There’s something special about a smoothie—the combination of your favourite flavours and ingredients. From tropical fruits to decadent chocolate and nut butters, anything goes, making smoothies a convenient way to get the micronutrients, fibre, and protein your body needs to perform at its best.
But if you’re concerned about the unsustainable impact of whey, have trouble digesting dairy, or are hunting for a less processed protein source for your smoothie, cricket protein might be the answer you’ve been searching for. Whether it’s containing all nine essential amino acids or delivering four times more B12 than beef, cricket protein is an easy way to add a punch of micronutrients, protein, and prebiotic fibre to your morning ritual.
Why should I add crickets to my smoothie?
1. Nutritional Benefits
Entomo Farms Cricket Protein Powder is a natural, nutritional powerhouse made from 100% Canadian-raised crickets. Cricket protein powder is less processed than many mainstream protein powders, including whey, casein, and many plant-based protein powders. Additional nutritional benefits of cricket protein include:
- Is a source of all nine essential amino acids
- Has twice the much protein of beef
- Is a rich source of iron and calcium
- Offers more than 4x the amount of B12 than beef
- Delivers a highly desirable 3:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega-3 fatty acids (beef offers a 20:1 ratio)
- A source of beneficial dietary fibre as chitin and prebiotic oligosaccharides
- Always non-GMO, gluten- and dairy-free, as well as keto and paleo-friendly
In short, cricket powder is packed with protein and is a rich source of the micronutrients that will keep you going throughout the day.
2. Sustainable Protein
But nutrition isn’t the only reason to add cricket protein to your favourite smoothie recipe. Eating insects is also an excellent way to protect and preserve our environment. By incorporating cricket-based foods into your diet, you can take real climate action and make a difference by using a more sustainable protein source.
Cricket farming uses just a fraction of the resources that cattle, pigs, and chicken farming require. Insects, including crickets, produce fewer greenhouse gases and ammonia than cattle or pigs, and require significantly less land and water per pound of protein.
All around, crickets are a sustainable protein source that’s better for you and the planet.
Cricket powder might be a superstar protein, but how does it taste?
Luckily, Cricket powder doesn’t disappoint when it comes to flavour! Cricket protein has a nutty, earthy flavour that blends nicely into all of your favourite recipes. If you’re used to the taste of seeds, nuts, or nut milks, you’ll find crickets to be quite familiar and neutral, making it easy to incorporate into meals beyond your daily smoothie.
So, why not use cricket powder the same way you use plant protein powder or whey protein powder?
Our Favourite Cricket Powder Smoothies
1. Super Green Cricket Powder Kale Smoothie
Crazy for kale? Looking for a dairy-free smoothie recipe that’s quick, easy, and packed with micronutrients? You’ll love our Super Green Cricket Powder Kale Smoothie!
Made with the non-dairy milk of your choice, kale, spinach, Entomo Farms Cricket Protein Powder, dates, and banana, you’ll be making this your go-to green smoothie.
2. Mango Cricket Smoothie
In search of a little decadence after a long day? Say hello to our Mango Cricket Smoothie recipe!
Buttermilk, mango puree, ice, cinnamon, and our cricket protein powder come together to make a nutritious and filling snack that doesn’t hold back on flavour.
3. Chai Cricket Smoothie
Are you an avid ginger lover? This Chai Cricket Smoothie packs a spicy kick that’ll keep you coming back for more!
With some ginger, kale/spinach, nut milk, nut butter, banana, our cricket powder, and spices, you’ll be sure to add this delicious smoothie to your list of favourites!
Want some additional cricket-infused inspiration? Check out our other recipes and be sure to shop our Cricket Protein Powder (regular and organic) today to start blending up something nutritious and sustainable today.