Dealer Joe’s Banana & Almond Butter Protein Smoothie Beverage

Trader Joe's Banana & Almond Butter Protein Smoothie Beverage

I was in love with smoothies. I had Jamba Juice for dinner not less than three or 4 nights every week once I lived in L.A. Whereas dwelling on the east coast, I missed my Jamba. There was precisely one location within the Philly space, however it wasn’t at a handy location for me.

Since Sonia and I’ve been touring, we have discovered Jamba Juice in probably the most random places: Utah, Idaho, and throughout Washington State, amongst others. It is protected to say they’ve a a lot higher foothold out west. There nonetheless aren’t sufficient places, although, that we will have it with any regularity. So we’re at all times sampling different manufacturers of juice blends and smoothies.

This choice is not dangerous in case you’re searching for a quick and simple protein supply. The style? It is nothing to write down house about. Sonia virtually by no means craves extra sweetness, however she did on this occasion. Contemplating “banana” is the primary phrase within the title, I believe there might have been much more banana taste. That will have helped with the sweetness issue, in addition to the general style.

It is actually not horrible, both. You’ll be able to style a touch of banana taste and there is positively almond butter up within the combine, and one thing very…proteiny? My auto spell examine is insisting that “proteiny” is not a phrase. Nevertheless it ought to be. As a result of it describes the end of this beverage completely. It have to be the “pea protein.” Peas are by no means one thing I am searching for in a smoothie. I do know, I do know. Pea protein is a factor. It is a great way to get protein in absolutely anything, I assume. I am simply not thrilled to see it right here.

They’ve packed a good quantity of protein, good fats, and energy right into a one pint bottle for 3 bucks. It is filling. It isn’t going to kill you. However for me to drink one thing like this with any consistency, it is simply gotta style a liiiiittle bit higher than this. There’s additionally a slight notion that “pureed gravel” is an ingredient, so far as the feel goes. I promise you there is no gravel in any type in there, however the again of my throat and tongue attest in any other case. Please observe I mentioned “pureed” gravel, not simply plain gravel—mainly, it’s kind of chalky. It is actually not that dangerous. I am simply good at complaining. 

Most likely not a repeat buy for us, however in case you’re searching for a compact, handy drinkable lunch or complement, it’s going to cross as a protein shake. I will throw out three stars. Sonia will go half a star increased. 

Backside line: 6.5 out of 10.