Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Are YOU a Peanut butter Lover ??

Who LOVE peanut butter ? Well everyone does.. but the problem is that it has a lot of fat in it and it's high in calories. Unless you are looking to add calories to your diet, making sure that you measure out your "spoonfuls" is important. But have you hear of PB2? Its fat-free powdered form of peanut butter that you mix with water. No, it’s not the same as the real thing but it has a consistency that is comparable and decent for how low-calorie it is with only 20 calories per tablespoon !
It is made by pressing peanuts to remove their fat and oil content, while maintaining their taste. The process turns the solid peanuts into a kind of peanut dust that, when mixed with liquid, reassembles a butter-like spread. But don't mix too much water or you will be adding in more mix.
There is one downfall of this. It loses the fat, the the spread becomes depleted of the mighty health benefits of the healthy full-fat peanut butter. It's seemingly counter-intuitive, but the full-fat spread can actually promote weight loss and keep you feeling full. So using this as a substitute for your fat is not the best way to keep your hunger at a minimum BUT it's a great addition to shakes, yogurt and smoothies !
Here is an amazing way to use PB2 !
Low Fat Peanut Butter Cookies
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
⅔ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup applesauce
3 tablespoons PB2
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup oat flour
¾ cup old fashioned oats
Beat eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, and cinnamon together.
Mix applesauce and PB2 together until it is combined. It will thicken up.
Stir peanut butter and applesauce mixture into egg mixture and mix well.
Add oat flour, stir until moistened.
Finally, stir in the oats.
Let chill for 2-3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350.
Scoop chilled dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet (I used a 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie)
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Let cool for five minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet.
Let cool completely.

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