I'm popping this up here because I just raved about the PB2 on BlogTalkRadio:
I must admit to you. After raving about the PB2? I have yet to cook with it. I am now determined to at least try. It's just that l love me some PB2 in a smooth, creamy shake, and why mess with perfection? Here are just some recipes that are on the PB2 website.
If you happen to try these, or any of the recipes featured, or if you whip up your own? Show us what you made.
If you are confused by this - "PB2" it's Powdered Peanut Butter. I reviewed it a while back:
"PB2 has 75% less fat, high protein and still maintains the full flavor of regular peanut butter. Essentially, the oil is squeezed out of roasted peanuts and what remains is powdered peanut butter, with a touch of sugar (adds MM)."
You can add a touch of water and reconstitute the PB2 into the
thickness of peanut butter as you please, or as many have discovered,
adding just a touch to a protein shake for that rich peanut buttery
flavor. Or making recipes - desserts, peanut-sauces for chicken - all
sorts of stuff! Damn. I'm hungry.
Serving size = 2 tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings Per Container: 16
54.138 Fat Calories
25.44 Total Fat
2.84g Saturated Fat
3.7g Dietary Fiber
I have to admit, I was excited by the idea of this product because I despise typical peanut butter. I do not like the texture of "creamy" peanut butter (Skippy is my idea of Oral Hell) but I love peanuts. The wheels in my head are turning as I sit here trying to think of ways to creatively use this product in cooking for the family, besides figuring out the right water/powder ratio for sandwiches so the kids don't freak, because they do and will. (I'll let you know.)
My first thought, immediately - was Peanut Butter Fudge. That's right Beth, put the fat RIGHT BACK WHERE THEY DONE TOOK IT OUT.
Uh, probably not what this product is meant for. It's obviously a "low-fat" dietary option.
I am not a fat-gram watcher, but I watch everything else - including
sugar - and it bothers me slightly that this product has added a gram
of sugar to each serving. It's not much, and for the kids, it's hardly
anything in the scope of what they're exposed to - so I'm not going to
bitch about it. (A completely sugar-free version would be super
appreciated and purchased.)
I opened the container and snorted the powdery goodness. I'm a nut. I got nuts up my nose.
It smells really, really good. It's just plain peanuts. Yum. I'm not going to tell you that I licked my finger and dipped it in because that would be very immature and disgusting. Then, I took a spoon full, and added some plain water and mixed it up, like the label suggested, for "peanut butter."
I hate peanut "butter." I do. But this, I was really enticed. The texture was smoother and lighter, and I could add more water to make it thinner if I wanted to, but I didn't. I got it in a big gloopy spoonful and tasted. Yum.
- Product: PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
- Purchased: Sample from Bell Plantation. To purchase, click here, tell them "Melting Mama" sent you. They want an email for referral: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Just so you know, I have not been paid for this. I like the product. I did get freebies, but I gave them away in a contest. :) .... )
- Pros: 75% less fat than typical oil containing peanut butters, good for recipes, smells really good, not too bad up your nose.
- Cons: Hard to blow out of your nostril once stuck in there a while, that pesky one gram of sugar per serving.
- Rating: Pouchworthy (Kidworthy!)
It also sparked my favorite shake of right now: