WHAT!? Madame Labriski has added insect powder to her energy balls? Yuk! I don’t want any, thank you very much.
I’m sure many of you feel the same way.
But what if I told you that mealworm protein is more nutritious than meat protein and plant protein? Would you believe me?
In fact, mealworm protein contains more protein than beef, more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk and amino acids for the day. You have to agree, that’s pretty mind-BUGGling!
And what if I also told you that this protein smells like roasted nuts, and requires considerably fewer resources to produce. And would you believe me if I said it’s the protein of the future?
I wrote a short article about my experience. I can understand if you don’t like the idea of consuming insect powder. In Quebec, we’re just not used to it, but I can assure you that it’s a healthy food choice for both you and the planet. Adding just 2 tablespoons of mealworm powder provides a total of 8 grams of protein.
To whet your appetite, my little energy balls have that peanut butter and chocolate taste combination like those famous Reese’s peanut butter cups. What’s not to like?
P.S.: You can also make these energy balls with your favourite protein powder. But believe me, it’s worth opting for insect powder.