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Health Benefits of PB2

Author: Cara Walsh

October 20, 2014

Health Benefits of PB2

Author: Cara Walsh

October 20, 2014

Have you heard of PB2 or powdered peanut butter? In the weight loss world, this food has become quite the popular alternative to regular, high fat, high calorie peanut butter. Find out all you need to know about PB2 below!

Traditional Peanut Butter

  • 2 Tbsp;
  • 190 calories
  • Calories from fat: 130
  • Saturated Fat: 3 grams

PB2

  • 2 Tbsp;
  • 45 calories
  • Calories from fat: 13
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams

PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter

INGREDIENTS:

  • Roasted peanuts, sugar, salt.
  • Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
  • Servings per container: 15
  • Calories: 45
  • Calories from fat: 13

Value and % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1.5 g 3% Sugars 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g 0% Protein 5 g
Trans Fat 0.01 g Vitamin A 1%
Cholesterol 0.01 mg 0% Vitamin C 0%
Sodium 94 mg 4% Calcium 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5 g 2% Iron 0%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%  

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition and comparison information taken from the PB2 manufacturer’s website: http://www.bellplantation.com/nutrition

What is PB2?

PB2 is made of peanuts that have been dehydrated into a powder form, thus resulting in a product that has 85% less fat calories than typical peanut butter.

How do you use PB2?

PB2 has the same consistency as regular peanut butter when mixed together. To use the powder, just combine with water and mix to your desired consistency.

PB2 is an excellent addition to many Medifast products, adding a creamy, nutty, low calorie treat to your everyday meals. Some delicious options include: adding PB2 to the Medifast Brownie or Chocolate Chip Cookie. They are also great in any Medifast shake! See a recipe below outlining how to incorporate PB2 into your 5&1 meal plan.

Where can you find PB2?

This product can be difficult to find! However, GNC stores and specialty grocers such as Whole Foods, Sprouts or Trader Joe’s typically carry the product.
 

Peanut Butter Cup Shake

 Peanut Butter Cup Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Medifast Hot Chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp PB2 powder
  • 6 ice cubes
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened blue diamond chocolate almond milk

Blend the ice in a personal blender until all chunks are gone. Add almond milk, water, hot chocolate and peanut butter powder and blend until smooth.

Servings: 1
1 Medifast meal, 1 condiment and 1/2 optional snack

About the Author:

Cara Walsh
Counselor at The Carmel Mountain Ranch Medifast Weight Control Center

Cara Walsh is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Weight Control Counselor. Cara received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from San Diego State University and completed her dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian through the Utah State University. Cara is currently completing her Masters in Dietetic Administration through Utah State University. Cara has always had a passion for healthy eating and cooking. She loves to focus on how food can heal and provide nutrition-while tasting delicious. Cara thrives on helping others reach their full potential nutritionally. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to Pilates and running the boardwalk on the Pacific Ocean with her son and husband.

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