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3 Great Full-Flavoured PB2 Recipes

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If youíre a peanut butter fiend like me, then you know the invention of PB2 has been the best thing since sliced bread!

What is PB2 you ask?

PB2 is a powdered Peanut Butter that contains 85% less fat than ordinary peanut butter. Before you worry about it being heavily processed, its just the by-product of when they extract the oil from the peanuts to make peanut oil - meaning there is no added colors, flavors or preservatives.

To make it a 'butter' again, you simply stir in a small amount of water to make the consistency that you're after.

The other great thing about PB2 is that each 12 gram serve contains 5 grams of protein, making it ideal for muscle recovery.

If we were going based on health, natural organic peanut butter would be more nutritious. But if youíre anything like me and you enjoy following a lower calorie diet, then PB2 has been a life saver.

1 serving of PB2, which is 12g, contains just 45 calories versus a serving of natural organic peanut butter at 119 calories. This can be significant when youíre keeping your calories limited.

I could even have 2 serves at 24g and it will only be 90 calories, which is still less that one little 20g serve of peanut butter.

Now, please donít get me wrong, peanut butter is highly nutritious as it contains essential healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are high in vitamin E, which is fat soluble. This is beneficial because vitamin E is an antioxidant, which may help protect your cells from damage.

But with this said if your diet is already high in healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil, almond, and seeds, then consuming the full fat peanut butter is not necessary.

There is another argument that healthy fats keep you fuller, but when youíre really famished sometimes this theory just doesnít cut it.

So I choose PB2 on occasions to not only satisfy my obsession for peanut butter, but also to boost my protein content. I add PB2 to my salads, stir-fries, soups, smoothies, eat it as a snack with carrot sticks, and even enjoy it on itís own.

But with so many versatile ways to consume PB2, what would be the best way?

I have made a gazillion recipes with PB2, and I am only exaggerating just a little, so that means I will be able to share with you what I feel are the three tastiest, easiest, and most nutritious ways to consume PB2.

But before we get into the recipes, let us first explore the healthy benefits of consuming PB2.

PB2 is high in protein
PB2 is high in fibre, both protein and fibre and responsible for keeping your full for longer
PB2 is lower in calories, which means if youíre looking to lose weight, then this may be a better option of high calorie condiments.
Per serving PB2 has less sugar
PB2 is very low fat
PB2 is wonderful as a post-recovery snack as it doesnít contain fats, but contains moderate amounts of carbs to refuel your glycogen levels
PB2 may be beneficial for weight loss, especially ones following a low carb diet, and who have a lot of weight to lose.
You can enjoy PB2 without ruining your diet
PB2 is a great low carb, high protein, and high fibre replacement for carbs in baking

So know you know why PB2 could be a good snack option for you, let us look at the three best ways to consume them:.

These recipes were provided courtisy of Hschool.com. If you like them, here are 17 more PB2 recipes.

Skinny Chocolate PB2 Green Smoothie
(Healthy, Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)
Serves 1



Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies
Image From Pixabay


Ingredients:


1 serve (30g) Vanilla Flavoured Pea Protein Powder
1 Ĺ serve (18g) PB2
Ĺ large avocado (70g) (for a low calorie option, choose 2 cups frozen broccoli)
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon (13g) chia seeds
Ĺ cup unsweetened almond milk or soymilk
2 cups ice
Pinch of Stevia (or vanilla flavoured liquid stevia)

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a powerful blender high speed blender, and blend until smooth and creamy!

Calories With Avocado: 317, Total Fat: 14.7g (1.6g sat), Total Carbs 17.5g (9.5g fibre, 2g sugar), Protein 36.2g

Calories With Frozen Broccoli: 260, Total Fat: 4.8g (0.3g sat), Total Carbs 22.2g (10.8g fibre, 4.7g sugar), Protein 40.9g


Skinny PB2 Flourless Chocolate Brownies
(gluten free, sugar free, vegan, very low carb)
Makes 12



Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies
Image From Pixabay


Ingredients:


2 tablespoons (26g) chia seeds 6tbsp. water (or 2 large egg whites, or 2 large egg)
1 cup PB2
ĺ cup vanilla Pea protein powder (could be replaced with coconut milk powder)
ľ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
ľ teaspoon sea salt
Ĺ cup plus 2 tablespoons water
Ĺ cup granulated stevia
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of Stevia (or vanilla flavoured liquid stevia)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 325f or 170c
In a large bowl combine all ingredients and beat together, until smooth
Pour mixture into baking tray
Bake for 30 minutes
Set aside for 15 mins to cool
Makes 12 bars

Calories Per Serve With Chia Seeds and Protein Powder: 45, Total Fat: 1.2g (0.3g sat), Total Carbs 2.5g (1.6g fibre, 0.1g sugar), Protein 7.6g

Calories Per Serve With 2 large whole eggs, and Protein Powder: 47, Total Fat: 1.3g (0.4g sat), Total Carbs 1.7g (0.8g fibre, 0.2g sugar), Protein 8.2g


High Fibre Peanut Butter Cookies
(vegan, sugar free, gluten free)
Makes 5 cookies



Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies
Image From Pixabay


Ingredients:


1 ľ cup organic canned chick peas, rinsed and dried (alternatively replace with oats, and add ľ cup coconut oil)
4 tablespoons (24g) PB2
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons granulated Stevia
1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350f or 175c
Pat chickpeas dry, and then add all ingredients into a food processor
Make 5 balls, and pat them down on a line baking tray
Pour mixture into baking tray
Bake for 10 minutes
Set aside for 10 mins to cool
Makes 5 cookies

Calories Per Serve With Chickpeas: 73.6, Total Fat: 0.8g (0.1g sat), Total Carbs 13.8g (2.7g fibre, 1.1g sugar), Protein 3.2g

Calories Per Serve With Oats and Coconut oil: 142, Total Fat: 8.6g (6.5g sat), Total Carbs 13.7g (2.1g fibre, 0.5g sugar), Protein 2.7g


Bottom Line: There are so many ways to add PB2 to your recipes, and you can do it without feeling concerned about the calories. All these recipes above are easy to make, and a super healthy.

P.S. I have recently discovered a cheaper way to get hands on PB2, and thatís by purchasing peanut flour. Peanut flour has no added sugar or salt! Itís just 100% roasted peanuts. In just 30g serve you get 110 calories, 16g protein, 8g carbs (4 of which are fibre, and 2g sugar).

Enquire at your local health food shop for PB2 availability.

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