Shakeology 101

It’s your daily dose of dense nutrition. It’s the world’s healthiest shake… it’s a super-food-packed protein shake. I drink it. I love it. I need it. Here is why!

BENEIMG_1646FITS: Reduce junk food cravings, increase your energy and feel healthier, improve your digestion/metabolism and regularity, provide your body with daily requirements of vitamins and nutrients, lose weight – especially if you replace a meal with Shakeology every day

It’s low calorie 130-160 calories a scoop depending on the flavor, and really nutrient dense. Making it a quick and awesome way to fill in the gaps! A perfect post-workout option to help increase muscle mass and promote recovery and soreness, as well as meal replacement!
WHAT’S IN IT? 6 main Nutrient Groups in Shakeology:
1. Protein and Amino Acids– Helps build lean muscles, improves skin and hair, supports optimal brain function, improves mood, and reduces cravings. Protein, chromium, and nutrient-dense calories from other superfoods in Shakeology work to help decrease your appetite. Chromium is important because it helps maintain blood-sugar levels, which reduces sugar cravings and promotes fat metabolism.
2. Antioxidants & Super-Fruits – Helps reduce oxidative damage from free radicals, decreases inflammation, promotes heart health and ideal blood pressure, supports joint health, and keeps your brain healthy. Ingredients: spinach, blue green algae, carrot powder, strawberry powder, pomegranate, acai berry, camu-camu, goji, and blueberry
3. Phytonutrients & Super-Greens – Helps alkalize the body and promote detoxification of the liver, kidneys, and blood to restore health and vitality. One of these, Kamut grass is an ingredient referred to as “nature’s most powerful detoxifier.” It has been known to cleanse the body and detoxify the cells to restore health and vitality.
4. Adaptogen Herbs – Helps protect the body from stress, supports the immune system, and balances the endocrine system. Shakeology contains maca root, an adaptogen herb known to promote endurance and stamina!
5. Prebiotics & Probiotics – Helps promote regularity, supports a balanced microflora environment (good bacteria) in the intestinal tract, and improves digestion.
6. Digestive Enzymes – Helps the body break down foods and increases absorption of nutrients. There are different enzymes like amylase, papain, cellulose, and lactase. These ingredients aid in breaking down food molecules into smaller molecules that can be properly digested, so all of the nutrients can be absorbed into your system!


What’s NOT IN IT? JUNK!  soy, gluten, caffeine, artificial colors or flavors
Video – Check out this funny and insightful video from P90X creator Tony Horton. He shares the value of drinking Shakeology, a health food shake. Then read my post about WHY we endorse Shakeology. This business is not about a shake, it’s about a way of life. But this multivitamin in a meal is an important tool we use. It’s an essential part of our business and life!
Shakeology myths –
#1 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is a protein shake.
Meaning just a shake that provides extra protein. “Protein shake” has become nearly an interchangeable term for ANY shake. But, all shakes are not created equal—especially ones that contain superfoods. Shakeology is a very nutrient-dense shake that can be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You’d have to eat a whole lot of fruits and vegetables to equal the nutrition in a single glass of Shakeology—and you probably couldn’t do it for less than 160 calories. Shakeology makes it very easy to cut your calories without substantially cutting down your daily volume of nutrients needed. Truth be told, the majority of people are WAY MORE nutrient deficient, than they are protein deficient. So why just stop at a protein shake?
#2 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is just a bunch of extracts, with no whole-food ingredients.
That’s not true. Whenever it’s possible and sustainable for the formula, the superfoods in Shakeology are preserved in their whole-food state to retain maximum nutrient value. It’s a very difficult process to use whole, plant-based ingredients so that the formula retains as much nutritional value as possible, but Shakeology has a whole team of scientists whose mission is to maximize the nutrition in every ingredient in Shakeology. Imagine trying to juice all those superfoods! Shakeology is way less expensive and a huge time-saver.
#3 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is expensive.
Most people will agree that they would spend an average of $3 to $7 on a HEALTHY nutritious meal. Most store-bought salads cost even more than that, and don’t contain nearly the dense concentration of nutrients. But on average, we can all agree healthy meals run between $3 and $7. Shakeology, at $4.33 per shake, comes in on the LOW END of average. (You can make Shakeology into a breakfast or lunch that you’d be buying anyway.) Not only are you spending less than you normally would, you’re also getting vital nutrients your body needs, that you just can’t get from your run-of-the-mill salad, plus the normal range of vitamins and minerals. So you can replace your VITAMINS, too. You may need a specific vitamin, based on your conditions, geography, or age—but in general, Shakeology will provide you with a solid base of your whole-food nutrients.
#4 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is only for weight loss.
Most shakes are marketed this way. Anything will induce weight loss if it’s low enough in calories. Just because you are drinking a shake, does not mean the fat will melt off. If you are not getting enough nutrients and calories you will actually inhibit your weight-loss efforts. Shakeology is about HEALTH. When you put the RIGHT nutrients in your body that it needs to develop, heal, recover, repair, and thrive, you may ultimately have MORE energy, LESS cravings, and FEEL better therefore you eat less and become more active. With Shakeology, weight loss becomes a BY-PRODUCT of dense nutrition. When was the last time you dieted and cut calories only to feel tired, grouchy, and had a ton of cravings? That is because you were nutrient deficient. What if you’re at your goal weight, or need to GAIN weight? Because Shakeology is about DENSE NUTRITION you can use it as your base and add clean calories to make it 300 calories or more. Not everyone needs to lose weight, but everyone needs to be healthier. Shakeology isn’t MAGIC. It’s just clean dense nutrition made SUPER easy for everyone at a very affordable price.

Interested in starting? Let’s set up a time to chat and talk about ordering a Shakeology along with a Beachbody program for a discounted price! Includes my FREE coaching and an online Accountability Group! Click here for Challenge Packs

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