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Meal Replacement Shake

A Super Food Blend and Formulated Meal Or Smoothie Booster.

PROTEIN
/ serve

21.2g

SUGARS
/ serve

1.9g

FIBRE
/ serve

4.9g

SERVINGS

20
$52.00 (AUD)

Meal Replacement NZ

NZ Protein's Meal Replacement Shake is a superfood blend and is a formulated meal or smoothie booster.

A formulated meal is a legal term for a product that contains not only protein but fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. This differs from a protein shake which just typically provides protein.

It can therefore be used at any time of the day to replace meals.

Ours is Better

Our Meal Replacement Shake (MRP) is of much higher quality than other MRPs available on the market because the ingredients used are better.

NZProtein's MRP contains quality protein from hemp, fats from cacao, nuts and seeds, and carbohydrates from green bananas.

Here's how it compares:

 

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Legal Product Type

Meal Replacement Shake.

Meal Replacement Shake.

Protein Source, Typical

Organic hemp protein.

Hemp is a superfood. It's a rich source of protein, essential omega fatty acids, dietary fibre, minerals, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients that can benefit your health.

It's slower digesting to provide a sustained release of protein.

It's plant based and vegan too.

Whey protein.

Don't get us wrong - whey is amazing and we stock the grass fed type from NZ which is the best of the best.

For a meal replacement however - whey is fast digesting, not vegan, and natural lactose can cause some to experience feelings of bloat.

This is nit-picky though. The real clincher is in the fat and carbs below.

Fat Source, Typical

Hemp powder, cacao nibs, almonds, linseed and sunflower seeds.

All of the above are superfoods and each serve of our MRP has over 5 grams of essential fatty acids.

Vegetable oils.

You know, the kind that we get told to avoid. The kind that are high in omega 6 fatty acids and are polyunsaturated, meaning that they can break down easily to form harmful compounds.

Carbohydrate Source, Typical

Green banana flour.

Another superfood due to its resistant starch - a type of fermentable fibre, which means that it isn't broken down and converted to sugar.

It's good for blood sugar levels, is diabetic friendly, aids in digestion due to the prebiotic fibre, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Maltodextrin.

Maltodextrin is cheap to produce and is often used as a filler in processed foods.

It's higher on the glycemic index scale (GI) than regular sugar. It can spike blood sugar levels after consumption so may be useful after intensive exercise, but not during the day as a meal.

Usage

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-2 servings daily as meals. MRPs aren't to totally replace your diet or be used as a sole source of nutrition.

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-2 servings daily as meals. MRPs aren't to totally replace your diet or be used as a sole source of nutrition.

Speed of Digestion

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Slower digesting for a sustained energy release.

Slower may be more beneficial as this product is designed to be able to replace meals.

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Fast digesting.

May not be as beneficial as slower digesting sources.

Taste

Typical for superfood sources. Whey and maltodextrin type MRPs will taste the best, but our MRP is pleasant.

Whey and maltodextrin taste the best.

Suggested Use

Mix three heaped scoops (50g) in 500ml of chilled water, milk or into a smoothie.

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-2 servings of NZPROTEIN Meal Replacement daily as meals. It can be used at any time of the day to replace meals. This product must not be used as a sole source of nutrition, or as a total diet replacement.

Please note that this product is processed in a facility that also handles milk, egg, soy, peanut, and gluten ingredients.


Rated 3.93/5 Based on 136 customer reviews.

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easy to mix in
but both times i had it i couldnt finish the serving as it started to make me feel ill and naseous . first time i gave it benefit of the doubt in case it was something else making me ill but it happened again the second time so sadly i wont be able to finish the bag i bought.
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Jul 2, 2024 4:04 PM
Rating this 5 stars because it's the most affordable vegi/lactose free meal replacement. Very tummy friendly! It's cheaper than FastFX and won't blow you up like a balloon like OpitSlim can. Easy cleanup and mixes fine in a shaker. Love that it has more potassium than others too. If I could improve anything, I would use a less intense sweetener (perhaps ethritol?) and I would add some additional micros like biotin and selenium.
Review by: Mark on Fri, May 17, 2024 5:04 PM
The choc banana flavour was nice, but way too sweet. It was fine when used in lower quantities than directed, but I'd prefer to be able to mix more in. Slight grittiness, but texture was decent. I'd be happy to buy a version of this with little (or preferably zero) artificial sweetener. For now I think I'll stick to maltodextrin versions for higher calorie intake and because they're not as sweet.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, May 9, 2024 1:42 AM
Don't like the flavor or gritty texture, but it does keep me going until lunchtime.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, May 1, 2024 6:04 PM
Great Tasting and very fulfilling
Review by: Ken on Mon, Apr 29, 2024 4:50 PM
Bought this for hubby, he loves it. Can really taste the raspberry in it. I find it quite sweet but that’s just me. Pleased the nibs have been ground down although my blender would deal to that anyway.
Review by: Trish on Tue, Apr 23, 2024 1:12 PM
Swapping meals with this at night after training, cuts down lots on prep time, doesn't make me feel heavy afterwards and at night and it is still quite filling.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Apr 17, 2024 1:39 PM
Excellent product. Banana Choc Nib and Raspberry Cacao are great flavors. Both mix well using the Wave XL Shaker. Add about 350ml of ice cold water, then 3 level scoops of meal replacement and shake well for at least 30 to 45 seconds. Add more water until the 600ml level. I use mine with a extra 2 level scoops of NZ Protein WHEY ISOLATE as part of a nutrition program for strength training. Taken twice daily, this meal replacement has helped me to achieve a lose fat and build muscle training program with excellent results. Highly recommended. Will buy again.
Review by: Joseph on Wed, Apr 3, 2024 6:15 PM
Not nice after taste. It tastes sickly sweet and like it is some kind of artificial sweetener? I definitely won't be ordering it again. The texture is perfect but the flavour I ordered (Raspberry Cacao) is not nice. Awesome quick dispatch and delivery as always from the team at NZ Protein!
Review by: Rae on Wed, Mar 6, 2024 8:23 PM
Flavour is great but when made in a shaker the consistency is a little gritty
Review by: Conor on Fri, Mar 1, 2024 1:22 PM
Purchased a sample of the new Raspberry Cacoa flavour to try, think it’s the top choice of the two. It does a pretty good job of flavouring this blend. Being a meal replacement shake, don’t go thinking it will be like a regular whey protein shake… it’s more chalky and grainy in texture given that it’s hemp based with *loads* of extras packed in to it!
Nice job on the new flavour option :)
Review by: Kate on Thu, Feb 29, 2024 8:57 PM
Actually tastes pretty amazing and fills me up when I can't eat. Grounding down the nibs was a great decision as that was the only major downside to the banana one I've bought before and never finished because it was impossible to drink with the nibs getting stuck in my throat. Three scoops with milk and a quick blast in a smoothie blender is perfect, fills me right up for at least a few hours.

