coming up.  It always goes by way too fast.   I love creating recipes that emphasizes this time of year AND of course, pumpkin puree needs to be involved!  I’ve loved the comfort of my pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins, but I wanted something creamy and rich.  I’m a smoothie-aholic and wanted a Pumpkin Smoothie!  You don’t need to add much pumpkin puree to get the soft, velvety texture in this Pumpkin Smoothie.  The little punch of cinnamon is pretty yummy too.     PrintPumpkin Smoothie Ingredients1 cup vanilla almond or coconut milk 1 scoop whey or vegan vanilla protein powder 1 banana, peeled 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks 1/2 apple, with seeds and core 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup iceInstructionsAdd ingredients to Vitamix blender in order listed. Blend on highest option for 30 to 45 seconds until reaching the desired consistency. To make it thicker, add more ice 1/2 cup at a time or a frozen banana until desired consistency reached.3.1http://www.nodietsallowed.com/pumpkin-smoothie/   Do you need pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin?  Oooh, you’ll love these!   Pumpkin Muffins     Pumpkin Bread...

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