Natural and healthy fats or not, peanut butter is still fat and high in calories and even though it might be more nutritional than a tub of chocolate (by the way, yum!), your body processes it the same way. It can often plateau your weight loss efforts. There was once a time in my life that I thought I needed to give peanut butter up forever. I was so desperate I tried a no-calorie, no fat, no carb, no ANYTHING peanut butter. It was one of the lowest points in my life (insert violin music here). My husband dry heaved when he tried it.
It’s a sad, but true story and what I hope this post teaches you is that there is another road to take. There is a solution.
What is it?
Bell Plantation takes peanuts and compresses them to remove all the oil (the fat). What’s left is a fine peanut powder. I know, crazy. It is only 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. I’m not kidding, this is some serious stuff.
I first learned about this amazing, miracle powder from Amanda, of course. When she told me it was peanut butter for only 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat, I didn’t believe her. She told me it came in powder form and then you add water to make it a spreadable peanut butter. I know what you are thinking, the same thing I thought “um gross, you mix a light brown powder with water?” Don’t knock it until you try it. You will not be disappointed.
You can spread it on toast, dip fruit in it or add it to your protein shakes. There is a plethora of possibilities. Have a mentioned they also have a chocolate peanut butter powder? I know, Bell Plantation deserves a standing ovation.
Where can you buy it?
Fortunately, I am able to find it at a local store in the organic aisle. If you are not as lucky as me, don’t sweat it! You can order it directly from their site or from one of their suppliers.