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© 2019 by SAMANTHA BOWERS | THE FIT BRUNETTE | THE BALANCED BODY TRAINING, LLC

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Here's Why Everyone Is So Obsessed With Powdered Peanut Butter | Seven Healthy Recipes You Can Make With PBFit

April 15, 2018

 

You've heard of it, you've seen it on Instagram, and you've walked past it in the baking aisle at the grocery store; but you're still not quite sure what everyone's obsession with powdered peanut butter is all about. 

 

You are not alone. Powdered peanut butter is pretty new to the health food industry, and brands like Betterbody Foods are driving the latest craze with their original and chocolate flavored PBFit powders. 

 

 

I definitely consider myself a peanut butter enthusiast. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, peanut butter would without a doubt be one of the front runners.

 

Peanut Butter is a great source of healthy fats, but for someone who loves it as much as I do, it can be easy to go a little overboard and let one or two spoonfuls turn in to three or four. PBFit is one of my favorite ways to satisfy my peanut butter cravings with 90% less fat and 1/3 of the calories in regular peanut butter, but still maintain that burst of nutty flavor and a creamy texture.

 

Betterbody Foods PBFit comes in an original and a chocolate flavor and can be found in the baking aisle at most Walmart stores or online at pbfit.com. I am literally obsessed with this stuff. It is definitely a staple in my every day diet. I throw it in my oatmeal, smoothies, and even eat it plain mixed with some unsweetened almond milk and stevia. If you haven't tried PBFit: run to the store or pbfit.com and get some now! You will totally thank me.

 

You can use the code "FITBRUNETTE10" for 10% off on pbfit.com

 

The nutrition facts on PBFit are also pretty spot on. Check out the label for the Chocolate PBFit below.

But wait: how do you even use this stuff? Sure, you can eat it as is or spread on some whole grain toast or crackers, but there are also plenty of other ways to get creative with this healthy substitute. I have partnered with Betterbody Foods to bring you seven healthy recipes you can make using PBFit.

 

1. Mini S'mores Protein Cheesecake Bites

Ingredients:

For the crust:

- 1/4 cup chopped natural almonds

- 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

- 1/4 cup stevia

- 3/4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

 

For the chocolate filling:

- 1 3/4 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt

- 1/3 cup liquid egg whites

- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

- 1/4 cup all natural cocoa powder

- 1/4 cup stevia

- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

For the toppings:

- 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt

- 2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate

- 2 tablespoons Betterbody Foods PBFit

 

Directions:

For the crust:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin pan with nine paper liners and lightly coat with nonstick spray. Set the pan aside.

2. In a blender or food processor, combine all crust ingredients (except for the almost milk) until well blended and almonds are finely chopped.

3. Gradually stir in three tablespoons unsweetened almond milk until a crumbly crust-like mixture forms. Press the crust evenly into the bottom of the prepared tins.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for five minutes or until lightly browned.

 

For the chocolate filling:

1. In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients and mix until smooth.

2. Pour over the pre-cooked crust and smooth the tops with the back of a spoon. Pipe 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt in a criss-cross pattern over the top of the smoothed chocolate filling. 

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or until top is set and edges are lightly browned.

4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Place in the refrigerator for six hours or overnight. 

5. Top with chopped dark chocolate and Betterbody Foods PBFit. Enjoy!

2. No Bake Gluten-free Coconut Fudge Power Bites

Ingredients:

- 1/3 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 1/3 cup organic coconut flour

- 1/2 cup cocoa powder

- 1/2 cup stevia

- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

- 1/2 cup shredded coconut

 

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except unsweetened vanilla almond milk and shredded coconut. 

2. Slowly stir in 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk and mix until dough-like.

3. Roll in to ten 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in shredded coconut until fully covered. 

4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for up to one week.

3. Greek Yogurt Brownie Freezer Fudge

 

Ingredients:

- 1 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt

- 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

- 1/4 cup stevia

1 tablespoon Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

 

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) and mix until smooth.

2. Gradually stir in 2 tablespoons chocolate chips.

3. Line a muffin tin with eight paper liners and fill halfway with batter.

4. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until cups are firm.

4. Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

 

Ingredients:

For the peanut butter layer:

- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

- 2 tablespoons coconut flour

- 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 1/4 cup stevia

- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

 

For the chocolate layer:

- 1 cup dark chocolate chips

- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

- 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit

 

Directions:

For the peanut butter layer:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine creamy peanut butter, coconut flour, vanilla protein powder, Betterbody Foods PBFit, stevia, and unsweetened almond milk. Stir until well combined.

2. Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the prepared peanut butter layer evenly across the bottom of the pan and set aside.

 

For the chocolate layer:

1. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently.

2. Gradually stir in 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter until well combined and completely melted. Add 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit and stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

3. Pour the chocolate layer over the prepared peanut butter layer in the 9x9 inch pan. Smooth the top of the fudge with the back of a spoon. Place the fudge in the freezer for 4-6 hours or overnight. Cut in to 16 even squares and enjoy!

5. 33 Calorie Double Chocolate Fudge Truffles

Ingredients:

- 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 1/4 cup cocoa powder

- 1 tablespoon coconut flour

- 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder

- 1/4 cup stevia

- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

- 1 teaspoon chocolate extract

- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon stevia (for coating)

 

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except one tablespoon cocoa powder + one tablespoon stevia for coating. Stir until a dough-like consistency forms.

2. Roll the dough in to 1-inch balls and cover with cocoa powder and stevia. Place the truffles on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all dough has been used. Place the finished truffles in the refrigerator or freezer for 1-2 hours or until chilled. Enjoy!

6. Healthy Caramel Pecan Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

Ingredients:

For the donuts:

- 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin

- 1/2 cup egg whites

- 1/3 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt

- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

- 1/2 cup stevia

- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie extract

- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

- 1 teaspoon cinnamon

- 1/4 cup coconut flour

 

For the pecan crumble:

- 2 tablespoons Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

- 1 teaspoon cinnamon

- 2 tablespoons stevia

- 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

 

For the caramel drizzle:

- 2 tablespoons Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 1/4 scoop vanilla protein powder

- 2 tablespoons stevia

- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

- 1 teaspoon caramel extract

 

Ingredients:

For the donuts:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a donut pan with nonstick spray and set aside. 

2. In a large bowl, combine all donut ingredients and mix until batter is smooth. Spoon the batter in to a large Ziplock bag, cut a medium sized opening in the corner of the bag, and pipe into the prepared donut pan.

3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until donuts are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

 

For the pecan crumble:

1. In a medium bowl, combine Betterbody Foods PBFit, protein powder, chopped pecans, cinnamon, and stevia. Gradually mix in two tablespoons unsweetened almond milk and stir with a fork until a crumble forms.

 

For the caramel drizzle:

1. In a medium bowl, stir together all caramel drizzle ingredients. Add enough almond milk to achieve the desired consistency. Drizzle over the tops of the finished donuts.

7. Peanut Butter Swirl Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Ingredients:

For the crust:

- 1/4 cup whole natural almonds

- 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 1/4 cup stevia

 - 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

 

For the filling: 

- 2 cups nonfat vanilla greek yogurt

- 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit

- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

- 1/3 cup egg whites

- 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

- 2 tablespoons melted creamy peanut butter (for swirling) 

 

Directions:

For the crust:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a nine inch round springform baking pan and set aside. 

2. In a blender or food processor, combine 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PBFit, and 1/4 cup stevia until well blended and almonds are finely chopped. 


3. Gradually stir in two tablespoons unsweetened almond milk until a crumbly, crust-like mixture forms. Press evenly in to the bottom of the prepared pan.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for five minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and set aside.

 

For the filling:


1. In a large bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients except for the two tablespoons of melted creamy peanut butter (for swirling). Mix until batter is smooth.

2. Pour the batter over the pre-cooked crust and smooth the top with the back of a spoon or spatula. Drizzle the melted peanut butter over the top of the cheesecake and swirl with a butter knife.


3. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the top is firm. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Place in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or overnight. 

 

Have you tried PBFit? What are you waiting for? You can use the code "FITBRUNETTE10" for 10% off on www.pbfit.com. 

 

Connect with me on Instagram @samanthabowers_ for more healthy recipes.

*This post is part of an affiliate partnership with Betterbody Foods. I love their products and hope you do too! As a Betterbody Foods partner, I may receive a small commission from your purchase.

 

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