Ka’Chava: the ancient remedy for our modern busyness.
If I told you that there was a way to combat our 21st century busyness with a perfect marriage of the wisdom of the Aztecs, nutrient-packed superfoods and delicious tried-and-tested flavours, you’d probably be confused. 🤨
But that’s exactly the brainchild of the creators of Ka’Chava, dubbed as “The World’s Healthiest Meal Shake”. This vegan, gluten/dairy free and all-in-one meal replacement aims to supply all necessary nutrients to serve us active millennials, all without compromising on its deliciousness. Sounds too good to be true? 🤩
The only thing that sounds a little more magical is the poster-worthy slogan that Ka’Chava prides itself on: “It’s amazing what you can achieve when you feel your best”.
The creators of Ka’Chava found themselves confronting the cold, hard reality that in today’s fast-paced world, many have turned instinctively to foods that presented the quickest eating experience, even if such foods lacked the necessary nutrients to allow our bodies to perform up to their full potential. 😔
To combat this, the team behind Ka’Chava set out to “rediscover the ways of our ancestors who lived in harmony with the earth”. Practically, this meant investigating some of the nutrient-rich superfoods that were widely used and revered in ancient cultures for health and wellness. 🍀🌿
And lucky for us, they’ve found an ingenious way to combine all this goodness into a neat, fuss-free solution to ensure that we’d be adequately fueled for each day we have to conquer. 🔥
Whether you’re a young professional on-the-go, an athlete who wants a boost in nutrition, or simply someone looking for added health without expending too much precious time — this could be for you.
With more than 160,000 followers on Instagram, Ka’Chava’s explosive reach attests to just how many people are resonating with their message. In this review, we’ll break down what makes Ka’Chava so special and exactly how it could add value to your life. We’ve also included some of our very own bonus tips on how Ka’Chava may be enjoyed in unconventional ways (if a milkshake doesn’t sound appealing enough to you). Read on to find out more! 👇👇
What on earth makes Ka’Chava so special?
I’m sure meal replacement products aren’t necessarily a ground-breaking invention (at least not in the past decade), but Ka’Chava boasts several features that certainly caught our eye.
Here are 3 components of a meal replacement product that you may wish to consider before jumping in:
- Nutrition 🍎🍐🍊🍋🥑
- Taste 😘
- Preparation 🧑🍳
1 of the 3 above factors may be more important to certain customers than the others, so we’ll discuss each in turn.
Nutrition: Aren’t all meal replacements already “healthy”?
Yes, they’re supposed to be. But what Ka’Chava claims to offer is a nutrition explosion that provides a full range of vitamins, minerals, proteins, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, probiotics, and more.
Ka’Chava offers an amazingly detailed ingredients list of what exactly goes into the Ka’Chava powder, right on its website. We were astonished just reading this – Ka’Chava weren’t kidding when they called it a “superfood meal shake”. This product contains more than 70 superfoods, including organic amaranth, organic maca root, açai berries, chia seeds and organic kale (just to name a few). 🤯🤯🤯
But perhaps what’s even more impressive than what Ka’Chava has, is what it doesn’t. Ka’Chava holds itself to a “No Fillers, No Nonsense” policy, and is fully:
- Free of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners
Given that Ka’Chava clearly steers clear of many allergens that customers may wish to avoid, we honestly can’t see anything else that customers would want excluded. 🥳
Aside from the ingredients and avoided allergens, Ka’Chava also transparently provides a full set of nutritional facts for the product on its website. All our label-reading friends out there – you are seen and heard. ❤️
But for those of us who just want a high-level summary, you’d be happy to note that 1 serving of a Ka’Chava meal replacement contains just 240 calories, 25 grams of protein and 7 grams of fat. Since the majority of its ingredients contain satisfying proteins, the end product is a filling shake that’s unlikely to leave you craving any post-meal snacks. 👏
Note: We would advise having a close read of Ka’Chava’s ingredients list if you’re particular on which superfoods you’d like to have, since there are some slight variations on ingredients between flavours.
Taste: Is this going to go down nicely?
The answer’s yes. If the term “meal replacement” conjures the mental image of a pasty bowl of cement-looking crudge, we don’t blame you – it’s happened and we’ve lived through that too. 🥵 In fact, the creators of Ka’Chava have hilariously admitted that most plant-based shakes (like theirs) “taste like twigs and lawn clippings”.
We love that they keep it real. 😂
To the contrary, Ka’Chava prides itself on being “smooth, creamy, delicious and not too sweet”. They’ve worked hard to create a taste, consistency and texture that all combine to provide a satisfying meal experience (all without sacrificing the amazing health benefits in this jam packed product).
