While planning my recent trip to Washington DC, Sissy asked me if I would be willing to pick her up a box of the smoothie mixes that Weight Watchers sells and bring it with me.
To be honest, I didn't even really know that Weight Watchers sells smoothie mixes and since switching to Simply Filling I haven't been paying attention to any of the food available at my meeting location since they aren't considered Power Foods (or so I thought). But, since the smoothie mixes were on sale I bought Sissy the one she asked for and then bought a box of the mint cookies & cream mix for myself.
Mixing it with non-fat milk I mostly used it as a post-workout protein drink. Then, a couple of weeks ago, my leader mentioned how she's been blending the new Sweet Hazelnut Latte mix with her coffee to make a homemade fancy schmancy drink. Intrigued, I decided to buy a box and try it myself.
Not only is it absolutely delish but I noticed something on the box I hadn't noticed with the Mint Cookies & Cream.
That little green triangle indicates Weight Watchers considers their smoothie mixes Power Foods. That means they are Simply Filling!
In the beginning I used these as a special treat because I thought they had points assigned. Now I'm drinking them in the mornings with my breakfast and, thanks to the protein (Sweet Hazelnut has 7g, all of the others have 10g), they keep me full for most of the morning. I also like to amp up the flavor by using flavored coffee. So the hazelnut mix gets hazelnut flavored coffee. I also bought the Creamy Coconut mix and use it with my coconut mocha coffee.
One smoothie mix box is about $7.50, but with 7 packets in each box that's way cheaper than buying a similiar drink at, say, Starbucks. They also really are versitile, like with the coffee or mix it with milk like it suggests on the box. Brooke even came up with some awesome smoothie recipes that I can't wait to try.
Love from the ashes,