This Copy Cat Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild Smoothie recipe takes me back to dating my husband.
My husband used to call me from payphones.
He was in California and I was in Utah.
We’d each get a Jamba Juice Strawberry Smoothie, and he’d call from the payphone that overlooked the Pacific Ocean in the Bay Area around Santa Cruz and I’d be home.
He’d share the sunset with me.
Describing the flares of color and painting the picture for me.
This Jamba Juice Strawberry Wild Smoothie takes me back to those moments.
When life was simpler.
When we made time to stop and watch the sunset and didn’t let anything–including distance, keep us from sharing it together.
This recipe is close to the original.
It’s easy to make and is a delicious treat on the go, and best when shared!
Its freshness will remind you why you are a Jamba Juice Junkie; making it at home is budget-friendly and I promise this one is so close in taste to the original that you won’t need Jamba Juice to get your fix.
My kiddos love this smoothie for breakfast and it’s one of their favorites as an after school snack. We love that it is easy and quick to make.
Keep life simple and make time for Jamba Juice.
For this recipe, I use frozen strawberries, however, you can use fresh strawberries that have been frozen.
We have a lot of roadside stands and when it’s the strawberry season, we’ll buy a bunch and then wash and slice them, bag them in freezer bags and freeze them.
Did you know?
The very first garden strawberry was grown in Brittany, France, during the late 18th century.
Roman literature in reference to the strawberry’s medicinal use.
There are so many health benefits in the strawberry.
They are a bona fide superfood.
Rich in nutrients, packed with antioxidants, and more.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C–just one cup of strawberries will give you your daily Vitamin C.
The antioxidants in strawberries prevent cataracts, that icky, cloudy film that covers the colored part of your eye.
Strawberries might be the anti-aging magic we all seek.
All that vitamin c creates collagen, which is what helps keep our skin’s elasticity and resilience.
The heart-shape of a strawberry might be Mother Nature’s way of sharing a secret.
Strawberries are good for your heart.
Researchers at the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center in Toronto studied the benefits of strawberries on a cholesterol-lowering diet and concluded that adding them to the diet reduced oxidative damage, as well as blood lipids — both of which play a role in heart disease and diabetes.
Because I know my kiddos love this copy cat smoothie recipe, I’ll bag a few 1 cup bags so they can just grab and go.
If I have bananas getting ripe, I’ll open the bag of strawberries and add banana slices to it and place back in the freezer.
Strawberries also help reduce inflammation.
A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that women who eat 16 or more strawberries per week are 14 percent less likely to have elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) — an indication of inflammation in the body.
Then the bag just can be taken out and the ingredients put into the blender for even quicker preparation.
If you’re looking to reduce the calories, without sacrificing the flavor, instead of using a high-calorie frozen yogurt, try using a nonfat vanilla greek yogurt or even regular non-greek plain or vanilla yogurt.
I find it best to add the liquid to the blender before adding the fruit.
This seems to make it a quicker process with a more smoothly blended texture.
The original Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild calls for simple ingredients: Apple Strawberry Juice Blend, Fat-Free Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, Strawberries, and Bananas.
It’s those same simple ingredients right here in this delicious strawberries wild copy cat.
It seems like forever since we’ve set foot in a Jamba Juice.
We make smoothies at home now.
We love that we save money and we control the ingredients.
Strawberries Wild Smoothie has to be what put Jamba Juice on the map.
It’s a brilliant combination of flavors that’s simple, completely satisfying and oh, so good.
I mean strawberries and bananas with frozen yogurt!
What are you waiting for?
You probably have the ingredients.
You’re just 5 ingredients away from the BEST tasting Strawberries Wild Jamba Juice copycat!
Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild Smoothie Recipe Copy Cat Ingredients:
1 cup apple juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 sliced banana
1 cup non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup ice
Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild Smoothie Recipe Copy Cat Directions:
Add all ingredients to the blender
Pour into glass
Makes 24 ounces, approximately
Making this Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild smoothie recipe at home is so easy, totally effortless and so much cheaper.
Go ahead, make yourself one and celebrate the delicousness and all the health benefits of strawberries.
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 sliced banana
- 1 cup non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
- 1 cup ice
- Add all ingredients to blender
- Blend completely.
- Pour into glass
- Makes 24 ounces, approximately
For best results, add liquids to blender.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.