The price could be a little more reasonable, but all things considered it's not too bad and is still worth it. If it were more reasonable I'd probably buy a lot more and stock up on it as it would make a great TEOTWAWKI supply.
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Jan 30, 2024 1:31 PM
It's grainy and a bit too sweet. Maybe the 5th time I had this it rinsed me out both ends. Just tried it again and thew it up 4 hrs after drinking. Will not be finishing the packet.
Review by: Holly on Tue, Jan 16, 2024 4:40 PM
Goes great with a handful of mixed nuts to fill me up for quick lunch on the go
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Dec 25, 2023 4:23 PM
Totally enjoying this product, tastes great and perfect top up with my light meals
Review by: Anonymous on Sun, Dec 10, 2023 5:06 PM
the flavour is good. there were some comments in the reviews about the nibs being too coarse but that seems to have been fixed. I dissolve the powder in boiling water and then add cold water and ice to chill it before drinking. I mix with 350mL of water in total and it seems good.
Review by: Dave on Mon, Nov 20, 2023 10:21 PM
Taste is okay-ish when you use a lot more water then recommended (700ml). Also the powder isn´t dissolving completely.
Review by: Simon on Tue, Oct 10, 2023 4:26 PM
Taste is good and keep me full for a long time.
The only disadvantage is the only 1 taste.
I would be happy for a neutral like vanilla's that you can mix with fruit and berries.
Review by: Michael on Thu, Sep 28, 2023 6:05 PM
Grainy texture and strong artificial sweetener aftertaste. I much prefer the Qota/aussielent meal replacements as they feel less artificial even though they have a plainer taste. NZPROTEIN REPLY: as ours is a superfood blend it is more difficult than a milk and maltodextrin product. By comparison to that product ours has no maltodextrin (sugar), no milk, no soy, and no gluten.
Review by: Teddy on Thu, Sep 7, 2023 5:26 PM
I initially thought I missed the choc nibs from the old flavour but this variation has grown on me and I certainly haven't tired of it. If I take it around 7.30 after a workout it'll easily get me through to dinner. Great stuff.
Review by: Chris on Mon, Aug 28, 2023 4:02 PM
The cocao nibs are ground down in this batch and are eminently palatable. And the mix is not overly sweet, so it’s easy to drink. Does what it says on the tin – a useful addition to my diet.
Review by: Rex on Thu, Aug 3, 2023 9:10 PM
It does the job but Im not convinced about the flavour. Its not sure if it wants to be a banana flavour or a chocolate flavour. Shaker struggles to mix it but fine in the blender.
Review by: Terry on Wed, Aug 2, 2023 12:17 PM
blends quickly, quietens hunger when I don't feel like eating
Review by: steve on Tue, Aug 1, 2023 9:23 AM
I like it. It's a little bit grainy, but not enough to be a real texture issue for me. Glad I seem to have got in after they ground down they nibs.

Good flavour, stops me from crashing an hour into work, and sees me through until lunch time.

The directions call for three heaped scoops. I've been mixing three level scoops into about 450ml of cold tap water. I don't feel the need to add anything to it.

