Essentials Shake

Essentials Shake
Essentials Shake
Essentials Shake
Essentials Shake
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Your morning routine just got a whole lot easier.

Consider the Essentials shake your new secret weapon for all-day energy and superhuman super powers. Jam-packed with all the wholesome goodness you need to crush whatever the day throws your way.

Nutritionally Complete

The Essentials is not a diet or a protein shake, it's a nutritionally complete meal in powder form.
We get it. Life is busy. But that's no excuse for slacking on your nutrition. The Essentials Shake exists to provide even the most time-crunched among us with an affordable and convenient way to be healthy and keep full while living a busy life on the go. 

Made from whole foods, not chemicals.

When you're on the go with no time to cook.

A meal in seconds, keeps you full for hours.

Helping you lose or maintain weight with ease. 

Essential nutrition made incredibly simple

Everything you need to look and feel your best in one delicious shake. Crafted from 25 sustainably-sourced superfoods that are naturally dried and gently processed to provide the core nutrients your body craves.

Provides optimal levels of the essential nutrients that are missing from modern diets.

Intentionally low-carb and only 110 calories per serving to support weight loss and boost metabolism.

Cheaper, more convenient, and healthier than a regular meal...just one scoop and you're good to go!

It’s no secret that plants do a body good but we’re not getting enough; a daily dose of Essentials can help.

Superfood Super-Fuel

Most meal replacements boast about the number of ingredients, the "perfect" macronutrient profile, or being the silver bullet to weight loss. We took a different approach.  Instead of throwing random ingredients together labeled as "proprietary" blends, we think you deserve to know why each ingredient is in your product and how they are sourced, harvested, and processed. Each of the 25 superfood ingredients in the Essentials is hand-selected for nutrient density and picked at just the right moment so you can actually feel them working their magic.  

Complete plant protein

Organic alkalizing greens

Full-spectrum vitamin & minerals

Antioxidant-rich superfruit berries

Omega-3 essential fatty acids

Our ingredient choices—the forms, what we include, and what we don't—are all made based on what you really need, backed up by next-level nutrition science.

Fuel for Life

The Essentials is more than just great tasting ingredients in a good-looking bag backed up by sexy science. It's a revolutionary approach to nutrition. Created to fill the gaps in your diet, the Essentials provides you with peace of mind knowing that you're getting the vital nutrients you need to thrive.

Sustainbly Sourced Ingredients

Using the world’s most bioavailable and complete plant-protein as the foundation, our goal was to create a product with unparalleled taste, quality, and efficacy without the use of synthetic ingredients, artificial flavors, or highly processed sweeteners. The result of our intensive research and relentless pursuit of our mission ushers in a new generation of premium plant-based nutrition that delivers a difference you can feel from ingredients you can trust﹣just as nature intended.

Fermented Shiitake Protein

You're probably aware of the harmful effects of animal-based protein products like whey and egg-based proteins and are seeking more natural and healthier alternatives. There's just one problem. All the of alternative protein sources on the market like pea, rice, algae, hemp, soy, cricket, and potato protein do not solve the three most important issues: taste, sustainability, and efficacy. The solution? Fermented shiitake protein! It's superior to any plant-based source of protein and has set a new standard for excellence in nutrition.

Whole milk 1.00 1.14
Chicken breast 1.00 1.08
Egg (hard boiled) 1.00 1.13
Cooked peas 0.60 0.58
Cooked rice 0.62 0.59
Almonds 0.39 0.40
Chickpeas 0.74 0.83
Tofu 0.56 0.52
Shiitake Mushroom

Mushroom Protein

Aurora, Colorado
Organic Greens

Organic Greens

14 Kale Leaves, 4 Spinach Leaves, 1 Broccoli Floret
Van Drunen Farm, USA
1 Serving
Bamboo shoot
Prebiotic Fiber

Bamboo Shoot

Southeast Asia
Whole foods
Full Spectrum

Whole Food Multivitamin

Natural not synthetic
United States
>50% DV
Marine algae magnesium
Marine Algae


Highly bioavailable
North Atlantic Seabed
Vitamin D

Vitamin D

The sunshine vitamin
2000 IU
Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 (MK-7)

Derived from chickpeas
Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

From Methylcobalamin

Flavor & Sweeteners

We know that regardless of how healthy something is for you, it doesn't matter if it doesn't taste good. But we didn't feel right putting a ton of sugar in our products to accomplish this. Even the "natural" sugar alternatives like stevia and sugar alcohols can pose health risks, which is why we sought out something better.

Using a unique sweetness and flavor combination of organic apple fiber and monk fruit blended together with real flavors from their true source of origin, we have changed the game by making healthy taste amazing. We accomplish this without the use of mysterious chemicals that hide under the label "natural flavors" and without highly processed "natural" sugars that can wreak havoc on the gut.

Apple fiber

Apple Fiber

Low glycemic index, unrefined
Monk fruit

Monk Fruit

Zero calorie sweetener
Organic cacao
Fair Trade

Organic Cacao

Natural origin

Shake Up Your Daily Routine

We get it. Life is busy. But that's no reason for your health to take a back seat. It's time to stop sacrificing nutrition for convenience and take back control of your health by providing what your body with what it needs to feel good and thrive.

Most of us get plenty of calories, but what we don't get is plenty of nutrirition. It's time to change that. Instead of throwing random ingredients together we let science be the guide. Every ingredient is backed by science and selected based on quality, efficacy, and sustainability.

If you're ready to experience what amazing feels like, it's time for an upgrade. The Essentials Shake is the most nutrient-dense and complete meal replacement shake on the planet. Period.


