Here’s a skinny orange, light smoothie you’ll really enjoy. It contains just a handful of ingredients and is so refreshing. Along with orange juice, soy milk, almond milk or reduced-fat milk, it contains vanilla extract. The vanilla softens the hard, acidic edge of the juice and produces a unique flavor, which is fruity and creamy. The milk further softens the blend. To make it extra skinny, I’ve added a bit of sugar substitute. This is a refreshing, light smoothie for anyone who’s lactose intolerant, if you use soy or almond milk. Each drink has 120 calories, 1 gram of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. So give it a whirl, grab a straw and start skinny sipping!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
⅔ cup orange juice
⅓ cup light vanilla soy milk (I like Silk Light Vanilla Soy milk) or light vanilla almond milk, reduced-fat or fat-free milk, if desired
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 packages Stevia, Splenda, Equal or any sugar substitute or regular sugar, to taste
1½ cups ice cubes
1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
2. Blend on high for about 1 minute or until the ice is crushed and the smoothie becomes frothy.
Makes 1 smoothie
Soy milk is a drink made from soybeans. It’s produced by soaking dry soybeans and grinding them with water.
Orange juice is loaded with vitamin C. One 8 ounce glass supplies 100% of the daily value for vitamin C.
Soy milk contains about the same proportion of protein as milk. It’s a good source of lecithin and vitamin E.
This smoothie also works great with fat-free or reduced-fat milk although I was pleasantly surprised by how great the vanilla soy milk or vanilla almond milk taste in this light smoothie.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 Skinny Orange Dream
120 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 3g protein, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 32mg sodium, 17g sugar