PB2 | Powdered Peanut Butter

Yes I did say “Powdered Peanut Butter“.  Now some may ask “why would you want powdered peanut butter”?  Well there are a variety of reasons but one of the biggest is clean up afterwards when having my Shakeology.

I was first introduced to PB2 by some friends and have loved it ever since.  Though you can use it in a variety of ways, the smoothie in my opinion is the best way to use it.

It comes in regular and chocolate flavored, which has some cocoa added to it, but the great thing is it’s only 45 calories for 2 tablespoons, which usually don’t even use that much in my shake. Regular peanut butter is 190 calories.  Below you can see information from the company page about PB2 and Chocolate PB2.

PB2 is manufactured by Bell Plantation which they also offer other products, such as peanut oil and crackers.

 

Easy reading for the health conscious

You’re here to learn about what’s in our products, but first let us tell you about what you won’t find. All Bell Plantation products are preservative free and contain no artificial sweeteners. And in the case of PB2 and Chocolate PB2, you won’t find 85% of the fat calories of regular peanut butter.

Nutrition Facts

PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter

INGREDIENTS:

Roasted peanuts, sugar, salt.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings per container: 15
Calories: 45
Calories from fat: 13

Value and % Daily Value*

  • Total fat 1.5 g 3%
  • Saturated fat 0 g 0%
  • Trans fat < 0.01 g
  • Cholesterol < 0.01 mg 0%
  • Sodium 94 mg 4%
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g 2%
  • Dietary fiber 2 g 8%
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A < 1%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium <1%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chocolate PB2

INGREDIENTS:

Roasted peanuts, cocoa powder, sugar, salt.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings per container: 15
Calories: 45
Calories from fat: 10

Value and % Daily Value*

  • Total fat 1 g 1.5%
  • Saturated fat 0 g 0%
  • Trans fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium 70 mg 3%
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g 2%
  • Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Vitamin A <1%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium <1%
  • Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I usually order it directly from the company by the case since that seems to be the best way price wise.  In the store it’s been about $6.00-$6.50 a jar and from the company it comes out to about $4.00 for a box of 12.  They also sell it in a box of 4 and packets.

If you check out their website, you’ll also see they have an large amount of recipes that you can use their product on which you may not have thought of from main courses such as Thai dishes to desserts.

For a peanut butter alternative PB2 in my opinion is worth trying.  I’ve tried the Chocolate PB2 and for me it was a little too sweet, but I love using the regular in shakes and if you love peanut butter I’m sure you will too.

Keep Up The Good Fight

Rich Taub
Independent Team Beachbody Coach

Team Beachbody Coach Summit 2012 review


Team Beachbody Coach Summit 2012 is now over and for me it was a full week of learning, working out with thousands of others and an additional bonus of getting P90X Certified.

P90X Certification

To start off with I went out to Las Vegas early in order to do the P90X Certification that was being run. I did this for myself as a goal, and also to have a better understanding of the program so I’d be able to give any customers the best information I can if they have any questions on the program. Continue reading

10 Minute Trainer

It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged here and have been jumping between a few workouts.
I’ve now decided to do 10 Minute Trainer, which is a series of workouts that Tony Horton put together for people that are short on time but want to get in some type of exercise.

The way the workout calendar is made up you work out for 4 weeks and 7 days a week since the workouts are short.
You can do 1 workout a day though for “faster” results it does have 3 workouts/day set up in case you can avail yourself either doing it all at once or at different times during the day.

There is a resistance band that comes with the program along with a “cardio belt” that you can attach to a door to help give some additional resistance.

After doing the first set of workouts today, which the main one was “Cardio” and additional were “Lower Body” and “Abs”, these workouts are intense and move quickly from move to move, which does get the heart pumping and the “Abs” workout does have alot of plank positioning in it, so you feel it in your arms.

The workouts that have the cardio resistance band, after reading what some others have posted, some people use the bands and others don’t. If you put in the effort and don’t have the ability to use the bands then you can still get a good workout in.

You can also play the DVD so it will do 3 workouts in a row without you having to keep “pushing play” and will have the 2 minute warm-up at the beginning after finishing the last one the cool down will play.

There is a nutrition plan that comes with the program, though not as extensive as something like P90X, or Power 90 it does give you a good foundation.
There also is a 2 day fast start that is basically the Shakeology cleanse but is a 2 day cleanse instead of 3 day, and also a “10 day lean plan” which is to lose one jean size in 10 days.
It has a 10 day menu and 2 workouts/day.

So we’ll see how it goes and I’ll keep you posted 😉
Till the next review
Keep Up The Good Fight
Rich Taub
Independent Team Beachbody Coach

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