nzprotein meal replacement powder pouch

Meal Replacement Shake

A Super Food Blend and Formulated Meal Or Smoothie Booster.

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$42.00 (NZD)

Meal Replacement NZ

NZ Protein's Meal Replacement Shake is a superfood blend and is a formulated meal or smoothie booster.

A formulated meal is a legal term for a product that contains not only protein but fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. This differs from a protein shake which just typically provides protein.

It can therefore be used at any time of the day to replace meals.

Ours is Better

Our Meal Replacement Shake (MRP) is of much higher quality than other MRPs available on the market because the ingredients used are better.

NZProtein's MRP contains quality protein from hemp, fats from cacao, nuts and seeds, and carbohydrates from green bananas.

Here's how it compares:


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Legal Product Type

Meal Replacement Shake.

Meal Replacement Shake.

Protein Source, Typical

Organic hemp protein.

Hemp is a superfood. It's a rich source of protein, essential omega fatty acids, dietary fibre, minerals, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients that can benefit your health.

It's slower digesting to provide a sustained release of protein.

It's plant based and vegan too.

Whey protein.

Don't get us wrong - whey is amazing and we stock the grass fed type from NZ which is the best of the best.

For a meal replacement however - whey is fast digesting, not vegan, and natural lactose can cause some to experience feelings of bloat.

This is nit-picky though. The real clincher is in the fat and carbs below.

Fat Source, Typical

Hemp powder, cacao nibs, almonds, linseed and sunflower seeds.

All of the above are superfoods and each serve of our MRP has over 5 grams of essential fatty acids.

Vegetable oils.

You know, the kind that we get told to avoid. The kind that are high in omega 6 fatty acids and are polyunsaturated, meaning that they can break down easily to form harmful compounds.

Carbohydrate Source, Typical

Green banana flour.

Another superfood due to its resistant starch - a type of fermentable fibre, which means that it isn't broken down and converted to sugar.

It's good for blood sugar levels, is diabetic friendly, aids in digestion due to the prebiotic fibre, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.


Maltodextrin is cheap to produce and is often used as a filler in processed foods.

It's higher on the glycemic index scale (GI) than regular sugar. It can spike blood sugar levels after consumption so may be useful after intensive exercise, but not during the day as a meal.


Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-2 servings daily as meals. MRPs aren't to totally replace your diet or be used as a sole source of nutrition.

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-2 servings daily as meals. MRPs aren't to totally replace your diet or be used as a sole source of nutrition.

Speed of Digestion


Slower digesting for a sustained energy release.

Slower may be more beneficial as this product is designed to be able to replace meals.

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Fast digesting.

May not be as beneficial as slower digesting sources.


Typical for superfood sources. Whey and maltodextrin type MRPs will taste the best, but the banana chocolate nib flavour is pleasant.

Whey and maltodextrin taste the best.

Suggested Use

Mix three heaped scoops (50g) in 500ml of chilled water, milk or into a smoothie.

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-2 servings of NZPROTEIN Meal Replacement daily as meals. It can be used at any time of the day to replace meals. This product must not be used as a sole source of nutrition, or as a total diet replacement.

Please note that this product is processed in a facility that also handles milk, egg, soy, peanut, and gluten ingredients.

Rated 4.42/5 Based on 26 customer reviews.

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Great product, would like to see some variety in flavors
Review by: Johan on Sat, Feb 20, 2021 8:22 AM
What attracted me to this product was the quality ingredients and amount of Protein per serve.

I like to have this most mornings along with Eggs on toast, I add half a banana and it tastes superb.

Keeps me full for longer and a great kick start to by day.

Highly recommend !!!
Review by: Richard on Wed, Feb 3, 2021 9:28 PM
I like the flavor and the meal replacement don't make me feel too hungry during the day. I would like to see other flavors though. I did find really nice to receive an hand written thank you note with the parcel.
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Feb 1, 2021 7:21 PM
I have been using your protein powder for a few years now and had never tired the meal replacement before. I was looking for something for when you are busy and on the go and reach that 'I am starving but there's nothing healthy to eat' scenario. And..... this product hits that spot perfectly. I dont know if it is coincidence or not but I had a shake for supper and the next morning my 5.30am workout I was on point and had a lot more energy. This shake tastes nice, fills a gap and mixes well with oats in blender etc ...
Very happy customer
Review by: Craig on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 7:36 AM
Not too bad
Review by: Azza on Fri, Jan 22, 2021 5:50 PM
Due to finding out that I have become lactose and gluten intolerant and a result of pancreatic cancer I need a breakfast replacement. Mixed with fruit in a smoothie works
Review by: Geoffrey on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 6:57 AM
Tastes pretty good and is filling. If I could change anything it would be the packaging, it's a bit of a messy job getting the powder out, especially when it's running low, and it would be great if it was able to be recycled here, or else was biodegradable.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Dec 24, 2020 6:58 AM
Initially thought the flavour was average. 3 heaped with water. Next day tried it with milk, some frozen berries, and a vitamin C tablet, no issues at all. Only 4 stars as I agree with other posts, could be more flavours.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Dec 16, 2020 7:34 AM
I was a little hesitant about the flavour as I don’t particularly like banana flavoured things but it’s actually really nice! I like the cacao nibs, the variety in texture is nice. I hope they are able to add other flavours to the range soon. I will still buy this one as well but it would be nice to mix it up sometimes. The powder mixes well in a regular shaker. I do wish it was a little thicker but also appreciate that it’s not full of fillers to achieve that.
Review by: Kez on Fri, Dec 4, 2020 7:26 AM
It pains me to write this as I love your protein powders, but this Meal Replacement Shake is hideous!!! The cacao nibs are disgusting, and about an hour after I drank it, I threw it up :-( I wasn't ill in any other way, once my body purged it I was fine. I am so disappointed, as it worked out a lot cheaper than other MR shakes.
Review by: Stacey on Wed, Dec 2, 2020 6:06 AM
I found the meal replacement great, my only concern is that it only comes in 1 flavour. Please give us additional flavors as this stuff is great. Would certainly recommend to my friends if the flavour range was larger.
Review by: Helen on Thu, Nov 19, 2020 8:25 AM
Great stuff.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Oct 1, 2020 8:44 PM
A protein boost with nutrients. This is ideal. I have one a day. It ya Tate’s awesome as well.
Review by: gary on Thu, Sep 3, 2020 1:07 PM
Great meal replacement for me being lactose intolerant. I’ve never been able to stomach pea protein and I have had no issues with this. Taste is pretty good, the only downside is that I’m not a huge fan of the Cacao nibs. Would recommend anyway.
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Sep 1, 2020 7:50 AM
Easy on the guts (I have IBS so it can be hard to find food that is OK), made from real food, filling and tasty (even though I don't like bananas). I find the cacao nibs a bit bitter but overall a great product
Review by: Julia on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:26 AM
+2 stars for nice taste
-1 star for cacao nibs—not sure about them and they don’t really add flavour
-1 star because it turns out very watery when mixed with water (surprise, surprise!)—kinda wish it had thickened up after leaving it overnight in the fridge, but it was the same.
-1 star for not having any other flavours to try!

