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Welcome to the re-review of the long standing Super Body Fuel product stack! As you will find out during this Superbodyfuel review… the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Since the initial review of SBF in 2018 the world is in a very different place at the moment, most notably due to the worldwide pandemic. However, Super Body Fuel as a brand continues to progress with its line meal replacement products, that serve multiple uses, and cater to multiple price points.

In fact, they still have the cheapest powder in the whole market and great international shipping terms, as they used too.

We said that Superbodyfuel is one of the most interesting brands in the US market, but is this still true? Let’s find out!

Superbodyfuel Review at a Glance

Flavours: Plain (Unsweetened), Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice, Original, and Strawberry.


Superbodyfuel (originally Schmilk) is the ultimate brand for those looking for cheap meals and/or want to have more customization options.

Because all their powders require to add milk or oil or some form of extra nutrients, they leave more room to play around. This is really interesting, but has a major drawback. It is harder to achieve optimal nutrition and well balanced shakes that other companies offer from the get go.

Thus, it might put off those who are newer to meal replacements and nutrition.

On the other hand, the ultra competitive prices, and customer care are a staple of SuperBodyFuel shakes.

What I like

1. Competitive pricing. Milk Fuel is the cheapest shake you can buy in the US, and the rest of products are equally well priced.

2. Lots of flavours and great at keeping you full. Plus, each product line has the same flavors!

3. Awesome packaging! The bags are really good. They are thick, lined and resealable. This goes for both the meal bags and the sample bags!

4. Community driven brand. The CEO is very approachable and has been a member of the meal replacent community since the start.

5. Free shipping to the US and good international shipping terms. This paired with the inexpensive prices makes Superbodyfuel shakes affordable almost everywhere.

6. Detailed instructions. Very clear breakdowns of how it’s best prepared, and what outcomes can be expected by using different additives or amending volume.

7. 20% subscription discount.

8. Hypoallergenic shakes. These are gluten-free, vegan, free of artificial sweeteners and without nuts. Perfect for those who have many allergies

What I Dislike

1. Not the most convenient and beginner friendly. Having to add calories from other sources requires some extra knowledge of nutrition.

2. Most flavours taste very similar. Despite having 6 different options, they do resemble each other significantly.

3. Could mix better and improve the texture a little. Due to the ingredients, this is a slightly granular shake with more bits than other competitors.

4. Website UI could be improved upon. There aren’t many pictures of the products and it has a very barebones feel to it that can make it feel less trustworthy.

5. Having to add your own fats can skew nutritional output. For instance, if you add whole milk, you will get a shake that’s high in saturated fats.

6. No shaker bottle included.


1. All-in-one shake. Offer a simpler option, such as a “just add water” option.

2. Offer single serving bags as an option. Their sample bags are great and single serve packs are very convenient.

3. Site/Brand facelift. I don’t hate it, but it can use some attention. He has said that a new site is in the works. Stay tuned.

What PRODUCTS does SuperBodyFuel offer?

Brief Milk Fuel (Schmilk) Review

Superbodyfuel’s most known product, due to its unbelievably low price, particularly when you add the 20% subscription ($0.8/400kcal). Truth is that the price is brought down, since the powder only provides with 40% of the energy (200kcal) and the rest of the nutrition is achieved by adding milk. Thus, the final price tag will depend on the price of the milk that you use  (whole milk, almond milk, soy milk). If you were to use Milk Fuel with water (not how it is intended), each 400kcal will cost you $2.

Price issues aside, Milk Fuels model (of providing the servings with counting the milk) is unique. Most brands recommend to use water by default, since they provide with enough calories (milk would just add extra). The model is interesting, while it does create an extra step and worry to the user (having to be aware of which milk is using).

Adding milk to the mix does mean that you will get a lot of sugar in form of lactose (23g per serving). Having to drink half a gallon a day may cause some stomachal problems (gasses) to many, even if they are not lactose intolerant.

Lactose intolerancy is not damaging to the gastrointestinal track, but causes severe pain. It is due to the lack of lactase dehydrogenase, the enzyme that is in charge to break down lactose into sugars that we can use. Lactase is abundant in the first few weeks after birth, peaking at week 34; and with age it is reduced to really low levels (which causes the intolerance) in most adults. The exception is the population with history of cattle domestication (e.g. North Europe) which has develop a “lactose persistace trait“, enabling them to enjoy milk without having any stomachal issues.

Another “issue” with this approach it will be the amount of saturated fats (40g) will double the recommended amounts by the USDA and the ESFA, 20g. Not only that, but the amount of saturated fats will be greater than the amounts of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats; which it is linked with higher coronary heart disease risk and higher likelyhood for obesity.

Besides the nutritional nuisances, Milk Fuel comes in 5 different flavours: Plain (unsweetened), Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Cinnamon. The flavoured versions use monk fruit as a sweetener, which may make the shake too sweet for the few that are sensitive to it. You can purchase it in bags of 20 or 40 meals.

Milk Fuel Nutrition
Milk Fuel Nutrition and instructions on how to use it.

Brief Keto Fuel Review

Keto Fuel works similarly to Milk Fuel. The powder is only part of the nutritional mix, to which you need to add your oil of choice. Superbodyfuel recommends avocado oil, and the nutritional values are calculated with it, but you could also use another vegetable oil (olive, high oleic sunflower, coconut). Be aware that not only the price will be different, but their fatty acid composition will differ. For that reason, many brands (such as Sated) will opt for providing you their own fat mix to add to the shake.

