Healthy Homemade Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Spread
NEWS FLASH: I love peanut butter!
Okay, I know that’s not news, I just had to put that out there (again).
Peanut butter on a spoon. I’ve been there, you’ve been there, we’ve ALL been there. And while (natural) peanut butter is totally healthy, it IS really high in fat and calories.
“Moderation is key!” Yeah, yeah, but that’s not what goes through your head when you’re digging into a peanut butter jar 😉
So, I made a lower calorie peanut butter spread that is just as rich, just as smooth and just as creamy as regular peanut butter. Go ahead, have a couple (or seven…) spoonfuls.
I thought I would show you the comparisons between my Protein Packed Peanut Butter and regular PB.
The regular PB nutrition label is on the left, the Protein Packed Peanut Butter nutrition label is on the right:
My protein-packed peanut butter recipe has half the calories, half the fat and half the carbs of regular peanut butter! I know the label for my protein peanut butter shows less protein than the regular version, but the percentage of calories coming from protein is higher in my recipe than regular peanut butter. My PB recipe is 22% protein while regular PB is 14% protein.
The nutrition labels above are for two tablespoons of peanut butter, below are the nutrition labels for one cup of peanut butter:
Look at the difference!!! Where is my spoon?? I need some of this right now…
This protein-packed peanut butter spreads just like regular peanut butter. If anything, it spreads a little better because you get to use MORE of it 😉
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