Best Fruits To Eat

Best Fruits To Eat

Are you looking for the best fruits to eat? With so many fruits available, Betsy has narrowed it down to four fruits to focus on. Betsy calls them Super Fruits because they are  Super  For You! You will look at fruits in a whole new way when you learn these additional nutritional benefits. Fruits are not only sweet and delicious, but also optimize the nutrients in your diet if you know the best and most nutritious ones to eat. Take a look at what dietitians have to say about the most nutritious fruits and what they can do for you!

Berries are the BEST fruits to eat!

Berries Are The Best Fruits To Eat including strawberries, blueberries, and blackberriesYes, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries have been known to be healthy fruits, but did you know that Goji Berry is known to be nature’s most nutritionally complete food? Known as the “red diamond,” these little berries sparkle with nutrients and one of the few fruits to contain 18 different amino acids, including 8 of the 9 essential food-based amino acids that our body can’t produce on its own. Not only that, it is the “celebrity” of vitamin C content. We give it a Golden Globe because it has 500 times the amount of vitamin C content per weight of oranges, ranking it the highest source of vitamin C in the fruit category

It is also a stellar source of vitamin B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E. Vitamins are not the only category we nominate for a gold star, these red diamonds also shine in the mineral category too!  They contain 21 trace minerals, including zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, and phosphorus. Because of its rich red hue, these bright-colored berries happen to be the richest source of carotenoids of all known foods and plants on earth. GO-GO-Goji!

Great ways to eat goji berries: Sprinkle on a salad, mix with nuts to make a trail mix, add to homemade granola bars, make “red” ants-on-a-log for kids using with Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter, place atop an açaí bowl, or mix into oatmeal.

Pucker Up with Lemon!

Lemon anyone? Zest it, squeeze it, juice it or eat it! This tart fruit has a lot of functional health benefits. Known for a highLemons Are One Of The Best Fruits To Eat vitamin C content, it is not only great for your immune system but also for your gut health, heart health, weight control and more! Help your heart and watch your waist with the fiber in the rind of lemons by adding lemon zest to your foods. This pectin (soluble fiber) helps to keep you full and eliminate bad cholesterol from the body. Lemons are definitely one of the best fruits to eat!

The tart flavor comes from the citric acid in the fruit, and although tart on the tongue, lemons fight hard against kidney stones. It does that by increasing urine volume and urine pH, creating a perfect environment to prevent kidney stone formation. This means that marinating lemons in your water is doing your kidneys good!

Did you know that lemons can also prevent anemia? Although they contain very little iron—which is used in blood cell production—it helps our bodies to absorb iron in the gut, so creating a marinade for your meats with a little lemon juice will help you pump up your blood by supporting iron absorption!

Great ways to eat it: make a spa water with lemon, mint and cucumber, zest lemon rind over a salad, meats or fish, or add it to baked goods. Use the juice of the lemon in salad dressings or marinades, or freeze lemons and water in an ice cube tray for beautiful ice that melts into a vitamin C-rich refresher! Try this delicious Lemon Pie Smoothie Recipe using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters.

The Green Avocado Machine!

Avocados Are One Of The Best Fruits To Eat. That is Right, they are a fruitIs it a fruit, is it a fat, is it a vegetable? What is avocado? Somehow it gets classified as all three! Technically it is a fruit (it has a seed and comes from a tree) but its creamy texture with lipids often classifies it as a fat, and because of the green color and non-sweet flavor people often call it a vegetable. I wonder if the avocado is having an identity issue? In my book, this is one of the most unique and best fruits to eat because of its versatility and subtle flavor. It makes smoothies thick and creamy, it is a great replacer of butter on toast, it is fabulous on a salad or in a wrap, and it can be blended into a delicious chocolate pudding! Sweet or savory, it goes both ways!

Avocados are not only delicious to eat but also have many health benefits. Move over banana, avocados have 14% of your RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) of potassium compared to 10% found in bananas. Potassium helps maintain body cells and reduces your risk of heart disease, strokes, and kidney failure. The fact that avocados are high in fat is not a bad thing because they contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Avocados happen to be the fattiest plant food in existence, but this rich oleic acid found in the flesh is what gives it its superpowers!

Don’t let the creamy texture fool you, avocados are also a rich source of fiber! The soluble and insoluble balance of fiber gives it the perfect amount and together provide 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5 oz serving. That is 27% of your RDA! Make sure you feed your gut-friendly bacteria, lower your cholesterol, and feel fuller with all that plant-based fiber!

