Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

This simple, healthy and delicious chocolate hazelnut smoothie recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. You’ll love its powerful boost of nutrition just as much as its great taste!

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ¼ cup whole hazelnuts, with or without skin, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 3-4 dates, pitted
  • Pinch salt
  • 10 ice cubes

Combine ingredients through salt in blender. Blend until smooth. Adjust any ingredients to taste. Add ice cubes and blend until reaching milkshake-like texture. Non-GMO, Vegetarian

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Honey Mustard Almond Butter Dressing

Honey Mustard Almond Butter Dressing

Kick your salad up a notch with this delicious honey mustard almond butter dressing. Your salad is missing this, your carrots want to be dunked in it, and your chicken is praying for a marinade this good! This Honey Mustard Almond Butter Dressing recipe is so versatile, you’ll find yourself making it on a weekly basis.

Dressing Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

3 Tbsp water

2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

1 Tbsp stoneground mustard

1 Tbsp olive oil (or flax/almond oil)

½ Tbsp raw honey

¼ tsp sea salt

½ tsp garlic

1 Tbsp chia seeds

Step By Step Almond Butter Dressing Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Puree all ingredients in blender except for chia seeds.

Step 2: Add chia and stir by hand.

Step 3: Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. 

Step 4: Enjoy your almond butter dressing and salad!

Yields 1/2 cup.

A recipe so versatile you can use it as a dressing or marinade, you’ll want to keep plenty of this honey mustard almond butter dressing close at hand!

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Fall Harvest Salad With Cinnamon Almond Butter Dressing

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Honey Mustard Cashew Butter Dressing

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Sassy Salad with Peanut Sauce

A healthy salad with a kick! The peanut sauce is truly unique thanks to Betsy's Best Gourmet Peanut Butter. Serve with chicken or salmon for some extra protein or to make it a full meal. 1 package/container lettuce of choice ½ cup shredded carrots 2 Tbsp chopped nuts...

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Quesadilla

Peanut Butter and Jelly Quesadilla

This peanut butter and jelly quesadilla recipe takes the classic PB&J to the next level. Healthy and gluten-free, it’s sure to be an instant hit at your kitchen table. The gourmet difference is Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter featuring Himalayan pink salt, organic honey and a delightful crunch from chia seeds.  You’ll #TasteTheDifference as you fall in love with this modern twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

2 6-inch tortillas (whole wheat or gluten free)

1 banana, sliced thin

1 Tbsp apricot jam

1 oz Manchego cheese, shredded

1 Tbsp hemp seeds

Cooking spray or oil

Step By Step PB&J Quesadilla Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat griddle or pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray or lightly drizzle with oil.

Step 2: Place half of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter on each tortilla and spread to the edges.

Step 3: Arrange banana slices on top of the peanut butter on one tortilla.

Step 4: Top with jam, spreading thinly to cover banana. Sprinkle cheese evenly over jam.

Step 5: Top with the second tortilla, peanut butter side down.

Step 6: Cook quesadilla until both sides are golden.

Step 7: Remove from pan and cut into 4 triangles.

Step 8: Enjoy the peanut butter and jelly quesadilla!

You’re going to love it when the kids devour this healthy peanut butter and jelly quesadilla and then beg you for more!

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Simple Healthy Smoothies

Simple Healthy Smoothies

Simple healthy smoothies are an important part of Betsy’s day. Smoothies are a customizable food that you can easily add to a healthy diet any time of day. Many people get hooked on making smoothies the second they buy a new blender, but quickly get bored with the same recipes. Since smoothies are the easiest way to get greens like kale and spinach into your diet, or possibly your kids’ diets, it’s important to know how to build the perfect smoothie so you can make endless combinations and beat that boredom stage!

How to make simple healthy smoothies:

Step 1: Your Base (1-2 cups)

First, add a liquid base to your blender. Try water, coconut water and unsweetened regular milk or vanilla milk alternatives (almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk, flax milk, etc.)

Step 2: Natural Sweetness (1-2 cups)

Next, add in fresh or frozen fruits such as banana, berries or mango, and sweet vegetables like already cooked sweet potato, pumpkin or squash.

Step 3: Greens (1-2 cups)

This is your chance to sneak in the amazing nutritional benefits of greens without even detecting the taste! Kale, spinach, collards or sprouts are perfect for this step.

Step 4: Optional Flavorings (per taste preference)

For excellent flavor that will “spice” up your smoothie without added calories or fat, add in cinnamon or nutmeg, vanilla or lemon extract, or unsweetened cacao powder.

Step 5: Optional Healthy Fats (1-2 Tablespoons)

To turn that smoothie into a well-rounded meal replacer, add healthy whole fats such as Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Sunflower Seed Butter, avocado, chia seeds or hemp seeds.

Healthy smoothies are one of our favorite ways to incorporate Betsy’s Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. The added protein, sweet cinnamon and honey in each serving of Betsy’s Best make every smoothie completely delish! Try our Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie for a creamy Nutella-flavored smoothie that tastes so good you won’t believe it’s healthy!

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