Best Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss

Best Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss

Alex Brecher

When you’re on the go or in a hurry, you might look to meal replacements to satisfy hunger and help you get the protein and other nutrients you need. The BariatricPal Store has an incredible collection of protein shakes.

The best meal replacement shakes for weight loss may have these characteristics.

  • High in protein, which can help fill you up and get you to a goal of at least 65 grams per day for more bariatric surgery patients. 
  • Free from added sugars, so they don’t add unnecessary calories and spike blood sugar levels.
  • Low in carbohydrates, so they don’t interfere with your low-carb diet.
  • Easy to use, so it’s not a hassle to get your protein and nutrients.
  • Delicious, whether you’re looking for a specific flavor or you’re open to trying something new.
  • Nutritious, including protein and any other nutrients you may need at the time.

Now, what is the best meal replacement shake for weight loss? We can’t say for sure, since it’s up to each person to decide. But we do have an idea of which ones the great ones are! Here are 15 of the best meal replacement shakes for weight loss.

  • BariatricPal Protein One - Creamy French Vanilla
  • This protein shake is close to perfect, in our opinion. It’s one of the best meal replacement shakes for weight loss because of its high amount of protein, low amount of calories and carbs, and high amount of dietary fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar and delay hunger.

    Each serving of this meal replacement shake has 150 calories and 27 grams of high-quality protein. It also has essential vitamins and minerals, including the following.

    • 10240% of the daily value for vitamin B12
    • 1000% of the daily value for biotin
    • 250% of the daily value for vitamin D
    • 140% of the daily value for zinc
    • 290% of the daily value for chromium

    With 5 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of net carbs, you can be sure it won’t be harmful for your blood sugar. It’s free from gluten and aspartame.

    It also comes in a great-tasting Double Chocolate Fudge and a Variety Pack with both flavors. The shake powder comes in a 15-serving tub, with each serving being 1 scoop.

  • BariatricPal Clean Whey - Chocolate
  • Another of the best meal replacement shakes for weight loss is this one. It not only has 25 grams of protein from grass-fed whey, but it also has probiotics, including 500 million CFU of

    Bacillus coagulans. All this, and it has only 110 calories and 1 gram of total carbohydrates. 

    There’s another ingredient in this meal replacement. There’s a patented Aminogen blend, which includes protein-digesting enzymes. That can be important because undigested protein in your digestive symptom can cause gastrointestinal discomfort, such as stomach pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. 

    Each tub contains 15 servings.

  • GENEPRO Gen3 Medical Grade Unflavored Protein Powder - 3rd Generation
  • Unflavored protein powder can turn anything into a high-protein meal without adding carbs. This powder is made with 100% pure protein and is sugar-free. It has 44 calories. It also has Immunolin, which is a lab-tested antibody, to support gut health and reduce stomach discomfort.

    This unflavored protein powder has no taste and can mix easily with almost anything. You can turn water, juice, or milk into a high-protein meal, or you can blend it with yogurt, oatmeal, or any other healthy food to make it high in protein to help meet your daily goals. It also has 10% of the daily value for vitamin D and calcium, which are both at-risk nutrients for bariatric surgery patients. 

    This comes in a 28-serving tub, 60-serving tub, and 128-serving pouch.

  • BariatricPal 15 Gram Meal Replacement - Creamy Chicken Soup
  • Many of the best meal replacement shakes for weight loss come in sweet flavors, but not all meal replacements have to taste like dessert. This cream of chicken protein soup offers a different option. It’s warm, savory, and nutritious.

    Each serving has 15 grams of protein and only 7 grams of total carbohydrates. Since it’s designed to be a meal replacement, it has more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals, including 40% of the daily value for vitamin A and 20 to 30% of the daily value for nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and vitamin E. All of those nutrients are packed into a slim 100-calorie packet. 

    Each box contains 7 single-serving packets, and they’re available in a single box or a 3-box or 6-box pack. You can take them with you and make them anywhere you have warm water, such as from a coffee maker or microwave. Creamy Tomato Soup is another flavor to try.

  • BariatricPal Protein Pudding or Shake Mix - Tropical Banana
  • This protein shake is among the meal replacements that you can choose to have as a drinkable shake or as a thick pudding. You can decide at the last minute, since the only difference is how much water you add when it’s time for your meal. They have 80 to 110 calories per serving, including 12 to 15 grams of protein. 

    The pudding tastes delicious, but has 75% fewer carbs than a large banana. Other flavors include Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Vanilla, Mocha Cream, Chocolate Cream, Vanilla Cream, and Chocolate Salted Caramel. Some flavors are fortified with more than 20 vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, biotin, thiamin, and vitamin B12. They come in single-serving packets.

  • Celebrate Meal Replacement Shakes - Deep Chocolate
  • Do you love chocolate? Do you need a big dose of protein and a wide range of vitamins and minerals to stay nourished after bariatric surgery? Are you looking for an easy way to get those nutrients without going over in calories? Then this shake is for you!

    Each serving of this shake has an impressive 27 grams of protein from whey protein isolate. To increase satiety, it has 5 grams of dietary fiber, including from inulin, which is a prebiotic because it supports the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Its complete nutritional profile includes 500% of the daily value for biotin, 250% of the daily value for vitamin B12, and more than 20 other essential vitamins and minerals, including chromium, calcium, iron, thiamin, selenium, and pantothenic acid. It has 160 calories per 2-scoop serving

    Other flavors include Bananaberry, Caramel Latte, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon Roll, and Chicken Soup. There is also a Variety Pack available. These meal replacement shakes come in a 15-serving tub. 

