Smoothie Recipes

Today you get a real treat, Jamba Juice recipes. I've tried to be as thorough and comprehensive as possible.  I have old recipes, new ones, and "special orders" ones that are not on the menu board.  I used their website to figure out the ingredients.  Jamba lists all the ingredients for their smoothies on their website and I just filled in the amounts.  I've tried out a lot of them and they are very similar. On their website it says, "We want to give you the opportunity to use these formulations to make your own smoothies at home."  I have experimented and tried and they taste quite good.  I'm enjoying Peach Pleasure as I type this.

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Based on Peach Pleasure
A little knowledge about these recipes.
1 scoop = ½ cup
5-6 ice cubes is about 1 cup crushed ice
Frozen fruit is so important to make them have the same texture as Jamba Juice.  You can use fresh fruit and get a thinner smoothie.

I bought a Blendtec blender like the ones they use at Jamba Juice to make these smoothies. My favorite part it is self cleaning. Click here to find the blender on Amazon.

Hope you enjoy, I sure am.

Based on Acai Super-Antioxidant Smoothie-2012
½ cup soy milk
½ cup Acai juice blend
2 scoops raspberry sherbet
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
Antioxidant power boost

Based on Amazing Greens
1/2 cup peach juice blend
1/2 cup lemonade
2 scoops peaches
handful kale
2 scoops bananas
1 scoop pumpkin seeds
1 cup ice

Based on Apple ‘N Greens Smoothie-2012
½ cup apple strawberry juice blend
½ cup green vegetable juice blend (carrots, spinach, bell pepper, kale, spirulina, lettuce)
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 scoop frozen mangos
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Aloha Pineapple
1 cup pineapple juice blend
1 scoop pineapple sherbet
1 scoop nonfat plain yogurt
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Banana Berry
1 cup apple strawberry juice blend
1 scoop nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 scoop raspberry sherbet
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Based on Berry Bitten- 2012
1 cup mixed berry juice
1 scoop raspberry sherbet
1 scoop frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Berry Blend-2012
½ cup mixed berry juice
½ cup soymilk
2 scoops frozen blueberries
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
Balance boost
Weight burner boost

Based on BERRY FULFILLING
½ cup raspberry juice
2 scoops enlightened base
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen raspberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Based on Berry Lime Sublime
1 cup raspberry juice
2 scoops of lime sherbet
2 scoops of frozen strawberries
1 scoop of frozen raspberries
1 cup of ice

Based on Berry UpBEET-2012
½ cup mixed berry juice blend
½ cup red vegetable juice blend (carrots, beets, broccoli, spinach, kale, lettuce)
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 scoop frozen Mangos
1 cup ice

Based on Blackberry Bliss
1 cup apple strawberry blend juice
1 scoop blackberries
1 scoop raspberry sherbet
1 scoop plain sorbet
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on Blue Banana Blast
1 cup soymilk
1 scoop nonfat plain yogurt
1 scoop nonfat frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Blueberry Balance
1 cup lower calorie dairy base (nonfat milk, natural flavors, whey protein, Splenda),
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Based on Blutopia
1 cup blueberry juice soymilk
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
2 scoops frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Based on Bounce Back Blast
1 cup kiwi juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
Performance Boost

Based on BRIGHT EYED AND BLUEBERRY
1 cup soymilk
2 scoops yogurt
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Based on Caribbean Passion
1 cup passion fruit-mango juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice

Based on Caribbean Passion
1 cup guava juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Carrot Quencher 
2 cups fresh squeezed carrot juice
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
1 cup ice.

Based on Chocolate Covered Cherry
½ cup soymilk
½ cup chocolate moo’d base
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen cherries
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on Chocolate Moo’d -2012
1 cup chocolate milk
2 scoops frozen yogurt
1 cup ice

Based on CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MOO’D
1 cup chocolate soy milk
2-3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
1-2 scoops frozen banana
1 scoop frozen strawberries (optional)
1 cup ice
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 heaping tbsp peanut butter

Based on CITRUS SQUEEZE
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup orange juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on COLD BUSTER
1 cup orange juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
2 scoops frozen peaches
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Eggnog Jubilee-2012
1 cup eggnog base
1 cup soymilk
4 scoops frozen yogurt
1 cup ice

Based on Electric Berry Lemonade
1/2 cup lemonade
1/2 cup mixed berry juice blend
1 scoop strawberries
1 scoop fat free vanilla frozen yogurt
1 scoop raspberry sherbet
1 scoop strawberries
1 scoop blue spirulina
1cup ice

Based on Five Fruit Frenzy-2012
1 cup mixed berry juice
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice

Based on Get Up and Mango
1 cup soymilk
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen mangos
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice

Based on Golden Turmeric Spice
1 cup oatmilk
Tumeric Spice Blend to taste
1 scoop bananas
1 scoop mangos
Agave to taste
1 cup ice

Based on Grape Escape
1 cup concord grape juice
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice

Based on Greens 'n Ginger
1 cup lemonade
2 scoops peaches
2 scoops mangoes
handful kale
ginger to taste
1 cup ice

Based on Just Peachy
1 cup peach juice blend
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
2 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice.

