Shakeology – What makes it the healthiest meal of the day?
Shakeology has truly been life changing for me. It was the health and wellness tool that I didn’t think I needed. And to be clear…I have NEVER been an advocate of “shakes.” I didn’t understand their purpose, I was confused by the ingredients and what was good for you and what I should stay away from. And if you can visualize that person standing in the Kitchen with nose plugged and chugging down a shake… that would be me. I had tried a few other products in the past and honestly, I just didn’t understand WHY anyone would choose to drink their calories when they could eat food instead. The taste, texture and of course the cost didn’t make sense to me on any level. I didn’t understand what a “shake” could do for me nutritionally if I was already eating healthy.
When I started my fitness journey, I was working out to a program called Turbo Jam which is a Beachbody Program. I was surfing around on their website looking for a little inspiration and came across Shakeology. The advertising was pretty compelling and after reading and researching a bit I decided to bite the bullet and give the Chocolate flavor a try.
My first Shakeology shake was truly not my best. I mixed it with water, stirred it in a drinking glass and chugged it down. (LOL). As you might expect, that probably wasn’t the ideal introduction for a shake hater like me. The taste wasn’t bad, but thankfully I noticed the 30-day calendar of Recipes in the box and I realized there were options. I took some time to review the information that came with the product and decided to put my best foot forward. I knew that if I truly despised Shakeology and didn’t see any results that Beachbody would refund my money. They offer a full money back guarantee which made me feel more comfortable taking the risk.
My second shake was pretty wonderful if I do say so myself. I mixed my Shakeology with milk, a few ice cubes and banana in my blender. I loved that the consistency was like a smoothie and not a disgusting, runny, chalky tasting mess. It tasted almost as good as a milk shake! There were so many great recipes that I enjoyed trying new things every day. I have enjoyed everything from a ‘Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint Shakeology’ to an ‘Almond Joy Shakeology’ and many more. For me, it was nice that I didn’t have to put any thought into my Breakfast, because Shakeology replaced that meal for me.
What is Shakeology?
Shakeology is designed to be a nutritional shake that provides 70+ nutrients in a low-calorie formula. You can use it as a meal replacement or a snack. It’s a vitamin drink that gives your body all the nutrients it needs for optimal health and takes the guesswork out of your nutrition. It REPLACES your need for a multi-vitamin and it’s a powerful weight loss accelerator. It has 18 grams of protein, but is not to be confused with a general ‘protein shake.’ It’s that additional “fuel boost” that your body needs to feel fully satisfied which enables you to perform at a peak level in your workouts and in daily life.
Fuel your body…the Healthiest Meal of the day!
What’s in it?
As I mentioned, Shakeology contains over 70+ high-quality ingredients including whey Isolate protein which is the finest version of protein available. At the onset I had no idea what protein forms were good or bad, so if you are scratching your head, that’s okay. It means that the animal fat has been removed. Protein from whey, which is highly absorbable, gives you 8 essential amino acids that help you build muscle, lose weight, support brain function, and keep your skin and bones healthy. Shakeology also contains Antioxidants to boost the immune system and help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, blood pressure, and stroke. You will also find Phytonutrients in Shakeology and they support immune function and have anti-inflammatory properties. There are also Probiotics and Prebiotics which support digestive and immune health. Digestive enzymes which help in the digestion of foods and increase the absorption rate of those foods for optimum health. One of the MAIN reasons that I am a fan of Shakeology? There is no artificial junk in this product. No fillers, no chemicals that are harmful, only ingredients that my body recognizes and needs. This is not a “diet” product, it’s a health product…big difference. Eating Clean for me includes my shake. This is a product that I give to my child as well, so if it’s not safe for her then it would be a definite ‘no go’ for me. A benefit I’m not that much of a fan of? It makes your nails grow like crazy and your hair. So…more time in the salon. You will also notice great skin clarity which I feel is a huge benefit. Sounds like a wonder product, right and too good to be true?
What can Shakeology do for you?
It is an effective way to help you lose weight, increase your energy and be the healthiest you can possibly be. Shakeology can help you reduce sugar cravings and promote healthy digestion and regularity. Shakeology recommends that you replace one meal per day with a shake along with regular exercise and a balanced diet. It can reduce your total cholesterol, reduce LDL cholesterol, reduce cardiovascular risk, and reduce oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It is low-glycemic too!
What effects did I experience?
I love Shakeology for many reason and have been drinking it for 4 years. I noticed right away that I felt an increase in energy. Previously I felt tired and almost sluggish. I felt like I needed a tremendous amount of sleep to function well. Within a week of being on Shakeology I noticed a big difference in how I felt physically. And not to get TOO personal here, but the regularity it offered me was unbelievable. I have always had issues with my regularity and if you are like me, you know that it’s a miserable feeling because you feel bloated and uncomfortable. Shakeology has cured that issue for me, because it processes the waste out of your body consistently and as a result I feel much leaner. In my situation it definitely cut the sugar cravings for me too. During pregnancy I couldn’t get enough sugar! Desserts, Ice cream and sweet treats were a daily craving. After I gave birth those cravings didn’t go away. Shakeology is something I look forward to each day, much like a special dessert! I also like the fact that 1 meal of my day is planned and that I don’t have to fool around with taking vitamins. Half the time I would forget them anyway and let’s face it…Centrum vitamins (which is what I was taking) are eliminated in your urine anyway. Not much was really staying in my system and benefitting me. I was under the impression that because I was eating “Clean” my body was getting all the nutrients it needed. Untrue. Today’s vegetables and fruits contain 40% fewer nutrients than they start with by the time they hit the grocery store. Don’t kid yourself, you do need supplementation.
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Since I started drinking Shakeology, they have released several additional flavors including Greenberry, Vanilla, Strawberry, Vegan Tropical Shakeology and Vegan Chocolate Shakeology. The Vegan flavors are plant-based protein whereas the other flavors are whey Isolate Protein as I mentioned. Way back when I started drinking it, I only cared if it tasted good and if it would help me shed the baby weight. So, if you have the same mindset, I truly do understand. I have favorite recipes for each flavor and currently I am obsessed by the Vegan Chocolate and the Vanilla Flavors. Here is my favorite vanilla recipe:
Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology
Mix: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeolgy, 16 oz. Unsweetened almond milk, 1 tsp uncooked oatmeal, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, add ice to the consistency you like, blend.
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If you are reading this and wondering if Shakeology is really all it’s cracked up to be, I get that. But…if you want to put it to the test you can order it here
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After I had been drinking Shakeology for while I learned about the wholesale discount which saves you 25% on the cost. If you find you love Shakeology this is always an option.
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Here are a couple of additional ways to try Shakeology:
- Message me about purchasing a Sampler Pack for $19.95
- You can purchase a week supply of Shakeology from me for $35
- Try a Shakeology Cleanse for $55 to jump-start your fitness journey
Consider a Challenge Pack which is a special “bundled” price. You get a bag or box of Shakeology + Program of your Choice or ON DEMAND Membership & Free Shipping.
- You can sign up for Shakeology HD (home direct) and that will give you FREE shipping and automatically ships to you on the same day each month. As mentioned above you may cancel at any time, no questions asked. And there is a full money back guarantee. Click here to order.
- You can purchase Shakeology in the bag or 24 individual packets in a box. Both options are the same price. With the individual packets you can choose a full box of the same flavor or a box with 2 flavors, i.e. Chocolate and Vanilla which are the top 2 selling flavors.
What do you get with your purchase of Shakeology HD?
Your first Shakeology order not only comes with a month’s supply of Shakeology, but also a calendar of 30 different ways to mix each flavor and FREE shipping.