You may have heard of it.
You may have seen it promoted on your Beachbody workout DVDs.
You may have seen others drinking it.
You may have even looked it up to see what the “BIG” deal is about Shakeology.
Whatever it is, you are now here and want to know my thoughts about Shakeology and if you know me, you know I’m going to 100% honest with you.
What Exactly is Shakeology?
I’m going to sum Shakeology up in 6 words. It is…
the healthiest meal of your day!
I know. Such a cliche but here’s the deal, it seriously is and I’m going to explain why in the next several paragraphs. Shakeology is made from over 70+ all natural superfood ingredients, all derived from whole food sources, with the highest nutrient density of any shake mix on the market. This means you are giving your body a dose of nutrition that is the equivalent of 5 huge salads with all the fruits and veggies you can imagine! There is no other single food item out there can supply you with the perfect balance of vitamins, protein, minerals, nutrients and amino acids than this incredible shake.
What are the Benefits of Shakeology?
So, you might be thinking, so what? What does that mean for me and my body? Well, here’s the thing. Our society in general is nutrient deficient. That means, if you aren’t taking supplements regularly, you simply cannot consume the nutrients your body needs to perform optimally from whole foods alone.
I’ve been drinking it for several years and it really has helped improve my overall digestion, increase my energy, and curb my cravings which was a huge deal for me because that 3:00pm sweet tooth witching hour gets me EVERYTIME! It’s dense nutrition so it will fill you up and give you all the vitamins and nutrients you need. Plus, it’s really easy to make and great when you are in a crunch for time. I don’t know about you, but our mornings can be CRAZY and I’d rather make a shake then skip my breakfast all together.
There are several flavors available to you. The regular flavors we have (which contain whey protein) are Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Greenberry, and Cafe Late. The vegan flavors we have (which are 100% plant based and plant based protein) are Vegan Chocolate and Vegan Tropical Strawberry.
Here is my PERSONAL opinion on flavor preference. I get asked ALL the time, which is your favorite and because I’ve been drinking it for 3+ years, I have to say it’s Vegan Chocolate. That does NOT mean the others aren’t great too. What I’ve found is that you either love certain flavors or you don’t and everyone has their personal preference. My suggestion would be to try out our SUPER SAMPLER PACK where you can try ALL 7 flavors.
Or you can listen to me and go with Vegan Chocolate. Here are my thoughts on each flavor:
Chocolate: It’s good. It had a smooth chocolate taste that is sweeter than the vegan formula and is our MOST POPULAR flavor.
Strawberry: It’s good. The best way for me to describe it is it tastes like Special K with Strawberries or those strawberry chocolate milks we used to have as kids. It has a real strawberry flavor and is also very smooth in texture.
Vanilla: I don’t like it. Vanilla is… vanilla. It’s plain and bland and I feel like I have to add ingredients to it to really enjoy it and if you know me, I like things simple. I don’t want to have to add stuff to it and I feel like I do in order to enjoy vanilla. Then again, those who love it LOVE IT! I just don’t.
Greenberry: Undecided. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it either. Greenberry is unique. It reminds me of a green juice with a berry flavored smoothie. It’s interesting and worth trying if you like the green juices with a berry flavor. LOL!
Cafe Latte: LOVE IT! Next to Vegan Chocolate, this is another favorite probably because I love the taste of coffee. If you like coffee, or cafe lattes, or frappicinos… this is the flavor to try. It’s super smooth and very good.
Vegan Chocolate: LOVE IT. Like I said, I’ve been drinking it for 3+ years and it just works for me. That said, it took me 5 days to get used to but now you can’t even pry it out of my hands!
Vegan Tropical Strawberry: I like this one too. My husband loves it. I like it better than the regular Strawberry but not as much as Vegan Chocolate. It’s more tropical in texture. It pairs really well with fruits and has a very tropical taste to it.
What’s the difference between regular and vegan?
Whey protein is derived from a lactase enzyme. So if you have any sensitivities to lactose or dairy in general, I typically recommend the vegan shakeology formula. Or, if you are like me, and just prefer to have vegan based proteins or maybe even have sensitivities to whey in general (for me I tend to look like I’m 4 months pregnant the next day), the vegan formula is the way to go. I personally think the regular chocolate shake logy is a bit sweeter than the vegan chocolate shakeology so if you have a sweetness preference, that is something to consider before making your purchase.