Keto Fuel is also more expensive than Milk Fuel ($2.22/400kcal vs $1.00/400kcal). If we add the cost of avocado oil ($16.79/1L in Costco) the final price would be around $2.70, which is cheaper than Sated, too. Therefore, pricewise Keto Fuel is very good.

However, there are a couple of things to take into consideration with this product. Firstly, this is not a very beginner friendly product and requires some nutritional knowledge (perhaps obviously). Secondly, and more importantly, because this is a ketogenic meal replacement, it is aimed for people who want to reach ketosis and are following a ketogenic diet.

A ketogenic diet is not something you can be on and off during the day, but requires to lower the carbohydrate levels to the point where your body cannot use them as a energy source and starts burning fats instead. This causes the body to switch into fat metabolism, in which the liver will create energy compounds known as ketone bodies. For this you will have to stay under 20-30g of carbs a day (depends on the individual)! Reaching the ketogenic state will also require 2-3 days and doing it wrong could cause you health issues (while doing it right could have some benefits, too). These “health issues” might include keto flu, electrolyte defficiency, unusual bowel movement… which are all part of the adaptation process.

Keto Fuel is only available in 4 flavours: Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinammon and Plain (Unsweetened). It comes in bags of 20 meals; and while the recommended meal is 450kcal it can be easily customizable by the amount of fats that you add.

As a final note, you will most likely have to also take fish oil (EPA and DHA) in order to get enough omega-3; since the commercial vegetable oils do not contain enough.

Keto Fuel Nutrition
Keto Fuel nutritional information and the different options you have to customize your meal.

Brief Athlete Fuel Review

Athlete Fuel is the most similar one to Schmilk, since it also requires adding milk. The main differences are the serving size (base is 330kcal vs 200kcal) and the amount of protein per serving (which is doubled). Despite the fact that the price is also higher, it will still only cost you $0.27 more. The price increase is mainly due to the bigger serving size and the fact that it has added protein, which is likely the most expensive part.

When comparing Athlete Fuel with other “sport” meal replacements, it comes with 4g more of protein that Plenny Shake Active ($1.44/400kcal); it also has more protein than Queal Athletic (49.5g/766kcal) and it is cheaper; and it has similar protein levels to Huel Powder (notorious for being really high in protein). Thus, Athlete Fuel is a good bang for the buck, comparable with Complete 360 meal.

Like Keto Fuel, Athlete Fuel comes in 4 different flavours: Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinnamon and Plain (Unsweetened). It is also delivered in bags of 20 meals; which could provide enough food for 5 days.

Nutritionally speaking, I would be worried about the lactose and saturated fat levels (as stated in the Milk Fuel review), and perhaps it is better used as a one a day meal replacement.

Athlete Fuel Nutrition
Athlete Fuel nutrition and different usage options.

Brief Super Fuel Review

Super Fuel is basically a mix betweent Keto Fuel and Milk Fuel; a low carbohydrate, high fat option for those who want to control their carb intake, but not fully want to commit to a ketogenic diet. With 55% of the energy coming from fat, this is a lot more carb heavy than other HFLC options that I have reviewed here, like Soylent Powder or Saturo.

The base powder is very similar to Athlete Fuel, with 25g of protein and 31g of carbs (none of which are sugars). Similarly to Keto Fuel, SBF recommends adding any vegetable oil or heavy cream of your choice. Once, again, depending your fat source of choice the fatty acid composition will vary.

If you switch from a standard Western diet to Super Fuel, you might notice some fatigue from the carbohydrate and sugar withdrawal. Your body will require some adaptation period to adjust to the lower carbohydrate intake and using fats as energy source.

Besides this, Super Fuel is available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinammon and Plain (Unsweetened) options and comes in bags of 20 meals (500kcal with 2 tbsp of avocado oil). Each meal costing $2.5 (without subscription) means that is more expensive than Soylent Powder (US), while this is not as high in fats or as low in carbohydrates.

Super Fuel Nutrition
Super Fuel nutrition and different methods of preparation.

Other non meal replacement products

Brief Super Electrolytes review

Electrolytes are compounds that conduct electricity when they are dissolved in water. They are necessary in order to transmit signals in the body. Usually the body has no shortage of electrolytes, but doing sport and sweating can lead to loss of some. These are particular for keto diet followers, since the loss of water could cause dehydration and loss of electrolytes.

This mix does not provide any calories, but a mix of the most important minerals, such as, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, chloride, sodium and potassium. I would not expect this product to be needed under normal circumstances, as the previously mentioned are fairly common in food.

Super Electrolytes Nutrition
Super Electrolytes Nutrition.
Brief Super Fiber review

Super Fiber is another extra, while not needed for most (particularly Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel users) could help Keto Fuel users. It is not only fiber (14g per serving), as the name suggests, but also contains medium-chain triglycerides, which provide 330kcal per serving.

MCTs are short fats that the body can readily use as energy, almost at the level of sugars. Super Fiber probides with 60% C8:0 and 40% C10:0; which are considered the best MCTs because they are digested more rapidly.

Each serving will cost you $1.5 and it comes in packages of 30 servings.  Servings are daily doses, and the recommended guidelines suggest to use this servings divided in different meals. If you are a beginner MCT user, you should start with half of the recommended dose (or less) ro get rid of the potential nausea.

