How To Make Easy Healthy Desserts That Are Nut-Rageous

How To Make Easy Healthy Desserts That Are Nut-Rageous

Growing up, I would always misspell the words ‘desert’ and ‘dessert’. My teachers would tell me to think about the ‘s’ in the word—they would tell me that ‘dessert’ has two ‘s’ because they are super sweet and make us want to eat more; hence the double ‘s’. Deserts are typically very dry and sunny; not something we want more of; hence the single ‘s’. As silly as this is, it is something that has stuck with me into adulthood and has even made its way into the American diet. It is not a secret that most Americans have a sweet tooth and have no problem putting the extra ‘s’ in dessert.

As Americans, I believe we are all born with a natural attraction to desserts. It’s like we have a sweet tooth with a sensor, and once we come across a dessert, the sensor signals the body that it absolutely needs it. So, as many Americans do, we eat the dessert and move on with our lives. However, we often forget about the calories, sugar, and fat content of the sweets we are eating.

We all have this natural sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied every so often. However, there are many other ways to “splurge” into desserts without as many calories, sugar and fat.

Some Ideas For Easy Healthy Dessert Preparation:

Applesauce:

Applesauce—the unsweetened kind—should be a staple item for every baker as you can substitute it for sugar in many recipes. However, when doing so, you will need to reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe (approx. ¼ cup) to counteract the substitution. Using applesauce instead of sugar allows for a more natural sweetness and less calories. Additionally, applesauce can be used to substitute oil or butter in a recipe. There are two ways to do so: Replace half of the total butter or oil with applesauce or replace the whole amount. No matter what the substitution you choose, calories and fat content will be decreased.

Fruit:

Betsy's Best fruit and yogurt parfait features her cinnamon almond butter.Want to indulge in something sweet, without the added calories and fat? Eat fruit for dessert! A Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, with your favorite type of fruit, is the perfect treat at the end of a meal. Or, if you are in the mood for some tasty ice cream, try Dream Cream Fruit and Veggie Ice Cream. This delectable dessert combines fruit and veggies plus double the nutrients! Not to mention, much less fat than the average ice cream.

Betsy’s Best:

Nothing ‘puts the cherry on top’ of the dessert like Betsy’s Best Nut Butter. Try Betsy’s Chocolate Chia Pudding, and blow your ordinary chocolate pudding out of the park. This deliciousToasted Coconut Chocolate Chia Pudding is an easy healthy dessert incorporation of the Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter with the chocolate is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Quick & Easy:

Betsy's Best dark chocolate strawberry poppersAre you in need for a quick, healthy dessert? Try Betsy’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Poppers. This 4-ingredient treat is not only delicious, but very easy to assemble! It will leave you satisfied without the extra calories of ordinary desserts.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding

With Betsy‘s chocolate chia pudding we go coco for chocolate and coconut!  This delicious and healthy dessert uses a gluten-free chocolate muffin from Soozy’s along with our delicious Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter Chia Pudding.  Such an amazing treat minus the guilt and it’s even vegan-friendly!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 c coconut milk

1 c greek yogurt, plain

2 T honey or maple syrup

1/2 c mango

1 c spinach or 2 T Koyah Leafy Greens Booster powder

1/2 c chia seeds

Step By Step Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1Simply mix the ingredients together, and let them rest for a few moments.

Step 2: Stir the mix well with a fork every five minutes or so. At first, it’ll seem far too liquified, but over the course of thirty minutes the chia seeds will plump up, till the pudding resembles tapioca pudding.

To assemble the chocolate chia pudding parfait:

Step 1: Cut muffin in half and place the bottom half in a 4 oz mason jar.

Step 2: Slice strawberries thin and layer around the side of the jar.

Step 3: Layer with 1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter and then add 1/4 Cup of chia pudding and top with the top of the muffin.

Step 4: Garnish with a dollop of Betsy’s Best and a strawberry.

