Nothing beats the real deal but if you’re looking for a way to cut some calories, powdered peanut butter is a great substitute to regular peanut butter. There are a few major brands to choose from, PBfit and PB2 being two popular ones. But what’s the difference? Are all powdered peanut butters the same? We dive in to take a look at PBfit vs PB2 to give you a full, detailed review of the two brands.
If you’ve never tried powdered peanut butter, I’m hear to tell you (as a prior skeptic myself), that powdered peanut butter is actually really tasty! Learn about how it’s made, the run down of PBfit vs PB2 and how to use it, all in this detailed powdered peanut butter post!
The details on powdered peanut butter
How it's made
Making powdered peanut butter is actually fairly straight forward. First, the peanuts are roasted and then gently pressed which removes a lot of the fat and therefore calories associated with the fat. Then the pressed peanuts get ground up and mixed with a few natural ingredients like salt or coconut palm sugar to great the final result!
The scoop on PBfit
BetterBody Foods is the company behind PBfit. This health company makes a ton of healthy food products. They produce anything from avocado and coconut oil to oatmilk or natural sweeteners. Their powdered peanut butter (PBfit) boasts 87% less fat and 1/3 the amount of calories than regular peanuts butter.
The big difference between PBfit vs PB2 is that PBfit has a larger variety of powdered peanut butters. PBfit powdered peanut butter flavors includes:
- PBfit peanut butter powder
- PBfit chocolate
- PBfit pumpkin spice
- PBfit organic
- PBfit pure peanut
- PBfit sugar-free
- PBfit plus vegan chocolate
- and a few others
The scoop on PB2
On the label of a container of PB2, it boasts that it is the original peanut butter powder. Their site says that the company launched back in 2007.
With 90% less fat and 70% fewer calories thank regular peanut butter, it’s easier to see why powdered peanut butter has taken off in the health foods industry.
PB2’s product line includes cocoa, vanilla, organic, almond and pre+probiotic versions of the powdered peanut butter.
PBfit vs PB2 comparison (per serving size)
Honestly, I thought PBfit and PB2 were the same brand initially. They sound so similar that I thought maybe an added ingredient was in one vs the other. Turns out that PBfit vs PB2 are very similar with just a few key differences when it comes to the nutritional breakdown.
|1.5 tbsp water||1 tbsp water|
|2g added coconut sugar||1g added sugar|
|70 calories||60 calories|
|2g total fat||1.5g total fat|
|150mg sodium||90mg sodium|
|3g dietary fiber||1g dietary fiber|
|8g protein||6g protein|
How to use powdered peanut butter
The beauty of powdered peanut butter is you can use it anywhere that you’d think to use regular peanut butter! Whether you put it in your smoothie or protein shake or your favorite cookies, it’s up to you! For those of you that don’t want to risk thick chunks of peanut butter in your protein drink, try substituting this protein recipe for powdered peanut butter.
As far as Amazon goes, reviews are fairly close when it comes to the two brands.
4.7 stars, 9,299 reviews
Described by many as thicker and less sweet. A great option for when you need to spread it.
4.8 stars, 12,322 reviews
Sweeter (which some consider meaning a better taste) and a thinner consistency making it a great option for smoothies, protein shakes, etc.
Which one is better?
In the end, both PBfit and PB2 are very similar in how they are made. As for which one tastes better? Based on reviews it seems that it is more of a personal preference.
Have you tried both brands of peanut butter? What were you thoughts? Was their a clear difference? Let us know in the comments and check back for our full taste test review in a few weeks!
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