Meal replacements powders (MRP's) are prepackaged powdered blends that you mix with juice, water, or milk and take in place of eating a whole food meal. They are convenient, reasonably priced, and have great flavors.
MRP's are best suited for individuals who either don't have have time to prepare complete healthy meals, do not like many of the foods that are naturally high in good quality protein, or simply enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Many MRP's are low in fat and high in protein and therefore are sometimes referred to as protein shakes. Others contain a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. They usually contain a complete profile of vitamin and minerals and other important nutrients especially important for bodybuilders, athletes and dieters.