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Protein Meal Replacement Shakes: Everything You Need to Know

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Protein meal replacement shakes have risen in popularity over the last few years, as people outside of pro athletes and bodybuilders use them to support their health and wellbeing goals.


At Garden of Life, we have a huge variety of organic protein powders, including protein meal replacement shakes in Vanilla and Chocolate flavours.


What is a Protein Meal Replacement Shake?


A protein meal replacement shake is a drink that’s designed to take the place of one of your meals; many exercise lovers like to replace a conventional breakfast with a protein shake to fuel their workout, for example.


Our Garden of Life Raw Organic All-in-One Shake formulas provide 20g of clean, vegan protein per serving, alongside greens, healthy fats, organic fibre, a blend of microbiomes and enzymes, and 21 vitamins and minerals.


scoop of protein powder


These vitamins include vitamin C, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and vitamin D, which contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function. And protein itself promotes growth in muscle mass, meaning a protein meal replacement shake can be a good option to help support your health and fitness goals.

Protein Meal Replacement Shake Benefits


Protein shakes can help to support muscle growth, as protein promotes growth in muscle mass, which means they can be a good option to support your workout routine if you’re trying to bulk up.


Meal replacement shakes can also be an incredibly convenient option when you’re on the go, as all you need to do is mix your protein powder with liquid and shake, and you’ve got a nutritious meal.


woman drinking protein drink while exercising outdoors


Some people use protein meal replacement shakes for weight management, as they can be an easy to way to track calories and monitor portion sizes. Protein bars can also be useful for this. However, it’s important to still make sure you’re eating conventional foods elsewhere in the day to ensure a healthy, balanced, nutritious diet.

How to Make a Protein Meal Replacement Shake


Here’s how to make a protein meal replacement shake using Garden of Life Raw Organic All-in-One Shake Protein Powder:


  • Simply mix one level scoop of the protein powder with 8oz (235ml) of cold water or unsweetened plant-based milk (almond milk is a good option).
  • Shake until all the powder has dissolved.
  • Drink immediately.

Protein Powder vs Protein Meal Replacements


The Garden of Life collection also includes a range of Raw Organic Protein Powders. These vegan protein powders are ideal for adding extra protein to dishes such as porridge, overnight oats or pancakes, and can be used in protein shakes or smoothies.



Our Raw Organic All-in-One Shakes contain added vitamins, healthy fats, fibre, microbiomes and other ingredients, meaning they can provide extra nutrition as part of a meal replacement.


We also have keto-friendly meal replacement shakes in Vanilla and Chocolate flavours, which are designed with a balanced ratio of fat, protein and carbs to support a ketogenic diet.



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2020-03-06 09:55:25By Garden of Life

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