PB2: A Review

22 Jan

A lot of people have been asking me about PB2. And I, shocked that they haven’t heard about it, have been dispelling this information. I thought I’d give an actual formal review of the product and my experiences with it.

What is it?

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PB2 is like a peanut flour. It is peanut butter in powder form with out all the added fat and oil. There is 85% less fat and calories than regular peanut butter. You can read more about it at the company, Bell Plantation’s, website. The best part about it is it’s all natural! It’s perfect if you are addicted to peanut butter taste but don’t want all the extra calories. Here’s what the stats look like:

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Calories: 45

Fat: 1.5 g

Sugars: 1 g

Protein: 5 g

The caloric difference is amazing! Two tablespoons of regular peanut butter is nearly 200 calories!! They even have a chocolate flavor, which I haven’t tried. I probably should.

What do you do with it?

The PB2 website has tons of recipes to try. Personally, I think it works best in smoothies.

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It is also good in these coconut peanut butter pancakes.

cocnutIt also works well in oatmeal, but I have found you have to add AT LEAST two tablespoons to get a good flavor, or mix it with water first. Cookie recipes are another good way to use PB2, however, it is pricey! So I don’t usually want to part with a cup or more at a time!

I also like to mix it with a 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese for a late night snack!

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PB2 ‘peanut butter and jelly cheesecake dessert’

The PB2 can basically be used as a substitute for peanut butter, but I will warn you it takes some getting used to when eaten on toast, bread and other traditional ‘peanut butter’ things. The taste is almost the same as real peanut butter, maybe a little sweeter. The texture is thinner and less rich. I, however, don’t mind because it saves me the calories. Some people do mind and I’ll admit there are some times when nothing but real peanut butter will do!

Where can you get it?

The Bell Plantation website is a great place to order PB2 in bulk- believe me, you’ll need it! I’ve never seen it at traditional grocery stories. I usually buy it from either the organic grocery store in my hometown, or on Vitacost.

 

If you use PB2 already, what are some of your favorite uses???

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13 Responses to “PB2: A Review”

  1. Alex @ therunwithin January 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    see i don’t really like nut butters or peanut butter but I do like this, I think it is the texture and sweeter taste I like. No idea why

  2. allisonhayes91 January 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    You made me want to go buy this!

  3. Jade January 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    I loooove PB2! I like the taste and texture more than regular peanut butter.

  4. katiemoves January 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    You must try chocolate PB2! Amazing. I love it in oatmeal and shakes

  5. Brittany January 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I see this everywhere, and have yet to try it. I love the idea of it though.

  6. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen January 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I’ve been hearing so much about this stuff. So how exactly does the flavor/taste differ from regular pb? I’m thinking I may be a good candidate to try this because I try and get rid of the oil on top. Less fat is actually better tasting to me! (I make up for it in my love for sugar though) 🙂

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes January 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      In my opinion it pretty much tastes exactly the same! I should have added that to the review. It has a sweeter tang to it and is less rich than the real stuff.

    • runningonpb January 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

      And if you love the “creamyness” of regular peanut butter, you really won’t find it with PB2, unless you add a tiny bit more of water, otherwise it really is addicting!

  7. moderngirlnutrition January 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    I love PB2 for baked goods, oats, and smoothies! Yum! But I definitely agree- you have to go with real PB on sanwiches, etc:)

  8. runningonpb January 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I LOVE the PB2 in my protein shakes or mixed in vanilla or strawberry yogurt

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