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New Year, New Shakes! We’ve improved our recipe…what’s changed?

exante Diet new recipe low sugar shakes

You may have seen our iconic meal replacement shakes have had a makeover!  

The vibrant new packaging for 2023 isn’t the only exciting change we’ve made…keep reading to find out how these new low sugar shakes are packed with even better benefits to help you on your weight loss journey. 

Why has the recipe changed? 

You asked, we listened! At exante, customer feedback and satisfaction are our number one priority. That’s why our product development team have been working hard behind-the-scenes to develop a new recipe with even better benefits, based on your feedback.  

What’s new? 

  • Our new shakes are now contain >9g less sugar than the previous recipe 
  • We’ve added prebiotics, meaning they are gut friendly* 
  • Protein content was 17g per serving, and is now 20g per serving 
  • Fibre was 2-4g and is now 4-6g per serving 
  • Salt was 0.7g and is now 0.5g per serving 

Plus, the addition of gut-friendly prebiotics help to increase good bacteria in the gut to aid digestion and improve metabolic health (1). 

Our new shakes have 92% less sugar on average than other ready-to-mix meal replacement for weight control shakes**

For a full breakdown, please see the table references. 

exante Diet new recipe low sugar shakes

Why have you removed some shake flavours? 

2023’s main focus is to optimise our product line, to ensure our customers’ favourites are prioritised, and simplifying the supply chain to ensure a more reliably-stocked website. 

As part of our drive to optimise a much-loved product line, we are discontinuing some shake flavours to make way for the new shake range. After extensive customer research, including a focus group and private tasting panel, your feedback has been crucial to our decision making. 

We really hope that you fall in love with the improvements we’ve made to our shakes! 

With less sugar, are the new shakes still sweet? 

Yes – no need to worry! The original and new recipe both contained an artificial sweetener called ‘sucralose’, which is naturally sweeter than real sugar. The new shakes have less skimmed milk powder (which contains sugar), but our food development team have worked tirelessly through recipe trials and customer feedback to ensure they still have their distinct delicious flavours.  

Has the taste and texture changed? 

Our shakes are still deliciously creamy, but you may notice a slight texture difference. This is because we’ve removed the skimmed milk powder, to significantly reduce the sugar content. At exante, we don’t mind a minor texture change to achieve such a big nutritional change of >10g less sugar.  

Try for yourself! 

Now that we’ve shared the amazing new benefits of our shake range, there’s only one thing left to do…try for yourself. Available individually as sachets or within the 2 and 4 week diet box plans. 

Which flavour is your favourite? Check out the full range of shake flavours below: 

  • Chocolate
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Mocha
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • Chocolate Orange
  • Banana & Strawberry
  • Cherries & Berries
  • Almond Vanilla
  • Coconut
  • Caramel Latte
  • White Chocolate & Raspberry
  • Honeycomb
  • Toffee Caramel
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Salted Caramel

Ready to get stuck in? Click here to browse the full range, and add to your basket today. If you’re just starting out or not sure of your favourites yet, all our diet plan boxes contain the new shakes too.  

exante's new recipe shakes are now included in the Box Plans!

We can’t wait to hear your feedback! If you have a question for us, get in touch via our social media or in our Facebook support group 

Table of Nutritionals



Average Nutritional Value Original Recipe New Recipe
Calories per serving 200-230kcal 200-206kcal
Carbohydrates per serving 18g 18g
Sugar per serving 12-15g 1-2g
Fat per serving 7g 5g
Protein per serving 17g 20g
Fibre per serving 2-4g 4-6g
Salt per serving 0.7g 0.5g
Key selling points
  • Meal replacement for weight control
  • High Protein
  • High Fibre
  • 27 Vitamins & Minerals
  • Prebiotic/gut friendly
  • Low Sugar
  • Meal replacement for weight control
  • High Protein
  • High Fibre
  • 27 Vitamins & Minerals


  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/19-best-prebiotic-foods#:~:text=Prebiotic%20foods%20are%20high%20in,even%20help%20prevent%20certain%20diseases. 

*A serving of this product contains 4g of your 12g per day chicory inulin (33% of the required daily intake), which helps to maintain regular gut function through more frequent bowel movements. 

**Total sugar content per100ml as consumed were obtained for 188 products from both in store and online audits of declared sugar content in January 2023.

Katie Jerome

Katie Jerome

Writer and expert

Katie graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a BSc in Marketing. Since leaving university, Katie enjoys discovering new recipes and making healthy food at home. As a follower of the exante 5:2 plan, Katie, who works in the Social & Content team knows first-hand the importance of a balanced lifestyle to reach an end goal.

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