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PEANUT BUTTER IS AMAZING. I normally don’t type in caps, but sometimes, the situation calls for it. PB2 is a product that is popular in the weight loss industry, because it is lower in fat and calories than normal peanut butter. (And yes, it’s still made from peanuts).
If you’re wondering how to count PB2 on 21 Day Fix, here is a video from Autumn Calabrese, the trainer behind the 21 Day Fix Program (with summary below):
- PB2 counts the same as regular peanut butter. 1 teaspoon PB2 = 1 teaspoon
- That being said, natural organic peanut butter is always going to be the better option. Even though PB2 is lower in calories, eating real peanut butter is a better option because it’s not as processed.
My additional thought:
I’m in full agreement, although sometimes I use PB2 in my Shakeology. In another video, Autumn says you can use a little bit more than a teaspoon, but be careful with your measurements.
Where can I buy PB2?
Look in the grocery stores in the peanut butter section. There are other brands available, and while I am not familiar with them, I would check the ingredient lists to check for any added sugars or other added ingredients.
WAIT!! There’s a BETTER option!!
Here’s the deal with PB2 – it contains sugar. It’s not exactly a clean option, but I did some research and found this Peanut Flour – which is similar to PB2, but the only ingredient is peanuts. It’s definitely got a richer flavor, and worth checking out. Be careful in your measurements, as it does contain more calories than PB2 (however, it’s a much better alternative to PB2!)