Amazon Price: $40.99 $24.79 You save: $16.20 (40%). (as of May 17, 2013 5:39 am –
Alive! Ultra-Shake is the ultimate nutritional energy source. It's also a comprehensive, whole food multi-vitamin with the added benefit of Solae soy protein. Each serving contains more invigorating nutrients from more natural sources than any other supplement.Delicious powdered shake mix version of the Alive! "mega nutrient" formula found in tablets and capsulesComplete protein with 18 amino acidsGood for your Heart: 25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease; Each serving provides 15 grams of soy proteinBetter digested than other soy proteinsVegetarian, non-dairy alternative to whey proteinNaturally filling to lessen appetiteMore fiber and less carbs than other whole food energy shakesEasy to mix, no blender required; Just add water, juice or milkQuickly absorbedOnce daily potency
Product Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 inches ; 2 pounds
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
A multi that’s hard to beat on all levels
It’s unfortunate that taste and texture obsession has led many reviewers to underestimate its many positives. For less than a dollar a day, you get the most complete whole foods vitamin supplement on the market which is fibrous and substantial enough to act as an actual meal. If you use it as such on a daily basis (as an on-the-go breakfast, for example), you will easily save the cost of the supplement off of your grocery bill. Great for those trying to diet, great for kids. Whole foods mean better assimilation, shake means more liquid in your diet. Buy it, blend it, drink it, and enjoy better health for less time and money than you are currently investing each day. It’s not gourmet fare, but it isn’t meant to be. And, to this consumer, it doesn’t taste bad at all.
Great Product. But Be Careful When Ordering.
I love the Alive! brand of multi-vitamins and have used the tablet form for years. This brand is the only multi-vitamin product that gives me noticable results and improvement in how I feel.
I appreciate the fact that the vitamins are made from real and whole foods, and not chemicals or synthetics. And in my opinion, the Alive! Whole Food supplement is one of the most complete multi-vitamin products on the market.
The shake mix is an enjoyable way to consume this great product. I make my morning shake by using a blender to combine 1 scoop of Alive! mix, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 cup of ice, and a little bit of stevia for a sweeter taste. Sometimes I also add 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal to add about 4 grams of fiber.
I also like the fact the the shake mix comes in 2 choices of protein: (1) pea and rice protein, and (2) soy protein. I have tried this product in both types of protein, and both taste good.
If you want or need to avoid soy products then be sure to check the shopping cart after selecting this product. On my most recent order, I selected “pea & rice” protein. When I checked the shopping cart I found that the cart had “soy protein” on the order. Luckily, I caught the error, did an immediate cancellation, and then selected a different Amazon ad to get the “pea & rice” protein verison of this product.
I will definitely re-order the Alive! shake mix and continue to use it. I highly recommend it.
I’ve been using this shake for a while now. It’s great! I drink one for lunch every day. I found that mixing it in a glass of lemonade makes a very tasty and satisfying shake. Similar shakes costing three times as much, don’t taste any better. Let’s face it, kelp and spirolina don’t taste good, unless you happen to be a sea urchin or Ling Cod, which is not likely if you are reading this. Just remember, it’s not about the taste; it about the nutritional value and this stuff is amazing.
this is good stuff
I tried shakeology and then found this at whole foods. Its relatively cheaper and has all the same ingredients. Since I started having a shake everyday I noticed that I did not have any cravings for snacks. I strongly recommend this product.
I am exercising doing Insanity and P90X, and wanted to buy Shakeology, but did not want to spend so much money. The ingredients are almost exactly the same, and the Alive shake is made from Non-GMO Soy, which is perfect for me! The taste isn’t the best, but knowing the benefits of the nutrients, I really enjoy drinking it. I take it after my workouts as a replenishment shake. I like to add a scoop of vanilla whey protein isolate powder for extra protein, but it also makes it sweeter. I like to mix it with 8 oz of unsweetened almond milk, and 4 oz of water, so that it is not too think, because is can get thick as the other reviewers stated, especially with an additional scoop of whey protein. It definitely makes me feel better, and recovers my body after extreme cardio workouts!
Wow is all I can say…helped my Cystitis!
After a troubling spring with cystitis several times, both times landing me in the doctors office and the second landing me in ER because I reacted to the antibiotic badly, I turned more towards my nutrition and decided to try this shake. I found it at Whole Foods. I am excited to know that Amazon carries other varieties from this wonderful company. It does turn urine bright yellow, but that’s from all the vitamins your body doesn’t need being excreted. What I want to say is that I saw a urologist yesterday for a check…I have been on this shake for several weeks. My lab sample was perfect and everything looked great. I always have bacteria and this time I didn’t. He used the word “pristine!”
