I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Visalus meal replacement shakes, so I thought it was about time that I try it out for myself. Here’s my review.
You can buy Visalus shakes a la carte for $45. That gets you 30 servings, which comes to about $1.50 per meal. If you ask me, that’s a pretty great value in the meal replacement world. Or any world, for that matter. You can even find Visalus shakes for a little cheaper on Amazon (if this is the shake you’re after). So the overall cost of Visalus gets an A in my book.
To me, taste is one of the most important factors in any shake. You want to be able to enjoy your meal, and that starts with the flavor. The Visalus original shake comes in a “Sweet Cream” flavor that’s actually pretty tasty. It has a slight vanilla flavor to it, which gives it a nice neutral flavor. The biggest plus is that it doesn’t have that weird, chalky after taste that you get with a lot of other meal replacement shakes. And since it’s already low in calories, you can always add fruit, vegetables, or any of the Visalus add-on flavors to give the shake an extra twist.
APPETITE BLOCKER: B+
If you’re using shakes as meal replacements, you want to make sure you’re drinking one that actually keeps you feeling full and suppresses your hunger. Visalus definitely does a good job in that department. I felt full for hours after drinking this shake. I’m assuming this was due to one of its ingredients, Fibersol, which helps keep you satiated. If you want to suppress your appetite even more, you have to buy Vi-Trim — Visalus’s hunger-blocker mix. That’s an additional cost, which is part of the reason why I gave this product a B+ instead of an A.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE: A+
The Visalus shake has a lot of good things going for it. It only has 90 calories per meal, which is pretty low for a shake mix. It covers 30% of your daily value for vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc. It also has 12 grams of protein, which helps to control your appetite. Visalus also gets major points for being low in sodium and containing less than 1 gram of sugar.
Overall, Visalus is an effective meal replacement shake. It definitely lived up to the hype. Let me know if it did for you too.