Kashi GoLean Crunch! and chocolate milk

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I love Kashi GoLean Crunch! By the way, the cereal’s name actually does end with an exclamation, I did not add that for emphasis—though emphasis is well-deserved. The GoLean Crunch! cereal is rocky and crunchy but softens up well in milk, which produces some delicious cereal milk in the process. The Kashi cereal’s modest amount of sugar produces a very subtle-flavored cereal milk that is not too sugary but not at all bland.

While eating Kashi, or any cereal in that case, I often read whatever lie in front of me. Sometimes, the unsuspecting victim might be TIME; other times, the victims are food labels? So one day, while eating my cookie-cutter bowl of cereal, I noticed that GoLean Crunch! contains 37 grams of carbohydrates and 9 grams of protein. Coincidentally, that almost perfectly fits the 4:1 carb:protein ratio that science has declared boosts muscle growth and glycogen recovery after workouts. Chocolate milk, which has a 4:1 carb:protein ratio, became the favored drink for runners after the research proved the ratio’s effectiveness.

With GoLean Crunch! matching the ratio almost perfectly, I asked myself, “why not combine GoLean Crunch! cereal with chocolate milk for a wholesome, 4:1 carb:protein ratio snack or meal?” Of course, that is exactly what I did, and the cereal in chocolate milk tasted sublime. The added benefit was the healthiness of the snack derived from the golden 4:1 carb:protein ratio.

Next time you’re done working out and are hungry, grab some chocolate milk, or make your own, and combine it with Kashi GoLean Crunch! cereal.

About Earl

Hi, my name is Earl. I am a student who loves to analyze food and eat healthy. My careful eye for food has caused me to become interested in the science behind food and cooking, and I write about my explorations into food on my website Toastable.com. While I believe in sticking to whole, natural foods, I'm not afraid to work with avant-garde ingredients and equipment such as constant temperature water baths and sodium alginate. I also love photography, technology, and journalism.

11. July 2011 von Earl
Categories: Health, Recipes | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

  • Phyu-Sin

    I have been a long time fan of Kashi (even though it is a tad bit on the higher-end of the price spectrum when it comes to grocery shopping) and I am very happy to see their company grow to more than just cereals!

    A question about eating cereal and milk. What other alternatives could you possibly provide for someone who does not drink any milk. I’m not lactose but I’m not a fan of any kind of milk.

    • http://toastable.com earl lee

      I personally love soy milk. It’s so much more rich, velvety, and smooth than regular milk. Plus, soy milk generally has a tinge of vanilla flavor in it. Other than that, I don’t know what to say haha. You could always add some honey and peanut butter to raw cereal then bake it to turn it into a type of granola.

  • Akira

    I ran out of regular milk, so I tried this with the other Kashi cereal (the one that tastes like cardboard). The chocolate milk completely covered up the taste of the cereal and it was really good!

    • http://toastable.com earl lee

      Yea! My dad does this now. He eats any cereal with chocolate milk. It definitely help add flavor to very bland yet healthy cereals. Covert Affairs tonight! :D