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