Super Fiber Nutrition
Super Fiber Nutrition.
Brief Super Micros Review

As the name suggests, it is a vitamin and mineral mix that contains at least 100% of your daily recommended per dose. However, most are provided in values around 400% of your daily values. This is not something to worry, since the micronutrient toxicity values are 100-1000fold the recommended values.

In fact, this mix can be very useful to supplements other meal replacements that might come short in micronutrients. Interestingly, this mix provides 100% of both Vit K1 and K2 per serving, a vitamin often found missing in the labels.

Super Micros Nutrition
Super Micros Nutrition.
Brief Super Protein Review

Superbodyfuel’s Super Protein is basically a hypoallergenic protein powder concentrate mix. More precisely organic brown rice protein concentrate (80%). According to SBF, it also includes some insoluble fiber (cellulose).

Each scoop if meant to add 25g of protein and 125kcal to your shake at the extra cost of $0.75. This is around the industry standard, and if something, a fairly good price.

Another interesting thing to see it would be the amino acid profile of the product. While the excess of protein will probaly overcome any deficiency, rice protein is not as balanced as milk counterparts. SBF does add L-lysine to the mix, though, for this purposes.

Super Protein Nutrition
Super Protein Nutrition.
Sample Packs

All 4 meal replacements can be bought in 1 meal sample packs for $5. This is not a pack where you can try all flavours, but a single meal in the flavour that you choose. It is not only increadibly expensive (because it is simply not worth for SBF otherwise), but I would even recommend staying away with it. For $25 you can have 20 meals of Milk Fuel or for $50 20 of the other options. I would go for them instead. If you are unsure about the flavour, then perhaps you might consider the sample packs, but money wise they are very expensive.

However, this pricing is to disencourage users to repeatedly buy sample packs. The first time you buy from them you can get the sample pack for only $2 with the code SCHMELLO (which appears in the description part of the product).

It would be interesting that instead of individual sample packs Superbody fuel offered all flavours in a sample pack box. This is a set of 4 or 5 individual meals for $15 or so. That would be a much more easier way for the user to try all different flavours, without having to commit much money.

Nutritional breakdown

Every Superbodyfuel shake is vegan, soy-free, lactose-free, nut-free and gluten-free. At least in the powder form, since Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel recommend adding milk to it afterwards (you could choose a vegan milk alternatives).

In fact, because the powders do not provide with the full nutrition; the exact macronutrient and micronutrient quantities will vary upon the oil or milk used. In the case of oils, they will have different fatty acid compositions which will determine the exact amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as, the omega-3/6 ratios.


The macronutrient split can vary a lot depending what you add to the powder (oil, milk or cream) and in which quantities. Below I point out some examples of the recommended uses and how macronutrients are split on each. It is worth pointing out, that even if the macronutrient distribution maybe suitable, you may not get all the nutritents you need, thus look beyond it.

Milk Fuel

Without milk:

  • 200kcal/serving (53g)
  • 2,000kcal/day (10 servings)
  • 16P/69C/15F

With 2cups of whole milk:

  • 500kcal/serving
  • 2,000kcal/day (4 servings)
  • 20P/45C/35F

With 2cups of almond milk:

  • 400kcal/serving
  • 2,000kcal/day (5servings)
  • 10P/70C/20F

Athlete Fuel

Without milk:

  • 330kcal/serving (85g)
  • 2,640kcal/day (8 servings)
  • 39P/47C/14F

With 2cups of whole milk:

  • 630kcal/serving (85g)
  • 2,520kcal/day (4 servings)
  • 30P/40C/30F

With 2cups of almond milk:

  • 525kcal/serving (85g)
  • 2,100kcal/day (4servings)
  • 30P/55C/15F

Super Fuel

No added oil:

  • 260kcal/serving (71g)
  • 2,080kcal/day (8 servings)
  • 39P/48C/13F

With 2 tbsp of avocado oil (30ml):

  • 500kcal/serving (71g)
  • 2,000kcal/day (4 servings)
  • 20P/25C/55F

Heavy cream 4 tbsp (60ml):

  • 462.5kcal/serving (71g)
  • 1,850kcal/day (4 servings)
  • 20P/30C/50F

Keto Fuel

No added oil:

  • 210kcal/serving (53g)
  • 2,100kcal/day (10 servings)
  • 48P/18C/44F

With 2 tbsp of avocado oil (30ml):

  • 450kcal/serving (53g)
  • 1,800kcal/day (4 servings)
  • 15P/5C/75F

Heavy cream 4 tbsp (60ml):

  • 462.5kcal/serving (53g)
  • 1,650kcal/day (4 servings)
  • 20P/5C/70F

Both Keto Fuel and Super Fuel offer way more fat than what is recommended for the general population by the US Health, EFSA and the WHO, which is up to a maximum of 35%. This guidelines are written with the general population in mind, and what is saved for the 97% of the healthy individuals. While I have a neutral position regarding low carbohydrate diets, it must be said that it takes an adaptation period and could negatively affect your health short term. Thus, I would recommend doing it with some experience.

Regarding Milk Fuel, when using with with whole milk, it will be in the lower end for the AMDR for carbohydrates (45-65%); while being in the higher end for fats. If you want to lower the fat amount and increase the carbohydrate amounts you can use skimmed milk instead (you will need more of it, since it is less calorie dense).

