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Weight Watchers Blueberry Sauce made with Wymans Blueberries!
When you are watching your weight, you always look for ways where you can save calories (even in Blueberry Sauce) and Kiva Organic Stevia is one of those ways. I admit that I have a sweet tooth and even though I am watching my intake, there are those times when I just have to have something sweet. And yes, even with breakfast.
As I was searching the internet for Blueberry Sauce, I was not able to find one that was easy, used only a few ingredients and super quick. So after combining a few different Blueberry Sauce recipes, I came up with my own and one that has 0 Weight Watchers Points Plus and no cornstarch!
Assemble your ingredients with thawed Wymans of Maine Blueberries and you are ready to go. You cannot walk away from it because as soon as it starts thickening, it goes fast.
I use my favorite steel pan. Add 1/2 cup cold water, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1 TBS. Kiva Organic Stevia or other sugar substitute. Kiva Organic Stevia replaces sugar but check out the conversion chart below. With no aftertaste, no one will even know the difference that it’s lo cal. It’s also great for my blood sugar. and type 2 Diabetes.
If you like it sweeter or less sweet, you can decrease or increase the amount you use. You can also add 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract if you would like.
Bring it to a boil and keep stirring.
You can then add 8 ounces fresh or thawed frozen blueberries. I used Wymans of Maine thawed frozen blueberries which are available at BJ’s Club.
So now this is where you have to watch it because it will start thicken and the liquid will evaporate really quickly. You can add some cornstarch if you feel you need it, but I did not even though the original recipe called for it.
And it’s done! Add it to waffles, pancakes, cheesecake, ice cream…the possibilities are endless.
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 TBS. Kiva Organic Stevia or other sugar substitute
- 8 ounces frozen (thawed) Wymans of Maine Blueberries
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract (optional)
- Bring water, salt and Stevia to a boil. Add blueberries and vanilla if chosen and bring to a boil. Keep stirring until liquid evaporates and it thickens. Pour into a cup to cool or add to waffles, pancakes, etc.
And it’s 0 Weight Watchers Points Plus. And now for a bit about the Wymans of Maine that I used:
The cold, winter months leave us craving the fresh fruits of summer. While the trees and bushes remain bare, Wyman’s of Maine has left the freezer stocked. They thought ahead last summer, capturing the freshness of the warm seasons by harvesting and quick-freezing their fruit to bring you farm to freezer to table fruit. Celebrate frozen fruit month in March with Wyman’s of Maine wild blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and mangoes.
How Wyman’s keeps their fruit so fresh
The best way to consume fruit is at the peak of its freshness. If you have a bush of wild blueberries in your back yard, by all means, pluck those berries off the bush and eat them immediately. If not, consuming fruit that has been IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) or flash frozen in the next best thing. To lock in the freshness and taste, Wyman’s of Maine froze their fruit within 24 hours of harvest to prevent the slow growth of ice crystals inside, which expand and destroy the cell structure, which leads to mushy fruit. Wyman’s fruit, however, will taste as fresh as the day it was picked (sans mush). The FDA has concluded that frozen produce is just as healthy as fresh and may even retain their nutritional value longer. Wild blueberries, Wyman’s of Maine’s original products are bursting not only with flavor, but with nutrients too. Wild blueberries do the body good with a higher level of antioxidants than 40 other fruits and vegetables!
Wyman’s of Maine has been in the fruit business ever since they started by growing wild blueberries in 1874, so they know their stuff when it comes to growing, harvesting and freezing fruit. Wild blueberries are native to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes where Wyman’s owns 10,000 acres of land. All their fruit is grown in an environmentally sustainable way with the interest of fresh fruit and care for the land. When properly stored, the shelf life of Wyman’s fruit can last up to two years, which is quite a long time to enjoy one harvest of frozen fruit. Wyman’s is available in the freezer section of a variety of retailers nationally.
There are so many recipes that you can make with blueberries, so it’s always a good idea to have them on hand. I also made some blueberry pancakes. Just drop a few in before flipping and you have a totally different breakfast!
Conversion: Sugar to Kiva Organic Stevia
1 Tsp (sugar) = 1/8 Tsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1 Tbsp (sugar) = 1/3 Tsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1/4 cup (sugar) = 1/2 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1/2 cup (sugar) = 1 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
1 cup (sugar) = 2 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia)
A little bit goes a long way!
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