PB2: It’s So Good, But Is it Healthy?

PB2. It’s a life changer.

Seriously though. I love peanut butter but opt for almond butter because it’s much healthier. All that oil and calories- (200+ in just 2 tablespoons of the organic healthy stuff we buy) its just a throw away as far as nutrition when you consider it’s just 7 grams of protein per serving anyway.

And along came PB2

I kept reading about PB2 everywhere, it has become a favorite ingredient for all of my fellow FitFluential ambassadors who use it to whip up creative snacks. It’s made from roasted peanuts that are then pressed to remove oils until it becomes a flour (they do add sugar and salt to it too.). When it’s time to eat it, just add a little water and mix it into a butter. It’s so crazy good (better than any peanut butter I’ve ever had actually) without all that heaviness and grease.

I’ve already used it in my protein ‘cookies’ that I make weekly (shown below) and the consistency and flavor is so much lighter than a regular peanut butter.

I bought it on Amazon but you can search to see what local stores are selling it which I didn’t do.

One big complaint though: It’s not organic. Something I didn’t realize when I bought it because I was too busy trying to figure out what it was. Peanuts are one of the most heavily sprayed crops around so I haven’t had any non-organic peanut butter in years. It’s a big reason some people aren’t on the PB2 bandwagon so do your research and decide what’s best for your family. If you’re already eating the mainstream stuff that isn’t organic and probably has hydrogenated oils, then this would be an upgrade and probably cheaper if you’re using a lot. If you’re serious about organic though, this might not be for you.

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Comments

  1. I just bought this at King Soopers the other day and am excited to try it. I’m trying to shed the baby weight but peanut butter is a must have for me so I was excited to see a lower calorie version. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m really glad to read that you like it.

  2. Everyone will always love PB2 regardless if it is good for the health or not. We all have this inner kid in us that wants to try foods that are tasty.

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