Lets take a closer look at the smoothies we sip through the summer heat.
FLAVORS : Jamaba is expanding but Smoothie king has a kagillion and you can customize all you want. So if variety is what you crave, smoothie king is the way for you.
EDGE – SMOOTHIE KING
TASTE: Jamba Juice is a thicker consistency, i personally favor smoothie kings smoothie consistency. However, I always feel that JJ is healthier because I really do taste the fruits and seeds that was blended in. Smoothie king tends to be a bit sweeter, I think they put more juice in it.
CATEGORIES: Smoothie king has an extensive list divided into categories, power up, snack right, slim down, etc., but really they are all the same and confusing. YOU GOTTA READ THE INGREDIENTS. Smoothie king puts a lot of unnecessary crap into their smoothie. But now they have a “make it skinny” option which is a FAR BETTER OPTION than the original. Or you can always ask for exactly what you want. You can customize any three fruits/juice into a smoothie. Both Jamba and smoothie king equal in calories. I personally pref the all fruit smoothies from Jamba because all other jamba smoothies contain dairy base, which is a vegan no no. But if you do consume dairy and have to a pick a healthy smoothie, pick from JAMBA LIGHT menu. Although fruit smoothies sound healthy and light, it is a common misconception and many smoothies can run up to 500+ in calories. Jamba caters to vegans, dieters following non gluten, non dairy.
EDGE – JAMBA
COST: Smoothie king, small (20 oz)/ jamba 16 oz costs about the same. Be prepared to dish out at least 5 bucks.
Overall, I prefer Jamba Juice and there are more jamba locations available.
You may want to check out the mom and pop fruit carts on the street. They are cheaper and a good alternative. They use fresh fruits and have a wide range of selection to choose from. You can also juice most fruits and veggies. Support the little people.