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.

Functional Foods in the Thanksgiving Meal

Functional Foods in the Thanksgiving Meal

The Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to be loaded with artery-clogging fats or sugar-spiking carbs. Instead, focus on filling your plate with foods that have a functional benefit for your health – that’s something worth toasting! Here are the benefits of Turkey Day and how to get more ‘bang for your buck’ during this year’s feast.

4 Functional Foods To Feel Good About At Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey: loaded with niacin, vitamin B6 & B12, iron, selenium and zinc. Turkey protects against heart disease, supports a healthy immune system and helps repair DNA.

Sweet Potato & Pumpkin: loaded with Alpha & Beta carotene, vitamins C & E, potassium, magnesium and rich in fiber. Sweet potato and pumpkin protect cells from free radical damage, protect skin and eyes from ultraviolet light and decrease risk for cancer and heart disease.

Cranberry: loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Cranberries support the cardiovascular and immune system and are also an anti-cancer agent. The tannins in cranberries have an anti-clotting property and help reduce urinary tract infections.

Green Beans: rich source of vitamin C, K, A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, omega 3-fatty acids and manganese. Green beans support strong bones, oxidize cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce colon cancer risks.

Cheers to your health!