Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl With Chia Seeds

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl With Chia Seeds

This peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl recipe was created by one of our favorite gourmet partners, World of Chia.  Their chia fruit jams are amazing and they pair great with Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter. As we all know, Betsy loves her unique and super tasty PB&Js; But, a PB&J in a breakfast smoothie bowl?  What an amazingly yummy idea!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 T Chia Fruit Spread

2 T  granola

1 C fresh blueberries, raspberries and/or strawberries.

1 C almond milk

1/2 C vanilla greek yogurt

ice

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place the almond milk, greek yogurt, fresh berries and some ice into your blender.

Step 2: Blend until smooth.

Step 3: Add the granola into one side of a large cereal bowl and pour the smoothie into the other side.  

Step 4:  Put the peanut butter and fruit spread on top of the smoothie and gently mix it in until swirled.

Step 5: If you have some extra fruit (blueberries our raspberries are great) place them on top.

Step 7: Enjoy your peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl!!

Eating chia seeds is a great way to improve your nutrition and health.  Eating World of Chia’s peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl is an amazing way to enjoy chia seeds.  Please let us know what you think of this recipe in the comments below! 

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6 Incredible Ways to Use Almond Butter

6 Incredible Ways to Use Almond Butter

Peanuts aren’t the only type of nut that can be made into mouth watering butter and used in a variety of delicious ways. Almond butter is becoming more and more popular thanks to the superfood status of almonds.  There are several ways you can make the most of this incredible nut butter.

Here are Betsy’s 6 Incredible Ways to Use Almond Butter (or Other Nut and Seed Butters)

1. Smoothies

A Vanilla Avocado Smoothie with Almond ButterSmoothies are delicious, yet they can lack healthy ingredients. Using almond butter in your smoothie recipes can keep them great tasting while providing healthy ingredients such as protein. Nut butter can also provide a variety of vitamins, probiotics and healthy fat.

You can create a fantastic smoothie using cinnamon almond butter. This particular combination of nut butter, fruits and veggies is both great tasting and full of healthy ingredients! Nut and seed butter is ideal for almost any smoothie recipe since they go well with both veggies and fruit.

2. Salad Dressings

Natural almond butter with chia seeds and Himalayan pink salt can be part of an incredible dressing for salads. Nut butter will keep your salad dressings creamy and thick, but can also add a bit of sweetness. This Spinach Apple Salad Recipemakes nut and seed butters especially great with Thai and other types of Asian salads.

According to Cooking Light, several types of nut butter can be used not only for salads, but as sauces for noodles, veggies and grain bowls. Nut butter can be used to make dressings that can be put on traditional lettuce salads, pasta salads or just for dipping raw vegetables.

3. Tasty Soups

Betsy's best pumpkin curry soup recipeCream soups are often loaded with unhealthy fats. Making soup with a variety of delicious nut butters can keep them creamy and mouth watering, but with healthier ingredients. Nut and seed butter can provide unique flavors that most traditional soups don’t offer.

Adding nut butter to chili is a way to make this classic soup richer and thicker. When making chili with almond butter you may even want to add a packet of almonds to the recipe to add some extra crunch.

4. Gourmet Sandwiches

Instead of sugary jams and jellies, try a PB&J with toasted nut butter and pomegranates. You can also trade in the traditional bread and make nut butter and egg sandwiches on an English muffin. Betsy's Best CardamomCashew Butter and Ginger Jelly Sandwich is delicious on whole wheat bread

You can even create a spicy quesadilla with tortilla shells, grilled chicken, your favorite veggies and choice of nut butter. When it comes to nut and seed butter, the sandwich possibilities are almost endless.

5. Healthy Granola Bars

Betsy's homemade pumpkin granola recipe features a gourmet cinnamon almond butterMost people love granola bars, but too often they aren’t very healthy. When making granola bars with almond butter it’s important to find a butter that’s all natural and low in sugar.

Almond, coconut, cashew and cinnamon are just a few of the options that can be used when making your own granola bars. Almond and Seed Protein Bars have a combination of incredibly delicious ingredients that are both savory and sweet.

