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
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