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November 7, 2011 6:38 AM
I'm wondering if anyone can offer me some insight on this. I used to eat breakfast everyday, it would depend on the day what I ate but I just recently switched to Smoothies. I put about 1/2 cup of orange juice, about 4-5 frozen peach slices and about 1.5 cups of frozen strawberries. I went and bought this shake yesterday and this morning I just added two scoops into my morning smoothie. Do you think this is okay or do you think that it defeats the purpose of the shake?

I was also of thinking of trying to put one cup of cold coffee (no sugar), milk, ice, and two scoops of this shake (I got the vanilla bean). I am just trying to think of creative ways to drink it and make it work.

Does anyone have any insight on this?
April 8, 2012 1:42 PM
what is the kind of shake u are using?
April 8, 2012 1:51 PM
I have used them and they taste great. I started with the ones already mixed in the bottle and then was gonna try the powder, but the powder has less protein, where the bottle is 25gm. My son got me Whey Gold Standard powder, 25gm per serving in the double chocolate and it also taste great. I mix it with FF milk and banana. I'm planning on sticking with the powder my son got me. The price compared to the bottled GNC shake is much better.
May 8, 2012 8:11 AM
I do the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge and have lost 12 pounds in the last 90 days and am looking to lose more this next challenge.
I love the shakes and drink 2 a day. High protein, safe for diabetics 1 and 2 and children, nursing moms. The nutrients are not compromised by heat so you can make your drink hot like hot chocolate or coffee drinks. I put frozen fruit in mine, and really good chocolate. I am going to lose more this time cause I'm exercising now. I have site cause I wanted to rep this protein powder is and I get my shake mix for free now because 3 of my friends are doing it too
June 27, 2012 2:17 PM
did you eat as well or only have the shakes
June 27, 2012 2:22 PM
k please help me understand are you not to eat and only have the shake or do you eat and have the shake..
June 27, 2012 7:15 PM
180 calories, 30 carbs and only 9 protein -- why bother, have a candy bar. Really, try another brand. The carbs are ridiculous in this brand. Not knocking GNC as I buy their Pro Performance (100-130 calories, 2-5 carbs and 20+ protein depending on flavor).

I have used the Pro Performance along with 3 other low carb/calorie shakes for 7+ months and helped me reach my protein goals and lose 100+. I am lazy, I don't like to cook and I am cranky if I have to get up early just to eat so these work awesome for breakfast. I have had one every morning for that and some days even have 1 or 2 servings for lunch.
September 11, 2012 9:51 AM
I have been using the lean shake for couple of days and love the taste. I find it very filling but with 25 grams of protein, I am not surprised. The powder mix is only 9 grams if you purchase it in Canada. For some reason the premade AND the powder ones are both 25 grams in the US.

Try adding peanut butter and frozed berries to the choc shake, it will taste like a peanut butter and jam sandwich lol
September 11, 2012 12:03 PM
My wife and I have both used the GNC Total Lean shakes for three months. They worked really well for both of us. We were primarily worried about losing fat and used the regular ones, not the ones with the added protein. They mix very well and have a good taste. Plus, GNC has a buy back program, so if you don't like it you can take the container back along with your receipt and get a full refund. They definitely helped us both shed fat.
October 11, 2012 1:56 PM
I took a look at the label and am not impressed. Sucralose, an artificial sweetener is not good for you, never is carrageenan, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and lot of over crap.. There is only 9 grams of protein. I use the protein shake from Isagenix because they use organic whey protein from New Zealand.
They have two types of protein shakes, Isalean Protein shake and Isalean Pro protein shake. The first one has 24 grams of protein and the later one has 35 grams of protein. The program incorporates nutritional cleansing.
You can check the info yourself by going to this website you will find the ingredients and the nutritional products from the company. Great thing too is if you like it and share it like so many of you have been doing about the GNC total lean shake, you can get your products for free. Nice little plus too.
March 28, 2013 6:57 AM
You must use the Total Lean 25! My son used the product for Breakfast and Lunch, lost 65 pounds and is using the product for breakfast only now!! It works...
March 28, 2013 7:00 AM
I use the ready made ones. I love it. Just remember they are meal replacements so watch your other calories. Good Luck
May 23, 2013 8:01 AM
they are pretty handy, I must say. I don't like to eat before workouts, so they're perfect for me to help me get through the workout. I have the powder at home and make a shake before I hit the gym in the early ams (these I make with milk. I personally use soy milk). I use the ready made ones for gym time after work. I do like them.
May 23, 2013 11:50 AM
I love the GNC Total Lean shakes with 25 grams of protein in them. I never use milk, only water in them. These are even good made in a shaker cup on the go. Below are the flavors that I have tried and love. Also don't be afraid to mix with frozen fruit, sugar free coffee syrups, coffee creamers, or sugar free jello dry pudding mix..

Peppermint Mocha (Good to use in a huge cup of hot coffee too)
Key Lime
Orange Cream
Mixed Berries
Blueberries and Cream
Vanilla Bean
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Cookies and Cream (Not a favorite of mine)

I get them when they are on sale or I have a $5.00 off coupon (which are often attached to the tub)
June 4, 2013 9:51 AM
I going start trying them myself. I heard they were good and tasty. I'm not one for giving up meals for a shake but I'm welling to do so. I need to lose 10 pounds. I did the nutrisystem and lost weight yet i want to lose lose more. Let me know how it goes for you.:)
August 6, 2013 8:53 PM
I just wanted to mention that after using total lean shake I. See it more as a body composition shake than a weight loss.. I thjink if u are expecting to drop poundage u will be dissapointed.. but as it is a good nutrient filled breakfast calorie blast .. it really is a nice additon to the morning routine.. I have noticed overall leanness more than weightloss.. but the vitamin content really helps me meet my daily needs.. and if u want a thicker shake u can use skim milk.. pertsonally I like the water.. as I find it more hydrating.. and I only drink 1 a day in the morning! With some yoguart or a grapefruit!
August 6, 2013 8:56 PM
full of aspartame and chemicals
September 21, 2013 10:07 PM
For the GNC Total Lean Shake, how many days does it cover? In other words, how many shakes will it make?
September 21, 2013 10:08 PM

You must use the Total Lean 25! My son used the product for Breakfast and Lunch, lost 65 pounds and is using the product for breakfast only now!! It works...

How long did it take him to lose 65lbs.?
Edited by collinwrightt On September 21, 2013 10:09 PM
September 21, 2013 10:16 PM
full of fake sugars and chemicals
September 22, 2013 3:54 PM
I drink lean shakes for breakfast and I really like them, only 170 calories and 25 grams of protein and they keep me full!! I drink the strawberries and cream and vanilla bean ones
October 19, 2013 8:38 AM
JUST started the lean shake program, don't have specs on weight, but I find it does tie me over for longer than I thought. I can now skip lunch or breakfast and not be hungry at work, whch is good since I see at a desk 9+ hours a day. Hoping to cut some weight and continue hitting the gym at night. Perfect for me since I don't want to get big but just want to cut fat.
October 24, 2013 8:52 AM
I been on these lean shakes and I replace 2 meals , eat a small fruit and a lean snack and a healthy dinner . I am losing
October 24, 2013 8:55 AM
Keep it up and good luck !
October 24, 2013 8:57 AM
That's great to hear , gives us all hope !


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