Thank you for clarifying that 4 ounces of 100% juice is a “serving of fruit.” Just to further clarify, does that mean that a 16 ounce smoothie is four servings of fruit? I love to get All Fruit smoothies at Jamba Juice. They are just fruit and juice.
If you are making smoothie with whole fruit, it would not count as juice. Therefore you would determine your serving size based off the amount of fruit used to make the smoothie (i.e. 1 cup of sliced strawberries is equal to 2 servings of fruit). Remember that a lot of companies use additional ingredients in their smoothies due to cost effectiveness so be inquisitive about all of the ingredients used to make them. Smoothies also are not usually just fruit alone, most of the time they are made with ice, milk, or yogurt too. Try some of our smoothie recipes—they are made with whole fruit and veggies! If determining the serving size confuses you, keep it simple and make half-your-plate fruits and veggies at every eating occasion! You are sure to meet your recommendations by using this easy method!