At what point do I make apologies for posting about too much chocolate?
Spoiler: No apologies of any sort will be made here! #chocolateforever
My latest find is from EarthChimp! They've gifted me with a surprisingly delicious bag of vegan, non-gmo, and gluten free chocolate protein powder. Before I dig in, I'm totally in love with their bright and fun packaging. I'm already in a better mood before I even get it opened.
With summer on the way, my smoothie consumption is going to go way up (hello Texas heat!). I was pleased to enjoy the smooth, creamy, and deep chocolate flavor that EarthChimp delivered. No bitter or weird aftertaste. Just delicious!
There are a lot of vegan protein powders on the market right now. Here are a few details that are worth noting from EarthChimp:
● First, I want to give major props to the packaging. I know it sounds trivial, but - the closure y'all. I can never get those "resealable" bags to close, but this one has a super unique velcro type closure! Hallelujah it works like a charm. Big bonus points for me. Especially with a household that has 40 bags of opened stale chips and crackers. I digress.
● They plant one tree for every bag purchased!
● Most vegan protein powders get complaints of grainy or gritty texture. EarthChimp even makes a point to note that because they do not include added gums it has "texture" as they call it. However, I actually found the smoothie to be quite smooth!
● Each serving contains 1 billion CFU (colony forming units that are live - totally had to look that one up) probiotics. Now, I can't test for this or anything, but even if there's a chance for some added probiotics, I'll take it. Not many protein powders even attempt to include probiotics in my experience.
In addition to the expected smoothie, I had to try a "desserty" style recipe. I'm all about the sweets. I was pretty impressed with how this turned out!
EarthChimp Protein Pudding Recipe
- 1/2 block silken tofu
- 4 scoops Earth Chimp Chocolate Protein
- 1 package vegan pudding mix (I used Simply Delish)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/8 cup sweetener of choice (I used monkfruit)
- 1 -2 cups water, added gradually to obtain desired consistency
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender as you gradually add water to reach the desired consistency. Pause every 10-15 seconds to scrape the sides and get all the powder mixed together. Once it's super thick, but well blended, place in the fridge to get it nice and puddin' cold. I think this recipe would be super versatile, so play with it! Honestly, I think it'd be pretty good with just EarthChimp & water. *I caution you to add the water gradually or you will end up with chocolate soup. Not that it would be a bad thing!
I would guess you could divide this into four servings and depending on your ingredients, each serving would be approximately 122 calories with 15g protein, 14g carbs, and 2g fat.
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