Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Crock Pot Apple Cider with Orange Juice
(116 calories | 6 6 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Warm and wonderful is how I would describe this crock pot apple cider with orange juice.
I don't really drink much juice these days. Weight Watchers taught me to select fruit over juice and it's a habit that's stuck.
Unless I'm not feeling well and then all bets are off.
I seem to crave juice, especially orange juice when I'm under the weather.
So, when I saw this recipe for crock pot apple cider with orange juice, in Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes I decided to give it a try.
As luck would have it, I had everything I needed. The only change I made was to substitute ¼ cup honey for the full cup of sugar called for. I think juice is sweet enough on it's own, but the honey seemed soothing, somehow.
The aroma of this crock pot apple cider with orange juice and spices is wonderful as it simmers in the slow cooker. And it tastes delightful too.
How Many Calories and Points in this Cider?
According to my calculations, each serving has 116 calories and:
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
I'm wondering how it would be turned into an adult beverage with a shot of vodka, tequila or peach schnapps mixed in??? (For medicinal purposes only, of course 🙂 )
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Crock Pot Apple Cider with Orange Juice
- 6 cups orange juice
- 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Fresh orange
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Combine the orange juice, cider, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg in your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, until heated.
- Slice the orange thinly and float slices of orange in the cooker, before serving.
- Ladle into heatproof glasses or mugs.
Source: Adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes by Phyllis Good
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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