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Delicious healthy smoothie that tastes similar to Jamba Juice's Citrus Squeeze. It is easy to make with simple ingredients.

(Last Updated On: August 16, 2022)

During my time in college, I would order the Citrus Squeeze smoothie from Jamba Juice all of the time. We had a Jamba Juice on campus at my college, so it was easy to get them a lot. I don’t think they make this particular smoothie flavor anymore, but I recently got a Ninja Professional Blender so I thought I’d try out my own version of a Jamba Juice at home smoothie.

The Ninja Blender works so much better than the previous blender I used to have. Not only does it blend everything much better, but it is also easier to clean up. There are only 3 pieces to the blender that can easily be run under hot water in the sink right after making a smoothie.

What Blender Does Jamba Juice Use?

Jamba Juice uses blenders powered by Blendtec. It is a commercial blender that is designed to be used for high-volume blending.

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Jamba Juice copycat at home smoothie

Jamba Juice Citrus Squeeze Copycat Recipe

My recipe is different than Jamba Juice’s version, but it tastes so similar to me. I make a healthier version as I do not add the orange sherbet that they do, and I also add some kale in. You cannot taste the kale in the smoothie at all. The smoothie is really thick probably due to the Greek yogurt, ice, and banana.

You can change the flavor of this recipe by adding different frozen fruits if you would like. Sometimes I add in pineapple and sometimes I take out the blackberries. My husband and kids really enjoy this smoothie as well.

I tried this recipe once with milk instead of orange juice to see if it would taste more like a milkshake. It was still a good smoothie, but I much more prefer the orange juice flavor in it instead of the milk.

Benefits of Fruit Smoothies

Creating your own fruit smoothies can be very beneficial. Below I have listed some of my favorite benefits.

  • Fruit smoothies are quick and easy to make
  • Fruit smoothies make it easier to get your daily intake of fruits and vegetables in.
  • Kids like fruit smoothies and therefore makes it easier to get their daily intake of fruits and vegetables, too.
  • Fruit smoothies keep you hydrated.
  • They are tasty, fun, and a great meal alternative option.
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Jamba Juice Citrus Squeeze Copycat Smoothie

tamararay
Delicious healthy smoothie that tastes similar to Jamba Juice's Citrus Squeeze. It is easy to make with simple ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 ounces greek yogurt (vanilla flavor)
  • 5 large ice cubes

Optional

  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/3 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the frozen ingredients in the blender
  • Blend on high for about 30 seconds
  • Put in the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until smooth

Recipe Notes

  • I like to put the frozen ingredients in first, so they are closer to the blade of the blender and get chopped up better.
Keyword citrus squeeze, copycat, fruity, jamba juice, smoothie
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Jamba Juice’s Original Citrus Squeeze Recipe

The recipe above is my version of a healthy copycat of the Citrus Squeeze. If you are looking for the original Citrus Squeeze recipe it looks more like this:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 scoops orange sherbet
  • 1 cup ice

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. This is not the citrus squeeze. It is a smoothie, yes. It probably tastes great, too. However, the name “citrus squeeze” refers to a specific recipe and it’s definitely not this recipe.

    1. Hi Someguy, thanks for your comment! As you can see by the title, this is an imitation recipe of the Cirtus Squeeze smoothie. It is not the exact recipe. So, you are right! In my opinion, it tastes very similar, but I do apologize if you thought this recipe was to be an exact replica.

  2. Hi, I am Kylie and I love this recipe!!!

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