Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PB2 - Low Fat Powdered Peanut Butter

Peanuts are loaded with energy, protein, and they keep you feeling full; the only thing is they are loaded with fat! Even though its considered a healthy fat it doesn't mean you should eat mad servings of peanuts throughout the day; a lot of people have this misconception that because raw (uncooked, unsalted) peanuts are healthy, that they can just snack on them all the time throughout the day. Same goes for peanut butter; a lot of my clients when I ask what they're eating they're having peanut butter with almost every meal! Peanut butter with their toast at breakfast, peanut butter for a snack, pb&j for lunch, peanut butter in their protein shakes and so on...  That's fine, you can do that if you want more trouble getting your weight off.

So how do you get all the benefits of peanuts without all of the fat? You get PB2. PB2 is a powdered form of peanut butter with 85% less fat then regular peanut butter. So for example 2 tbsp. of the powder mixed with one tbsp. of water to make peanut butter only has 1.5 grams of fat, only 5g of carbs, 2g of fiber, and 5g of plant protein!

 I never use it to make peanut butter I just throw it in my protein shakes from time to time for some added protein and energy. If you decide to use it in your shakes make sure you either have a shaker cup, or you're using a blender as it won't break down from just stirring it in a glass alone. It tastes great and adds a nice consistency and richness to your shake! So if you use a lot of peanut butter try PB2 instead!

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