A friend of mine who is a personal trainer got me interested in PB2. Let me start by saying that, for me, PB2 is not a substitute for your PB&J sandwich. It lacks the nutritional value of regular nut butters and just doesn’t taste as good on it’s own. But, it has been a great way to get peanut butter flavor in recipes without as many fats and calories. I’ve been playing around with it for about a month now and I think I’ve figured out how to best incorporate it in my cooking. I have used it in Thai Peanut Sauce, Chicken and Shrimp Satay, smoothies, cookies, and now fruit dip. PB2 is not very cheap at stores, so I would definitely recommend buying in bulk on Amazon if you decide you like it.
Today, craving a mid-afternoon snack, I came upon this recipe for a Peanut Butter Fruit Dip. As written the recipe is a little plain, especially since I subbed PB2 and plain greek yogurt. To jazz it up I added a sprinkle of Truvia and chia seeds then drizzled with honey. It turned out to be a delicious, easy dip to get that sweet, peanut butter fix I was craving. Perfect paired really well with my apple slices.
Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
Servings: 4 | Serving Size: 1/4 Cup| Calories: 43 (488) | Fats: 6 (35)
*Nutrition info via: MyFitnessPal
- 1 Cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 Cup PB2 (sub 1/2 Cup of natural peanut butter, nutrition adjustments in red)
- 1/2 Tbsp Truvia (you can add more or less depending on your sweet tooth. Taste as you go.)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (optional as they add 70 calories, but also nutrient packed)
- Drizzle of Honey
- Stir PB2 into yogurt well.
- Stir in Truvia and chia seeds.
- Drizzle with honey
- Serve with fruit or graham crackers.