Thursday, August 18, 2011

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter


You should probably know by now that I LOVE peanut butter.  I love the creaminess. I love how it sticks to the roof of my mouth, and I love that you can eat it on a variety of 0Points Plus foods! My love for PB isn’t the most figure-friendly addiction. Yes, it contains "healthy" fat from nuts, but it also packs quite bit of calories, so naturally, when i heard about PB2, I was intrigued...

Peanut butter that has substantially less fat calories than traditional PB? Awesome. Stats from the website. PB2 is made with premium quality peanuts that are slow-roasted to our specifications and pressed to remove the fat. All natural with no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Same consistency as full-fat peanut butter with all of the roasted peanut flavor, but with more than 85% less fat calories.

Amount Per 2 Tablespoon Serving (*when mixed with water):
Calories 53.2
Calories from Fat 16.8
The stats:
  • Total Fat - 1.87 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.34 g
  • Trans Fat - 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat - 1.53 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 77.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.48 g
  • Sugars - 1.66 g
  • Protein - 5.65 g
So how does it taste? Perfect! It's super smooth, the taste has all of the buttery salty-ness I have come to love from the original PB. You cannot tell that there is a difference in consistency, and I love mixing it in non-fat yogurt, and with non-fat milk. I also have the chocolate version, which could be more chocolate-y but it certainly keeps up with the peanut butter taste. I am going to have to try baking cookies, cakes or pancakes with this as I'm sure the consistency will make baking with PB way easier!

In conclusion: its a little hard to find (i ordered mine from Amazon) but i would definitely suggest it as a low calorie substitution for PB that doesn't leave you "missing" the original, higher calorie treat.

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