This article will compare and review 2 of the big players in the world of protein meal replacement shakes designed for those on a calorie controlled diet. Meal replacement shakes are an ideal way to shift those pounds and get into shape while limiting the amount of lean muscle mass loss. Read on to discover the positives and negatives of each brand and make your mind up on which one is better suited to you. There are 5 categories that cover all of the important aspects of a meal replacement shake and each category will have a winner.
310 Vanilla Whey Protein Vs. Orgain Vanilla Bean Organic Protein
Calories, Fat, & Sugar Content Per Serving
310 Shake: There are 90 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 1 gram of sugar in a single serving of 310 vanilla whey protein meal replacement shake. A serving is 1 x 28.4-gram scoop as per the label.
Orgain Shake: The Orgain shake contains 150 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of sugar, and 4 grams of sugar alcohol. A serving is 2 x rounded scoops at 46 grams as per the label.
Winner: As there is almost double the amount of powder in the Orgain meal replacement powder when compared to the 310 Nutrition powder, it is clear to see that the 310 shake powder is nutritionally better. If it is done gram for gram the 310 shake would contain 146 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of sugar thus still making it a better option for weight loss.
310 Shake: There are 15 grams of tri-plex whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and milk protein isolate per serving in the 310 shake which all work in slightly different ways.
Orgain Shake: The Orgain Shake contains 21 grams of pea, chia seed, hemp and brown rice protein per serving.
Winner: The two shakes both use special blends of proteins for their meal replacement shakes. Again, as the Orgain shake serving size is almost double, gram for gram would equate to 24.29 grams of protein in a 310 shake compared to the 21 grams of protein in the Orgain Shake. When put into context like this, the 310 shake comes out to the forefront.
310 Shake: A serving of the 310 shake will provide a good 5 grams of fiber content.
Orgain Shake: The orgain shake also provides a healthy 5 grams of fiber per serving.
Winner: As both shakes contain 5 grams per serving they would, in theory, be equal winners, however, the Orgain serving size lets it down and if it were gram for gram then the 310 shake would contain 8.09 grams of fiber. Therefore, the 310 shake contains more fiber per gram.
310 Shake: The 310 meal replacement shake is loaded with plenty of healthy extras aside from its tri-plex blend of proteins. It also contains a dual fiber blend, the 310 Superfood blend of 12 organic fruits and vegetables, and a blend of 20 vitamins and minerals that are needed in order to keep the body healthy. Not forgetting the probiotics which provide 1 billion healthy probiotic cells per serving which can help support healthy weight loss.
Orgain Shake: The Orgain shake provides a blend of 4 plant-based proteins and a selection of organic extracts including rice bran extract, organic rosemary, and oleic sunflower oil. However, it only contains 4 of the essential vitamins and minerals required for a healthy system and is lacking any probiotics.
Winner: The 310 shake packs a powerful punch when it comes to its vitamin and mineral content and its specially formulated 310 Superfood blend of 12 organic fruits and vegetables. The added addition of probiotics also helps push it to the top of the nutrition category.
Cost of the Shake
310 Shake: Each pouch contains 28 servings and costs $68.00 per pouch. That is $2.42 per serving.
Orgain Shakes: The Orgain shake costs $29.99 per container and contains 20 servings. That is $1.49 per serving.
Winner: While there is a difference of $0.93 per serving, the 310 meal replacement shake offers better value for money with its high quantity and quality of health-boosting and weight loss inducing benefits. From its organic Superfood extract blend to its probiotics, the 310 shake proves to be the winner.
It would be easy to assume that the cheaper brand would come out on top for value for money. However, as the Orgain Shake is almost double the number of grams per serving when compared to the 310 shake, it is clear to see that it is lacking many of the higher quantities of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber that the 310 meal replacement shakes provide per serving.
Of course, you could use the extra money saved buying the Orgain shake to buy vitamin and mineral supplements and a daily probiotic, but then it would end up costing the same, if not more than the 310 meal replacement shake.