Simple Pleasure #19: PB Peanut Butter
A crazy thing happened over Father’s Day weekend. I couldn’t finish a cupcake!!! I know, crazy. Those of you that know me are probably shocked. I have been cutting out sugars from my diet for a few weeks now so it was no surprise that my body rejected the sugar from the cupcake… which I’m actually happy for. It’s about time my sweet tooth is put in check. But I still have a sweet tooth but have now discovered something to satisfy those sweet cravings… PB Peanut Butter’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter peanut butter. It’s peanut butter mixed with M&M’s. The company is based in San Diego so I’m quite excited to have first hand access to it.
Why am I addicted to it? Well it has just enough sweet to make me feel that I’m eating something sweet but since it’s peanut butter I’m also getting healthy fats and protein. The company uses 100% USDA Certified ORGANIC Valencia peanuts and don’t crush them until you’ve ordered a jar – so then when I get a jar it’s been freshly made! I specifically LOVE the M&M one but they have all sorts of flavors. Which include: Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Butterscotch, Toffee, Pretzel (yep – and it’s amazing), White Chocolate, Chocolate, Traditional and Traditional Unsalted. Right now they are just making nut butters with the peanuts but soon hope to introduce almond butters and macadamia butters as well… excited for those!
Since I’ve cut out most sugars from my diet this little peanut butter treat has been a blessing. One spoonful and I’m satisfied. So bye bye cupcakes for a while and helloooo PB Peanut Butter!
They have a website called www.pbpeanutbutter.com that you can order from and if you are a San Diego local they can be found at the Farmers Markets such as North Park, Little Italy, Mission Hills and Leucadia. If you can – check them out! You will not be disappointed in these tasty jars filled with love. You’ll discover why PB Peanut Butter is one of my simple pleasures.
Some healthy fun facts about peanut butter:
800 million pounds of peanut butter are purchased each year!
The Cleveland Clinic recommends freshly ground, natural (which is what PB Peanut Butter is) or reduced fat peanut butter for the heart-protective properties of their mono- and polyunsaturated fats.
Peanut butter is rich in niacin, with 1/5 of the amount needed in a day. Niacin, a type of B vitamin, is essential for healthy nerves, skin, and digestive system and aids in the conversion of food to energy.
Peanut butter is low in sodium, and contains 8 percent of the RDA of fiber.