Peanut butter is an American Classic.  Kids of all ages love that salty, spreadable, goodness.  For vegans and vegetarians, it serves as an excellent source of protein and is loaded with essential nutrients. But did you know there is a dark side to conventional peanut butter? Is there a healthy peanut butter out there?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference reports that a 2-tablespoon portion of smooth peanut butter contains 188 calories. Food high in calories can equate to weight gain.

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Calories are not the only culprit in peanut butter; fat is also a player on the dark side. Most of the fat found in peanut butter is unsaturated fat (the not so bad kind), 3.4 grams of saturated fat found in just 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Foods high in saturated fat can lead to high cholesterol.

Sodium is the next unwanted intruder found in traditional peanut butter.  A tablespoon portion contains 147 milligrams of sodium.  The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams daily. Many conventional brands include 2-3 grams of added sugar as well.  

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Is there a healthier option?

Why yes there is.  Do yourself a favor and get to know, PBFit.  PBfit offers all that peanut butter goodness just made better.  They use whole-roasted peanuts, pressed to perfection. Thus, PBFit contains 87% less fat than traditional peanut butter and about 1/3 the calories.  They only keep the good stuff: powerful peanut butter protein and deliciousness.

So go ahead and indulge.  The numbers speak for themselves: 

PBFit contains….70 calories vs 188 calories and 2 grams of fat vs 16g fat. 

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How is it made?

What kind of magic is this? There is no fairy godmother, just science that helps create a delicious, healthy alternative. They make it by gently pressing roasted peanuts to remove most of the fat and calories. These peanuts are ground with coconut palm sugar and a pinch of salt. The result is a magically delicious blend of peanut butter powder.

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Recipes

There are many delicious recipes and concoctions that can be created using PBfit. From smoothies and oatmeal, to savory Thai peanut sauce the possibilities are endless (and healthier!) One recipe we love is the PBfit & Jelly Smoothie: 

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 tbsp PBfit
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tsp low carb sweetener, monk fruit
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  •  optional, 1 tsp goji berry powder for color added nutrients

Blend away!


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Sources: Livestrong

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