Superbodyfuel Review | The cheapest shake in the US is Schmilk

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Superbodyfuel logoSuperbodyfuel is one of the most interesting brands in the US market. They offer 4 great powders for different purposes, but all four require the addition of milk or oil to be completed. This offers a very good opportunity to customize your shakes, making Superbodyfuel a good alternative for veteran meal replacement users. Besides, they have the cheapest powder in the whole market and great international shipping terms. Let’s find out everything in this Superbodyfuel review.

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Our Opinion

Superbodyfuel is the ultimate brand for those looking for cheap meals (Schmilk) 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.

What We like

  • Product Variety, with different nutritional profiles.

    Ample Pros

  • Cheapest product in the market and overall price.
  • Shipping terms.
  • DIY supplements and customization options for the main powders.

One of the best things about Superbodyfuel is that you are likely to find the product that you are looking for. Because the base powders are vegan and non allergenic, they will be suitable for almost everybody. Plus, because they offer different nutritional profiles (HFLC, Keto, Sport and “standard“), you will have options where to choose from.

Overall the prices are really competitive for all products, however, Schmilk or Milk Fuel is the most extreme; costing only $0.8/400kcal (plus milk) making it the cheapest possible option. Not only is the cheapest option in the US, but it is also for Canada, Australia and New Zeeland (everywhere except EU) because of the subsidized shipping.

They offer $20 shipping to Canada and $30 to everywhere else in orders above $100 (free within the US). This is an unbelievable deal, only surpassed by Pulve‘s free shipping worldwide in orders over 72 meals.

Something that I will probably not touch much during the review, but it is remarkable is the DIY supplements that SBF offers. Super Fiber, Super Micros, Super Protein and Super Electrolytes are great foundations on which to build your own meal replacements (or add to the usual one to tailor it to your needs).

What We dislike

  • Nutrition can be flawed.
  • Omega-3s.
  • Requires extra steps and extra thinking.
  • Brand image.Ample Cons
  • Page to specify shipping and return policies.

The issue with so much customization is that is hard to get the optimal nutrition per meal. Meal replacements are so useful because they provide you with balanced nutrition, where you know you are getting enough from each nutrient. For that, brands mix different food sources. However, because in SBF you need to add oil or milk yourself and this constitute about 40-50% of meal, some of the macros can be skewed. For instance, when you add whole milk, you will be getting a lot of saturated fats, but not many PUFA and MUFA.

Similarly, SBF shakes do not seem to pack any omega-3 fatty acids, therefore you will have to supplement it yourself.

Another issue with customizing your shakes is that it requires a little extra effort and a couple of extra steps, such as planning your macros and buying the different ingredients. It is not a real issue, but a small drawback.

Something SBF does not excell at is the branding. Their product is loved, the customer service is great and they have a lot of positive feedback, however, they seem to lack a proper logo and features that a “proper” brand would have. It takes the user a little bit more trust to buy from them.

Finally, and somehow surprisingly, I was surprise not to find any return policies (clarified by the owner and explained in the appropriate section). Not only that, but their awesome shipping terms are hidden under the FAQ or in a random blog post. I think an specific page for these two would greatly help the user.

Improvements

  • Shipping and Refund policy term page.
  • More examples and a page with different options for the shakes.
  • Better logo.
  • Add omega-3s to the base powders (or as a supplement).
  • Bundle deals (powder plus supplement).

More effort in the branding and polishing the logo could create more trust in the user, which will boost the sales for SBF. A more professional image, together with a better social media presence, could be what launches them into the next level (if they want to do so).

Regarding the customer, I feel like a page where the shipping terms and refund policies are explained will help greatly. Besides this page, perhaps a page where there is more information and examples of the different combinations you could do with the base powders (together with their full nutritional information) could be something that would ease starting with SBF.

Talking about nutrition, I would like to see omega-3 added to the base powder, since none of the recommended milks or oils are particularly high on it, and the Western diet is notoriously short in these essential fatty acids. Mayhaps, adding an extra product as omega-3 supplements would be enough.

