Healthy Eating

Get Your Whole-Food Fix

How to get your healthy dose of fruits and veggies—no kitchen required

Get Your Whole-Food Fix
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You love cooking; you really do. No restaurant can rival your finely crafted stir-fry. You won’t tell anyone your secret pumpkin smoothie recipe. And your friends are still talking about the veggie frittata you brought to New Year’s brunch—three years ago. But let’s face it: Between having a full-time job, and full-time family, you don’t always have time to whip up a nutrient-dense meal.

You’re not alone: The average American adult eats vegetables just 1.6 times a day, and fruit just once a day, according to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. What’s more (and worse), instead of packing our plates with fruits and veggies, about a third of our daily calories come from junk food, says a study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture.

But you don’t need to limit your fruit and vegetable intake to what you can cook up in your kitchen. (Do you really need another daunting to-do?) Good news: Getting the required good-for-you nutrients can be quick and easy.

Exhibit A: Jamba Juice, who just expanded their menu to include a line of Whole Food Nutrition smoothies, made with kale, carrots, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt—and no added sugar. They’ve also added more fresh fruits and vegetables to their juices. Think: apples, pineapples, oranges, and beets. Click here to check out the menu.

Jamba Juice and Isis® are giving out a million free drinks. All you have to do is download the Isis Mobile Wallet® app to your phone, activate the offer in the Wallet, and check out with it a participating Jamba Juice location – you’ll get a small smoothie or 12-oz juice gratis. For more information, go to