Fall Harvest Salad With Cinnamon Almond Butter Dressing

Fall Harvest Salad With Cinnamon Almond Butter Dressing

There is no better salad in October and November than Betsy’s Fall Harvest Salad. Her recipe features amazing autumn veggies and a delicious cinnamon almond butter dressing.  Give it a try! We bet you’ll be proclaiming “It was #LoveAtFirstTaste!”

Salad Ingredients:

1 butternut squash, peeled and cut in cubes, or 1 bagged cut butternut squash

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 tsp sea salt

5 oz. spinach or arugula

2 beets, cooked and cut in cubes, or precooked beets, cut in cubes

1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

1 oz. crumbled goat cheese

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup water

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp honey

1 garlic clove

Step By Step Fall Harvest Salad Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 400F.  In a small bowl combine the coconut oil and Betsy’s Best until well incorporated.  Combine the butternut squash pieces with the coconut oil, Betsy’s Best, and sea salt in a large bowl until well coated.  Spread the squash out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 40 minutes, until tender and golden brown.

Step 2: While the butternut squash is roasting, cut the beets in 1/4 – 1/2 inch cubes and set aside.  Place the Betsy’s Best Almond Butter with Cinnamon, olive oil, water, balsamic vinegar, agave, and garlic in the food processor.  Process until smooth.

Step 3: When the squash is done roasting, remove and allow to come to room temp.  Layer the salad starting with greens, squash, beets, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese.  Drizzle with the dressing. 

Step 4: Enjoy your fall harvest salad!

Recipe Yield: 4 salads with leftover dressing

What’s your favorite part of Fall?  Is it the changing of the seasons? Getting to wear comfy sweaters? Beautiful leaves? Or, maybe now it’s Betsy’s Fall Harvest Salad recipe? Let us know in the comments below!
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cup

Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cup

Betsy’s diary-free chocolate mousse cups recipe is bound to become one of your go-to healthy desserts.  The mousse features our gourmet cinnamon almond butter and cocoa.  The crust features dried dates, cashews and coconut.  Trust Betsy! You’ll be saying “It was #LoveAtFirstTaste!”

Crust Ingredients:

Crust:

6 dried dates, pitted

1 cup cashews

1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut

4 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 Tbsp honey

Pinch sea salt

Mousse Ingredients:

1 can coconut milk, refrigerated overnight

3 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

Crushed peppermint for garnish

Step By Step Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cups Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place crust ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until well combined. 

Step 2: Put crust in 5 ramekins and press down and up the sides with fingers or a spoon. 

Step 3: Set aside. 

Step 4: Now place mousse ingredients in blender (minus the crushed peppermint) and puree until smooth. 

Step 5: Pour into ramekins and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hrs. 

Step 6: Garnish right before serving with the crushed peppermint.  

Step 7: Enjoy your dairy-free chocolate mousse cups!

Recipe Yield: 5 Mousse cups

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is passionate about healthy eating and great tasting food. Most importantly she doesn’t believe you should have to eat boring but healthy desserts.  Betsy loves her dairy-free chocolate mousse cups and we know you will too.  Great tasting healthy desserts are not a unicorn. They do exist!

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk

Avoid the scary preservatives and price tags of store-bought almond milk.  Betsy has an easy and super-duper tasty homemade pumpkin spice almond milk recipe.  Enjoy your favorite fall flavors and #TasteTheDifference with Betsy’s Best!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

3 c water

2 Tbsp pumpkin puree

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Stevia or honey to taste

Step By Step Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a blender blend all ingredients on high until well incorporated. 

Step 2: Store in a glass container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Step 3: Enjoy your homemade pumpkin spice almond milk!

How will you use this homemade pumpkin spice almond milk recipe?  Please let us know in the comments below!

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Finding the Best Peanut Butter

Finding the Best Peanut Butter

Nearly every American is familiar with the sweet, salty taste of peanut butter; in fact, it’s found in 94 percent of American households. Peanut butter is a staple in family pantries for many good reasons: It’s made with protein-packed peanuts, and it’s economical, versatile and tastes great.

If you developed your peanut butter habit many years ago, you’ve probably settled on a favorite brand. But did you know that new peanut butters have been sneaking onto the market in the last few years, some with decidedly sophisticated flavors?

Peanut Butter Evolution

Following the all-natural food trend, many peanut butters that contain nothing but peanuts, or peanuts and a bit of salt, became available in grocery stores. Of course, this style of peanut butter is not new; in fact, its origins date back to the Aztecs and Incas.

These one- and two-ingredient peanut butters touted their healthier contents — no added sugar or emulsifiers — and many customers loved them. They did, however, suffer from a drawback that many consumers had trouble adjusting to: They had no sweetness.

So other peanut butter innovators tackled the conundrum — how to make peanut butter slightly sweet, highly spreadable and still all-natural and healthy. These new peanut butters are some of the best you’ll ever taste.

What Makes a Peanut Butter Great

These peanut butters are not made with humdrum ingredients chosen to make the most profit for their makers. They’re made with ingredients of exceptional quality, carefully chosen for the combination of flavors they provide and to deliver the best nutritional value. It’s time to compare your go-to peanut butter against the best of these new brands. Look for these factors when comparing peanut butters.

