Thursday, May 24, 2012

Recipe Review: Weight Watchers Smoothie Pancakes

I first learned about this recipe from my fellow Weight Watchers leader Christine. When Christine shared this recipe with us, I thought it was too good to be true! Could our smoothie packets really be made into pancakes, by just adding egg whites!? I tried this recipe myself and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it worked just like Christine had said it would!

This is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for a day when you do not need a lot for dinner or on a day where you just need something different to snack on. These recipe is also very healthy for you, because it counts as 1 Dairy (the smoothie mix is made from nonfat milk powder plus natural flavors), 2 Proteins (egg whites, smoothie mix, both contain considerable protein), and 2 Power Foods (both ingredients are Power Foods)!!

I hope that you will buy Weight Watchers Smoothie Mixes the next time you attend a meeting, so that you can try these delicious pancakes!

The Ingredients - 3 egg whites and 1 packet of your favorite Weight Watchers Smoothie

I used Egg Beaters Egg Whites instead of real egg whites. I used 3/4 cup of egg beaters, which was too much. I recommend you use 1/3 cup of egg beaters instead.

Next, I added 1 packet of my favorite Weight Watchers smoothie mix.

Next, take a whisk and stir the egg whites and smoothie mix together.

Make sure that the ingredients are well blended before going any farther.

I put my skillet on medium heat and let it warm up before I poured my pancake batter in the pan.

The first time, I made one large pancake.

I am not very good at flipping pancakes, which is why this one looks a little silly.

Next, I tried making some smaller pancakes. These cook very quickly, so be sure that you watch them carefully.

My pancakes don't look perfect, but they tasted good! In total I got, 3 large pancakes and about 6 small pancakes, just from 3 egg white and 1 packet of Weight Watchers Smoothie mix.

These pancakes are sweet enough that you could eat them on their own without any toppings. This time, I used 1/4 cup of sugar-free syrup for just 1 PointsPlus to dip my pancakes into.

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Weight Watchers Smoothie Pancakes
Source: Christine T.

3 egg whites or 1/3 cup of egg subsitute
1 packet of Weight Watchers Smoothie mix

Just take three eggs whites in a small mixing bowl, blend till frothy, 15 seconds. Whisk in one packet of your favorite Weight Watchers smoothie mix. Then blend for another 15 seconds.

Now, the batter is ready to pour on your medium warm griddle/skillet. You can make three medium sized pancakes or several small mini pancakes. If you make this recipe, watch the first side of the pancake so it doesn't burn. They don't get all those bubbles on top to tell you when to flip them.

No oil. No water. Just frothed egg whites and the smoothie powder. It's incredible.

Serves 1; 3 PointsPlus per serving


Kathie said...

I'm so trying this!

Sherrie said...

I would have NEVER thought of this! I'm trying this out, for sure, thanks!

sunflowerch said...

I heard about these at my WW meeting last week! Haven’t tried them yet. This weekend for sure!

sunflowerch said...

I heard about this at my WW meeting last week. Can’t wait to try them. This weekend for sure!

Julie said...

I was wondering how you got the 3 pp total? I put it in ww recipe builder and got 5 pp. I am using the same Egg Beater egg whites that you show in your picture. And the smoothie is 2 alone.

Great idea btw!

Living a Changed Life said...

Julie - I just added the ingredients together. 1 Smoothie packet is 2 PointsPlus and 3 egg whites is 1 PointsPlus. I used too much egg beaters when I made my substitution I probably only needed to use 1/3 cup of Egg Beaters. Sorry for the confusion!

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea...I bet you could add a little oatmeal in them as well.
thanks for posting!

Stephanie said...

I just made this and poured it in my waffle maker (easier than flipping pancakes) and it tasted like a springy French toast. Yum!

Sammyhawk said...

Would regular egg beaters work (instead of the egg white beaters)? Also, the only smoothie mix I have on hand is the chocolate. Have you ever tried it with the chocolate?

Becca D. said...

These are delicious. I've tried them with vanilla bean and salted caramel. The salted caramel is by far the best! I will be sharing these at my weekly meeting next week!


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