Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Rock

Seriously, I bought a bag on Monday and can’t stop eating them. I tried to space out the bag over the week and ended up finishing them last night unintentionally while watching . They should definitely sell these things at movie theaters in smaller bags.  I mean powdered sugar, peanut butter, and melted chocolate mixed together with crunchy chex is tha bomb. So go get some at your local supermarket.

…Or make your own!

I’ve provided the recipe from General Mills site below if you wanna challenge yourself. I’ve heard they’re even better homemade.

Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe
Also Known as “People Puppy Chow” or “Puppy Food”

Ingredients

Courtesy of General Mills

9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preparation Instructions

1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.

2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.

3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Post-Workout Fuel Recipe #2 – Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

If you know me well, there’s one thing I always tell people I need on an almost daily basis to stay sane… And no, it’s not food. That would be too easy. Sex? Nope. TV? Well, I do watch an s-ton of it… But no, not that either.

And while it is something I don’t literally “need” to survive, to me mentally it is something I feel I need to keep my stress level down and remain a happy person... Can’t figure it out? Shouldn’t be too hard since the title of the post gives it away.

It’s Exercise.

Back in the day it used to be a helluva lot of distance running mixed in with some weight training… But then I f’ed up my hips. Yea I know, I’m 28 and I need surgery on my hips according to my Orthopedist – thanks to . Has something to do with a large number of factors – from my lanky anatomy, to my unorthodox running gait for so many years, not changing running shoes for 2 years, 1 leg being slightly longer than the other, not doing enough lower-body weight lifting… Yadda yadda yadda. You get the point.

So now I use the elliptical a lot, took up biking, and am considering properly learning how to swim — that mixed in with weight training and core strengthening. And with all that working out comes the necessary nutritional recovery — compensation for loss of calories, hydration, and protein supplementation. And in the spirit of combining two of my loves — food & exercise, I’ve decided to create my first Series of Recipes on Adam Loves Food, which I’m calling the Post-Workout Fuel Series.

Since I’ve already started with the we’ll skip right to my next recipe which is quite simple and really delicious. The Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. Yea, I know, I’m excited just writing about it.

For starters, its got a perfect mix of vitamins and nutrients after a good bit of cardio and lifting. You’ve got the potassium from the bananas, protein and calcium from the chocolate milk, additional protein and unsaturated fat from the peanut butter. Plus it’s ice cold and easy to blend together right when you get back from the gym. And it’s frickin delicious.

Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients/Recipe:

1) Blend the following ingredients together for at least 20 seconds, shaking a bit in between pulses.

1-2 bananas
1 1/2 cups of lowfat chocolate milk
1-2 cups of crushed ice
2 teaspoons of peanut butter (optional)

2) Sip slowly as to not get a brain freeze.

3) Enjoy your delicious workout recovery in a glass.

 

And here’s another great Chocolate Banana Smoothie I found out about: