Which Meal is Best to Replace with a Shake?

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Mornings are usually chaotic. Between hitting the snooze button too many times, trying to get dressed and rushing out the door to make breakfast.  I know I'm not alone in this.  Many of us find ourselves grabbing a sugary pastry or coffee on the go and worse, skipping breakfast altogether.  But skipping breakfast can leave you feeling sluggish throughout the day, impacting your energy levels and focus.

So, what's the solution?  It’s meal replacement shakes and nutrition drinks. These convenient options can be a lifesaver for busy mornings, providing a quick and easy way to fuel your body with essential nutrients.

But with so many different shakes and drinks on the market, you might be wondering:  Which meal is best to replace with a shake?  Is there a magic formula? Well. It depends on your individual needs and goals. Let’s find out in this blog

Table of Contents

  1. Replacing Breakfast with a Shake
  2. Replacing Lunch or Dinner with a Shake
  3. Why Our Shakes?
  4. The Bottom line
  5. Conclusion
  6. Frequently Asked Questions

Replacing Breakfast with a Shake

Let's be honest, breakfast isn’t always the most exciting meal of the day.  Traditional breakfasts can take time to prepare and sometimes the thought of forcing down a plate of poha when you are half asleep just doesn't appeal.

So here's where a ready-to-drink protein shake can be a game-changer.  These pre-made shakes are super convenient – just grab one from the fridge, shake it up and you are good to go. Many are packed with protein, essential vitamins and minerals, keeping you feeling full and energised until lunchtime.

Replacing breakfast with a shake helps you avoid those mid-morning energy crashes. Plus, it allows you to get some extra protein, which is important for muscle building and recovery (especially if you are active).

However, it's important to choose your shake wisely. Not all shakes are created equal. Look for ones that are low in sugar and contain a good balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats. Don't be afraid to experiment with different flavours to find one you enjoy!

Replacing Lunch or Dinner with a Shake

While breakfast might be the most commonly replaced meal, meal-replacement shakes can also be a handy option for lunch or dinner, especially when you are short on time or on the go.

Think about it: imagine you are stuck at work with a mountain of deadlines and you don’t even have time to think about lunch. A protein drink can be a quick and nutritious alternative, allowing you to refuel and get back to work without missing a beat. But here's a word of caution: before you sip away, take a moment to check what's in your protein drink. Beware of artificial sweeteners and other additives that may not align with your health goals.

Similarly, if you are planning a busy evening with friends or family, a shake can be a convenient way to ensure you are getting the nutrients you need, even if you don't have time for a full meal.

Why Our Shakes?

Crafted for Convenience

Our ready-to-drink protein shakes are easy options. No more measuring, mixing or blending - just grab and go. Whether you are rushing to a meeting or squeezing in a workout, our shakes are your perfect companion.

Nutritionally Balanced

We understand that taste is important, but so is nutrition. That's why our shakes are carefully formulated to strike the perfect balance between flavour and function. Packed with protein, essential vitamins and minerals, each sip delivers a powerful punch of nutrients to fuel your day.

Variety to Suit Every Palate

From classic chocolate to adventurous flavours like Oat & nut, our shake range offers something for everyone. Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something more refreshing, we have got you covered.

Trusted Quality

When it comes to what you put into your body, quality matters. That's why our shakes are made using only the finest ingredients, sourced from trusted suppliers.

Backed by Science

Behind every bottle of our shake is a team of nutrition experts and food scientists who work tirelessly to create products that not only taste great but also deliver real results. Our shakes are backed by scientific research and designed to support your health and wellness goals.

The Bottom line

The goal of meal replacement shakes is not to replace all meals but to offer a healthy alternative when needed. Our shakes are designed to do just that.

Here's a quick breakdown to help you decide:

  • Breakfast: Replacing breakfast with a shake can be a great option if you are short on time or struggle to eat early in the morning.  Ready-to-drink protein shakes are super convenient and can help you avoid those dreaded mid-morning slumps.
  • Lunch: If you are stuck at work with a busy schedule, a protein drink can be a quick and nutritious alternative to a traditional lunch.  It allows you to refuel and get back to work without missing a beat.
  • Dinner: When life gets hectic in the evenings, a shake can be a lifesaver. It ensures you are getting some essential nutrients, even if you don't have time to cook a full meal.

So, which meal is best to replace with a shake? Breakfast seems to be the most convenient and perhaps the most beneficial meal to replace. But really, the best meal to replace is the one that suits your lifestyle while keeping you on track nutritionally.


Ready-to-drink protein shakes like ours offer a convenient and healthy solution for those busy mornings, hectic lunches or quick dinners. They are a great way to ensure you are getting the nutrients you need. The best way to find out which meal works best for you is to experiment. Find a variety of delicious shakes in our Supershakes collection and buy your favourite one

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use your shakes as a complete meal replacement on busy days?

Our shakes are a fantastic way to fuel your body on the go, packed with protein and essential nutrients. They serve as excellent breakfast and snack replacements, but may not suffice for a complete meal. Hence, consider incorporating them as an add-on to your lunch and dinner.

2. How can I incorporate your shakes into my daily routine?

Yes, you can enjoy our shakes as a quick and satisfying breakfast, post-workout boost or healthy afternoon snack.

3. Are meal replacement shakes suitable for weight loss?

Yes, meal replacement shakes can be a helpful tool for weight loss when incorporated into a calorie-controlled diet. They provide a convenient way to manage portion sizes and calorie intake.

4. How long do your shakes stay fresh?

Our shakes have a shelf life of 8 months when stored unopened in a cool, dry place. Once opened, it's best to consume them within 24 hours for optimal taste and freshness.

5. How do I know if a meal replacement shake is nutritionally balanced?

Look for meal replacement shakes that contain a balance of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Read the nutrition label carefully to ensure it meets your dietary requirements. Be aware of hidden sugars and opt for shakes with minimal added sugars. Additionally, consider consulting with a registered dietitian or nutritionist for personalised recommendations based on your specific health goals and needs.

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