You know what I love? Simplicity. And fast food. When you’re on a low carb diet, those things are not really great options anymore, but if you shift your priorities a bit, you will find the simplicity and fast food you need in low carb shakes. Low carb shakes are so good for breakfast when you’re crabby and not in the mood to deal with cooking, or when you’re on the go at lunch. Keep a few in the fridge at work and at home, and you can avoid a big slip when you’re craving a quick meal and don’t want the hassle of cooking.
Not all low carb shakes are created equally, but there are a few that have shown themselves to be not only healthy, but also delicious. These top 5 low carb shakes are sure to please just about every palate, and they are all highly reviewed on Amazon. Between them all, you will certainly find one you like and enjoy drinking.
The Slim-Fast 3-2-1 shake has an average rating of four stars on Amazon, and at just over $1 per bottle, is a cost effective way to get a quick breakfast or low carb shake on the go. It is also eligible for Prime, so if you have that on your account, you get them shipped free!
Slim-Fast 3-2-1 low carb shakes are an awesome source of protein, with 20 grams of protein per shake, and a mere 2 grams of net carbs. This is a perfect solution for a low carb breakfast when you’re tired of eggs. The bottle is resealable too, so you can put it away and have it for small snacks throughout the day.
The AdvantEdge Carb Control chocolate shake also has a cool four-star rating on Amazon, with one reviewer comparing the taste to Yoo-Hoo, the chocolately drink many of us grew up loving.
Available in chocolate fudge, strawberry cream, French vanilla, rich dark chocolate and cafe caramel, these low carb shakes are as tasty as they are healthy. Coming in at slightly less protein than Slim-Fast, with 17 grams, AdvantEdge low carb shakes have just 2 grams of carbs per shake. They cost nearly $1.75 per shake, but are also available for free shipping with Prime.
The ExtendShake is the only shake in this list with a perfect five-star rating on Amazon. Perhaps what is most impressive about this low carb shake is that it has been clinically proven to control blood sugar for nine hours – that’s a great deal!
At $1.56 per shake, ExtendShakes are also available for Subscribe & Save, which brings the cost per shake to $1.33. It is also available for free Prime shipping. ExtendShake low carb shakes have two grams of carbs and 15 grams of protein, putting them on par with the other shakes in this list.
The Atkins Ready To Drink Shake is probably the most popular, judging by the number of reviews. At an average 3.5 star rating on Amazon, it is above average and a little more costly than the other low carb shakes on this page. With a cost of $3.27 per bottle, it is still much less expensive than many common American meals.
At a tiny one gram of carbs per shake, this is the big winner for ultra low carb diets. Like its competition, the Atkins Ready to Drink Shake has 15 grams of protein and, according to some reviews, a thick, creamy consistency.
Last on the list, but certainly not the least is the Labrada Nutrition Carb Watchers low carb shake which is, at least according to reviews, the number two shake on our list. Averaging 4.5 stars, the Labrada line of shakes is reported to be “one of the better tasting” shakes. With two delicious flavors, dutch chocolate ice cream and soft vanilla ice cream, these low carb shakes sound a lot more decadent and guilt-inducing than they really are.
Unlike the other low carb shakes in this list, the Labrada shakes are in powdered packets, so you can store them in your purse, lunch box or glove box to have with you whenever you get hungry. They pack a huge protein punch too, at 42 grams, and the 12 grams of carbs are minimal when considered alongside all of that protein.
These top five low carb shakes are all winners for low carb diets. From Atkins to diabetic dieters, everyone can find a shake variety to enjoy from this list.