If it is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then what you choose to eat in the morning can set the tone for your entire day. So while a stack of pancakes, a bowl of sugary, super-processed cereal, or just a cup of coffee may sound appealing in the moment, they won’t give you the nutrients and fuel your body needs. Instead, savor a breakfast that is both nutritious and delicious at Jamba®.
The global healthy lifestyle brand is a true innovator. Smoothie and juice shops seem to be proliferating everywhere nowadays, but Jamba® was not just ahead of that trend—it helped set the trend. In La Mesa, customers flock to the Grossmont Center location for the whole fruit and vegetable smoothies and juices, as well as bowls, snacks, cold-pressed shots, boosts, meal replacements, and the tasty breakfast items.
“People have busy schedules, and they don’t always have time to prepare a healthy meal for themselves in the morning,” says Alex Armenta, general manager. “When they come to Jamba®, they will get food and drinks made with high-quality ingredients, and without artificial flavors or preservatives. Our service is quick and friendly, so customers can get in and out the door quickly and get on with their day, powered by the energy from our nutrient-packed menu items.”
Jamba® is most famous for its diverse smoothie lineup, with every drink made to order and customizable. Drinks come in 10-oz. kid sizes, or 16- to 28-oz. regular sizes. The Classic menu has popular flavors such as Caribbean Passion®, which is a whirl of passion fruit mango juice blend, orange sherbet, strawberries, and peaches. The Matcha Lemon Squeeze is a refreshing blend of lemonade, oat milk, lime sherbet, fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt, mango, and matcha green tea.
Vegans and anyone who wants to embrace those healthy eating habits can enjoy selections from the Plant-Based smoothie menu. Pomegranate Paradise® pleases the palate with a pomegranate juice blend, mangos, strawberries, and peaches, while Amazing Greens® boasts peaches and a peach juice blend mixed with lemonade, kale, bananas, and pumpkin seeds. (Plus, smoothies from any menu can be made vegan by substituting dairy products such as regular milk and yogurt for non-dairy options such as almond, oat, soy, or coconut milks.) Finally, the Power menu can energize you for the day with hearty smoothies such as the PB & Banana Protein, packed with peanut butter, bananas, whey protein, honey, and reduced-fat milk. With any smoothie, you have the option to add in a boost of vitamins, protein, or whole foods such as kale, chia seeds, or ginger puree.
Over the years, Jamba® has expanded its menu to offer customers a wide variety of healthy choices. Freshly-blended juices are an explosion of flavor (and of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients). For super-potency, shots such as Wheatgrass or Ginger Orange Cayenne provide concentrated doses of good health because they are made with pure whole ingredients.
The innovations here go beyond drinks. Jamba® has created an array of meals that can kickstart your day and get you moving. Bowls have become extremely popular as a different take on the traditional smoothie. (You have probably seen them pop up all over your Instagram feed!). At Jamba®, bowls start with a blended, smoothie-style base, and are then lavishly sprinkled with mouthwatering toppings. Island Pitaya™ captures the essence of a tropical paradise, combining pineapples, mangos, pitaya, bananas, pineapple juice, and chia seeds in the blended base, and then topping it with bananas, strawberries, blueberries, shredded coconut, honey, and organic granola. For true eye-popping goodness, the Vanilla Blue Sky gets its electric hue from blue spirulina, mixed with bananas, pineapples, unsweetened almond milk, and vanilla-flavored coconut milk; it comes with organic granola, strawberries, blueberries, coconut chips, goji berries, and sliced almonds.
The Bites section of the menu is another great option for people who need to eat on the go. The sandwiches and wraps are bursting with good-for-you ingredients. Try the Spinach ‘n Cheese Breakfast Wrap, in which spinach, caramelized onions, mozzarella, an asiago cheese spread, and scrambled egg whites are folded into a whole-wheat tortilla; another great choice is the Turkey Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich, which boasts those fillings as well as a vegetable egg patty on a Bistro Bun. Artisan flatbreads such as Spicy ‘n Sweet Chicken and Four Cheese offer a gourmet-style option or jump on the toast trend with the PB Banana Toast, in which a slice of seeded, multigrain bread is slathered with peanut butter, sliced bananas, blueberries, honey, and chia seeds. If you just want a snack to go with your smoothie, order a pretzel or Sweet Belgian Waffle. All the food items will fill your belly and satisfy your taste buds!
With all of these delicious choices, visiting Jamba Juice® can become a habit – a very healthy one, of course! If you are a loyal customer, be sure to join the chain’s rewards program, where “banana points” earned on every purchase can be redeemed for product discounts. Plus, you get access to exclusive offers and a free smoothie on your birthday. Keep track of your points on the Jamba® app, which also lets you place orders and save a list of your favorite menu items.
Every new day brings a new start. Make it a healthy start and come to Jamba®, where everything is both good and good for you!