Meal replacements powders (MRP's) are prepackaged powdered blends that you mix with juice, water, or milk and take in place of eating a whole food meal. They are convenient, reasonably priced, and have great flavors.
MRP's are best suited for individuals who either don't have have time to prepare complete healthy meals, do not like many of the foods that are naturally high in good quality protein, or simply enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Many MRP's contain a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. They usually contain a complete profile of vitamin and minerals and other important nutrients especially important for bodybuilders, athletes and dieters.
Meal Replacements are different than regular protein powders, because they usually have protein, carbs, and fat. Protein shakes usually have no carbs or fat. Meal Replacements also have far fewer calories per serving than weight gainer powders.
POPULAR MEAL REPLACEMENT SUPPLEMENTS:
ON Natural 100% Oats and Whey
Oats and Whey. You probably already know that mixing oats and whey can give you a great tasting meal with protein and complex carbs (and if you don't, you should try it)! But why buy them separately and mix them, when you can buy them pre-mixed in the correct ratio? Optimum Nutrition hits the nail on the head with this one.
There's almost no fat in this one, so if you're looking for something that inludes a little fat, you will want to look for something else.