As the temperatures heat up and summer moves in, a cold, refreshing and nourishing smoothie may just be what you’re looking for.
We’ve collected some of our favorite Weight Watchers®-friendly, low calorie smoothies here to share with you.
Smoothies are great for breakfast because they can be made in about 5-10 minutes – with minimal clean-up.
We use a a Vitamix Blender when we make smoothies at home, but use whatever blender (affiliate link) you like best. To make your smoothie colder, thicker and more like a milk shake, prep your fruits ahead of time and freeze individual portions in plastic freezer bags.
Then you can grab a bag from the freezer, plop it into your blender (affiliate link) with juice, saving you time on busy mornings. Or, you can prepare your favorite smoothie in the morning, pack it in a thermos and sip it during the day.
Fruit is usually Zero Points on Weight Watchers, but according to the WW Recipe Builder, the points count for drinks like juices or smoothies. If it’s something you’ll drink, like a juice or smoothie, the nutrition facts for zero SmartPoints value fresh fruits and vegetables count towards the total. If it’s something you’ll eat, like a salsa, sauce, stew, or soup, fresh fruits, and most vegetables, it will remain zero SmartPoints values in those recipes.
Why do fruits and vegetables have SmartPoints values in smoothies?
According to Weight Watchers: Fruit and most vegetables are zero when you eat them. But once they become part of a smoothie, the experience of eating them changes.
Research shows that liquids don’t promote the same feeling of fullness as solid foods do. When you drink something, it eliminates the act of chewing which may impact the signals between the belly and brain. This means that the smoothie or juice you’re drinking will not promote the same amount of fullness between meals as eating the fruit might.
You may want to invest in the Weight Watchers SmartPoints Calculator if you want to be able to calculate SmartPoints values yourself.
Click the links below each image to see each Weight Watchers smoothie recipe and directions on the original site.
15 Favorite Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes for Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie (7SP)- Strawberries and bananas go hand in hand, and they make a great way to get some extra fruit in your diet, and provide a satisfying Weight Watchers breakfast option. (You Brew My Tea)
Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie (9SP) – Give this one a try – with sweet and juicy strawberries, protein packed yogurt and heart healthy oats, you can’t go wrong. (Laaloosh)
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie – 303 calories (*8 WW PointsPlus) via Fitness Magazine
Green Goddess Smoothie – 188.1 calories (*5 WW PointsPlus) via Women’s Health
PB & J Smoothie – 222 calories (*6 WW PointsPlus) via Skinny Taste
Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Smoothie – 160 calories (*4 WW PointsPlus) via The Biggest Loser
Mango Lassi (Smoothie) – 158 calories (*4 WW PointsPlus) via Snack Girl
Almond Oatmeal Banana Smoothie – 380 calories (*10 WW PointsPlus) via Chiquita Bananas
Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie – 189 calories (*5 WW PointsPlus) via Eating Well
Apple Pie Smoothie – 301 calories (*7 WW PointsPlus) via Slender Kitchen
Tropical Cherry Freeze – 162 calories (*4 WW PointsPlus) via Hungry Girl
Island Refresher Smoothie – 221 calories (*5 WW PointsPlus) via Women’s Health
Ginger Berry Oat Smoothie – 297 calories (*8 WW PointsPlus) via Real Simple
Banana Cocoa Soy Smoothie – 340 calories (*9 WW PointsPlus) via Eating Well
Strawberry Banana Flax Smoothie – 278 calories (*7 WW PointsPlus) via Fitness Magazine
Chia Berry Antioxidant Power Smoothie – 223 calories (*5 WW PointsPlus) via Fit Sugar
Vanilla Chai Breakfast Smoothie – 115 calories (*3 WW PointsPlus) via Chocolate Covered Katie
If you like these low calories smoothies, you may also like:
Kitchen Sink Kiwi Smoothie – 225 calories (*6 PointsPlus) Orange Creamsicle Smoothie – 198 calories (*5 PointsPlus) Avocado Pear Smoothie – 160 calories (*4 PointsPlus)
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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