Last week, I finally ordered PB2, a powdered peanut butter that I've had my eye on for nearly two years. I had an Amazon gift card itching to be used, so I figured I'd buy some healthy snacks. I snagged both the regular PB2 and the Chocolate version.
I decided to try PB2 because when I consume peanut butter, its always more than one serving. Seeing as its pretty high in fat and sugar, I haven't had it in ages. In a nutshell (no pun intended), PB2 is low-fat peanut butter that you make as you need. Since I got the jars last week, I've used the chocolate peanut butter the most, but they're both equally delicious. I've had it at least twice per day, with apples or just eaten out of a dish. For 45 calories per serving, you can't really go wrong.
Last night, I had an epiphany. As I noshed on my post run snack (two small granny smith apples and a serving of Chocolate PB2), my inner fat child needed a second serving to finish with my apple. After I finished my apple, I had most of the PB2 left in the bowl. As I took a sip of my iced coffee, to wash the peanut butter down, I realized that these two beauties would make a killer combo! So, after experimenting last night, here is my recipe. Its healthier than using sugary syrups, which are empty calories. The PB2 adds some nutritional value to your iced coffee.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Iced Coffee
2 tbsp Chocolate Peanut Butter PB2, mixed with 1 tbsp room temperature water
12 ounces iced coffee with your choice of milk (whatever coffee to milk ratio you prefer, just have 12 ounces of both liquids)
Or, if you are too lazy to make your own iced coffee...
A16 ounce iced coffee from your local coffee shop will work - the ice takes up a decent portion of the cup, which is why I am telling you to go for the 16 ounce drink.
In a bowl, combine the PB2 and water. Stir until there are no lumps.
Combine iced coffee, milk, and ice. Give a quick stir. If you bought your iced coffee, step two was done for you by a precious barista - make sure you tip them and say thank you!
Pour PB2 into iced coffee and stir.
Drink, and thank the heavens for my inner fat child creating this delicious concoction.
If you feel that this isn't sweet enough, then mix some more PB2 with water, then add it to your iced coffee. I'm going to make a drink with the plain PB2 tonight. I'm sure it will be delicious!