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Vita-Lanne Instant Meal Shake Chocolate

4.2 out of 5 (26)

Vita-Lanne Instant Meal Shake Chocolate

Item: SWU853

  • Delicious and nutritious chocolate flavored instant meal shake

  • 19 grams of protein per serving plus 5 grams of fiber

  • Mixes up easily and quickly with a surprisingly smooth texture

1 lb (454 grams) Pwdr

Sale Price $13.99
Regular $19.99
Retail $28.49
In Stock

"It tastes great, no grittiness. I start my day off with one of these shakes..." ~product review by Peepers

  • Delicious and nutritious chocolate flavored instant meal shake

  • 19 grams of protein per serving plus 5 grams of fiber

  • Mixes up easily and quickly with a surprisingly smooth texture

Jack LaLanne famously invented the original "Instant Breakfast" and coined the enduring name back in the 1950s. There was nothing like it at the time. It was truly a groundbreaking way to encourage a healthier breakfast instead of grabbing a cup of coffee and a donut on the way out the door. Today, Swanson Ultra® Vita-Lanne Instant Meal Shakes are destined to bring that same convenience—with modern nutritional technology—back into households around the world.

There have been so many advances in nutritional science since Jack's first "Instant Breakfast" hit the scene that his family decided now was the time to create a new, up-to-date formulation for today's world. First and foremost, the new formula contains no added refined sugars. These shakes are only sweetened with D-ribose, a touch of honey and Reb-A from stevia. The new formula also features four kinds of protein: whey protein isolate, pea protein isolate, white kidney bean and caseinate from milk. There are 18 vitamins and minerals, omega-3s from flax, five grams of fiber and 21 total antioxidants for immune system support.

With such healthy levels of protein, fiber, amino acids and other essential nutrients, Vita-Lanne Instant Meal Shakes are a great way to start your day, curb your mid-day cravings or supplement your evening meal when life gets too busy to eat the way you'd like. If you juice, like Jack did daily, Vita-Lanne Instant Meal Shakes are a great way to complement that practice and get the protein your body needs. Vita-Lanne Instant Meal Shakes truly are an amazing accomplishment in nutrition and convenience. We are proud to offer it to you.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Scoops (45 grams)

Servings Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 30  
Total Fat  3.5 grams 5%
Saturated Fat 0.5 grams 3%
Trans Fat 0 grams  
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 260 mg 11%
Potassium 300 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 15 grams 5%
Dietary Fiber 5 grams 20%
Sugars 6 grams  
Protein 19 grams  
Vitamin A   35%
Vitamin C   35%
Calcium   50%
Iron   90%
Vitamin D   35%
Vitamin E   35%
Thiamin   35%
Riboflavin   35%
Niacin   40%
Vitamin B6   35%
Folic Acid   40%
Vitamin B12   35%
Biotin   35%
Pantothenic Acid   35%
Phosphorus   50%
Iodine   40%
Magnesium   40%
Zinc   35%
Selenium   20%
Copper   60%
Manganese   15%
Chromium   2%
Molybdenum   70%
Chloride   2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65 grams 80 grams
Saturated Fat Less than 20 grams 25 grams
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400 mg 2,400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 grams 375 grams
Dietary Fiber   25 grams 30 grams

Calories per gram:

  • Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4

Ingredients: Protein blend [pea protein isolate, whey protein isolate (from milk), kidney bean extract], sunflower oil powder [sunflower oil, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate (milk), mono- and diglycerides, dipotassium phosphate, sodium silicoaluminate, tocopherols], d-ribose, inulin (agave and chicory), Dutch-processed cocoa, vitamin and mineral blend [dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ascorbic acid, d-tocopherol acetate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, reduced iron, copper gluconate, calcium d-pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin mononitrate, vitamin A acetate, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)], flaxseed meal powder, natural flavors, sodium chloride, soy lecithin, rebaudioside A (from stevia), cellulose gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan.

Suggested use: Mix two scoops (45 grams) in 8 ounces of milk or water once per day or as desired. Scoop included.

NOTE: Some settling may occur.

Vita-Lanne® is a registered trademark of BeFit Enterprises.