We hope you enjoy our chocolate chia pudding recipe!  Are you eating it as a healthy snack or dessert?  Let us know what you think in the comments below?

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Coconut Chia Pudding with Spinach and Mango

Coconut Chia Pudding with Spinach and Mango

Cha-Cha-Cha coconut chia pudding please!  A fun and refreshing dessert that has 1 serving of vegetables and 1 serving of fruit plus all of the benefits of chia seeds! Featuring our Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter you’re sure to #TasteTheDifference.  A great way to enjoy all of those functional food benefits!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 c coconut milk

1 c greek yogurt, plain

2 T honey or maple syrup

1/2 c mango

1 c spinach or 2 T Koyah Leafy Greens Booster powder

1/2 c chia seeds

Step By Step Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a small food processor or blender, combine 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup and 1/2 cup mangos. Blend until smooth. Pour into a container and stir in 1/4 c of chia seeds.  Set aside to thicken.

Step 2: In the same blender or food processor, combine remaining 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup, spinach or Koyah leafy greens booster, and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Coconut Cashew Butter. Blend until combined.  Remove and place in a separate container then stir in remaining 1/4 c chia seeds.

Step 3: Cover both containers and refrigerate 1-2 hrs or overnight. To serve, layer mango chia pudding and spinach coconut chia pudding in jars and top with fresh fruit.

We hope you enjoy our coconut chia pudding recipe!  Are you eating it as a healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert?  Did you modify the recipe to fit your preferences? Will you make it again? Let us know what you think in the comments below?

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Cardamom Cashew Chia Seed Pudding

Cardamom Cashew Chia Seed Pudding

If you are a chia pudding junky, you’ll love Betsy’s cashew chia seed pudding recipe?  Well, this recipe using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom is sure to become your go to chia seed pudding. It’s the ideal blend of sweet and salty, while popping with superfood health benefits.!

Chia Pudding Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 C water

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 T honey

pinch of pink Himalayan salt

3 T chia seeds

 

 

Step By Step Cashew Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1: In a blender, add water, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter, vanilla, salt and honey.

Step 2: Blend until incorporated. In a glass jar with a lid, pour cashew milk into jar and add 2 T of chia seeds.

Step 3: Tighten lid and shake. Place in refrigerator and every 5 min give the jar another shake until chia seeds absorb the water.

Step 4: Once finished you can enjoy cold like a pudding or heat and eat like an oatmeal.

Step 5: Garnish with your favorite toppings.

Step 6: Enjoy your cardamom cashew chia seed pudding!

We hope you enjoy tBetsy’s cashew chia seed pudding as much as she does! The cardamom cashew butter really makes it a special treat.   Its flavorful, satisfying and healthy.

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Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Betsy’s Best pumpkin chia pudding is not only delicious but it is super nutritious, too!  This flavorful fall recipe is loaded with hunger fighting fiber and plenty of vitamin A and Omega 3 fatty acids.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon, this is a healthy dessert recipe you can enjoy every night. Dive your spoon into this delicious treat you will be excited to eat!

Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 c pumpkin puree

3 T chia seeds

1/2 c almond milk + (extra almond milk to thin if needed)

See our almond milk recipe

Stevia to taste

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Dash nutmeg

Step By Step Pumpkin Chia Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together.

Step 2: Wait for it to gel, stirring every few moments. As you go, eyeball it to see how much extra almond milk it needs. It may need a few tablespoons; it may need 1/3 cup more. It’s hard to predict!

Step 3: As soon as the texture matches what you like, the pudding is ready to serve. Yield: 1 serving

Step 5: Enjoy your pumpkin chia pudding!

The fall is here and the frost is on the pumpkin. Yeah!!! Inside it is warm and your home is filled with fall fragrances and feelings of Thanksgiving.  If you are like Betsy, you love making tasty and healthy fall treats.  That is why Betsy loves her pumpkin chia pudding recipe! It tastes amazing and it is guilt-free.

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