I use it as an addition to smoothies/dips/etc for the flavor. I do use it as a spread (or to dip apples) but I add a little ground flax seed to it to act as a binder, to improve the texture, and add just a touch of healthy fat. 2T PB2 + 1tsp ground flax + water makes a generous serving for about 65cal. It's also great in Asian sauces that call for peanut butter. Or in "cookie dough" dessert hummus recipes.
I bought a jar and was bitterly disappointed when I tried it as a spread, but then I discovered it's great for intensifying peanut flavor in sauces or baked goods. I don't use it instead of peanut butter; I use it in addition. For sauces I start with half the pb that the recipe calls for and gradually add the pb2 until it gets to the flavor and consistency I want. That way you get some of the good fats that are missing from the pb2, but not the full blast of calories from the real peanut butter. In baked goods, I replace a few tablespoons of the flour with it, but stick to the original amount of real peanut butter. I've also heard that it's really good as a replacement for wheat flour to bread meat or tofu before you sautee it, but I haven't tried that.
I'm also going to use it on backpacking trips. Where I'm going, you need two gallons of water per person per day, and you're not supposed to carry more than 25% of your own body weight, so on a 2-day trip I'm only going to be able to take about 2-3 pounds of gear and food combined. Anything powdered is going to be most welcome!
By the way, if you like it and would be able to use a full pound, search for "peanut flour." It's basically the same thing without the sugar, and you can find it for as little as $4 a pound, compared to $6 for 6.5 oz for the PB2.
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6/8/12 11:24 P
Love it! Don't know how they got it to taste so good, and yet still have 85% less fat and calories than regular peanut buttter. You have to experiment with the consistency a bit if you're just using it as a spread (I use less water than they recommend, and I like to let it "set" just a bit), but in smoothies and to get a peanutty flavor in other cooking, it works really, really well and could not be easier. I also mix it up with a little more water and get something very similar to a restaurant Thai peanut sauce.
Even in maintenance (and even when very active), I have a hard time fitting in the calories from regular peanut butter -- which made me sad, because I do love peanut butter. PB2 gives me back a lot of what I was missing. And without adding a lot of junk, too. Ingredient list: Roasted peanuts, sugar and salt. (And at 45 calories for 2 tablespoons, not THAT much sugar.) I can live with that. Compare that ingredient list (and calorie count) to your average supermarket peanut butter!
Never tried it and don't plan on it. I'll stick 2 the old fashioned natural PB
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297 6/8/12 3:29 P
Love it! I use it as a spread on toast, and I also use it in cooking. It is really delicious. It is especially good in asian cooking to make a peanut sauce. Taste-wise, I can't tell the difference between the PB2 version and the regular PB version in recipes.
Edited by: SARAHD33 at: 6/8/2012 (15:29)
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6/8/12 2:23 P
I love, love, LOVE it! I have a serving every day with an apple for snack. So good! We have a store here that carries it for about $5 a jar.
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6/8/12 2:21 P
I LOVE it!! I don't buy it very often though because 1. the only place that carries it is across town...2. it's a little spendy.
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449 6/8/12 1:19 P
I like it. The last time I bought it you had to buy a couple containers, which I only ate 1 jar.
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6/8/12 12:02 P
I like Better'n peanut butter. It's PB with 2 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein, per serving. It's a little sweeter and stickier than regular PB but tastes just as good to me.
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6/8/12 8:51 A
I agree that I love baking with it. I use it in muffins, cookies, pancakes, etc.
pb2 is amazing to bake/cook with!! i use it a lot. iw ouldnt use it for like a dip but i make pancakes, cookies (low cal haha) or use it in my oatmeal and shakes!! i LOVE peanut butter (previously gained 15lbs by eating out of the jar hahah) so this is a Godsend!!
6/8/12 8:01 A
I absolutely love my PB2. I especially love the chocolate pb2 with cocoa mixed in. My favorite way to use it is to dip a banana or an apple in it. For me, it's my peanut butter fix without the fat and calories.
Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar, and salt. Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams) Calories: 45 Calories from fat: 13 Total fat: 1.5 g Sodium: 94 mg Total carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary fiber: 2 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 5 g
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3,526 6/8/12 2:34 A
I use it in my banana soft serve, oatmeal, cream of wheat and smoothies. It is super awesome. I do not recomend using it on toast...
you don't need to add water to it, just add the powder to whatever you are making.
has anyone use this? it is a powdered peanut butter. when adding it to smoothies, do i just measure it straight out of jar or do i add water to it to first. also, if anyone has recipes, that would be grreat
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