Facts on protein shakes:
This product is not even a protein source. From looking at the nutrition label it contains ingredients to suppress appetite and accelerate fat loss. We all know that those “too good to be true” claims are just that!
Shaklee Life Energizing Shake
Designed to increase your energy and help retain lean muscle mass in order to achieve a healthier weight. It does so by containing 24 grams of protein, the highest of the protein shakes we discuss, and leucine. With a powerful combination of prebiotics and probiotics it promotes digestive and immune health. It is also designed to promote heart and brain health by including Omega-3 fatty acids. Protein is provided by non-GMO soy. It contains 3 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fiber in 170 calories. It is however, higher in sugar than the rest at 10 grams.
Aavailable at GNC, it’s a good price point but there is a reason for that. Has a good amount of calories at 180 per serving, fat grams are low at 2 and has a good amount of dietary and soluble fiber. Where this meal replacement lacks is in the amount of protein it contains, only 9 grams per serving.
Lets just go ahead and say it… this protein shake is probably the worst of the bunch! Although it is high in protein, 24 grams, it is also high in calories, 220, and 12 grams of sugar!! At this point you are better of going with one of the other shakes we discuss in this blog.
TLS Weight Loss Solution from Market America
TLS emphasizes a low-glycemic approach to eating. This helps keep your blood sugar levels where they need to be and helping you lose weight while doing so. TLS offers support through certified trainers and provides meal plans to follow a low glycemic diet. The 190 calories per serving offers 18 grams of whey protein, 6 grams of fat of which 1.5 grams are saturated. Its got a good carbohydrate, 16 grams, to fiber ratio, 10 grams and only 2 grams of sugar.
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One of the most well known and well marketed fitness supplement programs right now. It provides 160 calories with a good ratio of sugar, 6 grams, and protein 17 grams. It also has a decent amount of dietary fiber, 6 grams. And you have to be happy with the fact that it only has 2 grams of fat. It is sold through network marketing so it is not easily available and it is the most expensive of the bunch. You’ll be paying more than $4.00 per serving. One more con is the danger of consuming GMOs which are prevalent around soy and whey products, these are their protein sources.
This multi-level marketing company does provide a few things that set them apart from the rest. With 160 calories per serving it provides a whopping 20 grams of non GMO, pea based vegan protein, which provides a complete amino acid spectrum. It only has 15 grams of carbohydrates but it is cost effective giving it and edge. It has 3 grams of fat per serving and 2 grams of fiber (that is on the low side.) Their products are free of artificial colors and sweeteners, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. Its biggest downfall is the amount of sodium, 480 mgs per serving. This is high for a single protein shake, that said… it is not high for a single meal.
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Vega One Nutritional Shake is a plant-based all-in-one nutritional shake that provides you with 20 grams of protein, 6 servings of greens, and 50% of your daily value of vitamins and minerals. It provides a lot of nutrition for only 160 calories. Vegan certified and non-GMO Project certified, Vega One is gluten, dairy, and soy free. It is higher in fat with 6 grams only 1 of those being saturated. It also has a good amount of fiber with 6 grams.
Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal
This provides the most amount of nutrition for the least amount of calories, only 120 per serving. In addition to an incredible amount of protein, 20 grams, Raw Meal contains 21 vitamins and minerals, 5 grams of fiber, and probiotics. Raw Meal is USDA-certified organic and non-GMO Project verified. It is made of all raw and vegan products. Raw Meal is gluten, dairy, lactose, and soy free. A 32-ounce container retails for about $45.00 with 28 servings per container. This makes it a great deal!