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Ka’Chava Review

About Ka’Chava

Ka'Chava Review

Get a solid meal isn’t always as easy as it sounds. When I have the time, I love making balanced dishes, but on weekdays, I’m a part of the cracker and coffee club. Know how much nutrition is in those? Almost none.

I’m always on the search for something nutritious and easy, though I’ll admit I’ve been through too many watery tasteless shakes and sugary meal bars that don’t fit the bill. That’s why I was so intrigued when I heard about Ka’Chava.

An all in one meal replacement shake, it contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, along with protein, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, and probiotics. Needless so say, it packs quite the punch.

Irregular eating is pretty typical among people today – fitting in three square meals a day can be difficult in today’s fast-paced world. One study showed that eating irregularly is associated with metabolic syndrome and obesity. If you struggle with eating regularly, an easy fix could be a meal replacement shake like Ka’Chava.

How is it different from other shakes out there? With a super creamy consistency and rich flavors, this vegan and gluten-free meal replacement pays respect to the earth. And I dig that.

Ka’Chava calls its signature powder “the world’s healthiest meal shake.” Since it tastes great and performs well, it’s generated quite a bit of buzz, including mentions in The Daily Beast, The Beet, Forbes, and Business Wire, as well as a 300k+ social following.

What’s in store for this Ka’Chava review? I’ll take you through an in-depth analysis of the brand, its products, and subscription, along with feedback, promotions and more. There’s a ton to discover ahead, so let’s dive in.

Overview of Ka’Chava

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Looking good is one thing, but the founder of Ka’Chava believes that health is about so much more than image. Sure, when we feel good, our bodies reflect that, but we can also project the image of “health” (ie. thin, clear skin, etc.) and be extremely malnourished. 

Simon Malone created the brand in 2014 as a way to help people live “in harmony with the earth.” This is one my personal goals, and one I’ve been working on strengthening over the past 8 years so it strikes a chord with me.

Malone knew how hard it is to eat healthy — to get a full spectrum of nutrition from varied plant-based sources. Ka’Chava was created to make that mission a little easier and help bodies get what they need to feel their best.

The brand was “inspired by ancient wisdom” and even incorporates some of the same superfoods used in Aztec times, like the Sacha Inchi seed. One study[1] called defatted Sacha Inchi seeds “an important source of protein” and finds its antioxidant properties to be a great way of preventing disease. 

What else is inside the Ka’Chava tribal superfood supplement? The Nevada-based brand promises only the best ingredients. With extensive information available online, the brand is extremely transparent about how, where, and why their products are made.  

Before I get into the the details, next up in this Ka’Chava review, let me give you a quick rundown of the highlights:

Highlights

  • Vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free
  • Natural ingredients 
  • Provides a complete source of nutrition
  • Transparent brand
  • Money-back guarantee

How Does Ka’Chava Work?

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The makers of Ka’Chava figured that customers would like what they taste and feel when using the nutrient-packed meal replacement, so they created a subscription service around it that delivers 2 bags (30-day supply) to your door every month. 

Learning more, I read that if an every-month delivery isn’t your thing, you can opt for your order to arrive every 15, 45, or 60 days instead. Want to try out Ka’Chava without the subscription? You can totally do that too, just select “ONE-TIME” on the product page. 

Subscribe and you’ll save $10 per bag, but regardless of if you order auto-renews or not, you’ll still get free shipping when you buy 2 bags at a time. I like that this brand gives you perks no matter how you choose to shop.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to subscribe, don’t stress about the commitment. You can cancel your membership at any time, and if you want a break, pausing or skipping a shipment is completely possible as well. It’s flexibility like this I really value from brands.

Before your order ships each month, Ka’Chava will send you an email reminder. If you decide this month isn’t ideal for you, log in to your account and simply pause or delay your shipment

The all-in-one Ka’Chava protein powder comes in two tried-and-true favorites, vanilla and chocolate, along with 3 modern marvels like matcha, coconut acai, and chai. Not sure which one to pick? I say go with your gut, you can always switch it up down the line, though, I hear chocolate comes highly recommended.  

Ready to keep moving? In the next section of this Ka’Chava review, I’ll fill you in on the ingredients inside this power-packed powder (hint: it’s so much more than just protein!)

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Ka’Chava’s flavor selection covers all the bases. Classics like vanilla and chocolate are solid flavors that can’t be beat, while coconut acai is a unique flavor, matcha, and chai pour on exotic allure.

