By now, most people have heard the term Shakeology but some are not really clear on what it is. Well, to put it simply, it's a super food made out of over 70 exotic, natural ingredients derived from around the world. Shakeology is not only clinically proven to help you lose weight and get healthy, it also provides additional health benefits such as:
Boost your immune system
Aids in digestion
Curbs unhealthy cravings
Low glycemic index
Gluten Free and Non-GMO
In reality, there is no other meal replacement on the market that can even come close to matching the benefits, ingredients and proven results that Shakeology provides. It would take you 7 trips to the salad bar to eat as many fruits, vegetables and nutrients as are found in only one Shakeology shake serving size.
What has Shakeology been proven to do for your body?
Beachbody conducted a study with 50 people that spanned 90 days. The participants drank Shakeology once per day, replacing one of their meals and did not make any other diet or fitness modifications. The results were pretty amazing! Over the course of 90 days, the participants were able to achieve the following PROVEN results:
Lose weight slowly and continuously (without hitting a plateau) throughout the 90 days
Lose an average of 9.3 pounds, with the highest weight loss reaching 24 lbs.
Reduce cholesterol by an average of 7% with the maximum reduction at 50%
Reduce blood sugar by an average of 5% and up to 19% individually
In addition to the above proven results, participants stated the following regarding their experience during the 3 month period. They felt:
Increased energy, especially in the afternoon.
More of a feeling of fullness and did not feel hungry in between meals.
More focused and were able to think more clearly.
Reduced cravings for sugars and sweets.
To top it off, most of the participants replaced their vitamin supplements with their Shakeology and did not have to pop a pill anymore to get all of their nutrients. They're all in the shake, within one of the meals. The best part is, it tastes so good! The recipes make the shake taste more like a milk shake and dessert than a meal!
Many times, doctors recommend medication as the first form of treatment when they see a child in their office that is having trouble with attention and/or anxiety at school. This may seem like an option but, in reality, do you want your children to grow up on medication and relying on it to go about their day? I sure wouldn't and that's when I decided to explore other avenues. When my husband and I started drinking Shakeology, we found that it helped us focus more and not be so off task throughout the day at home and at work. Shakeology is perfectly safe for kids so we decided to have my daughter start drinking it as well. It's a healthy breakfast option and she loved having sips of our shakes so we figured why not. Well, within about a month. We noticed a pretty drastic difference in her. She wasn't having as much trouble getting up in the morning to get ready for school, she finished her homework in the time allowed instead of sitting at the kitchen table working on it for hours and she stopped having attention problems at school. Now, I am not saying it's a magic pill but it worked for us and, in my opinion, it's a GREAT alternative to try in order to avoid medication. Shakeology can even benefit children with autism! Click on the word "children" in the title of this paragraph above to read about other parents' accounts of how Shakeology has helped their kids refocus and regain confidence at school and in activities.
What is in a Shakeology Shake?
So, what exactly is Shakeology made of? What's in it that makes it such a super food? Here's a quick reference guide, along with the benefits of each essential ingredient.
Protein and Essential Amino Acids
The whey protein in a Shakeology shake is an excelent source of bioavailable essential amino acids. It is easily a type of protein that is easily absorbed by the body and helps build and maintain lean muscle. It also helps regulate sugars, reduce hunger and curb cravings. The essential amino acids in the protein help the body repair damaged muscle tissue and heal wounds. It also helps support brain function and mae you more alert.
Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes
Probiotics have long been recommended as a supplement in order to promote a healthy digestive system and boost immunity. Probiotics derived from certain natural plant sources, such as fruits including pineapples and papayas, introduce a healthy bacteria into your body that helps process foods, eliminate waste and absorb nutrients such as calcium. Most people are not getting an adequate amount of probiotics and digestive enzymes in their daily diet and Shakeology is an excellent way to achieve that.
Antioxidants and Phytonutrients
Ok you may know what antioxidants are but few are aware of phytonutrients. Antioxidants and phytonutrients are used by the body to decrease swelling and water retention, rid the body of harmful free radicals, boost your immune system and increase longevity by reducing your risk of degenrative diseases. As you have already read, Shakeology's ingredients are derived from natural sources such as fruits and vegetables. They were all chosen as ingredients because of their natural high concentration of phytonutrients and antioxidants to benefit the body in the most efficient way possible.
