I was at GNC the other day when I stumbled upon PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter. The label, which touted 85% less calories and fat than traditional peanut butter, caught my eye. I thought it was a bit strange, but the lady behind the counter asked me if I'd like a sample. Being a peanut butter junkie, I had to try it. And to my surprise , it was pretty damn yummy.
Powdered peanut butter is made by squeezing the oil out of roasted peanuts. When you're ready to eat it, you mix a little bit of water and you get the same consistency as full-fat peanut butter. Regular peanut butter is roughly 200 calories and 16grams of fat per 2 Tbs. Powdered peanut butter weighs in at only 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat for the same portion!
Powdered peanut butter is great for so much more than just making peanut butter. It's also great right out of the canister sprinkled on yogurt, mixed into smoothies, or to top off your oatmeal. I put it on rice noodles with peas and scallions for a quick asian-style side dish.
I really love the brand PB2. If you don't have a GNC near by you can buy it on Amazon. Here's the link: PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter