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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Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Betsy’s butternut squash soup recipe makes for the perfect Fall appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Thanks to Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter the soup is loaded with flavor and the nutrients to satisfy.  The “Nutty” topping adds a nice crunchy contrast to the creamy broth.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Soup Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 bag chopped butternut squash or 1/2 squash cooked and chopped

1/4 tsp cardamom

1 can unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk

1/2 tsp sea Salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili powder (optional but recommended)

Nut Pesto Topping:

3/4 cup unsalted cashews

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

1 handful fresh mint, chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

Step By Step Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1First make the pesto. 

Step 2: Add all pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until the cashews resemble small bits similar to the look of pesto. 

Step 3” Remove and set aside. 

Step 4: No need to clean the blender or food processor. 

Step 5: Now place all of the ingredients for the soup in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Step 6: Remove and if eating right away place on the stove and cook until bubbly. 

Step 7: Remove and place in bowls and top with nut pesto. 

Step 8: Enjoy your butternut squash soup with Cardamom Cashew Butter Pesto topping!!!

Recipe Yield: Four 1-cup servings

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is always looking for ways to make healthy eating easier. Her butternut squash soup recipe is also great stored in empty Betsy’s Best jars and throw in the freezer for single serve use.  Just place in the fridge the night before and it will thaw in time for lunch the next day!  

What was your favorite part of the recipe? Was it the butternut squash soup or was it the cardamom cashew butter pesto topping?

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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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Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins

IfBetsy’s almond flour pumpkin muffins are a delicious fall treat. Why do we use almond flour to make our pumpkin muffins? Almond flour is gluten-free, high in protein, low in carbohydrates and easy to use! Almond flour makes these pumpkin muffins tasty, fun and a lot healthier than other muffins.

Muffin Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

2 ½ cup blanched almond flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground allspice

¼ tsp ground cloves

2 large eggs

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

½ cup pumpkin puree

¼ cup canola oil (or coconut oil, melted)

1 tsp vanilla

Muffin Topping:

6 Tbsp unsalted butter (or coconut oil)

¾ cup granulated cane sugar

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Step By Step Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffin Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease mini-muffin tin. I

Step 2: n a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Step 3: Stir until thoroughly combined.

Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine eggs, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, oil, vanilla and Betsy’s Best. Stir until smooth.

Step 5: Pour egg mixture into almond flour mixture, stirring until combined.

Step 6: Fill each muffin cup with roughly 1 Tbsp of batter.

Step 7: Bake 12-15 minutes or until muffins pass the toothpick test.

Step 8: Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.

Step 9: Remove from heat. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.

Step 10: After muffins cool, dip each one into butter, then roll in sugar mixture.

Step 11: Store in a lightly covered container to keep sugar mixture granulated.

Step 12: Enjoy your almond flour pumpkin miffins!

Enjoy a smarter sweet treat with our Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins recipe! Did you #TasteTheDifference with our gourmet almond butter as the secret ingredient?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this recipe fit on your list of best fall baking recipes?

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Fall into Fabulous With Betsy’s Fall Fitness Tips

Fall into Fabulous With Betsy’s Fall Fitness Tips

As Summer becomes a distant memory and Autumn moves into full swing, it is time to research some Fall fitness tips.. The cooler weather brings more cravings for those cozy treats as our bodies prepare for hibernation. Watch out for the fall slow down. Keep your energy and immunity boosted by reducing inflammation. Lastly, don’t indulging in the foods that drag you down.

Regain your motivation to take charge of your health through the crisp months ahead. Make a goal sheet for how you will handle the fall season and, instead of falling behind on your health goals, fall into fabulous by staying fit!

Each month, I try to provide you with information that is not only helpful, but motivational. These are all easy steps that will lead you in the right direction. Sometimes life is not all about the destination. It is about the journey. This is where character, drive, and motivation are built. That experience is what will rebuild you into a stronger, more resilient person.

Health is something that is not given to you. Sure, we are all born healthy, for the most part. It is our lifestyles that wear us down. It is the good choices we make that will rebuild our health or maintain it. With that in mind, here are a few simple suggestions that should be easy to incorporate into your life:

Betsy’s 3 Best Healthy Lifestyle Suggestions for the Fall

Get outside and enjoy the Fall weather:

  • Visit a nearby park with great hiking tails.
  • Start training for a Turkey Trot 5K or 10K.
  • Go on leaf-peeping walks,

Eat the delicious healthy foods offered by the Autumn harvest:

Set attainable fitness goals to reach by Thanksgiving:

  • Lose 10 pounds over the next two months
  • Add 4 pounds of muscle by Turkey day
  • Walk 10,000 steps a day

If you fail to plan, then you have planned to fail. Don’t let another month go by where you don’t make a change that you can keep. Make a goal sheet for how you will handle the fall season. Instead of falling behind on your health goals, fall into fabulous by staying fit!

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