Original vs. Substitute Sam
Peanut butter in any form is my kryptonite. Traditional peanut butter is calorically dense and if I knew there was peanut butter in my cupboard it’d be gone within a matter of days, but refusing to buy it was only half the battle. By watching FOOD Network I’m frequently exposed to food commercials and when any type of peanut butter product was advertised (i.e. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Smucker’s Peanut Butter, etc.) I’d have ridiculous cravings.
Then I found a product called PB2 (which can be read about in my Cooking Substitutes) and my life changed forever. A peanut butter in powdered form with a fraction of the fat and calories as traditional peanut butter?
I started out mixing it with milk and dipping celery and carrots into it and quickly finished my first jar. I wanted to find more creative ways to get my peanut butter fix so I ordered the twin pack from Amazon, which comes in vacuum sealed packages that do not store or pour well once opened. I decided to transfer the PB2 to a mason jar for storage and ease of use. Almost all of the PB2 fit, except for about 2 TBSP that I was not sure what to do with.
As I reached up to put the jar of PB2 powder next to my jars of protein, cinnamon, and guarana powders I noticed how similar the textures were, remembered I had 2 TBSP of leftovers, and had a moment of brilliance all at once.
The result was the birth of Peanut Butter Pleasure.
1. Add in this order: milk, PB2, and protein powder to a blender/bullet and blend for 15 seconds
1 C Unsweetened Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond/Coconut Blend
- 3 TBSP PB2
- 2 TBSP Vanilla Myofusion
2. Add in handful of ice and blend (add in more ice for a thicker/creamier textured malt)
- Ice cubes
I love cooking food that’s healthy and delicious, but I’ve got a lot to learn and it’s way more fun to hear ideas for recipes and improvements from YOU!