It also in my experience is easier to clean off your shaker than protein products were back when I used them.
Review by: River on Mon, Jul 17, 2023 12:10 PM
Was sceptical from the mixed range of reviews but it looked like the best option on the market so I went through with it. The flavour is great for what is packed into the product nutritionally, slightly grainy which I personally don't mind, it reminds me of a nutty smoothie from Tank. I only used shakers and it didn't have any clumps but a blender would probably be better for reducing the graininess if that ain't you. Highly recommended.
Review by: Rob on Wed, Jul 5, 2023 2:40 PM
Love that the nibs are now ground down, I’m no longer afraid I’m going to break a tooth!
Review by: Anonymous on Sun, Jul 2, 2023 6:58 AM
Had read the reviews previously before purchasing a sample to try…but in contrast, I can’t really fault this. For everything that’s been packed into the product, I think the flavour balance is great. Not sweet, nor bitter. I had the reformulated batch so the nibs had been ground down. Found it pleasant and filling :)
Review by: Kate on Thu, Jun 15, 2023 3:56 PM
Fulfills my particular nutrition requirements, tastes good (another brand I used tasted like chemicals!), I like the crunchy nibs (If you want them softer, just leave the drink standing for a while).
Review by: David on Mon, Jun 5, 2023 12:25 PM
Honestly I think the nutrition is a good mix. I like the choice of ingredients, I like that I'm not allergic to anything in it. I like the banana powder from a nutritional standpoint. But those chocolate nibs are brutal. They make sense from a nutritional standpoint. But it seems that the manufacturer threw in factory mass produced chocolate nibs without adjusting them for the end product. It would be fine if they were smaller. I bought this product because I had a lot of deadlines coming up and needed a meal replacement. But then I got covid and during my recovery my throat is so sensitive I can't eat solid food. I can't consume this product at the moment because the chocolate nibs are so huge that even when I chew them I can't swallow them without coughing up a lung. I am going to need to buy a different meal replacement to consume until I recover. The chocolate nibs are a good nutritional choice but they need to be a lot smaller.
And it would be great to have different flavours. With the banana powder it makes sense that they'll all be banana themed. But something like powdered peanut butter would be a good addition. Or if you're going for low allergy, powdered sunflower seed butter. Banana cookies and cream. There are a ton of banana desserts to choose from when it comes to flavours, just as a brainstorm suggestion.
Review by: Anne on Fri, Jun 2, 2023 12:45 PM
Odd taste, very gritty even when shaken for a long time.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Jun 1, 2023 12:15 PM
Has some great nutrients, and does fill me up okay, but I can't get past the flavour. Not my cup tea! The banana flavour is very strong and sweet
Review by: Hannah on Wed, May 24, 2023 1:06 PM
I love this meal replacement, I also add favs bean protein powder to it… yum!
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, May 19, 2023 1:25 PM
I appreciate that all palates are different, so some might enjoy this meal replacement, but I do not. It has a strong over sweet aftertaste and the chocolate chips don't go down very well. When a new flavor is available I'll def give it a try.
Review by: Marc on Tue, May 16, 2023 12:26 PM
I ordered 2 Banana and Chocolate Nib sample packets, I tried one mixed with almond milk and one with water both. I found the banana flavour to be pleasant and the shake does fill me up. But as almost every other review states the chocolate nibs are a struggle. They are very bitter and unpleasant tasting.
I do look forward to trying different flavours and would definitely consider buying a banana flavoured shake if the cacao nibs were not present.
Review by: Sean on Fri, May 12, 2023 1:42 PM
Good quality shake with great nutritional value. However, the chocolate bits are not my favourite and make it a bit annoying to clean my shaker.
Please add other flavours again!! The Toffee flavour was a really good one!!
Review by: David on Mon, May 1, 2023 12:14 PM
Hard to drink the choc chips, would prefer if just banana. Keeps me full for 3/4 hours
Review by: Anonymous on Sat, Apr 15, 2023 8:30 PM
I have been adding this to my soaked overnight oats and it tastes delicious, I have just added water in a shaker bottle but prefer it with oats and soaked as the coco nibs soften.
Review by: Katie on Sun, Apr 9, 2023 7:23 AM
Since I can't get myself to eat a proper breakfast early in the morning, I was looking for a liquid alternative. I have been using this meal replacement for a couple of weeks now and I'm absolutely loving it!!!

The ingredients are fantastic. The nutritional value is a lot better than any of the alternatives that I have been trying, and it keeps me full for quite a while.