Interestingly, Athlete Fuel has an identical macronutrient distribution to Huel. I have previously praised Huel’s nutrition, however, only for the fact that they share energy distribution does not mean I think the same about Athlete Fuel.


Milk Fuel

MUFA and PUFA are all from avocado oil/heavy cream. It does not take into account the 3.5g from the powder.

With 2 cup of whole milk (473ml):

  • Total Fats: 19.0g. 27% of the DRI.
  • Saturated Fats: 10g. 50% of DRI.
  • Monosaturated (MUFA): 1.4g. This is 2% of the calories per serving.
  • Polyunsaturated (PUFA): 0.2g. This is 0.3% of the calories per serving.

Athlete Fuel

MUFA and PUFA are all from avocado oil/heavy cream. It does not take into account the 3.5g from the powder.

With 2 cup of whole milk (473ml):

  • Total Fats: 21.0g. 30% of the DRI.
  • Saturated Fats: 10g. 50% of DRI.
  • Monosaturated (MUFA): 1.4g. This is 2% of the calories per serving.
  • Polyunsaturated (PUFA): 0.2g. This is 0.3% of the calories per serving.

Super Fuel

MUFA and PUFA are all from avocado oil/heavy cream. It does not take into account the 3.5g from the powder.

With 2 tbsp of avocado oil (30ml):

  • Total Fats: 31.0g. 44.3% of the DRI.
  • Saturated Fats: 4.5g. 22.5% of DRI.
  • Monosaturated (MUFA): 20.7g. This is 29% of the calories per serving.
  • Polyunsaturated (PUFA): 2.4g. This is 3% of the calories per serving.

Heavy cream 4 tbsp (60ml):

  • Total Fats: 26g. 40% of the DRI.
  • Saturated Fats: 14.3g. 72% of DRI.
  • Monosaturated (MUFA): 5.4g. This is 7.6% of the calories per serving.
  • Polyunsaturated (PUFA): 0.9g. This is 1% of the calories per serving.

Keto Fuel

MUFA and PUFA are all from avocado oil/heavy cream. It does not take into account the 3.5g from the powder.

With 2 tbsp of avocado oil (30ml):

  • Total Fats: 37.0g. 52.9% of the DRI.
  • Saturated Fats: 13g. 65% of DRI.
  • Monosaturated (MUFA): 20.7g. This is 39% of the calories per serving.
  • Polyunsaturated (PUFA): 2.4g. This is 4.5% of the calories per serving.

Heavy cream 4 tbsp (60ml):

  • Total Fats: 32.0g. 45.7% of the DRI.
  • Saturated Fats: 22.8g. 114 % of DRI.
  • Monosaturated (MUFA): 5.4g. This is 7.6% of the calories per serving.
  • Polyunsaturated (PUFA): 0.9g. This is 1% of the calories per serving.
Which oil to use: Avocado Oil vs High Oleic Sunflower Oil vs Olive Oil

All three options are mainly composed by monounsaturated fatty acids (70%+); and in the case of high oleic sunflower and olive oil this is primarily oleic acid (omega-9). Oleic acid has been proposed as the number one factor on the blood pressure reduction induced by olive oil.

All three oils are rich in MUFA and low in saturated fats. The main issue however, is that they are really low in omega-3 content; which in this case is alpha-linolenic acid and has terrible conversion rate (sub 15%) to the essential fatty acids that the body requires (EPA and DHA).

Thus, choosing among them might be a preference (price, availability) issue. For instance, olive oil contains vitamin K and certain minerals, such as iron, to a greater extent than sunflower oil. On the other hand, sunflower oil is rich in vitamin E.

per 100gAvocadoOliveSunflower
Total Fat
PUFA Total
PUFA (O3)10.70.2
The fatty acid composition is all over the place: MUFA, PUFA and SFA

The reason why brands give everything in a pre-packaged powder is to take care of the nutritional details. Details such as the fatty acid distribution. The World Health Organization set the recommended amounts of MUFA to be from 15-20% of the total energy intake and for PUFA, 6-11% of the total energy.

In the case of the shakes where oil needs to be added, this will be too heavy on MUFA and too low on PUFA; while milk will not provide significant amounts of either, bringing mostly saturated fats (SFA). In fact, when following a Superbodyfuel diet, you will have to take care or your SFA intake.

Lastly, MCTs in Keto Fuel

When compared to Milk Fuel, Athlete Fuel and Super Fuel, Keto Fuel already has 9g of saturated fats in the powder form (the others have around 1g). This is because Keto Fuel has medium-chain triglycerides in the mix. Common addition to keto mixes, due to its use as energy source and positive regulation of ketone production.


Per serving:

Milk Fuel

With 2 cup of whole milk (473ml):

  • Total Carbs: 58.0g. 22.3% of the DRI.
  • Sugars: 23.0g. 46.0% of DRI.
  • Fiber: 7.0g. 35.0% of DRI.

Athlete Fuel

With 2 cup of whole milk (473ml):

  • Total Carbs: 62.0g. 23.85% of the DRI.
  • Sugars: 23.0g. 46.0% of DRI.
  • Fiber: 8.0g. 40.0% of DRI.

Super Fuel

With 2 tbsp of avocado oil (30ml):

  • Total Carbs: 31.0g. 11.9% of the DRI.
  • Sugars: 0.0g. 0.0% of DRI.
  • Fiber: 8.0g. 40.0% of DRI.

