Over the past 4-or-so years, I have searched high and low for a protein/health shake that both tastes good and doesn’t make me feel like crap. I’ve probably tried over a dozen different options (including whey protein, plant protein, pea protein, rice protein, sport energy shakes, vegan shakes, etc.) searching for something that gives me the benefits it promises but doesn’t taste chalky and sit like a brick in my stomach. I’m pretty sensitive to a few foods and pretty much all of the shakes I tried gave me one or a combination of the following: a tummy ache, a headache, a foggy brain, or (my least favourite) painful cramping and gas.
About a month ago, I tried Shakeology and it has completely changed my opinion around the whole protein, supplement, and dense nutrition shake conversation!
Before Shakeology, I had come to the conclusion that if I wanted to drink a “health” shake, that it had to taste chalky, have a fake flavour, or make me feel plain gross in order to gain any of the promised health benefits. So when I tried Shakeology for the first time, I had low expectations and figured it would just be another disappointment. — Boy was I WRONG!
I’ve tried the Vegan Chocolate Shakeology (because I have dairy and gluten sensitivities) and it is freakin’ DELICIOUS!! It tastes like a real chocolate milkshake when you just shake it up with cold water! But It’s even better when you pop it in the blender with some ice and a banana.
I’ve been drinking Shakeology daily for about a month now and it has already made such a difference to my overall health and feeling of wellness!
- I Feel More Energetic
- I’m having fewer sugar and junk food cravings
- I feel generally healthier and am in a better mood
- My skin has cleared up
- I snack less and feel full longer
- My digestion has improved and I’m feeling less crampy and gassy
- My hair and nails are growing faster and stronger
And that’s just after one month of the stuff! It will be interesting to see/feel the long-term benefits of Shakeology in a few months!
If you’ve had trouble finding a health shake that works for you, I recommend you give Shakeology a try. It’s simply delicious and has been so beneficial to my daily health.
My Favourite Shakeology Recipe (so far) is what I call the Chocolate Monkey.
In a blender or Magic Bullet blend the following and enjoy!
- Crushed ice
- Half a banana
- A scoop of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
- Almond milk or water to desired consistency
There are lots of Shakeology flavours to choose from including two Vegan Shakeology options. My coach recommended the chocolate vegan to me and I’m so happy with it. If you’re interested in giving it a go, there are Shakeology Super Sampler packs available as well as a Shakeology Vegan Taste Sampler. You’ll find the full list of Shakeology options here. If you have any questions, do leave a comment below and I’d be happy to answer them.
Have you tried Shakeology Yet?
What’s your favourite Shakeology recipe and what are some of the benefits you’ve gotten from it?