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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jamba rolls out smoothie home kits

By Wanda A. Adams

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Jamba Juice last week introduced three flavors of make-at-home mixes for fruit drinks called Jamba All Natural Smoothies, available in most national grocery chains for $2.99 to $3.99 per package. Jamba All Natural Smoothies contain real fruit, nonfat yogurt and an antioxidant boost with 100 percent of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Each serving is fat-free, provides one full serving of fruit, and contains 120 calories or fewer and no cholesterol when prepared as directed in a blender with 6 ounces of apple juice. Each package makes two 8-ounce servings.

In the Islands, they'll be carried at Safeway and Whole Foods, with more outlets likely to come. To see a video, go to http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/jambajuice/43830/.



Chef Jon Matsubara has introduced a new tasting menu available nightly from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Azure at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The five-course small-plates menu costs $65, or $85 with paired wines, and includes a special sashimi with salad garnish, "Ocean Cappuccino " (a bouillabaisse ), lobster risotto , braised veal with quail egg and mushrooms and a finish of Kula strawberries with fiordilatte, a soft cow's milk mozzarella. Reservations: 921-4600 or tdrc.hawaii@starwoodhotels.com.

Also celebrating: Ruth's Chris Steak House celebrates 45 years in business with a special $45 menu including choices of gumbo or salad, steak, shrimp, veal or chicken with accompanying side dishes plus the famous bread pudding, ice cream or sorbet. The menu continues now through July 31, and guests can enter a drawing for a wine country weekend in California.