Why You Should Start Your Morning With Natural, Non-GMO Peanut Butter

Why You Should Start Your Morning With Natural, Non-GMO Peanut Butter

Peanuts have long been an American favorite and have evolved to take on many different forms throughout the years. Back in the day, in-shell peanuts were even more common than sunflower seeds on the baseball fields, and now, people are adding scoops of peanut butter to their protein smoothies, pancakes, and just about any other kind of food you can imagine. With these nutritional drinks and dishes being so delicious on their own, it seems the only way to improve them is to use natural, non-GMO peanut butter ― and to consume them in the morning.

If you are a peanut butter lover, you’ve come to the right place because not only is Betsy’s Best peanut butter the best natural peanut butter product on the market, but it is also an amazing way to kick-start your morning. Here are a few reasons why you should start integrating wholesome peanut butter into your breakfast routine!

It’s Packed With Protein And Essential Nutrients

Wholesome peanut butter is known for its ability to fill you up with just a few bites, giving you the protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins you need to start your day on the right foot. Not only does natural peanut butter make you feel full, but it is the kind of full that makes you feel good and lasts for hours. While this is true of many natural nut butters, organic, GMO-free peanut butter is one of the most hearty ingredients you can consume, providing you with the right kind of sustenance and energy your body needs in the morning. Unlike some other sources of protein, all-natural peanut butter will fill you up without leaving you bloated, cramping, or sick to your stomach.

It’s Versatile And Mobile

As previously mentioned, there are many different ways to eat peanut butter in the morning, and they all provide you with the same protein and nutrients you need in the morning. If you find yourself in a time crunch before leaving for work, pop a piece of bread in the toaster and add a layer of natural, gourmet peanut butter to it on your way out the door. Or, if you like to drink your protein, add a scoop of wholesome peanut butter to your morning shake mix or smoothie, blend it up, and bring it with you.

No matter how you incorporate it into your breakfast, a few scoops of all-natural peanut butter will fill you up and give you the energy you need to start your day out right. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no excuse to skip breakfast if you have natural peanut butter on hand and know how to make use of its versatility and mobility. Say goodbye to mid-morning hunger pains and say hello to a deliciously healthy breakfast staple!

Try Betsy’s Best Natural Gourmet Peanut Butter

Some might say I’m biased, but I’ll be the first to say that my natural, non-GMO peanut butter is to die for. Not only is it incredibly filling and full of wholesome ingredients like raw peanuts, chia seeds, organic honey, and cinnamon, but it also tastes incredible by itself and when incorporated with other healthy foods. I hope this blog post motivates you to prioritize breakfast and make it as hearty as possible by adding wholesome peanut butter. Add Betsy’s Best cinnamon peanut butter to your breakfast today!

Why You Should Choose Natural Almond Butter Over Processed Nut Butters: Part 2

Why You Should Choose Natural Almond Butter Over Processed Nut Butters: Part 2

Welcome back to my blog! If you read the first part of this blog series, you are well-informed about how much healthier all-natural almond butter is than big-name, processed nut butters. As it turns out, healthy almond butter not only provides your body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, but it also tastes even better than those that are chock-full of sugar and sodium. You might be thinking to yourself: “Can something healthy really taste better than sweets?” or “Is it really worth spending the extra money?” Trust me, it is. And if you don’t believe me, let’s look at the facts!

All-Natural Almond Butter Tastes Better

I’ll be the first one to admit that I crave sweets and salty snacks sometimes, but that doesn’t mean I feel the need to resort to processed foods in order to satisfy my cravings. We all love the sweet and savory taste of our favorite nut butters, but the fact is that many non-natural products are packed with unhealthy, dehydrating ingredients that will make you instantly regret your decision. In my opinion, there is nothing that can ruin the taste of a nut butter than an excessive dose of sodium and sugar that overpowers the deliciously natural taste of real nuts.

