I have to say, Chris, that after writing that article, you’re being much more polite
But, I mean, please – add two tablespoons to your shake, and close the damn jar. It’s not that hard.
And, if you’re like the rest of us, get a little thrill by licking the spoon (no cheats globbing things on – it’s just a taste)
Course, with your addiction, you may want to stay away for spoon licking for a while.
As an alternative, you could try a different nut butter. Almond butter tastes nothing like peanutbutter. Cashew butter tastes great, but it’s not as oily . . . which may be against the plan – either way, it’s easier to avoid temptation with.
Many health food stores will let you grind your own nut butter. I do that, looking at the calories per 2tbsp, making sure they’re 200. (I think cashew butter was the outsider, coming in at 200kcal for 1/4 cup – but that could have been a misprint.