This Caribbean Passion Smoothie is a copycat of the popular Jamba Juice recipe: Fruity, tropical, and delicious perfection! Make it in 1 minute with just 5 ingredients.

Two Caribbean Passion Smoothies in mason jars with strawberry garnishes.

If there’s a Jamba Juice near me, I’m going.  And when I do, I’m ordering the Caribbean Passion Smoothie.

Or I should say… When I used to go to Jamba Juice… because now that I know the secret to my all-time favorite menu item, I don’t really need to go there anymore.

Passion fruit is the secret to this delightfully tropical blend of frozen fruit and sherbet. So if you’re passionate about passionfruit, then this recipe is right up your alley.

Recipe ingredients:Labeled ingredients for Caribbean Passion smoothies.

Ingredient notes:

  • Mango passion fruit juice: This can be tricky to find, but not as difficult as it used to be. Good brands to try are Target’s Simply Balanced Organic Mango Passionfruit Juice or Welch’s Chillers Mango Passion Fruit Juice Drink. A low sugar brand is Minute Maid Light™ Mango Passion Fruit Drink, but it definitely tastes like artificial sugar. Last but not least, Goya makes very good frozen fruit purées in mango and passion fruit, which you can combine into one beverage to use.
  • Orange sherbet: So old-fashioned, but so good. If you like, switch out the sherbet for vanilla fro-yo and a splash of orange juice.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. In order for the blender to work efficiently and deliver the smoothest smoothie ever, add the ingredients in this order: mango passion fruit juice first, then the strawberries and peaches, then the orange sherbet, and the ice cubes last.
  2. Then blend on high speed until smooth. That’s it. Divide the contents of the blender into glasses and garnish with extra fruit or a colorful straw.

Caribbean Passion Smoothies in mason jars on a counter surrounded by peaches, ice and strawberries.

Recipe tips and variations:

  • Yield: One recipe makes enough for 2 smoothies, or more, if it’s for little ones.
  • Storage: Drink right away, otherwise if you can’t drink all of it, keep it in the refrigerator. It will melt, though.
  • Thicker smoothies: Make sure the fruit is frozen solid if you like your smoothies on the thicker side. If you prefer a juicer smoothie, blend fresh fruit.
  • Good blenders make good smoothies: Especially with frozen fruit and ice. If you have a weaker blender, start by adding the fruit and ice or let the fruit thaw before blending.
  • Get creative: The great thing about smoothies is that you can switch up the ingredients to suit your taste. If raspberries are in season but the strawberries don’t look as good, feel free to use raspberries instead. Or use a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt and a splash of orange juice in place of sherbet. There’s no wrong way to do it.

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Two Caribbean passion smoothies in clear mason jars.

Caribbean Passion Smoothie Recipe (Jamba Juice Copycat)

This Caribbean Passion Smoothie is a copycat of the popular Jamba Juice recipe: Fruity and delicious perfection! Make it in 1 minute with just 5 ingredients.
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Servings 2 servings
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 208

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup mango passion fruit juice (see note 1)
  • 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup peaches fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup orange sherbet (see note 2)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions 

  • Add fruit juice, strawberries, peaches, orange sherbet, and ice to the blender (in that order or according to the manufacturer's instructions). Blend on high speed until smooth.

Notes

  1. Mango passion fruit juice: This can be tricky to find, but not as difficult as it used to be. Good brands to try are Target's Simply Balanced Organic Mango Passionfruit Juice or Welch's Chillers Mango Passion Fruit Juice Drink. A low sugar brand is Minute Maid Light™ Mango Passion Fruit Drink, but it definitely tastes like artificial sugar. Last but not least, Goya makes very good frozen fruit purées in mango and passion fruit, which you can combine into one beverage to use.
  2. Orange sherbet: So old-fashioned, but so good. If you like, switch out the sherbet for vanilla fro-yo and a splash of orange juice.
  3. Yield: One recipe makes enough for 2 smoothies, or more, if it's for little ones.
  4. Storage: Drink right away, otherwise if you can't drink all of it, keep it in the refrigerator. It will melt, though.
  5. Thicker smoothies: Make sure the fruit is frozen solid if you like your smoothies on the thicker side. If you prefer a juicer smoothie, blend fresh fruit.
  6. Good blenders make good smoothies: Especially with frozen fruit and ice. If you have a weaker blender, start by adding the fruit and ice or let the fruit thaw before blending.
  7. Get creative: The great thing about smoothies is that you can switch up the ingredients to suit your taste. If raspberries are in season but the strawberries don't look as good, feel free to use raspberries instead. Or use a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt and a splash of orange juice in place of sherbet. There's no wrong way to do it.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 598mgFiber: 3gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 1045IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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  1. It’s 30 degrees, clear blue skies and I’m just back from the beach. If I had this, it would be a PERFECT summer morning!! I love this! This is my kind of smoothie – love the colour, the fruit you use AND you haven’t added any power seeds of powder into it (yeck!). Loving your pics too! :)5 stars

    1. Ha ha, exactly! No chia seeds, no spirulina, no whey protein… no kale for that matter. :) I wouldn’t call this a health food although you do get a bunch of nutrition from the fruit. So yummy. I hope you get a chance to try it!

  2. I’ve never tried this caribbean smoothie at Jamba Juice, but now when I know the secret, I’ll just make it at home :) Looks fantastic! Love the pink color! Pinned!

    1. Thank you Mira, this is absolutely my favorite! I hope you love it. And yes, it’s a very girlie drink. :)

  3. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Jamba Juice! I’ve never lived near one. But who needs them when you can make this great smoothie at home?! Great recipe, Meggan!5 stars

    1. Thanks Julie, it is pretty tasty! I hope you love it! I didn’t grow up near a Jamba Juice either but now it’s a staple in LA. But now I get to avoid the traffic and just drink up at home. :)

  4. I’m SO making this! I love, love, love the ingredients you have in this smoothie! Love mangos, strawberries are great, like a tasty peach, and orange sherbet is a childhood favorite! Pinned and definitely making!

    1. Thank you Kathleen, this is seriously my most favorite drink ever! I hope you have love it. :)

  5. Meggan, you are literally making my mouth water with this! I’m not usually a smoothie lover, but I think this would be the one to change all that. My favourite fruits are mango and passion fruit, so say no more …5 stars

    1. Helen, this is so much more than a smoothie. It’s a way of life. I hope you get a chance to try it and love it!

  6. This sounds fantastic! I don’t have a Jamba Juice near me :( so I can’t compare. But I have no doubt your homemade version is probably every bit as good, if not better!

    1. Thank you Allie, I do love this one! Welcome to the Jamba experience! :)

  7. I’ve never been to Jamba Juice, but I can’t wait to try your recipe. I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes and it’s so pretty and girlie.5 stars

    1. Isn’t it so pretty? Jamba Juice is amazing, but this recipe is spot on. So you can save yourself a trip. :)