There are very few foods, including other competitor's protein and meal replacement shakes, that can even come close to comparing to Shakeology and its long list of beneficial ingredients. Take a look at the chart below and see if any of the following shakes are ones you are taking. Would this make you reconsider?
In addition to the above critical ingredients that Shakeology is comprised of, below are some of the exotic, natural ingredients it includes:
Biotin (30% of DV): Also know as Vitamin H. Biotin’s primary purpose is to help break down fatty cells and help metabolism (fat burner, baby!)
Folic Acid (50% of DV): This ingredient can also be referred to as Vitamin M or B9. Folic acid has many benefits including: Stroke reduction, Sperm Quality (in males, helps reduce chromosomal defects in sperm), Macular Degeneration (In Fact, a study was completed where women have reduced potential for degeneration by 34.7%).
Pantothenic acid (50% of DV): This ingredient (Vitamin B5) helps with oxygen utilization efficiency. What does that mean? It helps fuel oxygen to your muscles, which reduces muscle soreness and aches.
Phosphorous (25% of DV): Having this ingredient daily can help strengthen tooth enamel. This leads to stronger teeth and prevention of early tooth decay.
Iodine (35% of DV): This ingredient is widely known to help with your thyroid. But not only that, iodine is beneficial for breast, stomach, brain, and other important tissues. Not having enough (or having TOO much) can cause problems for these vital tissues;
Magnesium (20% of DV): magnesium helps regulates blood sugar, and keeps heart rhythm running, strong bones, and your immune system in check.
Zinc (40% of DV): this is a great ingredient and supplement you should always have. Zinc is beneficial for your immune system. Better than that, it helps decrease the acceleration of skin and muscle aging. Not only that, it can be beneficial for your digestive trac (with proven abilities to reduce and eliminate diarrhea episodes, according to Bhutta, 2000).
Copper (40% of DV): not having enough copper in your diet can lead towards deficiencies such as osteoporosis, infections, and glucose problems. Copper ingests into your liver and spreads through your bloodstream to regulate your blood sugar and benefit your bones and glucose levels significantly.
Manganese (100% of DV): a beautiful ingredient that helps your body properly digest and use the other ingredients like zinc, copper, and iron better. Not only that, there have been studies that show that manganese can help treat things like: epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, Schizophrenics, Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and more. A powerful ingredient that gives you 100% DV in one serving of Shakeology.
Chromium (50% of DV): Chromium enhances the production of insulin in your body. Insulin helps with the metabolism and storage of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in your body. This in turn can help regulate potential for diabetes and speed up that metabolism a bit.
Molybdenum (40% of DV): Similar to phosphorus, this ingredient helps strengthen tooth enamel and helps prevent tooth decay. Smile my friends, it’s a helpful ingredient to have in your diet!
So, as you can see above by the lengthy list of nutritional ingredients, the only question to ask yourself is why not drink Shakeology? If you were to try and get all of these nutrients from food, you would be spending 3 or more times as much as the $3-4 that a Shakeology serving will cost you. Outside of considering cost, take into consideration the health benefits of a Shakeology shake versus a typical on-the-go breakfast or lunch.
Did you know that Shakeology has also been shown to increase breastmilk supply in breastfeeding mamas? It worked for me and surprisingly so since I did not start drinking it for that reason at all! A friend recommended it for weight loss and, after several weeks, I noticed I was producing more when nothing else worked in the past. Read more HERE about Shakeology and breastfeeding. See the recipe to the right as well.
NOw, although Shakeology isn't a weight loss shake, people still lose weight with it. They get healthier and drop pounds due to less water retention and bloating and improved health. Here are some examples of Shakeology success stories. if you're curious!
Click the title above for more recipes and each photo below for a larger view of each! Enjoy!
When you purchase Shakeology, you can either buy it in individual servings or in a large bulk bag. If you are planning to take them to work and make them on the go, the single serving packets may be a better option for you. This may also be a better option if you like different flavors since you can get a pack with a variety of different flavors in a one month shipment. If you can live with one flavor per month and you will be making them mostly at home, the large bulk bag is a better deal. The options are as follows and are sold at the same price.
Shakeology Convenience Pack contains 24 single-serving packets
Shakeology Bulk Bag contains 30 servings in a large resealable bag
FREE gifts when you sign up for Home Direct, the monthly autoship program. If you plan to drink Shakeology regularly and reorder every month, your best option is the Home Direct Plan. The benefits are as follows:
FREE shipping every month†
2 FREE Workout DVDs in your first shipment†
FREE Shakeology Shaker Cup in your second shipment
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
If you don’t start to see and feel the benefits of Shakeology within the first month of using it, or if you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, just return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, less s&h—guaranteed. That’s our promise to you.
