How could watching public TV end up with me ordering ground crickets? Well, it was a quiet Sunday night and not having cable might have had something to do with it. While clicking around the channels, we ended up on a program highlighting a local cricket farm. I recognized the logo…It was a farm that someone else had shared on Instagram and they were local.
Turns out crickets are a good source of protein, vitamin B12 and omega 3 fatty acids. Two tablespoons have 13g of protein, and 396% of our daily value of B12. Besides, I was in the market for a replacement protein powder. I had discovered the same week that my current protein powder was full of residual toxins. Of course, we had stopped using it and hadn’t found a new one we liked.
Crickets I thought would make a perfect replacement, so I ordered two bags. When they arrived we quickly discovered that a little goes a long way. Where we use to add two scoops of expensive protein powder, we now add 1-2 tablespoons of crickets. There is one thing you do need to know about ground crickets. They don’t taste very good. The trick is not to use too much and add a little sweet to offset the earthy flavour. In smoothies, we add a banana and stevia and or a majool date or two. I’ve now added ground crickets into protein bars, muffins and now my new favourite cricket fudge!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge
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