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PB2 — Full Peanut Butter Taste, 85% Fewer Fat Calories [Review]

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Peanut butter is a sticky subject for anyone on a calorie-restricted diet.

On one side, natural peanut butter (not JIF/Skippy/Peter Pan, which have partially hydrogenated oils — aka trans fats — and added sugar) is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.1

Peanut butter absolutely gets the Lean It UP seal of approval as a healthy, lean food.

But when it comes to low-calorie dieting, especially for women in the 1,300 – 1,600 calorie/day range, a single 2 tablespoon serving (about 200 calories) can quickly kill 15% of your TOTAL calories for the day. Health vs. calories — a dietary dilemma if I’ve ever seen one.

Exhale for a second. What if I told you there was a hypothetical product that offered BIG, all-natural peanut butter taste with 85% fewer fat calories?

There is, it’s called PB2, and it’s about to rock your peanut butter filled world.

 

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PB2 is a brand of powdered peanut butter that, when mixed with water, maintains the consistency and BIG flavor of traditional peanut butter. PB2 is made from high quality, slow-roasted peanuts that are pressed to remove the oil and fat content.

The result? Peanut butter with ~80% fewer calories than the traditional variant and over 60% of its calories from protein and fiber, combined. What’s more — PB2 has zero artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives.

Here’s how PB2 stacks up against traditional peanut butter (2 tablespoons):

 

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

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  • Calories – 45
  • Fat – 1.5 g
  • Fiber – 2 g
  • Sugar – 1 g
  • Protein – 5 g
Traditional Peanut Butter

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  • Calories – 190
  • Fat – 16 g
  • Fiber – 2 g
  • Sugar – 3 g
  • Protein – 8 g

Despite its low-calorie/fat content and its status as a powdered product, PB2 is absolutely delicious. Mix it with the right ratio of powder-to-water and you’ll barely notice any difference.

Additionally — PB2 excels in protein shakes and smoothies (like the Peanut Butter Power Protein Shake). Post-workout, fat isn’t optimal because it slows down the digestion and absorption of food — ideally, you’d want protein and fast-digesting carbs (think sugar or high Glycemic Index) to help shuttle nutrients into depleted muscles, which accelerates the growth and recovery process. With PB2 you can still include peanut butter flavor in your post-workout shakes without worrying about the fat or calories to go along with it.

*Bonus* For all of you Nutella deranged fiends that WILL NOT touch the stuff (I swear, it’s basically chocolate-y, hazelnutty crack) — they make Chocolate PB2, which is utterly delicious and tastes like a poor healthy man’s version.

 

It’s available from Amazon through the links below:



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References, Notes, Links

  1. Nutrition Facts — Peanut Butter []

 

Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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