Then, you could offer pre-set bundles with Schmilk plus omega-3 plus Super Fiber (for instance) as a method to offer a more well rounded option.

All in all, Superbodyfuel is a great brand which cares about the user, and continuously tries to offer the best deal to them (multiple discounts and offers). My main issue is that they have the platform and products to become something more, but the visual delivery fails.

What PRODUCTS does SuperBodyFuel offer?

Super Body Fuel ProductsSuperbodyfuel offers a lot of options for the small size of the company. They have 4 different powder products catered for different needs that come in 4 or 5 flavours. Milk Fuel is the cheapest option (and the cheapest meal replacement you can buy in the US) to which you just need to add milk; Super Fuel is a low carb option (but not Keto) that you need to add oil to; Keto Fuel is the true keto option, to which you also need to add oil; and Athlete Fuel is similar to Milk Fuel, but comes with double the protein.

The base powders contain no allergens and are suitable for vegan. The idea is that the powders provide you with part of the calories 220-300kcal and you get the rest by adding full fat milk or oils.

You can order samples for all 4 powders, but it will cost you $5 for a single meal (whereas a normal meal will cost you $1.25-$2.5). Besides the powders, they also produce supplements like Super Protein (protein powder), Super Micros (micronutrient mix), Super Fiber (Ketogenic fat and fiber mix) and Super Electrolytes.

NOTE: Prices are deceptive, since you will need to add the cost of the milk or the oil that you are adding on top. E.g. In the US, the average price of the milk is $3.19/gallon, thus a serving of Milk Fuel will cost you $1.32/400kcal (without subscription).
Schmilk Review

Milk Fuel

  • Meal Replacement
  • Powder
  • 500kcal/meal
  • 20P/45C/35F % of Energy from
  • 23g of sugars/10g of Saturated Fats per serving
  • Price no subscription: $1.00/400kcal*
  • Price subscription: $0.80/400kcal*
  • Lowest: $0.80/400kcal*
  • Allergen: Milk*

Keto Fuel

Keto Fuel

  • Meal Replacement
  • Powder
  • 450kcal/meal
  • 30P/5C/65F % of Energy from
  • 0.0g of sugars/13.0g of Saturated Fats per serving
  • Price no subscription: $2.22/400kcal
  • Price subscription: $1.78/400kcal
  • Lowest: €1.78/400kcal
  • Allergen:

Athlete Fuel

Athlete Fuel

  • Meal Replacement
  • Powder
  • 630kcal/meal
  • 30P/40C/30F % of Energy from
  • 23.0g of sugars/10.0g of Saturated Fats per serving
  • Price no subscription: $1.59/400kcal
  • Price subscription: $1.27/400kcal
  • Lowest: $1.27/400kcal
  • Allergen: Milk*

Super Fuel

Super Fuel

  • Meal Replacement
  • Powder
  • 500kcal/meal
  • 20P/25C/55F % of Energy from
  • 0.0g of sugars/4.5g of Saturated Fats per serving
  • Price no subscription: $2.0/400kcal
  • Price subscription: $1.60/400kcal
  • Lowest: $1.60/400kcal
  • Allergen:

Super Protein (Rice)

  • Supplement
  • Powder
  • 125kcal/serving
  • 80P/9C/11F % of Energy from
  • 0.0g of sugars/0.2g of Saturated Fats per serving
  • Price no subscription: $0.75/serving
  • Vegan

Super Fiber (MCT+Fiber)

  • Supplement
  • Powder
  • 330kcal/serving
  • 0P/13C/87F % of Energy from
  • 0.0g of sugars/34g of Saturated Fats per serving
  • Price no subscription: $1.5/serving
  • Vegan

Super Electrolytes

  • Supplement
  • Powder
  • 0kcal/serving
  • Price no subscription: $1.0/day
  • Lowest (180 servings): $0.5/day
  • 8 servings a day
  • Vegan

Super Micros

  • Supplement
  • Powder
  • 0kcal/serving
  • Price no subscription: $0.5/serving
  • Lowest (180 servings): $0.25/serving
  • Servings are daily doses
  • Vegan
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).

