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If you’ve been checking out my Weekly Menus you’ve seen that we start most of our days off with a smoothie made from Shakeology. What is Shakeology you ask? I’ve got all the details about this superfood shake including what’s inside, flavors, benefits, costs and even some recipes to help you decide if it’s right for you.
What is Shakeology ?
Shakeology is an all natural shake meant to be used as a meal replacement. According to its creators at Beachbody it is “The healthiest meal of the day.” They also like to refer to it as “Your daily dose of dense nutrition.”
If you read the ingredient list you’ll understand why.
The uncooked, unprocessed whole food ingredients from around the world provide a wealth of superfood nutrition all in one shake.
There are a number of benefits to drinking Shakeology including:
- Improved digestion & regularity
- Reduced junk food cravings
- Increased energy
- Weight Loss
My husband and I have both experienced these benefits for ourselves over the past 10 years we’ve been using Shakeology.
The first bullet point was one of those things that we wondered if there was a connection and when we looked it up confirmed that suspicion:)
Shakeology comes in a variety of flavors including:
- Chocolate Whey
- Chocolate Vegan
- Vanilla Whey
- Vanilla Vegan
- Cafe Latte
- Cafe Latte Vegan
- Strawberry Whey
- Tropical Strawberry Vegan
- Cookies & Creamy Vegan
There are also a variety of delicious seasonal flavors which are released for a limited time throughout the year.
Seasonal flavors include:
- Pumpkin Spice (Fall)
- Peppermint Mocha (Winter)
- Salted Caramel (Summer)
Favorite Shakeology Recipes
It’s amazing how many different flavor combinations you can make using Shakeology. Don’t worry if it takes a few tries to get your shake just right. Check out my post with 5 Tips for the Best Smoothies to help you whip up the perfect shake.
The Beachbody Blog also has a number of recipes including more than just shakes. You’ll find recipes for protein balls, popsicles and smoothies bowls.
My currently daily go-to Shakeology recipe is:
- Tropical Strawberry + 1/2 banana + collagen + tsp peanut butter+ ice + water
Shakeology is also a great way to get extra vegetables into your diet. I like to add fresh spinach or frozen riced cauliflower to my shakes for an extra nutrient boost.
You can order Shakeology by the bag (30 servings) or by the box (24 single serving packets).
If you order by the box you can mix up your flavors and get 1, 2, or 3 different flavors in the same box.
I currently get a box of Tropical Strawberry and my husband gets the triple combo box with Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.
If you opt for auto-ship you will save money on shipping costs.
How Much Does Shakeology Cost?
A 30 Serving Bag or 24 Packet Box of Shakeology is $129.95.
You may be thinking, “That is so expensive!” But let’s break it down.
It’s meant to be a meal replacement. When you think about what you typically spend on a meal ($5-$10) it’s really not bad at all.
Let’s do the math.
30 Serving Bag: $129.95/30= $4.33 per serving
Box of 24 Packets: $129.95/24= $5.41 per serving
If you compare it to a stop at the coffee shop you’ll see you come out way ahead nutritionally by spending your money on Shakeology.
For the most cost-effective choice I’d go with the resealable bag option. If you travel and want the convenience of portability then go with the individual packets. When I travel I bring along my Shakeology Shaker Cup and packets. I mix my shake with ice and water for a quick healthy breakfast.
Can I Get a Discount on Shakeology?
Yes! You can get a discount. Beachbody Coaches & Preferred Customers get a 25% discount on Shakeology.