Peanut Butter Protein Powder

Mercola.com recently sent me this peanut butter whey protein powder. I happily accepted it as I like the flavor of whey proteins and often use them to make homemade protein bars. I had also been looking for a cleaner flavored whey protein that was not chocolate or vanilla!

Mercola protein powder

I was pleasantly surprised and excited that it did not have any splenda or nasty sweeteners. Overall, the product gets my approval!

protein powder nutrition facts

The nutrition facts look pretty good. I like to see no more than 5 or 6 grams of sugar. The high fiber level is great, and the protein powder is a good source of calcium.

protein powder ingredients

The ingredients all look pretty standard and are acceptable to me. Many people prefer to avoid guar gum, and I don’t like to have it too often just to practice the “in moderation” approach to foods. I just try to eliminate additives in my diet in general. If you are not familiar, luo han guo is a natural sweetener in the same sweetener category as stevia.

Anyways, one of my favorite ways to use a peanut butter flavored protein powder is in oatmeal, or in homemade protein bars.

I made these “overnight oats” by accident. I was trying to follow a recipe for no bake protein bars, but they never got hard enough. So, I turned it into an oatmeal!

overnight peanut butter oats

I recommend overnight oats to a lot of my patients because it saves loads of time in the morning. What you do is prepare about 4 servings ahead of time in an air-tight container.

Example:

  • 1 cup oats (not steel cut)
  • 3/4-1 cup milk of your choice
  • 4 scoops peanut butter protein powder
  • 1 cup PB2
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter

Stir well to combine, and refrigerate. In the morning, scoop into bowl, and heat for about 1 minute. Drizzle with natural, local honey on top! Easy!!

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