What is the first thought that comes to mind when you think about using Shakeology? 
What is it, exactly? Is it right for me? Just like you, I had concerns about the cost and value for my money, wondered if was it really what it claimed to be... a super food nutrient dense shake that curbs cravings, increases energy levels, helps digestion, and a whole other slew of health benefits. I ate pretty healthy already, and didn't think my body really was missing any essential nutrients. I was exercising regularly, and figured because I was already living a healthy lifestyle, I really didn't need to invest in a shake. Plus, I had been drinking some generic shakes already, but never really took the time to read the label for ingredients. I was a person who only looked at the number of calories, not the ingredients. Once I did a comparison of ingredients it was truly eye-opening.

That was over 2 1/2 years ago, and I have used it every single day since, as my daily dose of dense nutrition. It has been a life-saving fitness and wellness tool for me in my journey to give me all-natural energy to chase after (and keep up with) 4 young children and toddlers, lose my baby weight, and curb my cravings for sweets and soda.  Before I knew about Shakeology, and was running 6 miles per day, 6 days per week, I didn't feel like I was the type of person that needed to drink a shake every day.  It was more for convenience when I needed a quick meal, or after workout refuel. I really thought I could manage my eating habits and exercise and still reach my fitness goals.  Once I started Online Health Coaching as a Beachbody Coach, and learned about Clean Eating and healthy balance, and Shakeology, I wanted more for myself, and more to show for my hard work. I had hit a plateau with my fitness goals because of my nutrition, and needed something different to push me in a different direction.  I decided to give Shakeology a try.  

After researching and reading all the information on the Shakeology site I chose the chocolate.  I needed that quick fix of chocolate everyday to curb my cravings.  I also loved that because I decided to coach, I received a 25% discount on my Shakeology and any of the other products I wanted to use.   I knew that I could help other people transform their bodies and health by educating them about clean eating and Shakeology.  I received my first bag of Chocolate Shakeology, and I blended 6 ice cubes, 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana, and 1 tbsp almond butter.  I got better at mixing the shakes as the days went on and now they taste amazing.  In my shipment was a calendar of 30 different recipes for ways to make my Shakeology.  I love trying new recipes, and I wake up every morning looking forward to another shake as a treat for the day! 

Shakeology helped me lose the last 10 lbs and now maintain my weight.  I drink my shake for either breakfast or my late afternoon snack.  You can use it wherever you like and works best for you and your routine.  Currently, I am on the Eating Clean Stripped plan so I'm mixing it with water and it tastes just as good that way too!  Here is a little background on Shakeology to help you make a better informed decision.
Here is a great video about Shakeology:

What is Shakeology?

Best known as "your daily dose of dense nutrition," Shakeology is a premium superfood shake containing healthy ingredients, including super-proteins, super-fruits, super-greens, antioxidants, adaptogen herbs, pre and pro-biotics, and digestive enzymes. The amazing benefits come from herbs, roots, fruits, and vegetables that range from the commonly known, like pomegranate and blueberry, to the exotic, like goji berry and maca root. These incredible whole food ingredients from around the world, uncooked and unprocessed, provide a wealth of superfood nutrition all in one shake! And the thing I love the most is that I don’t have to recreate the wheel and spend a small fortune buying all these ingredients separately, or worry about them spoiling before I use them up. A win-win!!

Shakeology is nutrition simplified; a completely balanced meal that takes the guesswork out for you!  Flavor options are a delicious Vanilla, Chocolate, Café Latte, Strawberry, Greenberry, Tropical Strawberry Vegan, or Chocolate Vegan shake to help support healthy energy, reduce cravings, support weight loss, and support digestion and regularity.

Why Shakeology?

It is recommended that everyone drink one serving of Shakeology at least once per day in order to get an essential daily dose of dense nutrition. The most important reason to drink Shakeology is to feed the body the whole food proteins, amino acids, prebiotics, probiotics, adaptogens, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals it contains. Shakeology also makes a great low calorie snack to support weight loss and curb junk food cravings. Add it to a meal or snack to maintain an already healthy physique. For the extremely athletic and active, Shakeology is an excellent source of natural, high quality energy.
I personally love Shakeology because as a busy mom of 4 young kids, it is a quick and convenient way to get complete nutrition when I am in a rush or pinch for time and don't have time to think about making a meal.  It supplies me with the energy I need to help keep up with the kids and my active, sometimes crazy hectic lifestyle.  It is also easier and much faster to make than a salad, and gives you all the nutrients of eating an actual salad with healthy superfood ingredients. Plus, it's an excellent way to eat healthy when you are out and about, because you can just whip it up and take it with you.  If you are the type of person who doesn't like eating fruits and vegetables, then this could be your simple solution to give your body the nutrients it needs, but tastes like dessert!  There are other benefits to your health as well, such as lowering cholesterol levels.

Shakeology contains over 70 ultra high-quality ingredients conveniently located in one glass, to deliver nearly all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy diet.  It's good for you, and good for everyone, because everyone's diet is deficient in some of the key nutrient groups packed into just one Shakeology serving.

Protein from whey, which is highly absorbable, gives you 8 essential amino acids that help you build muscle, lose weight, support brain function, and keep your skin and bones healthy.

Vitamins and minerals support optimum health.

Antioxidants boost the immune system and help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, blood pressure, and stroke.

Phytonutrients support immune function and have anit-inflammatory properties. 

Prebiotics support digestive and immune health.

Digestive enzymes help in the digestion of foods and increase the absorption rate of those foods for optimum health.

How to Use Shakeology:

It's very simple to make a yummy Shakeology that you will love!  Simply shake up 1 serving of Shakeology (comes in a powder form) with 8-12 ounces of water in your shaker cup or Blender bottle.  Add ice if you prefer.  Or my favorite way to have them is blended in a Nutri Bullet with about 6 to 7 ice cubes and 12 ounces of liquid, adding in optional ingredients as you prefer (such as any flavor extracts, spinach, avocado, peanut butter or PB2, frozen or fresh fruit). You can play around with what you use for liquid in your shakes also, such as combinations of water and nonfat, almond, rice, or soy milk, or even fruit juices.  Shakeology dissolves easily, but blending it will give it a thicker, creamier texture.  Honestly, when I make my shakeology I always add more than 8 ounces because I think it's too thick!  The more liquid you add the thinner it gets, as well as the more ice, the thicker it gets. It can take practice and experimentation to find the perfect recipe for your shakes!

Speaking of recipes, here are just a few of my favorite recipes to try! And they are not just for shakes! Be sure to try the Double Chocolate Mug Cake to satisfy your sweet tooth! 
Samoas Girl Scout Cookie:
1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond or coconut milk 
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 tsp caramel extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract 
6-7 ice cubes 

Brownie Batter Shakeology: 
Chocolate (or Vegan Chocolate) Shakeology
½ frozen banana
¾ cup chocolate almond milk
½ -1 cup chilled coffee
¼ tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp peanut or almond butter
3 tbsp cocoa powder
dash of salt 
6-7 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!

Check out the Shakeology website for more information and to purchase Shakeology for yourself! To search hundreds of Shakeology recipes, click HERE.

Ways To Order Your Shakeology:

1 - Contact me for a sample of Shakeology . There are a variety of sample packs available. Choose the right one for you!

2 - You can sign up for Shakeology HD (home direct) which gives you discounted $2.00 shipping and automatically ships your Shakes to you each month. You can cancel at any time with no questions asked. There is also a 30 day money back bottom of the bag guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you can simply return the empty bag for a full refund, minus shipping.

3 - You can purchase Shakeology in bulk in a 30-serving bag or 24 individual serving sizes, both are the same price. With individual serving sizes in the packets, you can have a variety of flavor combinations. Ask me about how you can receive a complete Beachbody workout program to add to your fitness library for as little as $10 with your first bag of Shakeology, offered with the Challenge
Pack discount.

What do you get for your purchase of Shakeology HD?

Your first Shakeology order comes with a month's supply (30 or 24 servings) of shakeology. You will receive a calendar of 30 different ways to make each flavor. You receive discounted $2 shipping when you sign up for Home Direct with your purchase. You can cancel your home direct shipments at any time, modify your ship date and flavor, all right directly from your Team Beachbody account.

You will love the convenience of adding a nutrient-dense, completely balanced, super-foods meal to your daily routine and meals! 

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