It’s Peanut Better with PBFit

The following is a guest post by Ashley Dyrhaug of Jersey Munchies (Visit Site). She is an eater, chef, influencer and marketer of all food things in Metro NYC (including Northern Jersey).

If I had to choose one ingredient to live off of for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be peanut butter. You can add it to just about anything and it instantly amplifies the flavor by 100 notches.

In 2018, peanut butter is no longer restricted to being a “butter.” The innovative health junkies got to thinking about how they could enjoy the nuttiness of peanut butter, without all the fat it carries with it. Granted, the fat in peanut butter is all healthy fat and certainly won’t destroy your diet (trust me, I know because I shovel down tons of it every day). Nonetheless, it came time for there to be an even healthier option available that provided the same flavor, and thus, peanut butter powder was born.


There are a few peanut butter powder brands currently on the market, but the one I’m here to tell you about is PBfit (Visit Website). PBfit offers both original and chocolate variations of peanut butter powder that have 90% less fat and ⅓ less calories than traditional peanut butter. I know, whoa.

On their website, they suggest adding their product to things like oatmeal or Thai peanut sauce. Both of these are great ideas, but I actually went some completely different routes. My first use for it was adding it to one of my smoothies. This was definitely a success, as it added a genuine peanut butter flavor to the smoothie without increasing its thickness. Usually adding peanut butter to a smoothie requires you to balance it out by adding more liquid, but this spares you from having to do that.

My next idea was one that I consider myself a genius for and has become one of my new all time favorite things to consume. We all remember growing up making chocolate milk with Nesquik powder, so I thought, why not do the same with peanut butter powder? That’s right folks, peanut butter milk. Just add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder for every one cup of milk (almond milk in my case) and the result is fabulous. This works extremely well with both PBfit’s original and chocolate peanut butter powders.

The third thing I used PBfit for was definitely more of a stretch than peanut butter milk, but it actually worked out pretty well. I don’t like to load up my coffee with a ton of milk, creamer, or sugar, so I figured a teaspoon of peanut butter powder might be a fun way to sweeten it up and add some flavor. It actually tasted pretty good, providing a slightly sweet and nutty flavor that didn’t overpower the coffee at all.

My final experiment with PBfit really was truly an experiment and is probably something that only I would be weird enough to try, but it wasn’t a complete failure. I make scrambled egg whites for breakfast pretty often using liquid egg whites, so you can probably guess where this is going…
I whisked some peanut butter powder into the egg whites before cooking them on a skillet, and aside from being a little clumpy, this mixture actually came out pretty well. I wouldn’t say the peanut butter powder added too much flavor to the egg whites, but it definitely improved them and theoretically wouldn’t be a bad option if you were really looking to switch things up.

Now there are some obvious pros and cons to this product.

Pro: the difference in fat and calories between this and traditional peanut butter is massive and can be hugely beneficial to anyone trying to avoid fat.

Con: with powder, you lose the thick creaminess (or crunchiness, if you’re into that) that defines peanut butter. However, the point of PBfit is not to completely replace peanut butter. Instead, it is to offer a low fat alternative that can be added to dishes that you might not have ever considered adding peanut butter to (ie: egg whites).


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