Ensure Review

Our Rating:
5.5/10
12 User Reviews

Ensure creates shakes protein shakes for various nutritional needs.

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Ensure Details

Metric
Value
Our Rating
Calories:
90
10/10
Sugar:
9g
6.5/10
Cholesterol:
0mg
10/10
Fat:
1g
9.0/10
Carbs:
13g
8.0/10
Dietary Fiber:
3g
6.5/10
Protein:
9g
6.0/10
Organic:
No
4.0/10
Superfoods:
No
4.0/10
Artificial Sweeteners:
Yes
4.0/10
Controversial Ingredients:
Yes
4.0/10
Price Per Serving:
Varies
4.0/10

Our Ensure Review

WRITTEN BY
Regina Minton - BA - San Jose State University

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About

Ensure Original Nutrition Shake is a ready-made shake for a variety of lifestyles, promoting strength and endurance. Though the Ensure line of products are typically marketed to older consumers, they are useful for all ages. Ensure products are often recommended by healthcare professionals to improve endurance, but are also used for patients pre-surgery, in recovery from surgery, and as a therapeutic drink. The products are also used for weight loss and supplemental nutrition.  

 Nutrition

Users had mixed reactions to the Ensure Original Nutrition Shake’s nutritional content. On the positive side, they were happy with the low calorie content (90 per serving) and miniscule fat content (1g per serving). It is also gluten-free and can be eaten by people with lactose intolerance, and contains many essential vitamins and minerals. However, this shake had several things working against it in the eyes of users looking for a long-term healthy lifestyle. The Ensure Original Nutrition Shake has a relatively high sugar content (9g per serving), low dietary fiber (3g per serving), and lower than desired protein (9g). It’s not organic and contains no superfoods. It also contains artificial sweeteners and controversial ingredients.  

 Uses 

The Ensure Original Nutrition Shake can be consumed right from the bottle. It should be served cold.  

Flavors

The Ensure Original Nutrition Shake comes in vanilla, milk chocolate, strawberry, dark chocolate, butter pecan, coffee latte, and banana nut. Chocolate seems to be the favorite flavor among users.  

Price

The price of Ensure varies widely. It is available in many stores and on many websites, so it would be difficult to get an accurate average price. However, it is decidedly cheaper than many protein shakes on the market, and since you can pick it up in the store or have it shipped for free via Amazon Prime, it does hold an advantage for those watching their budget.  

What People Are Saying

Many users had good things to say about the Ensure Original Protein Shake, including “Love my Ensure!”, “Great product and great value,” and “So good my kids steal them!” Many testified to how Ensure’s Original Protein Shake helped them recover from surgery or illness as an option for eating when they felt ill. Other individuals were not impressed. These individuals often identified themselves as people living or starting a dieting lifestyle. For them, it was not the right choice.  

Conclusion

The Ensure Original Protein Shake seems to be designed for specific lifestyles and individuals. It is appreciated greatly by people who are pre or post surgery, older and in need of supplements, or looking for on-the-go healthy meal replacements. For those individuals, this product is ideal. Others who were seeking a different kind of product, one they could use long-term to enhance their diet or exercise program, were less impressed. This product does not seem to be universal in its use, and therefore it’s loved by some and passed on by others.  

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