Shakeology – What’s it All About?

One of the critical pieces of the 21 Day Fix puzzle is Shakeology. As I’ve mentioned in past blogs, Shakeology is Beachbody’s protein shake that you can use as a meal replacement. That’s the simple description – in reality, it’s a lot more than that.

First and foremost, Shakeology contains NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, fillers, or preservatives. This shake also gives your body a supply of nutrients, vitamins, proteins, and minerals in a way that no other shake can.

Shakeology – What’s in it?

There are 74 ingredients in Shakeology!  That’s right. Seven – Four. I’m obviously not going to bore you with listing all of them, but I am going to tell you a little bit about how they work together to make this the perfect meal replacement in your 21 Day Fix meal plan.

Want to dive deeper into the ingredients here is a pdf for you that lists all the ingredients and nutrients.

Super Greens

Wheatgrass and oat grass, are common smoothie ingredients. It also contains these plus other grasses that serve as antioxidants. They help protect your body against the effects of free radicals (like pollution or extensive sun exposure). Both of these are big players in our gut health and boosting our immune system.

Super Fruits and Veggies

Just like with the super greens, some of the super fruit powders (like blueberry and Acerola cherry) serve as antioxidants. Others boost energy (Acai berry), assist in burning stored fat (Strawberry) and aid in lowering cholesterol (Maitake mushroom).

Herbs

Most of the herbs in their shake increase energy, strengthen the immune system and help promote weight loss in one way or another. Ginko is a well-known herb that has anti-inflammatory properties and increases blood flow to the brain (gotta get you in that exercise frame of mind!)

Other Ingredients

Their shake ingredients include all the essential vitamins and minerals from A to Zinc. Also, there are probiotics and enzymes to help keep your digestive system healthy.

Great, but what does it all mean?

I’m sure that’s what you’re asking yourself right about now. There are all these powders and stuff in the mix, but…so what?

The proprietary blends work together to give you the nutrients you need to keep your diet balanced. This is one reason this shake makes the perfect meal replacement; there are so many beneficial ingredients you won’t be missing out.

But wait…there’s more!

Now, if you think about it, some of those ingredients don’t sound like they would go together, right? I mean, mushrooms and strawberries?  This product uses other ingredients like green tea and flaxseed, that help enhance the flavor of the shakes.

Even better, Shakeology comes with a calendar of recipes. That’s right, you can use other herbs and spices, or even your fruit allowance (according to your 21 Day Fix containers) to create several different flavors ensuring you’ll never get bored.

For example, are you a person who likes spicy chocolate? Put some cinnamon and chili powder in the Chocolate for a Mexican Chocolate Shake. Do you prefer tropical flavors? Use your containers to measure frozen pineapple and mango, add them to Strawberry and voila – tropical drinks without the airfare.

There are hundreds of recipes using this meal replacement – you can even make desserts with the versatile powders! I love being able to experiment to try out new flavor combinations. But don’t just take my word for it; pick up a sample pack and see for yourself!

About the Author Melissa McAllister

My name is Melissa McAllister. I just turned 44! I have a son and daughter and my husband and I are new empty nesters! My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 28 years and married for 23 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don’t get me wrong though…I was a Doritos and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 19 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 17 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 11 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! 😉 Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!

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