Best Meal Replacement Shakes

You’ve set yourself a new goal for this summer to lose weight and you’re wondering: what is the best slimming replacement meal, to stay fit or to maintain weight? Are Yokebe and Almased rightly the most popular? Or can the new diet shake providers do better?

Since you can easily get lost due to the wide selection of diet shakes in supermarkets, pharmacies and the internet, let’s explain what you should pay attention to when buying diet shakes and what features match the quality. In addition to some concrete facts, such as price and ingredients, we have also answered the question posed by people who have decided to take the test about which slimming smoothies also taste good. The shopping guide for the best meal replacement shakes offers even more basic information.

And those in a hurry can find all our slimming shakes here in this article.

5 Best Meal Replacement Shakes in 2020

Who gets the title of “Best slimming replacement meal 2020”? Which diet shake tastes best? To answer these questions, we compared in our diet shake test six substitute products from well-known manufacturers. You can find out in detail how all six diet drinks were tested and what criteria we used to evaluate them, find out below! We will show you an excerpt from our comparison of diet shakes. Tip: If you can’t see all six products on the screen, scroll down the table on the right (→).

The most important criteria for comparing the six diet smoothies analysed in our test in brief:

The ranking of the best diet smoothies:
First place: BEAVITA Vitalkost Plus (vanilla chai)
Second place: Layenberger Fit+Feelgood Slim (vanilla-cream)
Third place: Yokebe Aktivkost (classic)
Fourth place: BodyChange Slim Shake (vanilla)
Fifth place: Shape Babe (vanilla)
Sixth place: Almased Vitalkost (original)

Test criteria: We chose them carefully!
To find out which slimming smoothie is the best, we followed the most important criteria.

A fact check:

Compliance with legal requirements for lunch replacement products Compliance with legal requirements for lunch replacement products Compliance with legal requirements for lunch replacement products
Fibre content
Sugar content
Additives and allergens
Warnings and packaging information
A sensory test:

Smell
Taste (including sweetness, naturalness and aftertaste)
Consistency

Test Results

The ranking of the best diet smoothies:
First place: BEAVITA Vitalkost Plus (vanilla chai)
Second place: Layenberger Fit+Feelgood Slim (vanilla-cream)
Third place: Yokebe Aktivkost (classic)
Fourth place: BodyChange Slim Shake (vanilla)
Fifth place: Shape Babe (vanilla)
Sixth place: Almased Vitalkost (original)

Test criteria: We chose them carefully!
To find out which slimming smoothie is the best, we followed the most important criteria.

A fact check:

Compliance with legal requirements for lunch replacement products Compliance with legal requirements for lunch replacement products Compliance with legal requirements for lunch replacement products
Fibre content
Sugar content
Additives and allergens
Warnings and packaging information
A sensory test:

Smell
Taste (including sweetness, naturalness and aftertaste)
Consistency

What to Consider Before Choosing a Meal Replacement Shake

Which diet shake tastes better? And what should I pay attention to in a diet shake? If you’ve had little experience with diet shakes so far and you’re still undecided now that you’d like to buy, this guide to buying nu3 can help you:

Replacement meal requirements
What legal requirements must diet smoothies meet from 2016?

The permitted energy content for a meal replacement product is limited between 200 and 250 kcal per meal.
The protein content must be a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 50%. The percentage of fat may not exceed 30%.
Higher levels are required for vitamins and minerals (minimum 30% of nutritional values).

Fibre content
Dietary fiber (such as inulin or psyllium peels) have the ability to bind large amounts of water, causing swelling in the stomach. With a high fiber intake, the many swollen fibers in the stomach delay emptying, which increases the feeling of fullness and allows it to take longer to feel hunger again.

So that you don’t feel hungry during a smoothie diet, it is important that the shake contains plenty of fiber. How much fibre a meal replacement is rich in, you can read about it in the nutritional values table. Fibre-rich foods are considered to be those that have a minimum fibre content of 6 grams per 100 grams of product. Only as low as 3 grams of fibre per 100 grams is a product considered a good source of protein.

Sugar content
In addition to the fibre content, it is important to pay attention to the amount of sugar contained in slim shakes. In order to keep the calorie content low and not to excessively increase the blood sugar level after consumption, the sugar content should be as low as possible. No diet shake is completely sugar-free.

Additives and allergens
A high quality slimming powder contains few additives and is free of common allergens such as gluten and lactose. Many manufacturers of diet smoothies also offer several lactose-free variants. Another plus point is when the replacement meal is free of gelatine.

Warnings and information about the packaging
Good slimming shakes should have all the important nutritional information on the packaging, tips for preparation and an indication that a sufficient daily intake of liquids is essential.

Quantity of flavours
Especially as part of a two-week diet, it is preferable if the preferred product is available in different flavours. This guarantees variety and definitely gives you more motivation and stamina in losing weight.

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