As for flavours, Ka’Chava have gone both old-school and ultra-trendy: Chocolate, vanilla and their latest addition, Coconut Acai. (Cue the drools.🤤🤤🤤)
Each of the flavours work well on their own, and also as mixed into other flavor combinations. Just to whet your taste buds and spark some imagination, just picture:
- Chocolate Ka’Chava + Almond Butter
- Vanilla Ka’Chava + Pumpkin Spice
- Coconut Acai + Avocado
This means that customers who fear having the same shake daily needn’t worry – it doesn’t take too much to change the entire flavour profile of the shake from day to day, and the possibilities are endless! 🤗
Preparation: Do I just add iced water and call it a day?
Yes, you could – but there’s so much more that you can do with Ka’Chava, and the team behind it have not held back in sharing their secrets! 😏
Turns out, aside from being a “milkshake” (aka “meal shake”) base, the powder may also be used for a whole range of other preparations, including baked/no-baked treats, smoothie bowls and more! Again, the sky’s the limit on possibilities here and the Ka’Chava team clearly thought to counter any monotony from the outset. ✌️
But first, the basics.
The signature Ka’Chava meal shake is prepared simply with 2 heaping (not level) scoops of Ka’Chava powder, along with 12-14 oz of ice-cold water. The shake may be blended, or shaken. The creators recommend that if you’re in for a thicker texture, adding a couple of extra ice cubes and blending the mix will help create the ideal texture.
To spice things up, Ka’Chava can also be blended with other icy beverages (think non-dairy milks, coconut waters, etc), and supplemented with other flavor boosters (think nut butters, frozen fruits, avocados — the options are endless!)
If you wanna get a little creative, the collection of creative recipes on Ka’Chava Kitchen (a dedicated section of the website) is sure to please. 🤩🤩🤩
The team behind Ka’Chava have ingeniously collated a list of simply mouth-watering recipes and flavour combinations, using their 3 signature flavours as a base. Some examples include:
- The Blackforest Ka’Chava Smoothie
- The Blueberry Blush Ka’Chava Smoothie
- The Kiwi Crush Ka’Chava Smoothie
- The Tahiti Sweetie Ka’Chava Smoothie
- The Berry Easy Ka’Chava Smoothie
- The “PBCB” Ka’Chava Smoothie
Drooling yet? It gets better. 😱 #saywhat
If meal shakes are just too basic for you, or you prefer a meal replacement with a little more of a bite, the Ka’Chava Kitchen delves into a whole range of other recipes, including:
- Bowls like the Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl, Chocolate Raspberry Protein Oatmeal and the Chai Smoothie Bowl
- No-baked goodies like the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
- Baked treats like the Valentine Chocolate Mug Cakes and Banana Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Admittedly, these recipes will involve a little more commitment than preparing Ka’Chava in its OG-style, but those with a little time to spare will surely have no lack of variety. In fact, we love how Ka’Chava makes it easier to incorporate these superfoods into delectable treats we already know and love – making this an ideal investment even if you’re not all that fond of the regular meal shake-style Ka’Chava. 😎
Real Talk: What does Ka’Chava really do for you?
So now that we’ve got your taste buds all revved up, let’s get down and dirty with the truth of what Ka’Chava can (and can’t) do for you. 🤓
Will Ka’Chava help me to lose weight?
In a nutshell, yes and no.
As a meal replacement, Ka’Chava is relatively low-calorie and perhaps more importantly, ultra satisfying, which leaves your tummy with little room to put anything else in there (especially any of those late night snacks we know and love so well). The whole aim here is not to deprive your body of intake, but “scaling back on ultra processed fare that fills you with empty calories”. 💪
It also helps that Ka’Chava contains plenty of probiotics and digestive enzymes. Your body breaks down food better, absorbing the necessary vitamins and minerals, all whilst keeping the outflow department running well. 😉
That said, the usual caveats apply: A meal replacement would only work to shed pounds if you truly commit (that is, no post-Ka’Chava snacking on second or third meals), and that requires discipline and a lifestyle adaptation.
If you’re keen to read more on what exactly Ka’Chava contains to make it a weight-loss aide, the website has a detailed write-up on this (How helpful! 😇)
Will Ka’Chava help me build muscle?
In a nutshell, yes. In fact, this very quality allows Ka’Chava to be used not only as a meal replacement powder, but also a muscle-building supplement (or even a healthy snack!)
