Homemade Smoothies Contain Flavor at Half the Price

Homemade Smoothies Contain Flavor at Half the Price

Courtney Ortega, Reporter

Getting a smoothie after school is one of my favorite things to do, but the cost of it really adds up.  I usually spend anywhere from $5 to $8 each time I go to Jamba Juice. Now multiply that that by two or three and you can see how expensive it really is.

To solve this financial dilemma, I came up with a solution: homemade copycat Jamba Juice smoothies. All the delicious flavor, but for a fraction of the price.

Their Aloha Pineapple, Banana Berry and Caribbean Passion can be made at home for less. Smoothies are a great way to get your fruit servings for the day.

One of my favorites, Banana Berry, is tasty and super easy to make. All you need are:

  • 12 oz. apple juice
  • 1 cup of bananas
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt (or plain yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup of raspberry sherbert
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Combine all of these in a blender and blend away!

Another one of my favorites is Mango A-Go-Go, which is packed with yummy fruit and is easy to make. All you have to do is combine 12 oz. Mango-passion juice, 1-1/2 cups of mangoes, 1 cup of pineapple sherbet, and 1 cup of ice in a blender and blend.

There are many online blogs and articles dedicated to copycat recipes. If you want more recipes, go to PinnedBydani.com