PB2: The Ultimate Dieters Dream

pb2By: Kevin Larrabee, CSCS

I am a peanut butter addict.

During the Destination Abs Project I had one particular craving. A craving, dare I say need for peanut butter. The problem is that on such a low calorie diet I couldn’t dip my finger into the jar and satisfy my craving. Then, Leigh Peele along with a bunch of followers on Twitter mentioned PB2 as an alternative to peanut butter. I had used PB2 in the past, but not in about two years.

PB2 is basically what remains after a process that presses the peanuts to remove the fat. The end result still retains the great taste of peanut butter with 85% less fat and only 53 calories per two tablespoons. Here is some more info:

Two tablespoons of traditional peanut butter contains about 180 calories, while two
tablespoons (approximately 12 grams) of PB2 powder, and contains just 53 calories.
PB2 also contains approximately 40% protein by weight.

The first implementation of PB2 was in my Casein Pro shakes. I used two scoops of the Casein Pro protein powder with two tablespoons of the PB2 in a shaker, not a blender. The shake mixed perfectly, no chunks and tasted like I threw in two huge scoops of peanut butter. I am sure I am going to find a way to use this stuff in a lot of my meals.

The people at Bell Plantation also have a database of recipes that incorporate PB2 HERE.

PB2 now has a new sibling as well, a Chocolate PB2.

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The chocolate PB2 has the same makeup of PB2 with added cocoa and sugar to give it the perfect balance.

Here are some ideas from Bell Plantation:

Delicious on graham crackers, fruit, β€œsalty” crackers, as a
cupcake icing, ice cream topping, or in smoothies.

I haven’t tried the Chocolate PB2 as a dessert spread yet, but I have mixed 4 tablespoons in ice cold water to make a chocolate/peanut butter pudding!!! Tastes amazing for 100 calories.

Check out the Bell Plantation website and order some PB2, I promise you will not regret it!

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13 Responses

  1. Tyson says:

    I have been using PB2 for about a month now and love it. I use it in my protein shakes in the morning and have used it to make PB&J sandwiches. I have not tried the chocolate one yet but am thinking about it.

  2. sal says:

    PB2 in oatmeal is the best.. its a thickening agent/delicious at the same time.. also.. taking a banana and dipping it in the pb2 is pretty good too…

  3. Fred says:

    I am cold turkey on PB. It’s hurting πŸ™

  4. Bill says:

    online pretty much the only way to get this stuff? no retail in grocery stores?

  5. Milie says:

    You just convinced me to try it! I ordered a jar from the only Canadian online store listed on Bell Plantation’s website. Can’t wait to taste it!

  6. Kujo says:

    I just wish it didn’t have sugar added. I may try it anyway.

  7. Chris says:

    I don’t know Teddy’s natural smooth peanut butter will give pb2 a run.

  8. Kyle says:

    Looks like an awesome add-in for the protein shake…first time I’ve seen/ heard of this

  9. MartinS says:

    Is it very expensive? I mean compared to regular peanut butter.

  10. Fred says:

    $80 shipping to UK πŸ™ Anyone want to smuggle some?

  11. nick says:

    haha you convinced me to try it, im ordering the PB2 chocolate, can’t wait to try it!

  12. Bell sent me some a freebie pack for my blog and I eneded up ordering a 24 case of it in December half PB2 & Chocolate PB2 and shared it amongst my health nut friends. I felt like I was their “dealer” out of the trunk of my car lol πŸ˜€

    Best protein shake ever: Unsweetened chocolate almond breeze + chocolate protein powder of choice + tsp instant espresso powder + tbsp PB2 and/or Chocolate PB2