Next time you’re craving the comfort of a processed nut butter, take a step back and consider whether you are craving sodium, sugar, or actual nuts. Many people who like the taste of unhealthy nut butters actually favor the taste of the nut itself mixed with other wholesome ingredients even more, but do not realize it until they take a chance on a natural nut butter. Healthy almond butter, for example, combines the naturally sweet taste of organic almonds with other delicious natural flavors, such as honey, cinnamon, and chia seeds. By themselves, these ingredients contain nutritional value, and together, they create a tasty spread that is unparalleled by processed junk food.

Just ask anyone who has made the switch from processed to organic raw almond butter which one they like better, and most, if not all of them will tell you they much prefer naturally delicious flavors over excessive sodium and sugar. While choosing natural almond butter as an alternative to processed products can be difficult at first, your tastebuds will quickly acclimate to appreciate natural flavors that are healthy and come from the earth. Plus, there is no guilt associated with consuming appropriate serving sizes of all-natural almond butter, which will allow you to enjoy it even more!

It’s A Little More Pricey — Which Is A Good Thing

Many people who choose processed nut butters over natural alternatives do so partially because they cost less. Sometimes way less. While this may seem like a good thing to consumers, you get what you pay for when it comes to nut butters, and unfortunately, many people choose the cheap route. What these people don’t understand is that they are wasting money on products that have virtually no nutritional value and are full of unhealthy ingredients that are cheap to produce. That’s why junk food costs so much less than healthy meals nowadays; they are made with shortcuts that are good for your bank account but are incredibly detrimental to your health and well-being.

Unlike sodium, sugar, and saturated fat, wholesome ingredients are valuable for your health and are well-worth your money. I’m not saying that there aren’t any nut butter brands out there that misuse the word “natural” as justification for upping their prices, but for the most part, a higher price indicates better ingredients. That being said, it’s best to check the nutrition label of nut butters that claim to be natural so you can see what you’re really paying for and determine whether it’s worth it to spend the extra few dollars. If you see things like raw almonds, chia seeds, organic honey, or pink Himalayan salt on the label of an almond butter, for example, you can bet that your money is being put to good use. Truly organic, gluten-free, non-GMO almond butters will indefinitely cost more than processed ones, and rightfully so.

Next time you find yourself standing in the peanut butter aisle of the supermarket and are tempted to save money by adding a processed nut butter to your cart, step back and think about it. If money is an issue for you, why would you fill your body with junk that ultimately puts your heart and entire body at risk of developing expensive health issues down the road? I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but it really isn’t because people who perpetually consume cheap, unhealthy foods for the sake of saving money put themselves at a far greater risk of heart disease, obesity, stroke, and other life-threatening health conditions.

Choose Betsy’s Best All-Natural Almond Butter

All things said and done, any shift away from processed nut butters is worth the extra effort, even if that means taking baby steps until you truly come to appreciate all-natural, organic flavors. Trust me when I say that your body, taste buds, and wallet will thank you when you stop wasting money on processed nut butters that do nothing but give you a false sense of health. If you’re ready to make the switch to a healthy lifestyle fueled by all-natural nut butters and other nutritionally-rich foods, try Betsy’s Best almond butter today! I would be honored to help you get your health on track with my deliciously healthy nut butters.

Why You Should Choose Natural Almond Butter Over Processed Nut Butters: Part 1

Why You Should Choose Natural Almond Butter Over Processed Nut Butters: Part 1

Our bodies require healthy oils, acids, and monounsaturated fats as part of a nutritional diet. In fact, many weight-loss programs emphasize the importance of consuming foods that are chock-full of them as a healthy and filling alternative to processed foods. Luckily, grabbing a handful of mixed nuts on your way out the door or spreading a healthy nut butter on your morning toast are both effective and tasty ways to make sure your body is getting these healthy staples on a regular basis.

We are lucky to live in a time where integrating healthy oils, acids, and fats into our diets isn’t a particularly difficult task — that is, unless you give into your sweet tooth cravings and reach for a processed product instead of a healthy nut butter. With so many nut butters lining supermarket shelves these days, it can be difficult to discern which nut butters are actually healthy and why you should choose those over cheap big-name brands that load their products with saturated fats, sugars, and other unhealthy ingredients.

