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Komplete Meal Replacement Shakes

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Product by:
Kate Farms
Version:
Cocoa Fudge, Vanilla Bliss, Jav’a Latte
Price:
$4.29 each (11.2 ounces)

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On May 22, 2013
Last modified:June 1, 2013

Summary:

This dairy-free meal replacer beats out the dairy-filled competitors in the all-natural nutrition category and is gluten-free, vegan, and top eight allergen-free. I thoroughly enjoyed all three flavors, though we had mixed reviews on the consistency due to the rice protein.

I never understood when people would say that they were too busy to eat breakfast. I have never been a meal skipper, no matter how busy. However I have now reached the stage of life where I am a meal forget-er, especially where breakfast is concerned. I plan to eat breakfast all morning and then suddenly I’m out the door with an empty stomach and my travel mug full of coffee inside on the windowsill where I forgot it. Again.

I recently had the chance to share Kate Farms’ Komplete Meal Replacement Shakes with my family, which might be the answer to my breakfast forgetfulness.

Kate Farms Komplete Ultimate Dairy-Free Meal Replacement Shakes

Kate Farms’ founders, Michelle and Richard Laver, are the parents of four children, including their daughter, Kate, who was born with cerebral palsy. Her parents wanted to give her a healthier, dairy-free option to the meal replacement shakes recommended by her doctor. On their website they write, “We developed our own meal replacement shake in the Laver kitchen one night with the help of a dear friend. We left out the sugar and dairy products and replaced them with all-natural vegan ingredients, creating the world’s first dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free ready to drink meal replacement shake!….As a result, Kate Farms was born.”

I am not usually a meal substitute drinker, but I enjoyed all three flavors of Kate Farms’ dairy-free Komplete Meal Replacement Shakes: Cocoa Fudge, Vanilla Bliss, and Jav’a Latte. The Cocoa Fudge was rich and chocolatey. The Vanilla Bliss was my favorite—not too perfumey. And the Jav’a Latte was a perfect morning pick-me-up. Some in my family found the texture to be a bit “gritty” (most likely from the rice protein powder), but I didn’t mind the texture.

Kate Farms Komplete Dairy-Free Meal Replacement Shakes

I have tried dairy-based meal replacement shakes in the past and found them to be too thick and sometimes indigestion-causing. The Komplete Meal Replacement Shakes are filling without being too heavy. They also were an enjoyable, quick breakfast to enjoy on the go. I think the Komplete Meal Replacement Shakes would be handy for travel, too, when allergic kids can’t always get all the nutrients they need.

In terms of nutrition, the shakes contain 21 “superfoods” (from green tea to camu camu!), 24 vegetables, 5 grams of fiber, 8 grams of plant-based fat, and 17 grams of protein (from rice protein, pea protein, chia seeds and quinoa flour). They are also fortified, and contain a hefty dose of calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, magnesium, and much more.

Kate Farms Komplete Dairy-Free Meal Replacement Shakes

Images by Alisa Fleming

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kate Farms’ Komplete Meal Replacement Shakes are vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and soy-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Kate Farms website at www.katefarms.com

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About Sarah Hatfield

Sarah is the Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free. She also shares food and daily dilemmas as a milk allergy mom via her blog, No Whey, Mama. Sarah’s previous experience includes work as a copy editor at Thoroughbred Times magazine, a content writer at Travelago.com, and an intern at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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11 Comments

  1. Haas WellsMay 22, 2013 at 9:55 amReply

    Where can I find these drinks?

    • Alisa FlemingMay 22, 2013 at 11:06 amReply

      Head to their website! Link in the post above.

  2. Jason (Gluten Free / Dairy Free NJ)June 10, 2013 at 10:18 amReply

    I’ve been struggling to keep my weight up after a recent silent acid reflux diagnosis. My doctor wants me eating six low-fat meals per day. These will make a great quick and easy replacement for one of those meals!

    [p.s. I never miss breakfast, currently, it's a 96% fat free hamburger each morning!]

  3. SholomJune 13, 2013 at 11:44 amReply

    Komplete Ultimate Shakes are the best product of its kind I’ve come across. However, there are a couple downsides to these drinks. Lots of sugar and high price. The sugar is allegedly sourced from agave but the jury s out on whether that is any better than, say, cane sugar. The price is way up there. It retails for $4.69 where I am.

  4. SiouxFebruary 17, 2014 at 3:05 pmReply

    Love these shakes! Usually I’m hungry 1hr after having some of these other shakes and I’m lactose intolerant so whey protein is out of the question. I have one of these for lunch and I am good to go no sugar crashes or feeling ravenous an hour later very satisfying and I’m getting complete nutrition. I love love love them!

  5. Carol HallApril 3, 2014 at 6:45 pmReply

    I am looking for a shake that has a least 20g of protein, less than 15g of carbs, and less than 7g fat. Must be milk, gluten, and egg free.

  6. LeeMay 31, 2014 at 1:59 pmReply

    Hi Carol you may want to check this product I tink its kind of in the ball park of what you are looking for http://www.novadetox.co.uk/acatalog/high-protein-meal-replacement-drink.html

  7. Dr JoeJune 26, 2014 at 1:18 pmReply

    Finally a protein drink I can recommend. There are so many individuals suffering from metabolic syndrome and most if not all other drinks make if worse. Additionally Komplete is very low in sodium and potassium comparatively. I can recommend this in so many cases; kidney, liver, thyroid,malabsorption,fibro,etc.

  8. Kelly HillJuly 6, 2014 at 11:57 pmReply

    I’m in Australia [Brisbane] – where can I order / buy this from?

    • Alisa FlemingJuly 7, 2014 at 2:40 pmReply

      I don’t believe they ship internationally yet Kelly, but you can click through to their website, they may provide international shipping.

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