“I don’t usually care for beets, but this smoothie tastes great. And, my kids will drink it … just don’t tell them it’s got beets in it!”🙂 Stacy R.
Berry UpBEET, a copycat Jamba Juice smoothie recipe, is packed with phytonutrients that have have been shown to provide excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Mixed berries and fruit, being the most prevalent flavors, ensure a high likability factor. That being said, there is surprisingly little actual beet juice in this smoothie considering its name.
The Jamba Juice Berry UpBEET smoothie ingredients are:
- mixed berry juice
- V8 vegetable juice
Blueberries – Blueberries are a popular superfood that are low in calories and highly nutritious. They are the king of antioxidants, being absolutely loaded with flavonoids, and provide significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Blueberries protect against aging and cancer, by reducing DNA damage, and boost heart function, by preventing LDL oxidization and lowering blood pressure.
Mango – Mango, in some corners of the world, is known as the “King of Fruits” and delivers an impressive amount of potent nutrients and healthy plant compounds. They are extremely high in vitamin C and provide significant amounts of copper, folate, and vitamin B6. Mangoes are also known to boost your immune system, improve digestive health with their amylases enzymes, help prevent diabetes, and have even been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Strawberry Juice – Strawberries are a flavorful staple of many healthy smoothies and shakes. They are an excellent source of several important antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds including pelargonidin, ellagic acid, ellagitannins, and procyanidins. Strawberries are widely known to decrease the risk of heart disease, help regulate blood sugar, and reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Mixed Berry Juice – Berries are some of the most healthy foods one can eat, and they are absolutely delicious. They are loaded with free radical neutralizing antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, and are high in dietary fiber. Berries are also known to reduce blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, fight inflammation, and lower cholesterol levels.
Vegetable Juice – V8 is the best-known brand of vegetable juice and is advertised as being able to meet your entire daily vegetable quota in a single can. It is definitely an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C while maintaining an extremely low sodium profile. However, its main draw-backs are that it has been pasteurized and has had most of the healthy vegetable fiber removed.
A standard blender is all that is required to make these delicious smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Jamba Juice Berry UpBEET Smoothie
The Jamba Juice Berry UpBEET smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place blueberries, mangos, strawberries, mixed berry juice, red vegetable juice, and crushed ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Regular V8 vegetable juice will give this delicious drink a little added spice.
- Place blueberries, mangos, strawberries, mixed berry juice, red vegetable juice, and crushed ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Regular V8 vegetable juice will give this drink a little added spice.
Serving Size:1 g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 6gSugar: 45gProtein: 4g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
What are phytonutrients?
Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are natural compounds found in plant foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and teas. They have various health-promoting properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and they are thought to contribute to the prevention of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Why are blueberries so healthy?
Blueberries are renowned for their health benefits primarily because they are packed with antioxidants, notably anthocyanins, which help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. They are also rich in dietary fiber and vitamins C and K, contributing to digestive health, immune function, and bone health respectively.
More Jamba Juice Smoothie Recipes
→ If you liked this delicious Berry UpBEET smoothie, try more of our copycat favorites on our Jamba Juice Recipes page.
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