The Great Shakedown – Part 2

Now that we’ve gone over the shake problems, it’s time to provide you with a solution. 

If you read The Great Shakedown Part 1, you already know that the “nutrition shops” claim their shakes are low calorie, low carb, and a healthy meal replacement option. Now, we know this doesn’t appear to be true in most of these shops.

I’m not going to make any of those claims. Instead, I’m here to provide you with a dupe that is as close in nutritional value and taste as possible using budget friendly products available at your local grocery stores.

How the dupe stacks up against the original

I chose not to use any soy based protein powders, because they seemed to leave a chalky taste. Below is a comparison of our dupe products and those used in the Herbalife shakes.

The Results

At first glance, you may be thinking the dupe doesn’t have as many calories, which would be important for a meal replacement option. You would be right. However, this was done by design to build in space to add the flavor components  and still provide you with a low calorie and low carb shake. If you remember in Part 1 where I made the Waffle House hash brown comparison, then you will see here how I was able to give you the base (the “hash browns”) and still add in the flavors (the “toppings”) without completely misrepresenting the nutritional value.

The recipes and nutritional information you’ll find here using our dupes include everything put into the shakes, even the flavorings. Any toppings or decorations you want to add for flavor or appearance are optional and would need to be calculated separately. 

SUBSTITUTES

We found the dupe products listed here and in the Shake Master List at our local Walmart stores. If you have availability issues, below are some of the other products we tested and how they stack up.

Now, on to the shakes!

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10 thoughts on “The Great Shakedown – Part 2”

  1. Would you please look at the premier protein powder, and see if it can’t be used in the shakes. I use it daily

    1. Hi Barbara! Yes you can use it. If combining it with a meal replacement powder, you only need one scoop. It was the next best option we felt in taste after the Integrated Supplements brand. If you already like it, I would definitely use what you have on hand!

  2. Thank you so much for making these recipes! I love getting a shake and now I don’t have to feel guilty about them! Will you be adding additional flavors, birthday cake is my favorite?!

    1. Hi Tammy! So one serving size per the bag is 29 grams. A tablespoon of protein powder is going to be 25 grams. So all you are going to need is about a rounded teaspoon of your powder or you could just use 1/4th to 1/5th of your scooper. So roughly 6 grams of your protein powder is going to give you 20 calories and 5 grams of protein. A teaspoon wont seem like a lot, but that’s what is great about this particular protein powder. You should easily be able to get 70+ servings out of your bag. And you can adjust how much you want to add depending on your goals.

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