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.

Hunger Blockers


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.

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  1. I use other doTERRA products and they have a Slim & Sassy essential oil blend that you can add to water and drink throughout the day. It contains grapefruit, lemon. peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils. I have drank it throughout the day for about three months, and if my stomach is growling it can calm the stomach for about ten minutes, but then I would get hungry again. It tastes gross and I am fuller if I can just drink a lot of water. Just thought I would post this in case another doTERRA user was thinking of trying this. Save yourself the $35 or however much it is.

  2. I am currently using the trim shakes and the Slim and Sassy essential oil as well. I didn’t like the taste of it in my water so I went down to my local health food store and bought some empty capsules to put the oil in. I put about 8-10 drops in the capsule and take one after each meal. It does a great job at curbing my urges for snacking. As for the taste of the trim shakes, the vanilla is better than the chocolate in my opinion, but they are both bearable.

  3. I use the doterra oils and have been using the Slim & Sassy on and off. I don’t mind the taste and it does somewhat curb my appetite. I also ordered the chocolate trim shake, but can not tolerate the taste. It’s awful. Maybe the vanilla is better

    • I like the chocolate if you add a little peanut butter to it. That should increase the protein content, but I’m not sure what it does for the calories. The vanilla is good if you add a couple drops of Wild Orange essential oil or put berries in it.

  4. I think the shakes are great. I use the chocolate trim shake and actually like it a lot better than the vanilla. To make it more bearable i put in a spoonfull of peanut butter and a whole banana. I really enjoy it this way. My parents really like the vanilla with some drops of citris bliss essential oil or something else to add flavor, but it’s still a lot easier for me to stick with chocolate!

  5. I enjoy the chocolate TrimShake mixed with coconut milk and instant decaf coffee. I drink this for breakfast and love it. I will mix the vanilla with some left over green smoothie for a great meal. I didn’t know ashwagandha is supposed to help with feeling full, but I learned it helps to manage cortisol level and used to take it as a supplement. Managing your cortisol level is important when trying to lose weight or under stress so as far as I can see, is a good addition for that reason.

  6. I just started using the Chocolate doTerra Shakes & Slim & Sassy drops. I think the shakes are good. I used GNC & True Essentials in the past & they tasted a lot worse & upset my stomach. I agree the drops do not taste good. I put them in the doTerra veggie capsules. I also use peppermint beads which has helped curbed my appitite.

  7. I’ve been using the Chocolate Trim Shake and adding a banana , about a cup of ice and skim milk and blend it all to make a great shake. I LOVE it and find that if I take it in the morning, I don’t get hungry most days, although I do have a small piece of fruit midmorning and a little protein for lunch and a veggie because they say you need to stoke the furnace to keep the fire (fat) burning. I have a dinner of protein, veggie and fruit or another protein shake if I am not really hungry. I LOVE ice cream, so the shake does help me not crave ice cream, so that’s an extra bonus. I do sometimes add some vanilla extract to my shake, if I think about it. I’m steadily losing every day. I really enjoy the taste of it. I also like to put the Slim and sassy in caps, drink it with water. The taste is ok, but I love the taste of good water, so prefer water to any other drinks or flavors.

  8. Love the shakes they just came out with a new improved version and they are yummy and the chocolate is now richer in flavor. I mix mine with ice and water in a magic bullet. Love it!! Sometimes I throw in some pb2 which gives it a great flavor as well. I have used slim and sassy as well in veggie caps and have lost 35 pounds in past 3 months. :)

  9. I have used both the oil and shake (chocolate) – the oil seems fine – take it mostly at night before bed – taste is fine. The shake – I’m having issues getting the powder to totally blend – I think it has mixed well – but always find huge clumps at the bottom – any suggestions on how to mix this?

  10. just me! says:

    Tried doTERRA.
    Cannot afford the extreme expense and do not like their pyramid scheme.
    Will stick with fresh fruits and veggies, water, and cheap protein powder instead!
    Really losing weight now – finally!

    • I don’t believe The pyramid “scheme” really matters unless you decide to make it a business than yes the pyramid makes a difference in how you approach your business.. but as an everyday user it shouldn’t matter… just wanted to clarify this for any reader that sees your post.