Keto Fuel

With 2 tbsp of avocado oil (30ml):

  • Total Carbs: 9.0g. 3.5% of the DRI.
  • Sugars: 0.0g. 0.0% of DRI.
  • Fiber: 8.0g. 40.0% of DRI.

The base source of carbohydrates for Superbodyfuel shakes (the base powder) is gluten-free oats. The oats will give a peculiar texture and flavour to the meals, but they are also one of the best complex carbohydrate sources. In fact, they also provide some protein (17% of mass) and healthy fats.

For Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel, milk will be an important source of carbohydrates; purely from lactose. While lactose can be 50% of an infants energy source, the ability of digesting lactose can be reduced drastically, and many are lactose intolerant. This would mean that you would miss out on the energy lactose provides.

Even if the sugar content might seem high, the GI of milk is between 30-40. Plus the glycemic index of oats is around 50, thus the overall impact of milk fuel in your blood sugar levels should not be that high. For Keto Fuel and Super Fuel the GI will be even lower, due to the high fat quantities, that slow down the absorption of carbohydrates.

Regarding the fiber content, besides the small amount oats will provide, all powders have a cellulose, acacia gum, xanthan gum mix that will provide some insoluble fiber.


Per serving:

Milk Fuel (plus milk) – 24g (48% of RI).

With 2 cup of whole milk (473ml):

  • From milk: 16g.
  • From powder (rice): 8g.

Athlete Fuel (plus milk) – 48g (94% of RI)

With 2 cup of whole milk (473ml):

  • From milk: 16g.
  • From powder (rice): 32g.

Super Fuel  – 25g (50% of RI)

Keto Fuel – 25g (50% of RI)

The protein source for the base powder is organic brown rice (which makes the powder vegan). Brown rice is lower in total amino acid content and essential amino acid content when compared to whey. Particularly, in lysine (almost 5 times less). That is why the mixes include L-lysine, too.

Essential amino acid profile brown rice vs whey
90 % concentrate brown rice vs whey. The original research is analysing this specific brand, but the values should be similar. The mix used in SBF is 80%. Original article: Amino Acid Composition of an Organic Brown Rice Protein Concentrate and Isolate Compared to Soy and Whey Concentrates and Isolates (Kalman DS, 2014).

Another issue with rice protein is that the digestibility is lower than whey. This is, you will need more protein from that source to achieve the same results. Keto Fuel and Super Fuel will provide you with 25g of brown rice protein per serving, which would add to ~100g of protein a day. This should be enough for those who are not overly active or are not looking to build muscle mass.

Athlete Fuel and Milk Fuel will have a mix of milk protein and brown rice protein

Athlete Fuel and Milk Fuel will get at 16g of protein from milk (33% of total and 66% of total, respectively). Milk protein will be a combination of casein (slow digestion protein) and whey protein (arguably the best protein source).This mix of protein should provide a really high mix of amino acids.

In the case of Athlete Fuel, each 630kcal serving will provide you with 48g. This is almost the daily recommended amount. However, this would be what active people should be looking at. 4 servings of Athlete Fuel would provide you about 142g, which is about 1.78g/kg for a 80kg person.

Even if the recommended intake is 50g for females and 55g for males (0.8g of protein per bodyweight), this is the minimal to prevent muscle atrophy. Anybody looking to build muscle or with more active lifestyle should look to consume at least 1.6g/kg. Not only that, but additional protein intake can help weight management, weight loss, and prevent muskuloskeletal issues in the elderly. In fact, there are arguments to increase the recommendations to 1.2-1.6g/kg.

If you do not require as much protein, Milk Fuel should be enough, with 24g of protein per serving (similar to Keto Fuel and Super Fuel.


Superbodyfuel shakes have different micronutrient mixes (in terms of quantity). For instance, Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel powders only include 2% of calcium in the powder, which when you add milk becomes 40% of your daily values (because milk is high in calcium). While I understand this allows them to cut costs, I would rather see at least 25% of each micronutrient, so the user can have the flexibility to add water or non-dairy milks (not as rich in calcium, soy for instance).

Otherwise, all shakes offer at least 25% of the daily values, that when combined with oil or milk even provide 100% of certain vitamins and minerals (most values are over 30%).

Besides the quantity, the vitamin sources are interesting. For instance, they provide Vitamin K1 and K2 (200% per serving) from  50% phytonadione (K1), 25% menaquinone-7 (K2) and 25% from menaquinone-4 (K2).


All SBF shakes are allergen free.

More about nutrition

Their blog contains regular updates on the formula and some explanations on the nutrient choices they make.

Nutrition Summary

  • Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel require to add milk to get the extra nutrients. They are heavier in carbohydrates and lower in fats.
  • Keto Fuel and Super Fuel, on the contrary, are low in carbohydrates and high in fats and require to add oil or heavy cream to offer full nutrition.
  • All base powders are vegan and allergen free.
  • The main carbohydrate source is gluten free oats; fats are maily coming from the added milk or oil (except in Keto Fuel which contains MCTs); and the protein source is organic brown protein.
  • You will get at least 25% of your daily micronutrients with all SBF shakes. More often than not this value is higher.
  • I strongly recommend looking at the full nutrition to better understand how adding different liquids may affect the overall nutrition of the shake.

Nutritionally, Superbodyfuel shakes might pose a bit of a challenge. If you feel unsure, I would recommend looking at other brands that might be more beginner friendly.

