I am always looking for ways to make sure I am eating as healthy as I can and getting all the right vitamins and nutrients my body needs to function right, support my immune system and improve my overall health. It’s not always easy as a busy mom to make sure I eat balanced meals and get full servings of fruits & vegetables in my diet each day. Plus on top of that, energy is a tough commodity to come by some days, and I prefer to find a natural solution to the afternoon slump I inevitably experience after lunchtime.
When I was participating in the Insanity workout program from Beachbody I had learned about their Shakeology meal replacement shake that seemed like it might be a great solution to those issues I struggle with each day.
Shakeology is a meal replacement or healthy snack alternative shake that contains some of the world’s most powerful superfoods.
LIKE NO OTHER SHAKE IN THE WORLD
Not only is Shakeology delicious, this patent-pending formula is packed with proteins and energy-providing carbohydrates, plus a combination of nutrients that is simply impossible to find at your local supermarket or even health food store. Beachbody searched the world to find açai and goji berries, camu-camu, quinoa, wheatgrass, maca root, and sacha inchi (just to name a few) so you don’t have to. With Shakeology, you truly have a world of nutrition at your fingertips.
ENJOY ALL THESE BENEFITS
This incredible drink provides your body with nutrients that help you maintain healthy body weight, support your immune system and well-being, protect your long-term health, and give you energy.* It’s so delicious and satisfying, you’ll eat less and lose weight!
Use Shakeology every day as part of your overall Beachbody wellness program to help your body reach optimal health.
A SHAKE JUST THE WAY NATURE INTENDED
- Gluten free
- No refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
- Provides health-supporting chlorophylls, polyphenols, prebiotics, and proanthocyanins
- Optimal health in a glass
I was sent a full months supply of Shakeology by Independent Team Beachbody Coach Rachel Hamrick. Rachel is a working mom of 3 kids under 6 and she is passionate about women’s fitness and helping others get fit and healthier lives. Along with the Shakeology, Rachel sent along a couple of pages of recipes to customize Shakeology to suit my tastes and needs.
The first time I mixed up a Shakeology shake, I made the basic shake with the chocolate powder and light vanilla soy milk. I was honestly surprised and how good it tasted. I have regularly drank whey protein shakes in the past for natural energy and the Shakeology tasted MUCH better before I even experimented with the recipes.
What was really fun was experimenting with a new recipe each day. Well. Ok. I admit I only tried a couple before I discovered the ULTIMATE Shakeology recipe and from that point forward I craved it and couldn’t even try any of the others. I did try a chocolate almond shake using almond extract which was pretty good, and also a chocolate mint with mint extract (don’t use too much, a little dab will do ya) that also had a decent flavor. But the super ULTIMATE Shakeology crave for me is the chocolate peanut butter where I blend it up with some natural (crunchy) peanut butter and some Truvia (I like mine sweet).
A few times a week I had a Shakeology shake for lunch as a meal replacement shake and each time I went in with the intention of trying a new flavor. And each time I couldn’t imagine anything but chocolate and peanut butter.
It was just so darn yummy.
One of the benefits of Shakeology for me, aside from a lunch that tastes like I am drinking a peanut butter cup, is the increased energy it seemed to give me. Rather than experiencing a sluggishness after lunch, I actually felt very energized and on the days when I drink Shakeology I am more able to get up, get out, and get stuff done. Especially yardwork. There doesn’t seem to be that afternoon drain on my energy that leaves me looking for a pick-me-up.
Plus, with Shakeology, I feel confident that I put healthy, nutritious stuff in my body rather than artificial or chemical laden foods.
You can purchase Shakeology from Rachel’s site for $119.99 for a 30 day supply. Originally that seemed like a lot of money to me, but it works out to only about $4/day. Think about it. Can you get all these vitamins and health benefits in a single meal for less than $4/day? Heck, some people spend at least double that eating junk food out each day and getting very few nutritional benefits.
Take a look at these ingredients and nutrition benefits:
There is nothing else out there that will give you those kinds of nutritional benefits in a single shake. And it’s low calorie and tastes awesome too!
For more information and to try out Shakeology for yourself, you can reach out to Rachel in these numerous different ways:
- Visit her coaching site: Rachel Hamrick, BeachBody Independent Coach
- Connect with Rachel on Facebook
- Connect with Rachel on Twitter
- Visit her fitness site: On the Fly Fitness
I received a 30 days sample of Shakeology in order to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are my own. Any nutritional claims were taken from the Shaekology packaging and website.