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March 29, at 5: So I Googled about it, and was so alarmed about all the sites I found, which spoke of the the dangers of soy, especially with thyroid problems. Soylent Ready-to-Drink Meal — At calories, this is a true meal replacement. This list is SO comprehensive! I still eat my normal dinner.
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Soylent Ready-to-Drink Meal — At calories, this is a true meal replacement. Svelte Organic Protein Shakes — These soy-based, vegan drinks from CalNaturale have just enough protein, fiber, and supplemental nutrition to eek onto the meal replacement shake radar.
However, they are much lower in calories, and lower in sugars, too. Vega Protein Nutrition Shakes — Launched not long ago in chocolate and vanilla, these have already had a makeover.
They are gluten-free and made without top allergens. Ambronite Supermeal — This is another whole food option, but with a shorter, interesting ingredient list.
Complete Start Breakfast Shakes — This is another whole food meal replacement. We like the Super Greens variety best for packing in more essential vitamins and minerals. But they all have a good dose of protein and fiber with relatively low sugars. They use sprouted grains, fruits, and vegetables, but also spike it with a probiotic and enzyme combo.
Genisoy Soy Protein Shakes — For you low-carbers out there, this is packed with protein 25 grams per serving , but the label says zero grams of carbs. Consequently, it is much lower in calories than most dairy-free meal replacement shakes. Gnarly Nutrition Vegan Plant Based Meal Replacement — For a unique twist, this blend is made with pea protein, chia protein, and cranberry protein.
It also contains 20 vitamins and minerals, but is lighter on protein than many brands. It also contains fermented sprouts, probiotics, and more.
Isagenix IsaLean Dairy-Free Shakes — This is a dense, high protein, high carb, high fiber, low fat and relatively low sugar options packed with pea and hemp protein. They use a low sugar, keto blend that includes an interesting array of paleo-style foods. It does contain egg. Lyfefuel All-in-One Daily Essentials Shake — This powerhouse blend is keto, plant-based, and made without any top allergens. But it does contain pea protein. They market it as free of dairy, soy, gluten and pea protein.
NutraBlendz Vegan Plant Whole Food Meal — This is another rice and pea protein blend with probiotics and micronutrients from whole foods. Nutrimeal Free — The global giant USANA focuses mostly on whey, but they offer this one meal replacement option that is made without dairy, gluten or soy, but with a unique protein blend of pea and potato.
At last check, their dairy-free meal replacement shake mixes were in white packaging, rather than black. These are lower calorie than many, but still high in soy-free protein oat, pea, chia, flax, rice and quinoa blend. See my Full Post. True Vitality Plant Protein Shake — Made by Green Foods, this powder is spiked with ample protein mostly pea, rice and hemp , greens, probiotics, enzymes, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Loads of protein, probiotics, antioxidants and other goodies in this very popular powder. Another pea protein and brown rice protein blend. But this one is stocked with superfoods like goji berries, maca root, and chia seeds. Beyond the above dairy-free meal replacement shakes, there are many other brands of superfood mixes and protein powders that can also be used and blended to create your own nutritional beverages, depending on your needs.
Also, please note that this post does not endorse any products specifically, but rather offers a helpful guide to the options. But it also states on their website that they are not safe for galactosemia, and they do not seem to actively promote it as a lactose-free product. If this is the case for you, I would consult your physician.
Always read the label carefully to decide which options are best for you, and contact the manufacturer directly where severe allergies are a concern. Ingredients and manufacturing processes are subject to change at any time. At the time of our review, the above products were made without milk ingredients, but that does not guarantee their allergen safety for you. Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.
I used to drink the Chocolate Shakeology, and loved the flavor. Thank you for this list! Enu — carried on Amazon makes 3 flavors of dairy free drink. My mom uses them instead of Ensure. This looks like a great option for those who are just lactose intolerant, but it is made with dairy protein whey is dairy. What product would you suggest I try? That should help you decide which are best for you! This is so great. My child does not tolerate milk well and needs a nutritional shake because We have ahard time getting her to eat most days.
We were doing ensure until I realized it still has milk in it. She is only three years old so it needs to be something that tastes really yummy. Which of these options do you think has the best kid-friendly taste? But the Svelte and True Solution are pretty sweet and good, too. I think the ready-to-drink varieties will be a little better for kids, as they tend to be smoother than ones you would make from a powder. Thanks for sharing, my friend!
Thanks for sharing this! What a great resource this is! Now I know where to go when I need to share this info with clients! My prior list only had 6 options, 3 of which are gone now. This is so helpful my friend! I looooove this one and the only one that my tastebuds love as well! Enshake is not lactose free. I see the product contains both milk and whey protein — how can these be lactose free? I keep trying different such products that make claims to be for lactose intolerance only to have to throw them away because the make my husband sick.
Northerner , Dec 31, Alternatively try protein shakes which have a lower carb content. I quite like some of them and the ones I used had virtually no effect on my bloody sugar. Slim fast is a rubbish product in my opinion for anyone not just diabetics.
Some slimming drinks are full of sugar if they aren't full of carbs. It always pays to ready the label very carefully. Medusa , Jan 1, The original Newcastle Diet ND used Optifast as its food replacement, with a view to weight loss and rapid reduction of a blood sugar levels. You could compare the nutritional values of Optifast and Slimfast, initially.
The basis of the original ND was a short, sharp turnaround on glycaemia and not meant as a long term approach, so it might be a decent approach or comparison.
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