Is Peanut Butter Good For Weight Loss? Try Powdered Peanut Butter Now!

By Lily | Last Updated:  April 9, 2021
 

Peanut butter is a delicious, high-calorie treat that most people love to indulge in. But what if you’re trying to lose weight? Is peanut butter good for weight loss then?

The answer is “no”. That doesn’t mean that you should give up on peanut butter altogether, though!

When I was about 12 years old, I used to love peanut butter so much I would eat it every day.

In fact, I would eat so much peanut butter that my brothers started calling me “Skippy”, like the brand.

I had never eaten peanut butter before that age; I had just immigrated from El Salvador, where peanut butter is not sold.

So when I tasted peanut butter for the first time, I thought it was the most delicious thing ever.

It was during that same time that I started gaining weight. I’m not saying that it was solely because of peanut butter that I was gaining weight. I was also eating a lot of other American junk.

However, I do believe it was contributing to my weight gain. So, for about 10 years I did not eat peanut butter.

It wasn’t until I discovered powdered butter that I started eating peanut butter again.

And I am so thankful that I discovered it. Powdered peanut butter is so low in calories, and it’s so easy to fit into my daily calorie allowance.

In this blog post we will discuss regular peanut butter, as well as why powdered peanut butter is the best alternative so that you can enjoy the taste without all the guilt!

Is Peanut Butter Good For Weight Loss

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Peanut butter can be healthy depending on the brand that you buy.

It is generally low in carbs and high in healthy fats.

Peanut butter is also a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, and copper, among others.

What excites me the most is how high it is in protein compared to other plant foods. It has about 4g of protein per tablespoon. That is a plus for weight loss because protein keeps you full longer!

The problem with peanut butter is that a lot of brands add ingredients such as sugar and oil. All of which add to the number of calories and reduces healthiness!

If you decide to buy regular peanut butter, make sure you look at the ingredients list on the label.

Is Peanut Butter Good For Weight Loss?

The high-calorie content of peanut butter is a turn-off for weight loss. One tablespoon of peanut butter has about 95 calories!

Therefore, I don’t advise you to eat peanut butter if you want to lose weight.

Instead, you should try powdered peanut butter. Powdered peanut butter is peanut butter that has had all the oil removed.

Powdered peanut butter has 25 calories per tablespoon, about a quarter of regular peanut butter!

Best of all, powdered peanut butter has about the same protein and fiber content as regular peanut butter, so you aren’t missing out on the benefits.

All you need to do is mix water with the powdered peanut butter and it will look and taste almost identical to regular peanut butter.

Thankfully, because of powdered peanut butter we can still enjoy peanut butter and lose weight too!

Sidenote: You can lose weight and eat regular peanut butter, but you still need to stay under your daily caloric deficit. In other words, you will have to eat a lot less of it.

Is It Ok To Eat Peanut Butter Every Day?

In general, it is best to eat peanut butter in moderation because of its calorie density and high-fat content.

You also need to consider which brand of peanut butter you have. If you are eating the kind of peanut butter that has harmful additives to your body, I would only eat it as a treat once in a while.

And as stated above, if you are looking to eat peanut butter for weight loss, I would eat powdered peanut butter every day instead of the regular peanut butter.

Ways To Enjoy Powdered Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a very versatile food item that can be consumed in a variety of ways.

You can eat it the traditional way, as a spread in toast (with banana slices).

I personally love to mix peanut butter into my oatmeal or cereal.

I also spread peanut butter on rice cakes as a low-calorie snack.

I’ve also added it to shakes and used it for baking.

When it comes to peanut butter, you are only limited by your ingenuity and willingness to experiment!

The Powdered Peanut Butter I Buy

The peanut powder I like to buy is the Sprouts’ Organic Peanut Powder.

Ingredients: organic defatted peanut flour, organic cane sugar, sea salt.

Product description: Made in USA with 100% USA peanuts, 90% less fat, 70 % fewer calories than traditional peanut butter, gluten-free, vegan, low sodium.

Directions: mix 1 tbsp of water with 2 tbsp of peanut powder and stir. Add more powder to thicken.

powdered peanut butter

The peanut powder I like to buy is the Sprouts’ Organic Peanut Powder.

Ingredients: organic defatted peanut flour, organic cane sugar, sea salt.

Product description: Made in USA with 100% USA peanuts, 90% less fat, 70 % fewer calories than traditional peanut butter, gluten-free, vegan, low sodium.

Directions: mix 1 tbsp of water to 2 tbsp of peanut powder and stir. Add more powder to thicken.

I sometimes also buy the generic brand from Walmart (Great Value). The only difference is that powdered peanut butter is not organic. However, is has the same ingredients, calories, and grams of protein as the Sprouts brand.

Check out your local grocery and see what they have in stock. As long as the nutritional facts are similar to what I listed above, you should be good to go!

How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter?

Making your own peanut butter at home is both quick and easy!

And although you might not save as many calories as buying powdered peanut butter, you will still consume fewer calories compared to buying peanut butter at the store.

If you choose to go this route, all you need are 2 cups of roasted peanuts, 1 Tbsp of peanut oil, 1 Tbsp of maple syrup, and salt. You will also need a good food processor.

You will need to stop your processor once or twice in order to scrape down the peanut butter that sticks to the sides of the processor.

In order to reduce the calories, I would recommend skipping the oil. It might just be a little harder for it to come together.

For a more detailed recipe on how to make peanut butter click here.

Conclusion

Peanut butter is a nutritious food that is high in protein and has healthy fats. However, because of its high-calorie count, I don’t recommend it if you are trying to lose weight.

Substitute regular peanut butter for powdered peanut butter as it not only saves you calories but also provides you with the nutrients.

There are many ways you can enjoy powdered peanut butter, eat it as a spread, or add the powder to your oatmeal as I do!

Let me know in the comments below, what is your favorite way to eat powdered peanut butter!

Hi, I'm Lily! Like you, I have struggled with my weight. It was not an easy journey but I was able to lose 40 pounds and have kept it off for 14 years. My goal is to share with you all the research, tips, and tricks that I have learned over the years to help you lose weight also.