Food as Medicine: How to Make a Mudbowl
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DON SALADINOI'm really excited today.
JOHN WHYTEWhy are you excited?
DON SALADINOBecause I'm going to be introducing to you a special snack that I created probably two decades ago. It's called a mudbowl.
[MUSIC PLAYING] These are overnight oats with protein powder. And the reason why it's called a mudbowl is because we're throwing a bunch of really healthy ingredients into a mason jar. You can grab different fruits that are in your fridge. This really has turned into my go-to snack-type, one-- when I'm running out, and there's an emergency, or something's going on and I have to grab something on the go-- two-- post-workout, pre-workout-- could just be a snack in the afternoon where I need to get some nutrition in my body.
So I'm going to teach you how to make this right now. I'm super excited about this. And we only need a few ingredients so. We do have some almond butter here, which I like to add, especially when I'm using chocolate protein powder. Gluten-free old fashioned oats, which cook pretty quickly. I'm going to grab chocolate protein powder. Choose your brand of choice. I love Thorne. One of these mason jars is going to supply you with two mudbowls.
So I mean, it's this simple. We're going to fill the mason jar up about halfway. A chef never measures. When this is made, this goes into two containers. So we're going to take like a half of banana-- super easy here. We're going to throw them right into the mudbowl-- really simple. Right? I'm going to take two scoops of protein powder.
JOHN WHYTEI could probably just use one. But you--
DON SALADINOBut I'm going to make two mudbowl out of this.
JOHN WHYTENow, this is a good peanut butter-- all-natural.
DON SALADINOAlmond butter.
JOHN WHYTEOh, wait, it's almond butter.
DON SALADINO: It's almond butter. Now, we're going to fill it up with very hot water, which I have this insta-hot.
JOHN WHYTENow, the whole point here is lots of healthy elements in here-- not a lot of fruit in this. We did have some banana. But that's OK.
DON SALADINOWe could add strawberries. We could add pomegranates. I think that's the fun thing is that this is going to mix really easily. Now, I like this consistency. This is going to harden up a lot.
JOHN WHYTEYou're getting tired. You work out a lot, and now you're tired.
DON SALADINOI'm burning my hand is what I'm doing. But I got to get-- you got to develop a little--
JOHN WHYTEA lot of drama. A lot of drama, Don.
DON SALADINOGot a nice, well-mixed mudbowl here. This is going to feed about two servings. And let me show you what the finished product looks like. This is what one of the mudbowls are going to look like. This is a flavor that I made with pecans-- delicious.
JOHN WHYTEThat is good.
DON SALADINOIt's very good. So this is-- what I love about these is that it's very nutritious. We're getting that additional protein. We can really go through and utilize things in our fridge that we need to get rid of. So if you have blueberries that are going to expire in a couple of days, use the blueberries. Use the raspberries. You can just grab this and go.
JOHN WHYTEWhat I love about it is it really is about this concept we're talking about-- food is medicine. So it has a lot of healthy ingredients. And it's going to be a better choice than, say, an instant oatmeal, or a fruity yogurt, or refined grains, or a lunch meat sandwich.
JOHN WHYTEIt didn't really take you that long.
DON SALADINONo, it didn't take long.
JOHN WHYTEI mean, if you can do this--
DON SALADINOIf I can do it, anyone can. [MUSIC PLAYING]