Mix, Shake, or Blend

Pour 10-12 ounces of water or plant-based milk into a shaker or blender. Add 1 level scoop of powder. Mix, shake, blend and enjoy!


Create a Smoothie or Bowl

Supercharge your smoothie by using the Essentials Shake to get an additional protein and nutrient boost. Try one of our recipes or create your own!

The All-In-One Nutrition Shake

The majority of the food we eat today would be unrecognizable by our ancestors. It's highly processed and lacks nutritional density. Sadly, the same holds true for many of the health foods we turn to for convenience. We're here to change that.

There's no shortage of shakes and bars out there that you could choose, but how do you know if they're actually healthy? Do you recognize all the ingredients? Do you trust that the highly refined "natural" sugars and sugar alcohols being used are harmless? Do you have any idea where the ingredients come from or what is in that proprietary blend? These are the questions you should be asking but rarely do because you simply don't have time. That's where we come in.

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Full-Spectrum Nutrition
Curbs Hunger
Boosts Energy Naturally
Fills Nutrient Gaps
Good for the Gut
Supports Healthy Metabolism

With the Essentials Shake, getting more plants and fiber into your diet and meeting your daily nutrition needs is just one less thing to worry about so you can get on with life - no compromise required. We go beyond splashy marketing and trendy buzzwords to deliver a product that actually delivers on its promise and purpose - promote health and empower you to feel good and thrive.

Created by Nature. Rooted in Science.

Blender with shake

Did you know that over 90% of Americans fail to meet the recommended daily intake for essential vitamins and minerals? Busy lifestyles, poor food choices, and a lack of nutrition in the food we eat all contribute to this problem. Specialty diets, food restrictions, and intolerances compound it.

The Essentials Shake addresses these challenges through precision nutrition. Each ingredient was carefully selected based on sound scientific research to work both in isolation and in synergy, comprehensively nourishing the body to promote health and beauty from within. But don't just take our word for it. Take a hard look at the science to see for yourself: Dr. Bruce Ames: Nutritional Triage Theory


What is the difference between the two flavors?
The two formulations are nearly identical. The difference is in the flavoring used to create them. For chocolate, we use a natural cacao powder and for vanilla chai we use a natural vanilla bean and chai blend. Have new flavors you’d like us to create? Let us know!
How is the Essentials Shake sweetened?
Creating a product that would help control blood sugar levels was important to us. For this reason, we use a carefully crafted combination of all natural sweeteners, each with its own purpose. Unlike some companies who use synthetic and artificial sweeteners to mask the taste of their products, you won’t find anything artificial in any of our formulations. Please refer to our additional ingredients page to learn more about each of the sweeteners used.
What is the best way to mix the Essentials Shake?
To provide our customers with the most convenient way to use the Essentials Shake whether you are at home, on the go, or traveling, we have designed the formulation to be readily mixed with 10-12oz. of water. The powder mixes best using a shaker bottle or blender. For a thicker shake with a more robust flavor profile, we suggest using a milk substitute such as unsweetened almond or coconut milk, but feel free to get as creative as you’d like. We’d love to share any new recipes that you come up create with our community!
Can I use more than one serving per day?
Absolutely! The Essentials Shake was designed to be used multiple times throughout the day. We suggest using it as a breakfast shake for a convenient and great start to the day, as a mid-day snack, or pre/post workout to refuel. If using the Essentials Shake as a meal replacement, we suggest using 2 scoops or something besides water to mix with to provide your body with additional calories that you would typically get from a normal meal.
Are there any allergen containing ingredients I should be aware of?
The Essentials Shake is vegan, which means it does not include any animal products such as meat, dairy, eggs, or honey. As far as other common allergens are concerned, our products are free of soy and gluten. Although the Essentials Shake formulation does not contain any of the following, our shakes are manufactured in a facility with equipment that handles: eggs, wheat, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans, crustacean shellfish and fish.
When do the shakes expire?
Each Essentials Shake package has a stamped-on manufacturing date. The shelf life is about 2 years from the stamped on date, but it is best to consume as closely to the manufacturing date as possible to receive maximum potency. To maintain freshness, we suggest you store LYFE Fuel products in a cool, dry place away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight. Most importantly, be sure to keep them in a visible place that will serve as a daily reminder to use them!
How does the Essentials Shake compare to similar products?
Similar to other plant-based protein supplements with added nutrients, the Essentials Shake contains vitamins & minerals, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Omega 3’s, antioxidants, fiber and more! The biggest difference is that we upped the amount of targeted vitamins and minerals to fill nutritional gaps that commonly occur. Higher levels of vitamin D3, K2, B12 and magnesium mean that you get therapeutic doses of these essential vitamins without having to take additional supplements. Not only does this cut down on the amount you would have to spend to get the same level of nutrients, but also provides added convenience. We have also included CoQ10 for its benefits to cellular health and anti-aging properties.
When and how should I use the Essentials Shake?
For best results, the Essentials Shake was designed to be used twice daily. It is a great way to start the day as a morning breakfast smoothie, the perfect way to get through the afternoon as a mid-day snack, and ideal for fueling your body before and after a workout. Some of our customers love it so much that they use it as a dessert, cook with it, and more! For more ideas on how to use it, check out some of our recipes and please share your creations with us!
Can the Essentials Shake be used as a meal replacement?
Yes. Since the Essentials Shake is fortified with 50% daily value of the essential vitamins and minerals this product makes a perfect meal replacement for those seeking to control calories. Due to the low caloric content of just 100 calories per serving, however, it is recommended to use a milk substitute to get additional calories that you would otherwise get from food. As a meal replacement, creating a shake that contains a minimum of 150 calories is optimal.