Disclosure: I am affiliated with Team Beachbody (the creators of Shakeology), however, I am under no obligation to provide a positive review. The following is my personal opinion.
If you are familiar with Beachbody®, then you have probably heard of their ultra-premium nutritional shake, Shakeology®. One of the products that I decided to try out was their newest called Shakeology®. It is not a protein shake (although it does contain whey protein) but rather a healthy meal in a glass. You are probably familiar with other products that you can mix or drink that contain your daily servings of vegetables, etc., that is what Shakeology® is like but so much better.
Here is why I like Shakeology so far:
It tastes good! - I've tried other products and most protein shakes are ok but still have a weird after taste in my opinion. The all vegetable powder drinks are usually tolerable but still bitter tasting. Shakeology tastes like a chocolate shake and I don't mind drinking it.
The ingredients - The ingredients are awesome. It has all of the vitamins you would normally find in a multivitamin and it has a super-fruit blend that has all of the antioxidant goodness that our bodies need. The ingredients are derived from whole food sources. I can't even go over all of the ingredients. Click here for product details from Beachbody
Meal replacement heaven - Not everyone is into replacing their meals but some people either do it to help with weight loss or as a meal on the go when in a time crunch.
Reduce hunger and cravings - I have a bad sweet tooth and when I drink this as a dessert replacement, I reach out less for something sweet after a meal. I also don't feel like I'm starving by the time lunch or dinner rolls around.
Recipes - There are tons of recipes for both flavors of shakes. My favorite is simple: chocolate Shakeology and peanut butter (or almond butter.) It tastes like a chocolate peanut butter candy bar.
I drink my Shakeology daily with almond milk blended with frozen strawberries. I was skeptical at first because I know how most powdered health beverages are. However, this one really did blow me away in flavor and ingredients. Here are a few more tidbits about it:
Gluten free and caffeine free
No refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
Provides health-supporting chlorophylls, polyphenols, prebiotics, and proanthocyanins
90 day study (as a meal replacement) average weight loss: 10 lbs., reduced risk for heart disease and other degenerative diseases, lowered cholesterol on average by 30% and even up to 70%, healthier skin, hair, and nails
Where Shakeology Ingredients Come From
Click here for product details from Team Beachbody®
Things to keep in mind:
Not everyone likes the flavor (however, I can vouch for the chocolate)
It tastes much better blended with ice and your choice of beverage (water, milk, soy milk, etc.)
If you try it and like it, I recommend getting it on autoship. You'll get free shipping every month and you won't worry about running out.
Price - it may be an issue for most, however, if you break down a 30-day supply it averages out to about $3 - $4 a shake. Considering what is in it, it's a great value. Most store bought smoothies cost the same or more and don't have nearly any of the same ingredients.
Bottom-of-the-Bag Guarantee - You have 30-days to try it. If you're not satisfied, return it for a refund (less s&h), even if the bag is empty! Now that is even more of a reason to try it.
So whether or not you have already heard of this shake, I recommend trying it for yourself. I can say that the chocolate is really good. I have yet to try the other flavor (Greenberry.)
Update: I have finally tried Greenberry and it is a good flavor to blend with citrus fruit. I am staying loyal to my chocolate though - that is just the chocoholic in me!
Click here to learn more about Shakeology from the Team Beachbody Web site.
My name is Eartha and I created this blog as a motivational resource for myself to keep up with exercise and eating right. I enjoy reading, learning, and writing about all things fitness related. I hope that as well as motivating myself, others may find motivation to try fitness as well. Learn more.