Also, my hair, which grows slowly, has been growing faster. I am losing weight. I have this for breakfast with a 1/2 banana and some nondairy heart smart milk that I got at Whole Foods. Try cutting the bananas in 4 and freezing the pieces..just throw in a couple per shake when blending for taste. I try to stay away from using orange juice and fruit juices because of the sugar content, which leads to weight gain for me.
I didn’t find that this product was constipating at all. I am more regular than I ever was before. I find that the morning shake keeps me full and satisified all the way til lunch time, which I take at 1 pm.
Thank you to the company that created this product! I give it a 5 stars!
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I have been taking alive on a daily basis for over three years. I have noticed a drastic increase in sustained energy, way less sick time, stabilizing moods, and satisfying poops. For the past fifteen years i have trying different multivitamins, herbs, supplements, etc. and this is the best. Hope this helped.
Great benefits, but gotta add your own flavor
I started drinking the Vanilla-flavor, soy protein shake with the intention of having more energy without all the artificial ingredients that usually come with “healthy” shakes. What I was not expecting was the array of extra benefits that followed:
- Energy: (of course) I started feeling more motivated to complete tasks, regardless of how menial. (from driving to the supermarket to completing my exercise program) And unlike other supplements, I didn’t feel jittery or the dreaded sugar crash that came after.
- Better mood: It may have been as a result of feeling more energized and accomplished, but I noticed my mood has improved greatly. I feel more awake and have a better outlook on life in general. Even my family noticed!
- Digestion: I’m not the most health-conscious person when it comes to eating, and my digestion has always suffered for it. Somehow, with this shake, I don’t feel the aftereffects of my pleasure eating as much as when I wasn’t drinking it. All that nutrition packed into this powder really puts good stuff in and lets the bad stuff out.
- PMS symptoms: It must be the soy protein, but I don’t ache as much every month. In addition to feeling more energized and in a better mood, I don’t have the lower-back pains that often come with my PMS.
- Immune to cold: All around me people have been getting sick. *Ahem* not me! There’s been times when I’ve felt that I’ll be the next victim because I start feeling the symptoms, (achey throat, dry nose) but just as soon as I feel them, they start going away, and so far I’ve been the only one not to succumb to the seasonal illnesses.
Now, I’ll be brutally honest; this is NOT the best-tasting thing you’ll ever drink. (Far from it) The first few times I drank it I had to practically have something salty on hand to make the awful sweet taste go away. Seriously, the shake alone is unpalatable, not to mention it left a disgustingly sweet soy aftertaste that lingered for at least a couple of hours…
Now what I do is I blend together 2 cups lactose-free, low-fat milk with 1 spoonful of shake powder and add about 6 whole frozen strawberries, about 3 pieces of frozen yogurt and 2 slices of frozen banana. Then I top it off with ground cinammon. Yumm! Much better.
I strongly recommend it. You’ll love how you feel after taking it the first few times, I promise. You just gotta have your favorite frozen fruit on hand and you’ll be good to go!
So I have tried many protein powders, whey protein, soy protein, pea protein and all those mixes with fruit and veggie complex combo. A lot of them were thick, tasted waaaay to veggie (think strong wheat grass) and chalky or just didn’t provide anything except some extra protein. A lot of protein powders also use artifical sweeteners to add flavor. Say what you will but sucralose isn’t a natural sweetener. Honey, Agave, Stevia, Sugar or even maple syrup (real.. not flavored corn syrup)are my sweeteners of choice. I was soo happy when I saw that this didnt use artifical sweeteners. Alive Vanilla Soy Protein powder is amazing in flavor. I use milk or smoothies, never juice or water blech!! I followed the directions and put a heaping scoop full into an 8 oz glass of regular cow’s milk. It took a while to stir it as it was a bit clumpy on the top. I found stiring with a small whisk was better then a spoon or fork. I will not lie. It looked like Pea Soup. It wasn’t the most attactive of colors LOL. However the flavor was amazing. It tasted like a vanilla shake. It was a bit chalky in taste but nothing compared to what I have had in others. I describe the flavor as the vanilla carnation instant breakfast but slightly more chalky. I felt more energy within 2 days and my mother and sister are in love with it as well. This will definitely be my new staple protein/fruit/veggie/immuno defense powder. I will say that my energy has also increased and with taking care of cancer patients, taking classes, and helping to run two households..one needs all the energy they can get!
I have been using this product for three or more years now. This is the best multi-vitamin product on the market. I am gluten and lactose intolerant and the soy protein version of this product is perfect. I also prefer the apple-cinnamon flavoring. I have a drink every morning which I sometimes blend with yogurt or, if not yogurt, I add 1/3 of a banana which thickens the drink to my liking. I also add about ~2oz of apple juice which improves the flavor and then top it off with ~6oz of water. A great breakfast that easily lasts through to lunch. I have been paying $40 a can for years and felt it was worth the money. I am elated to now see it at a more competitive price.