What is Shakeology?

You have likely seen it advertised, especially if you’re already following a Beachbody at-home workout program, but what is Shakeology?

Shakeology is a delicious meal-replacement drink intended for those with health and fitness in mind.  Whether you’re looking for a healthy meal replacement that leaves you feeling more energized and more focused, or you just want something to give you an extra boost in the weight loss department, Shakeology is definitely something worth considering.

Shakeology: Why It Really is the Healthiest Meal of the Dayshake

In a very short time, Shakeology has become a health trend across America – and for good reason. This is because the company behind Shakeology, Beachbody, searched the globe for years trying find the right concoction of healthy ingredients with proven health benefits to work symbiotically in order to provide you with a nutritious shake that is not only delicious, but good for you.

Not All Meal Replacement Shakes are Created Equal

Too often when you’re at the grocery store or your favorite health food store, there are so many supposedly “healthy” meal replacement shakes on the shelves that’s it’s really hard to know what’s good for you and what’s not. However, it’s when you take a closer look at the ingredient list that you discover most of these so-called natural options often contain almost nothing you can easily pronounce…and not because it’s full of exotic fruits you’ve never heard of.

It’s because they’re filled with chemicals that essentially poison your body over time – not ones that make you healthy. They’re often full of sugar too.

This is where Shakeology truly separates itself from the competition, and the reason why Shakeology really is the healthiest meal of the day:

  • It contains about 15 grams of protein per serving and an intense dose of essential amino acids. These help you develop the long, lean muscles you want and make you feel fuller longer to reduce your food cravings. This dose of protein also helps regulate blood sugar and promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails – something you can never have an abundance of.
  • It contains an incredible dose of 23 essential vitamins and minerals our bodies needs to function optimally for perfect health. Who doesn’t want to live a long healthy life to its fullest?
  • It contains prebiotics and other digestive enzymes to help improve your digestion, regularity and nutrient absorption, which is essential to feeling your best. It helps your body become more efficient at getting rid of the toxins that slow you and your digestive track down each day.
  • It contains antioxidants and phytonutrients to counteract free radical damage that can eventually lead to degenerative diseases, sagging skin and wrinkles. These also help reduce inflammation and help make up for any dietary deficiencies to boost your immune system, which may help prolong your life.

Shakeology, Is It Really Worth It?

Shakeology is expensive, and I’ll be the first to admit it – especially being on the strict budget I am. However, after you figure in the cost per serving and exactly how many healthy ingredients and health benefits you’re getting in just one scoop, it’s not that much (around $4 per serving for the regular flavors or $4.33 per serving for the Vegan options). And if you’re mixing it with other healthy ingredients to use it as a full meal replacement, not just a health food supplement, the health benefits just add up.

You can order your Shakeology for the lowest price available by clicking here.

Cheaper Than You Think

The cost of Shakeology often deters people, but it helps if you think about your current daily food budget. I only say this, because now that I drink my Shakeology for breakfast, I am actually spending less each week than I did buying whole foods.  That being said, I do have it delivered on Home Direct to help lower the cost even more, which I will go into detail later.

Honestly, after drinking Shakeology each day, I just feel better overall, and my complexion looks fantastic. I can also vie for the fact that when I don’t drink Shakeology, I am more sore after working out than when I drink it. I don’t know exactly what it is, but it helps prevent muscle soreness.

Why I Choose Shakeology: Complete Nutrition in a Glass

My turning point to purchase Shakeology finally came when I learned it was actually cheaper to drink Shakeology than what I’d been spending on supplements. Plus, it really is  healthier than everything I’d been trying combined. It also helped thinking of how much easier it would be to blend up a healthy meal rather than bake or grill a protein with vegetables, and a serving of whole grain carbs.

Honestly though, the real seller was that you could never get a day’s worth of all the high quality vitamins, minerals, enzymes, prebiotics, and antioxidants that you get with one scoop of Shakeology – unless you spent hundreds of dollars on exotic ingredients you can only find online or at your local health food store, which just wouldn’t be worth the hassle – at least not to me and my already busy life.

