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Welch’s Mixed Berry Smoothie Kit Review

Posted Apr 13 2014 9:57pm
Welch's Mixed Berry Smoothie

Welch’s Mixed Berry Smoothie

Here is the second half of my review for two new Welch’s Smoothie Kits that I recently purchased. Click here to read more about my Strawberry Mango Smoothie Kit review.

This particular smoothie kit included a mix of frozen berries: wild blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Along with the chunks of frozen low fat Greek yogurt.

It was mostly blueberries, with a few strawberries and I think I only counted two – or maybe three – raspberries. About 1 cup total of frozen fruit, maybe a little less.

And this kit had much less yogurt, probably half as much as the Strawberry Mango kit. I guess there’s always the chance you’ll get a little less – or a little more – of one ingredient or another when the pouches are filled by machines. (Which I am guessing they are, but I don’t know for sure :) )

As before, the directions on the back of the packet suggest you add the contents of the bag to 1/4 cup of Welch’s 100% juice and then blend until smooth. This is supposed to provide you with two 8 ounce servings.

Welch's Mixed Berry Frozen Smoothie Kit

Welch’s Mixed Berry Frozen Smoothie Kit

Since I don’t have any Welch’s juice, I substituted unsweetened coconut milk beverage instead. At first I added about 1/2 cup, but after blending it was still a little too frozen. I ended up adding another 1/2 cup (so 1 cup total) to get this smoothie to the consistency I wanted.

This mixture gave me two 8 ounce servings – which makes me think that only adding 1/4 cup of juice might not yield two full cups. (But of course I couldn’t really test that.)

Welch's Mixed Berry Smoothie Nutritionals

Welch’s Mixed Berry Smoothie Nutritionals

I really like the taste of this mixed berry smoothie, but it could easily be replicated with individual ingredients. I think the packets come in handy if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want to make too much and end up overindulging.

Welch’s Mixed Berry Smoothie Kit Review
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 package Welch’s Frozen Smoothie Kit (Mixed Berry)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
Instructions
  1. Open pouch and unwrap yogurt.
  2. Add coconut milk beverage, berries and yogurt to blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately.
Martha’s Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (approx. 8 ounces as prepared): 69 calories, 3.1 g fat, 8.3 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 1.3 g protein and 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus*.
3.2.2310

Mixed Berry Smoothie Nutritionals

Here is my breakdown of the estimated nutritionals for this smoothie that I made – which are different from the package. This is because I substituted the unsweetened coconut milk beverage and had to estimate the amounts of packages ingredients.

Mixed Berry Smoothie Estimated Nutritionals

Mixed Berry Smoothie Estimated Nutritionals

*PointsPlus® for this packaged strawberry mango smoothie calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

I made this smoothie with my . It’s a highly powerful machine and blends tougher ingredients – like frozen blueberries, strawberries and raspberries – quickly and efficiently.

If you liked this pineapple coconut mango smoothie recipe, you might also like:

Avocado Pear Smoothie
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Today’s Food for Thought…

“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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