Bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass, gastric band, duodenal switch, and sleeve gastrectomy have all proven to be effective surgical methods for treating patients with class III obesity.
The purpose of these operations is to reduce the size of the stomach and change the way the body absorbs and digests food. Following a bariatric surgery you will feel less hungry and fuller even after consuming small meals which can help considerably with weight loss.
However, while the surgery can be an effective fix to help you meet your weight loss goals, the dietary restrictions imposed post-op can be challenging to manage and adhere to.
Luckily, Ambari Nutrition offers bariatric protein shakes and smoothie meal replacements that are a delicious, flavorful, and convenient way to get the essential nutrients, protein, and vitamins needed to help support post-op recovery and achieve weight loss goals.
In this article, we will look at the 10 most popular smoothie meal replacement flavors that are hot favorites among our patients and why they should be incorporated as part of your daily dietary routine.
If you are recovering from bariatric surgery and are looking for nutritious meals or snacks that are quick to make and can be consumed on the go, smoothies and shakes are an excellent choice.
All our meal replacement shakes and smoothies include a healthy dose of protein as well as essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that make for a high energy low-calorie, and low-fat meal.
Here are some of our most popular flavors.
One of our most popular flavors, our Aloha Mango Protein Smoothie offers a taste of the tropics that is certain to satisfy your taste buds. The sweet and satisfying mango flavor offers a welcome change from the standard chocolate and vanilla bariatric smoothies readily available in the market.
Ever had a shake that made you feel you were having an apple pie? Well, now you can! New Direction's Apple Pie Protein Shake tastes like apple pie but without any of the unwanted sugar, carbs, and calories. Instead, this delicious shake powder is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber making it great for digestion and the perfect meal replacement for those that enjoy an on-the-go lifestyle.
While there are plenty of banana shakes available in the market, our Tropical Banana Shake is made specifically for bariatric patients. With just 90 calories and 15g of protein in each serving it is the perfect healthy snack to snuff out those hunger pangs.
Looking for a flavor to treat your taste buds? Our Berry Fusion Yoghurt Smoothie is made with real blackberries and yogurt that is sure to appease even the most discerning of palates.
With a perfect blend of protein, vitamins, and minerals this smoothie is ideal for medical weight loss patients looking for something sweeter and thicker than your average shake.
Chocolate shakes and smoothies are an evergreen choice among our patients. However, rather than offer bland chocolate flavors, we offer shakes and smoothies that are a lot more flavorful and more than just artificial chocolate.
Our Chocolate Banana Frappe, Chocolate Brownie Shake, Chocolate Chill Mint Shake, Chocolate Coconut Shake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake, Chocolate Salted Caramel Shake, and Milk Chocolate Shake are all amazing choices for all you chocolate lovers out there seeking to satisfy your cravings without jeopardizing your weight loss goals.
One of our newest flavors that is quickly gaining in popularity is our Cinnamon Swirl Protein Shake which has a sweet cinnamon flavor and can be consumed both as a shake or in the form of a creamy pudding.
As coffee isn't recommended for post-op bariatric patients, as it can cause dehydration, our Coffee Protein Shake offers the perfect way to get the bold taste of coffee without any of the health concerns for dieting coffee lovers.
Made with roasted hazelnut and cocoa our Hazelnut Cocoa Protein Shake can be enjoyed both as a pudding and a shake and is one of our top sellers not only because it is delicious but also due to its high protein, vitamin, and mineral content which makes it an ideal weight loss meal replacement.
The classic French vanilla flavor is as timeless as the tides and our French Vanilla Protein Shake is no exception. A fan favorite for its rich and creamy taste and low-carb and aspartame-free blend it's unsurprising that this is our best-seller weight loss protein shake!
Who doesn't love strawberries? This sweet delicious berry is an American staple and as such one of our most popular flavors.
Our product line of meal replacement protein shakes and smoothies have anywhere from 12-30g of high-quality protein per serving that assists with fat burning and weight loss. Each of our servings also comes individually packed making measurement and preparation as easy and convenient as can be.
Yes, we can deliver all over the US and Canada as well. Call us at 888-444-7120 for more details.
Apart from smoothies and shakes we also offer a wide range of other products including protein bars, fruit drinks, hot drinks, breakfast foods, desserts, entrees, puddings, soups, snacks, and even vitamins and supplements to aid you on your weight loss journey.
To take advantage of our discounts and deals, order your favorite smoothie meal replacement here or call us at 888-444-7120.
Author: Carrie H.
Carrie is a passionate health and nutrition writer who transforms complex medical research into accessible, evidence-based content to empower readers to make informed choices about their wellbeing. With a background in science and a dedication to helping others live healthier lives, she provides thoughtful analysis of the latest studies and practical, actionable advice readers can apply to their own lives.
Reviewed By: Dr. Kevin Huffman
Dr. Huffman is an accomplished board-certified bariatric physician with extensive clinical experience and expertise in treating obesity. He has trained countless healthcare providers and founded American Bariatric Consultants to develop highly sought-after protocols, training materials and continuing education used widely by medical societies, hospitals and physicians. Dr. Huffman's impact reaches far beyond direct patient care, as he actively prepares the next generation of physicians to achieve board certification in bariatrics, thereby exponentially expanding access to this vital medical treatment.