Many people start the Weight Watchers program and are shocked to learn that their favorite coffee shop order or homemade afternoon pick-me-up beverage is 10, 15 or more Weight Watchers Smartpoints. Does this mean you need to give up your love of coffee delights? No, it doesn’t! Check out these Weight Watchers Coffee Hacks to learn how you can cut the calories and reduce the points, all while enjoying your favorite beverage.
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Weight Watchers Coffee Hacks
Premier Protein – 2 pts per carton
Premier Protein is my absolute favorite Weight Watchers coffee hack because there is so much you can do with it. Premier Protein is just 2 points for a whole carton, and you only need anywhere from a couple tablespoons to 1/3 of a carton to make a cup of coffee taste like a real treat. Enjoy it hot or serve cold over ice for a frappe-like delight.
I personally love caramel flavor the most in coffee, but vanilla and chocolate are also good.
You can get Premier Protein at wholesale places like Sams and Costco. It’s available at Walmart in the Pharmacy section. Walmart also now has a Great Value brand available that is cheaper and the points are the same. Premier Protein is also available on Amazon.
Sugar Free Syrup – Zero Points
Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack for coffee, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 4) one each of Sugar free: Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut and ChocolateTorani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 4)Starbucks Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup 12 FL OzJordan’s Skinny Syrups Sugar-Free, Mocha, 25.4 Ounce
If you need a bit of sweetness in your coffee without added sugar, these sugar-free syrups cannot be beat. (These do contain artificial sweetners.) I’ve tried Torani, Jordan’s, and Starbucks and all are equally good. I find these at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and sometimes Walmart. The best place to find a wide variety is to order on Amazon.
Tip: Be sure you purchase the sugar-free variety. Full-sugar syrups are quite high in points.
Sugar Free Creamers – 0 – 1 point
Sugar free powdered coffee creamers are widely available and are 0 points for 4 tsp.
Sugar free liquid creamers (found in the dairy section of your local grocery store) are typically 2 T – 1 point, although take care because it’s easy to pour much more than 2 T and the points can add up quickly. These are now available in a wide variety of flavors. Be sure you are grabbing the sugar-free variety.
Mini Moos – Zero points
Mini Moos, shelf stable half and half, are 0 points for one little mini cup size serving. Be sure to watch portion size as these do have points if you use more than one.
Nut Pods 2 T – 0 points
nutpods Hazelnut Dairy-Free Creamer (4-pack) Unsweetened Whole30/Paleo/Keto/Vegannutpods Original 4-Pack, Unsweetened Dairy-Free Creamer, Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Non-GMO and Vegan, for Coffee, Tea and Cooking, Made from Almond and Coconut
Nut Pods is a half almond milk/half coconut milk non-dairy creamer. Many people prefer it because it is all natural. This creamer is Keto and Paleo friendly. Find Nut Pods on Amazon.
Extracts and Flavored Coffee – 0 points
Watkins Imitation & Pure Extracts 2 ounces [5 Pack] YOU PICK THE FLAVORSChristopher Bean Coffee Ground Flavored Coffee, Toasted Island Coconut, 12 OunceCameron’s Coffee Roasted Whole Bean Coffee, Flavored, Chocolate Caramel Brownie, 12 OunceTwo Rivers Flavored Coffee Single-Cup Sampler Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 40 CountChristopher Bean Coffee Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, Mocha Almond Fudge, 12 Ounce
Remember that using coffee that is already flavored does not add any additional points, and the same is true for using extract.
Only use a tiny bit of extract or it can turn your coffee bitter.
A hand-held frother is great for making your own cappuccinos and frappes. Use skim, almond, or coconut milk for the lowest points.
Make Your Own Frappe Recipe – 1 point
Here is a simple recipe to make your own frappe.
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp instant coffee
Mix milk with protein powder. Mix water with instant coffee. Mix the two mixtures together. Serve and enjoy.
Cold Brew Coffee Pot
Cold brew coffee at home with this cold brew coffee maker.
Serve over ice with Premier Protein or sugar-free flavored syrup if desired.
Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason Jar
Add 1/2 cup coffee grounds to a Mason jar and fill with 24 ounces of water. Leave overnight in fridge and then strain. You now have delicious mason jar coffee.
Add Premier Protein, sugar free syrup, or other additions of your choice and serve over ice.
Make Amazing Coffee
Keurig K575 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker with 12oz Brew Size, Strength Control, and Hot Water on Demand, Programmable, PlatinumKeurig K-Cafe Single-Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker + Milk Frother, Dark CharcoalAICOOK Espresso Machine, 3.5Bar Espresso Coffee Maker, Espresso and Cappuccino Machine with Milk Frother, Espresso Maker with Steamer, BlackDe’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino MakerDeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker, Stainless
In order to make all of these delightful treats, you need to start with a great cup of coffee. One of these machines is sure to fit your needs and budget. At our house, we think the Keurig can’t be beat for quick and easy convenience.
For a delicious treat, try mixing Weight Watchers smoothie mix with cold coffee (2 pts) or cold coffee and milk (3-5 points depending on milk used)
Another option is this WW Cappuccino Cooler recipe – 8 pts.
Starbucks and Coffee House Coffee
What about when you are out and about or your favorite coffee house coffee is all that will do? Besides the obvious black coffee or espresso, here are some options:
- Non-fat Mistook (it’s coffee and steamed milk) – only count points for the milk. Add sugar-free syrup if you’d like.
- Tall iced coffee with sugar free vanilla coffee and a splash of skim milk
- Skinny Mocha
- Skinny Latte
With these Weight Watchers coffee hacks, you no longer need to worry about giving up your favorite morning beverage or using all your day’s Smart Points.
Which Weight Watchers coffee hacks will you try first? Share in the comments below.
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