I looooove peanut butter. But in large quantities, due to its high fat and calorie content, it isn’t the BEST healthy option. Recently, I came across the “Just Great Stuff” organic powdered peanut butter. I threw it in the shopping cart wanting to try it, but not expecting it to be the most tasty spread ever. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it today!
All it takes to make the powdered peanut butter into a spread is combining two tablespoons of the powder with about one tablespoon of water and stirring. Depending on how think you like peanut butter, more or less water can be added. Two tablespoons only has 45 calories and 1.5g of fat — versus 200 calories and 16g of fat for traditional peanut butter. The peanut butter had a thick and rich taste, and didn’t taste bland or like any other low-fat peanut butters I have tried.
A gluten free sandwich made with the powdered peanut butter (and some banana slices) — with almond milk to drink — totals about 281 calories, while a traditional peanut butter sandwich on white bread with milk & banana slices would total about 645 calories. (The gluten free bread is 70 calories a slice, versus 100-110 for traditional bread. Unsweetened almond milk has 40 calories, while traditional milk has about 110)
There’s nothing wrong with a regular peanut butter sandwich — but if you’re looking to try something new and tasty or have stomach or dietary issues, look for the powdered peanut butter next time you’re at the grocery store!
Would you try mixing powdered peanut butter? Or do you prefer to stick to the traditional kind?