Other Uses for Meal Replacement Shakes.

There are plenty of products to choose from when you are in the market for a meal replacement shake.

In today’s post, we are going to explore some alternative uses for the meal replacement shakes.

High-quality meal replacement shakes have the same nutritional value as a complete meal. Typically, they have fewer calories and are fortified with vitamins and minerals.

This makes them suitable for other uses, which people may not consider as an option for their dietary needs. But a healthy shake could be a better choice than a fast food option!

When we incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into our diets, we supply our bodies with the necessary nutrients for the body to heal itself.

Even with the best intentions, obstacles can get in the way and prevent us from making a healthy choice.

Does your schedule not allow you the time to eat properly? This is when thinking about meals and snacks become more important.

Some say to just take charge and make a decision to take care of yourself… that sounds good if you have the option.

Many people are working very hectic schedules… so hectic, that is hard for someone to imagine themselves keeping it!

It is for those people that this article will give some ideas!

High Protein Snack Idea

People who need or want to lose some extra weight, are good candidates to use the meal replacement shake for weight loss in two different ways.

The first is as the name implies; using the meal replacement shake to skip a meal.

This should not be done for long periods of time without consulting your doctor or nutritionist.

Certain medical conditions can be made worse by skipping meals, for many though, it is perfectly fine to do this, but it is always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting this type of diet.

The second way to use a meal replacement shake is to eat smaller meals, like a salad with just a few hundred calories, that will leave you some extra calories for the shake.


Using a meal replacement shake as a mid-meal snack, will curve your appetite and help you get to the next meal. The right shake mix will provide you with healthy ingredients that are designed to make you feel more satiated.

Depending on the product that you use, some higher quality meal replacement shakes have better nutritional value than eating some fruit or vegetable by itself.

The protein content in the shake mix can be helpful for diabetics, allowing them to put some fruits with the mix and balance out the sugar so that the blood sugar does not spike.

This is something that must be watched carefully; taking blood sugar readings before and after trying new products is the only way to know how it reacts with you.

That is the best advice I have received from my Doctors and is the method I use for testing any new food to determine how it affects my blood sugar.

Since incorporating this methodology; my blood sugar readings have remained in the normal range.

Healthy Fruit Smoothies For Kids

My wife and I started making smoothies with a meal replacement shake mix several years ago.

You may be wondering how healthy this is for children. We were thinking the same thing. The only shake mix that we use for this purpose is of the highest quality.

It serves as a very good source of the vitamins and minerals that they need for proper nutrition.

Due to the types of foods that they like to eat, such as pizza, hot dogs, noodles, bread, and candy. They need to extra vitamins!

Also, since they like the taste of the smoothies, often they ask us to make one for them!


They know that it tastes good and the smoothies are healthy for them making it easy for them to take their vitamins.

It is easy to mix up the ingredients and make the smoothies taste different so that it does not get old. But I have to admit my kids like the banana and chocolate recipe the best! It’s simple:

• Medium size banana cut up in the blender

• One scoop of the Indulge Shake (No longer available) mix. (Vanilla flavor)

• 8 ounces milk

• About 2 ounces of Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Syrup

We usually share the shake between the two of them and that satisfies them.

The Best Meal Replacement Shakes Good for Weight Loss?

If weight loss is the primary reason for using a meal replacement shake, the most important feature that you are going to want is those that support losing weight.

The balance of good nutrition and a formula that tastes good, is at the top of the list. It must provide the body with the essential vitamins and minerals to keep the body functioning well.

A good quality product is going to give you value for your money! A perfect meal replacement shake is going to taste great, give you the nutrition you need, and sell at a price that is affordable.

Weight Loss

The best meal replacement shakes are going to exceed all your expectations and still remain affordable!

It is going to have many benefits built into the formula, there is going to be scientific data to back up the claims.

One of the benefits is being low in calories and helping people feel fuller longer. This is going to come in the form of insoluble fiber that slows down the digestion process.

Companies that are using the right ingredients which maximize absorption and promotes a healthy digestive system, helps the body to receive the benefits.

When your body gets the nutrients that it needs then you are not as hungry as you are when you are not getting the proper nutrition.

Best Healthy Meal Replacement Shake

The best meal replacement shakes, are going to replace a healthy meal with similar nutrients that you typically get from eating a well-balanced healthy meal.

How are they going to accomplish this? Using the very best ingredients that will absorb in the body normally.

Using the correct blend of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins are going to be a very important component to look at. It the right whey proteins are used it will help you to feel fuller longer.

The formula should carry a high percentage of the daily recommended fiber intake to aid in its digestion and help to give the shake a better texture.

Coconut Shake

The formula will contain all the essential vitamins and minerals a person needs to keep their bodies performing normally. And be versatile providing people with a good flexible choice in flavors, and fruits that can be added to the mix.


