Shakeology Facts & My Review


Shakeology superfood formula

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 after becoming an independent distributor of Beachbody (the company that created Shakeology) 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.

Easy Shakeology Recipe

Are you wondering how you make Shakeology® at home? Using a blender makes for the best consistency and allows you to blend up whatever your favorite ingredients are. Check out a simple recipe in the video below:

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:

Shakeology Facts

  • 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

Watch the video below to learn where Darin Olien (Shakeology co-creator) sources ingredients for Shakeology.

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.
  • Not ready to commit to a whole bag? Try the Shakeology Super Sampler pack.

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.

Author: Eartha Haines

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.

21 thoughts on “Shakeology Facts & My Review”

  1. Those sound good, especially the fact that they are gluten free! I start each day with a green smoothie. It contains spinach, water, stevia and chocolate protein powder, and a dash of peppermint oil. The spinach taste gets completely blended away by the chocolate and mint flavors, yet I am getting the nutrients and fiber!

    To Your Health!
    James Reno (editor)

  2. I agree shakes are a great way to replenish your body, but remember that your body needs more than a shake. If you are trying to loss weight take a shake, but you need to eat as well. If you eat several small meals a day and have a shake as one of them, your on the right track. But never use a shake for a meal replacement.

  3. Good advise Chris. Everything in moderation. I have 1 or 2 smootines per day (not the product above, but raw spinach based) as well as one or two small meals, and an occasional snack such as broccoli dipped in hummus.

    To Your Health!
    James Reno (editor)

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  5. Hi shaun, It’s amazing,how can you try new products frequently? how are you maintaining your fitness by having different products?

  6. Hi Danny

    Well luckily i have a super high metabolism and on top of that i am a highly active individual. I recently posted about this also. I’m not actually into taking many of these products that often, as i believe you can gain results successfully with everything nature has to offer. So in general i would occassionly try something extra for a short while and see what it affect it has. I’m guessing you face challenges operating in that way?

    But it’s just like Chris Sine mentions above

    ”If you eat several small meals a day and have a shake as one of them, you’re on the right track. But never use a shake for a meal replacement”

  7. Great Danny you have super high metabolism, but I am not. I too agree with this
    “”If you eat several small meals a day and have a shake as one of them, you’re on the right track. But never use a shake for a meal replacement”” .

  8. Ah the beauty of the like minded eh, now lets just advise others that eating like that is the way to go. Maybe i am lucky to have a high metabolism, but i do acknowledge how hard it can be when your metabolism is low. Because of that wrote a post about how to increase it. The methods do work, but it’s all down to the efforts of the individual.

  9. There are many great shakes out there to try, and many serve different purposes. If your looking for a light easy protein shake, to trim up use as a meal replacement, or as a pre workout shake, isopure makes some really light zero carb beverages that are extremely beneficial for you. They are high in calcium and potassium and dont have that chalky flavor some people cant stand, also there are optimum times for a shake. Sure you make one as a quick fix, but there are times when they are most appropriate. Upon waking is ideal, before and after your workout within 30 to 60 minutes and before bed. Before bed poses a great benefit because your body goes into a catobolic state, which is the state of muscle break down, and you are not trying to achieve that, so a nice casein shake with some slow digestion carbs is ideal for that time. Shakes hold many benefits and are becoming more popular everday, especially in the crazy united states where no one can sit down anymore.

  10. very true i agree there, almond milk has a nice rich taste to it that really supresses that chalky after taste, Optimum Nutrition really comes up with some tasty flavors that make it easier for those with that issue

  11. I usually start my day off with a shake since I’m always on the go. It’s a great way to get necessary vitamins early in the morning and better than your traditional coffee.

  12. Hard to find an honest review when most “reviewers” are affiliated with Team Beachbody and trying to promote for their own interests.

    1. Joe I’m not affiliated with beachbody except that I love P90X because it’s very similar to Crossfit. and I can only share my experience with Shakeology. It is the bomb and I will continue to purchase it.

  13. To this day I have yet to hear negative feedback about Shakeology. The only thing close to “negative” is that Greenberry is a unique flavor and about a 50/50 of those that love/hate. Other than that, it just keeps proving itself!

  14. Shakeology is good stuff! I like mine with PB as well, some times i add blueberries and strawberries, or a banana – delicious!

  15. I have been skeptical about shakeology due to the price. I love beach body products to include thier multi vitamins and work out programs but $119 for a meal replacement? Really. Well I broke down and bought it. After 1 week. I have lost 3 lbs. I work out 5 days a week 3 days of cardio and 2 days of weight lifting. I had horrible eating habits ( no breakfast, Late dinners) But since I got my shipment of shakeology I’m motivated to eat at least 3 meals a day. I’m no fan of the green berry but since i bought it’m gonna finish it. I will reorder all chocolate. The benifits that I can say have really impressed me is that I am now a “regular” I “go” at least 3 times a day now. before I would go maybe once ever 2 or 3 days. I love it. I feel better I do have more energy and I love the way the chocole tastes with peanut butter. It’s worth the $119.

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