June 19/Phoenix -- What results when the antioxidant power of fruit combines with a generous dose of vitamins from leafy green vegetables? It is a Jamba Green Fusion fruit and veggie smoothie, the latest in a long line of popular frozen "at home" smoothie kit varieties to be developed by Inventure Foods Inc., in partnership with Jamba Juice Company Inc. Green Fusion smoothie appears in the frozen section of grocery stores this month with a suggested retail price of $2.99-3.49 per 8oz. bag.
Green Fusion combines green apple, mango, pineapple, kiwi, banana, broccoli, spinach and spirulina to offer a sweet yet hearty smoothie appropriate for morning commutes, post-workout recovery or a better-for-you snack. Each 8oz. glass contains 120 calories and provides a full serving of fruit. In addition, each glass provides 100% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin C, 40% of the RDA of vitamin A and 25% of the RDA of vitamins D, E, K, B1 and B6.
Each smoothie kit contains whole pieces of frozen fruit and vegetable blocks that, when blended with one cup of apple juice, makes two 8oz. servings.
"We're excited to take our expertise in the frozen berry business and apply it to our first vegetable fusion smoothie," said Steve Sklar, senior vice president marketing for Phoenix-based Inventure Foods, Inc. "The Green Fusion smoothie is on trend with today's consumer who is looking for a refreshing, great tasting smoothie that provides a substantial boost of vitamins and a full serving of fruit."