PB2 Peanut Butter Powder: Better than Regular PB?

Have you heard of PB2 yet? If not, you will. Or you just did.
PB2 is made by pressing real peanuts to remove the fat so that all you’re left with is peanut-flavored powder that tastes like regular peanut butter but offers less calories.
How much less?

PB2 (Two tablespoon serving)
Calories: 45
Protein: 5g
Fiber: 2g

Peanut Butter (Two tablespoon serving)
Calories: 180
Protein: 8g
Fiber: 3g

Dave’s favorite food is peanut butter. Oddly enough, so is mine! This was the main reason we got married, but not really. Dave’s birthday was in June and my friend Amanda (who wrote the post on delicious homemade banana bread) and her hubby gave a 5-pound tub of the creamy goodness to him as a gift. He welcomed it with open arms. I did as well since hey, what’s his is mine, right? Unlike Dave who tries to consume more calories to gain weight, I unfortunately could not get away with having a PBJ every day. Mayyyybe with PB2 I can! Or at least take a break from hummus and dip some of my veggies in it.

To prepare PB2, simply add water to reconstitute the powder and stir until you get your desired consistency. It’s just 1 Tbsp of water to 2 Tbsp powder. It can also be mixed into smoothies, baked goods, and pretty much every other way you use regular peanut butter. You can even dip you fruit or veggies right in the powder. There is debate about the mouth-feel of PB2 and some thing it tastes chalky. If you want low-calorie then PB2 definitely beats reduced fat peanut butter since I’ve already talked about reduced fat PB is a terrible option and using regular PB in moderation is better. If you want your real, creamy peanut buttery taste then I suggest using the regular PB in moderation.

PB2 doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners or preservatives in it and the only ingredients are roasted peanuts and a small amount of sugar and salt. To your enjoyment (and definitely mine), there is also a "premium chocolate" flavor.

Have you tried PB2? What do you think?

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