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.

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. Even then, I would strongly suggest taking fish oil to supplement your omega-3s.

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.

Energy

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.

Fats

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 100g Avocado Olive Sunflower
Total Fat
100g 100g 100g
Saturated 12g 13.8 9.9
MUFA 71g 73.0 83.7
PUFA Total
13.5g 10.5 3.8
PUFA (O6)
12.5 9.8 3.6
PUFA (O3) 1 0.7 0.2
Low in omega-3; you will have to supplement with fish oils.

As shown in the table above, all three oils have really low omega-3 content. Even when using heavy cream you will hardly get any. Thus, I will recommend you to get some fish oil tablets that contain DHA and EPA. Calculating the omega-3 to -6 ratio might be a bit of a challenge; thus, I would recommend focusing on getting at least 250mg of EPA and DHA combined. This minimun is associated with decreased risk of cardiac death; while they can also have an anti-inflammatory role at higher doses.

Similarly, for Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel shakes, you will need omega-3 supplementation, since milk will not provide you any significant quantities.

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.

Carbs

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.

Keto Fuel vs Sated Naturally Sweetened– Sated, but Keto Fuel if you want to have customization freedom

Sated is one of the biggest keto meal replacement brands in the US.

Sated Keto Fuel
From USA USA
Ships to World World
$/400kcal $$$ $$
C/P/F 8/17/75 5/30/65
Allergen Milk
kCal/meal 400 450
Serv/day 5 4
Suitable Vegetarian Vegan
Flavours 3 4
Products 3 4

Label:

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: Sated

Keto Fuel is cheaper than Sated shakes ($2.2 vs $3 for 400kcal), although Sated does include the oil, whereas Keto Fuel does not. Even if with the oil, Keto Fuel is still cheaper, the convenience is much appreciated.

Sated is currently developing a Ketogenic RTD that will soon be added to the line up.

Sated

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry

Keto Fuel Flavours:

  • Plain
  • Chocolate
  • Cinammon
  • Original
Nutrition: Sated for the fats, Keto Fuel for the protein
per serving Sated Keto Fuel
Energy (C/P/F) 8/17/75 5/25/65
Energy (kCal) 400 450
Fats (g) 35.0 37.0
Saturated (g) 11.0 13.0
Monounsaturated (g) 18.0 20.7
Polyunsaturated (g) 6.0 2.4
Trans fat (g)
0.0 0.0
Cholesterol (mg)
10.0 0.0
Carbs (g) 9.0 9.0
Sugars (g) 2.0 0.0
Fiber (g) 5.0 8.0
Protein (g) 18 25
Salt (g) 0.4 0.8
Main Ingredients:
Sated
Keto Fuel
Fats Sunflour oil, flaxseed MCT, Avocado oil (added)
Protein Milk protein isolate Rice protein
Carbs Cellulose (fiber) Cellulose (fiber)

Both keto products have increadibly low fiber, with Sated having 4g net carbs and Keto Fuel only 1g of net carbohydrates. Mostly is cellulose, a form of insoluble fiber that will not give you any caloric input.

Regarding fats, Sated includes the shake oil which has 5g of MCTs and 1:1 ratio of omega-3/6 fatty acids. On the other hand, Keto Fuel has some MCTs (from powder) but most of the fats come from your oil of choice (which will change the fatty acid composition). More likely than not, you will have to suppelment your omega-3s.

Perhaps, the biggest difference is the amount of protein. Keto Fuel is much richer in protein, whereas Sated uses more fats to provide that energy. Personally, I am a big fan of higher protein diets and I consider 25g per 450kcal to be a good quantity.

Availability, Shipping & Subscription: Sated US, Keto Fuel world.

Both brands offer a 20% discount with their subscriptions. Sated includes free shipping within the US (but the smallest order is $80). However, when shipping worldwide, Keto Fuel is a much better option.

Conclusion

Who is Superbodyfuel for?