Great ways to eat it: atop a salad, in place of mayo on a sandwich, in a smoothie, mix with cacao and honey and blend into a chocolate pudding, grill it, or cut in half, place an egg in the seed opening and bake it! And let’s not forget the famous avocado toast, duh. You can also try this delicious mint and chocolate chip smoothie with avocado and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters!

An Apple A Day DOES Keep The Doctor Away!

Ol’ Johnny Appleseed knew a thing or two when it came to this sweet forbidden fruit! The almighty apple is a staple in most An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away because they are one of the best fruits to eathouseholds, yet many don’t realize all of the nutritional benefits that comes with each bite—we are talking antioxidants, which aid in giving apples their amazing benefits! Clearly, apples are among the best fruits to eat. These phytonutrients are the powerhouse behind protecting your cells from free radical damage and reducing the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. This is not only true for apples, but nectarines, peaches, and berries too! Many fruits contain antioxidants, but some are richer than others. So if you want to slow down the aging process of your body and protect your cells, then an apple a day is the way!

Fullness is the factor when it comes to the soluble fiber in the flesh of the apple; just like the creamy avocado, the crisp apple is also loaded with fiber. This keeps you full, satisfied, and helps you manage weight.

Apples can also be a perfect paring with many foods! Enjoy your apple with peanut or almond butter, on a salad, baked with cinnamon, in a smoothie, in a chia pudding, dipped in cottage cheese or diced over oatmeal. Try this delicious Apple and Spinach Salad with a Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter Dressing!

To Your Health!

Add berries, lemon, avocado and apples to your daily diet and you will be the poster child for good nutrition as you enjoy the best fruits to eat!!

Mixed Berry Smoothie | The Berry Best

Mixed Berry Smoothie | The Berry Best

Betsy’s Best mixed berry smoothie recipe is a winner! After all, berries are the BES. They are loaded with antioxidants and fiber to help nourish you.  With strawberry, blackberry, raspberry and blueberry this smoothie is the berry berry best! But wait! There is more! Our smoothie recipe also features Betsy’s Cinnamon almond Butter. Almonds and berries are like sister and brother. They balance each other so well in recipes.

Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 c almond milk, unsweetened

1/4 c blackberries, frozen

1/4 c raspberries, frozen

1/4 c blueberries, frozen

1/4 c strawberries, frozen

1 T chia seeds

Pinch sea salt

Step By Step Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place all your berries, cinnamon almond butter and other ingredients into the blender.

Step 2: Blend until smooth.

Step 3: Pour your mixed berry smoothie into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Please share a photo on social media of you enjoying your Berry Best  Mixed Berry Smoothie.  We promise with our cinnamon almond butter’s amazing flavor you’ll #TasteTheDifference!

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Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)

½ cup blueberries, frozen

½ banana, frozen

½ cup spinach (or kale)

1 Tbsp chia seeds

Pinch sea salt

Step By Step Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Put all ingredients into blender

Step 2: Blend until smooth.

Step 3: Enjoy your blueberry cobbler smoothie!

Relax and enjoy this delicious almond butter blueberry cobbler smoothie recipe! Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this recipe fit on your list of best smoothies?

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1 1/2 C Gluten Free flour mix- (start with ½ cup, use no more than 2 cups)
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 c fresh berries
2 T sugar or honey
3 Cs buttermilk (or choice of milk alternative and add a drop of lemon juice to sour)
1 C sour cream, sweet cream or plain yogurt
¼ C Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter
Berries for garnish
 
Berry Waffle Recipe Directions:

Combine the dry ingredients.together the egg, sugar, buttermilk and yogurt. Stir in Betsy’s Best. Add to the dry ingredients and blend together.

Batter should be light and creamy. If batter is too thick, add additional milk to thin.

Let batter stand for 2-3 minutes. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook according to directions. Garnish with berries and enjoy!

The aroma in the house when you waffle press this delicious recipe will start mouths watering. Mix up the flavor with different berries and different varieties of Betsy’s Best!

Berry Muffins With Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter

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2 C almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1/4 C Betsy’s Best Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter 
1/3 C honey
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 C raspberries
2 T Chia seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 12 muffin liners in muffin tin. In a bowl combine the dry ingredients and stir to incorporate. In another medium bowl add wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Gently add dry ingredients and stir until mixed and fold in the raspberries. Spoon into muffin cups and bake 25-30 minutes.

Change the spice and make everything nice! Apple and nutmeg, blueberry and lemon, or pear and ginger are all unique creations you can create with this recipe!

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