PB2 is a dream come true for me!
Several months ago, Mary Mathisson sent me a note about PB2 being great both as a light-weight solution and a healthier choice — and somehow as I was going through mail that day, I moved it into the wrong folder and “lost” it. About a week ago I found it and immediately ordered some to try.
Silly me! I could have been enjoying it all this time . . .
So what is PB2? Powdered peanut butter. But not like any “peanut butter powder” I’ve ever had before (and I’ve had a bunch in those dehydrated backpacking meals). This stuff is good.
Not only is it good, it is so much healthier:
|Reduced Fat PB||PB2|
|Serving Size||2 tablespoons||2 tablespoons|
|Total Fat||12 g||1.5 g|
|Sodium||230 mg||94 mg|
|Total Carbs||13 g||5 g|
|Sugars||4 g||1 g|
|Protein||7 g||5 g|
The other advantage for boats (particularly catamarans or others that are highly weight sensitive) is that it weighs about 1/3 of regular peanut butter — those two jars are just about the same size and yet the regular peanut butter (14 servings) weighs 18 ounces, while the PB2 (15 servings) weighs just 6½.To use PB2 to make “regular” peanut butter, you mix 2 tablespoons of it with one tablespoon of water. And it’s good enough to make a PB&J sandwich with, or just eat on crackers. But it’s also great for making sauces, sprinkling on toast, and mixing in to my frozen yogurt. Great in baking (semi-guilt-free peanut butter cookies) or toss some in a smoothie.
PB2 is sold in some stores (some GNC and Whole Foods but not all, and some independent stores) and on Amazon. Yes, it’s somewhat more expensive than the peanut butter you can buy at the local grocery, but not horrid: