Q. Why do we put sherbet and yogurt in our smoothies? Isn't that like ice cream?
A. Sherbet and yogurt add calcium to the smoothies. Calcium is essential to building strong bones and helps in cleansing the body of fat. Our sherbet and yogurt are considered low fat. Sherbet has fat 1% by weight, 8% by calorie, and nonfat yogurt has 0% fat, and protein 5% by weight, 15% by calorie. Whereas, regular ice cream has fat 16% by weight, 60% by calorie, protein 1% by weight and 5% by calorie. We feel sherbet and yogurt enhances the flavor and health benefits of our smoothie. If you prefer to have your smoothie made without sherbet, we will be happy to accommodate you.
Q. Which of your juices have sugar in them?
A. Apple, pineapple, orange and carrot juice in our stores are one hundred percent juice with no sugar added. Our other juices are lightly sweetened with sugar. None of our juices are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.
Q. How many carbs and cholesterol do your smoothies have?
A. Carbohydrates (including dietary fiber) range from 60-140 grams per 24 oz . Cholesterol levels range from 0–76 mg per 24 oz. Average cholesterol level is less than 7 mg. All of our smoothies are considered low in cholesterol.
Q Which smoothies are ok for people who are diabetic?
A. We currently have two Keva Juice Smoothies that are nutritionally balanced for individuals who are diabetic. These smoothies are the L.G.(low glycemic) Bluffin' Muffin and the L.G.(low glycemic) Double Berry Burst. The low-glycemic smoothies are composed of easy-to-digest and high biological value protein, real fruit, dietary fiber, and all-natural ingredients that are converted to energy gradually by the body, and help to keep your blood sugar steady and your energy up. One 24-oz low-glycemic smoothie is equivalent to 4 carbohydrate exchanges, 4 protein exchanges, 1 fat exchange, and 1/3 to 1/2 dietary fiber daily needs based on the American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association Exchange Lists for Meal Planning. Because of these factors and its low glycemic index, the low-glycemic smoothie is considered to be a well-balanced diabetic liquid meal. For the general public who are looking for a high protein, low fat, high dietary fiber and calcium drink, the low-glycemic smoothie fits into their healthy lifestyle! Always check first with your doctors or diabetic educators.
Q. Which drinks are non-dairy?
A. The Liquid Olympian is our featured non-dairy drink. It is important to note that this drink comes with a Protein-Gizer. This uses whey protein which has a dairy base. If you are allergic to milk or are following a strict vegetarian diet you should request the drink without protein. Radio personality Leah Black has also created a completely non-dairy smoothie called the Leah-Licious.
Q. How do I check the balance on my Keva Gift Kard?
A. Simply click on the link on our homepage that says, REGISTER YOUR KEVA GIFT CARD AND RECEIVE ACCOUNT INFORMATION, or visit the following link, http://www3.myicard.net/. You will be asked to enter the card number located in the lower right corner on the back of the card. If you have any further questions feel free to visit any of our participating stores in New Mexico and a Keva Tribe member will be happy to help you.
Q. Are Styrofoam cups harmful to the ozone layer?
A. No. The use of ozone depleting chemicals in Styrofoam products was outlawed in 1991.
Q. Can you recycle styrofoam?
A. Yes. Styrofoam is recyclable and Styrofoam recyclable programs are expanding. However, wax coated paper cups are not recyclable.
Q. Are paper cups better for the environment?
A. No. The paper cup is substantially more resource-depleting to manufacture. Compared to the foam cups we use the typical wax-coated paper cup requires 6 times the raw materials, 33 times the chemicals, and wastes 56 times the water.
Q. What's the best way to help the environment regarding cups?
A. Personally, the use of our reusable mugs is the best way to help the environment. Plus, the mugs are fun and insulate both hot and cold beverages.