More about Superbodyfuel

Super Body Fuel Products

Super Body Fuel was originally founded as Custom Body Fuel by Alex Cho Snyder (known as axcho on/off Reddit) in 2014. He was intrigued by Rob Rhienhart’s (founder of Soylent) Soylent experiment in 2013. As someone with several allergies, he was eating a very strict diet, which was enjoyable to eat, but was tedious to balance cooking, cleaning and meal prep alongside his full time job as a software engineer.

He eventually began checking out the DIY Soylent scene that was emerging, experimenting with different formulas and concoctions. This blossomed from an interest, to a hobby, to a side business.

Initially, he wanted to come up with a decent recipe, brand it, and outsource it to a larger manufacturer, but being a perfectionist….he quit his day job to focus on it full time. Seeking to create “optimal nutrition for all”, Super Body Fuel is your ideal diet, in one shake.

Ever since, products like Schmilk (Milk Fuel) have evolved together with the company, which now employs 6 people and it is located in San Francisco’s Bay area (nice place). If you have time, I strongly recommend you to read the blog posts of this adventure. Alex is a great writer and a truly likeable guy.

All Super Body Fuel Meal Replacements

Super Body Fuel offers four primary complete food products. For two of them, they recommend adding milk (or plant-based alternative) to make it complete:

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Milk Fuel

  • An inexpensive option that uses milk to balance the protein & fat profile.
  • 500kcal/meal
  • Macros: 45C/20P/35F
  • Price no subscription: $1.00/400kcal*
  • Price subscription: $0.80/400kcal*
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Athlete Fuel

  • A high protein version of Milk Fuel containing more than double the amount of protein per serving.
  • 630kcal/meal
  • Macros: 40C/30P/30F
  • Price no subscription: $1.59/400kcal
  • Price subscription: $1.27/400kcal

Regarding the other two, you need to add oil, or heavy cream:

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Super Fuel

  • A lower carb alternative that opts for oil/heavy cream to balance fat profile.
  • 500kcal/meal
  • Macros: 25C/20P/55F
  • Price no subscription: $2.0/400kcal
  • Price subscription: $1.60/400kcal
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Keto Fuel

  • An ultra low carb variant designed for keto diets. Also derives its fat from oil or heavy cream.
  • 450kcal/meal
  • Macros: 5C/30P/65F
  • Price no subscription: $2.22/400kcal
  • Price subscription: $1.78/400kcal

Alongside meal replacements, SBF also offers supplements that can be added to water or juice to aid in a balanced diet.

  1. Super Protein – A hypoallergenic protein mix that offers 25g of protein per serving.
  2. Super Fiber – A keto friendly fat and fiber mix containing 34g of fat, and 12g of fiber per serving.
  3. Super Electrolytes – An alkaline additive that is an optimal electrolyte mix.
  4. Super Micros – A rich micronutrient mix designed to be combined with shakes or smoothies.

Superbodyfuel Packaging

Superbodyfuel packaging

All SBF bags pack at least 20 servings. Milk Fuel comes in bag of 20 or 40 servings, while the rest only offer the first option. There are also sample options that provide you with one serving of the desired flavour and powder type.

Shelf Life

Superbodyfuel states that the powder is save to consume at least for one year, if stored in a dry cool place. It does not specify how long will last once opened, but I would recommend consuming it withing 3 months maximum (always storing it sealed and in a dry place).

Shipping and Return Policy

The product is available to everyone worldwide with a few exceptions, including the UK and Germany due to strict customs.

Outside the US, shipping will generally take a couple of weeks. Depending on your country, there may be extra taxes and fees. 

  • Free in the US above $100.
  • $20 for  orders from Canada above $100.
  • $30 for orders from anywhere else above $100.

This has allowed people like Horacio, a usual reader and AUS lenter, to access affordable meal replacement options that are not available otherwise in Australia.

I have tried Super Body Fuel, from the USA. Came without a problem. […]I guess I’ll continue with Super Body Fuel – Athlete. Oh well, at least it’s tasty. But hey, I’d love to know what you think of it ;). […]

[…] I bought 2 bags and shipping was 30% of the price.

I did ask the SBF guy a couple of questions, and he was nice and quick-answering indeed. It’s just that the openness of Huel’s decisions / evolution / composition is very easy to miss; it feels like SBF requires more trust.

Refund Policy

According to Alex the founder, SBF will accept any unopened bags that are sent back to them for a full refund. They will also fully refund “if someone has an allergic reaction or digestive problems, we’ll refund them. Similarly, if the batch is not mixed well enough and the taste or texture is off, we will also refund them.”

Pricing & Subscription

All single serve samples are $5 + shipping.

As for the actual products, the price will vary with the type of meal you opt for, and you can always enjoy a 20% subscription discount:

  • Milk Fuel – $50 per bag (40 meals) –>$1.25 per meal; plus added cost of milk. With subscription: $40 –>$1/meal.
  • Super Fuel – $50 per bag (20 meals) –> $2.50 per meal; plus oil/fat costs. With subscription: $40 –> $2$2.50 – $3 per meal per meal.
  • Athlete Fuel $50 per bag (20 meals) –> $2.50 per meal. Using subscription: $40 –>$2 per meal.
  • Keto Fuel – $50per bag (20 meals) –>$2.50 per meal. With subscription $40 –>$2 per meal.

Note that Strawberry is considered a premium flavor due to its inclusion of real freeze dried strawberries, and thus costs more to produce. Thus, it will be slightly more expensive that of that shown above.

Also, you will be charged the full single purchase amount in the first month. Subscription pricing will take effect in the second month and going forward.

On top of that, keep in mind your choice of milk, oil or cream will be an added cost.

Superbodyfuel FAQ

Is the oil/milk included with the powder?

No, you have to buy the oil separately. Fortunately, it’s pretty cheap and easy to find at local grocery stores.

How much oil or milk do I need to add?

It varies depending on how many calories you want, but it’s usually around one or two tablespoons of oil per meal (or one or two cups of milk per meal, for milk-based recipes). Instructions with the exact amounts and calories are included on the label.

What kind of oil can I use?

Any oil that is mostly monounsaturated fat is a good choice, because it is easily digested and liquid at room temperature, but stable enough not to go rancid or oxidize. And unlike either saturated or polyunsaturated fat, no one says it’s bad for you!

Do I need a blender to mix it all up?

A lot of people like using a blender, but you don’t need one. A shaker bottle is a convenient and cheap alternative – one bottle is the perfect size for a meal.

Why do I have to let it sit in the fridge?

Letting the mixture sit in the fridge does two things. First of all, it gives time for the powder to dissolve more thoroughly and for the flavors to mix and mellow out. If you are making Keto Fuel or Super Fuel, for example, this allows the salty, sour, and bitter tastes of the electrolytes to dissipate as the ions dissociate. It also allows the fiber to absorb water and expand, thickening the resulting mixture slightly and giving it a smoother texture.

Secondly, it just tastes better cold! Think smoothie or milkshake.

Is Superbodyfuel perishable? How long is it good for?

The powder is non-perishable.  It should be good for at least a year, sealed and stored dry. Once mixed with water or milk, it can last for a few days in the fridge. Unrefrigerated, try to drink it within a few hours.

Is Milk Fuel Vegan?

Yes, milk fuel is vegan, gluten-free and soy-free.

Can I supplement it with other foods?

Of course! You don’t have to eat it exclusively – just fit it into your lifestyle however you want. Some people like to blend it with a banana, or have it for breakfast and lunch while eating a normal dinner.

And you are always welcome to add your own flavorings to try.  Experiment!

Superbodyfuel vs other meal replacements

I compare the individual powders to similar alternatives in the market. Some of them are within my best meal replacement list.

A) Super Fuel vs Soylent.

Super Fuel is Superbodyfuels high fat low carb shake that most resembles Soylent.

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Price per 400kcal without subscription:

$– Below $1.5 $1.5 = €1.3 = £1.15

$$- $1.5 to $3 $3 = €2.6 = £2.3

$$$– $3 to $5 $5 = €4.3 = £3.85

$$$$– over $5

Price, product range and flavours: Draw

Soylent offers other products beside Soylent Powder. In fact, their RTDs, Soylent Drink and Soylent Cafe are arguably the most popular (although also more expensive). Soylent Powder is available in three flavours: Original, Cocoa and the newly launched Cafe Mocha.

While Super Fuel is available in 4 flavours, it is also more expensive than Soylent Powder ($2/400kcal vs $1.82/400kcal). Super Fuel is also part of a wider range of powder products, that cover more nutritional profiles to what Soylent does.

Nutrition: Draw
per servingSoylentSuper Fuel
Energy (C/P/F)38/31/3125/20/55
Energy (kCal)400500
Fats (g)21.031.0
Saturated (g)2.04.5
Monounsaturated (g)1520.7
Polyunsaturated (g)3.52.4
Trans fat (g)
Cholesterol (mg)
Carbs (g)37.031.0
Sugars (g)9.00
Fiber (g)3.08.0
Protein (g)2025
Salt (g)0.30.6
Main Ingredients:
Super Fuel
FatsSunflower oil, canola oilAvocado Oil
ProteinSoy protein isolateOrganic brown rice
CarbsMaltodextrin, IsomaltuloseGluten free oats

The amount of carbohydrates in Super Fuel is noticeably lower. So much in fact, that the same customers might not be interested in both products equally. Super Fuel can also be harder to get used to, because of this reason, too. However, I prefer the source of carbohydrates Super Fuel of that of Soylents (even if the GI of both products is low).

Regarding fats, Soylent will ensure you get the omega-3 you need, while for Super Fuel you will have to do it yourself. Arguably it has a more balanced PUFA and MUFA profile too (even if in theory with Super Fuel you could customize it to your needs).

Both, soy protein and rice protein are very similar regarding their amino acid profiles. Brown rice is higher in methionine but significantly lower in lysine. Reason why SBF supplements it. Super Fuel is a good soy free shake, and a solid Soylent alternative.

It really falls down into which ingredients you favour, and how much customization you want to have.

Availability, Shipping & Subscription: Draw (Soylent in the US, SBF everywhere else)

Superbodyfuel offers better subscription terms than Soylent, not only having a bigger discount (20% vs 10%) but also enabling bimonthly orders. Soylent Powder can be purchased in the online store and Amazon, and it tends to a faster delivery. However, if you are from outside the US, Superbodyfuel is your only chance.

B) Athlete Fuel vs Queal Athletic

Queal is a Dutch brand that offers a variety of products and flavours at a very reasonable price.

