This Ka’Chava review is sponsored by Ka’Chava. All opinions are my own.
This year I finally started working out again. It’s still in stage 1, I think. I’m not back in a gym yet or going to classes (hoping to change that very soon), but I’m doing 4 “power walks” every week and it feels GREAT!
I’ve never been a big breakfast person, but I do always need something before my walk. For a while I was doing some nut butter and crackers. It was fine but not always enough.
And as I get back into more intensive workouts (and hopefully strength-building), I want to keep upping my protein intake (often easier said than done), so when Ka’Chava reached out about trying and sharing a Ka’Chava review of their plant-based shakes, I was intrigued.
It isn’t always easy for me to find a shake blend because it can’t have soy as an ingredient (a headache trigger for me) or any artificial sweeteners (the cause of my adult acne). Without either of those ingredients, I was excited to try out the blend.
Below is breakdown of their ingredients and directions as well as my review of the taste of three Ka’Chava flavors.
Ka’Chava uses the same protein blend in each of their five flavors. It’s made up of yellow pea protein, organic whole grain brown rice, organic sacha inchi (a seed), organic amaranth, and organic quinoa. A shake made of the recommended 2 scoops of powder provides 25g of protein.
They also have their Omega/Fiber Blend, Antioxidant Blend, Adaptogen Blend, Super Greens blend, Probiotic/Prebiotic Blend, and Digestive Enzyme Blend that’s in each of the mixes. See the photos for the break down on all that. Note the many organic ingredients!
To make any of the shakes, they recommend 2 heaping scoops per 12-14 ounces (about 1.5 cups) of cold water. You can shake it, blend it, or stir it. Since I don’t want to have any specialized equipment and I’m generally too lazy to blend anything, I just stir the blend into the water with a spoon.
I also started out with 2 scant scoops in the water so my body wasn’t in shock from the protein, but it was fine for me!
PRO TIP: Add the powder to the bottom of the glass first before adding in the water!
Ka’Chava Taste Review
After the ingredients and the protein, the taste is always the most important consideration in a review – I get it! Ka’Chava has five flavors – vanilla, chocolate, coconut acai, chai, and matcha.
I picked the chocolate, coconut acai, and the chai to try. And I really like all three flavors. The chocolate is sweet but not sugary at all, which I really love as I don’t love sugary things in the morning.
The coconut acai is fruity but, again, not sweet – I liked this one a lot more than I expected! And the chai is flavorful but not super spiced as some chai can be. Overall, I love the flavors.
Besides the flavors being good, the powder itself isn’t grainy (even just mixed into water) like other shake powders I’ve tried. I think using a blender cup or even a blender would mix it in better than how I do it, but I don’t really mind – it does a pretty good job mixing in.
This Ka’Chava Review was sponsored by Ka’Chava. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting all Luci’s Morsels collaborations.