Category Archives: Smoothies

Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

IMG_6191Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipe
1 Servings | 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 serving chocolate Protein Powder (I use Vega One)
  • 3 TBSP powdered peanut butter
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, cashew, soy…)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1.5 cups frozen mixed berries

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!
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Vegan Green Apple Smoothie Recipe

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Vegan Green Apple Smoothie Recipe
1 Serving, entire recipe | 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, cut into 4 and frozen
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup natural apple juice*
  • juice from half a lemon

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!

*PointsPlus Values may vary depending on the type of apple juice used

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Vegan Green Smoothie Recipe

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Vegan Green Smoothie Recipe
1 Serving, entire recipe | 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 generous handfuls, kale

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Too soon? It is NEVER too soon for a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – especially if Starbucks is already pushing out their “Pumpkin Spiced Latte”!
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe
1 Servings | 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg – pinch
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!
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Vegan Tropical Mint Smoothie Recipe

This recipe is packed with tropical fruits – on a trip to Italy I tried a similar mixture and it was so tasty and refreshing, especially on a hot summer day!

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Vegan Tropical Mint Smoothie Recipe
2 Servings | 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop hemp protein
  • 1 cup Dole Pineapple, Orange, Banana Juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 12 -15 mint leaves

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!
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Vegan Mixed Berry Hemp Protein Smoothie Recipe

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Vegan Mixed Berry Hemp Protein Smoothie Recipe
1 Serving | 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

 Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons hemp protein
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Handful of spinach leaves

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!
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Glass Dharma Straws – sustainable drinking!

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After becoming vegan and incorporating protein smoothies into our menu, I was buying plastic straws and disposing of them on a daily basis. Not to mention those straws you get at the grocery store are not ideal for drinking my thick strawberry-banana smoothies.

I came across Glass Dharma online and was thrilled to find their decorated dots smoothie straws.

My biggest fear was that they would break, but once I read about their lifetime guarantee against breakage I was sold. Plus – they are dishwasher safe and I am no longer wasting plastic. Believe it or not our smoothies even taste better with the glass straws!

In addition to the decorated dots smoothie straws, I have also used their sipper straws which are great for drinking throughout the day.

I cut up lemon each week to add to my water (Weight Watchers recommends you shoot for AT LEAST 8 glasses of water each day) – the sipper straw blocks those pesky seeds! Drinking water or flavored club soda throughout the day is a zero PointsPlus way to keep you feeling fuller, longer. It also helps you control those urges to snack!

Be kind. Feel good.
Em

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Strawberry Banana Hemp Protein Smoothie Recipe

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Strawberry Banana Hemp Protein Smoothie Recipe
1 Serving | 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoon hemp protein
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • Handful of spinach leaves

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!
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Vegan Weight Watchers – Introduction

Welcome to the Vegan Weight Watchers blog! I will be adding multiple posts each week specifically written for people using the Weight Watchers program to lose or maintain weight while following a vegan lifestyle. Posts will include PointsPlus friendly vegan recipes, product and restaurant reviews, as well as interesting vegan tidbits from around the world and across the web.

My story:
My journey with Weight Watchers started in June 2009. I lost 25 lbs and became a lifetime member that October. I have since been able to maintain my weight loss while sticking to the Weight Watchers program.

My husband has struggled with gastrointestinal discomfort since we met in 2003. Following an endoscopy, no diagnosis was reached for my husband, and I was shocked when his doctor said he would be on medication indefinitely. After watching several documentaries and doing research online, I proposed trying out a vegan lifestyle (which almost instantly cured his lifelong stomach issues). Due to my experience with the Weight Watchers program, I knew I would have to be careful to stick to my daily PointsPlus values – it is a popular misconception that vegans only eat lettuce and are rail thin (more on this later…). However, I was disappointed about the lack of resources online for fellow Vegan Weight Watchers.

Stay tuned for ways to keep your weight loss journey interesting while sticking to a plant-based vegan lifestyle. I look forward to interacting and sharing with everyone!

Please feel free to leave your comments/suggestions or contact me directly at: emilee@veganweightwatchers.com

Be kind, feel good.
Em

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