I'm mixing it with milk and a strong shot of coffee and love the flavour. The chocolate nips would've been quite a surprise if I wouldn't have known about it from earlier reviews. Now I really like them. Wouldn't change a thing!
Review by: Nick on Fri, Apr 7, 2023 5:45 PM
Both super sour and bitter at the same time. I really wanted to like it, but it was like battery acid with floaty chunks of super bitter cacao. Tried different concentrations, tried letting it sit in the fridge. Just had to tip it all out in the end.
Review by: James on Wed, Apr 5, 2023 1:42 PM
Excellent product but the chunks of cocoa nib are a bit hard to get down the throat. Easily solved by adding half the water and blending it. Works great when used as a smoothie filler
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Mar 23, 2023 4:50 PM
well i gotta say i actually really like this meal replacement shake .. i especially love the little bits of nibs .. im replacing breakfast with this and it keeps me full right upto my next meal .. good stuff nz protein 😁😁
Review by: becka on Thu, Mar 16, 2023 7:19 AM
Flavour is quite disappointing
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Mar 15, 2023 1:26 PM
The banana choc nibs flavour is not very nice. I struggle to drink it. Gutted I bought 2 packs :(. NZPROTEIN REPLY: we're sorry you're not enjoying it. This product is a superfood mix with heaps of good ingredients. However, superfood mixes don't generally taste as good as milk based mixes (per our description on the product page).
Review by: Nicole on Tue, Mar 14, 2023 1:08 PM
It's a great meal replacement shake! Covers all the nutrients your body needs. I dont feel hungry for a couple hours. Great.
Only 4 stars and not 5 because I am not the biggest fan of this flavour. Please add other flavours back to your product range!
The Toffee flavour was great.
Review by: David on Fri, Feb 24, 2023 1:07 PM
Rating is for the product taste/blend. The Cacau nibs need to be blended properly. Nearly impossible to drink the shake, otherwise. Nutritional content is EXCELLENT…5-stars! And can we please bring back the “Toffee” flavour. It was a fantastic blend.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Dec 28, 2022 1:23 PM
Tastes better if made with only 250/300mls chilled water rather than the 500mls recommended. Blend on high speed to break those hard nibs down. I now love it!!!!!
Review by: Lorraine on Wed, Dec 7, 2022 7:00 PM
Pleasantly surprised at the taste, not bad at all!
My only comment would be that I agree with some other people about the cacao nibs. I appreciate their nutritional value but maybe cut down the amount in the formulation to 1/2 of what's currently in the powder.
Review by: Amanda on Fri, Nov 11, 2022 2:21 PM
Like most of the other reviews, the cocoa nibs are very off putting. I get that they are a super food, but it's very hard to get this drink down as is. The banana flavor is good, but I don't know anyone who wants to chew their drink. That being said, I now put it in the blender with a little water, and it's much more pleasent to drink. I just wish it would come with the cocoa nibs already crushed down, so I wouldn't have to go through the extra trouble to make it palatable.
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Oct 24, 2022 4:20 PM
The protein is nice and feels clean however the black bits that are meant to be some type of chocolate taste like dirt, it would be better if there weren't any of them in the powder but overall it was good.
Review by: Anonymous on Sat, Oct 22, 2022 8:45 PM
I like the taste of the drink but found it to sweet. Would be nice if it came with no sugar added
Review by: Gayle on Wed, Oct 12, 2022 6:07 PM
I have just had my first try of the meal replacement banana choc nib. The flavor is yum but found it way to sweet. Would be nice if you could get this without any sugar added.
Review by: Gayle on Sat, Oct 1, 2022 9:37 AM
The cacao nibs take a bit of getting used to but otherwise this shake is tasty and keeps you full up
Review by: Anonymous on Sun, Sep 25, 2022 10:44 PM
I have been purchasing your protein powders for well over a decade on and off now and have always enjoyed them. The only downfall to the flavour I purchased this time is that there are chocolate chips and the mixture which I don’t really like to chew on while eating a smoothie or just mixing this with milk. I usually purchase vanilla because it is an easy all-rounder to add with not much flavour change to fruit or other ingredients. But couldn’t find this option this time round
Review by: Louise on Sun, Sep 18, 2022 12:21 PM
Taste doesn't do it for me
Review by: kain on Tue, Sep 6, 2022 10:47 AM
I did not enjoy the taste of this one at all sorry! I’ve had a bunch of different products from you and loved them all, just not this one..
Taste aside, provided the energy needs required.
Review by: Nicole on Thu, Aug 11, 2022 5:29 PM
Well it is the best protein meal replacement except the carob needs to be ground because the nibs will break your tears. The best recipe is mix with some coconut milky and water. Add the collagen if you need it. Blend 1 scoop is enough for 1 cup easy.
Review by: Anonymous on Sat, Jun 18, 2022 1:33 PM
My brother recommended nzprotein to my mum and I and we both recently tried the banana choc nib flavoured meal replacement powder in some oat porridge with some plain coconut yoghurt, mixed berries, and some barista oat milk, and even with these other ingredients, we could still taste the banana and choc nibs flavour, and for us, when it comes to adding a protein powder or having a meal replacement powder in general, it has to be packed full of flavour, or else it just won't work for us long term.

Instead of using the protein powders and meal replacement powders in shakes, we instead use them mainly in our oat breakfasts and cereals, and it's honestly so good, not only as a flavour enhancer to the meal, but to get in that extra protein to feel fuller for longer, and eat less, as a result.
Review by: Jordan on Wed, Jun 15, 2022 12:52 PM
Really nice to have a vegan protein option - and you don't have to separately buy soy/other milks for the carb component. Tastes surprisingly good, goes down easily.
Review by: Torrance on Fri, Jun 10, 2022 8:29 PM
Mine just arrived and I love it! I also live rurally and shipping was extremely fast. Tastes just like a banana milkshake, I enjoy cacao too so I like the extra little crunch to it. I’d recommend mixing it with almond milk or oat milk. First time purchasing from NZ protein too so I’ll definitely be a repeating customer
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Jun 2, 2022 11:44 AM
Great mixability, taste and satiety, my only gripe is the cacao nibs shouldn't have been added. Not a fan of chewing my protein shakes :)
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, May 30, 2022 6:28 PM
Really happy with this product. Found it easy to mix, isn't overly grainy, and the flavour is exactly what you'd expect given the ingredients. I personally like the flavour and crunch of the nibs. I feel like anyone who is disappointed with this product is expecting it to be like the other types that have 20+ ingredients in them to make them taste like milkshakes. Sure, those are tasty, but this one is way less processed and better for your gut in the long run.
Review by: Natalie on Tue, Apr 26, 2022 9:59 AM
By far the most filling meal replacement shake I have ever had and tastes so good too. Love it!
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Apr 25, 2022 1:40 PM
Toffee flavour is horrible!