Using the meal replacement shakes to fill some different needs besides the obvious use of replacing a meal, will give you some additional value.

Also, it may help you to achieve your personal weight loss goals. Looking at the alternative healthy snacks is a challenging thing when you go to the supermarket.

When walking through the store, there are not too many options when it comes to healthy snacks! Especially in something that is not overly processed.

So it is worth taking a look at using products for different reasons and keep your eyes on the target.

Hope that this article helps to give you some ideas; please share any thoughts or comments that could help others enhance their diets.

14 comments on “Other Uses for Meal Replacement Shakes.

  • Gomer Magtibay says:

    I recently enrolled in an online course in Udemy “How to build muscles without a gym but by just using your body weight”. The trainer prescribed some special kind of meals to help me build my muscles and he mentioned about protein shakes. While reading this article, something lighted up my bulb, that instead of going out and traveling to the nearest health food stores to buy the prescribed protein shakes, I will just click some links in this website of yours to order the items that I need. 

    With regard to what you said that I should consult a doctor or nutritionist first before going to any regimen related to this, can I skip that step? I am a 39 years old guy (male), never diagnosed of any illness, I just want to develop some muscles for masculine look. Is it that important to consult a doctor first? I wanna save on costs, so I’m planning to skip that step. What do you guys think?

    • Chad Trader says:

      Thank you for your comment and to address your concerns on seeing a doctor, I think that it is the best course of action. You never know if there is something that you are overlooking, they tend to look at things differently than us normal folks. 

      I have had very good results with the Avisae products and there is not anything in them that raise any concerns for me. All the Doctors that I have shown the white sheet information to have given me their approval of the products.

  • Favour says:

    Meal replacement shakes of a reality causes you feel full while devouring less calories. They might be a successful method to diminish your calorie which will allow you get in shape. In any case, it’s important to be certain to pick a Meal substitution that is high in protein and low in sugar.

    • Chad Trader says:

      Thank you for your comments and that is a good observation of the requirements for a good shake formula.

  • Bryan says:

    As a diabetic, I have used a specific meal replacement shake for many years to try and manage my weight and control my sugar.  One does need to be careful however as not all shakes are equal. Look for a shake that has been around a long while, has accredited research labs carry out studies on its effectiveness and contents and is used by international sports personalities. 

    Don’t be misled by the labels. not all brands place what is on the label into the shake, unfortunately, but… when you find a good shake, nothing beats it. I have been using my shake for 23 years and it is awesome and effective.

    • Chad Trader says:

      Thanks for sharing your experiences and I agree with you on testing the product out and finding out which ones work best for you.

  • Ilaisaane Tuakalau says:

    Hi I like your article as it encourages me to look for a way to control my health and my weight. I struggle with both, however I am also gluten and dairy intolerant. I was looking at using some of the Meal Replacement Shakes that you have listed but not sure if they may have an impact on my food allergies. Do you have any that can help me in with this area?

    • Chad Trader says:

      Thank you for your comments and to answer your concerns about the type of Shake mix that is best. It is best for you to look at the ingredients and see which ones contain the ingredients that are okay for you to consume. The Best one that I have found is the Indulge Shake mix from Avisae.

  • Gracen says:

    Hello! This is an interesting article. Meal replacement shakes are great and different types abound in the market for one to make a choice from. I completely agree with you that a healthy shake is a better option than a fast food. Meal replacement shakes is usually good for people working on losing some weight. Wow! I love the idea of fruit smoothies. I do make banana/apple fruit smoothies for my kids. They love it so much.

     Thanks for educating me on other uses for meal replacement shakes.

    • Chad Trader says:

      Thank you for your comments and the Indulge Shake mix works really well on the fruit smoothies.

  • Festus says:

    I was discussing this matter with a friend recently, and I’m quite glad that I’m getting to read this again.I’m of the opinion that a healthy shake is a better choice than fast food options and snacks, which often times, are overprocessed. Thanks for putting this enlightening post together, it was really an enjoyable read. Hope to come around some more.

    • Chad Trader says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and glad that you found the information interesting. I agree that it is difficult to find good healthy snacks, just going through the grocery store it is hard to find things that are suitable.

  • Lok Which says:

    Thanks for sharing this informative and educative article. I really love reading anything pertaining to food,fruits and health and Seriously I have been concerned with making healthy fruits smoothie for my kids . This article really came at the right time because I have been informed on the healthy fruit smoothie for my kids and other things I need to know.

    • Chad Trader says:

      Thank you for your comment and glad that you found the information useful. Making the healthy shakes to help the kids get more vitamins is something that has worked well for us and wanted to share it with everyone. 

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