This muscle-building snack is sponsored by LES MILLS Good Protein! Let’s get our buff on!
This quick and easy puppy chow recipe has no refined sugar or chocolate, and uses chocolate protein powder instead! It tastes like a healthy ginger snap cookie, and is perfect for Christmas!
Crunchy. Crispy. Sweet + Spicy.
These are a few of my favorite thiiiiiings.
Oh, and protein. Because strong muscles means I can lift more of this protein puppy chow recipe into my face at a greater speed. Uh huh uh huh uh huh.
Fer cereal though (had to) I can’t keep my snack-munchin’ face out a bowl of the good stuff. AKA: crunchy, squares of spiced cinnamon, hugged with a luscious, smooooth layer of creamy, melty almond butter and totally-Christmas-appropriate molasses, and then COVERED with a sweet, rich chocolate-y PROTEIN POWER.
Uh. I mean POWDER. But, ya know, SAME DIFF.
I know I don’t need to make any acquaintances with puppy chow because it’s bayyysically on every.single.persons must-stuff-into-face during the Holiday season list. Even if you have NO IDEA why the heck it’s called puppy chow, and you’re a human, you STILL EAT IT.
But. I do still wonder.
Anywho. You know it. You love it. You can’t get enough OF ITTTTTT.
I’m preeeee aware that everybody has their most favorite version of this addicting-crunch-a-rific like snack jam, but I’m here to tell you one thing is for certain peeps: once yo’ chow has been chocolate gingersnap-i-fied, you won’t be going back for seconds of that boring chocolate and peanut butter, not-so-healthy tradish stuff.
Liiiiike. There’s no sugary chocolate, no weird syrupy stuff and NO refined powdered sugar because our powder is of the PROTEIN variety. There’s just sweet, powdery-soft chocolate perfection covering every tiny, healthy ginger snap-like morsel guys. And then there’s you. In the corner. SHOVING it all into your face at RAPID speed in the name of H-E-A-L-T-H and B-U-F-F-N-E-S-S.
Our crunch snack game guys? IT IS STRONG.
You know what else is strong? (Segue FTW) YOU….after you mow down on some LES MILLS Good Protein! Ya’ll know I L-O-V-E me some protein powder, and I am ALWAYS on the hunt to find some new and TASTY stuff – which is A LOT harder than you might think. After a little (read: really super HARD) lifting sesh I decided to do a little protein smoothie action with LES MILLS Good protein, and the low-carb, grass-fed goodness? I slurped that yummy chocolate goodness RIGHT DOWN.
MAJOR gold stars for being naturally sweetened with stevia (hip hip hooray for no yucky aftertastes!) and having no weird, can’t-pronounce-that ingredients or fillers. Just 6 simple ingredients make up this muscle-fueling goodness guys. S-I-X.
Straight up: That’s the shortest ingredient list my muscle-loving self has EVER seen on protein powder.
Just image yourself wrapped up in a cozy, fuzzy blanket, sipping on a mug of steaming hot chocolate (maybe add MORE chocolate protein powder to it? LIGHT BULB MOMENT) and having a little up close and personal face time with crunchy, spicy-sweet Ginger Snap Puppy Chow.
That kind of reality is not just fo’ the movies yo.’
IT CAN BE YOURS. REACH OUT AND GRAB IT.
Before I grab your bowl first.
Healthy Ginger Snap Protein Puppy Chow Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Natural creamy almond butter
- 1/4 Cup Molasses
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 4 Cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
- 2/3 Cup Les Mils Chocolate Protein Powder
- 2 1/2 tsps Ground Ginger
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- Place the almond butter, molasses and coconut oil into a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted and creamy, about 1 1/2 minutes.
- Stir the mixture well to combine and then add in the Chex. Stir gently until the almond butter mixture coats the cereal.
- In a large, Zip-loc bag, combine the protein powder, ginger and cinnamon. Shake the bag around the make sure the spices get mixed in with the protein powder.
- Add the Chex cereal into the bag and shake around until evenly coated in the protein powder/spice mixture.
- Pour into a bowl and let cool, so that the almond butter hardens and sets.
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Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: Points+: 7. Old Points: 6
(per 1/2 cup)
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