I’ve found that chocolate protein powder never lets me down, and as a chocolate addict, I naturally gravitate to this one.

Whichever one you choose, they all mix incredibly well with other foods (think: Strawberry Vanilla milkshake or Cherry Chocolate ice cream), so they’re ideal choices for smoothies, bowls, and healthy ice creams.

Of course, you can enjoy Ka’Chava blended with cold water only and still experience a creamy, frothy beverage. How, you ask? The supplement is made with a powdered form of coconut milk.

I’ve seen this ingredient transform instant lattes into a dreamy, frothy wonder, so I already have an idea of how it works with Ka’Chava. If you’ve ever enjoyed the smooth, thick beverage on its own then you know how naturally creamy it can be.

Aside from having a fabulous texture, each powder contains over 70 superfoods and nutrients to help boost your vitality. Some notable ingredients: organic coconut flower nectar and camu camu berry. Sound a little foreign?

Coconut nectar is basically coconut sugar in liquid form. While it’s no superfood like avocado, it is an all-natural sweetener with slightly less sucrose content than refined white sugars.

On the other hand, studies have shown the camu camu berry[2] to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. One study[3] conducted on 20 male smokers showed that oxidative stress markers had decreased significantly after a daily intake of camu camu juice. Oxidative stress[4] leads to cell and tissue damage in the body.

Along with these two power players, the meal replacement contains adaptogens—ingredients that can regulate the body’s stress response. Some notable adaptogens in the Ka’Chava meal replacement are organic maca root and organic reishi mushroom.

One study focused on the reishi mushroom[5] showed that it lowered the level of fat in blood and improved the body’s antioxidant capacity. Women going through menopause or post-menopausal will also love the maca root[6]; another study showed that maca supplements can successfully balance hormone levels.

With each ingredient backed by research, I appreciate that Ka’Chava chose wisely and included a variety of well-studied foods.

Ka’Chava meal replacement contains 240 calories, and while that may seem low for a meal, it contains 25 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fat which can be very satisfying. Many users say it’s quite filling.

Does Ka’Chava Help You Lose Weight? 

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The short answer: it can. Many people replace one of their meals with a Ka’Chava shake. Because it’s low-calorie but ultra-filling, it cuts down on calories while satisfying your body’s need for nutrition. 

Though the Ka’Chava weight loss shake isn’t specifically meant for weight loss, some people say it does help with the process. That’s the short of it, but I’ve learned that any weight loss experienced may have to do with the inclusion of probiotics and digestive enzymes in the formula too.

The pair may assist your body in breaking down food and properly absorbing vitamins and minerals, thereby ensuring everything is running smoothly in the elimination department. 

What Kind Of Protein Is In Ka’Chava? 

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Ka’Chava is a completely vegan supplement, so I was pleased that there are no traces of whey or egg protein like other protein powders have. Instead, the brand uses a mixture of protein from yellow split pea, brown rice, Sacha Inchi seed, amaranth, and quinoa.

These protein-packed sources contain fiber along with vitamins and minerals essential to muscle growth and satiety. Worried about the effectiveness of plant-based versus animal-based protein powders? One study has shown them to be equally effective in increasing lean muscle mass.

How Long Does Ka’Chava Last?

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Each bag of Ka’Chava has 15 servings. I saw the brand recommend customers to use a heaping scoop — not a level one. If you open a bag and don’t consume it in 15 days, it’s best to use it within a month. If unopened, Ka’Chava has a shelf life of 12 months.

Who Is Ka’Chava For? 

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Ka’Chava is a meal replacement powder, but can also be used as a muscle-gaining supplement, or even just as a snack. 

According to reviews I found, those looking to lose weight have success when replacing one meal per day with the powder, but I’ve also seen that bodybuilders looking to gain weight report success when using it as a pre-workout beverage.

It’s all in your preferences. Ka’Chava is safe for kids, but like any vitamin or supplement, it’s important that you read through the ingredient list with your child’s pediatrician before giving them a taste.

Comparison: Ka’Chava vs. Garden of Life 

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As life gets busier and health needs grow, more and more all-in-one nutrition protein powders are entering the health market. I already get a sense of how Ka’Chava differs from competitors, but in this section, I’ll take a closer look at Garden of Life to see how it compares.

