There are days when I crave peanut butter so much that I could do a lot of damage to myself if I gave into the urge to take a spoon to a fresh jar.
This is a healthy, protein-rich alternative that satisfies the craving and fills me up. The secret is dehydrated peanut butter, or powdered peanut butter.
Powdered peanut butter is basically crushed peanuts that have had the oil and fat removed, leaving you with a much lower-calorie alternative to the creamy stuff that still delivers all the peanut flavor. You can just add water to make a spreadable peanut butter, or you can add it to smoothies, oatmeal, protein shakes – be as creative as you’d like.
The yogurt in this recipe is what will fill you up and depending how you use it (as dip, as waffle topping, or eating it with a spoon), it can last through more than one serving. I sliced up half of an apple for dipping and was full after I ate just half the recipe.
6 oz. Greek yogurt (I used plain 2% Fage)
½ tsp water
1/8 tsp vanilla
2 tbs dehydrated peanut butter (I like PB2)
¼ tsp sugar-free sweetener (like baking Truvia or Swerve)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. If you’re having trouble getting the dehydrated peanut butter to mix into the yogurt, slowly add water (1/4 tsp at a time) until you achieve a smooth consistency.