Superbodyfuel is a great brand for those who are a little experienced in the field and want to be able to customize their shakes; as well as, those in dire needs to do some budgeting.

Milk Fuel is the cheapest alternative in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zeeland (and really cheap in Europe, too). It is the perfect powder for those looking to cut cost, such as students.

Athlete Fuel is also a great bang for the buck, and I would strongly recommend it for people looking to get some extra protein in their meals.

Super Fuel is the low carbohydrate high fat shake for those who are tired of Soylent. While the price is not as good as the other two, the opportunities of customization are great for more advance users.

Keto Fuel is one of the cheapest keto meal replacements out there.

Does it taste good?

The overal taste will depend on what milk or oil you add, but the base powder is usually praised by the flavour, which is oaty and sweet.

Will I get all the nutrients I need?

You will get most macronutrients and micronutrients you need, but only if you add the oil or the milk. The nutritional input will not be perfect regarding the recommended values, and you will have to supplement your omega-3s. However, it will still be a more complete meal than most options you would usually have.

I want to buy it. How much will it cost me?

The final price per meal will vary depending the cost of the oil or milk that you choose. The following are the prices for the base powders:

Milk Fuel

Price no subscription: $1.00/400kcal*

Price subscription: $0.80/400kcal*

Athlete Fuel

Price no subscription: $1.59/400kcal

Price subscription: $1.27/400kcal

Super Fuel

Price no subscription: $2.0/400kcal

Price subscription: $1.60/400kcal

Keto Fuel

Price no subscription: $2.22/400kcal

Price subscription: $1.78/400kcal

Wait a moment, is it perfect?

Perhaps Superbodyfuel is perfect for more seasoned meal replacement users. However, it is not. There are some flaws when adding the oils and milk regarding nutritional balance, such as, high saturated fat content or lack of omega-3s. The shakes also require more understanding about nutrition than those of regular brands. Nevertheless, the prices are really good.

Verdict

Superbodyfuel is a very interesting brand that delivers a curious array of meal replacement powders. All four powders are different to each other, and offer nutritional profiles that satisfy different needs. While having to add milk and oils does not ensure the perfect nutrition, SBF also provides tools to improve your shake with DIY lent supplements. Besides, they offer unbeatable prices and really good shipping terms for overseas. If you are in a real money budget I would strongly recommend buying Milk Fuel. Plus, if you want to start experimenting and customizing your shakes, SBF powders are a great base to start from.

Superbodyfuel deals and discount codes

Currently there is not any deals for Superbodyfuel. However, they are offering a 20% subscription discount that may not last for ever. Check out Deals section for more discount codes.

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 aminio 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.

Micronutrients

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).

Allergens

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.
  • I recommend taking fish oil or other omega-3 supplements, because none of the shakes will provide you with enough.
  • 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 (Jimmyjoy, Huel).

 

More about Superbodyfuel

The story is of Superbodyfuel is quite an interesting one. It was originally founded by Alex Cho Snyder back in 2014! As he tells himself, he was a backer for the Soylent campaign, but got bored of having to wait for the release (they had several delays) and started with his own DIY mixes. The real turnaround happen in May 2014, when he decided to help another Soylent backer (Marion) by designing a custom blend for her. It was not long before other users where asking for theirs. Custombodyfuel was created.

Custombodyfuel was rebranded to Superbodyfuel in 2015. This required to drop the “custom” part of the shakes, and provide standarize powder of their best selling recipes (which were the base for the current Milk Fuel, Athlete Fuel, Keto Fuel and Super Fuel).

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.

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.Superbodyfuel packaging

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

SBF offers free shipping within the US in orders above $100. Shipping below $100 can be fairly expensive, around $10. However, one of the greatest things about Superbodyfuel is that shipping from other countries is not as expensive as with other brands. This is because they subsidize international orders above $100 (a great gesture!).

  • $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

This is another feature where Superbodyfuel shines. Their subscription offers a 20% discount, which is unmatched in the industry (only Sated has a similar discount). The best offer is up to 15% (Jimmyjoy, Runtime) and the industry average is clsoer to 10 (Huel, Soylent).

