Right around the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, while some people were immersing themselves in Animal Crossing and others were perfecting Sourdough recipes, I started getting into making smoothies. Yes, it was a weird thing to get involved in, but as I was generally a “grab breakfast on the go” guy AND a “running on my lunchbreak” guy, I never really felt I had time to make a smoothie and enjoy it. With the shift to home, it was something I started dabbling a little bit into. What started as a simple berries and milk smoothie concoction then started to morph a little. It was also “easier” as while grocery store shelves were being quickly depleted with the uncertainty of the virus, it was relatively easy to grab and add less-necessary items, like flax seed for example, to our grocery orders.
Fast forward a year or so and my smoothie game is still going strong. One ingredient that I am thrilled I made the acquaintance of is PBfit – powdered peanut butter than really takes smoothies to the next level. What’s really great is that it is about 87% less fat and 1/3 the calories of traditional peanut butter – and much easier and cleaner to put in a blender than a glob of the sticky stuff.
Only 70 calories vs. 188 calories AND 2g fat vs. 16g fat compared with regular peanut butter
My 11 year old baker-to-be has also been using it to make some killer peanut butter cookies. Basically, even if you are not a smoothie person, there are a ton of other options as well.
PBfit has other cool flavors available as well, and I look forward to adding into my liquid pick-me-ups in the future.
PBfit can be found in many major retailers (Amazon, Walmart, Fred Meyer, etc.) and tubs run anywhere from ~$8-12, depending on tub size and location.
As far a quick, healthy snacks go, it is widely agreed that nuts pack a nutritious punch to tide you over between meals. Nut butters are a great way to include nuts into your snacks as well (as long as they are not loaded with sugar), but jars of nut butter don’t travel very well without making a mess. SuperFat Amazing Nut Butters are sold in single serve pouches that can be either opened by the resealable twist top, or – if you are using up the entire package – torn open across the top. As such, they can be used on the go as a quick snack directly from the pouch, or be part of your lunch box to add to your sandwich or fruit.
SuperFat is currently available in five flavors: Original Macadamia + Almond, Cacao Coconut, MTC + Probiotic, Nitro Coffee + MTC, and Protein. The original flavor contains just macadamia nuts and almonds with a little bit of sea salt, while the other flavors contain additional ingredients. All varieties are gluten free, kosher, vegan, paleo, and keto friendly. The claim that they contain no added sugar does not mean that they are not sweetened: several of the flavors contain Stevia as a sweetener.
I enjoyed all three flavors I tasted. Almond butter is my preferred nut butter already, and the added macadamia nut adds a creaminess and gentle flavor. Cacao Coconut has a mildly sweet chocolate flavor, and the Protein butter also contains sunflower protein and cinnamon, which makes it my favorite out of the tree.
Company: SuperFat Amazing Nut Butters
Products: Original Macadamia + Almond, Cacao Coconut, MTC + Probiotic, Nitro Coffee + MTC, and Protein. ($34.95/10pouches)
As entrepreneurs and health enthusiasts, we’d always talked about doing something in the health tech space. It wasn’t until we began to explore opportunities that we realized how big the obesity and diabetes epidemics actually were. Without the right diet, we realized, no amount of tech would change that. Without better education, people would still believe the myth of a low fat high carb diet. So we turned our love of healthy fats into SuperFat, a convenient way to get the right balance of nut fats and functional ingredients, moderate protein, and low net carbs on the go. Something that actually tasted great, was nutritionally balanced and provided a boost of on-demand fuel wherever we went.
Thank you to PBfit and SuperFat for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.