PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter

I was talking to a friend who’s a vegetarian (Hi, Yamini!) when she asked if I had heard of PB2. I had not. So she gave me some to try. How awesome is that?

PB2 is a powdered peanut butter product. Say what? Yep. Powdered peanut butter.

PB2 has three ingredients: roasted peanuts, sugar, and salt. It’s basically traditional peanut butter — without  fat or oil. Per their web site, this is how the product compares to traditional peanut butter:

AMAZING, right?! Making the peanut butter is easy. Simply mix 2 tbsp of the powder with 1 tbsp of PB2. Adjust as needed if you want something more runny or more thick.

I’ll admit that I wasn’t completely blown away by PB2, but if I hadn’t known that it started out as a powder, I would have been fooled. My six-year-old niece tried some, and she loved it! I do wonder why sugar was added; not a huge deal, though.

I prefer traditional peanut butter, but the nutrition facts speak for themselves. I sometimes go several days in a row when I eat peanut butter and toast for breakfast. The lower fat and calorie content, along with 5g of protein per serving, makes PB2 a GREAT option. In addition, having peanut butter in powder form makes it easy to mix into smoothies or when baking and cooking. I definitely intend to use PB2 next time I make kare kare.

Learn more about PB2 at their official web site! Let us know what you think if you try it, and I hope you do. –Melissa

 

 

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9 thoughts on “PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter

  1. Kinenchen says:

    I think I have to get some.

  2. Somer says:

    I thought the chocolate version tasted like chemicals, so I didn’t open the regular PB2 jar. I think I need to give it a go in satay sauce or something. I love real peanut butter too much not to eat it on toast.

    • Melissa says:

      Interesting! My thoughts on the chocolate version were that it required more of the powder and the cocoa didn’t seem to add much value over the regular PB2. I definitely think PB2 is great for use in cooking!

  3. RR says:

    Like you, I wasn’t blown away by it. But it’s really handy to have when I suddenly decide a need peanut butter for a recipe or a snack. I didn’t know that made a chocolate version!

  4. Eric Shupps says:

    Fantastic post. Very helpful. Thanks for the info.

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  6. Sarah says:

    Hi. I came across your site when I was googling PB2 kare kare. Did you try making it? How did it turn out? I am craving kare kare right now but am not craving the fat.

    • lisacm80@gmail.com says:

      Hi Sarah,
      I’ll try to post a recipe soon! We have fresh summer veggies that are perfect for kare kare. Stay tuned!

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