Would love another flavour option for sure as i do like the banana/cacao option though :)
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Apr 13, 2022 2:56 PM
I love the banana flavour and enjoy the crunch of the cacao nibs. Great to keep a portion on hand, with milk powder added then ready just to mix with water anywhere any time. My fussy daughter loved it too.
Will definitely be buying again.
Review by: Sarah on Sat, Apr 9, 2022 8:20 AM
Great product, really happy. Enjoy the crunch of cacao.
Would love there to be no scoop in bags though.
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, Apr 1, 2022 12:41 PM
I would avoid this product. Very average taste, doesn't dissolve well and you'll choke on a layer of random peanut chunks that float on the top every time you take a sip. NZPROTEIN REPLY: we're sorry you don't like the taste, it is plant based. The chunks are cacao nibs - there are no peanuts.
Review by: david on Mon, Mar 28, 2022 1:51 PM
Must be blended into a smoothie. Too gritty just mixed into water. Blended with a banana, berries and whatever else it makes for a great quick and easy meal replacement.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Mar 24, 2022 8:47 PM
Banana / cacao flavour is great, love the cacao crunch factor, real ingredients and mixes fine in their hand shaker - I'm using it functionally, I'm not after fine cuisine
Review by: Matt on Mon, Mar 14, 2022 10:01 PM
Excellent product. Perfect to replace a meal when your busy and keeps me satisfied and energised for a solid few hours. Definitely recommend it and will be buying it regularly from now on.
Review by: Jacob on Thu, Feb 17, 2022 5:00 PM
Toffee flavour not the best unfortunately
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Feb 9, 2022 6:59 PM
Great replacement drink easy to make in my Vitamix
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, Jan 28, 2022 6:08 PM
It's filling and it has the nutritional value so its a 5 star for that.
Only problem is the Banana flavour doesn't taste too good in my opinion. Gotta scull it to get it down.
Thanks for the product though.
Review by: Mana on Mon, Jan 24, 2022 3:55 PM
Sorry Toffee favour is gross, I would rather have the other favour
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Jan 20, 2022 2:12 PM
I wasn't so keen on it. Took aged to shake up and it still had lumps in it
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Jan 12, 2022 4:48 PM
Takes a while but you will get used to the taste. Need to try their new flavor.
Review by: Sunesh on Mon, Jan 3, 2022 12:19 PM
2nd order, very happy with this product and will continue to purchase. Highly recommended. NZ protein needs to get their act together and offer a few more flavours, that is my only complaint. NZPROTEIN REPLY: This product is very difficult to flavour and no other flavours work with this product currently. We have tried many...
Review by: glennrb on Fri, Dec 10, 2021 10:25 PM
Works well, feels great. Not keen on the wee nibs though...
Review by: Kevin on Tue, Dec 7, 2021 3:48 PM
Great tasting, and keeps you full throughout the day
Review by: EJ on Mon, Dec 6, 2021 3:55 AM
I emailed you on your product there was no reply so service is nil. The product put weight on me instead of shedding it.
It seemed healthy produc t but the GI is useless and no reply on the query.
Useless and waste of money product.. I found a better one that doesn't put weight on that I can fast with. NZPROTEIN REPLY: sorry that it may not be for everyone. We do our best.
Review by: Michelle on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 1:26 PM
I was reluctant to try this given some negative reviews. However after trying it l really can't understand what the fuse is all about. Blends easily, (in a nutri bullet) taste better than ok, but the main advantage is the natural formula. I would recommend it as a meal on the go. I could understand that mixed with water in a hand shaker results would not be great. It also loses a star due there is no choice in flavours.
Review by: GB on Tue, Nov 16, 2021 5:31 PM
Lovely taste. And filling
Review by: Leah on Thu, Oct 28, 2021 6:54 AM
Yuck
Review by: Jadana on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 1:10 AM
Tastes better than I expected and keeps the hunger pangs away all afternoon at work. Great product.
Review by: Paul on Mon, Oct 25, 2021 9:02 AM
I like this, it's filling enough that I can successfully replace lunch at work without feeling too hard done by. I'm not 100% sold on the flavour though so dropped a star. It's drinkable but not something I would actively choose
It would be awesome to have a selection of flavours in this range so I could cycle through them, at the moment I feel like by the end of the bag I'm never going to want to see another green banana as long as I live ;-)
Review by: Nick on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 12:43 PM
I really didn’t enjoy the choc chips in the protein shake, don’t taste like chocolate at all and they’re so hard…. They ruined the whole shake for me. NZPROTEIN REPLY: they're cacao nibs. They're a superfood but are bitter by nature.
Review by: Kaela on Thu, Oct 14, 2021 9:19 AM
Product tastes pretty average but is very filling and helps me on night shift stops me from massively over eating
Review by: Phillip on Mon, Oct 11, 2021 1:21 AM
LOVE THIS COMPANY!!!! Always professional with the best products and free gifts :). I only buy from this company as I think you have the best flavour profiles. Unfortunately I wasn't a big fan of this specific product and the flavour. Excellent product as always just found that the taste it left in my mouth wasn't great. I decided to go back to my whey protein. Anyways...I'll keep on testing new products and love the work you are doing. Keep it up.
Review by: Dr. on Wed, Oct 6, 2021 1:30 PM
Great taste and a superior meal replacement whether you are in a rush or simply want a quick fix. A must for all the plant based individuals.
Review by: Anuresh on Tue, Oct 5, 2021 4:14 AM
Great protein, good flavour and mixes wel to give a good texture in a smoothie. Doesn’t leave a grainy after taste like others can
Review by: PJ on Sun, Oct 3, 2021 2:18 PM
Surprisingly yum! The banana taste is quite subtle and natural, and I actually really like the crunch of the cacao nibs - kinda like eating sprinkles. It's definitely a thumbs up so far.
Review by: Dana on Sat, Oct 2, 2021 4:03 PM
Have been having this for breakfast for months as "nutritional insurance". Great flavour and everything you need!
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Sep 29, 2021 7:34 PM
Very nice flavor and not artificially sweet like others I have tried. Blends very well and does not end up grainy. Will definitely purchase more.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Sep 29, 2021 3:04 AM
Easy to mix and nice flavour! Great for a quick meal.
Review by: Mark on Mon, Sep 13, 2021 10:26 AM
Firstly just love Nzprotein. Love to you guys. At a crossroads with this product. Can you make a chocolate flavour as well?
Review by: Sunesh on Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:55 AM
I've been struggling to eat enough due to new medication suppressing my appetite, and a lot of the common meal replacements aren't vegan, so finding this has been really helpful for me! It's pretty tasty and has a good range of stuff in it which helps me get what I need
Review by: Izzie on Wed, Sep 8, 2021 5:53 PM
❤️ First time trying this product and I was blown away from the flavour 😊🙏 And I love th@ I could mix this with the other products such as the double choc faba beans protein and the Super Greens powder, SO good... 🤤 I made it a feast! 😈
Review by: Vance on Tue, Sep 7, 2021 6:45 AM
Love this product! I drink it every work day for breakfast straight after my 7.5km run to work and keeps me full until lunchtime. I also run home so it’s fair to say I’m not a light eater either.

