Low-fat peanut butter powder

PB2 is the first “reduced fat’ peanut butter that seems like it might be worth dealing with.

As a powder, you need to mix in your own water to make a paste. But one 2-tablespoon serving is only 45 calories with 1.5 grams of fat — just a single Weight Watchers point.

I’m unlikely to dink around with mixing this stuff up every time I want to make a peanut butter sandwich. (There’s also the cost factor — more than $5 for a 6.5-ounce jar.)

But it feels like a good thing to add to my oatmeal on those days where I want the taste (and most, but not quite all, of regular peanut butter’s protein*) without all the fat.

*Regular peanut butter has 8 grams of protein, while PB2 has 5 grams. The other thing that gets pressed out along with the fat and oil is Vitamin E. Regular peanut butter supplies about 10% of the USRDA, but there’s none in here.

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One Response to Low-fat peanut butter powder

  1. tischcaylor says:

    Actually I did mix this up for a PB&J for lunch today after I realized that it’s an even better calorie bargain than I first thought. I’m used to limiting myself to a single tablespoon of peanut butter, but of course an official serving size is 2 T. — nearly 200 calories and 6 Weight Watchers points. So when I realized I could have twice as much as I normally do for only 1/3 the amount of Weight Watchers points, I decided I’d invest the (small amount of) time needed to mix it up. Note: 2 T. of water worked out much better than 1.

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