Sunday, December 13, 2009

PB2… Waist-Friendly Peanut Butter!


What is this PB2, you ask?

PB2 is a life saver for me, since I am a big peanut butter lover! Essentially it is powdered peanut butter with almost all the fat removed: it has 85% less fat than full fat peanut butter. Now don’t be scared. It’s not a franken-food; it’s not a chemical-filled replacement food with no nutritional value and even less taste. Quite the opposite, it still has 5.65 grams of protein per serving and all the flavor of regular peanut butter! It’s all natural: the ingredients are peanuts, sugar and salt. That’s it. And it has a very favorable 53.2 calories and 1.87 grams of fat in each 2 tablespoon serving.

Using PB2

Mix 2 tablespoons of the powder with 1 tablespoon of water if you take your peanut butter straight up. I add a couple drops of agave nectar, as well, though I am sure Equal or Splenda would work too. PB2 mixed this way is perfect for dipping apple slices in, or spreading on toast, or making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I also like adding the powder to oatmeal for a protein kick in the breakfast, or to fruit smoothies. I haven’t tried baking with it yet but rest assured I will update you when I do!

But my current all-time favorite way to have PB2 is to mix 2 tablespoons of the powder with 1 tablespoon of Torani Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup and spread it on two slices of toasted light bread. I highly recommend that next time you’re looking for a peanut-buttery chocolaty snack that won’t bust your Weight Watchers point bank for the day.

*Link is through my Amazon Associates account.  PB2 can be found at many grocery stores; I've seen it at Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart.

1 comment:

Cammy said...

I love PB2 in oatmeal! In fact, I can't imagine ever eating oatmeal without it again. :)