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
I think I have to get some.
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.
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!
Ok, I’m gonna give it a go!
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!
Fantastic post. Very helpful. Thanks for the info.
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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.
I’ll try to post a recipe soon! We have fresh summer veggies that are perfect for kare kare. Stay tuned!