Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Dream Came True : a PB2 review

I had an extremely long day of studying, but two things happened today that have allowed me to call it a wonderful day :)

Right about the time that I was needing a study break, the door bell rang. I ran to the door and it was the UPS man dropping off a box for me. I've been anxiously waiting for the PB2 that I had ordered earlier in the week to arrive, and I could not wait to try it!!

I have heard so much about this mystery peanut butter miracle... and honestly I have no idea why I haven't tried it sooner! 

It has literally rocked my world.

What is PB2? It is powdered peanut butter, or peanuts that have had all the oil and fat removed. How do you change the pulverized peanuts from powder back to the creamy peanut butter we all know and love? You simply add water :)

PB2 is all natural and only has 3 ingredients: peanuts, salt, and sugar. It has ALL the protein of regular peanut butter, and it only has 45 calories for every 2 tablespoons. 

That means if I want to indulge in 6 tablespoons of peanut butter, it won't be costing me 570 calories, but a mere 135!! That's remarkable. Not to mention ill be getting a lot of protein in that snack!

PB2 can be purchased here.

And yes, I really do love peanut butter enough to eat 6 tablespoons of it plain. And without water. It takes some skill...

My favorite go-to breakfast has always been peanut butter oatmeal, so of course I had to dump some in my oatmeal to try it out. Ahh, so good!! I'm really over joyed by this. It's the little things in life :)

I'm going to be experimenting with PB2 to make the perfect peanut butter banana smoothie, so stay tuned! And naturally I'll be looking to come up with a peanut butter cookie recipe.

I quickly want to mention my breakfast this morning. I smothered some Strawberry Chia Jam that I made yesterday on a Protein Pancake, and it was so delicious! 

(Protein Pancake = 3 egg whites, 1/4 c. of oats, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp agave nectar, dash of salt, and dash of cinnamon. Then just cook on frying pan like a pancake!)

So the second thing that made my day was getting dinner with an amazing friend of mine, who also happened to be my teacher in high school! She is a wonderful woman and she was able to put me in a great mood after a long day of studying. Thank you!!

For dinner I had a mozzarella and tomato salad that included sun-dried tomatoes and delicious greens. I also had a cup of coconut asparagus soup. For dessert we split a vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookie (it was divine), and I had a mexican chocolate popsicle, while she had a strawberry lime one. It truly hit the spot.

Now that my spirits are lifted, it's back to studying!!

Last night before the freedom of SUMMER :)


  1. I have got to get some of this for my husband...he is a peanut butter lover as well, and very calorie conscious this would be a neat treat for him...if you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase it from?

    1. Wow thanks! I can't believe I didn't include that!! just added it to the post, but here's the link as well.

  2. So, as you know, most of the things you eat look fabulous thanks to your photography, but are a bit too healthy for my unhealthy diet. =) I have to say, though, I am going to try this next time I see you and if I like it am going to buy a bunch! It looks delicious!

    1. Yeah, I may just rock your world :) Love you!!

  3. I discovered PB2 online and it is fabulous. So delicious and low calorie/high protein that i keep worrying it might fall into the sad trap of "too good to be true." In the meantime, I am ordering it by the pound and crossing my peanut-butter loving fingers that this is no joke.