In essence, it all comes down to prioritizing your health and making good decisions to support it, which is a practice that takes time and effort. I am a firm believer that anyone can reach their health goals if they eat the right foods, so here are a few reasons why you should choose an all-natural almond butter over Nutella, Skippy, Peter Pan, and other processed nut butters.

All-Natural Almond Butter Is Healthier

While this may seem obvious, many people who decide to make the switch from big-name nut butters to organic, raw almond butter do so because they are in the process of adjusting to healthier eating habits. Many dieters and those using specific weight loss programs start by making micro-adjustments to their overall diets by seeking out healthy alternatives that still satisfy their cravings. Fortunately, healthy almond butter is both tasty and full of many nutrients your body relies on to shred fat and boost heart health.

 

 

Unlike processed nut butters that have high levels of sugar, sodium, and saturated fat, all-natural almond butter contains an incredible amount of essential vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin E, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, antioxidants, and monounsaturated fatty acids. Almonds are known for reducing cholesterol, as the “good” fat, Vitamin E, and antioxidants work together to help clear the arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease and maintaining normal blood sugar levels. Not only does healthy almond butter promote heart health, but it is also a great source of brain food and energy. Like other kinds of nuts, almonds are a great source of protein and fiber, which naturally fill you up, aid in digestion, and give you a natural source of energy that is far healthier than sugary snacks and caffeinated drinks.

Aside from natural almond butter being far healthier than processed nut butters, there are many other reasons to make the switch. Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I will discuss why organic raw almond butter tastes better, is worth the slight increase in price, and more. In the meantime, get a head start on your new healthy lifestyle by abandoning those big-name nut butters and see for yourself why all-natural almond butter is a much better choice!

Try Betsy’s Best All-Natural Almond Butter

I started making my own natural nut butters because I wanted to provide myself and those I love with tasty spreads that are also heart-healthy and guilt-free. In addition to the vitamins and minerals that almonds naturally provide, I add other wholesome ingredients to my all-natural almond butter, including cinnamon, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, honey, sunflower oil, and demerara sugar. I am proud to only use organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO ingredients in my natural almond butter, so you can rest assured knowing that it is truly healthy.

Whether you are starting a weight-loss program or simply want to adjust your lifestyle with healthier eating habits, trade out your big-name processed nut butters for Betsy’s Best natural nut butters. You can find my all-natural almond butter at many local supermarkets, or you can order it online right here today! You’ll be surprised at just how much healthier, energized, and full you’ll feel with all-natural almond butter as your go-to for something sweet.

6 Foods That Go Great With Natural Peanut Butter

6 Foods That Go Great With Natural Peanut Butter

In my last blog post, I outlined some of the main reasons why switching to all-natural peanut butter is worth it. Aside from being much healthier than regular peanut butter, it tastes just as good, if not better, and goes great with a variety of different foods. Here are some of my favorite pairings for you to try!

Fruit

Fruit is one of the main kinds of food people pair with peanut butter ― especially apples. Fresh, organic apples sliced up and dipped in Betsy’s Best gourmet peanut butter is one of my favorite after-work snacks, as it provides me with the energy and nutrients I need to take on the next part of my day. Try it with honeycrisp apples, organic bananas, or mangoes!

Oatmeal

If you love oatmeal, you’ll love oatmeal with all-natural, non-GMO peanut butter. I like to add a spoonful to my morning oatmeal, which goes well with raisins, cinnamon, and just about any kind of fresh fruit. There isn’t a tastier way to add a thick, creamy texture to this healthy breakfast dish.

Pretzels

Dipping pretzels can either be healthy or guilty, so skip the cheese dip and choose gourmet peanut butter instead! I love the delicious sweet-salty combination of these two healthy snacks, especially when I have a craving for junk food.

