I get questions about Shakeology all the time so I figured it’s high time I wrote a post about it!
To be honest, I didn’t know exactly what Shakeology was when I became a coach, other than that it was a super healthy superfood and protein meal replacement shake. My friend Deidre gave me a sample, I instantly fell in love with the chocolatey goodness and couldn’t imagine my life without it, so I started drinking it every day a little over a year ago. I’ve learned so much since then!
Here's why I love it, and answers to some of my FAQ's:
Why I love Shakeology
-It’s freaking delicious
-It kills my sugar cravings! (And I'm a froyo addict)
-It gives me so much energy
-I haven’t been sick with a cold in as long as I can remember. December 2013??
-It’s so convenient! When I'm in a rush I can blend up a smoothie and get a complete meal on the go.
-It covers my bases when I’m traveling or can’t control what I eat. I know I’m at least getting all my vitamins and nutrients in!
-I FEEL better when I drink it. I can’t even explain.
-It helps my digestive system, I don’t have random tummy issues anymore.
How is it different from protein powder?
Shakeology was designed to be different and better than the standard protein powders on the market, created for health conscious person who know they need something more than just protein. The truth is, protein alone isn’t enough to keep you healthy. Your body desperately needs other stuff like fiber, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients, superfoods, adaptogen herbs, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes (just to name a few) to run at optimum capacity. You could spend more than $700 on supplements, just to re-create all the healthy ingredients in one bag of Shakeology.
While it does have protein, it’s not a protein shake. Most of us aren’t actually protein deficient at all, and it’s easy to give yourself the protein your body needs through basic foods like chicken, yogurt, eggs, beans, and grains. However, we almost all struggle with nutrient deficiencies, and Shakeology is like an all in one dose of goodness.
Do you have low energy, cravings, and the temptation to binge on certain foods? This is a signal that your body might be lacking a certain nutrient or vitamin, especially if you’ve been eating less in order to lose weight.
Shakeology is a nutrient-dense meal replacement that provides you with an entire day’s worth of nutrition in less than 200 calories. It’s not about weight loss, because weight loss is a by-product of good nutrition! If you’re getting enough nutrients, your cravings will disappear, your energy will skyrocket, you will feel better and be able to be more active without feeling exhausted and drained at the end of the day.
Does it come in a vegan formula?
Yup! You can choose from six flavors.
Regular chocolate, vanilla, greenberry, and strawberry are formulated with the highest commercial grade whey protein isolate available.
Vegan chocolate and vegan tropical strawberry are made with a blend containing brown rice protein, pea protein, chia, amaranth, quinoa, and flax. Together, they are a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids including sufficient levels of lysine and methionine, which are often deficient in vegan diets.
My personal favorites are regular and vegan chocolate! The vegan formulas tend to be easier on your system if you have digestive issues, but the texture is a tiny bit grittier. I love to blend mine with frozen banana, almond milk, and ice for a milkshake consistency!
Why is it so dang expensive?
Alright, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: MONEYYY! The cost of Shakeology is the number one excuse or objection I hear when I’m talking with someone about my challenge groups.
You guys, let's put it this way: do you want to be cheap, or do you want to invest in your long term health and wellness?
You get what you pay for, and if you want to feel better, gain energy, and change your health from the inside out, you are going to have to stop treating your body like a discount outlet or garbage disposal!
Shift your mindset. How much would you pay for a juice? For a salad? For a multivitamin + probiotics + all the supplements your body needs to keep your immune and digestive systems humming? For your long term health? For the highest quality nutrition and superfoods available IN THE WORLD? I mean, cold-pressed lettuce water is over $6 at Starbucks, what the heck. Shakeology is only $4 a day, and I think that’s a steal.
Personally, I want to take the best possible care of myself so I can live a long and healthy life, not only for myself but for my family! I know I’m worth it, and the people I love deserve to get the best possible Anna too, so I'm going to do my best to put only the highest quality foods into my body :)
Investing in Shakeology = Investing in your health = Investing in YOU.
What’s up with all the ingredients?
Shakeology is an all-natural product created from whole foods. You know how juice cleanses are a fad right now? Well, think of Shakeo as dehydrated juice...plus fiber, enzymes, protein, probiotics, etc etc etc. It’s made from over 70 superfoods that are sustainably sourced from around the globe and then carefully dehydrated to preserve their nutritional value.
Shakeology does NOT include artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, soy, or fillers.
There’s literally nothing else like it out there on the market!
I already eat healthy, why do I need a supplement?
So here’s the thing. Even when you’re eating super healthy, you can still be nutrient deficient, because its almost impossible to get all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs without eating bushels and bushels of food. Not to mention the benefits your immune and digestive systems get along with it. I don’t take any other multivitamin or supplement, and I haven’t had to spend money on cold medicine since I started drinking Shakeo. It doesn’t replace good nutrition, but it will guarantee that you’re giving your body what it needs.
Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll see and feel from making Shakeo a daily part of your routine:
- Build and repair muscles
- Support healthy blood sugar levels (as measured by HbA1C)
- Support healthy skin, hair, and nails
- Provide the body with vitamins and minerals
- Support a healthy immune system
- Fight free radical damage
- Support healthy digestion
- Support regularity
- Increase the absorption of nutrients
What if I don’t like it? Can I get a refund?
Beachbody offers a 30 day “bottom of the bag” guarantee, so you can return it for a full refund if you don’t like it! I recommend that you give it a shot for at least 2 weeks, since sometimes it takes your system a while to adapt to the high density of fiber and nutrients.
Why do you require Shakeology for your challenge groups?
I do require all my Challenge Group members to drink it everyday because it's a guaranteed way to see and feel results....even if life gets crazy and you fall off the workout wagon. I want you to commit to yourself as much as I commit to you as your coach! If you don’t believe you’re worth the investment, then it will be hard to believe that you're worth changing your own life.
Nutrition is SO crucial when it comes to meeting health and fitness goals, whether you want to lose weight or gain weight.
As a Beachbody coach, I’ve chosen to run my coaching practice in a more holistic, personal, and heart-centered way. As such, I do not “sell” or distribute Shakeology. You’re welcome to order sample packets or a supply from me (shoot me an email to make me your free coach!), but my focus is supporting women through their health and weight loss journeys by providing virtual group accountability and one on one email coaching. I'll give you encouragement and the emotional support that you need when you're literally re-inventing yourself, breaking up with the old you and setting new limits for what you're capable of achieving. You can read more about my coaching philosophy here!
In a nutshell, Shakeology makes it easy to deal with cravings, make sure your body is getting all the nutrients and vitamins it needs for optimal energy, and will help keep you on track. it’s fast, it’s easy, delicious, and it’s a no-brainer.
Don’t just take my word for it…
Raves and reviews!
"I was nervous about the price of shakeology, but if you break it down that's $32.50 a week - What I would easily spend in one nights' dinner & drinks out. Besides the break down, it's worth it. I've tried so many shakes and I can't handle protein shakes. But I literally crave Shakeology, because I enjoy it and associate it as a "treat" - it rids me of my sweet tooth. It gives me a clean energy. I don't have "bouncing off the walls" energy, but I feel like I can sustain anything and I am more than willing to push myself to complete and not wimp out. It just truly fuels my body to naturally be prepared for my workout. It curbs my appetite because it has all the nutrients and things I need in one shaker bottle, I can drink while I'm driving and be fine until my first snack at lunch!"