Shakeology Review: Does Shakeology Really Work?

You’ve probably heard all the hype surrounding Shakeology. I had heard nothing but great things about Shakeology before I decided to try it. Admittedly I was skeptical. I mean it’s just a shake right? Wrong? Read my Shakeology review and decide for yourself.

Shakeology is one of the top selling products offered by Beachbody. What makes Shakeology stand out from other meal replacement shakes are the superior, healthful ingredients that go into Shakeology. For more on just what goes into Shakeology see my post on Shakeology Ingredients.

Not another Shakeology review? Well yes of course. I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t give you my honesty opinion of Shakeology. I’m sure you’ve heard about Shakeology and have questions and concerns about whether it is right for you.

Why Was I Skeptical About Trying Shakeology?

Cost

I had two main objectives to purchasing Shakeology. First being the cost. If you are wondering just why Shakeology carries such a hefty price tag I can tell you in a word. It’s the ingredients. It’s all natural and sourced from over 70 nutrient dense ingredients from all over the world. It’s got your daily doses of proteins, vitamins and minerals. It also includes anitoxidants, fiber, probiotics and a whole host of other nutritious ingredients. Honestly I was more than a bit intrigued by the health benefits of Shakeology.

It’s funny how we never think twice about overspending on indulgences that won’t benefit us in a positive way. If you think you can’t afford Shakeology review this comparison chart. While you may not have a coffee every day or a burger surely there is something you know you can improve on. Think about what that could be and then decide what is really important you. I mentioned in my Les Mills Pump post about the ridiculous amount I spent on fast food and dining out. Read below to see the unhealthy vice I gave up to make Shakeology a healthier part of my life.

Carb Count

As a low carber I was pretty concerned about the 17 carbs in Shakeology. At that point in time I was only allowed 25 carbs. After reading over the ingredients I realized taking Shakeology would simply be like replacing some of my veggies for the day. Which is where most of my carbs come from.

The carbs in Shakeology are not the starchy carbs that come from pastas or potatoes. But carbs that come from healthful vegetables. There are also 6 grams of fiber which brings the carb count down to 11.

What did I Think About The Shakes?

The very first time I had the shake I mixed it with almond milk. This is what was recommended to me by coach. To keep carb count low I mixed equal parts water and almond milk. Not my thing. The shake had an odd taste.

I decided to try making my Shakeology, chocolate of course, with coffee. I refrigerate until cold. The coffee just makes it taste much more chocolatey. It’s especially delicious with flavored (not sweetened) coffees. My favorite, Khalua.

Next I ditched the almond milk and opted for heavy cream. I’m a low carber, I can do that. Oh man this is just magical. I freeze it until it’s the consistency of a Frosty and it’s amazing. I highly suggest experimenting with Shakeology recipes. Try different shakes or even food recipes.

One last thing I’ll say about the shakes is that I thought they were super filling. Overly filling for me in fact. I had to cut down on the amount of liquid I used and sometimes split it into two snacks.

Does Shakeology Really Work?

Weight Loss

One of my main objectives during my weight loss journey is achieving a certain number on the scale. Before I started taking Shakeology I was having a difficult time breaking a certain barrier. I can’t recall what weight I was at when I started Shakeology but sure enough after the first week the numbers started to move again.

I use Shakeology as a meal replacement and occasionally as a snack. Yes for me it did help me get the numbers moving downward on the scale again.

Decreased Cravings

Prior to ordering Shakeology I was having protein bars daily. I was pretty well addicted to them. I hated that I had to have them every day but really I just couldn’t stop eating them. It’s artificial sugar that does that.

Sometimes I have control over artificial sweeteners and sometimes it just spirals out of control. I wasn’t convinced the protein bars were the healthiest thing for me but I just needed something sweet to satisfy cravings. Shakeology was an excellent replacement because it satisfied my sweet tooth but doesn’t bring out the craving for sweets often caused by artificial sweeteners.

Did I mention I was paying $3 – $4 a day for these protein bars? That pretty much negates any objections I had to buying Shakeology

Improved Energy

I keep really odd hours and I am not a morning person. It takes me a good while to become alert in the mornings. With Shakeology I noticed I wasn’t as sluggish in the mornings and became alert a bit quicker. I didn’t feel zoom, zoom, zoom as if I had taken something. Just more alert.

Shakeology Review Wrap Up

What I really like about Shakeology is that it makes me feel like I am doing something healthy for my body. Especially having replaced protein with Shakeology.

Shakeology will help fuel your body and help you on your health and fitness journey. Is it a magic shake or cure all? No but a lot goes into Shakeology to make sure it is one of the healthiest things you can put into your body.

As with anything consistency yields results. If you’d like to experience improved mood and energy and feel the benefits of a healthy digestion system you should consider giving Shakeology a try.

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Shakeology Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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Shakeology Ingredients

Here I am standing in front of the Wall Of Ingredients at the Beachbody Headquarters. If they look like little jewels of health it’s because they are. The Shakeology ingredients are what make Shakeology the superior meal replacement shake. When you see the Shakeology ingredients up close and personal it really gives you a full appreciation for just how time, effort and thought goes into creating Shakeology. Shakeology Ingredients: Just what makes it so healthy? Shakeology meal replacement shakes are made up of protein, vitamins and…

Shakeology Review: Does Shakeology Really Work?