  • BariatricPal Very High Protein Meal Replacement Shakes - Strawberry
  • These shakes may be the most convenient way to get a big boost of protein and some energy. Each shake has 35 grams of protein. It has 260 calories and 21 grams of carbs. If you’re on the go and need a serious meal fast, this may be your best choice. These shakes have over 20 vitamins and minerals, so you’re sure to get a wide variety of nutrients. In fact, it’s possible that you’ll get more nutrients than you would have from a solid meal. 

    This classic flavor tastes like juicy berries, but without the sugar. The protein shake is also available in Chocolate and Vanilla, two classic flavors. They come in a 1-pack, 3-pack, or 6-pack. Each pack has 7 single-serve packets for your convenience.

  • BariatricPal Protein Smoothie - Strawberry Banana
  • What do you think of when you think about smoothies? Do you imagine sweet, refreshing fruit? Do you cringe at the sugar content in a standard smoothie? These protein smoothies are among the best meal replacement shakes for weight loss because they have tastes you can love, but nutrients you can handle.

    Each serving has only 100 calories. It has 15 grams of protein and only 7 grams of carbohydrates. Other flavors include Aloha Mango and Berry Delicious. These protein smoothies come in single-serving packets with 7 packets per box.

  • BariatricPal Ready to Shake Fruit Drinks - Lemon Raspberry
  • This delicious drink hits the spot without spiking blood sugar. In fact, it has 15 grams of protein, or the amount in 2 eggs, and only 70 calories. That already makes it one of the best meal replacement shakes for weight loss, but what’s really neat about these meal replacements are that they come in a bottle. All you have to do is add water or another liquid to the fill line, close the bottle, and shake it. Your meal is ready! Other flavors are Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Pineapple Orange.

  • BariatricPal Hot Protein Drinks - Hot Chocolate
  • For another change, what about something hot and satisfying for breakfast, a snack, or dessert without sugar? These meal replacements have 80 calories and 12 to 15 grams of protein each, along with 10% of the daily value for calcium. They are free from added sugars. 

    Hot Chocolate varieties include Classic, Marshmallow, Cinnamon, Amaretto, Mocha, Irish Cream, and Mint. Hot Cappuccino flavors include Vanilla, Classic, and Amaretto. They come in single-serving packets with 7 packets per box.

  • BariatricPal Ready to Shake Coffee
  • This is one of the best meal replacements for weight loss especially after bariatric surgery when all you want is coffee for breakfast. That’s because you need to get a good start on your protein intake for the day, but you’re not allowed to drink liquids while eating solid foods. 

    No problem! Just add your liquid, shake, and drink up! Each coffee beverage has 15 grams of protein and 80 calories, along with calcium and 0 grams of added sugars. They also come in Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and they’re available in a 6-bottle pack or in single bottles. There’s also a Variety Pack option. 

  • Chike Nutrition Meal Replacement - Strawberry
  • Sweet, juicy strawberries taste delicious, but they are not naturally high in protein like you may need after bariatric surgery. This meal replacement also tastes sweet and refreshing, but it has the protein you need. Each 2-scoop serving has 28 grams of protein, or the amount in 4 ounces of skinless chicken breast. It’s also fortified with fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. 

    Other flavors are Chocolate, Banana, and Vanilla. There are 180 to 190 calories per serving, and each package has 15 servings. 

  • Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement - Cookies and Cream
  • When you need a big dose of protein, look no further because this shake has 27 grams of whey protein isolate per serving. With flavors of chocolate cookies and sweet cream, this meal replacement also has 5 grams of dietary fiber and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. It is especially high in biotin and chromium.

    Each serving has 150 calories and only 1 gram of sugar. It comes in a 28-serving pouch, and other flavors are Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Creme, and Orange Cream. The individual packets are perfect for when you are on the go because there is no measuring and they are easy to carry.

  • Vegan Plant Protein Powder - Vanilla
  • Do you think you can’t get enough protein on a vegan diet? Think again! This plant-based protein blend has 21 grams of protein, with a blend including pea protein isolate, cranberry, chia seed, and sacha inchi seed. There are 3.5 grams of glutamine, plus 5 grams of branched chain amino acids L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine. There’s also an enzyme blend with beta galactosidase and bromelain. 

    It has 28% of the daily value for iron and is flavored naturally with inulin and stevia leaf. All that, and it’s delicious! It comes in a 15-serving canister, and other flavors are Chocolate and Organic Chocolate.

  • Click Coffee and Protein Canister - Mocha
  • You can’t drink and eat together, so how do you get your coffee and protein at breakfast? These Coffee and Protein Canisters may do the trick. Each has 15 grams of protein and 23 essential vitamins and minerals, but only 120 calories. Plus it’s free from soy, gluten, and aspartame.

    If you need a caffeine boost, look no further. It has 150 mg of caffeine, about the amount in a strong cup of coffee. It’s made with real espresso. Other flavors are Vanilla Latte and Caramel.

    These are some of the best meal replacement shakes that we know of, and that our customers know of, too. They’re low in carbs, super tasty, and easy to use. With choices like this, weight loss is a lot easier, and that’s our goal at the BariatricPal Store!

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