How To: Make Jamba Juice's 5 Best 'Secret' Smoothies at Home

Make Jamba Juice's 5 Best 'Secret' Smoothies at Home

Make Jamba Juice's 5 Best 'Secret' Smoothies at Home

Whenever I go to Jamba Juice, I usually gravitate towards either the Matcha Green Tea or Caribbean Passion smoothies. But when I learned about their secret menu a few years ago, I felt like a little kid all over again—especially with flavors like Pink Gummy Bear and Orange Dream Machine.

The secret menu is extensive and can be pricey if you want to try them all. Instead, here are five popular recipes to make at home. Simply place all of the ingredients in your blender, then blend until the consistency is what you prefer. (And don't forget to clean your blender afterward using this easy method.)

Lastly, I'd like to note that any reference to the measurement of a "scoop" in each recipe is referring to a standard ice cream scoop to measure out ingredients, which equals about ¼ cup. It's more important to keep the ratios identical than to use a specific measuring tool.

1. Piña Colada

Be instantly transported to a tropical locale with this smoothie that is reminiscent of your last beach getaway. But be warned: making this drink might inspire you to start dreaming of your next warm-weather escape.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 scoop of shredded coconut
  • 1 scoop pineapple sherbet
  • 1 scoop frozen yogurt
  • 1 scoop of banana
  • a few ice cubes

2. Pink Gummy Bear

This drink is basically your favorite gummy candy in liquid form and is a perfect snack for fulfilling any sweet cravings. Best of all, there are strawberries in the mix, which gives an added boost of vitamin C.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. mango juice
  • 4 oz. milk (cow's, soy, etc.)
  • 1 scoop lime sherbet
  • 1 scoop raspberry sherbet
  • 1 scoop pineapple sherbet
  • 1 scoop orange sherbet
  • 1 scoop of strawberries
  • a few ice cubes

3. Berry Lime Sublime

The sweetness of berries intermingles with the tanginess of citrus to create a memorable treat. Chock full of strawberries and raspberries, you can enjoy this fruit-filled treat knowing you are contributing to your daily recommended amount of antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. raspberry juice
  • 9 oz. orange juice
  • 2 scoop of raspberry sherbet
  • 1 scoop of raspberries
  • 1 scoop of strawberries
  • a few cubes of ice

4. Peaches & Cream

Combine the sweetness of peaches with the creaminess of frozen yogurt to make a healthier version of your favorite ice cream. This recipe also uses soy milk, which can be substituted for regular milk and frozen yogurt that can be substituted for soy ice cream for those sensitive to dairy.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. peach juice
  • 6 oz. soy milk
  • 1 scoop frozen yogurt
  • 1 scoop peaches
  • a few cubes of ice
Image by Alice Currah/PBS Parents

5. Skittles

For fans of this classic rainbow candy, you can now make a refreshing drink version of it easily in your own kitchen. Perfect for those sugar cravings, but with a little more nutritional value. (And if you want to carry your Skittles cravings into your nighttime activities, here's a way to flavor your alcohol with Skittles, too.)

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. lemonade
  • 1 scoop lime sherbet
  • 1 scoop frozen yogurt
  • 1 scoop of strawberries
Image by Michael Wurm Jr./Shari's Berries

Now that you have recipes for some of the best flavors off the secret menu, you can easily enjoy a bit of Jamba within the comfort of your own kitchen. Don't forget to share the wealth and share these recipes with other smoothie fans, as well.

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