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The 5 Best Substitutes For Optavia Fueling And Shake

Maria Foster
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by Maria Foster

Optavia is a popular meal replacement shake designed to help you feel fuller and curb your hunger.

Best Substitutes For Optavia Fueling And Shake

But if you can’t get hold of it or don’t get on with it, you can substitute it for:

  • Slimfast
  • Huel Protein Powder
  • Kellogg’s Special K protein bars
  • RXBAR protein bars
  • WonderSlim meal replacement protein bars

Optavia fueling and shakes are super convenient for anyone who wants to look after their physical health.

What I like most is that you don’t have to buy lots of different ingredients or take the time to prepare or cook a meal. You get all the nutrients for an entire meal in just one meal replacement shake.

And it’s portable, too, which is perfect if you’re on the go and have a busy day. All you have to do is add a little water or milk, give it a good shake, and you’re all set.

They’re designed to be high in both protein and fiber while being low in sugar. They’re also kosher and lactose-free and contain no artificial sweeteners.

This means that they’re great for both slimmers and bodybuilders alike.

Keep reading, and I’ll share some more information on the best substitutes.

Optavia Fueling And Shakes Substitutions: Nutritional Information And Ratios

CaloriesFatCarbsProteinFiberSubstitution Ratio
Optavia1100.5 g13 g14 g4 gN/A
Huel Protein Powder40013 g45 g30 g7 g1:1
Slimfast Shake1003 g7 g12 g5 g1:1
Kellogg’s Special K1705 g23 g12 g5 g1:1
RXBAR2109 g23 g12 g5 g1:1
WonderSlim 1001.5 g7 g15 g0 g1:1

What Does Optavia Taste Like?

One of the things that makes Optavia Fueling and Shakes so popular is its wide range of different flavors -bringing you all the variety you could want in your diet.

There are 7 different flavors available in total, including creamy chocolate, caramel macchiato, mocha, creamy vanilla, rich dark chocolate, peanut butter, and wild strawberry.

Most people take these shake mixes with water but provided that you’re not lactose intolerant, any one of these mixes can be mixed with milk for an even creamier taste and texture. So long as taking milk with it suits your nutritional requirements, of course.

Many people also occasionally add one or two extras, such as blended fresh strawberries with the strawberry shake, a shot of espresso in the caramel macchiato shake, or some healthy nut butter in the chocolate shakes.

What’s more, you can enjoy the shakes either hot or cold – so many possibilities!

Optavia Nutritional Value

One serving of Optavia provides 110 calories, 13 g carbs, 0.5 g fat, 14 g protein, and 4 g fiber.

The 5 Best Substitutes For Optavia Fueling And Shake

A Closer Look At The Optavia Fueling And Shakes Substitutes

Huel Protein Powder

Huel Protein Powder makes for an excellent meal replacement shake because it meets all the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines and Daily Value (DV) requirements for all macro – and micronutrients, thanks to its balanced macro split of 37:30:30:3 of net carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fiber, as well as 27 essential vitamins and minerals.

It’s available in a great range of different flavors, including banana, salted caramel, chocolate, vanilla, berry, cinnamon swirl, coffee and mint chocolate.

It is primarily aimed at bodybuilders, however, rather than slimmers, because it provides considerably more calories and protein than alternatives such as Optavia, which suits the target market of Huel protein powder, who will use up those calories at the gym or on their workouts.

Slimfast Shake

Slimfast shakes, as the name implies, are specially formulated for anyone who wants to slim down.

One serving provides all the nutrients of a healthy, balanced meal and is an excellent source of protein and fiber, complete with 23 different vitamins and minerals.

It also happens to be free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

It’s available in 9 different flavors in total, including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, banana, caramel, café latte, blueberry, and raspberry and white chocolate. Plenty of variety for your taste buds!

You can use Slimfast shake powders the same way as Optavia by adding water and giving it a good shake. And occasionally, you can also find Slimfast shakes ready-made.

Kellogg’s Special K Protein Bars

If you don’t have time to make a shake, Kellogg’s Special K Protein Bars are an excellent alternative to Optavia meal replacement shakes.

They’re not too high in calories or carbs, and they’re an excellent source of protein and fiber.

What’s more, coming from Kellogg’s, you already know they will taste great. They come in various flavors, including strawberry yogurt, cookies and cream, and chocolate peanut butter.

RXBAR Protein Bars

RXBAR Protein Bars are another great alternative to Optavia meal replacement shakes because they are packed with flavor. I can highly recommend the chocolate sea salt flavor – they’re delicious.

There’s also blueberry, peanut butter, berry, chocolate coffee, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. And they also have an excellent texture, chewy but not too dense, which I’m a big fan of.

They’re reasonably low in calories, but at the same time, they also provide a great amount of protein and fiber to keep you satiated and satisfied until your next meal.

WonderSlim Protein Bars

WonderSlim protein bars are an excellent alternative to Optavia Fueling and Shakes because they’re incredibly slimming due to the low number of calories per bar and low volume of fats and carbs.

It also features a staggering 23 different vitamins and minerals as well. And it’s both kosher and vegetarian to boot.

They’re available in a great selection of flavors, including chocolate cream, chocolate salted caramel, mocha cream, cocomint cream, strawberry cream, vanilla cream, and dark cocoa cream.

The 5 Best Substitutes For Optavia Fueling And Shake

Vegan Substitutes For Optavia Fueling And Shake

If you’re following a vegan diet, I have a couple of substitute recommendations for you below:

Nakd Bars

Nakd Bars are packed with vitamins and minerals; they are raw and cold-pressed and contain no added sugar.

What’s more, these bars are completely vegan.

They can be used as a replacement for Optavia.

GoRaw Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Similar to the above, GoRaw Dark Chocolate Protein Bars can be used as a vegan substitute for Optavia.

Using Optavia In Recipes

While so many people rave about Optavia recipes, these are recipes that come from the Optavia company and not those that feature Optavia Fueling and Shakes as an ingredient.

Optavia Fueling and Shakes are shakes intended for meal replacement, so they are designed to be sufficient for an entire meal, with no other ingredients included other than water.

That said, however, and as mentioned earlier, Optavia shakes can also be made with additional ingredients added in, such as milk, fruit, or nut butter.

There are few set recipes around for this, and people simply add in anything they think will either enhance the taste and/or texture or add to the overall nutritional value.


There are some great food and drink choices out there that you can easily substitute in place of Optavia Fueling Shakes, such as a Slimfast or Huel Protein Powder shake, or protein bars such as Kellogg’s Special K, RXBAR or WonderSlim meal replacement protein bars.

As for which to choose on any given day, this boils down to two main questions. Are you hungry for a shake or a snack bar? And, is your aim to slim down or to bulk up?

When it comes to slimming shakes, your best alternative is a Slimfast shake. But if you’re a gym buff, then you should really go for a Huel Protein Powder shake.

When it comes to slimming snack bars, your best alternative is WonderSlim because it’s so low in calories, carbs, and fat.

But if you’re more concerned with your total protein intake, you should go for Kellogg’s Special K or RXBAR protein bars.

So you can rest assured that if you don’t like or can’t get Optavia Fueling Shakes, there are plenty of great alternative meal replacements out there.

Further reading: Homemade Drinks That Burn Fat While You Are Sleeping

Frequently Asked Questions

What Makes Optavia Fuelings Different?

Optavia Fuelings have some great features, including probiotic cultures, which are great for digestion and gut health. But perhaps what Optavia is best known for is that all their meals have an identical macronutrient profile.

Is Wonderslim equal to Optavia?

WonderSlim and Optavia are both meal replacement and diet programs, but they have distinct differences in their approach, product offerings, and dietary philosophies.

About Maria Foster
Maria Foster
Maria Foster is a mother of 3 and she and her husband of 23 years share their home with 2 faithful dogs. Besides being CEO of the household and active in her community, Maria is the lead contributor to Food Champs and loves to try new food ideas and kitchen accessories to make easier and more delicious meals.
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