The overall prices for the products are really really low, with possibly the lowest offer in the market (even after adding milk to the mix). Milk Fuel can cost you as little as $0.8 plus the cost of 2 cups of milk (about $0.3 according the US average price for whole milk). The next in the line would be Plenny Shake, which costs $1.43/400kcal.

Besides the US, other places where Schmilk (Milk Fuel) might be the cheapest option include Australia and New Zeeland ($1.07 per meal with subscription and without milk) and Canada ($1 per meal with subscription and without milk). In Europe, it would be among one of the cheapest depending the price of the milk, but competing with Plenny Shake, Queal and Satislent.

How do I get started with Superbodyfuel?

Arguably, Superbodyfuel is not the easiest brand to start with. While the price reduces one barrier of entry, the fact that the user needs to make a choice of milk or oil makes it a little bit harder. Particularly if they care about the nutritional details.

Anyhow, here is a 5 step process to get started with Superbodyfuel:

  1. Learn the basics about nutrition so you can estimate how many calories you need a day. An app like MyFitnessPal can help greatly. Reading about macronutrients and micronutrients might help you, too.
  2. Visit the Superbodyfuel website and buy your powder of choice. As a beginner, I would strongly recommend buying Milk Fuel or Athlete Fuel (in case you want extra protein).
  3. Choose one meal to replace with your SBF shake. Breakfast and lunch tend to be among the most popular choices. I would advise to do more than one to start with.
  4. Make sure you track your calories throughout the day to ensure you get enough nutrition.
  5. To make the shakes mix 2 cups (473ml) of milk of your choice with Milk Fuel or Athlete Fuel. To Super Fuel, add 2 tablespoons of oil of your choice.
  6. Shake and enjoy.

Also worth taking into account:

  • SBF recommends chilling the shakes in the fridge for a few hours for improved texture.
  • Keto Fuel is “only” for people who are in following a ketogenic diet and it is not a beginner friendly shake. Even, Super Fuel might cause you discomfort if you are not used to high fat diets.
  • You can use skimmed milk to reduce calories, but that also means you will not get much fat.
  • Stop taking SBF shakes if you see any adverse effects.
How to buy Schmilk and other SuperBodyFuel products
    1. Go to the Superbodyfuel website. You will see the option to buy a sample pack or the actual powders in the homepage. However, if you want to access all the products go to the shop section.Superbodyfuel homepage
    2. Once you have chosen your product of choice you will have the chance to choose the flavour and the bag size (if applicable). You can also access the nutritional labels from the individual product pages.Milk Fuel buy
    3. Once you finished you can access the cart where you will be able to introduce any coupons you might have. Pro tip: their blog tends to have some.
    4. Everything afterwards is fairly standard. You will have to introduce your shipping and billing address and pay using a credit card or PayPal.

SuperBodyFuel FAQ

1- Is the oil or the milk included in the cost?

The company only supplies the powder. You need to buy the oil or the milk in the grocerie store or online. Obviously, this two products are easy to find.

2- How much oil or milk do I need to use?

The amount of oil or milk you use, as well as the type, will have a big impact in the micronutrients. Superbodyfuel has recommended amounts stated in their labels.  Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel are designed to be mixed with 2 cups (473ml) of whole milk; whereas, Keto Fuel and Super Fuel require 2tbsp of avocado oil (or other vegetable oil).

3- What is the best source of oil to add to Keto Fuel and/or Super Fuel?

As discussed in the nutrition section, there is no percfect oil to add. Depending the oil that you choose, the flavour and odour will change, as well as the nutritional value. Whatever oil you choose, I recommend you adding fish oil or omega-3 supplements to up the intake (which otherwise will be low).

Avocado oil is arguably the best monounsaturated option, in terms of nutrition and taste, but it’s also the most expensive. Olive oil is similar nutritionally, but many people dislike the taste. Sunflower oil is relatively inexpensive and neutral in taste, and decent nutritionally as long as you get the high-oleic variety. Canola oil is the cheapest, though it has more polyunsaturated fat than the others, which means it is likely to go rancid and develop a fishy taste.

