I love the Weight Watcher smoothie mixes; but they don't make a meal! Just the mix with water or milk may be great to get you to the next meal or as a special treat, but I've discovered how to build a pretty impressive meal with the smoothie mixes.
The basics: These are the ingredients I put in every smoothie I make.
A Weight Watchers smoothie pack (obviously). The flavor will depend on what kind of smoothie you are making.
8 oz. of water
8 oz. of skim milk (or your milk of choice)
(you may be thinking that you should choose between water and milk - nope, use them both)
6-7 ice cubes
a single serving container of yogurt (Dannon Light & Fit are my favorites) or low fat/fat free cottage cheese
(when it comes to the yogurt you could use plain, vanilla or any flavor that will go with the type of smoothie you are making; and if using cottage cheese sounds gross-you'll never taste it)
A handful of uncooked spinach or kale
(that may sound gross too but again you'll never taste it, and it will give you a serving of vegetables)
You can drink it as is with the ingredients above...but who am I kidding? Add one or two fruits to the smoothie! It can be frozen fruit or fresh; you can also use canned but drain and rinse it off first!
If you want a little more protein, add a tablespoon or two of your favorite protein mix or even ground oatmeal!
Now something you should know; both the Smart Points and Points Plus plans list fruits as 0 pts, however when blending fruits you are to count them. Why? Because you can tend to overdue it with blended fruits. Where you may only eat one banana; you can drink a banana, strawberries, blueberries etc.. all together.
Fruits are only 0 pts on Weight Watchers because Weight Watchers tells you to count them as such. If you were to take the nutritional value of fruit and put in your point calculator - you'd get a point value. Weight Watchers feels that it is better for you to eat fruit then something snacky...which is why they give fruit a 0 pt value.
Me? I don't count the fruit in my smoothies. I don't over drink when it comes to smoothies so that option works for me. You choose what is best for you!