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Fairlife Milk Review: The End of Protein Shakes?

Fairlife Milk Review: The End of Protein Shakes?

February 19, 2019



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We are always looking for new and tasty ways to maximize our results. If you’ve bee paying attention, you’ll know that high protein diets are an important part of fitness. It doesn’t matter if your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, or perform better, you probably need to be eating more protein than you think you do. Adequate protein usually falls some where between 0.8g/lb of lean body mass, all the way up to 1g/lb of total body weight. With our busy schedules, many people find it difficult to eat an adequate amount of protein, and as a way to supplement their nutrition turn to protein shakes.

Enter Fairlife Milk. What makes Fairlife different? It’s got more protein than most milk. In fact a 16oz glass has as much, if not more protein than most protein powders! It’s also lactose free and delicious.  Fairlife comes in a few different options: Whole milk, 1%, Fat Free, and Chocolate (my personal favorite). Let’s take a look at the nutritional info

Macros and Ingredients

A single serving of Fairlife is 1 cup, or 8oz. I typically have two servings, since the average glass size is about 16oz. These are the nutrition facts for a single serving of the Fairlife Chocolate Milk

As you can see the macros on the milk are great. Although the chocolate milk has more carbs and fats than most protein shakes, it rivals a traditional shake in protein, and of course the difference in taste is huge. Although protein shakes are quick and convenient, pouring a glass of milk takes even less time then blending up your favorite shake. Now let’s take a look at the fat free milk.

The fat free milk has less calories due to the no-fat element. Interestingly it has less carbs too, and of course, less ingredients. While I find all fat free milk to be watery, some of my clients say they like the Fairlife to better than some other brands. The fat free milk is convenient to mix with your chocolate milk to keep the calories down, or as a baking option, such as when making Kodiak products or other baked goods.

Price and Availability

The Fairlife milk isn’t cheap. A bottle will run between $3.99-4.99 and has 7 servings in it. As someone who is macro-conscious and lactose sensitive, the price is worth it to me. It’s quick, easy, tastes great, and helps me hit my nutritional goals. What more could you want? I’ve been able to find it at every major grocer in the area: Shaw’s, Market Basket, Hananford, and Target. Fairlife also makes ready-to-go protein drinks called “Core Power” that you can find at some gas stations and small convenience shops.

Have you tried Fairlife milk? What do you think? Let us know on YouTube, or if there’s another milk you prefer and want us to review, send us a message!


Dr. Brett Scott


Arkitect Fitness

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