Based on KIWI BERRY BURNER
1 cup Kiwi juice
2 scoops raspberry sherbet
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen raspberries
1 cup ice

Based on Lime Sublime
1 cup raspberry juice
2 scoops lime sherbet
2 scoops frozen mixed berries
1 cup ice

Based on Mango-a-go-go
1 cup passion fruit-mango juice
2 scoops pineapple sherbet
2 scoops frozen mangos
1 cup ice

Based on MANGO MANTRA
½ cup orange juice
2 scoops enlightened base (yogurt or sherbet)
2 scoops frozen mangos
2 scoops frozen peaches
1 cup ice

Based on Mega Mango-2012
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup orange juice
2 scoops frozen mangos
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on MIGHTLY CHERRY CHARGER
½ cup raspberry juice
½ cup soymilk
2 scoops frozen yogurt
2 scoops frozen cherries
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on Matcha Green Tea Bast
1/2 cup soymilk
1/2 cup match green tea
2 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup ice

Based on Ocean Sunrise
1 cup raspberry juice blend
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on ORANGE-A-PEEL
1 cup orange juice
2 scoops frozen yogurt
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 scoop ice

Based on Orange Berry Blitz 
1 cup 100% pure orange juice
2 scoops pineapple sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Based on Orange Carrot Karma Smoothie-2012
1 cup carrot juice
2 scoops frozen mangos
2 scoops frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on ORANGE CHERRY CHEER
½ cup orange juice
½ cup soymilk
1 scoop frozen yogurt
1 scoop orange sherbet
3 scoops frozen cherries
1 cup ice

Based on ORANGE DREAM MACHINE
½ cup orange juice
½ cup soymilk
2 scoops frozen yogurt
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 cup ice

Based on Orange Octane
1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Peach Mango-2012
1 cup peach juice blend
2 scoops frozen mango
2 scoops frozen peaches
1 cup ice
Balance boost
Weight burner boost

Based on Peach Perfection-2012
½ cup peach juice blend
½ cup apple-strawberry blend
1 scoop frozen mangos
2 scoops frozen peaches
1 scoop strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on Peach Pleasure
1 cup peach juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
2 scoops frozen peaches
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Peenya Kowlada
1 cup pineapple juice blend
1 scoop pineapple sherbet
1 scoop nonfat frozen yogurt
2 scoop frozen frozen bananas
1 cup ice
2 tbsp dried unsweetened coconut

Based on Pina Colada
1 cup pineapple juice
2-3 scoops pineapple sherbet
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
2 tbsp coconut flakes

Peppermint Twist
1 cup Jamba Peppermint Blend
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on Pick-Me-Up Peach 
1 cup peach juice blend
2 scoops nonfat plain yogurt
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on PINK STARBURST
½ cup lemonade
½ cup soymilk
1 scoop of each: pineapple, raspberry, lime, and orange sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on Pomegranate Paradise-2012
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 scoop frozen mangos
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 cup ice

Based on Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up
½ cup Pomegranate juice
½ cup mixed berry juice
2 scoops raspberry sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Based on Powerberry
1 cup orange juice
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen banana
1 cup ice
Vita Blend Buzzer Blend
Amino Blend Fiber Blend
Enertia

Based on Protein Berry
1 cup soymilk
2 scoops frozen bananas
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
Whey Protein Boost

Based on PUMPKIN SMASH-2012
1 cup soymilk
4 scoops frozen yogurt
1 scoop pumpkin mix (from can)
2 scoops ice

Based on Raspberry Rage
1 cup raspberry juice
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen raspberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Raspberry Refresher
1 cup raspberry juice
2 scoop raspberry sherbet
1 scoop frozen raspberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Razzmatazz
1 cup Mixed berry juice blend
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Razzmatazz alternate
1 cup raspberry juice
2 scoops raspberry sherbet
1 scoop frozen raspberry
1 cup ice

Based on Smooth Talkin' Mango
1 cup oatmilk
2 scoops mangoes
1 scoop pineapple
agave to taste
1 cup ice

Based on Strawberry Banana
1 cup orange juice
2 scoops frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Strawberry Nirvana
½ cup dairy base
½  cup apple strawberry juice blend
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Strawberry Raspberry Banana-2012
½ cup apple strawberry juice blend
½ cup soy milk
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop raspberries
1 scoop frozen banana
1 cup ice
Balance boost
Weight burner boost

Based on Strawberry Surf Rider
1 cup lemonade
2 scoops lime sherbet
2 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice

Based on Strawberries Wild
1 cup apple-strawberry juice
2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on SUNRISE STRAWBERRY
1 cup soymilk
2 scoops yogurt
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Strawberry Whirl
1 cup apple strawberry juice blend
1 scoop frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on TANGO TROPIC
1 cup peach juice
1 scoop raspberry sherbet
1 scoop orange sherbet
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice

