Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Recovery Rice Crispies

Eat up after your workout with a protein-rich delicious and filling rice crispy treat.  Healthier than your childhood favorite and way more rewarding.  I used Wild Friends flavored sunflower seed butter (they now have organic sunflower seed butter!) but feel free to use whatever nut or seed butter you have on hand.

This is a great post workout treat as it contains carbs and protein (and tastes good, of course).  Many sports and fitness nutritionists support that eating an appropriate amount of carbs in the 20 to 30 minute window following a workout restores muscle energy stores, and that a smaller ration of protein helps with recovery and repair.

Recovery Rice Crispies


1/3 cup Wild Friends Honey Sunflower Seed Butter
1/3 cup Wild Friends Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter
2 tablespoons water
1/2 mashed banana (about 1/4 cup)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons water
2 cups Rice Cereal*
2 cups Erewhon Crispy Rice Cereal*

*any sort of rice/crispy rice cereal should do!


1.  On low heat, heat sunflower seed butters in a small pan.  Once melty and warm, add in water until slightly runny.  Stir in protein powder of choice and add the last 2 tablespoons of water.

rice crispy cereal topping
not so pretty, but so delicious!
2.  In a medium bowl, pour the mixture over the rice cereal.

organic rice cereal

3.  Line a 9" pan with wax or parchment paper and spritz with coconut oil.  Press mixture into pan and freeze until set, then slice and serve!  Stores well covered in the freezer.

The best deal on Wild Friends: trio of organic sunflower seed butters in the best flavors!  They also do great nut butters.

In a pinch, use plain seed or nut butter in the recipe, and add in honey and cacao powder and a dash of maple syrup and sea salt to taste.

wild friends sunflower seed butter

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