Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Find - PB2

Have you heard of PB2?  It's a new discovery for me and I am loving it!


PB2 is dry peanut butter; basically, peanut butter with the fat removed.  It is a dry powder you can use as is or mix with water and use in some recipes that call for peanut butter.  The advantage is fewer calories; one tablespoon has ony 45 calories.  I find it really does taste like peanuts, but does not have the creamy mouthfeel of regualr peanut butter when mixed with water.  I've been using it to make a breakfast smoothie that keeps me full until lunch.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

1 c. chocolate almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
2 T. PB2
1 small banana (or half a large banana)

Combine in blender and drink. 

The PB+J variantion is to skip the yogurt and add 1 cup of fresh or frozen (unsweetened) berries instead. 

I buy my PB2 at a Mrs. Green's Natural Market, however, I don't think they are a national chain.  You can also buy it from Amazon.com.  And there are lots of recipes for using PB2 on the internet.

3 comments:

Kyle said...

Thanks for the info. I'm going to look for it around here.

Terri McBride said...

Thanks for posting that recipe, we have also discovered PB2 and it does have great flavor. I will have to try the smoothie for my hubby he is a PB addict.

Deb said...

I've found it in my local produce market. I really like using it a lot in so many things.