First, let’s take a look at some basic stats for Garden of Life’s Raw Organic Meal Shake:

  • 130 calories, 2 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar
  • 20 grams of plant protein (pea, brown rice, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, chia, adzuki bean, flax, garbanzo, lentil, pumpkin seed, sesame seed, sunflower seed) 
  • 44 superfoods (greens, fruits, vegetables)
  • 21 vitamins and minerals (from whole food sources)
  • Probiotics (1.5 billion)
  • Digestive Enzymes

The Raw Organic Meal Shake has 14 x 34 gram servings per 17 oz container for $35. Ka’Chava has 15 x 60 gram servings per 32.8 oz bag for $69 ($59 if you subscribe). 

From afar, it looks like Garden of Life has more value, but their servings are half the size of our featured brand. 

If I did my calculations correctly, that means in the end, Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal Shake is $0.07 per gram and Ka’Chava is $0.07 per gram as well, plus or minus a few fractions of a penny. 

Both powders are organic, vegan, and contain no junk ingredients. So what’s the main difference? 

Taste and texture. Garden of Life uses real, raw vanilla, but I’ve read the result just isn’t as creamy as Ka’Chava, and it doesn’t contain any adaptogens, nor does it have the same spectrum of vitamins or minerals. If you’re looking for a more nutritionally complete meal replacement, I think Ka’Chava may be the better option.

How Much Is Ka’Chava?

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Ka’Chava offers two forms of pricing, $70/bag for one-time purchases and $60/bag for subscribing members. 

Ka’Chava Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

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To spend money, especially online, it’s important to know if a product works. Though I’ve read the many benefits that the brand’s protein powder can bring, I can’t help but wonder what it’s really like. 

If you’re on the same wavelength as me, then you’re in luck, as this is the part of my Ka’Chava review where I show you my findings after a search for helpful customer feedback

With a 4.8/5 star average rating based on 20,184 customer reviews on the brand’s website, I already get the idea there’s something special about this all-in-one supplement. 

Before I reveal what users have to say, take a look at the rating snapshot below:

  • 5 stars: 87%
  • 4 stars: 7%
  • 3 stars: 3%
  • 2 stars: 1%
  • 1 star: 2%

Hitting up the comments, I found one Ka’Chava review that read, “This is a wonderful product…great tasting and I always feel good after drinking a shake. Kachava makes me ready to take on my day. Hard to believe a product loaded with all these great nutrients can taste this good.” 

Most customers report that they love the flavors, but I’ve also seen an abundance of them who favor the chocolate one. That’s not so surprising to me, considering the amount of vitamins and minerals in the shake. Cocoa usually does a good job at masking earthy notes. 

As for the negatives, many of the shoppers who rated the powder as 1-star couldn’t get past certain flavors. Some commenters also thought the product didn’t do its job as a meal replacement, writing, “I get hungry again in two hours.” 

Though I won’t wave off this comment, satiety depends on your activity and bodily needs. If you have a higher metabolism, you may find Ka’Chava won’t keep you full for long periods, though, I’ve heard from many who lead active lives that say it does. 

Heading over to Amazon, it looks like Ka’Chava is sold through resellers there, but still, the Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake has 4.5/5 stars from 4,200 ratings. Here’s a peek at the rating snapshot:

  • 5 stars: 72%
  • 4 stars: 13%
  • 3 stars: 8%
  • 2 stars: 3%
  • 1 star: 4%

The ratings are pretty similar to the ones on the brand’s website, so that’s a good sign they’re trustworthy. 

What did customers particularly like about the powder? Many say it gave them better digestion and elimination, increased energy, and that they love the taste. 

One Ka’Chava review said that in terms of mixability, it’s an “8/10,” and that they’d recommend using a blender. I appreciate reading that fact since I’m not a huge fan of glugging down unmixed clumps of protein powder. Are you?

The main issue buyers faced with the supplement was the price. It proved to be a deal-breaker for many — even though they thoroughly enjoyed the taste and effects. Subscribing knocks $10 off, reducing each serving to $4. That’s not bad at all considering it’s a meal replacement. 

Ka’Chava is known as Tribal Nutrition on the Better Business Bureau and has a C rating and a total of 2 complaints.

Why the low rating if there are so few complaints? Because they didn’t respond to one of those complaints. Ouch, BBB, that’s rough — but hey, every customer deserves the same respect. 

The verdict: It looks like Ka’Chava chocolate powder is a winner with buyers. Customers love what’s in the supplement as well as how it makes them feel. Does the powder work? That certainly seems to be the case.

