Powdered Peanut Butter: Great Source of Protein
One of the important parts of any meal as a Type 2 Diabetic is making sure that you have some protein. Meat, eggs and nuts have lots of protein and are a great source for any meal. The only problem I had with nuts is that they were typically very high in calories as well.
One day I was talking with a colleague of mine and he told me about powdered peanut butter. Now, unless you live in a cave you probably should have heard about this stuff by now. If not, let me be the first to tell you about this amazing product.
Take peanut butter, dehydrate it and remove all the oils out, what do you get? Powdered peanut butter. Most powdered peanut butters have 25% of the calories that normal peanut butter and reduce the carbohydrates without reducing the protein levels.
My Experience with PB2
My first experience was with PB2. I wanted to get a good understanding of what this powdered peanut butter would taste like, so I got both the chocolate and original flavors.
I wanted to try the powder in various ways so I started with my morning oatmeal. I blended some PB2 in with my rolled oats before I added the water and then cooked. If you like peanut butter flavoring this is the most ingenious way to have your rolled oats. The added peanut butter powder increases the volume of the rolled oats and gives the rolled oats an very nice peanut butter flavor. Just note that if you use the chocolate flavor, you are not going to get much of a chocolate taste. You get much more peanut butter flavor than chocolate.
When all of the PB2 was used up, I decided to try some of the other brands like Tru-Nut. Tru-Nut had a new flavor for coconut. Much like the chocolate, the coconut is not a strong flavor, it’s more like peanut butter with just a hint (faint) of coconut. Even though Tru-Nut had equal taste and texture, it did have a few more calories. All being the same, I am going to choose the option that is healthier for me, and PB2 fit that need.
Now I mix PB2 into my rolled oats, I add some water and make peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwiches or dip my celery. PB2 is versatile enough for any application where you would use normal peanut butter and a whole lot more healthy.
If you have tried the PB2 or any other Powdered Peanut Butter, will you share your experience with us? We look forward to it.