Comparison of 5 Top Meal Replacement Shakes

           ( Vitaminfood vs Jake Food vs Huel vs JimmyJoy vs Soylent)

We all need to get what best fits our needs. We just have to do it, for complete nutrition and sustainability.

After preparing this comparative blog though, I have to acknowledge that it is a very tiring and hectic activity trying.

That makes me glad of taking this step so that you don’t. I mean the going back and forth various websites, recalculating and all the searching for data…well I saved you from that. As Vitaminfood we are happy to provide insight on what the industry is like at your comfort.

 As global industry leaders we took this initiative to ensure you get your facts right where you need them, right here from your preferred supplier.

This is a comparison of various meal replacement powders and shakes.

Note:

The data is as sourced from the respective websites listed in the references section and unaltered.

No personal reviews and opinions about the other brands are included.

Only factual and consistent data has been included, no subjective personal variations such as taste and texture have been discussed.

It is not a representation of all industry stakeholders but a few leading brands.

This is what we gathered to ease your prospecting struggles:

(Serving size: 100g or an approximation of 400kcal)

 

 

Vitaminfood

  Jake Food

  Huel

  Jimmy Joy

  Soylent

 

Pricing           per meal

               

                        Package

 

€2-2.98

 

€18.95

 

€2.74-3.20

 

 €64 - 219

 

$1.91

 

 $ 65 - $75

 

 €1.31- 1.91

 

 €14 – 38.5

 

$ 1.82

 

 $ 65 - $75

Protein(g)

 

Protein source

 33

 

 Pea

 25

 

 Pea

  30

 

Pea, Brown Rice

  20

 

  Soy

 20

 

 Soy

Total Fat(g)

 15.5

  12.7

  13

   15

  19

 

Saturated Fat

 

1.7

 

 1.4

 

  2.5

 

 2.3

 

15

 

Trans Fat

 

 0

 

_

  

 < 0.5 mg

  

_

 

0

 

Polyunsaturated

 

6.6

 

7.6

 

 8

  

6.7

 

3.5

 

Monounsaturated

 

_

 

2.8

  

 2.5

 

5.6

 

 13

 

Omega(mg)       3

                             6

 

1.1

 

  0.8

  3.1

 

  3.5

   3.5

 

1.1

4.2

 

 

_

 

Total Carbohydrate

 

54.1

 

45.3

 

45

  

43

 

42

 

Dietary Fiber

 

6.7

 

 6.9

 

 7g

 

  8.2(total)

 

 6

 

Sugars

 

 0.5

 

5.6

 

 1g

  

3.2

 

16

 

Calories(kcal)

 

 450

 

 408

 

400

 

400

 

 400

 

Energy(kJ)

 

1882

 

1715

 

_

 

1674

 

_

 

The table is a great representation of the various nutritional factsheets for a quick side-by-side comparison to help you make your decision. 

However, it is not all that there is to the various brands. There are more vitamins and minerals whose specifics are not included here.  We have also gathered common preference indicators for quick highlights.

Highlighted indicators.

 

 

 

Vitaminfood

 

Jake Food

 

Huel

 

JimmyJoy

 

Soylent

 

Vegan

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

GMO

 

No

 

_

 

 

No

 

_

 

Yes

 

Gluten

 

No

 

Yes

 

No

 

Yes

 

No

 

Soy

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Maltodextrin

 

Yes ( tapioca maltodextrin)

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

No

 

Sweetener

 

Stevia

 

Sucralose

 

Sugar

 

Sucralose

 

Sucralose

 

Probiotics

 

Yes

 

No

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

No

 

  • The gaps denoted by _  indicate a lack of reliable information concerning the aspect.

 

VITAMINS & MINERALS

We have also included a list of Vitaminfood’s vitamins and mineral; all the 27 of them.  This gives you a peek into what we are offering in our complete nutrition shakes and their respective amounts/ serving.

Vitamins Micronutrients Table

VITAMINS

per 100g

per portion 150g

DRI* per 150g

DRI* per 450g

Vitamin A

177,5 ug

266,3 ug

33,33%

100%

Vitamin B1

0,2 mg

0,3 mg

33,33%

100%

Vitamin B2

0,3 mg

0,5 mg

33,33%

100%

Vitamin B3

3,6 mg

5,4 mg

33,33%

100%

Niacin B3

3,6 mg

5,4 mg

Pantothenic acid B5

1,3 mg

2,0 mg

Vitamin B6

0,3 mg

0,5 mg

33,33%

100%

Biotine B8

11,1 ug

16,7 ug

33,33%

100%

Folic acid B11

44,4 ug

66,6 ug

33,33%

100%

Vitamin B12

0,6 ug

0,9 ug

33,33%

100%

Vitamin C

17,8 mg

26,7 mg

33,33%

100%

Vitamin D

1,1 ug

1,7 ug

33,33%

100%

Vitamin E

2,7 mg

4,0 mg

33,33%

100%

Vitamin K

16,7 ug

25,0 ug

33,33%

100%

 

 

Minerals Micronutrients Table

MINERALS

per 100g

per portion 150g

DRI* per 150g

DRI* per 450g

Calcium

177,5 mg

266,3 mg

33,33%

100%

Phosphorus

155,5 mg

233,3 mg

33,33%

100%

Magnesium

83,3 mg

125,0 mg

33,33%

100%

Iron

3,1 mg

4,7 mg

33,33%

100%

Iodine

33,3 ug

50,0 ug

33,33%

100%

Zinc

2,2 mg

4,7 mg

33,33%

100%

Potassium

444,0 mg

666,0 mg

33,33%

100%

Selenium

12,2 ug

18,3 ug

33,33%

100%

Copper

0,2 mg

0,3 mg

33,33%

100%

Manganese

0,4 mg

0,7 mg

33,33%

100%

Chromium

8,9 ug

13,3 ug

33,33%

100%

Molybdenum

11,1 ug

16,7 ug

33,33%

100%

Chloride

177,8 mg

266,7 mg

Sodium

210 mg

315 mg

 

Our(Vitaminfood) highlights include:

Pricing and offers -  15% discount on all subscriptions.

                               10% discount for cans returned

                               Free shipping for all orders above  €55

                              Free T–Shirt and shaker on all first orders.

Nutritional advantages:-

*Maltodextrin-  we use is tapioca maltodextrin  which has no color, smell, flavor, or taste and has excellent stabilizing properties, giving the food a smooth texture. It is better than the types of maltodextrin used by competitors.

* Maca root powder- we are the only producers using this amazing secret ingredient for its health benefits which we have discussed in a different blog.

*Allergen and GMO free – we provide meals at the lowest health risks possible.

*Stevia sweetener- this is a natural sweetener not linked to negative health effects of artificial sweeteners such as cancer.

Environmental impact:-

*Good for you and everyone- our production practices are sustainable and eco-friendly.

 

SUMMARY

As a player in meal replacement, complete nutrition and sustainable nutrition Vitaminfood is proud to avail such information at your convenience.

We understand the importance of making informed nutritional decisions and the effort invested into that. We hope that the information will go a long way in easing that process and believe that you will make us your preferred supplier for sustainable complete nutrition for one and all.

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References:

  1. Vitaminfood- https://vitaminfood.com/the-solution
  2. Soylent-https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0003/5933/3902/files/pouch_powder_nutrition_facts_2019_1.pdf?96506
  3. Jakefood-https://jakefood.com/compare/
  4. Huel-https://huel.com/pages/the-huel-powder-formula-explained#profile
  5. Jimmyjoy-https://jimmyjoy.com/pages/introduction-to-plenny-shake-v3-0