Is Ka’Chava Worth It?

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Ok, so let’s address the elephant in the room — the price. If $120 isn’t something you can swing each month, I totally get it. It’s not that the $4/serving price is unreasonable, it’s just that paying it all upfront can be daunting. 

Paying for a $2-$6 coffee each day appears to be more reasonable, and yet, it’s really not. In fact, you could cut out your morning latte completely and switch to Ka’Chava instead. 

Or better still, steep some cold brew and mix it in for a delicious coffee-chocolate drink hybrid extravaganza. 

Considering that Ka’Chava contains adaptogens, probiotics, digestive enzymes, protein powder, superfoods, antioxidants, omegas, and fiber — a value of over $160 in individual supplements, if not more — I’d say this meal replacement is definitely worth the money

Plus, these components are all ground up into one delicious meal replacement powder that is saving you money on buying breakfast or lunch each day. Do I think it’s worth it? Yes, but make sure it works with your budget.

Ka’Chava Promotions & Discounts 

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Even though I think this brand is well worth the money, a few discounts here and there never hurt. Throughout this Ka’Chava review, I kept an eye out for every last deal the brand has to offer. Take a look at what I discovered:

  • Get an 11% Ka’Chava discount code to use on your first order when you sign up to the mailing list
  • Subscribe to get $10 off each bag
  • Order 2 or more bags at a time and get free shipping

Sign Up For Ka’Chava

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If Ka’Chava sounds good to you, you’re probably champing at the bit to subscribe. I’m happy to report that the process is very straightforward, all you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Head to KaChava.com
  2. Click ‘shop’ in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage
  3. Choose how many bags you’d like in each flavor by using the plus and minus buttons
  4. Select your subscription frequency
  5. Click ‘Continue to Checkout’
  6. Enter your email, shipping & billing information
  7. Hit ‘Confirm’

FAQ

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How do you drink Ka’Chava? 

Ka’Chava meal replacement powder can be treated like any other protein powder, only here’s the twist: I read it mixes best with ice-cold water versus room temperature. Simply blend or shake 2 heaping scoops of powder with 12-14 oz of water. 

The powder can be mixed into smoothies, baked goods, or even raw protein balls. For some inspiration, head to the Ka’Chava recipes section on the brand’s website. 

How many times a day can you drink Ka’Chava? 

I think this is a good point in my Ka’Chava review to note that the brand recommends its meal replacement powder just once per day. You can get away with it twice on occasion, but it isn’t a substitute for a healthy diet of solid foods. 

How do I cancel my Ka’Chava subscription?

Things change, and that’s the beauty of a Ka’Chava subscription. Cancellation can be done at any time by sticking to the steps outlined below:

  1. Log into your account
  2. Click on ‘Edit’ under the subscription you’d like to cancel
  3. Select ‘Cancel Subscription’
  4. Let them know why
  5. Hit ‘No thanks, I still want to cancel my subscription’

If you’re not sure if you’d like to end things with Ka’Chava, you can always pause or skip a shipment.

What is Ka’Chava’s Shipping Policy?

I know we’ve been through a lot of information in this Ka’Chava review, so I’ll keep it simple here. The brand ships to all 50 states, as well as:

  • American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands

They offer 3 shipping options:

  • Standard 4-7 business days
  • Priority 2-3 business days
  • Next-Day 1 business day

Orders take about 2 business days to process. If you buy 2 or more bags, shipping is free. 

What is Ka’Chava’s Return Policy?

You can try Ka’Chava for 30 days completely risk-free. If you find you’re not keen on the powder within that time, let them know and they’ll give you a full refund – including shipping – for one bag of each flavor purchased (if you bought 2 of one flavor, they can only refund 1). 

To start a return, call or email their customer service team and they’ll let you know where to send it. Package your unwanted product and drop it off at your nearest post office. 

How to Contact Ka’Chava

I hope that you found all that you came looking for in this Ka’Chava review. If you need any other information, call (855)668-7574, email [email protected], or fill out the Contact Form on their website.


If you’re looking for other awesome brands check out Ritual VitaminsPersona Nutrition, and Rae Wellness.

We also suggest checking out Goli Gummies and Hum Nutrition.

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There is nothing worse than trying to drink something that is nasty. My hope is if I order this that I will like the flavor. Also many companies say they will refund you but it’s extremely hard to do.
THIS ALMOST SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!

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