Toasted Coconut Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Toasted Coconut Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Is there a better way to start off a summer morning than with a toasted coconut orange creamsicle smoothie? If it is made with Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter the undisputed answer is “no.”  This tropical smoothie recipe features a delicious and creamy coconut taste combined with amazing flavors of orange and banana.  Add in some tumeric and the health benefits abound,  Trust Betsy! It is possible to to turn health food into a gourmet treat you will crave.

Recipe Ingredients:

Coconut Cream Mixture:

1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 frozen banana

4 cubes frozen coconut chunks (Trader Joe’s)

Pinch sea salt

Orange Mixture

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp turmeric

1 orange, peeled

Step By Step Toasted Coconut Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place the Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter, coconut milk, frozen banana, frozen coconut chunks, and sea salt into your blender. 

Step 2: Blend and then remove 1/2 cup and set aside.

Step 3: Add the vanilla, tumeric, and peeled orange to the mixture remaing in the blender.

Step 4: Blend until smooth or to your desired consistency.

Step 5: In an empty glass add the coconut cream mixture and the orange mixture at the same time.

Step 6: Enjoy your toasted coconut orange creamsicle smoothie!

We have lot’s of fans who rave about Betsy’s smoothies. After all, they feature her healthy, gourmet nut and seed butters. Even with so many great smoothie recipes already featured on our website, we think this toasted coconut orange creamsicle smoothie recipe will climb quickly up the list of favorites. 

Please let us know, which Betsy’s Best smoothie recipes are your favorites?  Also, why do you love Betsy’s Best Nut and Seed Butters in your smoothies?

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Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

If you are ready for one of summer’s classic desserts then give Betsy’s Best key lime pie recipe a try.  You will appreciate the gourmet flavors packed in every bite.  Trust Betsy! By using her toasted coconut cashew butter this refreshing summer dessert treat goes to new tropical  taste heights. After all, key lime and toasted coonut really do make the perfect summer match.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 C Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 graham cracker pie crush

3 egg yolks

1/2 c key lime juice, fresh or bottled

8 oz whipped cream

1/4 c maple syrup

1 can light or regular canned coconut milk

Key Lime Pie Topping

Additional whipped cream

Toasted coconut pieces

Step By Step Key Lime Pie Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a saucepan add coconut milk, maple syrup, and Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. 

Step 2: Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 min, stirring to prevent burning. 

Step 3: Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp while you prepare the rest of the pie.

Step 4: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl add the egg yolks, key lime juice and blend with a mixer until creamy. 

Step 5: Once the coconut milk is at room temp add it to the the lime juice and stir until combined. 

Step 6: Fold in the whipped cream and hand stir to combine. 

Step 7: Pour into crust and bake for 25 minutes. 

Step 8: Remove and chill in the fridge to set. 

Step 9: Garnish with additional whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Betsy’s Best key lime pie recipe is truly a dessert that will be loved by all.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Gourmet Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter you’ll #TasteTheDifference and be asking for a second slice!

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Cinnamon Almond Butter Carrot Cake

Cinnamon Almond Butter Carrot Cake

Easter and carrot cake are synonymous at Betsy’s house, and as the founder of Betsy’s Best there is plenty of almond butter in the pantry.  This week Betsy put carrot cake and cinnamon almond butter together in this delicious Easter recipe. Trust Betsy! The addition of an amazing gourmet nut butter into just about any cake recipe makes it a super moist treat the whole family will love. #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Carrot Cake Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar

1/4 cup agave nectar or honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup carrots, shredded

1 cup pecans, chopped

Vanilla Creamcheese Icing:

1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp agave nectar

Carrot Cake Topping:

1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut

4 drops liquid chlorella or green food coloring

Mini candy eggs for decorating

Step By Step Almond Butter Carrot Cake Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2: Using an electric mixer, cream together the Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon, oil, coconut sugar, agave or honey, vanilla, and eggs.

Step 3: Add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.

Step 4: Mix until everything is combined.

Step 5: Fold in the carrots and pecans.

Step 6: Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and spread the batter evenly across the bottom.

Step 7: Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is browned.

Step 8: Remove from oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan.

Step 9: When the cake is room temperature, pull the parchment paper to transfer it to a cutting board.

Step 10: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the icing ingredients.

Step 11: Whip it on high until fluffy, about 1 minute.

Step 12: Spread the icing on top of the cake.  In a plastic bag add the shredded coconut and green coloring.  Close bag and mesh with your hands to distribute the color and sprinkle on top and add candy eggs to garnish.

Step 13: Chill in the fridge for an hour for the icing to set before slicing them.

Step 14: Enjoy your cinnamon almond butter carrot cake and Happy Easter!

Recipe inspiration from: The Toasted Pine Nut

After hunting for Easter eggs and enjoying your favorite Easter dinner recipes top it all off with a healthy and delicious cinnamon almond butter carrot cake.  It’s a great way to sneak in a few extra veggies adter a morning of enjoying candy from the Eater Bunny.

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Cinnamon Almond Butter Banana Bread

Cinnamon Almond Butter Banana Bread

Betsy’s recipe for cinnamon almond butter banana bread is an instant classic.  This breakfast treat is gooey and loaded with scrumptious flavor.  Come on! How could anything with bananas and the best gourmet nut butter not be amazing? Trust Betsy! You are going to absolutely love her recipe.  

Bread Ingredients:

1/2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 1/2 c flour

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 egg or 2 egg whites

1 c mashed bananas

3/4 c sugar

1/4 c oil

Bread Topping

1/2 c oats

1/2 c flour

1/2 c sugar

2 T butter or coconut oil, softened

1 tsp cinnamon

Step By Step Almond Butter Banana Bread Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Stir to combine. 

Step 3: In a separate bowl mash bananas and add sugar, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter, oil and eggs and stir to combine. 

Step 4: Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and gently stir until moistened careful to not over-stir. 

Step 5: Spray loaf pan with cooking spray and pour in mixture. 

Step 6: In a separate bowl add topping ingredients and stir until crumble forms. 

Step 7: Add bread topping to the top of the banana bread mixture and bake in the oven for 40 min or until knife comes out clean.

Step 8: Enjoy your cinnamon almond butter banana bread!

Slice your cinnamon almond butter banana bread and serve it up at your next brunch or family breakfast.  If their fans of banana bread they are bound to rave about your baking skills.

Did you know Betsy is a registered Dietitian? Read her blogs posts about the health benefits of natural almond butter.

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Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cashew Butter

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cashew Butter

If you are a fan of classic desserts you are going to love Betsy’s coconut tapioca pudding recipe.  It’s a bit healthier than the original, but the taste is better than ever. After all, it features Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Trust Betsy! Your first spoonful will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Pudding Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

3 cups coconut milk or other milk alternative

1/4 cup small pearl tapioca (quick cooking)

2 Tbsp sugar (unrefined cane sugar or white granulated sugar)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Step By Step Coconut Tapioca Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 3 cup of coconut milk and bring to a boil. 

Step 2: Bring the milk down to a simmer and add tapioca, salt, and Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butte. 

Step 3: Cook for 13-18 minutes until thickened. 

Step 4: Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sugar. 

Step 5: Refrigerate to room temperature. 

Step 6: Serve your coconut tapioca pudding with fruit and additional shredded coconut.  Enjoy!

Betsy’s coconut tapioca pudding is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.  With most people looking to eat healthy, you can serve this dessert knowing it is scrumptious and a healthier option.

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