Want to try out a delicious, nutritious, protein-packed chocolate shake that can be made in just a few steps for breakfast or before a workout? You’ve come to the right place! This mouth-watering recipe is ready to drink within minutes and offers a huge variety of health benefits.
What are the health benefits of crickets?
You might be thinking, why crickets? The cricket powder is extremely high in protein (69%), contains all essential amino acids, Omega 3 & 6, B2 and B12, and concentrated iron.
With an increasing need for sustainable protein sources, this is a great way to fill your protein needs while doing good for the environment. Compared to cattle, they require less water, land, and feed. Cows use up to 200 square metres of land to feed and breed – crickets use 10x less than this. Crickets also produce 80% less methane than cows.
Why is spirulina good for you?
We’ve also added spirulina to this recipe. Along with the high amounts of protein in spirulina, it is packed full of vitamins A, C, E and B as well as a variety of minerals – no wonder it’s considered a superfood!
Now onto the recipe…
How to make our chocolate cricket protein shake
- ¾ to a full pint of milk (or dairy alternative)
- Half a scoop of normal protein powder
- ½ to a full tablespoon of cricket powder
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
- Optional: 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients into a blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth.
Step 3: If your shake is too thick, add some more milk.
Top tip: you could also add peanut butter to enhance the taste and get even more protein in!