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It ain't sexy, but it has teeth.
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2017
If you're looking for a shake that strongly resembles something you'd be served alongside a burger, this is not for you. If you're looking for a pink strawberry dream that makes you think of all those tasty frozen squirrels you've downed, keep looking. This is not that. This is serious.It's an actual drill sergeant, not a crossfit "instructor". It does not have a sense of humor, it doesn't care if it's wearing the latest fashions, it doesn't need you to love it. But I do.
I've read mixed reviews about this shake. Mainly about the switch to pea protein powder. I personally don't care if they've use pea powder. They don't use soy and they don't use whey or sugar. It's low-residue (I have to have this for my diet-bulk fiber BAD. Smooth food GOOD). They STILL include the sprouted grains that people are complaining aren't there. They ARE there. Sprouted something or another is the second ingredient. I don't care about that either. My point is it's full of sprouted this and sprouted that.
The "original" flavor is a not-sweet, sort of malty flavor that one could customize. Ever had malt powder? Tastes like that. I added a stevia packet, a little vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup frozen fruit in the ninja. It was drinkable, and it sort of had an oatmeal flavor. I don't feel sick to my stomach as I do with ALL other protein shakes. I actually feel full, which is a definite first from a shake. I usually want to eat within 15 minutes after I have a shake. I'm actually getting fuller and more satisfied as time passes.
There is no caffeine in this shake. I thought I read someone say there was. There is not. It's got decaf green tea. I'll be ordering a large (I ordered a small) and continuing to use this for weight loss. It's not like some of the sugary sweet shakes, and it's not pretending to be. If slim fast is a toy poodle, this stuff is a border collie. The working group. Don't bug it, it has work to do. It doesn't want to sit on your lap or have a snack. I don't need sugar and fluff, I need a real meal replacement that fills me up and doesn't mess with my MANY G.I. issues, while helping me lose weight. I've found it. If this is what you're looking for, this may work for you.