4- Is Milk Fuel vegan?

Yes, the base powder for all Superbodyfuel products is vegan. All you need to do is to add a non-dairy milk instead of cow milk to Milk Fuel and you are ready to enjoy your Vegan shake. Make sure you get enough calcium though, as some variants will not provide the calcium that you were supposed to get from cow milk.

5- Can Milk Fuel be used as sole source of food?

In theory you could. It provides enough energy (when paired with milk), enough macronutrients and micronutrients. Your nutrition will not be optimal, because your saturated fats will be high, and your PUFA and MUFA low. Similarly, you will need to get some omega-3 supplements, but on the big scheme of things Milk Fuel could be your daily food.

6- Do Superbodyfuel shakes taste good?

The taste will vary depending the source of milk or oil you choose. Regarding the base powder, the shakes will have a very oaty feeling (except Keto Fuel) and perhaps a weird taste (too sweet) for some, that do not handle monk fruit very well. If that is your case, I recommend going for the unsweetened option.

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– Draw. Depends on the customization level you want.

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

Soylent Super Fuel
From USA USA
Ships to USA&UK World
$/400kcal $$ $$
C/P/F 38/19/43 25/20/55
Allergen Soy
kCal/meal 400 500
Serv/day 5 4
Suitable Vegan Vegan
Flavours 3 4
Products 3 4

Label:

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 serving Soylent Super Fuel
Energy (C/P/F) 38/31/31 25/20/55
Energy (kCal) 400 500
Fats (g) 21.0 31.0
Saturated (g) 2.0 4.5
Monounsaturated (g) 15 20.7
Polyunsaturated (g) 3.5 2.4
Trans fat (g)
0.0 0.0
Cholesterol (mg)
0.0 0.0
Carbs (g) 37.0 31.0
Sugars (g) 9.0 0
Fiber (g) 3.0 8.0
Protein (g) 20 25
Salt (g) 0.3 0.6
Main Ingredients:
Soylent
Super Fuel
Fats Sunflower oil, canola oil Avocado Oil
Protein Soy protein isolate Organic brown rice
Carbs Maltodextrin, Isomaltulose Gluten 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.

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 Athletic

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

Queal Athlete Fuel
From NED USA
Ships to World World
$/400kcal $$ $$
C/P/F 40/27/33 40/30/30
Allergen Gluten,Milk, Soy
kCal/meal 766 630
Serv/day 3 3-4
Suitable Vegetarian Vegan
Flavours 8 4
Products 5 4

Label:

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 light, 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
  • Cinammon
Nutrition: Draw
per serving Athlete Fuel Athletic PS active
Huel Jake S
Energy (C/P/F) 40/30/30 41/27/32 51/28/21 40/30/30 45/21/34
Energy (kCal) 630 767 500 400 750
Fats (g) 21.0 27.2 10.0 13.1 28.0
Saturated (g) 10.0 3.5 1.8 2.3 10.0
Monounsaturated (g) 1.4 2.7 6.2
Polyunsaturated (g) 0.2 7.4 9.9
Trans fat (g)
0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cholesterol (mg)
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Carbs (g) 62.0 74.4 64.0 37.1 81.0
Sugars (g) 23.0 21.1 24.3 1.2 22.0
Fiber (g) 8.0 13.2 5.8 7.7 7.8
Protein (g) 47.0 49.5 34 29.5 40
Salt (g) 0.7 1.3 1.3 0.7 1.3
Main Ingredients:
Queal
Athlete Fuel
Fats Sunflower oil, canola oil Milk (added)
Protein Whey protein Rice and milk protein
Carbs Maltodextrin, Isomaltulose, oats Gluten 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– Milk Fuel price, Plenny Shake easier full nutrition

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

PS Schmilk
From NED USA
Ships to World World
$/400kcal $ $
C/P/F 55/15/30 45/20/35
Allergen Gluten,Soy
kCal/meal 400 500
Serv/day 5 3
Suitable Vegan Vegan
Flavours 6 5
Products 5 4

