Is there any combo tastier than Peanuts and chocolate? The duo must be hard to beat given the number of sweet treats on the market. The best news is peanut butter and chocolate are diabetic friendly. When the treats have excessive sugar that’s not so good for us diabetics. Research shows dark chocolate diabetic friendly and chocked with strong antioxidants.
We’ve talked about chocolate before and are certain to discuss it more, but I’m not ready to swing the spotlight away from peanut butter.
Recently I discovered a peanut butter product that cuts the fat and calories in peanut butter. It’s called PB Fit and it’s a powder. Two tablespoons with one and a half tablespoons of water gives you instant, tasty peanut butter. Two tablespoons of regular peanut butter is low in carbs but has 180 calories. The same measure of PB Fit and water only has 65 calories, three grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber.
I mixed it with a little coconut oil for a spread on the puff cakes I talked about in my last post. It was delicious. The spread lives up to the advertising on the jar. It reads, “Better Body Foods PB fit is made from gently roasted peanuts. We extract 75% of the oil to create a delicious, low fat powder that is chock full of flavor. Combine PB fit and water for a healthy, low fat peanut butter spread. It also gives a delicious protein boost to smoothies.”
In the past, I was hesitant to make smoothies with both chocolate and peanut butter because of the calories. PB Fit solved the problem You can make a powerful low carb, low calorie smoothie with this . I combine two tablespoons of PB Fit with two tablespoons of dark cocoa and a tablespoon of coconut flour. Put 12 ounces of almond or coconut milk in a blender with some ice and away you go. It’s almost as tasty as a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.