Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake -- 0 Smart Points


1 large banana, frozen
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp. Truvia sweetener
dash of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg (or use pumpkin pie spice)

Put all ingredients into blender and process until smooth.

Yes, I know, according to Weight Watchers you're supposed to count fruit if you  blend it into a smoothie.  I choose not to since I'm not packing a blender full of several servings.  Pumpkin puree is zero points on Freestyle and using just 1/2 cup of almond milk is less than one point. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Raspberry Rolls--10 Smart Points

Since the breakfast fruit pizzas turned out well, I experimented with making some sweet rolls using the basic dough recipe.

I rolled mine up jelly roll style and cooked it in a single piece.  It took too long to bake all the way through so next time, I'll just fold it in half to bake.

10 Smart Points for entire recipe

½ c. flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. Truvia
½ c. Fage 0% fat Greek yogurt

¼ c. Greek cream cheese
2 tsp. Truvia
1 T. Fit & Active raspberry jelly, sugar free (or any flavor you prefer)

1 egg white, whipped to a froth

Combine first 6 ingredients to make a soft dough.
Spray two pieces of waxed paper with Pam.  Put dough on one sheet
and cover with second sheet.
Roll dough out until it’s about 1/8” thick.
Combine cream cheese, Truvia and jelly.
Spread onto rolled out dough.
Roll up jelly roll style, or just fold in half.
Place on aluminum foil sprayed with Pam.
Brush with egg white wash.
Bake at 350° 20 minutes or until done.

Breakfast Fruit Pizzas -- 4 Smart Points

This morning at a cooking demonstration sponsored by the Seminole Nation, these were prepared and we got to sample them.  They use the two ingredient dough that's been so popular with our Weight Watcher group, but it was made with flavored non-fat Greek yogurt rather than the plain.  I decided to experiment with their original recipe and tweak it a little to make it more "points friendly" for Weight Watchers.

This is the recipe, as prepared;  my version follows.


Cooking spray
1 c. Greek yogurt, vanilla, non fat
1 c. self rising flour
¼ c. sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch
½ c. water
2 c. mixed berries, frozen, divided
1 orange, zested
4 oz. cream cheese, reduced fat, softened
2 tsp. cinnamon sugar
Preheat oven to 425°.  Combine yogurt and flour.  Knead together and make into 8 balls of dough.
Use a rolling pin. Roll out into 8 individual pizzas.  Place on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Turn over after 8 minutes.
In saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water and ½ cup fruit.  Cook over medium heat until thick.
Remove from heat and add remaining berries.  Mix and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix orange zest and cream cheese.  Set aside.
Spray pizzas with cooking spray.  Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar evenly on 8 pizzas.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over pizza crusts. Top with berry mixture.
Recipe from Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services and can be found at

I used two types of Truvia: the baking formula and the regular.  I'm sure either one would work fine.

The total points for the entire recipe is 15 based on the ingredients I used.
4 Smart Points per pizza

Breakfast Fruit Pizzas

½ cup flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
½ tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. Truvia for baking

4 cups frozen mixed fruit
2 tsp. Truvia
1 T. cornstarch dissolved in small amount of water

½ cup Greek cream cheese
2 ½ tsp. Truvia
¼ tsp. cinnamon
Orange zest

Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Add Greek yogurt, vanilla and baking Truvia
mix well to form soft dough.  Divide into 4 portions.  Pat out into a 3-4” circle.
Preheat a non stick skillet and cook circles until browned and completely done.
Set aside.
In saucepan, cook fruit, regular Truvia, and cornstarch until thickened.  The frozen fruit will release some juice so you may not need to add any additional water.
In a small bowl, mix the Greek cream cheese, regular Truvia, cinnamon and orange zest.
Top each of the pizzas with 2 T. of the cream cheese mixture and fruit.