Label:

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 serving PS Schmilk
Energy (C/P/F) 55/15/30 45/20/35
Energy (kCal) 400 500
Fats (g) 13.0 19
Saturated (g) 2.1 10
Monounsaturated (g) 1.4
Polyunsaturated (g) 0.2
Trans fat (g)
0.0 0.0
Cholesterol (mg)
0.0 0.0
Carbs (g) 53.0 58.0
Sugars (g) 5.6 23.0
Fiber (g) 7.6 7.0
Protein (g) 15 24.0
Salt (g) 0.43 0.6
Main Ingredients:
Plenny Shake
Milk Fuel
Fats Sunflour oil, flaxseed Milk (added)
Protein No main (from other ingredients) Rice and Milk protein
Carbs Oats, maltodextrin Gluten 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, but Keto Fuel if you want to have customization freedom

Sated is one of the biggest keto meal replacement brands in the US.

Sated Keto Fuel
From USA USA
Ships to World World
$/400kcal $$$ $$
C/P/F 8/17/75 5/30/65
Allergen Milk
kCal/meal 400 450
Serv/day 5 4
Suitable Vegetarian Vegan
Flavours 3 4
Products 3 4

Label:

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: Sated

Keto Fuel is cheaper than Sated shakes ($2.2 vs $3 for 400kcal), although Sated does include the oil, whereas Keto Fuel does not. Even if with the oil, Keto Fuel is still cheaper, the convenience is much appreciated.

Sated is currently developing a Ketogenic RTD that will soon be added to the line up.

Sated

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry

Keto Fuel Flavours:

  • Plain
  • Chocolate
  • Cinammon
  • Original
Nutrition: Sated for the fats, Keto Fuel for the protein
per serving Sated Keto Fuel
Energy (C/P/F) 8/17/75 5/25/65
Energy (kCal) 400 450
Fats (g) 35.0 37.0
Saturated (g) 11.0 13.0
Monounsaturated (g) 18.0 20.7
Polyunsaturated (g) 6.0 2.4
Trans fat (g)
0.0 0.0
Cholesterol (mg)
10.0 0.0
Carbs (g) 9.0 9.0
Sugars (g) 2.0 0.0
Fiber (g) 5.0 8.0
Protein (g) 18 25
Salt (g) 0.4 0.8
Main Ingredients:
Sated
Keto Fuel
Fats Sunflour oil, flaxseed MCT, Avocado oil (added)
Protein Milk protein isolate Rice protein
Carbs Cellulose (fiber) Cellulose (fiber)

Both keto products have increadibly low fiber, with Sated having 4g net carbs and Keto Fuel only 1g of net carbohydrates. Mostly is cellulose, a form of insoluble fiber that will not give you any caloric input.

Regarding fats, Sated includes the shake oil which has 5g of MCTs and 1:1 ratio of omega-3/6 fatty acids. On the other hand, Keto Fuel has some MCTs (from powder) but most of the fats come from your oil of choice (which will change the fatty acid composition). More likely than not, you will have to suppelment your omega-3s.

Perhaps, the biggest difference is the amount of protein. Keto Fuel is much richer in protein, whereas Sated uses more fats to provide that energy. Personally, I am a big fan of higher protein diets and I consider 25g per 450kcal to be a good quantity.

Availability, Shipping & Subscription: Sated US, Keto Fuel world.

Both brands offer a 20% discount with their subscriptions. Sated includes free shipping within the US (but the smallest order is $80). However, when shipping worldwide, Keto Fuel is a much better option.

Conclusion

Who is Superbodyfuel for?

Superbodyfuel is a great brand for those who are a little experienced in the field and want to be able to customize their shakes; as well as, those in dire needs to do some budgeting.

Milk Fuel is the cheapest alternative in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zeeland (and really cheap in Europe, too). It is the perfect powder for those looking to cut cost, such as students.

Athlete Fuel is also a great bang for the buck, and I would strongly recommend it for people looking to get some extra protein in their meals.