Will try with milk instead or maybe blended with ice and other fruit, but if it doesn’t work out after this packet, probably will look elsewhere.
Review by: Tessa on Mon, Aug 3, 2020 2:12 PM
I am blown away by this product. It tastes incredible. I could drink this all day. Love it !
Review by: gary on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 7:54 AM
Personally I really hate flavour of vegan protein powders. So I was sceptical. However I need a simple replacement that is lower in carbs and also fats ( pancreas malfunction). This ticked all the boxes. Really, really filling, amazing flavour and texture :)
Review by: Linda on Fri, Jul 3, 2020 2:28 PM
Great meal replacement, I like the crunchy nibs, fills me up for a good 2-3 hours at lunch until my next snack. Would love to see more flavours
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 1:13 PM
This shake is amazing - flavour is just right and full of goodness will definitely be buying again once in stock.
Review by: Natalie on Tue, May 5, 2020 1:27 PM
My favourite product so far - this is yum and filling, have it for breakfast each day.
Review by: Anna on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 6:33 AM
I have struggled to find a protein that I can enjoy as well as consuming multiple healthy nutrients, in a protein shake! I struggle with IBS and am dairy intolerant, this protein only made me feel better, more active and alive ! Flavour is great ! Also works well as an ice cream with frozen bananas. Would highly recommend! Please bring out more flavours ! NZPROTEIN REPLY: thank you! We'll consider more flavours in future if demand grows. Note that due to the superfoods in this product the flavours don't all work and can be a bit limited.
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 4:42 PM
I like the cacao in it and grain texture. I prefer a ripe tasting banana to the green banana. I found the green taste rather strong. Excellent communication and quick delivery! Especially to rural address.
Review by: Gemma on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 12:27 PM
I really like the taste, some may be put off by the texture (crunchy bits), but on the whole I was impressed.
Review by: Rob on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 9:30 AM
Fantastic !
Tried out this new product for breakfast, it tastes wonderful.
I was never keen on breakfast, but now look forward to my next morning shake !
Also, I only felt like eating something 4 hours after my shake, really fueled me up.
Hope this gets popular and there may be more flavor to choose
Review by: Sean on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 3:58 PM
I look forward to a shake after gym time ??
Review by: Renee on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 10:07 AM


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Banana Choc Nib

Serving size: 50g (3 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 20

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 861kJ 1722kJ
Calories 205 411
Protein 21g 42g
Fat - total 8.4g 16.9g
       - Saturated 2.4g 4.8g
       - Essential Fatty Acids 5.3g 9.6g
Carbohydrate 13.6g 27.2g
       - Sugars 1.9g 3.8g
       - Fibre 4.8g 9.6g
Sodium 141mg 283mg
Potassium 557mg 1114mg
Vitamin A 180ug 360ug
Vitamin C 10mg 20mg
Vitamin D 2.5ug 5ug
Vitamin E 2.6mg 5.1mg
Vitamin B6 0.31mg 0.62mg
Vitamin B12 0.5ug 1ug
Thiamin 0.25mg 0.5mg
Riboflavin 0.5mg 1mg
Niacin 2.5mg 5mg
Folate 50ug 100ug
Calcium 135mg 270mg
Iodine 40ug 80ug
Iron 5.5mg 11mg
Magnesium 60mg 120mg
Phosphorus 225mg 450mg
Zinc 2.2mg 4.3mg

Ingredients: Organic Hemp Protein, Cacao Nibs, Green Banana Powder, Modified Tapioca Starch, LSA (Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds), Vitamin Blend, Flavour, Salt, Sweetener (Sucralose), .
Contains tree nuts. May contain gluten.

Typical Amino Acid Profile

(mg per serving)

Branched chain aminio acids:
Isoleucine 710
Leucine 1180
Valine 880
Other essential aminio acids:
Lysine 620
Methionine 450
Phenylalanine 800
Threonine 620
Alanine 740
Aspartic Acid 250
Non essential aminio acids:
Histidine 510
Arganine 2420
Cysteine/Cystine 250
Glutamic Acid 3190
Glycine 770
Proline 600
Serine 920
Tyrosine 610
Hydroxyproline <50
Ornithine <50
Taurine 240mg