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Waking up in the mornings can be a huge task. Especially if it is a cold rainny Monday morning. Snooze and snooze. Crap! You are late to work. Dress in a hurry, no time for a shower, almost forget the phone. We have all been there. It sucks. You had to skip breakfast and had no coffee to wake you up. You arrive to work looking like a zombie. For those dire situations -and every other morning-, Plenny Shake WakeUp might be just what you needed. 75mg of caffeine integrated in a complete balanced meal ready in less than a minute. Sounds like it is worth a try. Let’s see it in this Plenny Wakeup review.
IMPORTANT: There is a clearance sale going on with all their old formula Plenny shakes 25% off. For many this iteration was better than the current one. I know I will get my hands on some.
Plenny Shake WakeUp at a glance
Ingredients: Oatmeal (Gluten), Plenny Shake Vitamix (Maltodextrin, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Choline Bitartrate, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Chromium Chloride, Niacin, Vitamin A, Sodium Fluoride, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin K1, Riboflaving, Copper Sulphate Monohydrate, Vitamin B6), Soy Flour, Sunflower oil, Ground Flaxseed, Caffeine, Coffee Flavour, Thickener: Guar Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose.
Plenny Shake WakeUp is a standard Plenny Shake in steroids. I mean, it contains 75mg of caffeine, so you can start the day with all the attention and energy you need. Otherwise, it is nutritionally almost identical; same ingredients, same nutritional values. Vegan, with 400kcal per serving, mostly from carbs(52g or 20% of RI); plus, 15g of protein (30% of RI); plus, 14g of fat (20% of RI), and 2g of saturated fats (10% of RI); and 7.2g of fiber (36% of RI).
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- RI based on 2,000kcal
- RI based on 2,500kcal
Plenny Shake WakeUp FAQ
1- What is the difference between Plenny Shake and Plenny Shake WakeUp?
Just the caffeine boost. The serving size used to be bigger, but now it has been standarized to 400kcal. The vitamin & mineral ratio is the same. It also used to contain beta-alanine, but it has recently removed from the mix. I would think about it as another flavour option, rather than another product.
2- Is there any other flavour aside from coffee?
No and there does not seem to be anything else coming. I do not personally mind. However, here is a small tip: buy the Vanilla version, mix it with milk and add coffee to it. Voila!
3- I am from Canada. Can I purchase it?
Concurrent theme with all European meal replacements, and all Jimmyjoy products. The shipping cost will make it impossible.
4- What are the shipping costs?
EU- Free over €50 if you live in Netherlands, Belgium or Germany. Free over in orders over €100 for the rest of EU.
USA- Free in orders over $75.
More detailed breakdown here.
5- How much is 75mg of caffeine?
Before, you google it let me tell you. It is equivalent of 4.5oz cup of coffee, or 2 coke cans. Enough to be dangerous? For most adults 400mg is stated to be safe(ESFA study). Only pregnant women should be careful about it, since it is recommended to consume less than 200mg. But my mother used to drink coffee when she was pregnant… Yes, but prevention is better than cure.
Opinion on Plenny Shake WakeUp
I tend to do pros and cons, usually. A more analytical approach were I try to explain my thoughts. This time is going to be more subjective.
Lowering the caffeine content was not a good move.
Plenny Shake WakeUp was an absolute bomb. An energy blast for your morning (or afternoon, where I struggle the most). It was a product designed with boosting your productivity. 200mg per serving plus beta-alanine (common booster element in nootropics). Now, only offers 75mg (yes, the serving is smaller but still less percentage wise) and has no other booster element. It does not feel like a product with an specific design, like it used to, it just feels like another flavour.
It is now vegan.
WakeUp used to be a vegetarian shake because it contained whey protein. In the bet Jimmyjoy has made for vegan products, they standarized all their Plenny Shakes to not have any whey protein. As such, the protein content and well as the quality has been lowered in WakeUp (issue with all Plenny Shakes).
I want something more unique.
For the breakfast shake, I am hoping Jimmyjoy will spend more time developing an iteration of WakeUp that is going to be different to the rest of Plenny Shakes. With a different nutritional basis, or some boosters like green tea extract or guarana. I do not know. Something more exciting.
It is still good.
However, the taste is good. The nutrition is OK (not bad). The caffeine boost is still considerable, like a expresso shot. Plus, the price is unbeatable. So, I would see no point on changing if you have been enjoying your Plenny Shake WakeUp.