Ready for yet another MLM meal replacement shake? We thought so! The dōTERRA Slim&Sassy Trim shakes have recently re-marketed their product by cutting everything in half saying you only need one scoop. It’s clever, because in order to lose weight, you need to cut calories, right?
Well, the problem is that you can’t really classify their shake as a meal replacement shake anymore. Here’s a quote from their website: Though the TrimShake can be used as a meal replacement, the serving size does not meet the minimum requirements for it to be called a meal replacement. This is primarily because one serving does not provide enough calories. If you take more than one scoop, then it could be used as a meal replacement.
Therefore, in order to classify the dōTERRA Slim&Sassy Trim shakes as meal replacements, we have to double everything on the label and make our evaluation reflect those numbers. Here’s our review based on the double scoop:
The $52.67 price per tub was good, but since we have to take double scoops, that means you’ll only get 20 servings out of this shake. That puts your cost per shake at $2.63 per meal. It’s not the worst we’ve seen, but it’s certainly not the best.
dōTERRA Slim&Sassy Trim shakes use EssentraTrim® and Solathin® as their hunger blockers. They are patented extracts from the ashwagandha (that’s a fun word to say) plant and potato protein extracts, 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.
Kudos for at least putting in a hunger blocker other than fiber, though! Therefore, a few of us tried this shake for a few weeks just to see if continued use had a greater impact. It actually had a decent improvement in the hunger blocker department over time. Most of us felt full for 2-2 1/2 hours.
dōTERRA Slim&Sassy Trim shakes don’t really have a ton of your daily intake to help out with being a decent meal replacement shake, even if you do take double scoops. However, calories are decent at 140, protein content is solid, too, at 16 grams.
These shakes also do a great job keeping the carb and sugar count down at 12 grams and 0 grams, respectively. To keep up with the other meal replacement shakes, they’re going to have to do a better job with nutrients, though.
Our updated taste test on the dōTERRA Slim&Sassy Trim shakes went a little worse than our first one. We think it’s because we had to use double scoops and there must have been something in there that wasn’t meant to be so powerful in a single scoop.
It’s hard to nail down what it was, but it’s almost like the super sweet Stevia was mixed with a dirty root taste. Then the Stevia aftertaste kicked in. 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.