Java Jim's 101

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When you’re shopping at McCaffrey’s, stop by Java Jim’s for a cool and energizing beverage. We have a variety of smoothie flavors – Strawberry Banana, Mango, Wildberry and Peach, available in 16 or 20 ounces. Coconut or soy milk is available upon request.

When was the last time you had a smoothie? Go ahead. Treat yourself!

Making a smoothie at home? Try these ideas:

  • Enjoy whole fruits and vegetables in your smoothie, but try to use a low-fat milk or non-dairy milk for the liquid base. Or, use ice or plain water. Using juice as a base will increase the sweetness of an already sweet drink.
  • To make your smoothie more “meal like” and to balance out the carbohydrates, add some protein and healthy fats to your beverage. Nut butters and avocado are great smoothie ingredients. To boost the fiber content, blend in some chia seeds or oats to your mixture. The protein, fat and fiber will keep you full longer and make your smoothie more like a meal than a drink.
  • Go light on the sweeteners, such as honey. You may be surprised just how little you need.
  • Watch your portion sizes! If you have a large smoothie, share your beverage or save some for later in the day.

Many people consume smoothies on a regular basis. Smoothies are a quick and delicious way to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables, helping you meet your daily nutritional needs. We all crave sweets from time to time. With smoothies, you can reduce those cravings and replace what you would normally splurge on with a healthier alternative. Whether you are enjoying a smoothie as a snack or meal, you can sip on this refreshing treat any time of the day.

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