Learn more about how Shakeology is sourced and the QUALITY of ingredients that are used to produce it in the video below:
Commonly Asked Questions & Answers:
1. Is Shakeology just another protein shake?
No. I think one of the biggest misconceptions about Shakeology is that it’s “just another protein shake” and why not spend less and go to Walmart or a Wholesale store?? Here’s the deal, all shakes are not created equal, especially ones that contain just protein. Shakeology is a very nutrient dense MEAL REPLACEMENT. By replacement, I mean it has the nutritional equivalent to FIVE plates of salad. I don’t know about you, but although I enjoy some veggies and a few salads in the week, I do not and could not consume that many salads for less than 180 calories. Shakeology makes it very easy to cut your calories LOW, without subsequently cutting your daily volume of nutrients needed. Truth be told, the majority of people are WAY MORE nutrient deficient, than they are Protein deficient. So. why just stop at a protein shake?
2. Is Shakeology guaranteed?
YES! You can enjoy Shakeology RISK FREE for 30 days with our Bottom-of-the-Bag Guarantee. If you don’t like it, return the empty bag for a full refund on the purchase price. In fact, those who join me in our accountability groups, will be reminded of their renewals and the option to either cancel, delay, or change their flavors if they want. I’m not trying to force this down anyone’s throat. My job is to share the incredible benefits it has for me and to let you determine if it is as beneficial to you. If not, I’m going to help you get it returned. GUARANTEED!
3. Is Shakeology a WHOLEFOOD?
I love when I get this question because on the surface, many think it is processed just because it comes in powder form. Shakeology is actually several superfoods that are imported from their countries origin and preserved in ways that are unique to each food. It’s a VERY difficult and time consuming process but that is why the quality is like nothing you’ve seen before. They actually have a process where they either dry or freeze the food enough (without losing the potency of each ingredient) and ground it to be stored in powder form within each bag.
Pretty cool, uh? It’s a process that keeps the integrity of each ingredient, ensuring that the nutritional value is still intact from start to finish. Think of doing this tedious process over 70 times!! That’s the number of super foods (like wheat grass, chia seed, goji berries, maca root to name a few) in Shakeology that must EACH go through this process to keep its whole-food integrity. I am confident in saying it’s a form of “dry juicing”. Except with juicing you are typically not juicing this many ingredients and Shakeology is way less expensive and time-saving.
#4: Is Shakeology Expensive?
To anyone who feels this product is expensive I know that I have not done my diligence in breaking down its REAL VALUE. Most people will agree that they would spend an average of $3-$7 on a HEALTHY nutritious meal. I know most store-bought salads cost even more than that, and don’t contain near the dense vitamins. But on average, I think we can all agree healthy meals run between $3-$7. Shakeology at $4.30 per MEAL (you are REPLACING a meal that you’d be buying anyway) comes in on the LOW END of average. Not only are you replacing a meal, but you are also getting an entire days worth of vitamins that your body needs. So you are replacing your VITAMINS, too. Sure, you may need a specific vitamin based on your conditions, geography or age, but in general, Shakeology will provide you (and your children) with all your daily whole food vitamins.
Here is my next point. When was the last time you went to your grocery store and bought THIRTY meals all at once? Typically, I’m guessing, you buy a few days worth each time. When you buy a bulk bag of Shakeology, you are buying 30 of your monthly meals up front. Thats 30 meals LESS than you’d be spending at the grocery store. Because of the grocery savings, I actually deduct my monthly Shakeology from my grocery budget. Its literally the least expensive AND the most dense nutritious daily meal my family consumes. For the price, I can not duplicate its vast quality of ingredients and nutrients.
Still not convinced?
Well maybe Tony Horton can help out! Check out this 2 minute video that will show you why Shakeology is worth it!
Everybody’s BODY is different and our goals may not be the same but one thing is for sure, everyone wants to make PROGRESS and progress comes in many forms! Check out some of these Shakeology success stories! Amazing progress was made and we are so proud to be part of everyone’s journey!