Here we go my completely honest shakeology review. If you all know me at all, I am not going to lie just to get a sale; that is not the type of person I am. I hate HATE protein shakes. I think they all taste like crap. I hate that whey protein taste, bleh. I was really skeptical, when I first heard about shakeology. I thought, “Oh ya just another way for beach body to make some money.” But no if you really look at the ShakeologyCholocateVegan_Ingredients and the science behind the powder it is really amazing.
I just recently started drinking the Vegan Chocolate shakeology and I am ready to give you my first thoughts. I was SUPER excited to get it in the mail; after delivery being delayed because of the snow storm. The first day I made it I used: a scoop for the shakeology, ¼ cup coffee, a banana, handful of walnuts and a tablespoon of almond butter. It was not great. All I could taste was the almond butter, and the combination of the almond butter and the chocolate did not work. I was really disappointed and I actually wanted to cry. That ever happen to you guys? You get really excited about something and it is a complete letdown!? Ugh the WORST. Thankfully, beachbody has a 30 day “bottom of the bag” guarantee, stating that if you do not like the product or it did not work for you, they will refund your money even if the entire bag is empty.
I wasn’t ready to throw in the towel yet. I was going to give myself at least two weeks of trying different recipes to see what worked, and if I hated it still I would return it and sob in the corner (just kidding). The second attempt was MUCH better. I nixed the almond butter, and did frozen strawberries, scoop of shakeology, a little bit of coffee, a little bit of water, handful of cashews, and a handful of walnuts. I tasted it, and I liked it but it was missing something. I poured it back into the magic bullet and added a banana. It was just what it needed. It was good, but it still took me a while to drink it. I still wasn’t 100% convinced. You know what they say though… third time is a charm! This morning’s shakeology was a berry medley: one scoop of shakeology, ½ cup water, banana, handful of walnuts, ½ frozen berry mix (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries) and some ice. It.was.amazing. Seriously, I wish I had more and I cannot wait to make it again tomorrow. I will say, you have to get the proportions right. I think the first few times I made it; I did not have enough liquid in it to counteract the “powdery” taste of it. The one I made this morning did not taste powdery at all.
I am still planning on trying out some other recipes so I have a variety of shake options for my breakfasts, but for now I am happy with this one. Also I just discovered I can put maple syrup in the shakeology, I might actually have to try that tomorrow.
The price, now I know people look at the price and get sticker shock; “Goodness it’s $130 for a 30-day supply of shakeology, that is ridiculous.” Well if you look at the breakdown of how much it would actually cost for you to get all the ingredients in shakeology it comes out to over $41 a SERVING. Shakeology breaks down to just over $4 a serving. To me, that is worth every penny.
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I hope everyone has a great day!