Our family stays active, we love to travel, and our schedule often gets busy. As a result, some of our meal and snack times need to be quick, yet we don’t want to punt our healthy-eating values out the window.
Seven years ago, we discovered Shaklee’s Meal Shakes for kids. With 100% natural ingredients, a company-wide quality standard that surpasses “organic” (if you can believe that), and a 100% money-back guarantee, we had no hesitation trying it with our kids.
My only concern at first was, “Will our kids like the taste and texture of a protein shake?” I can still remember the morning I blended up our first one. We first tried the Bavarian Cocoa flavor, and I blended it with milk and ice cubes.
My husband and I tried it first, like good guinea-pig parents. After a generous sip, we gave each other this look like, “wow! That is really yummy, and I’m going to have to fight you for more of it!” Well, our daughter sucked it down to the last drop, and every one of our kids after that. It’s become a staple in our kitchen (and in our travel bags) for quick breakfasts or after-school snacks.
- Largest Milk-Based Protein Source. When the meal shake is mixed with 1 cup of 2% milk, it delivers a whopping 15 grams of protein! From the other kids’ protein shakes we’ve seen, this amount can’t be beat. The protein in the Shaklee Meal Shakes is also completely from nonfat dry milk. You’ll notice in our comparison chart that the others have various sources of protein, some that not all parents would be ok giving to their kids.
- Absolutely No Artificial Ingredients. Gotta love this part, if you’re trying to be as natural as possible and still have a quick made-for-you option. No surprises.
- No Synthetic Vitamin Forms. Shaklee even goes a step further and makes sure that all the vitamin forms (which is a company-wide standard as well) in the Meal Shakes are not synthetic. Did you know that not all vitamins are derived from a natural food source? Sad, but true. No worries with this product though! Every single vitamin and mineral listed is completely safe and bioavailable to the body. I especially love the amount of Iron (as ferrous fumarate) in the Meal Shakes. Many doctors don’t like their patients having sulfates, because there can be side-effects, and Shaklee’s iron form is always the ferrous fumarate (from a natural food source).
- 100% Money-Back Guarantee. As a consumer who always likes to get my money’s worth, I appreciate this option. Even more than that, I like what it communicates about the company’s view of it’s products. It’s rare to find this strong of a guarantee on a natural health product…let alone on every single one of the products in their catalogue.
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Our Recommendation: Two Thumbs Up
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