The Shaklee corporation is an all natural nutrition company that has been in business for over 50 years. It is their goal to improve people’s health and restore the planet’s health at the same time. In fact, Shaklee was “the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset [their] CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.” Shaklee has characterized their popular meal shakes as "Fast Food, No Guilt."
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Shaklee Meal Shakes come in two different flavors, Bavarian Cocoa and French Vanilla. Their nutritional values are almost identical except for a 2 g difference in sugar, with French Vanilla containing slightly less, and a 45 mg difference in potassium, with Bavarian Cocoa containing slightly more. Shaklee Meal Shakes are easy and quick to make. Add 1/4 cup of the powdered mix to 8 oz. of fat-free, low-fat or whole milk and shake well.
There are 120 calories in Shaklee’s Bavarian Cocoa Meal Shake mix. If you make a shake with low-fat milk, it will contain roughly 240 calories. If you mix the shake powder with whole milk, it will provide around 330 calories.
The Shaklee Meal Shake powder contains only 0.5 g of total fat, before milk is added. There is no saturated fat or trans fat; however, there is a little less than 5 mg of cholesterol. The type of milk you add, fat-free, low-fat or whole, will greatly affect the amount of fat in your meal shake. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage you to consume 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk, or equivalent milk substitute, each day to ensure sufficient calcium consumption.
There are 23 g total carbohydrates in 1/4 cup of meal shake powdered mix. One serving, before milk is added, provides 3 g of dietary fiber. The type of milk you add may slightly increase the fiber content, but not by much. There are 18 g of sugar in one serving of Shaklee Meal Shake powdered mix. Once milk has been added, the carbohydrate and sugar levels will increase.
One serving, 1/4 cup, of Shaklee Meal Shake mix contains 7 g of protein. Once you mix it with milk, the protein content will increase significantly. In some cases it will double, depending on the type of milk you add.
Shaklee Meal Shake powder, prior to adding milk, contains generous quantities of 12 essential vitamins. A single serving provides you with a percentage of the daily recommended intakes for the following vitamins, based on a 2,000 calorie diet: 25 percent of vitamin A, 30 percent of vitamin B6, 20 percent of vitamin B12, 30 percent of vitamin C, 10 percent of vitamin D, 35 percent of vitamin E, 30 percent of thiamin, 10 percent of riboflavin, 35 percent of niacin, 35 percent of folate, 35 percent of biotin and 30 percent of pantothenic acid.
There are 11 essential minerals found in Shaklee Meal Shake mix. One serving, prior to the addition of milk, provides you with a percentage of the daily recommended intake for the following minerals, based on a 2,000 calorie diet: 20 percent of calcium, 35 percent of iron, 15 percent of phosphorous, 25 percent of magnesium, 30 percent of zinc, 35 percent of selenium, 35 percent of copper, 35 percent of manganese and 35 percent of molybdenum. One serving also contains 80 mg of sodium and 275 mg of potassium.
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Based in Colorado, Caitlin Fleur Erwin began writing in 2003. She is currently a Demand Studios writer for eHow and LIVESTRONG.COM Lifestyles. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a creative writing emphasis as well as a minor in dance from the University of Colorado.