I have been on Weight Watchers for a few weeks now and I have to tell you, this diet is absolutely fantastic when it comes to making sure that you get your daily recommended allowance of fruit and vegetables! Fresh fruits and vegetables count as zero PointsPlus on Weight Watchers, so you’re basically getting a free pass whenever you eat them! I LOVE fruits of all sorts, but I especially love berries for their juiciness and sweet flavor! Many berries are extremely good for you, being rich in antioxidants. This Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe with only 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus is a fantastic way to start your day, whether you’re doing Weight Watchers or not, and it’s jam-packed with berries! A big thank you to Driscoll’s for sending me coupons and a gift card to create this recipe!
We eat a lot of Driscoll’s berries around here because they have a wide variety available in the grocery stores pretty much year-round. You can find out when each variety is available in this Driscoll’s calendar. They even have organic berries available and in our stores, they’re priced very competitively against the conventional varieties.
The Driscoll’s berries brand offers strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries…which just so happen to be the perfect combination for a berry breakfast smoothie!
I recently got a Nutribullet Blender and I’ve been having a blast creating new smoothie combinations the past few weeks. When Angeline had her wisdom teeth removed, I was making extra thick smoothies for her to eat with a spoon because she wasn’t able to chew solid foods for a few days.
Smoothies really are the perfect solution to any dietary restriction: they’re packed with flavor, full of nutrition, and you can sneak in vegetables too for those little ones who are picky eaters!
Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe with 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe with 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus #myberrysmoothie
- 1 cup fat free milk
- 1 ice cubes
- 1 FROZEN medium banana
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
Using a blender or the large attachment for a Nutribullet, blend all ingredients together for one minute, until completely smooth.
You can add additional ice or milk if you like a creamier smoothie, or add more ice if you like a thicker smoothie.
All of this:
Makes this – a delicious breakfast that will start your day off right!
Of course, this berry smoothie doesn’t have to be prepared ONLY for breakfast – smoothies are a great way to get a serving of delicious berries any time of day!
You can even modify this recipe to turn it into a rich, decadent dessert, but make sure that if you’re doing Weight Watchers, you adjust the PointsPlus for whatever modifications you do. I suggest adding a scoop of low fat vanilla frozen yogurt instead of the two ice cubes if you’re going to turn it into a dessert. Then it’s more of a berry shake! It will still be full of nutritious goodness, and a bit of extra calcium too. Just make sure that the frozen yogurt – or ice cream if you REALLY want a decadent treat – isn’t full of sugar.
You can find out more about the varieties of berries available from the Driscoll’s brand onDriscolls.com/berries.
Make sure to follow @DriscollsBerry on Pinterest for lots of great recipe inspiration!