  11. I was using the doterra chocolate shake but after 3 months, my blood sugars increased 3 points, not so good! I tried finding more information on the shakes, but could not find anything, ie they claim it is low on the glycemic index, but there is no evidence to support that claim. I was using it for protein in the morning but the trade off with the increased sugars is not worth it. Both my husband and I have found success with various essential oils, but doterra let us down with their shakes.

  12. I love my Trim shakes form doTERRA and I use the Slim and Sassy oil on my body 3-4 x a week, which you may do, with fractionated coconut oil. I attribute my year of keeping the weight off to these products because I am not a perfect eater. Slim and Sassy essential oil blend is a metabolic blend and it’s working great for me because my metabolism rocks and I’m over 35. I like the shakes by themselves but I have always added things like 1c frozen fruit, or a tbsp of PB, or coffee, so on in a small amount to please my taste wants for that moment. I do not eat in-between meals much as that is what S&S EO blend is for as it had Grapefruit oil in it that curbs cravings, especially sugar. I’m happy with all I get form doTERRA.

  13. if you are a wholesale member (no obligation to purchase) you get 25% off of the retail price so the shakes are less than $2 per serving, I love the chocolate with a banana and I’m looking forward to trying the vanilla next month!

  14. Colleen Lunt says:

    Although I love doTERRA oils and skin care, I do not like the shakes. BioTrust chocolate is my preferred protein shake. I like to use it together with Rockin’ Wellness superfood, blueberries, coconut oil, and ice. I do throw in a Tbls. of raw organic cacao powder once in a while.

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  16. I love the trim shake! the flavor is very light and tasty! I have the vanilla, i look forward to having it in a smoothie for breakfast each morning. I also like how few of calories it has and the natural ingredients doTERRA uses!

  17. I used this shake before they reformulated it and loved it…it blended well with water and I needed nothing else to go with it. Then they changed the formula…mistake! Now, it tastes terrible unless you add milk and other ingredients like berries, peanut butter, etc. add to this the fact that the new formula didn’t produce the energy and weightless results I saw previously, and I kicked it to the curb. Since then have used AdvoCare meal replacement shakes, Isagenix isalean , lean pro matrix, and ideal shape. All taste great blended with water, produce results I like…but I think Isagenix is my fave because of ingredients and taste.

  18. Heavenly1 says:

    I have tried many different meal replacement shakes since 2008 including Shakeology, Isagenix, and Advocare and I much prefer the Trim Shake over the others. I like the vanilla best, I use double scoops and mix it with skim or almond milk, sometimes some PB2 powder and sometimes a scoop of my “greens”. I think it has great texture (not gritty-Shakeology, or too thick-advocare, or too bland- Isagenix). I don’t think it has an aftertaste like some of the others I mentioned and if you look at the ingredients, there is no maltodextrin, sucralose, or tons of ingredients you can’t pronounce and likely your body can’t break down either. If I have a sweet craving, this is also my “go to” to knock out that craving! (My daughter loves the vanilla with almond milk too!). And just because it’s from ‘another’ direct sales company does not mean they have bad products either.

  19. Love my try shakes, peanut butter, banana great taste just add whatever you have the craving for. I use vanilla, if I want chocolate just add syrup , like the add frozen sweet cherries that way I have my chocolate covered cherries. ☺

  20. Please make this produce without adding Stevia!!! Stevia is unnatural tasting, has a horrible aftertaste for those folks who have never used artificial sweeteners…even if it is a “natural” sugar component.

  21. I’ve found the 3/4 scoop works for me as a MRS. I add 1% low fat milk and about 1/3 cup frozen fruit and 1/2 t. _of Stevia. and if you join the wholesale membership with dōTerra ($35 enrollment fee) it’s 25% off

  22. What I also like about it is that it contains no soy and having calciym-oxalate kidney stones I can’t eat soy

  23. Katharin moon says:

    You didn’t mention if you become a wellness advocate the price drops to 39.50. Also that it blends very well. P

  24. Lezlie Borys says:

    love doterra- finally found a smoothie/shake mix we liked.. What happened?
    Tastes awful… Bitter aftertaste- something artificial? takes twice as much to get same consistency
    Less vitamins.. More carbs…not an improvement in my books. Very disappointed.
    Does anyone know if the old formula is still available ?


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