Since peanut butter is high in calories and fat by nature, many companies have created alternatives to this nutty creation.
After reading reviews and hearing good things about PB2, a kind of powdered peanut butter, my curiosity finally got the best of me and I bought a jar.
As a self-proclaimed peanut butter lover, I was a little skeptical of this alternative. Real peanut butter has approximately 180-200 calories and 14g fat per two tablespoons whereas PB2 has around 50 calories with only 2g fat. Both options provide around 6g protein per serving.
Before enjoying PB2, the instructions say to mix two tablespoons of the powder with one tablespoon of water until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
Though certainly not a replacement for the real deal, I must admit I was quite impressed with PB2. The consistency was decent and the flavor was tasty. Die hard peanut butter devotees will not want to make the switch (and I’ll admit there’s no substitute for real peanut butter), but PB2 was pretty darn good and for those watching their calories, this is a wonderful option.
I enjoyed my PB2 roll-up style, spread on a whole wheat tortilla.