It’s All About That Shake(ology)

The Best Shakeology Recipe is the easy shakeology recipe!  Beachbody has done all the work for you.  They have truly created “Nutrition Simplified” by packing in the nutritional value.

IMG_7689

If you didn’t know…I didn’t always love Shakeology. My hubs wanted to try it and we bought a bag. He loved it and I was stuck at, “we are spending how much per month on one bag of a protein shake?” I didn’t get it but I also wasn’t looking at the overall benefits of Shakeology either. I was uninformed about what it actually was and just looking at it as a protein shake, which lets be honest IT IS NOT!!! I had been drinking meal replacement shakes from a different company because I wanted something to help my nutrition and I ran out one day. So of course I went over to our chocolate bag of Shakeology, grabbed a room temperature bottle of water, dumped a scoop in, shook it up, and GAGGED!! One sip and I had judged it awful, poured the rest down the drain and said never again.

IMG_1364

I think about that day often now that I have been drinking Shakeology consistently for a YEAR!! I guess what really sticks out to me is that there are SO MANY options and I wish that it had come with some better instructions. If you make chicken wrong would you want to eat it every day? Nope!

The same applies to Shakeology. First you have to recognize what it truly is and that it’s a MEAL REPLACEMENT!! Shakeology is a very nutrient-dense shake that can be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You’d have to eat a whole lot of fruits and vegetables to equal the nutrition in a single glass of Shakeology—and you probably couldn’t do it for less than 170 calories. Shakeology makes it very easy to cut your calories without substantially cutting down your daily volume of nutrients needed. Truth be told, the majority of people are WAY MORE nutrient deficient, than they are protein deficient. This is the reason why I love Shakeiology so much! I am not the best eater (which I am learning about every day!) so Shakeology was an easy way for me to get my nutrients. I love Shakeology because I am a busy parent and it is a quick and convenient way to get complete nutrition.  It supplies me with the energy I need to help keep up with the kids and my hectic lifestyle.  It is also easier to make and tastier than a salad, and it is an excellent way to eat healthy when eating a full meal is not possible.  If you don’t like eating fruits and vegetables then this is a great way to get all the benefits of eating a full bowl of fruits and vegetables without having to actually eat them.

The other issue that you have to truly understand is the #1 reason that people don’t want to try Shakeology , love it, and then want to continue drinking it month after month and that is …the price!! That is beacause you are still looking at Shakeology as something that isn’t of value to you. Most people will agree that they would spend an average of $3 to $7 on a HEALTHY nutritious meal. I know most store-bought salads cost even more than that, and don’t contain nearly the dense concentration of nutrients. But on average, I think we can all agree healthy meals run between $3 and $7. Shakeology, at $4.33 per shake, comes in on the LOW END of average. (You can make Shakeology into a breakfast or lunch that you’d be buying anyway.) Not only are you spending less than you normally would, you’re also getting vital nutrients your body needs, that you just can’t get from your run-of-the-mill salad, plus the normal range of vitamins and minerals. So you can replace your VITAMINS, too. Sure, you may need a specific vitamin, based on your conditions, geography, or age—but in general, Shakeology will provide you with a solid base of your whole-food nutrients.

When was the last time you went to your grocery store and bought THIRTY meals all at once? Not often!!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 shakes up-front. That means you’ll spend less money at the grocery store. For the price, I cannot duplicate its vast quality of ingredients and nutrients.

 

Now let’s get into my tips for HOW to make your Shake!!!

Here are a few tips that I wish I had known the first time I ever tried Shakeology…

IMG_1365

  1. Do not mix with water!!!!! You can, if you are wanting to be hardcore, but if you want to enjoy the taste, I recommend mixing it with Almond or Coconut Milk!!!
  2. ADD ice!!!! Shakeology definitely tastes better when it’s cold J
  3. BLEND IT!!!! 99% of the time I use my blender to mix up my Shakeology. Even if it’s just milk, shakeology and Ice, using a blender brings it ALL together. If you use a Shaker cup, add milk, shakeology, then Ice and shake WELL!!
  4. ADD IN’s!!! Shakeology is a MEAL Replacement, not a Protein Shake! My go to shake is 8 -10 oz. Almond Milk, Chocolate Shakeology, 1 tbs. PB2 (powdered peanut butter) and half a banana. I drink this combo at least 5 times a week! The ingredients are ALWAYS in my home and I could not go a day without.
  5. BE Creative!!! Although I am a chocolate fan, I have found that trying different recipes makes drinking my shake every day more enjoyable. You have to find a recipe that YOU like!!!!

If you find a recipe that works for you…stick with it!! I’m not saying don’t experiment because I do that from time to time but I have had some epic fails along the way and you don’t want to be pouring your shakes down the drain every time you don’t like them.

 

Have I given you enough reasons to give it a try??? If so here are some ways that you can do so.

Ways to try Shakeology:

  1. Message me for a sample of Shakeology. This is a perfect way to try the flavors and figure out which you like best.
  2. Join one of my 7 day Shakeology Challenges:

It’s a way to try Shakeology for a week without making any commitments. It is $30 and with that you get 7 days of Shakeology (I suggest the combo pack so you can try all the flavors and see which you like best) and a premium Shaker Cup (for shakes on the go!).

IMG_6846

 

  1. You can sign up for Shakeology HD (home direct) which gives your free shipping and automatically ships your Shakes to you each month.  You can cancel at any time with no questions asked.  There is also a 30 day money back bottom of the bag guarantee.  If for any reason you do not like the shake you can return the empty bag for a full refund.
  2. You can purchase Shakeology in the bag or 24 individual serving sizes, both are the same price.  With individual serving sizes you can have an assortment of Greenberry and Chocolate, Chocolate and Vanilla, and now Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate.

What do you get for your purchase of Shakeology HD?

Your first Shakeology order not only comes with a month’s supply of shakeology.

You receive a calendar of 30 different ways to make each flavor.

You receive free shipping when you sign up for Home Direct.

You not only get a shake but you get a nutrient rich meal that you do not have to worry about creating yourself! How great is that?!?!

Shakeology really has changed my life! I know that sounds dramatic but it’s true. Not only has it helped to increase my nutrients but it has led me to a career as a Beachbody Coach. It has helped me to find a passion to help others and gave me a purpose greater than just myself. I have met some of my best friends through one little shake and it fulfilled a need in me to be part of a community of like-mided people, who encouraged me and made me feel a part of something. I needed that and I didn’t even know it at the time I signed up.

So how can it change your life?? The opportunity is at your fingertips…all you have to do it reach out and grab it!

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *