We’ve compiled a list of 20 of the best pre-made shakes to help you decide which brand is best for your health and workout needs.

Best and Safe Pre-made Protein Shakes Comparison Chart

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Iconic Chocolate Truffle Protein Drink

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Fairlife Core Power Protein Milk Shake

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Carnation Chocolate Protein Drink, Breakfast Essentials

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Kellogg’s Special Protein Bottles, Assorted

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Sportsman Protein Shake for Hunters, Six Flavors

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Strawberry Shake from American Body Building

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Premier Chocolate Protein Shake

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Orgain Kids Protein Organic Nutritional Shake

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Boost Nutritional Strawberry, Chocolate or Vanilla Shake

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Orgain Chocolate Protein Shake

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Atkins Mocha Latte Protein Drink

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CalNaturale Organic Protein Variety

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Optimum Nutrition Protein Drink, Watermelon

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Organic Valley Vanilla Bean Protein Shake, Breakfast Balance

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Labrada Ready to Drink Protein Shake, Various Flavors

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Ensure High Protein Meal Replacement Shakes. Vanilla, Strawberry or Chocolate

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CytoSport Chocolate or Vanilla Monster Shake

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EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control Protein Shake

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Plant Fusion Chocolate Non-GMO Protein Shake

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New Whey Watermelon Protein Supplement

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Top 20 Best Safe, Pre-made Protein Shakes

Our list of the 20 best protein shakes includes a variety of brands, flavors and package styles (cans, bottles, tubes). The protein mixtures range from a few grams per container to as many as 50 grams.

Iconic Chocolate Truffle Protein Drink

protein shakes: Iconic chocolate truffle protein drink

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Every bottle of Iconic Chocolate Truffle protein drink contains 20 grams of protein from grass-fed cows in New Zealand. A bottle of this protein shake has 130 calories, low-sugar and four grams of fiber. If you want to lose weight, stick to a keto-friendly diet or build muscle, this drink can help.Online reviewers love the taste and the low-sugar formula. The protein content is well-tolerated by users who usually get headaches from protein drinks. The price is the only drawback mentioned by reviewers, but users say it is well worth the money.

Pros

  • angle-double-right Good taste
  • angle-double-right Does not induce headaches

Cons

  • angle-double-right More expensive than other brands

Fairlife Core Power Protein Milk Shake

protein shake: fairlife core power protein milkshake

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This gluten and soy-free shake have an impressive 26 grams of protein per bottle, and the Elite version of Core Power contains 42 grams. The 26-gram bottle is available in Strawberry Banana, Banana, Coffee, Vanilla, and Chocolate. The 42-gram shake comes in Vanilla and Chocolate.The core Power lactose-free drink is made with ultra-fairlite milk and has nine essential amino acids and Vitamin D3. There are from ten to 26 grams of sugar in each bottle, depending on the size and flavor you choose. A regular bottle has 240 calories, and the light version has 150 calories.Reviewers like the taste and lactose-free formula and one user called it a great supplement for a vegetarian diet.

Pros

  • angle-double-right Lactose-free formula
  • angle-double-right Vegan-friendly

Cons

  • angle-double-right Average taste

Carnation Chocolate Protein Drink, Breakfast Essentials

protein shake: Carnation Chocolate Protein Drink, Breakfast Essentials

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Carnation is well-known for its breakfast drinks and breakfast bars, and this chocolate-flavored Breakfast Essentials Drink has 15 grams of protein. Each bottle also contains calcium, Vitamin D and over a dozen other vitamins and minerals for better health. This drink is best used for nutritional reasons or as a meal replacement for busy people.Reviewers love the taste and the thick consistency (although the drink is not as thick as a milkshake). One customer gives the drink to her underweight child to help him gain weight. Each bottle has 220 calories and 12 grams of sugar.

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  • angle-double-right Good taste
  • angle-double-right Great Price

Cons

  • angle-double-right Not for individuals with galactosemia

Kellogg’s Special Protein Bottles, Assorted

protein shake: Kellogg’s Special K Protein Bottles, Assorted

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Kellogg’s Special K Cereal is a favorite breakfast for people trying to lose weight. Now the cereal company has protein shakes in five flavors – French Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Strawberry, Rich Chocolate and Strawberry Banana. Every bottle has ten grams of protein, plus your recommended daily value of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.This shake has a thin consistency and a light flavor. Most people use it as a breakfast substitute or as a meal replacement when they want to lose weight. Although it contains protein, it’s not the best choice for a muscle builder or post-workout drink.

Pros

  • angle-double-right Ideal breakfast substitute
  • angle-double-right Ideal for losing weight

Cons

  • angle-double-right Not for serious bodybuilders

Sportsman Protein Shake for Hunters, Six Flavors

protein shake: Sportsman Protein Shake for Hunters, Six Flavors

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This product is made specifically to give outdoorsmen (and women) energy and allow them to stay in the field longer. You can use it for general nutritional purposes, too. The Sportsman sugar-free shake contains 12 grams of protein from dairy milk, potassium, calcium, and electrolytes to renew your energy.Reviewers like the creamy consistency and many people use this shake as a meal replacement when they’re too busy to eat.

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  • angle-double-right Ideal food substitute

Cons

  • angle-double-right Limited availability

Strawberry Shake from American Body Building

protein shake: Strawberry Shake from American Body Building

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This shake has 50 grams of protein for serious bodybuilders and athletes. It has low sugar, minimal fat and a blend of whey and milk protein. The only negative comments from reviewers concerned it’s “chalky,” sweet taste.

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  • angle-double-right Low sugar
  • angle-double-right Low fat

Cons

  • angle-double-right Chalky aftertaste

Premier Chocolate Protein Shake

protein shake: Premier Chocolate Protein Shake

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Bodybuilders or anyone who wants to gain weight and muscle mass will benefit from a Premier Protein Shake. Each shake has 160 calories and 30 grams of protein. This shake is low in sugar and contains essential amino acids and two dozen vitamins and minerals.This shake has received Chefs in America’s American Master of Taste Gold Medal. It has casein, whey protein, and milk protein to give you all the protein you need for workouts and healthier daily living.

Pros

  • angle-double-right Low sugar
  • angle-double-right Low fat

Cons

  • angle-double-right Average taste

Orgain Kids Protein Organic Nutritional Shake

protein shake: Orgain Kids Protein Organic Nutritional Shake

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This nutritional, plant-based protein shake is the only one on our list specifically for kids. A pack of Orgain Chocolate Shakes for kids contains 12 8.25 ounce bottles. Each bottle has 200 calories, eight grams of protein, 21 vitamins and minerals and three grams of fiber.Safe for even the most sensitive children, this drink is kosher, grass-fed and soy free. It contains no artificial flavors or colors.There’s even an organic veggie and fruit blend in each bottle, which includes kale, beet, spinach, raspberries, acai, and apple. It does contain milk, however, so it’s not suitable for lactose-intolerant children.

Pros

  • angle-double-right With organic vegetables

Cons

  • angle-double-right Not for lactose intolerant children

Boost Nutritional Strawberry, Chocolate or Vanilla Shake

protein shake: Boost Nutritional Strawberry, Chocolate or Vanilla Shake

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This nutritional shake from Nestle is designed to give you more protein and vitamins to build and maintain muscles. Every bottle has 30% (15 grams) of the protein you need each day, along with 26 vitamins and minerals.You can use Boost as a meal replacement, or drink it before or after a workout for muscle support. Each bottle has 240 calories.

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  • angle-double-right Ideal meal replacement
  • angle-double-right Good pre or post-workout supplement

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  • angle-double-right Average taste

Orgain Chocolate Protein Shake

protein shake: Orgain Chocolate Protein Shake

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This chocolate fudge nutritional shake is one of several grass-fed protein shakes from Orgain, and it’s also available in Vanilla Bean flavor. It is kosher, non-GMO and gluten-free. Each bottle has 20 grams of protein from grass-fed cows, 140 calories and three grams of fiber.Reviewers like the taste (it’s not powdery), and the grass-fed formula. The all-natural ingredients make the shake taste great chilled or at room temperature.

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  • angle-double-right Grass-fed formula
  • angle-double-right Gluten free

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  • angle-double-right Chalky aftertaste

Atkins Mocha Latte Protein Drink

protein shakes: Atkins Mocha Latte Protein Drink

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You’ve probably heard of the protein-heavy Atkins Diet, and this Mocha Latte shake is one of several drinks offered by the Atkins nutritional supplement line.One serving has 160 calories, ten to 15 grams of protein and one gram of sugar. Each bottle has 55.3 mg of caffeine, and some users say it has caused health problems for them. If you are sensitive to caffeine, this isn’t the best shake for you.

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  • angle-double-right Low carb
  • angle-double-right Great taste

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  • angle-double-right May disrupt sleep

CalNaturale Organic Protein Variety

protein shakes: CalNaturale Organic Protein Variety

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CalNaturale Organic is a plant-based, gluten-free protein shake with five grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. You can drink it pre or post-workout, or use it as a meal replacement.These protein shakes are available in Spiced Chai, Cappuccino, French Vanilla Chocolate, and Banana Crème. This non-dairy shake is made with soy milk and contains very little sugar.CalNaturale products have little to no caffeine so that these shakes won’t give you the jitters.Online reviewers write that it’s a good fill-in for skipped meals, but a little “thin.” Users who develop stomach problems after drinking shakes with sugar, additives or preservatives can drink CalNaturale without unpleasant side effects.

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  • angle-double-right Organic
  • angle-double-right Gluten free

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  • angle-double-right Not for stevia sensitive people

Optimum Nutrition Protein Drink, Watermelon

protein shakes: Optimum Nutrition Protein Drink, Watermelon

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This drink is a little different from our other choices. It has one gram of protein and is more of a drink than a frothy shake, but it has the nutritional and energy-boosting power of the milkshake protein products.You can drink a bottle of Optimum Energy and Protein Drink after a workout for muscle recovery. Reviewers give this product high marks, except for the artificial colors.

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  • angle-double-right High amino acid
  • angle-double-right Drink any-time formula 

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  • angle-double-right Artificial coloring

Organic Valley Vanilla Bean Protein Shake, Breakfast Balance

protein shakes: Organic Valley Vanilla Bean Protein Shake, Breakfast Balance

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The latest Breakfast Balance protein shake is creamier and has less sugar than previous versions. It contains 170 calories, 16 grams of protein and no artificial sweeteners, gluten or soy. This shake is non-GMO and certified organic, and can be served cold or kept on the shelf.Users like the taste and one customer commented that it is excellent for lactose-intolerant people and anyone with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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  • angle-double-right No GMO and antibiotics
  • angle-double-right Good for lactose intolerant

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  • angle-double-right Expensive than other brands

Labrada Ready to Drink Protein Shake, Various Flavors

protein shakes: Labrada Ready to Drink Protein Shake, Various Flavors

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The Labrada Lean Body Ready to Drink protein shake has an award-winning taste and 40 grams of protein to help you build or repair muscles. It has no sugar and is lactose and gluten-free, so it’s safe for anyone to drink. If you want to lose weight, this drink helps you burn fat while it tones muscles.Available in eight flavors, including cookies and cream, vanilla, chocolate and bananas, and cream.

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  • angle-double-right No sugar
  • angle-double-right Lactose and gluten-free

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  • angle-double-right Expensive than other brands

Ensure High Protein Meal Replacement Shakes. Vanilla, Strawberry or Chocolate

protein shakes: Ensure High Protein Meal Replacement Shakes. Vanilla, Strawberry or Chocolate

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Ensure is a well-known brand name that is usually associated with energy drinks for older adults. The High Protein drink helps you build muscle and stay active longer, regardless of your age. It has 16 grams of protein, 160 calories, and 23 vitamins and minerals.Once you open a bottle of Ensure, you should refrigerate it within four hours, and discard it within 48 hours.

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  • High-quality protein
  • Suitable for lactose intolerance
  • Gluten free

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  • angle-double-right Poor packaging

CytoSport Chocolate or Vanilla Monster Shake

protein shakes: CytoSport Chocolate or Vanilla Monster Shake

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If you need lots of protein for sports, bodybuilding this drink comes in a 17 ounce can and gives you all you need in one serving. The CytoSport monster shake contains 48 grams of protein and 260 calories.This shake is not as popular as some of the other drinks on our list, but reviews indicate customers like it for its taste and high protein content. One reviewer used it to gain weight after an illness.

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  • angle-double-right Vegan-friendly
  • angle-double-right No synthetic dyes or artificial sweeteners

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  • angle-double-right Average taste

EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control Protein Shake

protein shakes: EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control Protein Shake

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EAS shakes have 100 calories per bottle, with 17 grams of protein, B vitamins, less than five grams of carbohydrates and Vitamins E and C. These carb control shakes are excellent for weight loss, especially if you’re insulin resistant.These shakes are available in Chocolate Fudge, French Vanilla, Strawberry Cream, Rich Dark Chocolate, and Cold Brew Coffee. All flavors get high ratings from reviewers, and there’s no aftertaste.Users strongly recommend that you make sure to order the Carb Control version of the drink, not the Live, Lean and Toned version, which has a poor, often “slimy” taste.

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  • angle-double-right Excellent source of antioxidant

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  • angle-double-right Live, Lean and Toned version has poor “slimy” taste

Plant Fusion Chocolate Non-GMO Protein Shake

protein shakes: Plant Fusion Chocolate Non-GMO Protein Shake

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If you want a safe, plant-based protein shakes, Plant Fusion offers 19 grams of protein and 150 calories with a minimum of carbs, sugar and no dairy, soy, gluten or rice. It also has B vitamins, zinc, Vitamins E, A, C and D3 for complete nutrition on the go.

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  • angle-double-right Non-dairy
  • angle-double-right No gluten or rice

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  • angle-double-right Poor packaging

New Whey Watermelon Protein Supplement

protein shakes: New Whey Watermelon Protein Supplement

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New Whey comes in a tube, not a bottle or can, and it’s an alternative to thick shakes. It contains a protein mix consisting of collagen, whey, and casein protein isolate. Each tube has 180 calories, and you can bring it with you wherever you go since it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.This product is a favorite of people who are recovering from illnesses and can’t eat solid food.

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  • angle-double-right Pure protein with no carbs or fat
  • angle-double-right Caffeine free and sugar free

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  • angle-double-right Bad aftertaste

You can get more nutrients, build muscle, gain or lose weight or recover from a workout by drinking protein shakes. Buy popular brands at the supermarket, but some high-protein brands geared for sports enthusiasts are only available online or at health food stores.

The best protein shakes have few additives, little to no sugar, and a pleasant, natural taste. Most shakes come in chocolate or vanilla, and some brands include strawberry, banana and coffee flavors in their product line.

How We Chose Our Ratings

We checked out hundreds of pre-made shakes and looked at reviews from experts and customers before deciding on the 20 best products. We compared the following qualities in each shake to find the best pre-made brands. We only included products with high marks in all or most of the categories on our list.

  • Good taste and consistency
  • Low sugar
  • Low or medium calorie count (for nutritional shakes)
  • High-calorie count (for bodybuilding and weight gain shakes)
  • Shakes can be stored cold or at room temperature
  • Vegetarian or vegan ingredients
  • Variety of flavors or sizes
  • Excellent online customer reviews

Buyer’s Guide

Our top 20 protein shakes list should give you an excellent cross-section of drinks you can use for meal replacement, bodybuilding, and weight loss or gain. All of our top shakes have the nutrients you need for strong muscles and more energy the natural way, but there are differences in taste, calorie and protein amount.

Use our mini-reviews as a springboard to find the best protein shakes for your health or exercise regimen.