Before beginning the Shakeology program, I suffered from Type 1 Diabetes. It has been a battle I have been fighting for over 20 years. Once I began drinking my Shakeology each morning, I saw a noticeable difference in my blood sugar levels. It kept them consistent and gave me enough energy to make it through a long day. Elizabeth Snow Boulder, CO I suffered from digestive problems for years and every doctor I went to seemed togive me the same answer. Drink morewater, eat clean foods and drink probiotics. Unfortunately, this did not help at all and I ended up contracting s serious colon and digestive system disease known as C Dif. After recovering from C Dif, I still had plenty of discomfort and remained on medications to keep the disease at bay. I decided to try Shakeology at the urging of a friend and, within a month, I felt dramatically better. I was able to get off medications and thebonus was that I lost 8 pounds! BrookeJensen LasVegas, NV
I began drinking Shakeology in hopes of losing about 20 pounds that I had been trying to lose for over a year. After trying a few different workout programs and fad diets, I decided to take the healthy approach and try Shakeology. I figured I had nothing to lose since they would refund me the full amount if I wasn’t happy. It took a while to see results but, after a few weeks, I started noticing a difference in my clothes. I didn’t see weight loss on the scale but my pants were loser and I was able to move a notch up on my belt. The taste was pretty good and definitely improved when I added yogurt, almond butter or bananas to it. After about a month on the program, I lost 6 pounds. I remained on the Shakeology program for 6 months and ended up losing 21 pounds. Although I do not want to lose any more weight, I am still drinking Shakeology every day simply because it makes me feel better. Chad Cantara LosAngeles, CA
Regular price for Shakeology is $119.95 plus shipping and handling. If you sign up for Home Direct, your shipping is only $2, which is a steal! If not, and you choose to order it monthly, your shipping will be an additional $12.
One of the perks of Beachbody, however, is the ability to be a coach and receive discounts off all of their products. If you sign up to be a coach, you would get Shakeology at a discounted rate of 25% off and you would also have the opportunity to turn Beachbody into a career. If you're interested in more information on becoming a Beachbody coach, contact me and I can answer any questions you may have.
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Results may vary.
1. In a 90-day study, participants replaced one meal per day with Shakeology, ate a balanced diet, and exercised moderately three times per week. Total cholesterol was reduced on average by 30% and LDL cholesterol reduced on average by 38%.
2. Participants followed the Shakeology Program, which included replacing one meal per day with Shakeology, exercising three times a week, and eating a balanced diet.
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What flavors does Shakeology come in?
Another perk of Shakeology is that it's the ideal breakfast, lunch or dinner and it's available in a variety of flavors so you are bound to find one (or more) that you like. The flavors available are:
The flavor of real, artisanal chocolate is hard to beat with this 100% vegan, soy free, dairy free, gluten free version of the superfood known as Shakeology.
My other favorite outside of chocolate. Cafe Latte has a delish, rich coffee flavor that's not too sweet and has no caffeine so it's safe for kids.
How do I make a Shakeology shake?
To make your Shakeology meal replacement shake, you simply blend it with 8-16 oz of water or milk and add ice to make it like a smoothie. It can be regular cows milk or any other type of milk you desire (such as soy, coconut, rice or almost milk). You can also add ice and any fruits and vegetables you would like such as spinach, strawberries, blueberries, banana, etc. There are countless recipes on the Beachbody site for various versions of the shake. There are many baking recipes to make with Shakeology as well, such as Shakeology ice cream, Shakeology "Frapuccino" type drinks, brownies and much more. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for some of my favorite recipes or click this LINK for a lengthy list of Shakeology recipes for every flavor!
Where can I find more Shakeology recipes? Got dessert?
The Beachbody website has countless Shakeology recipes categorized by flavor, popularity and even by calorie content. There are also countless bloggers that have created some incredible desserts with Shakeology shake mix, including cookies, brownies, cakes and more! Click on the links below to see some of my favorites or the Beachbody link above to get Beachbody recommended recipes.
If you're curious what actual Shakeology users think of it, click HERE to read actual Shakeology reviews.
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