Shipping Weight

1.18 lbs

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great breakfast drink Great tasting, dissolves easily, really does provide total meal replacement. So convenient when I don't have time to prepare breakfast. May 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by energy gives me an energy boost. I use it as a quick lunch, so no hunger for several hours March 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Both the vanilla and chocolate shakes are the best I've tried as far as meal substitutes. Tasty and filling. March 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good meal replacement The taste is okay and it fills you up! February 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Protein meal Replacement Ever! I have had my share of meal replacement, The worst part is many taste like Cartboard! Not This! I love both the Vanilla & my favorite Chocolate... I digest it well & I feel good after giving my body what it wants, "Good nutrition"! I am almost out and need to reorder soon! I have both my Dad 90 yrs old & sister drinking this Protein & they love it too. January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This shake is excellent, with the fiber and nutrition in it, keeps you full. I make mine with coconut milk. Would highly recommend it! August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Over the years I have tried many protein drinks and never liked any of them. But, I love this stuff. I prefer the chocolate, but the vanilla is good too. It has been easy to mix and tastes good. I find it takes a while for me to have the full feeling from it, but it does come. I like the added nutrients and fiber. I have nothing bad to say about it at all. May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE this stuff! I highly recommend this for a quick on the go meal when you want to eat light, yet get top nutrition. I started buying it, and then my skeptical husband tried it and was hooked instantly. Now I think he uses more of it than I do. Love the chocolate. It's the best. This is a great product. Keep on making this product available at your great low prices, Swanson. April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Breakfast I make this meal shake with Silk Coconut/Almond Blend "Milk" which is 35 calories. A delicious satisfying low calorie breakfast. March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good stuff Come on folks! You know that meal replacement shakes are stinking expensive! Well I've been using this jack la lane stuff for a long time now, and it tastes great, doesn't have soy in it (really bad for you) and it's cheap, especially when it's on sale or clearance! Try it! you will like it! March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rich taste Many protein drinks just don't taste good. Not this one-it has a nice rich chocolate flavor. Like having desert, but no guilt! February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very happy with this! Let me preface this by saying I am fairly new to protein shakes. I have had them in the past and never found one I liked, due to texture. This one is great. The texture is a little gritty, but not bad. I mix it with coconut water and ice in my bullet blender and have a pseudo milk shake. It is sweet, but for me not bad, and I generally do not like sweet things. You could always cut it in different ways if it is too sweet. But for newbies to protein shakes, like me, this is definitely one to start out on! February 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by not that sweet I avoid sugar in almost everything. This is not too sweet for me at all January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 those who refuse 2 pay $4 a shake for Shakeololg If you hate the $4 a shake price for Shakeology, this is a great substitute. Shakeology is a great product, but not $130 a month great. This is an excellent value particularly if you can get it at in Clearance. It works out to less than a buck a shake, has well balanced nutrients, protein, Omega 3s etc. Taste seems to be too sweet for some reviewers because stevia tastes sweeter to some people than others, same with aftertaste. It is a quick nutritious meal disguised as a chocolate shake. I don't drink it for the taste but for the nutrition. I like the taste, but I would never mistake it for a real milkshake. January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It I've been looking for a replacement for Shakeology drink mix because it is too expensive but have not been able to find anything even close to the same level of nutrition. This Vita-Lanne meal replacement shake is the closest I've been able to find and it's inexpensive enough that I can add an Amazing Grass booster and get a nearly perfect start to my day for significantly less than before. Please start carrying a larger size and/or selling "refill" bags. I hate having to recycle so much plastic so often! November 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by not the best taste I was not a fan of this meal shake, really could not get use to the taste. November 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Meal Shake I have used many meal replacement shakes. I found his product to be too, too sweet, and I make it with water or skim milk. November 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Why would they ruin a really great product by putting aluminum in it. Label says sodium silicoaluminate. Check it out, it is aluminum. October 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NOT VEGETARIAN as indicated on product page Contains whey protein isolate and sodium caseinate, which are both MILK PRODUCTS. October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality, taste, value I have been searching for a replacement for the EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE protein powder I've been purchasing through an MLM for a couple of years. I love that product,but I just cannot afford it! When I saw this, I compared the ingredients and was shocked to see that at a very small fraction of the price, it was basically the same. In, fact, this one has a wider range of vitamins. As another reviewer noted, it's pretty sweet. But I add kefir to my shakes/smoothies and although I'm out at the moment, I think that plain kefir will cut the sweet on this shake. Love the ingredients, the price, and the fact that I think this will kickstart my weightloss of those summer "vacation" pounds. It is filling and sticks with you. Thanks, Swanson! I hope that it becomes available in a larger jar. October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vita-Lanne too sweet Tried the chocolate flavored Vita-Lanne drink mix. The quality ingredients are all there, the chocolate flavor is great, but this product is far too sweet. From the label it appears this drink mix is sweetened with stevia and it does have a stevia after-taste. Even mixing two scoops of drink mix in 16 oz. of milk as opposed to the 8 oz. recommended on the label it was still too sweet. Swanson should re-formulate this product to cut the sweetness. September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Remember Jack With Great Protein Drink! I trust Jack LaLanne and his family to provide a healthful protein and this protein mix doesn't disappoint. The protein source mix is an interesting variety and the taste is just great. Gotten a great price on the chocolate flavor variety while Swanson has a price reduction/overstock sale. Get chocolate while the price is low! Tastes great mixed in pineapple juice. September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAZING I have tried other protein powder drinks and have had a hard time with the grittiness and lack of flavor. THIS IS IT! The first one I have tried that I can mix with WATER. It is satisfying, low cal and nutrient dense. On the go, or when I don't want a heavy meal in the evening. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Tastes delicious...great value...perfect balance of protein, carbs, and fat. August 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dont buy if you dislike stevia I am one of those people who get an unpleasant aftertaste from artificial sweeteners. I was trying to find a high protein shake when I could not get my regular product.. Don't like the taste, and aftertaste, of this at all. August 20, 2014
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