I have a confession to make. I am a peanut-butter junkie. Crunchy, specifically. I eat it by the spoonful right out of the jar. Even though I am careful to only purchase all-natural Peanut Butter, by its very nature it is high in calories and fat. I eat peanut butter at least three times a day; once in the morning in my protein shake, once on celery for a snack, and then again in the evening with my infamous spoon-dipped-in-peanut-butter snack. At least I don’t do it like Joey did!!!
I wasn’t joking when I told you, I LOVE peanut butter.
This is where one of my favorite healthy products comes in really handy! What if you could have all the flavor and deliciousness of peanut-butter but without all the fat and calories? You can! It is called PB2 and it is delicious. They press out all the fat and oils, leaving behind an all-natural peanut buttery powder with no chemicals and no preservatives. Adding 2 tablespoons of PB2 to my protein shake only adds 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat, but once you mix it with liquid it has the full flavor and consistency of full fat peanut butter. Two tablespoons of PB2 in place of one tablespoon of real peanut butter in my protein shake actually provides a stronger peanut butter flavor with still less calories & fat. And don’t think it is just for protein shakes. You can visit their website to get many recipes to use PB2 in your food too. For a peanut-butter-junkie-health-nut like me, this product is heaven. Enter below for your chance a win a PB2 prize pack that the generous people of Bell Plantation put together for my readers. You can also check out where to buy here.
Speaking of protein shakes, You can’t make a peanut butter chocolate delicious concoction without chocolate protein powder! I never thought twice about the protein powder I was using. I bought a 5lb jug of something affordable from Wal-Mart that tasted good and I went with it for years! It is funny because I am a serious label reader. I don’t buy anything without reading the ingredient list closely to make sure it is all natural with no artificial sweeteners or ingredients, but somehow since protein powder was a health food, I made a wrong assumption that it would be good for me. Shame on me, considering I once even wrote a blog post about so-called healthy foods that are not healthy at all. I read the back of the package and was shocked at how many words I couldn’t pronounce. What sense does it make for me to give up Diet Coke and eat all natural foods, but still consume artificial ingredients in my protein powder on a daily basis? It doesn’t! After I tossed the remaining Wal-mart bought protein powder in the trash, I was on the hunt for an all-natural, but still delicious, protein. This is when I discovered the wonderful Jay Robb line of products. I happen to be partial to chocolate, and their chocolate flavor has a rich, fudge-like flavor, probably the best tasting chocolate flavor protein I’ve ever tried. Their tagline, "The Best-Tasting Protein on the Planet," says it all. Then I discovered that they had a full line-up of delicious all natural flavors which makes it almost impossible to choose just one. Lucky for you when you enter my contest, you are entering to win a variety pack of protein powder samples! When you win, I’d love for you to let me know how you like each of the flavors and which is your favorite. Check out their full product lines here .
My favorite protein shake recipe. Simple but delicious:
1 cup of unsweetened original almond milk
2 tablespoons of PB2 powdered peanut butter
1 scoop of Jay Robb Chocolate protein powder
A handful of blueberries and/or half banana
Mix it up...Whirrrrr!!
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