What is meal replacement powder?
A meal replacement powder can be mixed with cold milk or water to make a meal replacement shake. A meal replacement shake, generally speaking, is intended to replace the nutritional value of a meal. A good meal replacement therefore has a balance of complete protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. The main source of protein in our high protein meal replacement powder is egg whites. The main source of carbohydrates is gluten-free oats. The main source of fats is almonds. Together, these ingredients will fill you up and give you the nutrition you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. One meal has 250 calories and makes for a convenient, nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Why use meal replacement powder?
There are two types of meal replacements, ready-to-drink (store-bought) shakes, and shakes made with meal replacement powder. In order to make a meal replacement shake with powder, you have to mix the meal replacement powder with milk or water. This requires a blender or a shake bottle, and a little extra time and effort. For this reason, some people prefer ready-to-drink shakes, but if they knew what they were drinking, they would probably feel sick. Ready-to-drink shakes are full of emulsifiers, stabilizers, thickeners, sweeteners, and flavors. Ingredients like these can cause uncomfortable side effects and long-term gut damage. This is why we recommend that you make your own meal replacement shakes with meal replacement powder. That said, not all meal replacement powders are created equal either, and many contain the same additives found in ready-to-drink protein shakes! This is where our simple meal replacement powders come in.
What is the best meal replacement powder?
Vanilla meal replacement powder – Vanilla meal replacement powder is the most gut-friendly meal replacement powder. It is made with real Madagascar vanilla beans, and is perfect for people with gut issues and sensitive stomachs.
Chocolate meal replacement powder – Chocolate meal replacement powder, when blended with ice and milk, makes for a crave-worthy snack. That said, it is made with Ecuadorian cocoa, which can trigger heartburn for some people. If you have GERD or acid reflux, we recommend ordering samples or choosing another flavor.
What is the best tasting meal replacement powder?
Most meal replacement shake powders have a chalky aftertaste because they are made with protein isolates. Protein isolates, which are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein" and "whey protein" as opposed to “peas" and "whey,” have been stripped of the nutrients that make food taste good. Instead of using protein isolates, we make the best tasting meal replacements with whole foods like egg whites and almonds. Both have a delicious, natural flavor that makes for creamy meal replacement shakes every time.
How to use meal replacement powder.
1 serving of meal replacement powder can be mixed with 1-2 cups of cold milk or water to make a meal replacement shake. It can also be added to smoothies, oatmeal, and recipes for extra calories and protein. If you choose to make a meal replacement shake, use a blender or shaker bottle. Unlike other companies, we do not use food additives to help our meal replacement shake powders dissolve.
When to use meal replacement powder.
The best time to add high protein meal replacement powder to your diet is in the morning. Eating lots of protein breakfast will keep you full until lunch, discourage overeating, and reduce snacking later in the day. Higher protein intake at breakfast is also associated with higher total daily protein intake. In other words, a high protein breakfast, despite its satiating effects, allows you to maximize the amount of protein that you consume over the course of the day.