Jamba Juice Hawaii held a media event on Thursday, February 9th to introduce their new seasonal line of healthful goodies featuring Pomegranate, a superfood, as well as a fat-burning boost, to help get the new year off on the right track.
Powered by pomegranate, the Hawaii-EXCLUSIVE Superfood Smoothie, Pomegranate Primo Bowl and PomBerry Immunity Shot offer the vitamin-rich, and antioxidant benefits of pomegranate with even more naturally deliciously nutritious ingredients, but no added sugar. Pomegranate has numerous health benefits, and is truly a good-for-you, feel-good superfood.
The vibrant, natural color of the smoothies, bowls and shots are a clear sign of their healthfulness, as Jamba never adds sugar, preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial flavors to the wholesome choices it offers.
What has been added to the PomBerry Immunity Shot, is Nutrivie Immune, a proprietary blend of naturally occurring, bioactive compounds from food nutrients. At its core, “the immune boost supports white blood cells that fight bacteria,” said Debra Kashiwabara, Hawaii-born president of firstNUTRIENTS Company, Inc., in California. In addition, anthocyanins, or antioxidants from fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and pomegranate, support the upper respiratory system, she said.
The fat-burning “Burn It” Boost will help ease off those extra holiday pounds, and it can be added to any smoothie or bowl. A workout buddy, “Burn It” will help boost the metabolism, and help burn fat and calories.
• The fruit-encased seeds in pomegranates are called arils.
• There are said to be 613 arils in each pomegranate, though the count can vary widely.
• Pomegranate fruit has been used for thousands of years as a medicine.
• Pomegranate juice contains more than 100 beneficial phytonutrients.
• Pomegranates have deep symbolism in many cultures around the world, including prosperity and abundance.
New, limited-time superfoods for Super Powers
- Pomegranate Superfood Smoothie: soymilk, pomegranate juice, nonfat frozen yogurt; strawberries; blueberries, and chia seeds. Available in small, medium and large sizes.
- Pomegranate Primo Bowl: soymilk; pomegranate juice; nonfat Greek yogurt; strawberries; blueberries and bananas, with toppings including granola; fresh banana; almonds; blueberries and a drizzle of honey.
- PomBerry Immunity Shot: pomegranate juice, strawberries, and Nutrivie Immune, a proprietary immune supplement made from natural ingredients.
Highlighting the “Pom” in Pomegranate, also making an appearance at the introductory event was Hawaii’s most famous Pomeranian pup, Hokulani. Hey, Hokulani wants a smoothie too, so what about her? Well, Jamba Juice also introduces a new secret menu for our four-legged best friends, Doggie Smoothies!
You can now also belly up to the Jamba Juice Bowl Bar, a new scrumptious and healthy catering option, featuring hearty mix-and-match bowls, perfect for your next birthday or office party.
Following is the Tasty Island’s photo coverage of the Jamba Juice Hawaii Pomegranate lineup media event. Enjoy. :-)
Pomegranate Primo Bowl: soymilk; pomegranate juice; nonfat Greek yogurt; strawberries; blueberries and bananas, with toppings including granola; fresh banana; almonds; blueberries and a drizzle of honey.
PomBerry Immunity Shot: pomegranate juice, strawberries, and Nutrivie Immune, a proprietary immune supplement made from natural ingredients.
Jamba Juice Bowl Bar, a new scrumptious and healthy catering option, featuring hearty mix-and-match bowls, perfect for your next birthday or office party. Featured is Pomegranate and Pitaya (Dragonfruit) base. $125 for party of 10-12 people.
Hokulani enthusiastically dives into her PB & J Doggie Smoothie… she’s diggin’ it!
Hokulani with Joy Shimabukuro, crafting guru of HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts. Joy also hosts “The Joy of Crafting” on OC16, and on KHON’s “Take Two” regularly for crafting segments.
And? Absolutely onolicious. The Pom bowl, the smoothie, the shot, and especially for me, the Pitaya fruit bowl… OMG! Off the chain! The Dragonfruit base has this unique sweet and sour floral note to it and interesting gelatinous mouthfeel. Love it with all those yummy toppings on it. So much different flavors and textures all come together. Good, good stuff!
As for the PB & J Doggie Smoothie, Hokulani was eating it up. She seemed to really like it! I was surprised, as I thought dogs are strictly carnivores, and wouldn’t care for fruit. Well there you go, Doggie Smoothies is a GO!
Huge mahalo to Norman Dung for bringing his precious little girl Hokulani, Erika Engle of Food Gurus Hawaii, Tristin of Jamba Juice Hawaii and their entire staff for hosting this refreshingly delicious and healthy event. Mahalo!
About Jamba Juice Company
Founded in 1990, Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, and a variety of food items including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, baked goods, and snacks. As of January 2017, there are more than 900 Jamba Juice locations worldwide.
Jamba Juice Hawaii
Jamba Juice Hawaii has 36 stores operated by JJC Hawaii, LLC, an authorized Jamba licensee; across Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. Jamba Juice Hawaii is the category-defining leader in all-natural, made-to-order fruit smoothies, juices, acai bowls and other snacks for health-conscious consumers with discerning tastes. Jamba Juice smoothies are packed with 4 to 5 servings of fruit and are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Visit www.jambahawaii.com for store locations and more information.