Super convenient to keep in the locker at work and is the easiest way to get a super healthy breakfast in if you’re time poor (start work at 7am so no time to muck around with making a blender smoothie after the run).

I mix the NZ protein green super blend product in (just pour it straight into the bag and shake to mix the powders) have actually found it improves the flavour and makes it that much more nutritious and is a super convenient way to supplement my green veggie intake.

As a vegan the ingredients are ideal with the hemp protein and LSA providing essential fatty acids I would usually get by supplementing my shakes with linseed oil in absence of fish in my diet.

If convenience and nutrition trump taste this is definitely the product for you. If you’re looking for low quality but tasty I suggest another brand.
Review by: Cam on Fri, Sep 3, 2021 6:41 PM
This is my second order, after reading the other reviews I have to say the cacao nibs are the best bit about the shake. Love chewing them! The banana flavour is subtle. Filling but good on the gut.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Sep 1, 2021 8:59 PM
Overnight delivery - super quick. Expected to be ready to add something to this to improve the taste but I love it just with water! Will be my new go-to and will be ordering again :)
Review by: Rebecca on Wed, Aug 25, 2021 10:55 AM
Great health benefits of this shake! And no upset stomach! Taste can improve, though. The chocolate nibs need to be grounded so it doesn’t get stuck in the throat. Plus, this needs to show health star rating, which would be ideal.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Aug 11, 2021 8:20 AM
I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty these meal replacements are. I am allergic to animal milks and so I need to carefully select anything that I ingest. I have tried brands across the pricing spectrum and this by far is the best, and is a very cost effective option. There's no weird texture or after taste, it's just yummy. Shipping is lightning speed too. I ordered it on my lunch break one day and the next day when I got home it had arrived. I highly recommend this product.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 10:57 PM
Been using the shake for a few weeks now, replacing one meal per day. Sufficient as a meal replacement. I like the vanilla flavour, but the chocolate nibs not really that great. (swallow it without chewing is the best option). I would love the shake without the nibs or even a chocolate shake but it does what I bought it for, so happy with the product.
Review by: Rene on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 11:13 AM
Had to get used to the taste at first but love it now. Fills me up at breakfast. Great value at this price.
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 6:52 AM
The taste is good and the consistency too.
The only thing that really is bad is the chocolate ships.
When drinking from a bottle they can get stuck and is very unpleasant to drink and stop to bit them.
Please jus add Choco powder and remove the chips.

