Previously, I told you about the ViSalus Vi Shape supplement that seems to be all the rage in some areas. Now I want to tell you how The ViSalus shake tastes – at least how it tasted to me. I think this is good to know because taste is probably the most important factor – next to being healthy – that determines if you will stick with a weight loss shake or not.
In case you missed it here is my review of the ViSalus shake so be sure to read this also so you have a better idea of what's in this weight loss shake.
I tasted the Body By Vi shake both with 8 oz of 1% milk and 8 oz of cold water, just as it says to do on the package.
When I mixed it with milk, the Body By Vi shake tasted good and was somewhat creamy. I didn’t notice any after taste.
Some residual powder was at the bottom of the glass after I was finished drinking it and some floated on the top of the milk. The same thing happened when I used water. This is probably because I mixed it in a glass by hand and did not use a blender. Overall this was not a big deal to me.
When mixing Vi Shape with water, the shake was less creamy but still didn’t taste bad and there was no aftertaste. Vi Shape definitely tasted better than my taste test of Shakeology.
I think where both recipes of the BodybyVi shakes feel short is that neither made me feel full. I say this even after drinking both of the Body by Vi shakes (milk and water version) within minutes of each of each other.
That meant I drank a total of about 16 ounces of fluid (8 oz water, 8 oz milk) and about 34 grams of protein (each body by Vi pack had 12 g protein and the milk had about 10 g). I also didn’t feel like I had any more energy after drinking the Vi shakes either.
I drank both Visalus shakes for breakfast. Conversely when I make my own homemade shake, I don’t feel hungry and feel full for several hours.
I'm not sure why my homemade smoothie made me feel better and have more energy than the Vi Shape.
While I am only speculating, this may be because my homemade shake had more fruit – and carbs.
Carbohydrates not only can raise blood sugar but they also help us absorb the amino acids of protein. The protein and fiber in my homemade smoothie may have stabilized my blood sugar also, preventing a hypoglycemia reaction which might happen after ingestion of carbs.
My smoothie also had more volume than the ViSalus shake. Foods that have more volume tend to make people feel fuller longer. This may have also helped.
On the down side my homemade smoothie has a little more calories than Vi Shape. Depending on how I make it, my smoothie may have about 200-300 calories, and maybe a little more than this too. That’s over 100 more calories than ViSalus.
Here's the Vi Shake on Amazon if you want to see what others are saying.
What do you think?
Hi everyone! Full disclosure, I am a Promoter and Client of ViSalus. Have been since March 2011. For Rose:
Many people, especially women, develop lactose intolerance. The first week or so some gas and bloating is to be expected. If it continues, try mixing the shake with almond, soy, rice or any lactose free milk. This usually helps the gastrointestinal issues. As far as feeling full, we add cold-milled ground flax seed. The added omega threes, fiber and protein are a welcome addition to any healthy eating plan. Hope this helps!
I just went to a BB Vi meeting today and seemed really good, but now im skeptical cause people say it doesn’t feel them up. I drink shakeology either for breakfast or lunch everyday (greenBerry with Almond choco milk or a cranberry juice) I feel full for hours and Im energized to the max. The thing is BB Vi is cheaper $99 vs 120. I wanna hear more.. how can you get it to replace that Meal and fill Full for 2-3 hours.
Jen Romiti says
In your Smoothie you added fruits…that is something that is done with Body By Vi on Regular basis. Without fruit or veggies…it is a Snack. As a meal, ad the fruit and veggies… you will experience the same effect as your smoothie. 🙂 Just my opinion…been there, done that. If you need a sample to try again, please let me know. 🙂
Add dry quick cook oats – about 1 cup to shake before blending in electric blender. It adds volume (although a bit gritty to drink) and keeps the hunger away for longer.
Hope this helps!
Marcy Heilman says
I have used Visalus in the past. For Rose…I used Unsweetened almond milk with mine. Seem to me since I have been getting older (LOL) I can’t handle milk as good as I used to. I use the unsweetened because the Visalus to me is really sweet tasting.
I’ve been drinking 2 visalus shakes a day for the past 3 days and find them delicious, BUT my stomach is very distended and I have a LOT of gas. Comments? advice?
you also can use yogurt, fruit, sugar free pudding, pb2 mixed in with the shake mix and milk… we use almond mix or soy milk. This of course will give your shake more substance. my favorites are choc pb and snickerdoodle with honey and cinn.
you also can use yogurt, fruit, sugar free pudding, pb2 mixed in with the shake mix and milk… we use almond mix or soy milk. This of course will give your shake more substance. my favorites are choc pb and snickerdoodle with honey and cinn
Im wondering if your smoothy was mixed by a blender since you added fruit? Of course there will be less volume in the Body by Vi shake if it’s not blended. I use this product and feel full with a lot of energy. I didn’t see how long you actually tried the product and wonder if you actually gave it ample time to get the full effect?
Hi Jo, I was only given a few samples to try so I used it only a couple of times. As for my smoothie, I used a blender called the Vitamix. I’ve made smoothies in other blenders and it mixed fine.
At least use a blender and about 6 ice cubes, if at all possible. Better yet, use the same frozen fruit that you use in your homemade smoothie, instead of the ice, and blend.