Jamba Juice

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jamba1.gifWith our wonderful automatic ice-making refrigerator and a Braun’s blender, Susan’s been trying all sort of smoothies – mango passion, tropical, kiwi strawberry, sour plum, green tea, peach, papaya, watermelon cooler, mocha cappachino, mocha frappe, almond milk, etc… She could really start her own “Jamba Juice” and put everybody else out of business here! The selections for “organic” smoothies and juice bars are limited here, either really good and expensive (like Bellagio) or really cheap and sugary/syrupy.
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/There’s a fruit guy (we call him Mr. Fruitguy) at the local market across from our place. Susan’s been doing business with him for the last six years, deliverying the best and sweetest fruits to our door. One phone call and a list of what we want, and he’d delivery them right away. Susan would order boxes of fruit at a time, then spend a lot of time washing, peeling, cutting, and putting different fruits into individual ziplock bags to freeze. Half the freezer would be bags and bags of mango, papaya, watermelon, peach, strawberry, you name it.
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/Cut-up frozen fruits is the trick to making tasty smoothies. Add a little bit of ice, some juice (apple, orange) or coconut milk, blend it until everything is smooth, and the result is heavenly! Otherwise, fruits at room temperature blended with lots of ice cube waters down the fruit flavor and you’d have to use sugar or honey to sweeten up the smoothy. We don’t like having sugar in our drinks so almost everything we drink is 100% fruit, organic, healthy, and delicious! One smoothy a day keeps the doctors away.
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/Our number one wish list: Vita-Mix 5000 Blender (220V)
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/Sold for about $350 USD at Costco, it’s the professional series of blender that Jamba Juice (and other fancy juice bars) use. Unfortunately they sell only the 120V blenders and not compatible with China’s 220V. The option is to buy a transformer and plug it in when using the blender, but we are certain that some dumbass will one day plug it into the socket without using the transformer, therefore frying an otherwise expensive blender. We decided to wait for the day that Vita-Mix will be sold here in China. That will be the day when Susan’s Juice Bar officially opens for business!

2 Responses to “Jamba Juice”

  1. Just buy an Australian VitaMix.
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    /Here’s a proxied link:
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    /http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.vitamix.com/household/International/australiaindex.html
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    /and a regular one:
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    /http://www.nutritioncentre.com.au/

  2. they now have Vita-Mix/220v in China. check out http://www.diet-u.cn

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