Based on TROPICAL AWAKENING
1 cup pineapple juice
2 scoops enlightened base (sherbet or frozen yogurt)
2 scoops frozen strawberries
1 scoop frozen blueberries
1 scoop frozen bananas
1 cup ice

Based on Vanilla Blue Sky
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup coconutmilk
2 scoops bananas
2 scoops pineapples
blue spirulina boost
1 cup ice

Based on WHITE GUMMIE BEAR or White Gummie
1 cup peach juice
1 scoop of each: orange, lime, pineapple, and raspberry sherbet and frozen yogurt
1 scoop frozen peaches
1 cup ice


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Fettuccine Alfredo with Reheat Instructions


This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it all the time.The recipe is adapted from the Fettuccine Aldredo recipe in the Pillsbury complete cookbook.  I am so excited to share with you how to reheat it too!

Fettucine Alfredo, printable version
  • 1 package fettuccine
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups Parmesan or Romano cheese 
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
Cook fettuccine to desired doneness. I like mine slightly al dente.

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the pepper and cream. Cook five minutes or until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly. If the sauce separates add a little more cream.


Combine with fettuccine noodles or serve on top of fettuccine and save the rest of the sauce for later.


Reheat Instructions
What is the worst thing about reheating a dish with butter and cream? The two separate. I have the answer to the problem below.

Put the Alfredo sauce in a sauce pan and heat slowly over low heat melting the cream and butter.


Stir constantly with a whisk.


When the mixture is completely melted add cream until the mixture is once again white in color.



Now you can have fresh Fettuccine Alfredo two days in a row.
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Homemade Oreo Cookies



Homemade Oreos are one of my absolute favorite cookies. I've made them three times this last month, and usually gobble them up within two to three days. They are so easy to make too!

Homemade Oreo Cookies, Printible Version
  • 1 package of Devil's food cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil or 1/2 cup shortening, I prefer the taste of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of cream cheese frosting
Mix all the ingredients together. You may have to mix with your hands. Roll into balls about 1 inch. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes depending on desire of crispiness. Let cool.

Frost the cookies. Pick up one cookie and frost one side, place another cookie on top, and wala, homemade oreos. I let them sit overnight in a closed container on a paper towel. It makes them taste so good. Eat and enjoy!

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Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

One of my favorite things to do is pick fresh food. Today I picked lots of strawberries and canned them into a delicious strawberry lemonade. This juice is great for a hot summer day.



Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate, Prntible Version
  • 6 cups hulled strawberries
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 cups of granulated sugar
Makes about 7 pints.

1. Puree the strawberries in a blender. Fresh squeeze the lemon juice (a juicer makes it go faster).
2.Combine lemon juice, sugar, and strawberries, heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit over low heat, this enables the sugar to melt.
3. Ladle into hot jars leaving 1/4" head space, wipe rim with damp cloth. Screw lid and band onto jar.
4. Process jars for 15 minutes in boiling water, making sure water completely covers the jars.
5. Let cool in place 24 hours, make sure it has sealed by pressing down on the top of the can, the lid should not pop back up. Label the jars.
6. When ready to serve mix concentrate with 1 pint water.



This recipe came out well for me. It tastes nice and fresh, but there are a few things I would do differently.
-I used half fresh squeezed lemon juice and bottled juice. I would recommend only using fresh squeezed lemon juice. The bottled juice leaves and aftertaste.
-I would try juicing the strawberries instead of pureeing them, leaving a little pulp for taste in the juice.
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The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These pumpkin cookies are so delicious!  I like to make this recipe every fall for the holidays.


I like to use real pumpkin, but canned pumpkin works too. I like to get my pumpkin fresh from a farm, cook it up and make the cookies. I even had enough extra this year to make pumpkin chocolate chip ice cream.

This is a sugar pumpkin, because it has black spots on the outer layer.  The smaller the pumpkin the better.

The following method may be used to prepare any winter squash. To prepare the pumpkin the pumpkin for cooking, cut the pumpkin in half, a butcher knife works well, put the pumpkin in a cake pan with about 1/2" of water.  Turn the oven to 375 and cook the pumpkin for 30-45 minutes, or until the pumpkin is fork tender.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Scoop out the inside of the pumpkin with a spoon and blend in blender. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin. If you don't use it all you can freeze the rest and save for more cookies, a soup, bread etc.

Pumpkin Cookies
The recipe is based on a recipe from Vicki at SunGold Farms.

Makes 4 dozen cookes

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups or 15 ounce can of pureed squash or pumpkin
2 1/2-2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground allspice
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 bag of chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and squash. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices; add to mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in raisins and nuts. Spoon onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden.

*This recipe can be used with almost any winter squash. See instructions above on how to prepare.

*Baker's tip, the dough is pretty runny, but because of all the baking powder and soda, they rise up quite nicely.



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