I love peanut butter. LOVE. If I could live on peanut butter and jelly all day every day - I would. But let's be honest, a serving of peanut butter packs in the cals and fat. Now while yes, yes - it's "good fat..." It's not so "good," when you make out with an entire jar sitting on your couch. (Not me. That's - "a friend.") The solution? ENTER PB2! (which you can buy HERE: PB2 ) Sent from Heaven, PB2: "has the same consistency as full fat peanut butter with all of the natural roasted peanut flavor, but with nearly 85% less fat calories. PB2 is made with high quality peanuts that are slow-roasted to our specifications and pressed to remove the oil. All natural with no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and no preservatives. PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter is mixed with water to create a traditional peanut butter mixture. It also works and tastes wonderfully in recipes that call for the use of peanut butter."
LET'S LOOK AT IT THIS WAY:
2Tblspns of MARANATHA Organic Peanut Butter: 180 calories/16g fat/2g Saturated Fat/7G Carbs/3g Fiber/1g Sugar/8G protein
2Tblspns of PB2: 45 calories/1.5g fat/0g Saturated Fat/5g Carbs/2g Fiber/1g Sugar/5g Protein
Bit more clear?! So with that, it's pretty obvious: if I can find a way to incorporate PB2 into my food - it happens. Example: my amazeballs Chocolate Peanut Butter covered Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches. Long enough? Check out below for the quickest and most delicious PB2 dessert I make at home! Now, with regular peanut butter (and I guess some chocolate peanut butter too,) this dessert can be upwards of 400 calories and 20g of fat! (Oy.) Throw PB2 into the mix - you're under 200 calories and at approximately 4g of fat. I KNOW - RIGHT!? OK OK OK - enough chit chat... Here we go:
LISA'S CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COVERED PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SANDWICHES!
All you need: *1/2 banana *2tblspns PB2 *2tbplspns PB2 Chocolate *Water
Look! I'm cooking!
Ok, I'm freezing - but HOW DOMESTIC AM I!?!?