After hearing about the dōTERRA Slim&Sassy Trim shakes we stumbled around the interwebs for a bit before how exactly to spell the product and where to get their shake. But we’ve accomplished it and here are our thoughts:
We were pleasantly surprised by the $50 price on the tubs until it was delivered in the mail and we realized that the $50 is for 20 servings. That puts your cost per shake at pretty close to 2.65 per meal. It’s not the worst we’ve seen, but it’s certainly not the best.
doTERRA does use EssentraTrim as a hunger blocker. It’s a patented extract from the ashwagandha (that’s a fun word to say) plant, and for the most part it worked for an hour or two. Unfortunately it wasn’t the lasting full that we were hoping for as most people began craving snacks only an hour or two after drinking the shake. The EssentraTrim studies are hard to come by and we couldn’t find any third party support for it. Many of us needed an extra boost to get us to the next meal.
doTERRA does absolutely awesome on nutrition. With 33% of your daily intake of 20 vitamins and minerals, 125 calories, and only 0.3 grams of sugar per serving you are really getting a great meal replacement for your buck. 7 Grams of carbs is also pretty good considering that it mainly comes from Fiber. 16 Grams of protein is another plus.
Bland and mineral-ish is the best way to describe these shakes. We tried the chocolate flavor and most people weren’t happy with the taste. We got through it alright, but the thought of drinking it day in and day out for weeks on end was a really unappealing thought. You’re definitely going to have to spice this shake up with some healthy additions like Greek Yogurt or Fruit, but careful to keep the calories low.