After dinner and a movie, friends and lovers often go out for frozen treats to chat in a relaxed atmosphere, spend more time together, and display their dominance in competitive eating. Sample a new flavor of companionship with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of smoothies and healthy fare at Jamba Juice in Bethesda.
In the brightly colored spaces of nationally prevalent Jamba Juice's many locations, baristas whip up fruit smoothies from a menu that also presents all-natural baked hunger quenchers and wholesome breakfast and lunch fare. Blenders purr as they shred and stir together the real fruit, juices, yogurts, sorbets, and sherbets of classic smoothies ($4.50–$6.10) such as Peach Pleasure and Aloha Pineapple. As with many of the boost-bolstered concoctions available, baristas splash a Weight Burner Boost supplement into each Fit 'n Fruitful smoothie ($5.20–$6.80) to promote shedding pounds better than a British dog made of money. Natural wheat flour twines into an apple-cinnamon pretzel ($1.95), and cranberries, wild blueberries, and raspberries speckle berry-agave bars ($1.50). To further solidify its reputation as a destination for healthy snacks, Jamba Juice also purveys an assortment of grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, and wraps that instantly satiate lunchtime appetites. Steel-cut oatmeal simmers slowly with soymilk before mixers top the salutary dish off with a dotting of dried berries, a swirl of brown sugar, and the molecular diagram for banana.