So I am sipping on this as I begin this review of the IdealShake Vanilla flavored meal replacement shake by IdealShape.
First impressions are that it is a good vanilla flavor. It really reminds me of these candies I used to get when we would go to ChinaTown in Boston, called White Rabbit candies.
Chances are you have no idea what those taste like, and so basically it is a pretty traditional vanilla flavor, and quite sweet when mixed with 8oz of whole milk like I have.
Here is the jug I have, along with an IdealRaw protein powder I will also be taking and reviewing.
By the way, the company did not give me any of this for any review; I bought it myself so that I could give you a true review without any expectations by IdealShape or IdealRaw. If you want to try it without committing to an entire 30 day supply, they do supply some sample bundles for only like $10 or so.
Anyway, I just had the shake after a bowl of boiled chicken in chicken broth, and some peas. I was craving sweets after and this was like the perfect dessert.
I know they suggest it as a meal replacement, but for me, that hit the spot. The sweet flavor was perfect to satiate my dessert craving, and I can definitely see why IdealShake is so popular.
So the first thing I noticed was that it needs an extra couple shakes if you use a blender bottle like I did.
I use this, which is from Target:
I gave it a couple shakes like usual, and when I went to take a sip, I noticed some dry powder in the part where you take a sip, and looked down and saw it still wasn’t mixed. No biggie, a few more shakes and it was good.
Here’s a note about that though – when I ordered the shake, I COULD have ordered the bundle that comes with their own shaker or blender bottle. I honestly didn’t think it would make a difference, but I’ve come to find out that the bottle that IdealShape provides has this little sieve that fits into the top of the bottle that helps your powder dissolve better.
No biggie, like I said, but just in case you’re thinking of buying the mix, the bottle might be a good addition to your order.
I like what it has in it. It’s a total of 100 calories, with 5g of dietary fiber (it doesn’t specify soluble or insoluble), 2.5g of fat, 11g of protein, and 10g of carbs, with 1g of sugars.
Nice ratio for my fitness goals, and I am looking forwards to adding this into my diet, probably one every day or two.
They also recommend an 8 ounce glass of water after it, and so I figured why not, I’ll have a water after, as that doesn’t hurt.
3 Hours Hunger Craving Control?
This is an interesting claim that is on the container.
There is a little more info on the container, along with a list of the IdealShape hunger blocker blend ingredients. (They are upfront about their ingredients, which you can see here)
I will try to remember to report back about this, as I typically just eat when I am hungry, and watch calories, so I will see if I am not hungry for 3 hours 🙂
Ok, so I wasn’t hungry for 4.5 hours after this, and that is longer than normal for me, since after having the soup that I eat almost daily, I am typically hungry after 2 hours or so, so I can say that worked.
Anyways, I am enjoying it so far, and have been hoping to find a good meal replacement to add into my diet, even just in between meals, since I do work out a bit, and am not on a weight-loss only regimen, but I do watch my total caloric intake.
Where to buy IdealShake Meal Replacement Shakes:
I just bought mine from the company’s official website at IdealShape.com here.
I did see something else that might interest people who might be looking for some additional weight-loss help at the site – they have something called “IdealPlan,” which is a more-or-less “done for you” plan by certified nutritionist (and fitness model), Lindsey Mathews so that there’s no guess work involved. Check out IdealPlan here!