A healthy peanut butter substitute
Like most Americans, I love peanut butter. Growing up it was a staple in my diet and this carried over into my adult life. But what I don’t love is the calories and fat that come with it (I know, I know, nuts are considered healthy fats and you should keep them in your diet). Thankfully I’ve discovered powdered peanut butter!
So what exactly is powdered peanut butter? I hear that question all the time! It’s basically peanuts that have been pressed to remove a ton of the oils and fats so you’re left with a powder. This powder is a lot lower in calories and can be easily reconstituted into the peanut butter you know and love with water. It’s super simple!
At 45 calories and 1.5g of fat per serving, you’ll want to eat it with everything. And I mean everything! Since it is so versatile, you can use it a ton of different ways. Add it in its powder form to smoothies, batters, and sauces to infuse a peanut butter taste to your recipe. Or reconstitute it with some water and eat it with apples (perfect for a post-workout snack), celery, or toast. Whatever your heart desires!
My personal favorite is to eat it with oats. In the morning I’ll take some powder, add enough water so it’s on the thinner side, and add some old-fashioned oats to it. This makes a quick and cheap version of overnight oats. The key here is to make the peanut butter a bit on the creamier side so it mixes and coats the oats better. Because you control how much water is added to it, you get to decide on the texture.
Pro tip: make sure you add your water slowly and carefully. I cannot tell you how many times I added too much water on accident and it turned out way too thin.
While it is more expensive than regular peanut butter, a container does last a good amount of time. Plus, being able to enjoy one of my favorite snacks guilt-free is worth the extra couple of bucks.
Have you tried powdered peanut butter before?