You’ve probably heard all the hype surrounding Shakeology. I had heard nothing but great things about Shakeology before I decided to try it. Admittedly I was skeptical. I mean it’s just a shake right? Wrong? Read my Shakeology review and decide for yourself. Shakeology is one of the top selling products offered by Beachbody. What makes Shakeology stand out from other meal replacement shakes are the superior, healthful ingredients that go into Shakeology. For more on just what goes into Shakeology see my post on Shakeology…

Shakeology Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shakeology Bites

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The chocolate treat ever! Peanut butter & Chocolate Shakeology collide

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size
42g
Yields
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241
Calories from Fat 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
29%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 130mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C (Want to boost your vitamin C intake? Buy Vitamin C in bulk here: http://www.powdercity.com/products/vitamin-c)
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
  2. 1 Cup of All Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar added)
  3. 4 Oz unsweetened dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Tip: Drain all excess oil from your peanut butter. This will make the peanut butter tighter and easier to roll.

  2. Over a double boiler melt chocolate. If you’d like additional sweetness add 1 pack of Splenda to the chocolate.
  3. Preparing these delicious bites is as easy as following these 3 simple steps.
  4. 1. Add one cup of peanut butter to a bowl. Pour in one scoop of Shakeology and stir. Scoop mixture by the tablespoon. This is essential for portion control. Remember one scoop of peanut butter is roughly 200 calories.
  5. 2. Roll into balls and place on Silpat or parchment paper. This will keep your balls from sticking once they are dipped in chocolate
  6. Tip: refrigerate at least one hour to make handling easier.
  7. 3. Next dip balls into chocolate and return to Silpat. Let sit until chocolate hardens. If you are in a rush you can refrigerate them.
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calories
241
fat
19g
protein
7g
carbs
14g

My Shakeology recipes will typically be low carb. This one is no exception. These chocolate peanut butter bites are absolutely amazing and terribly addictive. You may want to eat them all in one sitting but remember moderation is key, especially if you don’t follow a low carb diet.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Ingredients

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 Cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate

Tip: Drain all excess oil from your peanut butter. This will make the peanut butter tighter and easier to roll.

Preparation

Over a double boiler melt chocolate. If you’d like additional sweetness add 1 pack of Splenda to the chocolate.

Preparing these delicious bites is as easy as following these 3 simple steps.

1. Add one cup of peanut butter to a bowl. Pour in one scoop of Shakeology and stir. Scoop mixture by the tablespoon. This is essential for portion control. Remember one scoop of peanut butter is roughly 200 calories.

2. Roll into balls and place on Silpat or parchment paper. This will keep your balls from sticking once they are dipped in chocolate

Tip: refrigerate at least one hour to make handling easier.

3. Next dip balls into chocolate and return to Silpat. Let sit until chocolate hardens. If you are in a rush you can refrigerate them.

This last step goes without saying. Eat & enjoy. You’re welcome.

Be sure to check back often to see what new Shakeology recipes I’ll be sharing with you.

Shakeology Ingredients

Here I am standing in front of the Wall Of Ingredients at the Beachbody Headquarters. If they look like little jewels of health it’s because they are. The Shakeology ingredients are what make Shakeology the superior meal replacement shake. When you see the Shakeology ingredients up close and personal it really gives you a full appreciation for just how time, effort and thought goes into creating Shakeology.

Shakeology Ingredients: Just what makes it so healthy?

Shakeology meal replacement shakes are made up of protein, vitamins and minerals as well as a host of all natural ingredients. Shakeology is designed to fuel the body with proper nutrients. Adding Shakeology to your daily routine can help reduce hunger and cravings and can aid in weight loss.

What Do the Shakeology Ingredients Do For You?

The super-foods and antioxidants/longevity supplements in Shakeology help to cleanse and detox the body as well a support a healthy immune system. Daily use of Shakeology will help aid in digestion and regularity. You are also likely experience increased energy.

If you are looking to lose weight try replacing one meal a day with a serving of Shakeology.

Where Can I Find A List Of Shakeology Ingredients

Below are all the currently available flavors of Shakeology.  Shakeology comes in a 30 day supply package or if you’d like to sample different flavors you can try a convenience pack. See below for a list of all the Shakeology ingredients for each flavor.

  • Chocolate: One of the best selling flavors and my personal favorite. Chocolate is great because it’s super versatile and goes well in a lot of recipes.
  • Vanilla: This is the newest of flavors offered from Shakeology and from what I hear it is getting rave reviews.
  • Strawberry: Strawberry is also a new flavor and it’s definitely at the top of my list of things to try.
  • Tropical Strawberry: Tropical strawberry is flavored with strawberries, bananas, and pineapples. Tropical Strawberry is one of the vegan options offered from Shakeology.
  • Greenberry: Greenberry is also very popular
  • Vegan Chocolate: A chocolate variety of Shakeology but without soy or dairy.