Keep the good work.
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Jun 21, 2021 2:52 PM
Excellent product, very nice tasting, easy to digest, doesn’t give you gas. I really like the cacao nibs they make this product something special and I look forward to the shake because of this great little ingredient. I will definitely buy this again.
Review by: William on Sat, May 8, 2021 6:06 PM
I have tried so many protein/meal replacement shakes and they are grainy and disgusting and I give up on them. This one is genuinely nice! It's a vegan protein miracle!
Review by: Kylie on Wed, Apr 7, 2021 12:37 PM
Really not my thing. I retried a number of times, mixing it with other stuff but I cannot appreciate it. I could force myself past the banana-ish flavour but I dislike the cacao nibs. I tried to pass on to friends but haven't found any of them keen to accept the free offer I'm willing to make them, so I'm afraid I'll have to cut my losses on this purchase. I do love other NZ Protein products but not this one. I would probably try again if unflavoured and without those nibs.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Apr 7, 2021 11:31 AM
Don't waste your money, extremly disappointed. The only reason I gave a 2 and not a 1 was the banana flavour when you can taste it is actually nice but the nibs completely ruin it and make it inedible for me without gagging on the flavour. I tried to sieve out the nibs but it managed to make the nib flavour more potent unfortunately. Take out the nibs and I would purchase again though. NZPROTEIN REPLY: cacao nibs are a bit bitter but are a superfood!
Review by: Amiee on Mon, Mar 29, 2021 8:14 AM
It is a satisfying meal replacement. Mixes well in a shaker. I like the banana flavour and the crunch of the cacoa nibs.
5 stars from me.
Review by: Ingrid on Thu, Mar 25, 2021 6:26 AM
Not bad. It's filling, tasty, everything it needs to be. The banana nibs aren't my favourite, though - I'd have left those out or blended them up (though you can still do that yourself).
Review by: Nathan on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 9:48 AM
Great product, would like to see some variety in flavors
Review by: Johan on Sat, Feb 20, 2021 8:22 AM
What attracted me to this product was the quality ingredients and amount of Protein per serve.

I like to have this most mornings along with Eggs on toast, I add half a banana and it tastes superb.

Keeps me full for longer and a great kick start to by day.

Highly recommend !!!
Review by: Richard on Wed, Feb 3, 2021 9:28 PM
I like the flavor and the meal replacement don't make me feel too hungry during the day. I would like to see other flavors though. I did find really nice to receive an hand written thank you note with the parcel.
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Feb 1, 2021 7:21 PM
I have been using your protein powder for a few years now and had never tired the meal replacement before. I was looking for something for when you are busy and on the go and reach that 'I am starving but there's nothing healthy to eat' scenario. And..... this product hits that spot perfectly. I dont know if it is coincidence or not but I had a shake for supper and the next morning my 5.30am workout I was on point and had a lot more energy. This shake tastes nice, fills a gap and mixes well with oats in blender etc ...
Very happy customer
Review by: Craig on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 7:36 AM
Not too bad
Review by: Azza on Fri, Jan 22, 2021 5:50 PM
Due to finding out that I have become lactose and gluten intolerant and a result of pancreatic cancer I need a breakfast replacement. Mixed with fruit in a smoothie works
Review by: Geoffrey on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 6:57 AM
Tastes pretty good and is filling. If I could change anything it would be the packaging, it's a bit of a messy job getting the powder out, especially when it's running low, and it would be great if it was able to be recycled here, or else was biodegradable.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Dec 24, 2020 6:58 AM
Initially thought the flavour was average. 3 heaped with water. Next day tried it with milk, some frozen berries, and a vitamin C tablet, no issues at all. Only 4 stars as I agree with other posts, could be more flavours.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Dec 16, 2020 7:34 AM
I was a little hesitant about the flavour as I don’t particularly like banana flavoured things but it’s actually really nice! I like the cacao nibs, the variety in texture is nice. I hope they are able to add other flavours to the range soon. I will still buy this one as well but it would be nice to mix it up sometimes. The powder mixes well in a regular shaker. I do wish it was a little thicker but also appreciate that it’s not full of fillers to achieve that.
Review by: Kez on Fri, Dec 4, 2020 7:26 AM
It pains me to write this as I love your protein powders, but this Meal Replacement Shake is hideous!!! The cacao nibs are disgusting, and about an hour after I drank it, I threw it up :-( I wasn't ill in any other way, once my body purged it I was fine. I am so disappointed, as it worked out a lot cheaper than other MR shakes.
Review by: Stacey on Wed, Dec 2, 2020 6:06 AM
I found the meal replacement great, my only concern is that it only comes in 1 flavour. Please give us additional flavors as this stuff is great. Would certainly recommend to my friends if the flavour range was larger.
Review by: Helen on Thu, Nov 19, 2020 8:25 AM
Great stuff.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Oct 1, 2020 8:44 PM
A protein boost with nutrients. This is ideal. I have one a day. It ya Tate’s awesome as well.
Review by: gary on Thu, Sep 3, 2020 1:07 PM
Great meal replacement for me being lactose intolerant. I’ve never been able to stomach pea protein and I have had no issues with this. Taste is pretty good, the only downside is that I’m not a huge fan of the Cacao nibs. Would recommend anyway.
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Sep 1, 2020 7:50 AM
Easy on the guts (I have IBS so it can be hard to find food that is OK), made from real food, filling and tasty (even though I don't like bananas). I find the cacao nibs a bit bitter but overall a great product
Review by: Julia on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:26 AM
+2 stars for nice taste
-1 star for cacao nibs—not sure about them and they don’t really add flavour
-1 star because it turns out very watery when mixed with water (surprise, surprise!)—kinda wish it had thickened up after leaving it overnight in the fridge, but it was the same.
-1 star for not having any other flavours to try!

