Our Rating:
5.5/10

Ensure offers a line of nutritional shakes that help people lose or gain weight, replace nutrients, increase their daily protein, build muscle and/or recover from surgery. The Original Ensure Shake formula contains 9g of milk and soy proteins.

Nutrition Per Serving1

220

Calories

15g

Sugar

4.5mg

Cholesterol

6g

Fat

32g

Carbs

0g

Dietary Fiber

9g

Protein

$1.46

Price Per Serving1


Our Review

To help you to make a more informed decision.

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Calories 90 160 110 110 100
Soy Free Protein
Sugars 0g 1g 2g 0g 0g
No Artifical Sweeteners
Superfoods
Probiotics
Price Per Serving $2.43 $3.50 $2.55 $1.80 $1.95

Ensure Complete is a nutritional shake that is supposed to be, well, nutritional, so let’s take a look to see what we are actually getting in these.

13 grams of protein is decent…we do like to see more in shakes, but it is decent.  Unfortunately, this drink also contains 20grams of sugar.  Really!  20grams?  That’s incredibly high!  Studies have shown sugar causes weight gain rather than weight loss.  Looking at the ingredients label, this shake also contains artificial flavors and soy protein isolate.  As mentioned over and over again throughout our reviews, we dislike seeing artificial flavors and soy protein isolate in shakes, as they are both controversial and have been linked to a variety of health issues – it’s just better to avoid them both altogether!

This shake tasted pretty good, but with that much sugar in each serving, that is to be expected!  There is a good amount of vitamins and minerals in this product and maybe the sugar is covering up that taste, but we will definitely leave this drink behind and recommend something better!

1Nutritional information from https://ensure.com/nutrition-products/ensure-original/vanilla-shake. Price per serving calculated from a package price of $35.00 for 24 Vanilla Shakes. Accessed 8/2/19.