Last week, the folks at Bell Plantation sent me some of their PB2 to review. I love peanut butter and was extremely intrigued by their powdered varieties. Because 85% of the fat and calories are removed, PB2 had only 45 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. Regular peanut butters have 180-200 calories for the same amount.
I tried their regular powdered peanut butter, chocolate PB2 and PB Thins, their peanut butter crackers.
To make peanut butter, simply combine 2 tablespoons of powered peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of water and mix.
If your peanut butter is too thin, simply add a bit more powder. If it’s too thick, add a pinch of water.
I decided to try each variety on a sourdough English muffin before a 6-mile run on Sunday.
The consensus: I love the fact that each serving as 4-5 grams of protein. This is only a tad bit less than regular peanut butter with much fewer calories. This makes it great for people who are concerned about losing weight or maintaining it (and since I just came off of a weekend of cheese eating, that would be me). There aren’t any preservatives in these products either, which I love. So many peanut butters on the market are filled with high fructose corn syrup and additives. I felt like I was eating something that was much better for me.
As far as flavor goes, I feel PB2 has a more mild flavor than regular peanut butter. And because there isn’t any oil or grease, it’s less sticky and thinner than peanut butter.
You can add the powder directly to smoothies, which I can’t wait to try. PB2 has a giant recipe page, so I’d love to find interesting ways to use their powdered peanut butter.
I really liked dipping PB Thins into PB2 – their peanut butter crackers. But I think it tastes a little more like a hybrid between a cracker and a cookie. I really liked these and found myself adding a few to my breakfast plate each morning. Since all of the ingredients are dog-friendly and Oliver LOVES peanut butter, I thought I’d share one.
He gobbled those things up. But since I only have one bag, I didn’t want to share too many! To buy Bell Plantation products online, click here.
Question: How would you use PB2? I’m thinking some overnight oats.
*Disclaimer: I did receive free products from Bell Plantation, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own.