Are you a chia seed pudding junky? Well, this recipe using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom is sure to become your go to chia seed pudding. It’s the ideal blend of sweet and salty, while popping with superfood health benefits.
1 C water
2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 T honey
pinch of pink Himalayan salt
3 T chia seeds
In a blender, add water, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter, vanilla, salt and honey. Blend until incorporated. In a glass jar with a lid, pour cashew milk into jar and add 2 T of chia seeds. Tighten lid and shake. Place in refrigerator and every 5 min give the jar another shake until chia seeds absorb the water. Once finished you can enjoy cold like a pudding or heat and eat like an oatmeal. Garnish with your favorite toppings.
If you love tapioca pudding but lead a healthy lifestyle you absolutely need to try Betsy’s Apple Pie Chia Pudding Recipe!
Here is the chia seed pudding recipe:
12 oz. almond milk (or coconut milk), divided
1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter
4 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup apple chips broken into small pieces (or sliced apple)
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
4-5 drops liquid Stevia (or honey)
Add Betsy’s Best and ¼ cup of the milk to a jar with a lid.
Stir with a spoon until Betsy’s Best dissolves.
Add remaining milk and all other ingredients to jar and close lid tightly.
Shake for a few seconds and place in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
Remove and shake again. Let sit in refrigerator another 5 minutes.
Remove and shake one more time or stir with spoon until chia jells evenly. Serve
Who said kale was only for salads? Take your kale on the go and add a twist of granola crunch to your greens! This recipe is sure to replace your usual trail mix by adding a boost of healthy greens to your snack attack. Feel good with this mix and enjoy every bite!
- 2 c gluten free oats
- 3 T honey or maple syrup
- 3 T raw sugar or coconut palm sugar
- 3 T chia seeds
- 3 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1 T vanilla extract
- 1 T coconut oil
- 3/4 c raisins, golden berries, goji berries, or cranraisins
- 1 C cashews or other nut
- 2 stalks of kale, stem removed, chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl combine honey, sugar, chia seeds, Betsy’s Best, seal salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut oil. Stir to combine. Add oats and kale and stir to coat. Line cookie sheet with wax paper and spread oat mixture on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 7 min. Take spoon and toss around oat mixture and return to oven for another 7 minutes and watch to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove and cool. Add nuts and dried fruit and store in an airtight container.
With the fast paced environment of today’s society, sometimes cooking and baking can be shoved to the side due to lengthy preparation time. This is not good because oftentimes this means consuming meals with low nutritional value. Sometimes preparing meals can become a burden without the correct ingredients. Below you will find four healthy pantry essentials that should always be in your cabinet to avoid that stop at a fast food restaurant. These ingredients will aid in keeping meals simple & nutritious!
4 Healthy Pantry Essentials:
Nut Butters – As founder of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters, saying Betsy is nuts for nut butters is an understatement. At her company, she always tries to incorporate one of her gourmet butters into whatever she is making and explain its usefulness in our cabinets. Whether she is making “Cardamom Cashew Butter Crepes” for a delicious breakfast or a “Lemon Pie Smoothie” to cool off on a toasty summer day, these nut butters are the secret ingredient to making things taste so yummy. Nut butters can serve as substitutes for non-healthy ingredients, add additional flavor, increase nutritional value and literally make you go nuts when they are not in your cabinet!
Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are another one of Betsy’s favorite ingredients. These little seeds can be incorporated into anything (yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, even your main entree)! Being high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and calcium, adding these seeds to any meal can be simple and rewarding. Start incorporating chia seeds into your meals and fill your tummies with its bountiful beauty!
Quinoa – Doesn’t a food that contains all nine essential amino acids, large amounts of fiber, iron, copper, magnesium and folate seem too good to be true? Well, thankfully for everyone who consumes quinoa, it’s not. Being the superhero in the land of enriched and refined grains, quinoa is here to save the day! Quinoa can be eaten plain. Quinoa can be substituted for another grain. Quinoa can be used in grain salad like the “Quinoa Avocado Salad.” Quinoa can be used to stuff vegetables. Quinoa can and needs to be an essential ingredient in your cabinet.
Healthy Oil – When looking for a healthy oil to use and to keep in the cabinet, she likes to stick with one of the three S’s–Sunflower, Safflower and Sesame Oil. All oils are high sources of fat and should be used in moderation. She likes to stick with using one of the three ‘S’oils because when used in moderation, they can actually be nutritious and beneficial for our bodies. Coconut oil is also one of our favorite oils to use (even though it does not begin with an ‘S’). Although oil is not used in every dish or baked good Betsy makes, she likes to be prepared and ensure that we always have healthy oils in the cabinet.