 

 

Toast

Everyone loves peanut butter toast, right? Take your on-the-go breakfast to the next level with Betsy’s Best gourmet peanut butter, which is chock-full of the essential nutrients to kick-start your day. This healthy meal will not only hold you over until your lunch break at work, but will also provide you with the energy you need to get your brain working early in the morning.

Smoothies

Many of us struggle to make our smoothies the right consistency, whether that means adding bananas, yogurt, or peanut butter. Add thickness and essential nutrients to your morning or mid-afternoon smoothie with Betsy’s Best non-GMO peanut butter, which will give you a naturally-sweet nutty cinnamon taste.

Stir Fry

At first, this combination might seem weird. But for those who love the sweet taste peanuts add to their favorite Asian dish, my all-natural peanut butter adds a delicious, guilt-free touch to any stir fry sauce. Try it with lean meats and hearty veggies like sweet peppers, broccoli, carrots, and snow peas ― trust me, you won’t regret it!

I hope you enjoy these recipes made with Betsy’s Best cinnamon peanut butter. Let me know what you think of them, and don’t hesitate to share your own peanut butter creations with me!

3 Reasons You Should Switch to Natural Peanut Butter

3 Reasons You Should Switch to Natural Peanut Butter

There are endless brands of peanut butter on the market nowadays, and each brand offers a variety of options to choose from. With so many different kinds of peanut butter from so many different brands, shoppers are often susceptible to choosing the “natural” versions big corporations offer, rather than those from healthy peanut butter brands. As mentioned in my first blog post, the term “natural” is often used as a blanket term meaning “less bad for you” than the original product companies sell, making the term devoid of meaning altogether.

When it comes to choosing the healthiest kind of peanut butter at the grocery store, it’s important to compare brands, not the versions they offer. Different companies have different values and practices, which will remain consistent across all of their products. That being said, be sure to choose a brand whose “natural” peanut butter is organic, non-GMO, and only contains wholesome ingredients. Here are a few reasons why you should abandon big-name brands and switch to an all-natural peanut butter.

It’s Better For You

Obviously, all-natural nut butters are healthier than those that are chock-full of sugar, salt, and saturated and trans fats. Ideally, people shouldn’t consume trans fats at all, and shifting from an unhealthy brand of peanut butter to one that only contains wholesome ingredients is an easy way to start eliminating it from your diet. Most big-name peanut butter brands contain high amounts of hydrogenated vegetable oil, which might sound healthy, but is a camouflaged kind of trans fat that leads to high cholesterol and heart disease. You can identify all-natural brands of peanut butter by their “non-GMO” and “gluten-free” labels, as well as a complete nutrition label that has peanuts listed as the first ingredient. Betsy’s Best gourmet peanut butter is non-GMO verified, gluten-free, organic, and contains delicious natural ingredients like peanuts, chia seeds, cinnamon, and honey.

 

 

It Tastes Just as Good

Anyone who has made the switch from unhealthy peanut butter to an all-natural kind will tell you that it tastes just as good, if not better. For many people, the high amounts of sodium and sugar found in big-name brand peanut butter makes them dehydrated and lethargic. Truly natural peanut butter will satisfy your craving in the same way, but with tons of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins in place of trans fat, sodium, and sugar.

It’s Worth the Money

Many people who stick to big-name brand peanut butter do so because it’s significantly cheaper, depending on which kind you buy. But as with any other kind of food, you get what you pay for. Since these brands of peanut butter contain high amounts of trans fat, sodium, and sugar instead of ingredients with nutritional value, they can afford to charge far less for their products. In reality, choosing unhealthy brands for their low prices is like throwing money away because you are paying for junk food, rather than essential nutrients. If you’re going to buy peanut butter, it’s well worth the extra five dollars to buy a kind that is worth putting in your body.

There are many reasons to switch to all-natural peanut butter that is verified gluten- and gmo-free, including the health benefits, the naturally delicious taste, and the incredible bang for your buck. I hope that this blog has helped you realize why switching to healthy peanut butter is worth it, and I’m excited for you to taste mine!