Ingredients and Nutrition

Look at the label on the jar and read the list of ingredients. A great peanut butter doesn’t contain additives and preservatives you can’t pronounce, nor should it have high fructose sugars. The less added salt and sugar, the better.

The source of the ingredients is also important. Are they all-natural? Non-GMO? Gluten-free?

Appearance and Consistency

Spreadability is one quality of more natural peanut butters that many customers accustomed to standard brands have difficulty with. In some products, the natural oils separate and rise to the top, but the fix is simple. Just stir the oil back in and refrigerate, and it won’t separate again.

Crunchy vs. smooth: Peanut butter lovers fall into one of two types: Those who love creamy and those who crave crunchy. Luckily, this difference doesn’t affect a peanut butter’s quality.

Taste

The flavor of a great peanut butter is a balance of peanuts, saltiness and sweetness.

Saltiness: Some people find peanut butter without salt to be a little bland, but too much can also overwhelm the peanut flavor. Keep an eye out for the type of salt being used in the nut butter. Not all salts are created equal. For example, Himalayan pink salt is unrefined, crunchy and loaded with micronutrients and flavor!

Sweetness: Just as some people missed the salt in unsalted peanut butter, others found they missed sweetness in unsweetened peanut butter. Just remember what we mentioned in the nutrition section above, and avoid high fructose sugars or sugar levels above 4 grams per serving, especially if they aren’t all natural sugars or sweeteners. Examples of healthy natural sweeteners include organic honey, Demerara sugar, and organic stevia leaf extract.

Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

One new brand is Betsy’s Best. This peanut butter genuinely lives up to its “gourmet” name. Not only does it contain ingredients of the highest quality, Betsy has added some unique flavors that truly individualize this peanut butter.

Betsy Opyt is a registered dietitian and personal trainer, and she started on her journey to peanut butter perfection when she decided to make her own for her daughter. What does Betsy’s Best Gourmet peanut butter have that makes it special?

  • Ingredients and Nutrition: All ingredients are of the highest quality, natural, non-GMO and gluten-free. The roasted peanuts are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, as well as protein, vitamins and minerals. The chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, antioxidants and fiber, and the sunflower oil is a healthy polyunsaturated fat.
  • Appearance and Consistency: Sunflower oil helps keep the consistency smooth and spreadable, and chia seeds add a bit of crunch along with a lot of superfood punch.
  • Taste: Pink Himalayan salt creates the slightly salty flavor, and it contributes minerals lacking in table salt. Cinnamon, organic honey and demerara sugar add a hint of sweetness — the cinnamon Betsy uses is Korintji, which has a rich flavor and robust nutrients.

If you haven’t tasted Betsy’s Best, you probably haven’t discovered what you will call the Best Peanut Butter Ever. People love it so much that 83 percent of reviews on Amazon are five-star. This is just one customer’s comment,

“I am very impressed with the taste and texture of this all-natural peanut butter. The peanut flavor really comes through while the pink salt, honey, and cinnamon offer a complex and gourmet taste. It also has chia seeds which provides a nice crunch. I love making and eating a gourmet PB&J sandwich that features Betsy’s Best on whole wheat toast, with a red pepper jelly, and dry baked bacon. Trust me and give this sandwich a try. Don’t substitute the Betsy’s Best with another peanut butter, because it won’t be as good if you do. Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter truly is gourmet and worth the purchase.”

Read more peanut butter reviews on Amazon.

Betsy’s aim is to make products with “functional food ingredients that will nourish the body, [and] flavors that will fascinate the taste buds and foster a feeling of connection with food that is good for you.” Her gourmet peanut butter certainly meets her high standards and is sure to become your new favorite.

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How To Make Peanut Butter Sauce For Ice Cream

How To Make Peanut Butter Sauce For Ice Cream

Learning how to make peanut butter sauce for ice cream is super easy and a great idea.  Big brands are loaded with preservatives, artificial flavoring and way to much sugar. This PB drizzle takes any scoop of ice cream to the next level.  It drizzles and cools into a crisp for a crunchy topping that resembles a Dairy Queen dipped cone.  It is DELISH and only has 3g of all-natural, non-GMO sugar!!! No corn syrup here!

So, if you’re a peanut butter lover trying to beat the summer heat and looking for something unique, Betsy’s super simple and healthy peanut butter sauce is for you!

Betsy’s Best Homemade Peanut Butter Sauce

Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter with Cinnamon

2 T Coconut Oil

Here are the directions for how to make peanut butter sauce for ice cream:

In a pot heat the Betsy’s Best and coconut oil until oil melts and you can easily incorporate the butter and oil together.  Remove and allow to cool to room temp.  Or place both in a microwave safe bowl and cook 30 seconds.  Stir and if still lumpy cook another 10-15 seconds until the two blend together.  Allow to cool at room temp.  If you have leftover topping place in the fridge and reheat the same way as instructed above.

Please let us know if you loved Betsy’s peanut butter ice cream sauce?  What ice cream did you top it with?  Was it #LoveAtFirstTaste?

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