PB2 – Powdered Peanut Butter
I have been hearing from a BUNCH of people about this PB2 stuff. What is it and What makes it better than regular peanut butter? Well… supposedly, it has 85% less fat than regular peanut butter. Here’s the catch… it’s POWDERED!! Really?!? I honestly didn’t think it was possible. All the peanut butter I’ve ever seen has 180+ calories. Plus, I’ve NEVER seen it in the grocery stores and NEVER heard of it before I started drinking Shakeology. Where was this 5 years ago? Or am I just behind on the times???
Now… since I do drink Shakeology I occasionally put Peanut Butter in my shakes for added flavor and to change up the variety every once in a while. But regular peanut butter (even the light peanut butter) has MASSIVE amount of calories and fat in just 2 Tablespoons. I LOVE my Shakeology but I didn’t want to keep adding 180+ calories to my shakes when the purpose was to keep the calorie count down (Shakeology only has 140 calories itself!). So, I kept hearing from my friends about this PB2 and I decided to give it a try!
Let me tell you! It is AHHHHHHH-MAZING! First of all, it only has 45 calories in 2 Tablespoons! 45 CALORIES!! This is about 1/4 the calories of regular peanut butter. Since it was powdered it was SO much easier to mix in my shakes than the regular peanut butter. Now I know what you are thinking, “What if I want to make a PB&J?” Just mix 2 tablespoons of PB2 with 1 tablespoon of water and then mix until smooth! Walla… creamy PB2 for PB&J!
Even better?? It comes in a Chocolate flavor!! AND it’s GLUTEN FREE!!!! WHAT?!?! Once again… AHHHHHHHHH-MAZING!!
Here’s what it says on the Bell Plantation website… I’ll let them explain it!
PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter– It’s what’s not in PB2 that makes it so good for you. For starters, our special process removes 85% of the fat calories without the chemicals typically used in producing reduced fat foods. Something else you won’t find in PB2 is preservatives. What you will find is natural roasted peanut flavor that’s also available in a rich chocolate variety. PB2 has the same consistency as full fat peanut butter with all of the natural roasted peanut flavor, but with nearly 85% less fat calories. PB2 is made with high quality peanuts that are slow-roasted to our specifications and pressed to remove the oil. All natural with no artificial flavors,sweeteners, or preservatives. PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter is mixed with water to create a traditional peanut butter mixture. It also works and tastes wonderfully in recipes that call for the use of peanut butter. Check our recipes section for great ideas on how to use your PB2. Ingredients include: Roasted Peanuts, salt, and sugar.
Lets do a comparison to some Jif Creamy Peanut Butter I have in my pantry…
|Serving Size||2 Tablespoons||2 Tablespoons|
|Calories from Fat||13||130|
Now that just speaks for itself!
P.S. if you order Shakeology on HD (from me) you will get a FREE jar of PB2!! What are you waiting for?!?