Online, you will always find people who argue you can get all these benefits from eating a well-rounded diet, which is possible if you detail everything you’re eating each day for the rest of your life and make sure to carefully plan meals to ensure you’re getting everything you need. Well, for most of us who work every day, that just isn’t possible.

Even when I eat healthy and 100% clean, I still don’t even come close to getting all my vitamins and nutrients, nevermind the harder-to-find antioxidants Shakeology is full of. You are getting your daily dose of fresh fruits and vegetables that, yes, we would all be getting from our diets in a perfect world, as well as other more exotic ingredients the latest scientific research has proven to be extremely important to your overall well-being in just one small scoop. Plus, they continuously change the product to make sure it’s always offering only the best.

So, if you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious way to help you lose weight and feel better, Shakeology will make all the difference you need. If you don’t believe me, try it out and feel the difference – it’s guaranteed or your money back.

Shakeology Flavor Is Something to Consider

Before ordering your Shakeology, you will have to think about what flavor to choose, because it comes in four delicious options to suit your personal preferences. Plus, each 30-day supply flavor bag comes with an incredible list of Shakeology recipes and ideas for mixing for the entire month.

Here the Shakeology flavors currently offered:

  • Tropical Strawberry Vegan
  • Chocolate Vegan
  • Chocolate
  • Greenberry
  • Strawberry (my favorite!)
  • Vanilla

30-Day Recipe Calendars

Beachbody has been so successful with Shakeology, because they really care about their customers, their customers’ health, and their customers’ lifestyles. It’s all about helping people live healthier lives – people who work for a living that don’t necessarily have all the time in the world each morning to make a healthy breakfast.

For example, each flavor of Shakeology bag comes with a recipe calendar. This calendar really makes each day a whole new taste experience when one day you’re mixing Chocolate Shakeology, peanut butter and ice, and then the next day you’re mixing Chocolate Shakeology, pecans, maple syrup, and milk. Beachbody has more 30-day recipe calendars for each of the four Shakeology flavors available on their website, in addition to special holiday blend recipes.

My favorite ways to mix Shakeology:

  • Greenberry: Mix with the juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1c frozen strawberries, 8oz water, and one scoop of Shakeology
  • Chocolate/Chocolate Vegan: Mix with 8 ice cubes, 8oz of water, 1T of natural peanut butter, and a scoop of Shakeology.
  • Strawberry/Tropical Strawberry: Mix with 1c frozen blueberries, 1c frozen strawberries, 8oz water, and one scoop of Shakeology.
  • Vanilla: Mix with 8oz cooled coffee, 8 ice cubes, and one scoop of Shakeology (this is also really good in the chocolate flavor.)

In all honesty, some recipes they give you are yummy, while others…not so much. It’s really trial and error, but the main point is  that there are plenty of options to keep it fresh and prevent boredom.

Ordering Shakeology

It’s very easy to order Shakeology. In fact, you can try it here with a 30-day money back guarantee. There are many different options to choose from such as purchasing a single bag, purchasing a sample pack, ordering packets of Chocolate and Greenberry, ordering the same flavor bag month to month, or ordering alternating bags of certain flavors on Home Direct shipping.

It will be less expensive for you if you order on Shakeology on Home Direct, which means you receive automatic shipments each month with a minimal shipping charge. This is a great option if you use up a bag each month, which is very easy to do drinking it as breakfast, lunch, or dinner every day. I never get sick of it, because I order alternating bags and change up the recipes day to day.

If you’re still apprehensive about trying Shakeology, there is always a 30-day money back guarantee or the sample packet of each flavor. Whether you try a couple day’s worth or almost finish the entire bag, you can return the bag if you’re not 100% satisfied with the product – Beachbody will accept your return and give you your money back. Their customer service is always very nice and helpful.

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