6. Delicious Desserts

With nut and seed butter it’s possible to make desserts that are both delicious and healthy. Everyone loves cupcakes, especially kids. Gourmet almond butter is the perfect ingredient for your next batch of cupcakes. Hummingbird cupcakes are a kid-friendly almond butter snack

Nut butter ice cream is also currently a favorite. There are several recipes that include nut butter that don’t require churning. Everything from cookies and gooey bars to a variety of cakes and pies can be made with seed and nut butters.

These are just a few great ideas for ways to use almond butter and other nut and seed butters into your daily cooking routine. When looking for delicious nut butters, Betsy’s Best features five fantastic nut and seed butters. These incredible butters are low in sugar, gluten-free and all natural.

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Homemade Pumpkin Granola

Homemade Pumpkin Granola

Take your breakfast up a notch with this blend of pumpkin spice with golden oats. Baked to be crunchy, this pumpkin granola mix is great on yogurt, covered with milk, or mixed with almonds and dried fruit.

Granola Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

3 cups gluten-free oats

¼ cup raw sunflower seeds

½ cup raw cashews, roughly chopped

½ cup pureed pumpkin, unsweetened

3 Tbsp chia seeds

¼ tsp sea salt

3 Tbsp honey

1 ½ Tbsp vanilla extract

¼ cup maple syrup

3 Tbsp brown sugar

½ cup raisins (or other dried fruit)

Step By Step Homemade Pumpkin Granola Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until moistened.

Step 2: Line baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread mixture across baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway through to cook evenly.

Step 4: For crunchier granola, cook a few minutes longer, or until desired consistency is reached.

Step 5: Enjoy your homemade pumpkin granola!

Tip: Don’t substitute another brand of almond butter.  Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter is more flavorful and really makes this recipe great!   

Use this homemade pumpkin granola mix as a topping on ice cream or as a delicious layer in a fruit and yogurt parfait. 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 homemade, healthy snacks

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Homemade Granola Bars To Grab And Go

Homemade Granola Bars To Grab And Go

If you are on the go, Betsy’s homemade granola bars are a must in your active life. Featuring Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter, this healthy snack recipe has amazing gourmet flavor combined with superfood nutrition to keep you fueled all day long.  Why buy store bought granola bars when you can make your own? Avoid unnecessary chemicals and preservatives and get baking!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

¼ cup honey (or agave nectar/coconut nectar)

¼ cup brown sugar

1 egg (or 2 egg whites)

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp chia seed

1 ½ cup brown rice cereal (or rice crispies)

1 ½ cup old fashioned oats

¼ tsp sea salt

½ cup dark chocolate chips

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup dried fruit such as cherries, raisins, cranraisins or goldenberries

Step By Step Homemade Granola Bars Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Beat Betsy’s Best, honey, sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large bowl.

Step 3: Combine chia seeds, cereal, oats and salt in a separate bowl.  Add to liquid mixture.

Step 4: Stir in chocolate chips, walnuts and dried fruits.

Step 5: Transfer to a 13x9 pan and firmly press mixture with back of spatula or wax paper in baking pan.

Step 6: Bake 15-17 minutes. 

Step 7: Enjoy your grab and peanut butter go granola bars!

Yields: 22 bars.

Make a batch of our homemade granola bars and freeze in individual baggies for healthy snacks that will last weeks! What activity are you doing will eating your grab and go fuel?

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Berry Divine Açai Bowl

Berry Divine Açai Bowl

Whether you eat Betsy’s Best berry divine açai bowl for breakfast or dessert, be confident knowing there is no guilt in this tasty treat! There are so many options for mix-ins but we think we have mastered the perfect toppings. Be sure to use Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter and we promise you’ll #TasteTheDifference!

Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 pack (100g) Sambazon Açai Berry Unsweetened, frozen

½ banana, frozen

2 T almond milk or other milk alternative

Berry Bowl Toppings

¼ C blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries

1/3 banana, sliced

2 T granola

1 T hemp seeds

1 T honey

Step By Step Berry Divine Acai Bowl Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place Açai berry, banana, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter and almond milk in blender and blend until creamy.

Step 2: Split into 2 separate bowls and top with fruit, granola and hemp seeds.

Step 3: Drizzle with honey. Serves 2.

Step 4: Enjoy your acai bowl!

Give Betsy’s Best açai bowl recipe a whip in your blender and watch your family and friends devour every last bite! We bet they’ll proclaim “This Acail Bowl was Berry Divine!”

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