Almond Butter Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

Almond Butter Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

With Betsy’s Best blueberry cobbler smoothie you’re getting a delicious blast of antioxidants. Our gourmet cinnamon almond butter, chia seeds and blueberries are combined in this blueberry cobbler smoothie recipe to give you the superfood nutrition your body craves. Just as important, it tastes really, really good.  If it’s spring be sure you are using fresh blueberries right from the farm.

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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Crockpot Steel-Cut Oats with Caramel Apples

Crockpot Steel-Cut Oats with Caramel Apples

Crockpot steel cut oats are a staple in Betsy’s healthy breakfast choices. The steel cut oats are super healthy and the crockpot makes this recipe super easy. After all, the only thing better than the smell of slow-cooked caramel apples is how they taste! Especially when steel-cut oats and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond butter are key ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes (2½-3 cups chopped)

1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats

1½ cups unsweetened almond milk (or any milk/non-milk substitute)

1½ cups water

2 Tbsp brown sugar (or maple syrup/another non-calorie sweetener)

½ Tbsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp ground flax seed (or chia seed)

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp sea salt

1½ Tbsp coconut oil (optional)

Step By Step Crockpot Steel Cut Oats Recipe Directions:

Step 1Coat the inside of a 3½-quart crockpot with cooking spray (recipe can be doubled for 6-quart or larger crockpot: increase cooking time by 1 hour).

Step 2: Add all ingredients except toppings to crockpot.

Step 3: Stir, cover and cook on low for approximately 7 hours.

Step 4: Spoon oatmeal into bowls.

Step 5: Sprinkle with additional toppings and serve.

 

Step 5: Enjoy the crockpot steel cut oats!

Refrigerate leftovers. Freezes well.

To reheat:

Combine 1 cup oatmeal with 1/3 cup fat-free milk (or any milk) in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 minute. Stir. Cook another minute, or until hot.

Optional toppings:

chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, milk, butter

Your house is sure to smell delicious with this fragrant crockpot steel-cut oats recipe! Did the caramel apple smell amazing while the oats were cooking??

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Bonkers for the Health Benefits of Bananas

Bonkers for the Health Benefits of Bananas

Why should we go bonkers for BANANAS? Bananas are loaded with important health benefits. They offer powerful protection of the cardiovascular system because of the rich nutrient called potassium, which helps guard against high blood pressure. Bananas also contain an element called fructooligosaccharide, which is better known as a prebiotic. This substance not only acts as a food source for healthy bacteria lining the gut, it also helps calcium absorb in your intestine for stronger bones and beautiful teeth.

The Health Benefits of Bananas

Ever wonder why you feel so good after eating bananas? That feel-good mood has something to do with bananas’ electrolyte enhancing minerals and hormone balancing tryptophan, serotonin and norepinephrine. Bananas and peanut butter on whole wheat toast.These help fight depression, increase feelings of well-being and relaxation, and also have the ability to fight off sleeplessness and mood swings. Plus, they not only leave you feeling good, they keep your tummy happy too! Bananas actually suppress acid in the stomach, which helps ease heartburn and fight against ulcers. They are also an excellent source of pectin, a soluble fiber that helps eliminate waste and toxins from the body and also help the body get rid of cholesterol in the foods you are eating. It’s not hard to see why we’re bananas over the health benefits of this incredibly tasty fruit! Next time you hesitate to reach for a banana because you think it’s loaded with sugar and carbs, think again. One small banana has just 90 calories and 12g of sugar. That’s less than your traditional Greek yogurt, a Starbucks Frappuccino or a Nutri-Grain granola bar! Pick up a banana to peel back a bit of deliciousness and bite off a chunk of nutrients that will fuel your body from the inside out!

Cookie dough ice cream sundae recipeWant to supercharge your health with bananas? Pair up your favorite Betsy’s Best Nut and Seed Butter with a banana for a snack. Whether you spread, dip, or scoop Betsy’s Best onto a banana, every bite will be perfect. You can even take tasty bananas and Betsy’s Best to the next level by creating a healthy treat. Even though it is cold outside, try Betsy’s Cookie Dough Banana Sundae recipe (pictured below) that will warm your heart, and taste buds!

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Is Gluten Bad for You?

Is Gluten Bad for You?

Betsy answers the question: Is gluten bad for you? As a nutritionist and personal trainer, this has been the most commonly asked question as of late. Gluten, a term that until recently was only used by physicians, dietitians, and people inflicted with Celiac Disease, is now the one of the biggest trending words in the world of nutrition. Although gluten-free diets have grown immensely in popularity, many people don’t understand exactly what gluten is, where it is found, and that it isn’t necessarily a problem for all who consume it.

Gluten is actually a word that describes a grouping of proteins (known as Promalins and Glutelins) that are found in certain grains and grain products, most commonly wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and triticale (a combination of wheat and rye). This protein matrix is very important in the structure of these grains, especially for baking, as gluten gives baked goods the rise and texture we find so appealing in our favorite breads, cookies, and cakes. When a person with Celiac Disease consumes this protein complex, their digestive tracts become irritated and inflamed causing them to poorly digest carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. This poor digestion can lead to unwanted weight loss, bone disease, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and vitamin deficiencies. It is estimated that only 1% of our population is inflicted with Celiac Disease.

Is gluten bad for you?

Gluten intolerance is a new phrase that is responsible for the recent rise in gluten-free diets. People with gluten intolerance experience the same uncomfortable digestive problems when consuming gluten, but don’t suffer the intestinal damage and ensuing medical problems and deficiencies as those inflicted with Celiac Disease. There is no effective way to accurately test and diagnose gluten intolerance though, which has led to many people self-diagnosing and subsequently self-prescribing themselves a gluten-free diet. The truth is, we still have a lot to learn about the effects of gluten-containing processed foods, but if you do not experience digestive discomfort when eating whole grain wheat products, they can still be incorporated and enjoyed in your daily diet.

If you have Celiac Disease or are on a gluten-free diet, here is a deliciously filling Gluten-Free Almond Butter Bread recipe that will nix your craving for non-gluten-free bread.

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Betsy’s Best Eggnog Smoothie

Betsy’s Best Eggnog Smoothie

Eggnog is an iconic Holiday drink, so why not make an iconic eggnog smoothie? Betsy, a registered Dietitian, loves to eat healthy all year long, but great taste is very important to her.  We know it will be #LoveAtFirstTaste when you try this delicious Breakfast smoothie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

½ cup cashews

1 cup water

1 Tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp vanilla

¼ tsp rum extract (or real rum to make a party drink)

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ cup dates (or 8-10 drops of liquid Stevia)

Dash nutmeg

Pinch sea salt

Step By Step Eggnog Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place ingredients in your blender.

Step 2: Blend until smooth.

Step 5: Enjoy your holiday eggnog smoothie!

We bet Betsy’s delicious eggnog smoothie recipe will be a hit throughout the Holiday season! Did you #TasteTheDifference?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this recipe fit on your list of best smoothies?

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

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