I first ran across this when I was visiting my friend in Chicago. She’s obsessed with peanut butter, but as we all know it’s not that great for you if you eat more than a few tablespoons a week.
Then the other day at the grocery store I ran across it again and figured I should give it a shot myself! I whipped up a nutty mixture of PB2 (just stir some powder with water and voila!) and began to do a bit of research to find out exactly why this product is all the rage.
Yes, it’s pretty darn tasty. I’m not really obsessed with peanut butter, but I do crave a spoonful every now and again. You can adjust the amount of water you add to create a consistency you like (I love mine thick). And honestly, if I didn’t know it was from a powder, I would assume it was just regular old peanut butter.
Here are some nutrition facts:
– 2 tablespoons of regular peanut butter: 190 cal, 16g fat, 7g carbs, 8g protein, 3g fiber, 0mg sodium
– 2 tablespoons of PB2: 45 cal, 1.5g fat, 5g carbs, 5g protein, 2g fiber, 94mg sodium
I’ll just let those facts speak for themselves.
I think I’ll always keep both types of peanut butter in my cabinet. It’s not because I like one more than the other, but mainly because when I’m in a hurry, the last thing I want to do is take time to stir up the concoction.
But, it’s pretty clear that if you eat peanut butter a lot, the lower fat and calories in PB2 is the way to go!
Have you ever tried it? Apparently they have a chocolate peanut butter kind too!