Will try with milk instead or maybe blended with ice and other fruit, but if it doesn’t work out after this packet, probably will look elsewhere.
Review by: Tessa on Mon, Aug 3, 2020 2:12 PM
I am blown away by this product. It tastes incredible. I could drink this all day. Love it !
Review by: gary on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 7:54 AM
Personally I really hate flavour of vegan protein powders. So I was sceptical. However I need a simple replacement that is lower in carbs and also fats ( pancreas malfunction). This ticked all the boxes. Really, really filling, amazing flavour and texture :)
Review by: Linda on Fri, Jul 3, 2020 2:28 PM
Great meal replacement, I like the crunchy nibs, fills me up for a good 2-3 hours at lunch until my next snack. Would love to see more flavours
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 1:13 PM
This shake is amazing - flavour is just right and full of goodness will definitely be buying again once in stock.
Review by: Natalie on Tue, May 5, 2020 1:27 PM
My favourite product so far - this is yum and filling, have it for breakfast each day.
Review by: Anna on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 6:33 AM
I have struggled to find a protein that I can enjoy as well as consuming multiple healthy nutrients, in a protein shake! I struggle with IBS and am dairy intolerant, this protein only made me feel better, more active and alive ! Flavour is great ! Also works well as an ice cream with frozen bananas. Would highly recommend! Please bring out more flavours ! NZPROTEIN REPLY: thank you! We'll consider more flavours in future if demand grows. Note that due to the superfoods in this product the flavours don't all work and can be a bit limited.
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 4:42 PM
I like the cacao in it and grain texture. I prefer a ripe tasting banana to the green banana. I found the green taste rather strong. Excellent communication and quick delivery! Especially to rural address.
Review by: Gemma on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 12:27 PM
I really like the taste, some may be put off by the texture (crunchy bits), but on the whole I was impressed.
Review by: Rob on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 9:30 AM
Fantastic !
Tried out this new product for breakfast, it tastes wonderful.
I was never keen on breakfast, but now look forward to my next morning shake !
Also, I only felt like eating something 4 hours after my shake, really fueled me up.
Hope this gets popular and there may be more flavor to choose
Review by: Sean on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 3:58 PM
I look forward to a shake after gym time ??
Review by: Renee on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 10:07 AM

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Banana Choc Nib

Serving size: 50g (3 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 20

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 861kJ 1722kJ
Calories 205 411
Protein 21g 42g
Fat - total 8.4g 16.9g
       - Saturated 2.4g 4.8g
       - Essential Fatty Acids 5.3g 9.6g
Carbohydrate 13.6g 27.2g
       - Sugars 1.9g 3.8g
       - Fibre 4.8g 9.6g
Sodium 141mg 283mg
Potassium 557mg 1114mg
Vitamin A 180ug 360ug
Vitamin C 10mg 20mg
Vitamin D 2.5ug 5ug
Vitamin E 2.6mg 5.1mg
Vitamin B6 0.31mg 0.62mg
Vitamin B12 0.5ug 1ug
Thiamin 0.25mg 0.5mg
Riboflavin 0.5mg 1mg
Niacin 2.5mg 5mg
Folate 50ug 100ug
Calcium 135mg 270mg
Iodine 40ug 80ug
Iron 5.5mg 11mg
Magnesium 60mg 120mg
Phosphorus 225mg 450mg
Zinc 2.2mg 4.3mg

Ingredients: Organic Hemp Protein, Cacao Powder, Green Banana Powder, Modified Tapioca Starch, LSA (Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds), Vitamin Blend, Flavour, Salt, Sweetener (Sucralose).
Contains tree nuts. May contain gluten.

Raspberry Cacao

Serving size: 50g (3 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 20

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 861kJ 1722kJ
Calories 205 411
Protein 21g 42g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 8.4g 16.9g
       - Saturated 2.4g 4.8g
       - Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) 5.3g 9.6g
Carbohydrate 13.6g 27.2g
       - Sugars 1.9g 3.8g
       - Fibre 4.8g 9.6g
Sodium 141mg 283mg
Potassium 557mg 1114mg
Vitamin A 180ug 360ug
Vitamin C 10mg 20mg
Vitamin D 2.5ug 5ug
Vitamin E 2.6mg 5.1mg
Vitamin B6 0.31mg 0.62mg
Vitamin B12 0.5ug 1ug
Thiamin 0.25mg 0.5mg
Riboflavin 0.5mg 1mg
Niacin 2.5mg 5mg
Folate 50ug 100ug
Calcium 135mg 270mg
Iodine 40ug 80ug
Iron 5.5mg 11mg
Magnesium 60mg 120mg
Phosphorus 225mg 450mg
Zinc 2.2mg 4.3mg

Ingredients: Organic Hemp Protein, Cacao Powder, Green Banana Powder, Modified Tapioca Starch, LSA (Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds), Vitamin Blend, Flavour, Salt, Sweetener (Sucralose).
Contains tree nuts. May contain gluten.

Typical Amino Acid Profile

(mg per serving)

Branched chain aminio acids:
Isoleucine 710
Leucine 1180
Valine 880
Other essential aminio acids:
Lysine 620
Methionine 450
Phenylalanine 800
Threonine 620
Alanine 740
Aspartic Acid 250
Non essential aminio acids:
Histidine 510
Arganine 2420
Cysteine/Cystine 250
Glutamic Acid 3190
Glycine 770
Proline 600
Serine 920
Tyrosine 610
Hydroxyproline <50
Ornithine <50
Taurine 240mg

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