There is no best time to drink Ensure. Ensure suggests having one drink per day as an occasional replacement for breakfast or lunch or as a healthy and delicious snack between meals. Containing 24 essential vitamins and minerals, each Ensure drink provides complete, balanced nutrition. Ensure states that drinking its product can help people make better meal and snack choices throughout their day while remaining healthy, active and energetic.
Abbott Nutrition explains that Ensure products are designed to provide active adults with a source of nutrition that helps them meet specific nutritional goals. Examples of these goals include rebuilding muscle and strength that is lost with age, supporting digestive and immune system health, and building strong bones. Ensure drinks come in a variety of delicious flavors that are ready to drink. Ensure is also available in pudding and powder.
According to Walgreens, some of the ingredients in the Ensure vanilla shake include water, corn syrup, sugar, high oleic safflower oil, canola oil, soy protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, corn oil and natural and artificial flavors. Each shake contains 250 calories, 6 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 40 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of protein and 18 grams of sugar.