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Price per 400kcal without subscription:

$– Below $1.5 $1.5 = €1.3 = £1.15

$$- $1.5 to $3 $3 = €2.6 = £2.3

$$$– $3 to $5 $5 = €4.3 = £3.85

$$$$– over $5

Price, product range and flavours: Queal

Queal Athletic is a little more expensive in the US than Athlete Fuel, but cheaper in the EU. Queal Athletic is part of the Queal Steady range that offers a standard and vegan version. They also offer a meal replacement bar and a nootropic supplement.

Queal Athletic Flavours:

  • Apple Pie
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Hazelnut Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Banana
  • Forest Fruit

Athlete Fuel Flavours:

  • Plain
  • Original
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
Nutrition: Draw
per servingAthlete FuelAthleticPS active
HuelJake S
Energy (C/P/F)40/30/3041/27/3251/28/2140/30/3045/21/34
Energy (kCal)630767500400750
Fats (g)
Saturated (g)
Monounsaturated (g)
Polyunsaturated (g)
Trans fat (g)
Cholesterol (mg)
Carbs (g)62.074.464.037.181.0
Sugars (g)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)47.049.53429.540
Salt (g)
Main Ingredients:
Athlete Fuel
FatsSunflower oil, canola oilMilk (added)
ProteinWhey proteinRice and milk protein
CarbsMaltodextrin, Isomaltulose, oatsGluten free oats

Both shakes are fairly similar number wise, but the ingredients show the differece. For instance, the sugar in Queal Athletic is isomaltulose (a low GI sugar) and in Athlete Fuel lactose (from milk). Queal Athletic has a GI around 50, whereas Milk Fuel likely is below that (milk and gluten have lower GIs).

The fats in Queal Athletic will be more balanced, not so high in saturated fats and with 2.5g of omega-3 (ALA) per serving.

Availability, Shipping & Subscription: Athlete Fuel World, Queal EU

Queal offers discounted shipping within EU and a flat rate of $25 for the US. They do deliver worldwide, but the rates are very high. On the contrary, shipping within the US is free for Athlete Fuel over $100, and shipping anywhere else will cost you $30 (except CAN, $20).

Queal’s subscription discount is 7%, but they have recenlty introduced discounts for bulk buys. However, 20% off will be a much better offer.

C) Milk Fuel vs Plenny Shake

Plenny Shake is the cheaper option after Schmilk in the US and cheaper than it in the EU.

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Price per 400kcal without subscription:

$– Below $1.5 $1.5 = €1.3 = £1.15

$$- $1.5 to $3 $3 = €2.6 = £2.3

$$$– $3 to $5 $5 = €4.3 = £3.85

$$$$– over $5

Price, product range and flavours: Milk Fuel (Cheaper)

Jimmyjoy’s Plenny Shake is the cheapest meal replacement, besides Milk Fuel. Each serving costs $1.43/400kcal. Plenny Shake does have other variants like PS Wake Up (caffeinated) and PS Active (sport) and comes in 6 different flavours (as opposed to 5). Plenny Shake offers fruit flavours (Mango, Strawberry and Banana) that are missing in Milk Fuel’s offering. Besides, Jimmyjoy does also offer Twennybar and Plenny Drink.

PS Flavours:

  • Neutral
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Mango
  • Banana

Milk Fuel Flavours:

  • Plain
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Cinammon
  • Original
Nutrition: Milk Fuel
per servingPSSchmilk
Energy (C/P/F)55/15/3045/20/35
Energy (kCal)400500
Fats (g)13.019
Saturated (g)2.110
Monounsaturated (g)1.4
Polyunsaturated (g)0.2
Trans fat (g)
Cholesterol (mg)
Carbs (g)53.058.0
Sugars (g)5.623.0
Fiber (g)7.67.0
Protein (g)1524.0
Salt (g)0.430.6
Main Ingredients:
Plenny Shake
Milk Fuel
FatsSunflour oil, flaxseedMilk (added)
ProteinNo main (from other ingredients)Rice and Milk protein
CarbsOats, maltodextrinGluten free oats

Nutritionally both products are fairly different. The base powder for both is vegan, but if you add dairy milk to Milk Fuel, this will obviously change. Plenny Shake is high in carbohydrates, really low in protein and high in fats. On the other hand, Milk Fuel is low in carbohydrates, medium protein and very high in fats (from milk mostly).

I like the protein content and source from Milk Fuel a lot more. 15g per serving is not enough for many adults, particularly if you do some exercise. Milk plus rice will also give a better rounded amino acid profile.

Regarding the carbohydrate content, I have to choose Milk Fuel once again, even if it might be high in sugars because of lactose.

Fats in Plenny Shake are more balanced. Not only because there is less, but also because the MUFA, PUFA and SFA fall within the recommended amounts and also provides the necessary omega-3 without needing extra supplementation.

Availability, Shipping & Subscription: PS in the EU, US draw, Milk Fuel rest of the world

Jimmyjoy has a great network within the EU and the US and offers a 15% subscription discount. Their customer service is really good, and you are likely to have all orders delivered swiftly. In the US, the newest products and updates will come later than the EU (because they need to be shipped).

SBF have a very friendly customer service too, and the subscription terms are better. In the US, they offer free delivery in orders above $100, as opposed to $75 for Jimmyjoy.

D) Keto Fuel vs Sated Naturally Sweetened

Sated is one of the biggest keto meal replacement brands in the US. They have in my opinion the best keto shake, as well as one of the only ketogenic RTDs.

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