I admit when I was approached by Simon Malone, the owner of Ka’chava, to sample and review his product that I was a little reluctant. Meal replacement shakes typically just aren’t my thing. Plus the stats on the Ka’chava website seemed just a little too good to be true.
When the product arrived, I tried it a few different ways, just chocolate, just vanilla, mixed with water, and then mixed with almond milk. Then chocolate and vanilla mixed together as Simon suggested. All of the above were good, bordering on delicious.
Typically I find vegan protein or meal replacement shakes to be chalky, overly flavored with stevia or just generally unpalatable. Somehow Ka’chava has managed to undo all my previous hesitations while adding tons of nutrients and superfoods that you normally don’t find in a regular vegan protein shake.
It’s super easy to blend in a shaker cup and literally tastes great plain, but I’ve found a couple of ways to jazz it up that I think you’ll like too.
Ka’chava Chocolate Banana Milkshake
- 12 ounces unsweetened coconut milk, from a carton
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 scoops Ka’chava Chocolate Tribal Superfood
Method: add all to blender, blend until smooth and creamy. This is so easy, yet so tasty.
Ka’chava Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars
These snack bars store well in the refrigerator and are great for when you want a quick snack with plenty of protein and nutrients and without any yucky ingredients:
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups home cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 scoops Ka’chava Vanilla Tribal Superfood
- 4 soft medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered stevia
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips, I used Lily’s brand that are sweetened with stevia
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Method: Add chickpeas through salt to a food processor and process until everything is very smooth and mixture rolls up into a ball. Remove dough from food processor and press into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Put the dough in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes. Remove dough from the refrigerator and cut into bars, I got 8 bars out of my pan. Melt the chocolate chips and the coconut oil together, drizzle the chocolate over the bars. Chill to set the chocolate and enjoy. Keep refrigerated and use within 3-4 days. These bars can also be frozen for longer storage.
I really enjoyed this product, and while more often than not, I still reach for whole, real meals, I’ve found Ka’chava to be super valuable when I’m on the go, or when I just want something smaller to tide me over between meals.
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