I will never be without this stuff! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
caryl: google it or check out the bell plantation site. I don't have mine with me, but it is substantially lower in fat, cals, carbs....it is a powder that I mix in smoothies and eat on my oatmeal, but you can actually mix with water, and get the same consistency as peanut butter.
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Do any of you use PB 2 as your protein?
I use PB2 to round out my carbs and protein. It's balanced with 5g of each for 2 Tbsp.
PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter
Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar and salt.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings per container: 15
Amount per 2 Tablespoon serving (when mixed with water):
Calories from fat: 13
Value and % Daily Value*
Total fat 1.5 g 3%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Trans fat < 0.01 g
Cholesterol < 0.01 mg 0%
Sodium 94 mg 4%
Total carbohydrate 5 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2 g 8%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A < 1%
Vitamin C 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Just curious if PB2 and an apple would be a sufficient meal??
jbird: Not unless you had about half a cup of PB2 to get the protein serving. But then you'd already have your carb level up there with your protein. Think of PB2 as more of a condiment than as a food portion. I add a couple of tablespoons to a protein shake (17g pro; 4g carb) with a few berries to round out my meal, or you could add a little to some fat free greek yogurt with half a banana (if you're eating bananas).
Not solely, jbird. It would take quite a bit of PB2 to do that. But I count it when calculating ratios in smoothies. For instance 1/2c. skim milk, 1/2c. nonfat yogurt, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1T PB2 (and ice cubes) comes out to 24 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fat.
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I add about a teaspoon to my oatmeal and don't even count it. I do the same when I make a chocolate smoothie. I actually mixed a spoonful with water for the first time last night, and was surprised that the consistency was so similar to the real stuff. I had a craving for peanut butter, so I just ate that spoonful and was good to go.
We're thrilled you're finding ways to support each other and how to get the nutrition you need on the BFL program. We just wanted to throw out there that you can Mix all natural peanut butter with Vanilla EAS 100% Whey Protein to make a great Body-for-LIFE(R) approved shake!
Best of luck!
The BFL Team
Yeah...but if you like lots of peanut butter...PB2 would be a good alternative. 1 Tbsp of the real stuff just gets me started (ha). But, I love peanut butter with protein powder, and a little cottage cheese & almond milk ; it mixes up so creamy...yum.
I got my order from amazon.com this afternoon. I'll let you know how tonight's smoothie is.
The peanut butter powder that I ordered from amazon (www.amazon.com/.../ref=oss_product) has a stronger peanut flavor than PB2. It also has no added sugar or salt and at $14.33 for two pounds is quite a bit less expensive. I looked at the Protein Plus Peanut Flour from Southern Grace Farms (www.southerngracefarms.net/peanutflour.html) at $7.20 for two pounds, but shipping and handling more than doubled the cost. I may try it next time, though.
I bought mine at Market Street. It's on the very bottom shelf in the peanut butter section. It is so yummy! I also bought the chocolate but haven't tried it yet. Was told it was like Nutella so I will try it with strawberries.
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