Super Fuel is the low carbohydrate high fat shake for those who are tired of Soylent. While the price is not as good as the other two, the opportunities of customization are great for more advance users.

Keto Fuel is one of the cheapest keto meal replacements out there.

Does it taste good?

The overal taste will depend on what milk or oil you add, but the base powder is usually praised by the flavour, which is oaty and sweet.

Will I get all the nutrients I need?

You will get most macronutrients and micronutrients you need, but only if you add the oil or the milk. The nutritional input will not be perfect regarding the recommended values, and you will have to supplement your omega-3s. However, it will still be a more complete meal than most options you would usually have.

I want to buy it. How much will it cost me?

The final price per meal will vary depending the cost of the oil or milk that you choose. The following are the prices for the base powders:

Milk Fuel

Price no subscription: $1.00/400kcal*

Price subscription: $0.80/400kcal*

Athlete Fuel

Price no subscription: $1.59/400kcal

Price subscription: $1.27/400kcal

Super Fuel

Price no subscription: $2.0/400kcal

Price subscription: $1.60/400kcal

Keto Fuel

Price no subscription: $2.22/400kcal

Price subscription: $1.78/400kcal

Wait a moment, is it perfect?

Perhaps Superbodyfuel is perfect for more seasoned meal replacement users. However, it is not. There are some flaws when adding the oils and milk regarding nutritional balance, such as, high saturated fat content or lack of omega-3s. The shakes also require more understanding about nutrition than those of regular brands. Nevertheless, the prices are really good.

Verdict

Superbodyfuel is a very interesting brand that delivers a curious array of meal replacement powders. All four powders are different to each other, and offer nutritional profiles that satisfy different needs. While having to add milk and oils does not ensure the perfect nutrition, SBF also provides tools to improve your shake with DIY lent supplements. Besides, they offer unbeatable prices and really good shipping terms for overseas. If you are in a real money budget I would strongly recommend buying Milk Fuel. Plus, if you want to start experimenting and customizing your shakes, SBF powders are a great base to start from.

Superbodyfuel deals and discount codes

Currently there is not any deals for Superbodyfuel. However, they are offering a 20% subscription discount that may not last for ever. Check out Deals section for more discount codes.

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4 Comments
  1. JB says

    I tried SBF a couple of months ago, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Was really excited about their cinnamon flavor (a flavor that I thought more would have) and it was actually really good. It was bold flavor, which was new, since most powders have hints/notes of whatever flavor its going for. I mixed well with the oil too (I used canola….its what I had around).

    I will say, while I did like it, I’d only use it at home, as the adding oil step is just enough to hamper my “ease of use” on the go. Gonna try the Milk Fuel one very soon. Fingers crossed, as me and milk are not the best of friends. But I’m optimistically looking forward to it. And who can say no to $1 per 400kcal?? Insanity!!

    1. Enaut Irazabalbeitia says

      Price is just crazy lowm, although part of the trick is giving you only “half serving”. If you think about it is a pretty smart move.
      Which one did you try? Super Fuel? You used canola oil? I’m surprise it wasn’t overpowering.

      You could always use lactose free milk or some kind of non-dairy milk. If you regulate the other macros around it.

      1. JB says

        Yeah, it was Super Fuel. It actually wasnt bad, if it was given to me the way I made it, would have never known it had any oil. It was thick, and had a strong cinnamon flavor which masked the oil. Was worried about using EVOO for that reason, and I’m not a fan of avocados, so I didnt even have that.

        I’ve tried in the past with soy milk, and Lactaid…..with not great results. Though I’m thinking of jumping back in with some of the new A2 options, see what those are about. It doesnt give me full on distress, just discomfort. Meh, we’ll see.

        1. Enaut Irazabalbeitia says

          I mean the pain is almost not worth it. I guess you could use Milk Fuel with water, a scoop of super fiber and a bit of oil (I would say Milk Fuel only with bigger servings, but your fat intake would be pretty low).

          Otherwise, make the Milk Fuel servings biger (more powder, and use 1 cup of milk and 1 1/2 of water or something similar).

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