Ka’Chava certainly contains loads of proteins, all from natural, plant-based sources that you know and trust. But they’ve also taken pains to highlight that building muscle also depends on an entire “powerhouse nutrient lineup” including other vitamins, minerals and antioxidant foods, to help reduce muscle fatigue and boost muscle recovery. 🏃♀️🏃
Again, Ka’Chava have gone over and beyond to detail the top 7 muscle supporting nutrients in Ka’Chava – so if you’re looking to invest in a product that’ll help build them guns, we’d highly recommend giving this a read. 💪💪💪
What other customers are saying
Now that we’ve discussed everything that Ka’Chava claims it has to offer, we turn to the word on the street to find out exactly how it’s performing.
In short — very well. ☑️
The vast majority of Ka’Chava users are ardent superfans. Boasting a 4.7 star rating based on a whopping 28,114 reviews (on its website), it’s clear that Ka’Chava has quite the following. Many reviews on the website praise its great taste and how filling it is to adequately fuel a busy day.
One customer notes, “Not a breakfast person and Kachava has changed my life. Added to my morning and now have a ton of energy and helps with my cravings all day.” The delightful taste and tangible health benefits were also echoed by another customer: “Felt a positive difference the first day. Been enjoying Ka’Chava everyday since. Tastes great, filling, with noticeable health benefits.”
It’s also telling that the product’s rating on Amazon is closely matched at around 4.5 stars, based on 4,483 ratings. Again, many have commented on how Ka’Chava tastes amazing for its nutritional value, and how it delivers on filling you up.
Some negatives, however, were largely premised on the price factor. Some commented that the powder was relatively expensive as a meal replacement, especially in comparison to several competitors. Other users had their reservations with the taste of Ka’Chava. 🤭
That said, as with all other food products, taste reception is subjective and depends on the taste buds of the specific consumer. The only way to know for sure if Ka’Chava is for you is to actually give it a shot – which makes it so important to understand its pricing and return/refund policy, which we discussed below.
Pricing, returns and refunds
One of the most voiced complaints about Ka’Chava relates to its pricing. A one-time purchase of a single bag of Ka’Chava retails for $70/bag, and subscribing members pay $60/bag for an identical bag. Each bag has about 15 servings, so you can expect to pay anywhere between $4 to $4.60 per serving of Ka’Chava.
Considering that this would likely translate to an investment of about $120 per month (assuming you consume Ka’Chava once a day), that sounds like a lot to dish out at one shot. 🤨
However, bearing in mind that each serving translates to a mere $4, consuming Ka’Chava as a meal replacement as intended isn’t a bad deal at all. The deal is made even sweeter bearing in mind the huge variety of superfoods that you’d normally have to pay dearly for to consume as individual supplements. 💯
Our verdict? It’s definitely a good deal – and it’d be made even better if you’re able to commit as a subscribing member. We’d recommend making a single one-time purchase just to know if the product’s for you, then immediately hopping onto the subscription model if it is, to maximise cost savings. Subscriptions may also be cancelled at anytime, if you’re having second thoughts. 👏
Ka’Chava even offers a 100% money back guarantee, allowing customers to get a full refund within 30 days if they don’t like the product. (Note however that Ka’Chava will only offer 1 refund per flavor per bag, i.e. if you ordered 2 bags of chocolate Ka’Chava, you’ll only be refunded for 1).
Our honest opinion
When all’s said and done, there’s very little in life that offers an all-rounded product that offers nutrition, efficiency and fun in a single product – but Ka’Chava seems to do just that.
What we’ve gathered is that everything there is to love in Ka’Chava has been made clear on their astonishingly transparent and detailed website, and anything not to love tends to rely heavily on personal preference (eg: taste profiles and pricing), rather than quality of the actual product.
In a nutshell, here’s a quick summary of the pros and cons of Ka’Chava:
- Uber nutritious, supported by an amazing description on Ka’Chava’s website
- Extremely dense in superfoods which you’d be hard-pressed to find compressed into a single product anywhere else
- Free of major allergens, making Ka’Chava consumable by most
- Easily mixed and matched with other flavor combinations
- Ka’Chava Kitchen provides numerous preparation methods and recipes
- Majority of users praise its flavour profiles
- Flexible 100% money back return policy
- Subscription model provides a notable discount
- Can be expensive (especially in terms of the upfront outlay)
- Some have criticized the taste of Ka’Chava (but this is subjective!)
- Ka’Chava only comes in 3 flavours (though this can of course be combo-ed out!)
At the end of the day, if you’re someone on the go, or in Ka’Chava’s brilliant words – someone “running a business, marathon or family”, there may be little downside to giving Ka’Chava a shot. This could very well be the key to unlocking a whole new level of feel-good you never knew you needed. ✌️✌️
Ka’Chava is currently offering $10 off your first purchase when you use the discount code NEW10M8T3 on checkout.